6:40 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Alimony Till Death Do Us Part? Nay, Say Some Ex-Spouses

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 8:30 am

Alimony dates back centuries. The original idea was that once married, a man is responsible for a woman till death. But that notion has shifted in recent decades, as more women have jobs and their own money. Now, a number of states are considering laws to end lifetime alimony.

During his two-decade marriage, Tom Leustek's wife earned a Ph.D. and landed a job that paid as much as his. He's a college professor in New Jersey.

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Arts and Humanities
4:00 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Concert-ed Effort: A Le Petomane Musical Retrospective

Gregory Maupin, Kyle Ware and Abigail Bailey Maupin in "5 Things" (magic baby pool in background).
Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble

Le Petomane sang a hymn to a magic baby pool in “5 Things,” their love letter show to music, films and books. In “A Derby Carol,” they submitted a request in song for Louisville to hang a banner in honor of native son Ned Beatty. 

The ensemble will perform these numbers and other audience favorites in “Concert-ed Effort,” an evening of Le Petomane original songs Friday and Saturday at The Bard’s Town

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Local News
3:18 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Services Held to Honor Fallen, Current Veterans

Rick Howlett

Ceremonies were held across the region on this Memorial Day to honor those who gave their lives during military service and current troops stationed around the world.

More than 400 people turned for a commemoration at Fort Knox.

The ceremony at the military post paid tribute to late Pfc. David P. Nash. Nash was a native Kentuckian who grew up in Whitesville and a Medal of Honor recipient.

While serving in Vietnam in 1968, Nash rolled onto an exploding grenade, sacrificing himself and saving the lives of three fellow soldiers.

2:00 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Kentucky Center Scales Back Plans for Green Roof

A rendering of the Kentucky Center's green roof.
Joseph & Joseph Architects

The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts has revised its plans for the building’s green roof.

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12:14 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Garment Industry Follows Threads Of Immigration Overhaul

A man views merchandise at an American Apparel store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Calif., on April 24, 2012. Each year, the company makes more than 40 million articles of clothing out of its L.A.-area factory.
Reed Saxon AP

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 9:31 am

In Los Angeles, the business of fashion is big. The apparel business employs as many as 45,000 workers in L.A. County, many of them immigrants.

Consequently, the garment industry is worried about the outcome of the immigration debate and watching closely to see what happens.

'You Don't Have Another Choice'

One of the heavyweights is American Apparel, which makes more than 40 million articles of clothing each year out of its factory near downtown L.A.

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12:00 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Group Attacks Jefferson County Teachers Union Ahead Of Contract Negotations

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday and Superintendent Donna Hargens address the community earlier this year.
Credit Devin Katayama

A group has launched a campaign against the Jefferson County Teachers Association ahead of contract negotiations that are expected to begin June 3.

Kids First Louisville organizers say the teachers union contract proposal impedes changes that could improve student outcomes. They echo Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday, who told JCPS it needs to address the apparent issues the union contract creates, or be in further jeopardy of state sanctions. 

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Arts and Humanities
10:00 am
Mon May 27, 2013

REVIEW | A Campy Evening with Lillian Baxter

John Vessels as Lillian Baxter.

What happens to Hollywood's C-list when they fall farther down the alphabet? Every wannabe and has-been was once an aspiring star. The original one-man comedy-musical-memoir revue “An Evening with Lillian Baxter” explores the life and longings of a woman who never lost touch with her glamorous (and not-so-glamorous) past. 

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The Two-Way
6:49 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Report Raises Questions About New Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann, formerly of U of L

Julie Hermann talks to the media after being introduced as Rutgers University athletic director on May 15, 2013 in Piscataway, New Jersey.
Rich Schultz Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 27, 2013 11:58 am

Struggling to emerge from the shadow of Mike Rice — the men's basketball coach fired after video showed him assaulting his players — Rutgers hired Julie Hermann, a new athletic director the school hopes would make things better.

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Local News
6:00 am
Mon May 27, 2013

After Issues in 2012, Kentucky State Fair Considers Plans for Better Parking

Credit Creative Commons

After issues with automated gates in 2012, the Kentucky State Fair Board is working on a plan to ease traffic congestion into the 2013 state fair.

In 2011, automated parking gates were installed with the intention of getting fair-goers into the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center faster.

They didn’t. The automated machines took too long to accept bills, and sometimes patrons had to insert bills multiple times. Traffic began to congest at gates.

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Local News
1:05 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Officials Launching 'Keep South Louisville Weird' Effort

The Louisville Independent Business Alliance and Metro Government officials are planning a series of events and programs designed to encourage the growth of locally-owned, independent businesses in south Louisville.

Alliance director Jennifer Rubenstein says people often associate independent businesses with the Highlands or Frankfort Avenue, but they’re in all areas of town, with many in south Louisville.

A “Keep South Louisville Weird” kickoff event will be held Wednesday at 5:30pm at Khalil’s on Dixie Highway in Valley Station.