State of the News 10/28/11

We hit the ground running with our weekly news round up with a breaking story of a mining accident in Ohio County.  At airtime it was known two men were trapped in the surface mine; since then Erica Peterson brought the sad news that the men unfortunately had died. Gabe Bullard brought us up to date again on the ongoing woes of the Louisville Orchestra and the Kentucky Opera.  Ford is investing 1.2 billion dollars in local plant facilities, which will result in thousands of new jobs, and Devin Katayama fleshed out that story. Phillip Bailey spent some time discussing the suspension of Metro Parks director Mike Heitz after he was observed driving a city-owned vehicle while intoxicated. Gabe Bullard discussed some highlights of the hospital merger forums that have taken place around town. Erica Peterson supplied details on the new emergency notification system for metro Louisville being launched this week, and Devin Katayama had the latest updates on the redistricting process.

We moved on to analysis of Kentucky elections and politics in segment two with WFPL’s Phillip Bailey and cn|2‘s Kenny Colston.  Later, LEO Weekly’s Joe Tsonka and Phillip Bailey discussed food truck culture and the revised city oversight of them.

Finally, Courier-Journal writer Laura Ungar visited to discuss the latest installment in her extended coverage of the serious prescription drug abuse problem in Kentucky, and the Florida supply pipeline.

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