Wed January 25, 2012
Music Reviews

Long Live The Smiths' 'Complete Works'

The Smiths.
Wright Photo/Rhino Records

When Steven Patrick Morrissey was 13, he was watching The Old Grey Whistle Test, a BBC rock television show, when the New York Dolls came on. Later, he called it "my first real emotional experience." It was hardly his last: Growing up awkward, tall and shy in suburban Manchester, he was the archetypal kid who didn't fit in, writing poetry and letters to members of the British rock press, disagreeing articulately with their critics.

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Wed January 25, 2012
The Two-Way

In Emotional Ceremony, Gabrielle Giffords Resigns From Congress

Retiring Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. smiles on Capitol Hill in Washington, prior to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
Susan Walsh AP

In an emotional ceremony on the floor of the House of Representatives, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords handed her letter of resignation to Speaker John Boehner.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz spoke on the Arizona congresswoman's behalf.

"This is only a pause in her public service," Schultz said with a shaky voice and with tears streaming down her face. Schultz then went on to read Giffords' resignation letter.

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Wed January 25, 2012

Coyotes on the Loose

The days of a coyote den that’s roaming a Lexington neighborhood  could be numbered.  Animal Care and Control Chief Nathan Bowling says the coyotes have been reported in southeast Lexington’s Tuscanee neighborhood.  Lexington Public Safety Commissioner Clay Mason says the plan is to set traps and relocate them in an un-populated area.

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Wed January 25, 2012

A Boy's Magical 'Touch' Predicts The Future

When Kiefer Sutherland ended his series of very long, very intense days as Jack Bauer on the Fox series 24, few people, including Sutherland himself, expected him to be starring in another TV series right away.

The new Fox series Touch stars Kiefer Sutherland as a father — a widower — raising a withdrawn preteen son with behavioral problems.

But it doesn't begin with Sutherland.

It begins, instead, with the son — Jake, played by David Mazouz — providing the narration that opens the series. By the time the opening narration is over, you already know you're watching something a little different.

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Wed January 25, 2012
The Two-Way

Sales Contracts On Homes Slightly Down In December

After hitting a year and half year high in November, the number of contracts to buy homes fell a bit in December.

The AP reports:

"The National Association of Realtors says its index of sales agreements fell 3.5 percent last month to a reading of 96.6. That's down from November's reading of 100.1.

"But the reading is still the second highest since April 2010, the last month that buyers could qualify for a federal home-buying tax credit.

"A reading of 100 is considered healthy.

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Wed January 25, 2012


Wed January 25, 2012
All Politics are Local

Officials React to House Bill 463

Commonwealth’s Attorney David Massamore attributes his recent bouts with high blood pressure to stress from dealing with House Bill 463. The Public Safety and Offender Accountability Act, which became law in June, has made investigating and prosecuting drug offenses harder, Massamore said. It’s an sentiment echoed by many local officials. “It does make our job more difficult,” said Hopkins County Sheriff Frankie Latham. “It’s basically made the investigation of some of these people more difficult, as well as the detention of them.”


Wed January 25, 2012
Kentuckians at War

Three Fort Campbell Soldiers Honored

Sgt. Shaun Chandler (right), of Tallulah, La., received the Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device from Col. Valery Keaveny Jr. along with two other soldiers at a Fort Campbell ceremony on Monday. All three men earned the award for bravery under fire
David Snow/The Eagle Post

Three members of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) 4th Brigade Combat Team (Currahees) were honored Monday for bravery under fire in Afghanistan last June. Their citations were pinned on them by Col. Valery C. Keaveny Jr., the commander of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 506th Infantry Regiment.


Wed January 25, 2012
Environmental Watchdog

More Heavy Rain on the Way

Heavy rain will soak Northern Kentucky and the rest of the Bluegrass state Wednesday night and all day Thursday, leading to minor flooding on streets and at rivers and streams, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio. The ground already is saturated from recent downpours and record rainfall that doused the region last year. A flood watch might be issued Wednesday afternoon.


Wed January 25, 2012

Mayor Unveils Changes for Rupp Arena

Proposed changes in Rupp Arena include an eight-sided video scoreboard over the basketball court. Upper-arena seats would have chair backs.
Rendering provided by NBBJ Architects

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray unveiled a conceptual drawing Tuesday that showed the inside of a renovated Rupp Arena with an eight-sided scoreboard over the center of the basketball floor and a reconfigured lower level with more seats. Gray said during his annual State of the Merged Government speech in Lexington Center that the lower arena seating capacity would increase by 800 to 1,000 seats. The upper level would be rebuilt with all chair-back seats. Premium seating would be added. Other features would be enlarged concourses, additional restrooms and a lobby entrance off Triangle Park.