Local News
2:30 pm
Sat March 30, 2013

UK Reaches Elite Eight in Women's NCAA Tournament

For the third time in four years, the Kentucky Wildcats have advanced to the Elite Eight round of the women’s NCAA basketball tournament.

Second-seeded UK defeated number six seed Delaware 69-62 today in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

The Wildcats will face top-seeded Connecticut Monday for a trip to the Final Four.

Jennifer O’Neill led Kentucky with 19 points;  A’dia Mathies added 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.

Local News
12:26 pm
Sat March 30, 2013

Report: WKU Moving to Conference USA

Conference USA is returning in all sports to Kentucky.

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will begin playing in 2014 in Conference USA, the league the Louisville Cardinals were an inaugural member but left in 2005 for the Big East, the Bowling Green Daily News reports.

WKU has been a member of the Sun Belt Conference since 1982. 

The Daily News reports that the decision could be announced as early as Monday. 

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Strange Fruit
10:00 am
Sat March 30, 2013

Strange Fruit: SCOTUS Takes on Marriage Equality; Filmmaker Byron Hurt on 'Soul Food Junkies'

  

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two marriage equality cases. The Prop 8 case is a constitutional challenge to California's ban on same-sex marriage. The justices seem divided on the issue and there are even hints the case could get thrown out on standing. Tuesday's arguments brought us gems like whether gay marriage is newer than cell phones, whether it's harmful to children, and whether couples older than 55 should be able to marry even if they can't procreate.

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The Two-Way
8:33 am
Sat March 30, 2013

The Slipper Didn't Fit: Elite 8 March On Without Cinderella

Scottie Wilbekin, No. 5 of the Florida Gators, passes the ball out between Sherwood Brown (No. 25) and Chase Fieler (No. 20) of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles on Friday in the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Texas.
Ronald Martinez Getty Images

Originally published on Mon April 1, 2013 7:32 am

The "darlings" of the NCAA men's basketball tournament are "now no more," as CBS Sports reports. Florida Gulf Coast lost to University of Florida, 50-62.

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Local News
9:45 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Louisville Cards Advance to NCAA Elite Eight

Russ Smith matched his career high with 31 points to lead three Cardinals in double figures, and top-seeded Louisville overcame its toughest test yet in a 77-69 victory over Oregon on Friday night in the men's NCAA tournament.

Kevin Ware added 11 and Gorgui Dieng had 10 points and nine rebounds for Louisville, which has now won 13 straight.

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Local News
3:56 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Louisville Schedules Public Forum to Discuss Abandoned, Vacant Properties

Louisville officials will hold the first monthly public forum in April to discuss the city’s vacant and abandoned property issues at which time they'll show the community its new system designed to track data.

The city has been developing a data system called VAPStat (Vacant and Abandoned Properties Statistics)--like the city's LouieStat system that tracks other city data--that will assess how Metro Government is addressing the city’s vacant and abandoned properties.

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Local News
3:44 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Byline | Frankfort Acts; Who Will Run Against McConnell?; Day Cares Cited and More

Here are the topics covered this hour on Byline (full audio available below):

At the top - Five members of the Louisville Metro Council announced they will begin proceedings to remove Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin from office over ethics violations. We discuss the latest with WFPL’s Phillip M. Bailey and Devin Katayama.

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Local News
3:29 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Pitino 'Having a Blast' as Cards Resume Tournament Run

WFPL file photo/Rick Howlett

The Louisville Cardinals will try to keep their Final Four hopes alive tonight with a victory over Oregon in the men’s NCAA tournament.

Top-seeded U of L will take on the Ducks in a Midwest Region semifinal in Indianapolis.

Last year, coach Rick Pitino led the Cards to their first Final Four appearance in seven years, losing to Kentucky in the national semifinal. If U of L gets by Oregon, the Cards will face either Duke or Michigan State for a shot at their second straight Final Four berth.

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Arts and Humanities
3:25 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Music Of My Soul: 'Memphis' Tour Comes to Town

Bryan Fenkart (Huey) and Felicia Boswell (Felicia) in the national tour of "Memphis."
Paul Kolnik

The national tour of the acclaimed Broadway musical “Memphis” stops in Louisville next week. It's the story of radio DJ Huey Calhoun, who becomes a sensation in 1950s Memphis for playing Black musicians on mainstream (white) commercial radio. 

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The Two-Way
2:55 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

New Gas Rules Aim To Clean Up Car Emissions

The new rules' would reduce harmful emissions, the EPA says.
David Paul Morris Getty Images

Originally published on Fri March 29, 2013 2:23 pm

  • NPR's Richard Harris reports

Calling them "sensible standards for cars and gasoline that will significantly reduce harmful pollution, prevent thousands of premature deaths and illnesses [and lead to] efficiency improvements in the cars and trucks we drive," the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed national rules to reduce the amount of sulfur in gasoline.

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