Local News
2:48 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Kentucky Kingdom in the Lurch; MCO Landscape Changing; College Sports: Today on Byline

Here's what we covered in this edition of Byline:

At the top - LEO Weekly’s Joe Sonka joins us to talk about his cover story on Kentucky Kingdom, the amusement park that has been shuttered for three years now.

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Local news
12:41 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

College Football: U of L vs USF, UK-Georgia, IU at Navy

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After three straight road games, the University of Louisville football team returns to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Saturday.

The 14th ranked Cards take on South Florida, which has struggled to a 2-4 record this season. Coach Charlie Strong’s team is 6-0 and coming off a 45-35 win at Pittsburgh last weekend, but Strong says there’s still plenty of room for improvement, especially on the defensive side of the ball.

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Education
11:31 am
Fri October 19, 2012

JCPS Board Candidate and Jeffersonville Principal Put On Paid Leave

A Greater Clark County Schools principal who is also running for Jefferson County’s school board has been placed on administrative leave.

An email was sent to the media Thursday evening (below) saying James Sexton was not in the office but that no disciplinary action had been taken against him. The school district has not explained why he was put on leave.

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Deceptive Cadence
11:14 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Indianapolis Symphony Returns, Seattle May Strike And Philly Reboots

After a contentious labor duspute, the Indianapolis Symphony returns to the stage this weekend.
Thomas J. Russo Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Originally published on Thu October 25, 2012 9:57 am

  • Symphony returns in Indianapolis: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra musicians, who had been locked out since Sept. 10, came to a two-stage agreement with the Indianapolis Symphony Society, which runs the orchestra. The first of the new contracts is a bridge agreement that keeps the orchestra running until Feb.
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Tom Huizenga is a music producer, reporter and blogger for NPR Music. He hosts NPR's classical music blog Deceptive Cadence.

A regular contributor of stories about classical music on NPR's news programs, Huizenga regularly introduces intriguing new classical CDs to listeners on the weekend version of All Things Considered. He contributes to NPR Music's "Song of the Day."

Education
6:53 am
Fri October 19, 2012

UNIQUE: A Ride With Retiring JCPS Bus Driver, Terri Evans

As part of our occasional series Unique, we're taking in-depth looks at the stories of students, families and faculty in Jefferson County Public Schools this schools year.

Today, we're visiting with a veteran bus driver Terri Evans who is just weeks away from retirement.

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Local News
4:48 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Stan Curtis Court Appearance Delayed

Photo from KET

The founder of USA Harvest is now scheduled to appear in federal court on Nov. 28 to change his not guilty plea.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin ordered Stan Curtis to appear in court that day for arraignment and change of plea to charges that he took nearly $200,000 from the Louisville-based charity he founded.

Curtis is charged with money laundering, mail fraud and filing a false tax return. He is accused of taking nearly $200,000 from USA Harvest and charging more than $350,000 to the charity for travel, entertainment and meals.

Politics
4:40 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Handful of GOP House Candidates Ask David Williams To Not Use Pension Loophole

A group of GOP House candidates are encouraging one Republican leader to take a bold stance on a pension issue.

Republicans Chris Hightower, Jason Crockett, Lynn Bechler, Bryan Lutz and Matt Lockett are all in competitive races for the state House this election cycle.

The candidates want Senate President David Williams to retire, rather than resign, if he is selected and accepts a judgeship in his home county.

Arts and Humanities
4:12 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Dance Theatre of Harlem Company Reborn, Launches New Tour in Louisville

Company member Ashley Murphy
Rachel Neville Dance Theatre of Harlem

After an eight-year hiatus, the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company is back on the road, and its first stop is Louisville.

Founded in New York City in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell, Dance Theatre of Harlem is a rigorous ballet training program with an internationally-acclaimed professional dance company committed to racial diversity in ballet. The organization struggled financially in the years after September 11, 2001, and suspended its company in 2004. 

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The Two-Way
3:57 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Second Federal Court Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act

Edith Windsor, whose case led to an appeals court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act.
Shannon Stapleton Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 5:57 pm

The Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional because it discriminates against same-sex couples, a second federal appeals court has ruled.

NPR's Joel Rose reports that it took the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York less than a month to come to its decision. As he tells our Newscast Desk:

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