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Society
1:04 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

How Kynectors Help Kentuckians Navigate Signing Up for Health Insurance

Kynector Jaye Allen speaks with a kynect representative at an event at Jefferson Community and Technical College in Louisville
Credit Ja’Nel Johnson | wfpl.org

Jaye Allen is a Kynector, paid by the state to help assist people with health insurance. It’s her job to meet with people face-to-face in order to enroll them in a plan under the Affordable Care Act.

She’s had the job since September, and she estimates she’s helped 400 people select a plan that fits both their needs and their budget.

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Society
2:14 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Airmen Return to Louisville from Ebola Relief Efforts in West Africa

Master Sgt. Duane Wariner is greeted by his three children, Alexis,11, Kiley, 8, and Liam, 2.

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 1:46 pm

A dozen National Guard Airmen returned to Louisville from Senegal on Thursday evening after assisting with the international effort to battle Ebola. 

Members of the 123rd Contingency Response Group established a processing cargo hub in Dakar, Senegal, in support of Operation United Assistance.

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Sports
7:23 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Old Cardinal Stadium Demolition Begins Today

Credit Steve Magruder / en.wikipedia.org

Demolition begins Monday on a portion of Cardinal Stadium at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Workers will take down and salvage the stadium’s metal bleachers. The entire stadium has fallen into disrepair and engineers hired by the state have recommended all of it be torn down. But Amanda Storment with the state fair board says the financing for that is not in place yet.

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Education
5:48 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Three Central Kentucky FFA Members to Receive Highest Honor This Weekend at National Convention

Credit ffa.org

Many of central Kentucky's Future Farmers of America are participating this week in the group's 87th national convention in Louisville.  Some 60,000 FFA members from the around the U.S. are expected for the four-day event. Madison Southern High School FFA Instructor Wes Williams says attendees will have an opportunity to see the latest agriculture equipment.  "All the major agriculture companies come in and there are all kinds of agriculture equipment, new and innovative. And it gives a lot of our students the opportunity to come and see stuff like that that they otherwise wouldn't see," said Williams.

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Society
7:13 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards Presented at Louisville Gala

Football Hall-of-Famer and civil rights activist Jim Brown received the Muhammad Ali Lifetime Achievement Humanitarian Award
Credit Muhammad Ali Center

An Academy Award-winning actress, a pro football Hall-of-Famer and six young people from around the world were among those honored Saturday night by the Muhammad Ali Center for their humanitarian work.        

The second annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards were presented during a Louisville gala that included a red carpet procession.

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Society
4:15 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz: Pope Benedict's Resignation Sign of 'Deep Humility'

Credit Shealah Craighead / wikimedia commons

The head of the Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville says he’s grateful for Pope Benedict’s spiritual leadership over the past eight years.

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz was appointed to his post by Benedict nearly six years ago.

Kurtz says like most everyone, he was taken aback by the pope’s announcement that he will resign, effective at the end of month.

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Politics
2:05 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Rules Out Senate Bid

Credit louisvilleky.gov/mayor

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says he's leaning toward running for a second term, and will not run for the U.S. Senate again. Fischer's first bid for public office was in 2008, when he lost the Democratic Primary to run against Republican Senator Mitch McConnell. 

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Society
2:44 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

New Program Will Help Accused Veterans Suffering from Substance Abuse

Kentucky veterans suffering from substance abuse who are charged with crimes will soon be able to enter a treatment program through a new statewide partnership. The Veterans Treatment Court is starting in Louisville. It’'s a partnership by the statewide drug courts, Morehead State University and the veterans’ administration.

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