Education
11:23 am
Wed May 15, 2013

In-State Tuition Agreement Means More Cash, Students for Indiana Colleges

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Following up with yesterday's story on the reciprocity agreement between Indiana and Kentucky, the Council on Postsecondary Education has provided estimated gross tuition comparisons for how the two states fare in the agreement.

A reciprocity agreement allows students living closer to an out-of-state institution a chance to attend that school for the in-state student cost. Colleges and universities can choose whether to participate in Kentucky.

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Local News
10:35 am
Wed May 15, 2013

U of L's Julie Hermann to Become Rutgers Athletic Director

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A person familiar with the decision says Rutgers has hired Julie Hermann from the University of Louisville to be its new athletic director.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school was still working on an official announcement.

The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., first reported the hire.

Hermann has been the Cardinals' senior associate athletic director and senior woman administrator.

She becomes the third female athletic director at a school among the 124 playing at college football's top tier.

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Education
9:24 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Eastern Kentucky School District Considers Arming Principals

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MCKEE, Ky. — An eastern Kentucky school district is considering a proposal to deputize and arm principals for added safety.

WYMT-TV reported that Jackson County Public Schools released a statement saying officials are reviewing the proposal, consulting with the district's attorney and its insurance carrier.

The suggestion came last month from Jackson County Sheriff Denny Payman, who said he could train and deputize principals. He says if an intruder entered a school, he and his deputies couldn't get there before somebody got hurt.

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Local News
6:56 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Here Are Several Events Coming Up for the Dalai Lama's Visit to Louisville

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In anticipation for the Dalai Lama's visit next week, Louisville is offering several events centered around compassion.

Here are several events open to the public  throughout the next week. (Some require tickets.) And here are several more events hosted by the Festival of Faiths, Louisville's annual event celebrating religious diversity.

Friday—Ali Center Screens ‘Kundun’

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The Two-Way
6:55 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Justice Department To Open Probe Of IRS's Actions

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 8:17 am

Attorney Gen. Eric Holder has ordered the Justice Department to open an investigation into whether any laws were broken when the Internal Revenue Service singled out some conservative groups for extra scrutiny, he told reporters Tuesday.

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Local News
11:10 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Courier-Journal Publisher Wesley Jackson on the Newspaper's Digital Present, Future

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Wesley Jackson has been publisher of The Courier-Journal for 13 months. 

In that time, several veteran newsroom staffers left with buyouts and the newspaper has launched a digital strategy paired with a move to paid subscriptions for a website that for years had been free.

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Local News
5:40 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

NTSB Issues Findings in Eggners Ferry Bridge Crash

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  The National Transportation Safety Board says the January 2012 allision between the cargo ship the Delta Mariner and the Eggners Ferry Bridge resulted from poor bridge span lighting and crew inattention to available navigational tools. The ship sheared off a 300 foot span of the bridge. No one was injured. 

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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

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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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