Education
4:33 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Program Offers Free Stuff to Help Prepare Louisville's Rising Kindergarteners

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Families are being encouraged to take advantage of the Louisville’s 8th annual Kindergarten Countdown program this summer, which will include more ways the region’s youngest incoming students can prepare themselves for school.

Kindergarten Countdown is a way to get parents and students comfortable and thinking about school early. According to screeners, around one-third of Jefferson County Public Schools students are school-ready when they enter kindergarten.

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Arts and Humanities
4:06 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Women's Theatre Company Explores Family Life, Out Loud

Su Crocker and Susan McNeese Lynch in rehearsal for "Motherhood Out Loud."
Eve Theatre Company

Designed to celebrate family while shattering traditional notions of parenthood, “Motherhood Out Loud” is the second production by Eve Theatre Company, a new Louisville stage production company whose mission is to explore the human experience from a female perspective.

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Environment
3:24 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

McConnell's Bill to Block Fishing Barriers Near Dams Becomes Law

U.S. Senate

President Barack Obama has signed a bill championed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from restricting access to dams on the Cumberland River.

As I reported last month, the Army Corps proposed blocking access to the dams for safety reasons.

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Local News
2:39 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

U of L Baseball Team Returning to NCAA Super Regionals

For just the third time in school history, the University of Louisville baseball team has reached the NCAA super regionals.

The Cards swept their three regional games last weekend before more than 4,000 fans at Jim Patterson Stadium to advance to the next stage and a chance to go to the College World Series.

It’s U of L’s first super regional appearance since 2009.  

Coach Dan McConnell calls it the reward for a having a great season.

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Local News
12:11 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Danville's Pioneer Playhouse Kicking Off 64th Season

Pioneer Playhouse

Kentucky’s oldest outdoor theater will begin its 64th season this weekend. 

Pioneer Playhouse of Danville brings in actors from New York, Los Angeles and other cities to spend the summer in central Kentucky.    It's alumni include John Travolta, Lee Majors and Jim Varney. 

Managing Director Heather Henson says the theater built by her late father Col.  Eben Henson, and her mother, Charlotte, has grown a supportive audience over the years.

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Environment
12:10 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Watch: How Air Pollution Affects Your Lungs

Here in Louisville, we talk a lot about air pollution and the related health effects. We're entering ozone season, and if last year is any indication, there will be some days where pollution levels are so high, residents are encouraged to stay indoors. But for those of us without medical degrees, it's hard to actually picture how pollution is affecting our lungs, and how bad the air in any given place actually is.

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The Two-Way
10:35 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Supreme Court Upholds Warrantless Collection Of DNA

The U.S. Supreme Court building
Zhang Jun Xinhua/Landov

Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 4:24 pm

By a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a Maryland law that allows police to collect DNA, without first getting a warrant, from persons who are arrested.

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The Two-Way
10:24 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dies

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., in October 2012.
Jason Kempin Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 11:07 am

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg died early Monday, his office says in a statement sent to reporters.

He was 89. According to the statement, the Democratic senator "passed away due to complications from viral pneumonia at 4:02 a.m. today at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell."

As the senator's office adds, Lautenberg was "the last remaining World War II veteran serving in the Senate."

He announced in February that he would not be seeking a sixth term in the Senate.

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Business
10:02 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Dunkin' Donuts Adding Glazed Doughnut Sandwich to Menu

Credit dunkindonuts.com

NEW YORK — Even as fast-food chains tout their healthy offerings, they're also coming up with fatty new treats to keep customers interested. Case in point: Dunkin' Donuts is adding a doughnut breakfast sandwich to its national menu next week.

The sandwich, which comes with fried eggs and bacon between a split glazed doughnut, will become a part of the permanent menu starting June 7, which the chain claims is "National Donut Day."

Dunkin' Donuts had tested the sandwich in select stores in eastern Massachusetts in April, creating considerable buzz online.

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Local News
8:30 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Milton-Madison Bridge Replacement Entering Final Stages

miltonmadisonbridge.com

Construction of a new Ohio River bridge linking Milton, Ky., and Madison, Ind., is entering its final stages.

Andrea Clifford with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says starting today or tomorrow, traffic will be rerouted onto the new bridge, which is being built on temporary piers alongside the old span.

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