1:45pm

Tue November 15, 2011
The Two-Way

The Citadel Faces Abuse Scandal Similar To Penn State's

Note: There are some details of alleged sexual activity with minors in this post.

There's a story unfolding in Charleston, S.C., that sounds depressingly similar to the scandal that has rocked Penn State University.

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1:25pm

Tue November 15, 2011
The Two-Way

The Occupy Movement And The First Amendment: 'A Classic Collision'

Originally published on Tue November 15, 2011 1:34 pm

NYPD officers pull down signage as they clear out Occupy Wall Street activists from a private park next to Duarte Square in New York City.
Preston Rescigno Getty Images

When New York Police moved to dismantle the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park in the pre-dawn hours, one of the first questions aired on the Web was, "What about the First Amendment?"

Juan Cole, a professor of history at the University of Michigan, quickly penned a blog post, concluding:

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12:32pm

Tue November 15, 2011
Education

College Prepares Students for College

The University of Louisville has received a federal grant to help disadvantaged students prepare for college.  U of L’s Talent Search program targets middle and high school students and provides them with academic and personal counseling. Roy Sutton is a counselor who plans on working with students from Western Middle School. He’s also a graduate of U of L’s Upward Bound program, which is similar to the new initiative. But with the Talent Search program, counselors will work in the schools to help students recognize that college is an option.

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12:28pm

Tue November 15, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Lincoln Birthplace Celebrates Centennial

President William Howard Taft, portrayed by Dale Liikala of Mentor, Ohio, descends the steps of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hall on Monday during a centennial celebration of the opening of the building.
Neal Cardin The News-Enterprise

Rabbi Joseph Rapport opened a prayer by saying five score years ago the first memorial to President Abraham Lincoln was created. The structure loomed behind the man as he led a prayer beginning a ceremony observing the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial Monday at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park near Hodgenville.

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12:25pm

Tue November 15, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Baxter Man Dies after Strip Mine Accident

A miner died Monday from injuries he sustained in a strip mine accident 12 days earlier. David J. Middleton, 28 of Baxter, died at Holston Valley Medical Center, Kinsport, Tenn. According to reports from the federal Mine Health and Safety Administration, in the morning of Nov. 2 the victim was involved in an accident at Nally & Hamilton’s Mill Branch Mine near Louellen. The accident occurred when the dozer Middleton was operating overturned several times while reclaiming a slope.

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12:23pm

Tue November 15, 2011
Business and the Economy

Downtown Lexington Streets Go Two-Way

Downtown Lexington's confusing pattern of one-way streets might soon be a thing of the past, as the city moves to implement one of Mayor Jim Gray's first promises upon taking office. Last week, the city advertised for consultants to submit detailed plans to convert the four pairs of one-way streets back to two-way traffic: Short and Second, Main and Vine, High and Maxwell, and Upper and Limestone.

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12:21pm

Tue November 15, 2011
Business and the Economy

ACS to Hire 200 Full-Time Workers

ACS is hiring 200 new full-time, permanent call-center employees in Lexington. The company, which specializes in providing services to other businesses, is bolstering its operations for a consumer-electronics company. The company doesn't publicly identify its customers. The company plans to hire the employees quickly, and it already has begun to hire some.

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12:18pm

Tue November 15, 2011
Author Interviews

Mark Kelly Tells Of Giffords' 'Courage' In Recovery

Originally published on Tue November 15, 2011 8:35 pm

Mark Kelly has a new book about his wife, Rep. Gabby Giffords, and her road to recovery since she was shot in the head on Jan. 8.
Courtesy of P.K. Weis

Earlier this year, on Jan. 8, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in the head as she met with constituents in Tucson, Ariz. She was one of 13 people injured that day. Six people were killed.

It had been four years since Giffords arrived in Washington as a wide-eyed freshman and told NPR: "Life's good and [I'm] very, very excited — so optimistic about taking our country in a new direction."

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12:00pm

Tue November 15, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Maysville Firefighters Paid $155,000 in Overtime

In order to comply with an Kentucky Supreme Court ruling, the city of Maysville will pay $155,081 for overtime wages on incentive pay to fire fighters. Complying with the ruling is an issue municipalities across the state have faced since the Kentucky Labor Cabinet changed the way fire fighters were to be paid overtime on incentive pay in 2004. Plaintiffs in the case against the Labor Cabinet are the cities of Richmond, Winchester, Florence, Nicholasville, Glasgow, Cynthiana, Georgetown, Paris, Somerset and Danville; Madison County; and the Central Campbell County Fire District.

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11:58am

Tue November 15, 2011
Science/Health

Corbin Considers Smoking Ban

Citing repeated requests from area business owners and the majority of people who voted for him in the last election, Corbin City Commissioner Joe Shelton made a motion Monday night for the city attorney to draw up an ordinance that would ban smoking in all public places within the city limits. When the motion was put to a vote, only one commissioner voted against it.

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