Local News
5:00 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

National FFA Convention Returning to Louisville

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The National FAA Convention is returning to Louisville for  three straight years after an eight year absence—and it's expected to bring with it huge economical and community benefits, Mayor Greg Fischer said.

“When it comes to groups we love to have in our city, the FFA is at the top of the list,” Fischer said. “Not only do they bring numbers, but they bring a tremendous excitement and enthusiasm.”

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Local News
4:48 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Indiana Ban on Deer Hunting Farms Rejected

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

A southern Indiana judge has thrown out the state's ban on enclosed deer hunting farms.

Harrison Circuit Judge John Evans ruled the Indiana Department of Natural Resources didn't have the authority in ban the deer farms when its former director, Kyle Hupfer, issued an emergency order doing so in 2005.

Evans issued a permanent injunction prohibiting enforcement of the DNR order. A preliminary injunction had barred it while the case was pending.

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Local News
4:05 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Uncle of Jessica Dishon Charged With Her 1999 Murder

Jessica Dishon

A Bullitt County grand jury has returned an indictment in the long-unsolved murder of a 17 year old Shepherdsville girl.

Jessica Dishon was last seen alive in the driveway of her family’s home in September of 1999.    Her body was found just over two weeks later.

A neighbor was originally charged with her death, but his case ended in a mistrial and the charges were later dropped.

A grand jury today charged the girl’s uncle, 55 year old Stanley Dishon, with kidnapping and murder.      Dishon was already jailed on sex charges.

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Arts and Humanities
3:51 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Object Permanence: Theatre [502] Closes Season with 'Auctioning the Ainsleys'

Cara Hicks and Leah Roberts as sisters Annalee and Avery in Theatre [502]'s production of Laura Schellhardt's "Auctioning the Ainsleys."
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Wise people say possessions can't make us happy. But in Laura Schellhardt's "Auctioning the Ainsleys," a dark comedy about a family of auctioneers who identify fiercely with the physical objects that surround them, stuff matters.

Directed by co-artistic director Amy Attaway, "Auctioning the Ainsleys" is the final production in Theatre [502]'s third mainstage season.

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Politics
2:38 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Marcia Seiler Appointed Acting Director of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission

Marcia Seiler
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Marcia Seiler will lead the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission while the agency's 16-member leadership panel seeks a permanent director.

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Politics
1:43 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Two Kentucky Lawmakers Highlight Government Shutdown's Effects on Kentucky Women

Mary Lou Marzian
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Kentucky state Reps. Joni Jenkins and Mary Lou Marzian are highlighting the effects of the federal government shutdown on women.

The two Democrats were in Washington, D.C., this week meeting with lawmakers and hope Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell will keep those adverse impacts in mind as potential negotiations begin.

"Certainly the furloughing of employees—half of those or more are going to be single females who are heads of families—and I don't know how many of your listeners can go without paycheck for a day, a week or possibly longer," said Jenkins, whose district covers parts of western Jefferson County. "That money not coming into our communities is going to trickle down to all sorts of businesses."

Beyond federal workers there is growing concern about social services that could be impacted.

Almost 9 million new mothers and young children rely on programs such as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children or WIC. But federal officials have warned funding for WIC could run out in the next week or so.

Observers expect the shutdown to last at least that long even as President Obama is inviting congressional leaders, including McConnell, to the White House Wednesday afternoon to possibly negotiate.

Marzian says the shutdown is a disaster for women on a number of fronts and low-income mothers in particular, adding the blame should be on Tea Party-backed Republicans in the House.

"It's going to really effect women being able to feed their families and pay their rent as these programs run out of money in the next weeks," she says. "But the Tea Party and these right-wing Republicans care nothing about women and children. They only care about themselves and pushing their agenda forward. However, they care about fetuses but once you’re here you’re on your own."

Last year, over 132,000 pregnant women and new mothers in Kentucky received nutrition assistance through WIC programs for their young children.

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All Tech Considered
1:10 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Your Digital Trail: Does The Fourth Amendment Protect Us?

The Bill of Rights as seen at The National Archives in Washington, D.C.
Courtesy of National Archives

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 7:56 pm

This is the third story in our four-part series examining your digital trail and who potentially has access to it. It was co-reported by G.W. Schulz from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Yesterday, we examined how data-tracking companies are monitoring your online behavior. Today we look at your Fourth Amendment rights.

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Daniel Zwerdling is a correspondent in NPR's Investigations Unit.

Food and Dining
11:54 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Derby Pie Maker, Claudia Sanders Dinner House End Trademark Dispute

Derby pie
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A chocolate-nut pie by any other name may be just as sweet, but it won't be a Derby Pie.

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Local News
11:54 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Up Front TV: Bluegrass Pipeline, NRDC President

It's Environment Week on Up Front. We discuss a potential natural gas liquids pipeline in KY with WFPL's Environment reporter Erica Peterson, followed by a chat with the President of the NRDC, Frances Beinecke

Up Front with Jonathan Bastian, Season 1, Episode 4 from WFPL News on Vimeo.

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