Louisville

Health
11:18 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Kentucky Health Affairs Expert Praises Court Decision, but Worries about Doctor Shortage

The Executive Vice-President of Health Affairs at the University of Louisville is pleased with today's Supreme Court ruling upholding the President's health care law. Dr. David Dunn told WKU Public Radio Americans should be happy that an estimated 32 million people who haven't had health insurance will now be covered.

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Health
3:06 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Jefferson County Region Will Soon Have Increased Medicaid Options

The process of opening the Louisville area to Medicaid competition is underway. Passport Health Plan has run Medicaid in the area for 15 years, but the state has been ordered by the federal government to allow at least one more private operator to do business in the region.

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Possible Traffic Delays
7:23 am
Sat May 26, 2012

I-65 Construction Continues over Holiday Weekend in Louisville Area

Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say construction work will continue through this holiday weekend on the pavement replacement project in the Louisville area. Crews will be paving the right lane of southbound I-65 between the Chestnut Street overpass and the Watterson Expressway.

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Sports
8:02 am
Sat May 5, 2012

Historical Marker to be Added at Muhammid Ali Birthplace

The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate a marker in honor of the western Louisville home where boxing great Muhammid Ali was born.  Ali, who was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., lived in the home with his parents and brother. 

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Arts & Culture
9:55 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Kentucky's Oldest, Most Storied Orchestra Strikes Deal with Management

Leaders for the Louisville Orchestra Musicians Association say they've ratified an agreement for a new contract with orchestra management. The announcement is likely to end a months-long impasse. The Courier-Journal reports the deal calls for a one-year contract covering 57 musicians for 30 weeks a year with a base salary level of $925 a week, including medical and pension benefits.

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Health
2:45 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Funding Will Help Kentucky Researchers Battle Heart Disease

Dr. Roberto Bolli of the University of Louisville

Research being done in Kentucky to treat one of the great health crises of our time is getting a major boost. Monday the University of Louisville announced a new seven year, $3.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health aimed at finding cures for cardiovascular disease.

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Lane Closures Scheduled
5:23 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Major Construction Starts this Week on I-65 in Louisville

wku public radio

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is moving ahead this week with a total pavement replacement and other improvements on a 4.2 mile stretch of Interstate 65 in the Louisville area.Motorists in the area will see construction signs, lane closures, and tractor-trailer detours.

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Bookkeeper Forged Checks
9:12 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Woman Faces Jail Time for Defrauding The Little Sisters of the Poor

U.S. Attorney David J. Hale
U.S Attorney's Office

A woman from Jefferson County is facing up to 160 years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding the Little Sisters of the Poor. 53 year old Mary Montfort stole more than $364,000 from the charity, and has admitted in court that she fraudulently issued checks payable to herself and forged the signatures of authorized employees.

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High Winds and Possible Tornado
3:51 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Thunderstorms Knock out Power in Louisville Area

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service says a line of storms that moved through the Louisville area this afternoon brought strong winds that knocked out power to about twelve thousand homes and businesses. Some homes were damaged, as well.

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Fighting Lung Cancer in Kentucky
1:20 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Kentucky Lung Cancer Patients Have New Technology at Their Disposal

Dr. Neal Dunlap and the TruBeam radiation machine

New technology being unveiled in Louisville will offer faster and more accurate treatment for lung cancer patients. The TrueBeam machine allows doctors to deliver radiation more accurately to tumors in the lungs. University of Louisville radiation oncologist Dr. Neal Dunlap says TrueBeam offers two ways for doctors to more accurately see what's going on inside a cancer patient.

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