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Thu April 18, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence, Rand Paul Among Time's 'Most Influential'

Jennifer Lawrence
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Time magazine has issued its 100 "most influential people in the world" with two Kentuckians on the list.

Actress Jennifer Lawrence—an Academy Award winner and star of The Hunger Games franchise—is listed among influential artists, alongside Steven Spielberg, Frank Ocean and Jimmy Fallon. Though she now lives in California, Lawrence was born and raised in Louisville and her family is still in town. (And she was recently spotted at a Louisville coffeeshop.)

Jodie Foster, who directed Lawrence in The Beaver,  wrote this of Lawrence in Time:

You’ll remember where you were when you first felt it, how you were stuck to one spot like a small animal considering its end. The Jennifer Lawrence Stare. It cuts a searing swath in your gut. A reckoning. 

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, who lives in Bowling Green, was listed among influential politicians.

Rand Paul
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Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, wrote this of Paul:

Senator Rand Paul is a voice of reason awakening the public to what must be done to restore our prosperity and preserve the blessings of liberty for future generations.

Paul is mulling a 2016 presidential bid.

You can see Time's full list here.