A Western Kentucky University professor found out last week that several members of a research team he’s a part of were awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. Louis-Gregory Strolger, an associate professor in WKU’s physics and astronomy department, has played a significant role in researching the universe’s expansion for more than a decade. Three leading researchers with whom Strolger works will receive the Nobel Prize
<p>Tiger Woods, hits from the tee on the ninth hole on the final round of the Frys.com Open. Two holes earlier, his birdie putt attempt was interrupted by a man throwing a hot dog onto the green.</p>
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The Frys.com Open brought the first PGA Tour win for Bryce Molder, who joined the tour in 2002. But the tournament was also memorable for Tiger Woods, who played well — and survived having a hot dog thrown at him on the putting green.
Molder holed a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th that got him into a playoff with Briny Baird. Molder then outlasted Baird on the sixth extra hole, the longest playoff on tour this year, by making a 6-foot birdie putt.
<p>Jonathan Wilson's new album is titled <em>Gentle Spirit</em>.</p>
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Record producer Jonathan Wilson recorded his new album Gentle Spirit during little slivers of time when the artists he was working with — among them songwriter Jackson Browne and the rock band Dawes — were on break. The project took him four years to finish, and it's the musical equivalent of a landscape painting.
<p>Packages of DVDs await shipment at Netflix's headquarters in San Jose, Calif.</p>
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Bowing to customers' anger and confusion over its move to divide its streaming and DVD video offerings, Netflix is reversing itself, snuffing the plan to offer DVDs by mail via a new service called "Qwikster." News of the backpedaling move was published on the company's blog early Monday.
By design, a lot of nothing was going on Sunday afternoon during Lexington's Sedentary Parade, which poked fun at the city being named America's least active by Men's Health magazine. Mayor Jim Gray led the "parade" sitting on a couch atop an electric cart, complete with a table for putting your feet up.
People who want to participate in the upcoming Kentucky election this November have until the end of business Tuesday to register to vote. According to Kentucky Revised Statute 116.045(2), the final day to register for the Nov. 8 election is Tuesday, pushed ahead by one day because of the federal holiday Columbus Day.
A Wilmore woman facing multiple charges of third-degree rape is in jail after police searched for her for several weeks. Ashley B. Bender, 30, of 705 Corbitt Drive in Wilmore was arrested by Jessamine County sheriff's deputy Carl Nickell and booked into the Jessamine County Detention Center just before 6 a.m. Friday, according to jail records.
A new taste of the night life has come to the East Kentucky Expo Center, but at least one local business owner has been left with a bitter taste in her mouth. The Expo Center’s new dance club, “Club Extreme,” opened Thursday and offered drinking and dancing to a 21-and-over crowd. Pikeville City Manager Donovan Blackburn announced the establishment of the club during a recent city commission work session at the University of Pikeville.