Education
5:08 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

After Christian Group Meeting, JCPS Principals Reminded to Remain 'Neutral' on Religion

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Jefferson County Public School Superintendent Donna Hargens sent a memo to all principals reminding them that district employees must remain neutral when discussing religion in school.

Last week, the group Louisville Area Christian Educators, or LACES, held an evening meeting at a district facility where a JCPS principal reportedly discussed ways religion could be introduced to students. Some have raised concerns with the group’s use of a public school facility to deliver their message.

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Local News
5:05 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Preservation Louisville's New List of Endangered Properties, Successes

File photo by Rick Howlett

Shotgun houses and vacant and abandoned properties are at the top of this year’s ten most Endangered Historic Places list, compiled by Preservation Louisville.    

The group says many of the signature shotgun-style homes in Louisville’s older neighborhoods are in distress, as are other, vacant houses with historic significance.

Also on the endangered list is the Colonial Gardens building in south Louisville, the city’s corner storefronts and Lampton Baptist Church on South Fourth Street.

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Local News
4:50 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Documentary Recalls Grief, Healing From Carroll Co. Bus Crash

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 Today marks the 25th anniversary of the deadliest drunk driving crash in U.S. history.  It happened  in Carroll County, Kentucky.    

A bus carrying 67 members of a Radcliff church group and their friends home from an amusement park outing in Ohio was struck head-on by a pickup traveling in the wrong direction on I-71.   Twenty-seven people were killed in the fiery crash, most of them children. 

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Education
4:30 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Kentuckians Use In-State Tuition Agreement More Than Hoosiers

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More Kentucky students attend Indiana colleges and universities where they can get in-state tuition than the other way around.

Kentucky and Indiana officials have announced that they're extending the agreement that allows students to pay in-state tuition at certain colleges and universities across the Ohio River. The extension was approved by the two states' higher education agencies as its expiration date approached this summer.

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Environment
3:59 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Lees Lane Landfill Soil Testing Shows Contamination, But Source and Scope Still Unknown

A sign on the Lees Lane Landfill warns trespassers the site may be dangerous.
Erica Peterson WFPL

New soil sampling at the Lees Lane Landfill shows there’s still some contamination at the site, but further testing is needed to determine whether the heavy metals and toxic chemicals found in the tests originated at the landfill. 

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Local News
3:47 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Listen | Panel in Louisville to Explore Status of U.S.-Korean Relations

Troy Stangarone
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With enduring tensions between North and South Korea, the World Affairs Councils of America and the Korea Economic Institute will host a panel discussion Wednesday in Louisville on U.S.-Korea relations.

The panelists will be:

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Politics
2:57 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

As IRS Scandal Endures, Kentucky Tea Party Activist Split on Mitch McConnell

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As the scandal surrounding the targeting of tea party groups by the IRS continues, some Kentucky tea party activists are upset with Senator Mitch McConnell's role in the process—even as the state party is asking them to support him.

In Kentucky, only the statewide 9/12 project has come forward to acknowledge that they were targeted and that they were rejecting the IRS' apology on the matter.

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Local News
2:20 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

NTSB to States: Drop Drunk Driving Threshold to .05 Blood Alcohol Content

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WASHINGTON — Federal accident investigators recommended Tuesday that states cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half, matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries.

The National Transportation Safety Board said states should shrink the standard from the current .08 blood alcohol content to .05 as part of a series of recommendations aimed at reducing alcohol-related highway deaths.

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Arts and Humanities
1:59 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Frazier Museum Exhibit Explores Natural History, Science, Folklore Behind Mythic Creatures

There's more to the unicorn exhibit than this dramatic sculpture.
Erin Keane WFPL News

There’s no scientific proof that the elusive Bigfoot exists. The fearsome Chupacabra (a cryptid known in Puerto Rico and Mexico as a small livestock vampire of sorts) doesn't belong to an identifiable genus or species. And yet, tales of unclassified creatures have endured across cultures and throughout history. 

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The Salt
1:33 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Maybe It's Time To Swap Burgers For Bugs, Says U.N.

A vendor sells edible insects at Talad Thai market on the outskirts of Bangkok. The most popular method of preparation is to deep-fry crickets in oil and then sprinkle them with lemongrass slivers and chilis.
NARONG SANGNAK EPA /Landov

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 5:49 pm

Yes, we talk a lot about eating bugs here at The Salt. We know, because some of you have complained about it.

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