The Salt
6:44 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Long Awaited Lab-Grown Burger Is Unveiled In London

Scientists say commercial production of cultured beef could begin within 10 to 20 years.
David Parry / PA Wire

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 5:04 pm

After three months, $330,000 and a high-profile media blitz, the world's first hamburger grown in a lab made its worldwide debut Monday.

The unveiling of "cultured beef," as the burger is branded, was a production worthy of the Food Network era, complete with chatty host, live-streamed video, hand-picked taste testers, a top London chef and an eager audience (made up mostly of journalists). Rarely has a single food gotten such star treatment.

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All Tech Considered
6:43 am
Tue August 6, 2013

In Bezos' Purchase Of 'Post,' Tech And Media Keep Melding

Jeff Bezos, a tech titan and Amazon founder, purchased a venerable newspaper, The Washington Post.
Richard Brain Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 11:46 am

The news spread with the speed of the Internet: The Washington Post, a newspaper that helped bring down a president, would be sold to Jeff Bezos, the tech titan who started Amazon.

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Local News
6:34 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Brownsboro Road Diet Won't Expand

Greg Fischer
Credit Gabe Bullard/WFPL

The Brownsboro Road Diet won't extend to Hillcrest Avenue.

Mayor Greg Fischer said on Monday that he didn't think the public input process for the possible expansion was given enough time. So it's not happening. 

The state was planning roadwork on Brownsboro and told the city that it would consider extending the diet—if Louisville wanted it, a new release said. In response, the city set up a public comment period last month that ended on Sunday.

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The Two-Way
5:21 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

'Washington Post' To Be Sold To Amazon's Jeff Bezos

View of the front page of the October 30, 2009 edition of The Washington Post.
Nicholas Kamm AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 10:03 am

The Washington Post Co. will sell its flagship newspaper and one of the most respected news organizations in the country to Amazon.com founder Jeffrey P. Bezos, the company announced in a press release. The Post has been a family-owned business for four generations.

Amazon, the company said, will play no role in the purchase. Bezos is making the purchase personally.

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Environment
5:12 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Conway Says If Necessary, He'll Sue to Make Sure Feds Clean up Contamination at Paducah Plant

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Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says he wants to make sure the federal government honors its obligations to clean up the contaminated Paducah Gaseous Diffusion plant.

The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant has been a uranium enrichment plant for more than 60 years. It’s also a federal Superfund site, thanks to the contamination from said enrichment. And now, the plant’s operator has announced plans to begin shutting the site down.

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Local News
4:50 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Kentucky Seat Belt Usage Rose in 2012

Wikipedia

Seat belt usage across Kentucky is gradually increasing.  The percentage of people buckling-up went up one-and-a-half percent in 2012.    Adult seat belt usage was around 85 percent, and about 97 percent of children wore seat belts. 

Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Director Bill Bell says some motorists still worry about being trapped by a seat belt in a sinking car.

Environment
3:42 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

LG&E Fined $65,000 for Odor Problems at Cane Run Power Plant

Erica Peterson WFPL

Louisville Gas and Electric is facing a $65,000 fine for alleged violations at the company’s Cane Run Power Plant. This is the latest of several Notice of Violations the company has received for problems at the plant in the past two years.

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Local News
3:13 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Former Auburn Star Michael Dyer Joins Louisville Cardinals Football

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University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong says he wants to give running back Michael Dyer an opportunity to turn around his troubled past by allowing the former Auburn star to join the Cardinals this season.

Michael Dyer was the Most Valuable Player of the 2011 national championship game but eventually left Auburn after he was suspended for violating team rules.      Dyer has acknowledged he was using marijuana at the time.

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Environment
2:34 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

New EPA Tool Estimates Potential for Renewable Energy on Kentucky's Contaminated Land

The Environmental Protection Agency says there's significant potential for renewable energy projects on contaminated land in Kentucky.

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All Tech Considered
1:18 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

The Effort To Write Laws For Your Digital Life After Death

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Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 2:21 pm

Time was when the belongings you left behind after death were tangible — furniture, jewelry, letters — and financial property, which hundreds of years of experience have taught executors how to handle. Today, some of the most valuable keys to our lives and identities exist digitally, and are technically owned by companies like Google or Facebook.

For the digital assets stored on shared servers in the cloud, legal systems have yet to catch up to help decide who controls your data when you're dead. And uniform laws around control of these assets could help.

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