Food and Dining
11:38 am
Fri April 4, 2014

How Do Kentucky's Dry Counties Benefit From Alcohol Sales?

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Did you know that Kentucky’s dry counties benefit financially from alcohol sales throughout the state? For more than 30 years, most of the taxes collected on alcohol sales, no matter where they originate, have gone into the state’s General Fund for statewide use. And while more than 30 percent of Kentucky’s counties don’t contribute alcohol sales tax to the General Fund, they still have access to that money.

Wet or Dry Is Not Cut and Dry

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Local News
7:59 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Heavy Rains, Floods Cause Travel Problems, Affect School Schedules

Heavy rains overnight have caused flooding and scattered road closures, many of them in southern Indiana, where officials have been clearing several mudslides.

New Albany-Floyd County Schools are operating on a two-hour delay today and West Clark Community Schools are closed.

Motorists are urged to use caution and not drive into standing water.

Flash flood warnings and watches remain in effect this morning for parts of the region

Rain is expected to clear out of the Louisville area later today, followed by cooler temperatures.

Politics
5:44 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Republican Donors Set to Benefit Most from SCOTUS Removing Overall Campaign Gift Limits

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Republican donors are set to be the chief beneficiaries of a Supreme Court ruling that eliminates overall campaign contribution limits.

The justices sided with the plaintiff, Alabama businessman Shaun McCutcheon, in a 5-4 decision that ruled government regulations on aggregate donations violate a donor's free speech rights.

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Local News
4:55 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Cocktail Conference To Bring Mix of Brains, Booze to Downtown Louisville

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  Cocktail  enthusiasts  from across the country will be in Louisville this week to celebrate the history and science of mixed beverages.

Cocktail Culture: A Conference aims to bring together authors, historians and academics to discuss the presence of alcohol throughout history in film, literature and culture.

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Local News
4:15 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Calipari Trying to Keep Wildcats Hungry for Title Run

The Kentucky Wildcats are in Arlington, Texas to prepare for their showdown with Wisconsin in the men’s NCAA Final Four.         

Kentucky defeated Kansas State, Wichita State, Louisville and Michigan to reach the national semifinals, a path that coach John Calipari compared to a minefield.

"And now my whole mission is to make sure we’re not satisfied.   That this team is still striving," Calipari said Thursday at a joint press conference with Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan. 

The Badgers are making their first Final Four appearance since 2000.

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Local News
11:53 am
Thu April 3, 2014

June Trial Date Set for Former U of L Official Charged With Stealing $2.8 Million

A June 3 trial date has been set for the former executive director of University of Louisville's Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine.

Perry Chadwick Vaughn is accused of stealing $2.8 million in patient payments and other funds over a six-year period.

The 36 year old Vaughn was indicted by a federal grand jury in Louisville on Wednesday. He also is accused of failing to report $2.4 million in income and laundering money through luxury vehicles, real estate, luxury vacations and a $9,000 necklace.

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Local News
11:13 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Young People Dissatisfied With Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's Plan to Curb Downtown Violence

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The city's response to violent outbreaks in the downtown Louisville area is drawing criticism from some in the teenage community.

Last week, Mayor Greg Fischer announced more than 20 security cameras would be added to the Waterfront Park area and that Metro Police presence would be boosted.

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Politics
8:30 am
Thu April 3, 2014

As Kentucky Enrollees Rise Don't Expect Alison Lundergan Grimes to Embrace Health Care Law

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes of Kentucky
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Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes isn't likely to embrace the Affordable Care Act even as Kentucky is being heralded for a high volume of enrollees.

Earlier this week, Gov. Steve Beshear's office announced over 370,000 people have signed up thus far.

That includes over a quarter of a million Kentuckians who will be insured for the first time ever thanks to the law.

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Politics
8:00 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Rupp Arena Gets $1.5 Million in Kentucky State Budget

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FRANKFORT—The budget Kentucky lawmakers approved this week will give 1.5 million dollars to a costly renovation of the University of Kentucky’s Rupp Arena.

The money would be used to finance architects' and engineering fees and other planning costs for the $310 million project.

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The Two-Way
7:53 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Shooting At Fort Hood Leaves 4 Dead, 16 Injured

Lucy Hamlin and her husband, Spc. Timothy Hamlin, wait for permission to re-enter the Fort Hood military post, following a shooting there Wednesday.
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Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 7:37 am

This post has news through 11:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday. For updates since then, click here.

A gunman opened fire on the military post of Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday, killing three and injuring 16, before putting the gun to his head and killing himself, Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley said at a televised news conference.

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