Arts and Humanities
8:00 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Jersey Boys: Four Great Film Moments with the Four Seasons

Broadway in Louisville brings the hugely popular musical "Jersey Boys" back to the Kentucky Center today for a two-week run. "Jersey Boys" tells the entertaining true story of how four blue-collar kids became Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Their iconic hit singles—written by Bob Gaudio and produced by Bob Crewe—emit an instant retro signal. But they're also pretty timeless, so they work really well in film soundtracks.

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Local News
7:00 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Eve Vigil to Address Hunger in Community

Religious leaders and others from across the Louisville area will hold their annual Hunger Walk and vigil on Wednesday evening.

The event marks the anniversary of the death of Bobby Ellis. The nine year old died of starvation at his west Louisville home in 1969.

Interfaith Paths to Peace Executive Director Terry Taylor says the tragedy led to the creation of the Dare To Care Food Bank and other anti-hunger initiatives in the community.

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Local News
4:45 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Louisville's 2012 Healthy Hometown Grant Recipients Announced

American Business Club (AMBUCS) received a $3,000 grant to support the AmTryke Program.

Mayor Greg Fischer has announced the recipient of Louisville’s 2012 Healthy Hometown grants. 

The grant program has been around for eight years. This year 13 organizations will receive a total of $35,000, which is a slight drop from the year before.

The grants are between $1,000 to $3,000 and will be used for a range of programs and services that all promote healthy lifestyles.

Here are the winners:

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Politics
4:35 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Beshear, Others to Launch Campaign Against Smurfs (the Drug Kind)

There's nothing magical about Kentucky's smurfs, state leaders say.

Gov. Steve Beshear and State Sen. Robert Stivers -- a contender for senate president --  will help unveil an "anti-smurfing" campaign with the CHPA today. The campaign will include signs that pharmacies have the option to display, warning people to not buy pseudeoephedrine products to sell to others who want to make meth.

In drug culture, a "smurf" is someone who buys pseudoephedrine for someone else with the intent it will be used for meth.

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Education
4:15 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Gov. Beshear Supports Prichard Committee's Parent Institutes

Credit Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons user Hidrafil

Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday he’ll make a concerted effort to support the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership offered by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.

Prichard has hosted the program for several years, educating and mentoring hundreds of parents to become involved in their child’s education.

At its inception on the late 1990s the organization offered up to six institutes, but it was being supported by national foundations, said Prichard Committee’s Bev Raimondo who helped create the parent institutes.

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The Two-Way
4:05 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

5 Reasons Why The Israeli-Palestinian Fighting Is Different This Time

The Israelis and Palestinians have clashed repeatedly over the Gaza Strip, but the recent upheavals in the Middle East have changed the dynamics this time. Here, a Palestinian woman is helped after being injured in an Israeli strike in Gaza City on Monday.
Bernat Armangue AP

Originally published on Sun November 25, 2012 9:49 am

This round of Israeli-Palestinian fighting may seem almost identical to all the battles that came before. After all, the Israelis and Palestinians waged an intense fight over the Gaza Strip just four years ago, in December 2008 and January 2009.

But since then, the Arab Spring and its aftermath have radically altered the dynamics of the Middle East. Here are several reasons to look at this clash from a different perspective:

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Local News
4:04 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Former Fire Chief Gets 41 Month Prison Sentence In Crusade for Children Case

The former chief of the McMahan Fire Department has been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for embezzling nearly $200,000 from the Crusade for Children charity and the fire district.

Fifty-five year old Paul Barth pleaded guilty in June to mail fraud, money laundering and other charges.

Prosecutors say Barth, who was also chairman of the Crusade’s board of directors, directed charity funds donated through the fire department to his personal bank account, with some of the money used for vacations and expenses related to his Corvette car collection.

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Local News
3:18 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Cards Preparing for Home Finale vs UConn; Strong Comments on UT Vacancy, Realignment

After a week off, the University of Louisville football team returns to action this Saturday.

The Cards will host Connecticut in their last home game of the season.

U of L is coming off a disappointing loss at Syracuse, the first defeat of the season, but coach Charlie Strong believes his players have put it behind them.

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Politics
2:44 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Who Runs Against McConnell in 2014? Not Judd or Grimes, Stumbo Says

To date, the chatter over who'll challenge U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014 has centered around actress/activist Ashley Judd.

And, if not Judd, then Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky secretary of state.

A top Kentucky Democrat is saying that McConnell's Democratic challenger will be neither of the women.

In a recent interview, House Speaker Greg Stumbo said Judd's candidacy would face an obstacle from her position against mountaintop removal coal mining. In fact, he said her name shouldn't even be in discussion.

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Politics
1:28 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Jane Driskell Appointed Kentucky Budget Director

Jane Driskell

A new person is joning the Beshear administration to tend to the state's budget, but she's familiar face to Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson in his last government role as mayor of Metro Louisville.

Gov. Steve Beshear has hired a new state budget director with nearly three decades of government service so far.

Jane Driskell has served in various government roles over 27 years, including a stint as chief financial officer for Louisville Metro government.

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