Arts and Humanities
2:22 pm
Sun October 6, 2013

REVIEW | Theatre [502] Bids High with 'Auctioning the Ainsleys'

Neill Robertson (Aiden Ainsley), Erica McClure (Amelia Ainsley) and Cara Hicks (Annalee Ainsley) in Theatre [502]'s production of Laura Schellhardt's "Auctioning the Ainsleys."
Credit Theatre [502]

Memories are woven into the things we hold onto — we don’t get souvenir from memory for nothing. How do some objects end up telling the story of a family and others put out with the trash? When we forget the story behind a thing, does it become just another useless trinket? Can we neutralize a memory’s power by destroying the stuff to which it clings?

Laura Schellhardt explores these questions and the lingering effects of guilt and resentment on adult children of a domineering father and emotionally-absent mother in “Auctioning the Ainsleys,” a play about a traumatized family of auction house professionals who can’t separate themselves or their stories from their stuff.

Directed by co-artistic director Amy Attaway, Theatre [502] closes its third season with a touching and darkly funny production. Strong work by a cast crackling with chemistry and an elegantly restrained production team ground Schellhardt's poetic script and its many magical moments in emotional realism. 

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Local News
9:00 am
Sun October 6, 2013

What We're Reading | 10.6.13


Each week, members of the WFPL News team spotlight interesting stories we've read and enjoyed, for your weekend reading pleasure:

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6:48 am
Sun October 6, 2013

What A Downed Black Hawk In Somalia Taught America

A U.S. UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flies over Somalia in September 1993, a month before the battle of Mogadishu.
Alexander Joe AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 9:44 am

This week marked the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, the deadliest firefight U.S. forces had faced since Vietnam.

The incident ultimately pushed the U.S. out of Somalia, leaving a safe haven for extremist groups.

It continues to impact U.S. foreign policy today, from the rise of Islamists to the nation's reaction when asked to send American troops into harm's way.

'Things Did Not Go Well'

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Author Interviews
6:43 am
Sun October 6, 2013

How Reddit Emerged From A Rejected (And Very Different) Idea

Originally published on Sat October 5, 2013 6:36 pm

Reddit calls itself "the front page of the Internet." The social news site and global discussion board has become increasingly popular since it launched in 2005. Topics range from politics and entertainment to animal videos and conspiracy theories. Many public figures have used Reddit to reach out to fans and supporters, and last year, President Obama used the site to answer voter questions live.

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6:35 am
Sun October 6, 2013

Public Opposition to Kentucky's New Education Science Standards Delays Process for Creating Tests

Credit Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons: University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Public opposition to Kentucky's new science standards has delayed the process for creating student tests tailored to the new material, a state education official says.

The Kentucky Department of Education now plans to delay testing (or assessments) on the Next Generation Science Standards until 2016, at least,  the official says.

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Local News
5:39 am
Sun October 6, 2013

Heavy Rains Cause Flooding, Evacuations, Road Closures in Louisville

Flooding caused by heavy rains overnight across the Louisville area has led to numerous road closures and some evacuations.

Most of the evacuations occurred in the Whispering Hill, Guardian Court, Rockliff and Peabody areas of southeastern Louisville, MetroSafe says.

A Red Cross shelter has been set up for the evacuees at Atherton High School. Overnight, Louisville Fire & Rescue had 12 rescue runs and 250 assist runs because of the rain, MetroSafe says.

Authorities caution against driving vehicles onto roadways covered in water.

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Local News
10:28 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

Flash Flood Warning Issued for Louisville for Sunday Morning

Credit National Weather Service

Louisville is under a flash flood warning early Sunday after torrential rain fell on the city.

The flash flood warning is in effect until 2 a.m.the National Weather Service said.

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Arts and Humanities
4:00 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

St. James Court Art Show Ends Prematurely

Credit Julie Wilkinson / St. James Court Art Show

The St. James Court Art Show—which last year drew more than 200,000 people over three days—ends prematurely at 5 p.m. Saturday, organizers announced on the fair's Facebook page.

The fair won't open at all on Sunday, the announcement said.

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Local News
3:26 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Overwhelm Temple Owls; UK Falls Short at South Carolina; IU Beats Penn State

Credit University of Louisville athletics

Teddy Bridgewater threw for 348 yards and two touchdowns to keep No. 7 Louisville undefeated with a 30-7 win over winless Temple on Saturday.

Bridgewater made it look easy against the overwhelmed Owls (0-5, 0-2 American Athletic Conference). He threw for 228 yards in the first half to help the Cardinals roll to a 24-0 lead.

The Cardinals (5-0, 1-0) lost a bid for their second straight shutout when Temple scored with 38 seconds left.

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The Two-Way
2:08 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

House Passes Bill Allowing Back Pay For Furloughed Workers

Furloughed federal workers demonstrate in Washington earlier this week. Hundreds of thousands of government employees can't work as long as the House of Representatives and Senate remain gridlocked.
Win McNamee Getty Images

Originally published on Sat October 5, 2013 3:58 pm

Federal workers who were furloughed by a government shutdown will receive back pay once they return to work, if a bill approved by the House of Representatives Saturday meets Senate approval. The White House has said it favors such a move.

The vote came after the U.S. government began the fifth day of a shutdown that has put 800,000 people out of work. The bill was approved without a vote against it. The Senate is expected to hold its own Saturday session that begins at midday.

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