11:19am

Mon October 17, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Uneven Global Progress On Treatment Of Mental Illness

Afghan men wait to receive psychiatric treatment in a Kabul hospital. Scarred by decades of war, social problems and poverty, more than 60 percent of Afghans suffer from stress disorders and mental health problems.

SHAH MARAI AFP/Getty Images

Four years ago, the influential medical journal The Lancet ran six papers and assorted editorials on mental illnesses. The themed collection, under the banner "No health without mental health," was a call to action for the world humanitarian community.

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10:54am

Mon October 17, 2011
The Two-Way

Just Doing His Job, Says Firefighter Who Caught Boy Dropped Three Floors

Lt. Glenn McGillivray, Boston firefighter.

WHDH-TV

As flames engulfed a Roxbury, Mass., apartment house early this morning, Judith Lamb desperately held her young grandson out a window. She was shielding him fire and smoke.

That's when Boston Fire Department Lt. Glenn McGillivray "reached his arms out," the Boston Globe reports.

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10:29am

Mon October 17, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Success for Louisville's Writer's Block Festival

About 250 writers and book lovers attended the inaugural Writer’s Block Festival held over the weekend in Louisville.  Centered in the NuLu District of East Market Street, the festival combined writing workshops with readings and panel discussions on the screenwriting, the publishing business and other subjects. Sessions with limited enrollment filled up or sold out and some open sessions that didn’t require registration were standing room only.

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10:26am

Mon October 17, 2011
Statehouse News

Kentucky Coal Mine Under Federal Scrutiny

A Kentucky coal mine is now under extra scrutiny after it became the fourth to be recently placed on a ‘potential pattern of violations’ status by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration. If the mine operator doesn’t rectify the problems, the mine can be shut down when serious violations are discovered. But this process is one that mine safety advocates would like to change.

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10:22am

Mon October 17, 2011
Business and the Economy

Louisville Union to Vote on Contract with Ford

The fate of a contract between Ford Motor Company and the United Auto Workers union could come down to Louisville’s local chapter, which begins voting this week on the proposed four-year contract with the company.  There have been mixed reviews on the new contract so far, and in several cities local unions have shot it down. The proposal offers workers signing bonuses and inflation protection, but it does not include several concessions lost when Ford was in financial trouble.

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10:21am

Mon October 17, 2011
Science/Health

U of L Research Grant Renewed

A University of Louisville scientist has been awarded a $2.6 million federal grant to continue his research into treatment of lung injuries caused by exposure chlorine gas.  Dr. Gary Hoyle says the National Institutes of Health is especially interested in the effects of chlorine because of the large amounts of the chemical that are produced and transported in the U.S.

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10:18am

Mon October 17, 2011
Business and the Economy

Pike County Looking into Coal Academy Finances

The Pike Fiscal Court is looking into the finances of the Kentucky Coal Academy, but the reasons for that remain unclear. During the most recent court meeting, magistrates unanimously approved paying a $5.83 bill to Kentucky Community and Technical College System for an open records request the court made regarding the Kentucky Coal Academy, a coal mining training program based in the eastern and western coalfields of the state.

10:15am

Mon October 17, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Living the History of Martin Luther King Jr.

When the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Michael Lowery planned to be glued to his television set. As a 13-year-old, the Madisonville resident participated in the March on Washington, culminating with King’s “I Have A Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963. He has visited Washington frequently in recent years, watching the monument take shape from the ground up at the shores of the tidal basin between the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials.

10:10am

Mon October 17, 2011
The Commonwealth

Mail Carrier Celebrates 56 Years Accident-Free

Bomar Chaudoin loads mail onto a truck at the U.S. Post Office in Elizabethtown to transfer it to Louisville. Chaudoin has driven for Pepper Mail Service, a contract mail service, since 1956.
Jill Pickett The News-Enterprise

Five nights a week, Bomar Chaudoin drives a mail truck from Elizabethtown to Louisville with a Little Debbie snack in his shirt pocket for when he gets hungry later. In fact, the Magnolia man, who turned 82 on Oct. 3, has been driving various routes for Pepper Mail Service, a contract mail service, since 1956. Now in his 56th year, Chaudoin has not had a traffic accident on the job.

10:06am

Mon October 17, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Production Begins on Carrollton Bus Crash Documentary

Now that Quinton Higgins has the future of his own children to worry about, he spends more time thinking about the 1988 Carrollton bus crash that he survived. Twenty-seven people perished on that dark interstate. A documentary, “Impact: After The Crash,” has started production and is expected to be released prior to the 24th anniversary of the nation’s deadliest drunken-driving crash on May 14, 1988.

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