Fri December 7, 2012
Strong Stays; Bridge Toll Suits; Ag Outlook; Local Trumpeters in Lincoln Movie: Today on Byline
Here's what is covered in this edition of Byline:
At the top - It was a week of speculation and drama about head University of Louisville football coach, Charlie Strong. We talk with Courier-Journal sports writer C.L. Brown about Coach Strong's decision to turn down the Tennessee football coaching job and stay at U of L.
8:30 - Local government and other officials in southern Indiana are putting aside funds to mount a legal challenge to tolls for the Ohio River Bridges Project. WFPL's Devin Katayama brings us up to speed on the latest in the story.
13:30 - Earlier this year, Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen released a report that criticized Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw’s handling of charitable funds and other practices in her office. Hosclaw defended those practices at the time, but the matter was brought up again this week by Hosclaw herself, who alleges there may have been some political motivation behind the audit. WFPL's Phillip Bailey explores the story.
20:15 - Kentucky agricultural economists say despite the drought and other challenges this year, farmers are bringing in record receipts. That news, and additional details about industrial hemp in Kentucky, were discussed at the annual meeting of the Kentucky Farm Bureau. KPR's Kenny Colston, who has covered the meetings, droped by to explain, as well as discuss other state news involving Mitch McConnell, Ashley Judd, and Gov. Steve Beshear.
31:10 - According to reports filed with the U.S. Treasury Department, Kentucky and Indiana have spent just a fraction of some $371 million they received from the federal government to help laid off homeowners with their mortgage payments. Chris Otts of the Courier-Journal discusses some of the reasons for the low participation, and how people can get help.
36:30 - In our arts segment, WFPL's Erin Keane is joined by two cast members from the new film Lincoln. Don Johnson and Micheal Tunnell played period brass instruments while portraying members of the U.S. Marine Band in the film.