Military Officers Talk to Public About Afghanistan Efforts

by Devin Katayama May 28, 2012

Military officers who served in Afghanistan will address Louisville-area residents this Wednesday on the challenges faced while fighting in the past few years. Major Ryan O’Connell, Major Tim Payment and Lt. Colonel Ryan Janovic all served in Afghanistan at various times between 2009 and 2011. The U.S. is scheduled to withdraw troops in 2014, but […]

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Alltech Announces Prize for Best Eastern Kentucky Economic Development Plan

by Erica Peterson May 28, 2012

Eastern Kentucky, like much of Appalachia, is beset by high poverty and high unemployment, and the limited investment in the area from the state hasn’t changed the situation. But a new contest offers an award to the university that can create a plan to redesign economic development in Appalachia. The contest is sponsored by Alltech, […]

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Strange and Beautiful Ghosts: Tania James’ ‘Aerogrammes’

by Erin Keane May 28, 2012

Two Indian wrestling champions become business and political pawns in “Lion and Panther in London.” A young man looks for hints about his father’s death in handwriting samples in “The Scriptological Review: A Last Letter from the Editor.” A woman applies to be matched with a dead man in “Girl Marries Ghost.” Author Tania James’ […]

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Courier-Journal Publisher Discusses New Online Paywall and Content Strategy

by Gabe Bullard May 28, 2012

Courier-Journal publisher Wesley Jackson is in an odd position. He’s essentially the connection between a local institution (the paper) and a giant national corporation (C-J parent company Gannett) during an emotional and dramatic time for both. With revenue waning and on orders from Gannett, the Courier will soon start charging visitors to its website who […]

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Lugar Not Campaigning for Mourdock

by admin May 28, 2012

After a brutal primary contest, U.S. Sen Dick Lugar, R-In., told CBS News he doesn’t plan on helping Republican Richard Mourdock in the general election. “For the time being, I don’t plan an active campaign,” Lugar said Sunday. From Face The Nation: Mourdock faces Democratic Congressman Joe Donnelly in the fall.

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Influx of Insects Could Cause Problems for Tulip Poplars This Summer

by Erica Peterson May 28, 2012

An old pest is causing new problems in the Ohio River Valley. The tulip scale insect has always preyed on tulip poplar trees, but the past two years of mild winters mean there’s a much higher population than usual. The tulip scale insect attaches to twigs on tulip poplar trees, sucks sap out of the […]

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Kentucky State Parks Begins Energy Retrofit of Nine Western Kentucky Parks

by Erica Peterson May 28, 2012

Kentucky’s state parks system is two months into a major energy savings project at nine of its parks. The project is part of Governor Steve Beshear’s Initiative for Smart Government, which is designed to reduce government waste. Kentucky  State Parks began its energy savings initiative by focusing on energy consumption in nine of the resort […]

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21C, Flyover Film Festival to Screen Documentary on Performance Artist Abramovic

by Erin Keane May 28, 2012

When filmmaker Jeff Dupre met legendary performance artist Marina Abramovic at a dinner party a year before her groundbreaking career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, he had a vague idea of who she was (the artist who once walked the Great Wall of China) and a healthy dose of skepticism about performance art. […]

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Blackwell Says Southwest Regional Library Bond Makes Sense in Latest Budget

by Gabe Bullard May 28, 2012

City lawmakers from southwest Louisville are praising Mayor Greg Fischer’s decision to fund construction of the Southwest Regional Library in his latest city budget proposal. The $9.5 million bond for the library is the largest expenditure in the mayor’s capital budget and the only proposed bond. It follow’s up a $500,000 allocation the mayor made […]

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U of L Researchers Using Grant To Develop Spinal Cord Treatment

by Rick Howlett May 28, 2012

Researchers at the University of Louisville say a $6.3 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust will allow them to develop new technology toward the goal of helping paralyzed people walk again. U of L Professor of Neurological Surgery Dr. Susan Harkema’s team and researchers elsewhere are getting promising results using electrical stimulation on the […]

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