Kennedy Bridge Lanes to Close for Roadwork

by admin May 29, 2012

Repairs on the Kennedy Bridge will cause lane closures this week. Crews are replacing bearings on the span, and work near the Kentucky shore will require traffic to be limited to one lane in each direction overnight Tuesday and Wednesday. Lanes will close at 9 pm and reopen at 5 am. Ramp closures will continue […]

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MSHA Releases Report Into Death of Two Killed in 2011 Ohio County Mine Accident

by Erica Peterson May 29, 2012

Last year, 21 coal miners died in mining accidents, and eight of them were in Kentucky. I’ve reported on many of these deaths on our website and on the air, but most only after the fact. Two of these mine deaths—the deaths of 47-year-old Darrel Alan Winstead and Samual Joe Lindsey, 23—in a roof fall […]

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Roads Closed Due to Trees, Flooding Across Louisville

by Erica Peterson May 29, 2012

UPDATE 12:37pm: Louisville Water Company spokeswoman Kelley Dearing Smith says the company has no reported water main breaks in its system. Morning rain and flooding have closed streets across Louisville. According to MetroSafe spokeswoman Jody Johnson, a water main break near the University of Louisville has exacerbated the flood conditions. The break is at Cardinal […]

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U of L Student Housing Damaged From Lighting Strike

by Devin Katayama May 29, 2012

Following this morning’s storms, the Province, a privately owned and operated student housing complex, caught fire from a lighting strike, according to U of L officials. The fire damaged up to 24 single bedroom units, displacing the students who live there. Twelve units were severely damaged, said U of L spokesman Mark Hebert. The school […]

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Flash Flood Warning Declared for Jefferson County, Southern Indiana

by Erica Peterson May 29, 2012

UPDATE 11:07am: The National Weather Service has revised its flash flood warning; it’s only in effect until 11:30am. UPDATE 10:22am: Flooding at the University of Louisville prompted the cancellation of classes until 11:00am. Officials say they’ll decide soon about classes for the rest of the day. UPDATE 9:40am: The National Weather Service has extended the […]

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Lawmakers Differ on Mayor Ignoring Cuts to Council Discretionary Funds

by admin May 29, 2012

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will give up his discretionary account to help fill the budget deficit next year, but the Metro Council is split on whether to follow suit. Each council member is given a total of $205,000 to spend annually, with $75,000 in their Neighborhood Development Fund in addition to a $100,000 Capital Infrastructure […]

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Severe Weather Warning Issued for Louisville Area

by Devin Katayama May 29, 2012

Updated: 8:43 am The National Weather Service says heavy rain and lighting will continue until 10 am this morning. A flash flood warning has also been issued for the region.

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Edelen Says He’ll Audit Private Medicaid Operators This Year

by Kenny Colston May 29, 2012

After months of mounting problems, State Auditor Adam Edelen says he will launch a full investigation intoKentucky’s statewide Medicaid Managed Care system. Edelen created a Medicaid task force in February after taking a first look at the managed care system. He also gave recommendations to managed care companies, health care providers and the state on […]

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Looking for Lilith Celebrates 10 Years with Motherhood Play

by Erin Keane May 29, 2012

Louisville’s Looking for Lilith Theatre Company celebrates a decade of productions with a staged reading of a new play, “Becoming Mothers,” and a revue of old favorites titled “10 Years, 7 Stories.” The shows open Thursday and run in repertory at The Bard’s Town through June 10. Looking for Lilith is a feminist theater ensemble […]

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Indiana Begins Gathering Input for Raw Milk Study

by Rick Howlett May 28, 2012

Indiana officials begin gathering online input this week for a study on the sale of raw milk. The information will be turned to the 2013 General Assembly. Current Indiana law prohibits the sale of milk that has not been pasteurized. But its proponents say raw milk from pasture-fed animals contains beneficial nutrients depleted by the […]

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