Keg of Nails

Local News
4:40 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Cardinals, Bearcats to Battle Thursday for Keg of Nails

University of Louisville

A college football rivalry that dates back to 1929 will come to at least a temporary halt after Thursday's battle between the Louisville Cardinals and Cincinnati Bearcats.

This will be the 53rd meeting for possession of the Keg of Nails trophy and both teams’ regular season finale.    The Bearcats hold the series lead, 30-21-1, but the Cards won last year in overtime.

U of L moves to a new conference next season, so the future of the series is uncertain.

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Strange Fruit
10:00 am
Sat November 10, 2012

Strange Fruit: LGBTQ Election Victories; Big Brother's Wil Heuser

Doc and Jai pose with Wil Heuser in the WFPL studio

This week's election has been widely regarded as a victory for LGBTQ rights. Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin will become the first openly-gay U.S. Senator, and several state passed ballot initiatives legalizing same-sex marriage. This week, we spoke with Constitutional Law Professor Sam Marcosson from UofL's Brandeis School of Law, to find out what the implications of the results could be, and whether we will ever see marriage equality in the Commonwealth.

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Politics
2:04 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Obama Says He's 'Open To Compromise,' But Solutions Must Be 'Balanced'

Vice President Biden looks on as President Obama speaks at the White House.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Originally published on Fri November 9, 2012 2:08 pm

The post-election negotiations over taxes, the economy and the so-called fiscal cliff moved into a new phase this afternoon when President Obama stepped up to a microphone at the White House to lay out his latest thoughts about what needs to be done.

In many ways, this words were echoes from the hard-fought campaign.

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Politics
6:18 am
Fri November 9, 2012

For Religious Conservatives, Election Was A 'Disaster'

Attendees pray during The Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit on Sept. 14 in Washington, D.C.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 4:13 pm

Many religious conservatives thought this might be the year of an evangelical comeback, when voters would throw President Obama out because of his support of same-sex marriage and abortion, and his health plan's birth control mandate. It didn't work out that way.

"I think this was an evangelical disaster," says Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

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Shots - Health News
11:24 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Obamacare Is Here To Stay, But In What Form?

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signs a bill in June 2011 to pave the way for a health insurance exchange in the state.
Ed Andrieski AP

Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 10:46 am

President Obama's re-election and the retention of a Democratic majority in the Senate means the likelihood of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act has receded.

So what now?

"The law is here and we should at this point expect it to still be here Jan. 1, 2014," says Alan Weil, executive director of the nonpartisan National Academy for State Health Policy.

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Environment
6:08 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

In His Second Term, How Will Obama Approach Fossil Fuels?

The smokestacks at LG&E's coal-fired Cane Run power plant.
Erica Peterson WFPL

For the past four years, officials in Kentucky’s coal industry have fought President Obama’s steps to further regulate emissions from coal plants and pollution from coal mining. Now that the president has won re-election, they wonder if anything will change in a second term.

President Obama’s administration has put into motion numerous regulations that affect the coal industry. But many of these aren’t actually in effect yet…they’re still moving through the rule making process, or are tied up in court.

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Politics
7:00 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Republicans Pick Up Seats in Kentucky House, Fall Short of Majority

Overall, Tuesday provided a great night for Kentucky Republicans, who narrowed their minority Kentucky House of Representatives.

But the GOP fell well short of their goal of winning 10 seats and taking control of the state House. 

Even though they remain the minority, GOP spokesman Joe Burgan says his party has reason to celebrate.

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Politics
11:38 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

John Yarmuth Cruises to Victory

U.S. Congress

Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth has won re-election by 30 percentage points over Republican challenger Brooks Wicker in the Third Congressional District race.

Wicker had struggled throughout the race to raise money for the campaign and didn’t run any TV ads. The race was never considered close, and observers argue the wide margin this year makes Yarmuth tougher to beat in future elections.

Yarmuth says he hopes the message of the race is that he listens to constituents but is able to explain how policies in Washington affect their lives.

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Politics
7:01 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Election 2012 | What Happened In Kentucky, Indiana on Election Night

Joseph Lord

Update 12:09 a.m.: Here's a rundown of what happened tonight, with updated stories.

Democratic Indiana Rep. Joe Donnelly was elected to the U.S. Senate. 

Meanwhile, Republican Mike Pence will be Indiana's next governor.

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Politics
4:16 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Paul Says Some Senate Races Tough to Pick

U.S. Senate

Republicans in the U.S. Senate are just as anxious to know the outcome of their races as they are for the White House. A Senate takeover is highly important to conservatives who want to repeal the federal health care law. U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky says it's tough to predict tonight's results.

"We've got three or four that we're trying to hang on to and we've got three or four more that we could win. I think it's truly an election where you could go to bed tonight and wake up and still not know, and in the end you could be surprised," he said.

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