Local News
2:26 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Here Is A Video of the Louisville Clock In Action

The Louisville Clock has been installed in Theater Square. Crews are testing it out for the next few weeks to make sure everything is functioning properly. Here is one of the tests:

Local News
1:18 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

YMCA, Grasshoppers Distribution Discuss Fresh Produce in Portland

Parkway Food Market is one of seven Healthy in a Hurry locations.

YMCA of Greater Louisville is continuing to lead efforts to bring fresh produce to areas of the city that lack food options.

A report released this week by the  Partnership for a Fit Kentucky features 17 projects around the commonwealth that are models for fighting obesity.

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Politics
12:49 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Coats Calls Out Obama's New Immigration Policy

U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-In., says President Obama is overstepping his authority by halting the deportation of young immigrants.

On Friday, the president ordered his administration to stop the expulsion of immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, which bypasses Congress and implements parts of the DREAM Act. The policy change takes effect immediately and gives younger immigrants immunity and the ability to apply for work permits as long as they have no criminal history and meet other criteria.

Coats says the decision grants amnesty to illegal immigrants and was made to benefit the president's re-election campaign.

From Sen. Coats' office:

"The Obama administration’s announcement today is an obvious political move five months before Americans decide if the president deserves a second term. This new immigration policy effectively grants amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants. The administration is overstepping its authority and bypassing Congress to implement the goals of the proposed DREAM Act. Unfortunately, this move – ignoring the Constitution and legislating through federal bureaucrats – has become standard operation under this president.

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Politics
12:32 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Coats Calls Out Obama's New Immigration Policy

U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-In., says President Obama is overstepping his authority by halting the deportation of young immigrants.

On Friday, the president ordered his administration to stop expulsion of immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, which bypasses Congress and implements parts of the DREAM Act. The policy change takes effect immediately and gives younger immigrants immunity and the ability to apply for work permits as long as they have no criminal history and meet other criteria.

Coats says the decision grants amnesty to illegal immigrants and was made to benefit the president's re-election campaign.

From Sen. Coats' office:

"The Obama administration’s announcement today is an obvious political move five months before Americans decide if the president deserves a second term. This new immigration policy effectively grants amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants. The administration is overstepping its authority and bypassing Congress to implement the goals of the proposed DREAM Act. Unfortunately, this move – ignoring the Constitution and legislating through federal bureaucrats – has become standard operation under this president.

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Environment
11:54 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Air Quality Alerts Issued for Friday and Saturday

The Louisville Air Pollution Control District has issued an air quality alert for Friday and Saturday. Ozone levels are forecasted to be high, and unhealthy for sensitive groups including the elderly, the young, and anyone with heart or lung ailments.

These are the sixth and seventh alerts issued this year. The alerts are predictions, and so far, the air has not exceeded health standards on any alert days. However, yesterdaythere was no alert, and ozone levels did reach an unhealthy level for sensitive groups. It was the first time that happened this year.

Politics
10:54 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Court of Appeals Sends Instant Racing Back to Circuit Court

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has overturned a ruling that would've allowed instant racing at horse tracks in Kentucky. 

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The Two-Way
10:48 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Deportations Of Law-Abiding, Younger Illegal Immigrants To Stop

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 4:56 pm

The Obama administration announced today that it will stop deporting younger illegal immigrants who came to the country as children and have no criminal history.

"It is not immunity; it is not amnesty. It is an exercise of discretion," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said during a press briefing.

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Local News
10:43 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Court of Appeals Says Family Foundation Must Be Allowed to Weigh In on Instant Racing

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has overturned a judge's ruling allowing race tracks to allow betting on historic horse racing.

Environment
6:09 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Volunteers From Six States Expected to Participate in River Cleanup Tomorrow

Volunteers from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Illinois will gather along the banks of the Ohio River tomorrow for a concentrated effort to clean the river.

This is the 23rd annual Ohio River Sweep, and more than 15,000 volunteers from six states are expected to participate. The event is organized by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, and locally by the Metropolitan Sewer District.

There are six Louisville-area locations where volunteers will be gathering debris from the banks of the river from 9:00 a.m. to noon tomorrow. The sites are:

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Environment
8:46 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

EPA Has Few Answers for Residents at Black Leaf Community Meeting

The sign on the fence surrounding the former Black Leaf Chemical site in Park Hill.
Erica Peterson WFPL

Many of the people living near the former Black Leaf Chemical site in Louisville’s Park Hill neighborhood now know their yards are contaminated. But they want to know what the health risks are and whether the federal government will clean up their property. They got few answers at a meeting tonight.

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