1:45pm

Tue July 26, 2011
Business and the Economy

Concerns Voiced on Post Office Closings

The U.S. Postal Service released a list Tuesday of 3,653 post offices that could be closed, including three in Louisville. But local civil rights leaders are concerned about one of the sites being reviewed because it serves as the only retail store in the city’s West End.  Thousand of offices are being studied for possible closure because of “lower foot traffic and revenue,” as the financially troubled agency continues to find ways to cut costs.  In fiscal year 2010, the Postal Service suffered a $8.5 billion net loss and posted a loss of $2.2 billion in the last quarter, according to CNN.

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1:40pm

Tue July 26, 2011
Business and the Economy

KY Forums Focus on Job Growth

Today marks the beginning of a series of public meetings organized by Kentucky's Cabinet for Economic Development to be held across the state.  The meetings will focus on a hot topic in Kentucky and across the nation: job growth and investment. The idea is to identify emerging business sectors - and gather citizen input on how best to position those businesses for success. Holly Spade, director of the Office of Legal Services for the Cabinet, says the list of forums could grow longer.

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1:39pm

Tue July 26, 2011
The Commonwealth

Police Veteran Becomes E-Town's Chief

Elizabethtown City Council on Monday chose a successor to replace outgoing Police Chief Ruben Gardner less than a week before he retires after 40 years as a lawman. The council Monday voted 5-1 to appoint former Louisville Metro Police Department Assistant Chief Tracy Schiller to step into Gardner’s shoes — the first change in the department’s top seat in 20 years.

1:37pm

Tue July 26, 2011
The Commonwealth

Public Urged to Help with I-65 Project

A plea went out Monday for area residents to call lawmakers, the governor’s office or anybody they can think of, to stress how important completing Interstate 65 is for the state. Accidents on the 38 miles that haven’t yet been expanded to six lanes are depleting volunteer resources, Hart County Judge-Executive Terry Martin told the Barren River Area Development District board Monday.

1:35pm

Tue July 26, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Police Training on Domestic Animals

In the wake of the self-proclaimed “regretted action” of Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Miller, who shot and killed Bart and Renee Lewis’ pet Labrador, Daisy, several training facilities in Shelby County say they will offer classes to law enforcement concerning dealings with domestic animals and their potential to use aggressive behavior. Plus, Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said there are some training procedures in the works that his department will go over internally regarding entering a home or yard with the possibility of a pet in the area.

1:32pm

Tue July 26, 2011
The Two-Way

6-Year-Old Shark Attack Victim: 'I Forgive Him'

Lucy Magnum.
NBC

Lucy Magnum, 6, had the bad fortune of being attacked by a shark at North Carolina beach. Her story is a lot like what we've heard in the past: She was in shallow water when a shark came out of nowhere and took a bite out of her leg. She's fine, but she had 90 percent muscle and tendon tear and it'll take physical therapy before she's running around again.

What struck us about her story, though, is what her parents said the 6-year-old said about the shark that attacked her.

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1:26pm

Tue July 26, 2011
The Commonwealth

Feds Join Nurses' Registry Lawsuit

The U. S. Department of Justice has joined in a lawsuit against Lexington-based Nurses’ Registry and Home Health Corporation alleging that the firm falsified claims to Medicare.  The government joins the suit that was originally filed in March 2008 by two former Nurses’ Registry employees, Alicia Robinson-Hill and David Price.

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1:06pm

Tue July 26, 2011
It's All Politics

Rep. David Wu Is Resigning; Was House's First Chinese-American Lawmaker

Rep. David Wu, the first Chinese-American to serve in the House, announced Tuesday that he will resign, ending what seemed to be headed toward becoming another embarrassing congressional sex scandal.

The Oregon Democrat faced a House ethics investigation after allegations surfaced that he had what is being widely described as an "unwanted sexual encounter" with a teenager. The young person was the daughter of Wu's childhood friend.

The Oregonian reported:

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12:42pm

Tue July 26, 2011
Planet Money

Housing May Be Bottoming Out

Alsyon Hurt NPR

The housing market still isn't getting better. But two key reports out today suggest it has stopped getting worse, at least for now.

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12:41pm

Tue July 26, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

3-D And Headaches: Why 'Avatar' Made Me Sick

Chinese moviegoers wear 3-D glasses as they watch Avatar in January 2010.
AFP/Getty Images

The 2009 movie Avatar may have been box office magic, but for me, it was a 3-D exercise in movie theater misery. I felt so nauseated through most of the 162-minute-long running time that I failed to appreciate the vaunted visuals other viewers praised.

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