Local News
9:21 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Cards End Skid With Victory Over Pitt

In college basketball, the Louisville Cards snapped a three-game losing streak with a 64-61 win over Pittsburgh tonight at the KFC Yum Center.

U of L was without two players for the game.

Wayne Blackshear sprained his right shoulder during practice Sunday and is expected to be sidelined for what the team calls “a short time.”

Guard Kevin Ware has been suspended indefinitely for an unspecified reason.

Earlier today, the Cards fell to number 12 in the latest Associated Press men’s college basketball poll and are ranked 13th in the new USA Today coaches poll.

Politics
6:29 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

City Departments Hope Gun Owners Will Use Common Sense

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Louisville Metro Government departments are urging gun owners to use common sense now that firearms are allowed in city-owned buildings.

The General Assembly passed a state law forbidding cities from enacting stricter gun laws than the state in 2012, and the Metro Council changed its definition of deadly weapons last week as a result.

Under the new provisions taking effect this month, residents are allowed to openly carry a firearm in Metro facilities such as the mayor’s office and City Hall, as well as libraries, parks and the Louisville Zoo.

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All Tech Considered
5:31 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

E-Readers Track How We Read, But Is The Data Useful To Authors?

Data gleaned from e-readers gives writers a new kind of feedback to take into consideration — or ignore.
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Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 6:23 pm

Reading always seemed to be the most private of acts: just you and your imagination immersed in another world. But now, if you happen to be curled up with an e-reader, you're not alone.

Data is being collected about your reading habits. That information belongs to the companies that sell e-readers, like Amazon or Barnes & Noble. And they can share — or sell — that information if they like. One official at Barnes & Noble has said sharing that data with publishers might "help authors create even better books."

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Lynn Neary is an NPR arts correspondent and a frequent guest host often heard on Morning Edition and Weekend Edition.

In her role on the Arts desk, Neary reports on an industry in transition as publishing moves into the digital age. As she covers books and publishing, she relishes the opportunity to interview many of her favorite authors from Barbara Kingsolver to Ian McEwan.

Local News
4:57 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Louisville-Based Boy Scouts Council: No Changes Yet in Policy on Only Gay Scouts, Leaders

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The Boy Scouts of America may lift a nationwide ban on gay members, but the scout's Lincoln Heritage Council — which covers Louisville — stresses that no final decision has been made.

NBC News broke the story on Monday. This summer, the national Scouts organization reaffirmed their stance prohibiting openly gay scouts or scout leaders.

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Local News
4:33 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Officials: Thousands Lost Cash in Kentucky-Based Scheme

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LEXINGTON, Ky.  — Tens of thousands of people in the United States and abroad may have lost millions in what federal and state officials are calling a classic pyramid scheme being run by a Kentucky-based company.

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway said Monday the state and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission are investigating Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing of Lexington. The company charged fees to consumers in exchange for allowing them to sell consumer goods such as satellite television service.

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Business
4:20 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Sets Attendance Mark

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For the first time, attendance along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail broke the half-million mark last year.

The 509,000 people who stopped at seven distilleries represent a 15 percent increase over 2011.  Kentucky Bourbon Trail Experience Director Adam Johnson adds many of those visitors ate at local restaurants and slept in nearby hotels.

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The Two-Way
4:08 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Boy Scouts Considering Lifting Ban On Gay Scouts, Leaders

In Mississippi last month, scouts took part in a flag retirement ceremony.
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Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 6:35 pm

The Boy Scouts of America are considering lifting a national ban on gay scouts and leaders, the organizations spokesman announced.

USA Today reports:

"If this policy shift is approved by the national board meeting at their scheduled meeting next week, it will be a sharp reversal of the Scouts' decade's old national policy banning homosexuals.

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Local News
3:35 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Kentucky Hemp Commission Supports Senate Bill; James Comer Responds to Critics

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The Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission threw its support Monday behind a senate bill that would, among other things, establish a licensing procedure for growers of industrial hemp should the federal government allow for it.

This comes as the director of the Kentucky Narcotics Officers' Association argued against steps toward legalizing industrial hemp, citing concerns that hemp would overwhelm state drug-testing labs.

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Local News
3:23 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Cards Drop in Polls; Blackshear, Ware Out for Pitt Game

The Louisville Cardinals have fallen to number 12 in the latest Associated Press men’s college basketball poll and are ranked 13th in the new USA Today coaches poll.

The Cards have lost three straight games since their first-ever regular season number one ranking two weeks ago.

Michigan took the top spot in the new AP poll; Kansas is number one in the coaches poll.  Indiana is ranked third in both surveys.

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