Wed June 6, 2012
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Community Foundations' Efforts

Efforts to attract private donations for public projects continue to build steam.  The Endowed Kentucky Program and Commission were established in 20-10 by the general assembly.  The aim is to increase philanthropic activity across the Commonwealth.  For example, Department for Local Government Commissioner Tony Wilder says they’re seeking inheritance for projects…such as parks, education and the arts.

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Wed June 6, 2012
The Fresh Air Interview

Neil Young: The Fresh Air Interview

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 11:08 am

Neil Young.
Danny Clinch

Neil Young and Crazy Horse's latest project — their first together in nine years — is an album featuring American folk songs and the tunes many of us learned as children, performed with grit, wit and a whole lot of electric guitar.

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Wed June 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Ray Bradbury, Author Of 'Fahrenheit 451' And Other Classics, Dies

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 11:45 am

Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury in 2000.
Mark Lennihan AP
  • Bradbury on writing 'Fahrenheit 451'

Author Ray Bradbury has died, his daughter tells The Associated Press. The wire service says Bradbury passed away Tuesday night.

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Wed June 6, 2012
Environmental Watchdog

EPA Weighs Comments From Frankfort Hearing

A coal supporter at the hearing. The back of her shirt reads "Power. Progress. Coal."
Erica Peterson/WFPL

The Environmental Protection Agency is weighing public comments and considering whether to cement its objections to 36 Kentucky coal mine permits. The agency heard from both the coal industry and environmental activists in a hearing in Frankfort on Tuesday.

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Wed June 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Nearly 6.5 Million LinkedIn Passwords Reportedly Stolen

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 3:55 pm


"Our team is currently looking into reports of stolen passwords," the business networking website LinkedIn confirms, after word of a Russian hacker's claim to have stolen nearly 6.5 million users' passwords.

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Wed June 6, 2012

UK Golf Carts Stolen, Damaged

Damaged golf cart, with front right area cracked and headlights damaged, shown on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in the basement of the UK Peterson Service Building.
David Perry/Lexington Herald-Leader

University of Kentucky police are investigating after a group of juveniles apparently stole 11 golf carts and took them on a joyride that culminated in a demolition derby. University spokesman Carl Nathe said all of the golf carts had been recovered Tuesday morning, but most were damaged from being wrecked.


Wed June 6, 2012
Business and the Economy

Counties Stop Contributions to Mental Health Provider

Two Northern Kentucky counties have decided to stop giving funds to a major mental health service provider. The Boone County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Tuesday night to cease funding for NorthKey Community Care for the 2013 Fiscal Year that begins on July 1. NorthKey has 18 locations throughout Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen and Pendleton Counties, including an inpatient hospital for children. It provides mental health, substance abuse and intellectual disability services. Earlier, Kenton Fiscal Court also pulled its NorthKey funding.

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Wed June 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Drop In Productivity Paints 'Mixed Picture'

The Associated Press takes a traditional view of the news that American workers' productivity fell more than first thought in the first quarter.

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Wed June 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Ho-Hum: Dull And Boring Are Now A Pair

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 11:32 am

The signs tell the story.

Boring, Ore., took not-so-bold action Tuesday night.

The town in Clackamas County is now in an "unofficially official pairing" with tiny Dull, Scotland.

Yes, Dull and Boring have joined forces. As they were destined to.

According to The Oregonian, there was a unanimous vote — of the 38 residents who attended a Boring planning board meeting — to form this "Pair for the Ages," as T-shirts on sale in Boring declare.

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