Louisville

Regional
7:57 am
Tue August 28, 2012

More Repairs Needed on I-65 Bridge over Ohio River

Kentucky transportation officials say there's more work needed on the Interstate 65 bridge over the Ohio River between Louisville and southern Indiana. The Courier-Journal reports that two more repairs are needed, including fixing a possible crack that may be expanding.

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Regional
7:53 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Replicas of Columbus Ships Headed to Kentucky

Replicas of two of Christopher Columbus' ships during his first voyage to the New World will be docking in Louisville. The Pinta and Nina replicas will arrive Tuesday. Public tours will start the next day.

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Politics
2:26 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Yarmuth Says Democrats Could've Better Sold Health Care Law

Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville says his party dropped the ball on promoting the Affordable Care Act. Yarmuth is one of the few public officials in Kentucky who has supported the health care law, and he actively defends it from criticism. But he says his fellow Democrats could have done a better job explaining the legislation.

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Business
8:33 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Famous Kentucky Philanthropist, Business Leader Dies

Owsley Brown Frazier suffered from poor health late in this life.

One of Kentucky’s most famous philanthropists has died in Louisville. Owsley Brown Frazier was 77. Frazier was the great-grandson of the distiller who founded Brown-Forman Corp., whose brands include Woodford Reserve, Jack Daniels, and Old Forester.

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Regional
7:59 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Concerns About VA Hospital Layout to be Heard in Jefferson County

A meeting is set for Wednesday night in Louisville to hear concerns or input about the design of the new Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center to be built starting in 2014.

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Regional
1:15 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Report: Day Care Van in Jefferson County Had Too Many Children Aboard

A state investigation into a deadly van crash involving a Louisville day care found that the vehicle was overloaded. The Courier-Journal cited an inspection report filed by the inspector general of the Cabinet for Health and Family Service in reporting that Heavenly Angels Childcare Center was carrying 16 people when it crashed on June 12, killing an adult monitor on board.

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Health
2:02 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Lack of State and Local Funding Leads to Cuts at One of Kentucky's Largest Hospitals

The financially struggling University Hospital in Louisville is cutting services that will save the facility about $2.5 million a year. The Courier-Journal reports that the hospital will close its sleep center in November, halt open-heart surgeries and limit non-emergency outpatient services for people who don't have insurance.

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Regional
8:58 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Feds Give the OK to Financing Plans for Louisville-Indiana Bridges Project

This is an artist's vision of what the new Ohio River bridges would look like.

The Federal Highway Administration has approved financing, management and tolling plans for the Ohio River bridges connecting Louisville and southern Indiana.

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Sports
1:50 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Kentucky Native Finishes Sixth in Olympic Swimming Event

Louisville native Clark Burckle

Louisville native Clark Burckle finished sixth in Wednesday's finals of the men's 200-meter breaststroke. Burckle was a high school star at St. Xavier High School before swimming collegiately at the Univesity of Arizona.

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Regional
8:14 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Tibetan Spiritual Leader to Visit Bluegrass State Next Year

The Dalai Lama will visit Louisville next year to visit and bless a Tibetan Buddhist temple and teaching center and make other public appearances. The Courier-Journal reports the 77-year-old Dalai Lama is scheduled to visit May 19 to 21.

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