10:34am

Wed October 12, 2011
The Impact of War

Rebuilding Wounded Soldiers When They Return

David Wood is the senior military correspondent for The Huffington Post. He was previously a staff correspondent for Time Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and The Baltimore Sun.

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Better medical care and equipment means fewer troops are dying on the battlefield. But more troops are coming home severely wounded, with injuries that require lifelong care and cost millions of dollars in medical costs.

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10:29am

Wed October 12, 2011
The Salt

Supply, Labor, Money Gets More Local Food Into Schools

Originally published on Wed October 12, 2011 10:48 am

The money is only part of the challenge facing school lunch programs who want to expand contracts with local farms.

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When it comes to meeting the goal of getting more local food into school lunch, a major challenge has always been finding the money. Thanks to the new school lunch law, more federal grants than ever are available.

But the problem is bigger than money. It takes a serious supply chain and dedicated labor to make it work, too.

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10:27am

Wed October 12, 2011
All Politics are Local

P’Pool Accuses Conway of Conflict of Interest

During an appearance with Kentucky Public Radio Tuesday, Republican attorney general candidate Todd P’Pool said he believes Democratic incumbent Jack Conway has a conflict of interest regarding the pending hospital merger.  Conway has asked for more information about the proposed merger of University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish Hospital and Catholic Health Initiatives.

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10:26am

Wed October 12, 2011
It's All Politics

Fact-Checking The GOP Debate: What Candidates Said About The Economy

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In an interview for Wednesday's Morning Edition, Bill Adair, editor of PolitiFact.com and Washington bureau chief for the St. Petersburg Times, talked with NPR's Steve Inskeep about how candidates at Tuesday night's GOP debate rated on PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter.

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10:23am

Wed October 12, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Part Horror, Part Fantasy, All A Good Read for Breathitt Native

Author Selina Fugate is setting the regional literary world on fire, thanks to her first novel, The Veil. A Breathitt County native, Selina will be signing copies of her book next Wednesday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Jackson Hall on the Lees-HCTC campus.

Much like her first novel, The Veil, Selina Fugate's life has been a roller coaster since she recently began touring across the region to promote the book.  She says it's been interesting and fun to visit bookstores filled with her fans who enjoy The Veil's combination of part horror and part fantasy. The book, aimed at young adults and ages 12 and up, has also placed high in honor by this year's Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort – being chosen as one of about 150 books that were selected for this year's bookfest in Frankfort, coming up in November.

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10:23am

Wed October 12, 2011
The Two-Way

'Underwear Bomber' Pleads Guilty

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is this hour pleading guilty to attempting to blow up a Detroit-bound passenger jet on Christmas Day 2009.

The Detroit Free Press, which is live-blogging the court action, reports that attorney Anthony Chambers surprised the courtroom earlier by announcing that "his client plans to plead guilty." And it adds that:

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10:20am

Wed October 12, 2011
All Politics are Local

Ethics Panel Hammers State Rep. Keith Hall

State Rep. W. Keith Hall was fined and reprimanded by a legislative ethics panel Tuesday after he admitted the panel had evidence sufficient to convict him of violating state ethics laws. The ethics probe centered around work a company owned by Hall did on a sewer line extension project in 2005. Hall voted to approve the state budget which contained coal severance tax funding earmarked for water and sewer projects. A portion of that money found its way to Hall’s company via its work installing electrical boxes as part of the sewer extension.

10:16am

Wed October 12, 2011
Business and the Economy

FEMA's Low Funding Puts Hold on Fleming Projects

In September, as the Federal Emergency Management Agency encouraged Americans to "be prepared," the agency itself came under scrutiny for running low on funds. Approved projects began to get notices the same month. A projected deficit placed restrictions on FEMA funding and has jeopardized timely repairs to Goddard Road in Fleming County, county officials said.

10:11am

Wed October 12, 2011
Education

Seat Belt Safety Emphasized for Middle School Students

The information Steven Bowen, program director for the Office of Highway Safety, shared with Mason County Middle School students about car accidents and seat belt safety was invaluable. However, his message was really driven home when he switched on a machine that simulated a roll-over accident with four dummies inside, two adult-sized dummies and two-child sized dummies. Those wearing seat belts stayed in the vehicle while the two unrestrained dummies were ejected - a scenario that made quite an impact with some students.

10:10am

Wed October 12, 2011
It's All Politics

Debate Does Nothing To Derail Romney's 'Kudzu Campaign'

Originally published on Wed October 12, 2011 4:23 pm

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney maintained his frontrunner status in the GOP presidential debate at Dartmouth College on Tuesday.

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Mitt Romney continued his dogged, incremental pursuit of the White House, dominating the GOP presidential debate on the economy Tuesday night. The man once touted as his most formidable opponent was barely a factor.

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