1:51pm

Fri October 14, 2011
The Two-Way

Two More Parts Of Alabama Immigration Law Put On Hold, Rest Upheld

Originally published on Fri October 14, 2011 1:52 pm

"The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed the parts of Alabama's immigration law that require proof of lawful residency in the U.S. and track immigration information about newly enrolled students," The Huntsville Times writes.

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1:40pm

Fri October 14, 2011
All Politics are Local

Congressman Rogers Apologized for 'Chinese Talk' Joke

The office of U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., has issued an apology to anyone who took offense to a joke he made about a Chinese diplomat.  Speaking at a gala dinner at Mount Vernon on Wednesday,  Rogers, who chairs the powerful Appropriations Committee, made a wisecrack about a Chinese ambassador attempting to pronounce Louisville using broken English.

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1:37pm

Fri October 14, 2011
Science/Health

'Free Flu Friday' Underway

Free Flu Friday
Josh James Kentucky Public Radio

The Fayette County Health Department's "Free Flu Friday" is in full swing at the department's Public Health North Campus. The staff has seen a steady run of visitors since 9:30 this morning.  Visitors lining up for their free flu shots sign in and then walk through a roped off areas before they reach the tables where the shots are administered, some by University of Kentucky nursing students.

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1:35pm

Fri October 14, 2011
The Two-Way

Turns Out Herman Cain's 'Black Walnut' Flavor Had A Limited Run

Herman Cain.

Nicholas Kamm AFP/Getty Images

You remember how Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain defended himself after Sarah Palin called him the "flavor of the week?"

Like his rolls-off-the tongue 9-9-9 tax overhaul plan, Cain came back with a zinger of a comeback during an interview with Jay Leno:

"I happen to believe that there's ice milk and there's Häagen-Dazs Black Walnut. Substance. That's the difference," Cain said. "I got some substance here. Okay? I'm Häagen-Dazs Black Walnut. It lasts longer than a week."

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1:34pm

Fri October 14, 2011
The Commonwealth

Bath Co. Board of Ed. Power Struggle Continues

The state's appointment of a new, temporary member of the Bath County Board of Education last week apparently hasn't calmed the continuing argument between board factions. The Kentucky Board of Education named Vearl Pennington to the Bath board on Oct. 5 to fill in for Bill Boyd, who is serving a 90-day suspension for various violations. The next evening, Pennington joined members Sandy Crouch and Lisa McFarland in voting to reverse several previous board actions, outvoting chairman Hurschell Rawlings and B.A. Franklin.

1:34pm

Fri October 14, 2011
World of Opera

A View From The Bridge: Great Sorrows In Little Souls, American-Style

Originally published on Tue November 8, 2011 9:32 am

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When William Bolcom's opera A View from the Bridge premiered in Chicago in 1999, one critic described it as "Brooklyn verismo," invoking the emotive style popularized by Italian composers such as Puccini. And that pretty much hits the nail on the head.

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1:31pm

Fri October 14, 2011
The Commonwealth

Teen Drivers Encouraged to Stay Alert

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is helping raise awareness of distracted driving in teenagers during the National Teen Driver Safety Week, which occurs from Oct. 16-22.  Inspired by the loss of classmates and friends, distracted driving is currently a pressing issue for many high school students. High schools throughout the nation have formed teen-led organizations and promoted educational opportunities that are shaping driving attitudes and behaviors.

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1:28pm

Fri October 14, 2011
The Commonwealth

Man Walks Away from 25-Foot Drop

Bystanders and the Franklin County Sheriff's Department view the scene on Old Lawrenceburg Road where a vehicle slid off the road and into a creek Thursday afternoon. The driver of the vehicle wasn't injured.
Hannah Reel Frankfort State Journal

When a head-on collision stopped traffic Thursday, a motorist on his daily commute swerved into a ravine to avoid a second crash. Dale Brooks, 48, of Lawrenceburg, was driving home from work in Frankfort when he rounded a curve and saw traffic was stopped. He ended up going off the road and dropping about 25 feet down into a creek - and walking away from it.

1:07pm

Fri October 14, 2011
The Two-Way

Off With Their Wigs! Irish Judges No Longer Need To Don Horsehair

He might not be amused: Irish lawyer Edward Vaughan Hyde Kenealy (1819-1880).

London Stereoscopic Company Getty Images

For first time since the 17th century, judges in Ireland no longer need to wear horsehair wigs while in court.

According to The Irish Times, the new rule won't just modernize the look of the court, it will also save the Irish government money. It has been paying about $3,000 each for wigs as new judges are appointed to the Supreme, High and Circuit courts.

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12:48pm

Fri October 14, 2011
The Two-Way

U.K. Defense Secretary Steps Down

This file picture taken on October 18, 2010, shows British Defense Secretary, Liam Fox, leaving after attending a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street.

Carl Court AFP/Getty Images

Liam Fox, Britain's defense minister, has resigned after questions arose about the relationship and influence of his adviser and friend Adam Werritty.

"As I said in the House of Commons on Monday, I mistakenly allowed the distinction between my personal interest and my government activities to become blurred," Fox said in his resignation letter to Prime Minister David Cameron. "The consequences of this have become clearer in recent days. I am very sorry for this."

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