2:55pm

Mon November 14, 2011
Environmental Watchdog

Kentucky Meets Stricter Standards for Lead in Air

Kentucky is in compliance with the country’s National Ambient Air Quality Standard for lead, which was updated three years ago, and is stricter than it used to be. Lead is emitted mostly from facilities that manufacture products like batteries and aluminum. John Gowins with the Division of Air Quality says it’s significant that Kentucky is in compliance, because the Environmental Protection Agency recently enacted much stronger standards.

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2:54pm

Mon November 14, 2011
Education

UK Smoking Ban Changes Student Attitudes

The University of Kentucky is celebrating the second anniversary of becoming a Tobacco-Free campus. Monday in the Student Center members of the Tobacco-free Campus Initiative Task Force provided an update on some of the impact that the policy has had on the school. Audrey Darville, is a tobacco treatment specialist with UK Healthcare.

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2:50pm

Mon November 14, 2011
The Salt

Local Food Is No Small Potatoes: Farmers Rake In Almost $5 Billion

It's easy to think of local food as a diversion for people with plenty of time and money — something that could never be a major source of food in a globalized world. But the number $5 billion might change that perception.

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2:36pm

Mon November 14, 2011
The Two-Way

Ilya Zhitomirskiy, Co-Founder Of Facebook Rival, Dies At 22

Originally published on Mon November 14, 2011 2:37 pm

When the Diaspora project was first announced, it made huge waves in the tech world. A group of students from New York University were asking for money to create a social network that rivaled Facebook, but without the privacy concerns. They wanted a place where users had full control of their content and they raised more than $200,000 to do it.

Over the weekend, Ilya Zhitomirskiy, one of the founders, died at age 22. The cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

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2:23pm

Mon November 14, 2011
The Two-Way

Paterno's Name Removed From Big Ten Trophy

Originally published on Mon November 14, 2011 2:42 pm

The Stagg Championship Trophy.
Big Ten Network

Before it could be awarded, the trophy for the winner of the Big Ten Conference Football Championship has been changed from the Stagg-Paterno Championship Trophy to just the Stagg Championship Trophy.

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2:12pm

Mon November 14, 2011
Television

Regis Philbin Explains How He 'Got This Way'

Regis Philbin holds the Guinness World Record for the most time spent in front of a television camera.
Yolanda Perez Photography LLC Harper

Regis Philbin holds the Guinness World Record for clocking more hours in front of a television camera than anyone else in the history of television. The game show and talk show host has been a TV presence for more than 50 years on shows like The Joey Bishop Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, America's Got Talent and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

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2:06pm

Mon November 14, 2011
The Two-Way

NBA Players Reject Owners' Offer; Season In Jeopardy

Fans may not see this kind of action for a long while: Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat as he drove to the basket in last season's finals against the Dallas Mavericks.
Larry W. Smith/pool Getty Images

National Basketball Association players have rejected the latest contract offer from the league's owners, The Associated Press and SI.com are reporting.

And as the AP adds, "the decision likely jeopardizes the season," which has already been delayed.

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1:36pm

Mon November 14, 2011
Statehouse News

State Announces Grant to Clean Up Illegal Dumps

The state Monday announced that about $2.1 million in grant funding has been awarded by the Kentucky Pride Fund for cleanup of 171 illegal dumps in 29 counties. “Illegal dumping is a major problem that raises significant concerns with regard to safety, property values and quality of life in our communities,” Gov. Steve Beshear said in a press release. “It is a major economic burden on local governments, which are typically responsible for cleaning up dump sites.”

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1:18pm

Mon November 14, 2011
Statehouse News

Bowling Green Discusses Ban of Synthetic Pot

Ashley Stillwell and Josh Walkup hope that no one else has to endure the pain brought on by their experiences with herbal potpourri. Walkup, 26, of Richardsville, and Stillwell, 18, will address the Bowling Green City Commission at 4 p.m. Dec. 6 during a work session to discuss banning the sale of products marketed as herbal incense or potpourri that are in fact being used as cheap, legal alternatives to marijuana.

1:18pm

Mon November 14, 2011
The Two-Way

Libya's Prime Minister Casts Suspicion On 'Foreign Powers'

Originally published on Mon November 14, 2011 1:39 pm

Mahmoud Jibril, the former leader of the Libyan Transitional National Council.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

It wasn't long ago that Libya's former Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril was praising NATO for its help in toppling Moammar Gadhafi. But in an interview with Bloomberg published today, Jibril casts suspicion on foreign powers.

Jibril questions Qatar's involvement in domestic politics and essentially blames "foreign powers" for the death of Gadhafi. Bloomberg reports:

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