10:25am

Fri November 18, 2011
The Two-Way

'Leading Indicators' Rise Sharply

An index that's designed to forecast how the economy will be doing in coming months rose a solid 0.9 percent in October from September, the business research group The Conference Board reports. It had risen just 0.1 percent in September and had fallen 0.3 percent in August.

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10:09am

Fri November 18, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Measuring the Benefits of an Orchestra

Louisville Public Media

Music makes a city. Yes, that’s the name of a documentary about the orchestra, but it’s also a sort of unofficial catchphrase in Louisville. It’s what players, managers and supporters say when the orchestra is in danger. The Louisville Orchestra contract negotiations have reached yet another impasse. Members of the management say they’re done making offers to the musicians. The mayor says he’s done what he can to broker a deal. And it’s just a matter of time before the fans are done following the saga—if they haven’t already.

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10:09am

Fri November 18, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

When to Worry About Smart Kids and Drugs

Make sure she has dinner with the rest of the family.
Jan van den Brink iStockphoto.com

All parents hope their children will be smart. But no parents want their children to grow up to have problems with drugs like cocaine, marijuana and amphetamines.

So it's no surprise that a study out this week linking high IQ in children with illegal drug use as adults has been giving parents the willies. "I think it's kind of scary that this article is out there," says Lisa Boesky, a mom in San Diego.

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10:06am

Fri November 18, 2011
Education

Education Week Editor Addresses Prichard Committee

The South may help explain the shift toward college-and-career readiness in education, according to Education Week Editor Virginia Edwards. Edwards will be in Kentucky Friday to speak at the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence fall meeting. She previously worked at the Courier-Journal for several years and this will be the second time she’s addressed the education advocacy organization.

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10:03am

Fri November 18, 2011
Lexington/Richmond

Man Accused of Killing Dermatologist Back in Fayette Co.

The man accused of gunning down a Lexington dermatologist at her Huguenard Drive office is back in Fayette County after fighting extradition from an Ohio jail for more than two months. Marty Lee Roe, 62, is charged with murder for the death of Dr. Martha Post. He is also accused of tampering with evidence and harassing communication. Roe was being held in Logan County, Ohio, where he was arrested by a fugitive task force several days after Post was killed on Sept. 1.

10:02am

Fri November 18, 2011
Faith and Values

Parents Agree: Adoption Isn't Easy, but Worth it

At age 3, while brushing her teeth, Ashleigh Lirot looked up at her mother and said, “I didn’t come out of your tummy, did I?” Patty Lirot asked her daughter if she remembered how she became a part of the family. “Yes,” Ashleigh replied. “You flew on an airplane to Guatemala.” Lirot told Ashleigh about her birth mother and the poverty that exists in Guatemala. She explained her birth mother wanted Ashleigh to have a loving family who could take care of her. November is National Adoption Awareness Month and National Adoption Day is Saturday.

9:58am

Fri November 18, 2011
Kentuckians at War

Over 50 Soldiers Welcomed Home as Redeployment Begins

Tears flowed down Spc. Jack McMillan’s face as he met his 8-week-old daughter, Kendall, for the first time Thursday afternoon. Overcome with emotion, he embraced his wife, Ashley, and his family who had traveled to Fort Knox to welcome him home after a year in Afghanistan. McMillan was one of more than 50 soldiers who returned as part of an advance party for the redeployment of the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division

9:55am

Fri November 18, 2011
Sports

Ohio Valley Conference Rejects NKU

Northern Kentucky University teams hits a snag in joining Division I when the Ohio Valley Conference declined Tuesday to invite NKU to join.
Patrick Reddy Kentucky Enquirer

A fear that Northern Kentucky University would be too powerful for other Ohio Valley Conference members will keep NKU out of that Division I conference, NKU said Thursday. NKU still says it should receive an invitation by the end of the year and be playing Division I sports by fall of 2012. After a four-year probation, that would make it eligible for the “March Madness” men’s basketball championship and other national tournaments. But the expansion to Division I won’t be in the OVC, leaving the Georgia-based Atlantic Sun and the Illinois-based Summit League as the top possibilities.

9:55am

Fri November 18, 2011
The Two-Way

Oklahoma State Women's Basketball Coach Killed In Plane Crash

Kurt Budke, coach of the women's basketball team at Oklahoma State University, was killed in the crash of a small plane last night in Perry County, Ark.

Also dead: assistant women's basketball coach Miranda Serna and two others, including the pilot. The coaches had been on a recruiting trip to Arkansas.

As The Oklahoman reports:

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9:30am

Fri November 18, 2011

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