Green building is often seen as a luxury. A lot of projects are capital-intensive, and take years to make up for their costs in energy savings. But as energy prices rise, sustainable buildings are starting to make even more fiscal sense for all types of buildings.The corner of Seventh and Liberty streets in downtown Louisville is loud and busy. A bus stops, letting off passengers.
Gene Thompson & Crossroads perform at the 2010 Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival at Optimist Park.
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The Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival honors a legend of the genre this week. The 12th annual festival, which runs from Thursday through Saturday, takes place the week after the 100th birthday of Bill Monroe. Monroe is credited with creating the style of music that came to be known as bluegrass after the band he was part of, “Blue Grass Boys.” He hails from Ohio County.
FRANKFORT – Enforcement officials from Kentucky’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) conducted a concentrated enforcement effort in areas adjacent to the campus of University of Kentucky on Saturday during the University of Kentucky vs. University of Louisville football game.
LOUISVILLE — Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will have an opportunity to discuss the Sherman Minton Bridge situation with President Obama Thursday when the president visits the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati. The invitation for Fischer to join Obama came Tuesday from the White House, according to a press release from the mayor's office.
FRANKFORT - Kentucky has been awarded nearly $1.7 million in federal funding to improve program integrity and technology in the state’s unemployment insurance system. The funding will help Kentucky develop new or enhanced systems to reduce unemployment insurance fraud.
Less than two months after nearly shutting down the federal government as they argued over the best way to reduce the budget deficit, there's word that Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill are again at odds and that another shutdown showdown is possible.
<strong>In the beginning, there were lapels: </strong>Helen Mirren's DI Jane Tennison, circa 1991.
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Time again for film critic Bob Mondello's recommendation for your home-viewing queue. This week, to prepare for the start of NBC's new TV series Prime Suspect, he suggests you look back at the original PBS series, starring Helen Mirren.
The year was 1991, and a new British police procedural had what then counted as a gimmick: Its star — smart, forceful, and assertive — was a woman, which was a big deal.
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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (left) meets U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the U.N. on Monday. Abbas says he will apply for Palestinian statehood after he addresses the General Assembly on Friday.
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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas says he will submit his formal request for Palestinian statehood and U.N. membership on Friday, immediately after addressing the General Assembly.
This has already touched off intense diplomatic wrangling, and even more is expected in the weeks and months that follow.
"I don't remember any event in the last 25 to 30 years where it was so difficult to predict what will happen," says Yoram Peri, director of the University of Maryland Institute for Israel Studies.