11:10am

Thu November 17, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Bird Flu Research Rattles Bioterrorism Field

Originally published on Sun November 20, 2011 11:23 am

H5N1 avian flu viruses (seen in gold) grow inside canine kidney cells (seen in green).
Cynthia Goldsmith CDC

Scientists and security specialists are in the midst of a fierce debate over recent experiments on a strain of bird flu virus that made it more contagious.

The big question: Should the results be made public?

Critics say doing so could potentially reveal how to make powerful new bioweapons.

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11:09am

Thu November 17, 2011
All Politics are Local

Beshear Announces Inauguration Committee Co-Chairs

On Dec. 13, Gov. Steve Beshear will become only the second Kentucky governor to be sworn in to a second consecutive term. To oversee the state's 59th inaugural celebration, the governor Wednesday named eight inauguration committee co-chairs.

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11:05am

Thu November 17, 2011
Education

Cell Ban on Teachers at Frankfort School

Personal phone calls and text messages are no longer allowed during class time for Frankfort Independent teachers and staff. Board of Education members gave final approval to a new policy Tuesday, banning personal cell phone use by employees during class time. Calls and texts must now wait for planning periods, lunch breaks or before or after school, according to the new rules.

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11:02am

Thu November 17, 2011
All Politics are Local

Bowling Green Mayor Sworn In

Just one week after he prevailed in the city’s special election, Bruce Wilkerson was sworn in as Bowling Green’s mayor before Tuesday night’s regular commission meeting. “It’s been a long journey and I’m glad we came to the conclusion and can get back together and get down to business with the city,” Wilkerson said.

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10:55am

Thu November 17, 2011
Education

Union President Announces Retirement

Union College president Ed deRosset announced Monday that he will officially retire as the college's president at the end of December, 18 months ahead of a planned retirement date of 2013 set earlier this year.

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10:52am

Thu November 17, 2011
Health and Welfare

Inmate Alleges Animal Cruelty in Taylor

Taylor County officials are denying an inmate’s claims that animals at Taylor County Animal Shelter were buried alive in mass graves. In a letter to the Central Kentucky News-Journal, Andy Stewart, who is serving time for arson, said he was working at the animal shelter when the event allegedly occurred. Stewart has since been transferred to the Marion County jail.

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10:51am

Thu November 17, 2011
Music Reviews

Miles Davis' Great, Often Bizarre 1967 Quintet

Miles Davis performs at the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival.
New York Daily News Archive Getty Images

Most of the material from Live in Europe 1967 has surfaced before — the set is subtitled The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1 — but the Belgian concert that performance comes from makes its debut here. This Miles Davis quintet was consistently amazing, not least on its last big tour, when Davis' trumpet chops were in good shape.

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