Local News
3:50 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Report: Eleven Staffers in Commonwealth's Attorney's Office Won't Be Retained

Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney-elect Tom Wine

The incoming Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney is planning some personnel changes in the office.

Tom Wine has informed 11 people who worked under his predecessor — including five prosecutors — that they will not be retained, according to the Courier-Journal.

Wine will take over as commonwealth's attorney in January, replacing the retiring Dave Stengel.

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Local News
3:04 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Earthquake Stronger Than Saturday's Possible in Kentucky

Saturday’s earthquake in southeast Kentucky may have some residents worried about the potential for a stronger quake. 

While considered  light, Saturday’s 4.3 earthquake  centered near Whitesburg, could be felt in Lexington and Cincinnati.  Compare that to the 6.0 quake that hit Virginia last year, damaging structures in Washington D-C.  

Such a strong quake here cannot be ruled out, Kentucky Geological Survey Geologic Hazards Director Zehnming Wang said.

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Local News
2:53 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Yum Center Projects Higher Profits, Olympic Trials Bid

Credit File photo

Officials are projecting higher earnings than expected for the KFC Yum! Center through June of next year and have also announced their intention to bid next month to host the 2016 Olympic swim trials.

Los Angeles-based AEG took over management of the KFC Yum! Center from the Kentucky State Fair Board this year. AEG was charged with bringing in $1 million in profit this fiscal year and booking at least 20 events, according to marketing manager Sandra Kendall.

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Local News
2:03 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

College Football: Cards Drop in Rankings; Perry Out for Season

The University of Louisville football team has dropped out of the top ten in the national rankings following the Cards 45-26 loss at Syracuse Saturday, their first defeat of the season.

U of L fell from 9th to 20th in the AP poll and from 10th to 18th in the USA Today/coaches poll.

The Cards also dropped from 9th to 19th in the BCS standings used to determine college football’s national champion and top-tier bowl match-ups.

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Education
2:02 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

U of L Hosts Technology Leadership Program, JCPS Participates

Hundreds of students from around Kentucky will be at the University of Louisville’s Swain Activities Center Tuesday for the 2012 Student Technology Leadership Program.

STLP was launched in 1994 and the regional competition has been held at U of L for over a decade. Students will show ways they’re using technology in leadership roles to serve their communities.

“You can really get a sense of how in touch with technology kids are today,” said Stephen Swan, a term instructor with instructional technology at U of L’s College of Education.

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Arts and Humanities
1:14 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

REVIEW | Ralphie's Last Stand: Actors Theatre Opens Final Run of "A Christmas Story"

Steele Whitney, Jessica Wortham, Justin R. G. Holcomb and Gabe Weible in A Christmas Story.
Alan Simons Actors Theatre of Louisville

Given the sheer numbers every Christmas movie is up against, it's a wonder any of them end up in the holiday canon. We know and love "It's a Wonderful Life" and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," and it seems as though "Love, Actually" has inched its way into new holiday classic territory, but what of "The Star Wars Holiday Special" or, indeed, most of the fourth quarter content on the Hallmark Channel? There's a lot of noise to cut through, but if a holiday movie makes it to the top with "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" and "Miracle on 34th Street," it stays there. 

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Environment
1:09 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Work to Resume Tuesday to Drain Chemicals at Derailment Site

Louisville Metro

Crews working at the site of a train derailment in southwestern Jefferson County plan to drain hazardous chemicals from the tankers on Tuesday.

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Business
1:07 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

John Schnatter: Papa John's Franchisees May Cut Hours Because of Obamacare

John Schnatter, founder and chief executive of Louisville-based Papa John's, said last week that some of the company's franchisees were likely to reduce employees' hours to avoid offering health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

"That's probably what's going to happen," Schnatter told college students on Wednesday in Naples, Fla., according the Naples Daily News. "It's common sense. That's what I call lose-lose."

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As WFPL's arts and humanities reporter, Erin Keane reports on the issues, trends, people and events that impact Louisville's arts landscape.

Every artist also develops a craft—those deliberate and perfected techniques and methods used to write a novel, shoot a film, create a sculpture or become a character on stage. 

On ArtCraft, you'll find reviews of plays, books and arts experiences, as well as the latest news and commentary on Louisville's arts landscape and a thoughtful exploration of how and why a particular piece of art works (or doesn't). 

Education
12:12 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning

Chinese schoolchildren during lessons at a classroom in Hefei, east China's Anhui province, in 2010.
STR AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu November 15, 2012 2:17 pm

In 1979, when Jim Stigler was still a graduate student at the University of Michigan, he went to Japan to research teaching methods and found himself sitting in the back row of a crowded fourth-grade math class.

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