2:44pm

Thu October 27, 2011
The Commonwealth

Traveling Exhibit at Horse Park

Each year the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park attracts thousands of people from across the region. On this particular Sunday a family from Indianapolis is here to experience the museum's newest exhibit simply titled "The Horse". Six year old Sebastian says there's one thing he's really looking forward to seeing. "Bones!"

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2:29pm

Thu October 27, 2011
Living Large: Obesity In America

Corporations Offer Help In Trimming The Waist

Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 7:04 pm

To encourage healthy choices, Dow's corporate cafeteria features color-coded utensils. Healthy foods like broccoli, spinach and beets have green handles. Yellow handles mean caution, and red is for temptations like bacon bits and high-fat dressing.

Jennifer Ludden NPR

Part of an ongoing series on obesity in America

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2:28pm

Thu October 27, 2011
The Commonwealth

Trader Joe's Comes to Kentucky

Gourmet grocery chain Trader Joe's will open its first Kentucky store Friday in Louisville. The store at 4600 Shelbyville Road will be open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, according to the chain's Web site. The company also plans to open a store in Lexington some time next year at 2326 Nicholasville Road, the former site of Joe's Crab Shack. Some work, including clearing a tree and removing items from inside the former restaurant, has begun on the property.

2:25pm

Thu October 27, 2011
The Commonwealth

School Officials Investigate Weapon Case

Fayette Public Schools officials are trying to determine whether a student who took a gun to the Eastside Technical Center on Wednesday also might have had the weapon at another school. Most students go to study at Eastside from their own home high schools, including some who travel from Scott and Woodford counties. A few students who have part-time jobs go to Eastside from their work sites. If the student with the gun came from another school, school officials said, it's possible he also had the weapon at that school.

2:16pm

Thu October 27, 2011
The Commonwealth

Meteorologists Predict Snowy Winter

Enjoy the warm weather now, because meteorologists are forecasting a snowy winter. All signs indicate this winter will be a real "doozy," said Dr. David Ball, a meteorology professor at Ball State University, "The long range forecast calls for near average temperatures with above average precipitation," Call said. "The large-scale setup of the atmosphere looks similar to last year. Given the winter of 2010-11 was one of the top 10 snowiest winters for Georgetown, I suggest being ready for another snowy winter."

2:02pm

Thu October 27, 2011
Politics

More Corporations Shed Light On Political Spending

UPS was among the top scorers in a new index ranking companies on political transparency and accountability.

Justin Sullivan Getty Images

For the first time, 100 of America's biggest corporations are being rated on the transparency of their political activities.

On Friday, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the nonpartisan Center for Political Accountability will release an index that ranks the S&P 100 companies. The rankings come as politicians employ new loopholes — and the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision — to solicit secret, million-dollar contributions from corporate donors.

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1:39pm

Thu October 27, 2011
The Two-Way

Pro-Gun Group Plans Demonstration At Virginia Tech

Originally published on Thu October 27, 2011 4:56 pm

VCDL

A pro-gun group announced yesterday that it had obtained a permit to hold a protest at the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. The university was the site of one of the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, where a gunman killed 32 students and faculty.

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1:36pm

Thu October 27, 2011
It's All Politics

Will Rick Perry Skip Future GOP Debates?

Do you feel like there have just been too many presidential debates already? Well, Rick Perry might agree with you.

Ray Sullivan, the Texas Governor's communications director, told CNN's John King this Wednesday night:

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1:05pm

Thu October 27, 2011
The Two-Way

Our Heads Are Spinning: U.S. Skater Nailed First 'Quadruple Lutz'

Figure skater Brandon Mroz.

Harry How Getty Images

The sports channel in our brains was tuned to baseball and the World Series yesterday, so we missed this announcement from the world of figure skating:

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12:45pm

Thu October 27, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

A Tweak To Health Law Would Eliminate Medicaid For Some

Should the middle class be eligible for Medicaid?

The health program, funded jointly by the feds and the states, was devised to cover the poor. But if a provision in last year's health law isn't changed that could be the case for people with pretty healthy incomes.

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