KERS pension plan still worst-funded in the country, as KTRS asks for bonds to avoid becoming worst-funded teacher plan Thursday, Nov 20 2014
Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center to close Nov. 24, get complete redesign by Solid Light Thursday, Nov 20 2014
Communities and Education and Evan Williams Bourbon Experience and Falls of the Ohio and Falls of the Ohio Interprative Center and fossil beds and George Rogers Clark and Livability and Metro and Solid Light and sustainability and Vision 12:12 pm
U of L med school brings LGBT training to its curriculum Wednesday, Nov 19 2014
U of L hires new general counsel from the center of UNC’s storm of controversy Monday, Nov 17 2014
Tribes at Actors is a Focus on Family Dynamic Sunday, Nov 16 2014
Tribes, now playing at Actors Theatre, is about a really loud family in which Mom, Dad, Brother and Sister don’t hold back in expressing themselves, while a younger brother who’s deaf must find his place at the table.
The play, by English writer Nina Raine, opens at a family dinner with a spirited discussion among four family members, while Billy tries vainly to keep up with what everyone’s talking about. Later, Billy, who’s been deaf since birth, meets a girl, and brings her home to meet his family.
For anyone who’s experienced being around the deaf community, the play will be hit close to home. But for others, it’s an examination of how we communicate, or fail to, especially within the surroundings of our family, our tribe.
The play’s entertainment value comes in the form of memorable characters who express their views in a strong and often hilarious way. They insult each other, they scream, they curse and they laugh. Billy gets little slack from his family members, who don’t consider his deafness a handicap.
The play is performed in the round at the Bingham Theatre, and at some points includes subtitles projected above.
Tribes is at Actors Theatre through Dec. 8. For more information, click here.
Opinion: New JCPS Board of Education — Just do it! Tuesday, Nov 11 2014
Louisville teacher files lawsuit against Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System over troubled pensions Monday, Nov 10 2014
Journal: Luke’s Three-Day Week; Homecoming with the Pikes Sunday, Nov 9 2014
LUKE: Entry for 11/6 thru 11/7. This week was a short week so my teachers see this and decide “We need to give them enough work for a 5 day week isntead of 3.” So I’ve been very busy with not only schoolwork but also this is a fairly important time for my game. This is because on midnight Monday the “season” ends and you can no longer climb up the competitive ladder for that season. I want to get the highest rank of diamond but I’m fairly far away so I have been very busy with that and schoolwork.
RICK: We had a big crowd in Bowling Green for Homecoming at WKU. By that, I mean we had a gang of my PiKA fraternity brothers converging on campus. We came with our graying hair, growing waistlines and either our 1st, 2nd or 3rd wives, girlfriends or just our selves. And we hung out, calling each other by nicknames earned in college — “Otis, my man!” — and telling all of those not in on the jokes how crazy we were three decades ago.
We saw the new Pike house, a structure way cooler than the ramshackle place we remembered at 1366 College Street. Oddly, there was a composite photo from my freshman year on the wall, so we had to rush over and take pictures. As current students rushed by us in front of Diddle, we ate and drank at a tailgate party, stopping people we knew on the way in. We watched the Hilltoppers conquer UTEP in exciting fashion in a fancy, half-empty stadium. I can’t understand what it is people in Bowling Green do that they don’t fill this wonderful place up 6 times a year. And they sell beer at the games.
There were 35 of us at dinner in downtown Bowling Green. Conversations weren’t about what we’re doing with our lives, but what we did in our college lives. We talked about the dozens of brothers who didn’t make this trip, and what all those guys were doing. And we hugged each other, laughed and told stories on each other. We replayed embarrassing escapades I can’t imagine any of the current Pikes doing.
When I was pledging back in the fall of 1978, I remember being impressed by what some alumnus told me — enjoy your college years because it’s the only time in your life you can drink like an alcoholic and not be called one — and that the guys you’re living with in the fraternity will be in your life until you die. Truth.
Louisville Free Public Library director to retire Saturday, Nov 8 2014