3:00pm

Wed July 13, 2011
NPR Story

Rep. Roskam Discusses Budget Talks

Representative Peter Roskam (IL-R) talks to Robert Siegel about the deficit-reduction talks — and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell's proposal for breaking the impasse.

3:00pm

Wed July 13, 2011
NPR Story

Hearses, Limos And The Collectors Who Love Them

The Professional Car Society is not for professional car collectors. It's for people who love cars that were built for a profession: things like hearses, limos and ambulances. A good number of its members are funeral directors and EMTs who worked with these cars when they were new.

3:00pm

Wed July 13, 2011
NPR Story

Haqqani Discusses Troubled Pakistani-U.S. Relations

High-level military and intelligence officers from the U.S. and Pakistan are meeting Wednesday, both here and there, trying to ratchet down tensions in a troubled relationship between two allies. The U.S. has suspended hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Pakistan. That came after Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, lent credence to reports that Pakistani authorities sanctioned the murder of a journalist who was critical of the Pakistani intelligence service.

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2:42pm

Wed July 13, 2011
Environmental Watchdog

Coal Ash Found in Louisville Homes

A new report has confirmed that coal ash is contaminating the homes of residents who live near a Louisville power plant. Residents have complained about dust from the Cane Run Power Station traveling onto their properties.A study commissioned by Louisville Gas & Electric took six samples off of nearby homes, and all came back showing significant amounts of coal ash.

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2:40pm

Wed July 13, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Orchestra Musicians Stage Protest

Some members of the Louisville Orchestra’s musicians union are staging a protest at the orchestra’s headquarters this afternoon as their contract impasse continues. The musicians had already said they would reject management’s latest contract offer. They had until today to consider a proposal that outlines specific expectations for rehearsal and performance attendance.

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2:39pm

Wed July 13, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

No Decision On Fire Chief's Claim

Embattled Lexington Fire Chief Robert Hendricks will have to wait a while longer to learn whether he will receive a disability pension from the city. On Wednesday, the Lexington Police and Fire pension board said it needed clarification regarding discrepancies between the two medical evaluation reports presented to the panel. By law, Hendricks is required to be evaluated by two physicians before the board can vote to approve or deny his application.

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Wed July 13, 2011

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Wed July 13, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Cooking It Up in "Hell's Kitchen"

What started as a joke between friends turned into Natalie Blake’s big break when she was chosen to be one of 18 contestants on the upcoming season of the Fox reality show “Hell’s Kitchen.” Blake, a 23-year-old chef from Harrodsburg, went to culinary school at Sullivan University in Lexington and currently works as a sous chef at Beamont Inn in Harrodsburg.

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2:32pm

Wed July 13, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Fireworks over Fireworks in Frankfort

People are fired up about where and when their neighbors chose to set off fireworks, saying it’s been a month-long barrage of big blasts hitting too close to home at all hours of the night. “I went weeks without sleep,” says Heather Kash, who took her complaint to the Frankfort City Commission during Monday’s work session.

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2:16pm

Wed July 13, 2011
Business and the Economy

Ale-8-One Marks 85 Years

One of Winchester’s most well-known businesses will celebrate another milestone Wednesday. Eighty-five years ago today, Ale-8-One founder G.L. Wainscott sold the first bottle of the local soft drink. The company has no official celebrations planned for the day, but the public is invited to share stories about Ale-8-One.

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