Local/Regional News
11:04 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Louisville Ford Plant To Make New Lincoln Vehicle

Lincoln MKC Crossover Vehicle
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A regional collaboration between Lexington and Louisville appears to be paying off.  The Ford Assembly plant in Louisville will make Lincoln MKC's.

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Local/Regional News
7:26 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Fischer, 17 Other Mayors Want Limits On Use Of Food Stamps To Buy Soda

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer
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NEW YORK-- Greg Fischer, the mayor of Louisville, Ky., is among those in 18 cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, who are reviving a push against letting government food vouchers be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks.

In a letter to congressional leaders Tuesday, the mayors say it's "time to test and evaluate approaches limiting" the use of the subsidies for sugar-laden beverages, in the interest of fighting obesity and related diseases.

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Local/Regional News
9:19 am
Tue April 23, 2013

State's Largest School District Approves Resolution To Raise Dropout Age

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Jefferson County Board of Education has voted in favor of a resolution calling for an increase in the dropout age.

The Courier-Journal reports the board voted on the measure that supports raising the dropout age to 18 despite concerns from member Linda Duncan that it wouldn't "cure out-of-control kids and keep them in school."

A formal vote on the issue won't come until July, and the policy wouldn't go into effect until the 2015-16 school year.

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6:44 pm
Sat December 29, 2012

U of L Hangs On To Beat UK In Battle Of The Bluegrass

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Russ Smith scored 21 points and Chane Behanan had 20 and No. 4 Louisville ended a four-game losing streak against rival Kentucky with an up-and-down 80-77 victory on Saturday.

Peyton Siva added 19 points as the Cardinals (12-1) won a hard-fought Battle of the Bluegrass. Though the Cardinals trail the series 30-15, their victory followed last spring's 69-61 national semifinal loss to the Wildcats, who went on to win their eighth national championship.

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Local/Regional News
12:07 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Ohio River Bridges Project Wins Federal Approval

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  - Efforts to build two new bridges linking the Louisville area and southern Indiana have cleared another hurdle by winning federal approval to proceed with construction of
the $2.6 billion project.

Kentucky and Indiana officials said Wednesday that the Federal Highway Administration approved the plan to build the two spans and to modernize an interchange in downtown Louisville.

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