8:30pm

Fri November 25, 2011
Mountain Kentucky

Heifer International Plans Project in Appalachia

 

The non-profit Heifer International is planning a project in Appalachia. Heifer International is best known for allowing people to “buy” farm animals to send to people in developing countries. The idea is that when a family gets a sheep or a cow, the animal provides them with a source of income as well as food.

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8:13pm

Fri November 25, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Preserving Louisville's Shotgun Houses

Louisville Public Media

 

It’s a style of house that symbolizes many of Louisville’s older neighborhoods…the shotgun. There are many variations, but shotgun houses typically have a long, rectangular floor plan: one room wide, three to five rooms in a row with doorways often on the same side of the house.

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8:08pm

Fri November 25, 2011
State Capitol

Effectiveness of Meth Bill Proposal Questioned

 

A new bill that has been pre-filed in the Kentucky legislature for next year would block convicted methamphetamine offenders from buying key meth ingredients without a prescription, but not everyone is convinced the proposed law would be effective.

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8:05pm

Fri November 25, 2011
The Commonwealth

State Child Poverty Stats Show Strain

In Kentucky, more than 25 percent of children are considered to be living in poverty, according to data released this month from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Living in poverty is among the biggest barriers to academic achievement. Kentucky is one of 10 states, including Tennessee, with 25 percent or more of its children from birth to age 17 living in poverty. It’s estimated that a total of 262,000 Kentucky children were in poverty in 2010, an estimated 26.3 percent, up from 25.6 percent the previous year

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8:01pm

Fri November 25, 2011
Mountain Kentucky

Federal Inspectors Ordered Evacuations at Two KY Mines

Federal inspectors ordered employees withdrawn from two underground coal mines in Eastern Kentucky last month because of alleged dangerous conditions, the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration announced Tuesday.

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7:54pm

Fri November 25, 2011
Education

State Releases New Guidelines for School Achievement

A 20-page document with guidelines for closing achievement gaps in public schools was released this week by the Kentucky Department of Education. "Guidelines for Closing the Gaps for All Students" was authored by the Commissioner's Raising Achievement/Closing Gaps Council, a group of 28 people representing schools, agencies and communities across the Commonwealth with an interest in equity and diversity issues.

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7:51pm

Fri November 25, 2011
Kentuckians at War

Consequences for Neck Tattoo

A tattoo on the neck could prevent someone from serving in the military, and a Kentucky lawmaker wants to make sure people know this when entering tattoo parlors. State Rep. Ron Crimm, R-Louisville, pre-filed a bill that would require tattoo parlors to post a sign reminding patrons of the military restrictions.

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6:13pm

Fri November 25, 2011
The Two-Way

Black Friday Frenzy Sparks Violence At Some Stores

Originally published on Mon November 28, 2011 6:20 am

Shoppers wait to get inside of a Best Buy store on Nov. 25 in Naples, Fla.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Shoppers flooded stores across the country today as the holiday shopping season officially got under way and people rushed to grab Black Friday deals on electronics, toys and other merchandise.

More than 9,000 people waited outside Macy's Herald Square in New York City on Thursday night ahead of the midnight opening, according to The Associated Press. A Best Buy in St. Petersburg, Fla., had a line nearly 2,000 shoppers deep.

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5:30pm

Fri November 25, 2011
Music

For Pesky Relatives, A CD-Buying Gift Guide

Shabazz Palaces.
David Belisle and Leif Podhajsky

When Rachel Martin was given a slot guest-hosting weekends at All Things Considered, she took the opportunity to get a little holiday shopping out of the way. Needing musical stocking-stuffers for a few pesky relatives — her fiance's mom, for example, or her dad, who likes "Tchaikovsky and Johnny Cash" — she consulted NPR Music's Stephen Thompson, and asked him for some tips.

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4:21pm

Fri November 25, 2011
Middle East

Political Protests In Egypt Intensify, Expand

Egypt's military rulers named a former prime minister under Hosni Mubarak to head the new government. The move is likely to further incite the tens of thousands of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square, demanding the resignation of the ruling military council. And for the first time, pro-military protesters gathered in another of Cairo's squares.

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