Louisville Basketball to shoot season intro video at Shawnee Park Sunday, Oct 13 2019 

The Cards are shooting a special fan intro for the 2019-20 season on Monday, Oct. 14 and are asking fans to participate.


New Kentucky Memorial Honors Miners Who Died Of Black Lung Sunday, Oct 13 2019 

bl memorialCoal miners and family members of miners who have died from black lung disease gathered Sunday in Whitesburg, Kentucky, to dedicate a new memorial to miners who perished from the workplace disease. 

While Appalachian coal country has several memorials to mining disasters, this is believed to be the first memorial to remember the thousands of men and women who have died from black lung.

Sydney Boles | Ohio Valley ReSource

A dedication service for the new black lung memorial in Whitesburg, KY.

The engraved black stone memorial stands at Riverside Park in Whitesburg and will list the names of some 200 Letcher County coal miners who died of the disease.

William McCool was the first person to suggest the memorial after his father died of the disease.  

“You know, let’s give these men the honor they deserve. Let’s not forget them,” he said.

The total number of coal miners who have died from the disease is unknown, but the Department of Labor says more than a thousand coal miners die of black lung each year. Black lung cases are surging in the Ohio Valley, and health officials say about one in five experienced miners in central Appalachian has some form of the disease. 

Sydney Boles | Ohio Valley ReSource

The memorial lists hundreds of local miners who have died from black lung.

Experts say the epidemic is getting worse because miners are working in thinner seams of coal, and are exposed to higher levels of silica, or quartz dust, from the surrounding rock layers, which is more toxic than coal dust alone. 

McCool also suffers from black lung. He expects his name will be on the stone memorial one day, too.

“It would be a blessing to be with them boys,” he said.

Authorities identify motorcyclist killed in crash on New Cut Road near Iroquois Park Sunday, Oct 13 2019 

The crash was reported just after 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of New Cut Road and Wilderness Road.

City rules Kristy Love Foundation recovery home cannot operate in west Louisville location Sunday, Oct 13 2019 

The recovery home for survivors of human trafficking has been at their location for two years, but not for much longer.

Members of Game Changers program partner with U of L Trauma Center to honor memory of those lost to violence Sunday, Oct 13 2019 

The members of the program, along with representatives from the University of Louisville's Trauma Center, painted pumpkins and decorated the Child Development Center at the Chestnut Street YMCA.

Semitruck engulfed in flames causes major delays on I-65 South near Elizabethtown Sunday, Oct 13 2019 

The driver of the truck suffered burns to the hands, which officials said were treated at the scene.

Firefighters promote safety during Great Louisville Fire Drill Sunday, Oct 13 2019 

This year’s theme was “Not every hero wears a cape, plan and practice your escape!”


Culture Maven review: “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice” Sunday, Oct 13 2019 

Film review and podcast by c d kaplan

There are of course sadder tales than Linda Ronstadt’s of musical careers — and lives — being cut short.

But the reality that Ronstadt’s incredible musical chops have been rendered noteless by her Parkinson’s Disease is truly lamentable.

During the 70s and 80s, she was the Queen of the Hop. With her certifiably transcendent voice, her intelligence, and personality.

This documentary sets it all out in a relatively pro forma manner. The filmmakers have wisely included lots of footage of Ms. Ronstadt in performance, during all of the several periods in her professional life.

For a more detailed analysis why music fans should see this film, listen to the podcast above.

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Thousands race through the city for Ironman Louisville competition Sunday, Oct 13 2019 

After nearly 8 1/2 hours, the first finishers crossed the line at Fourth Street Live – completing what they trained months for.

IronMan triathlon takes over Louisville Sunday, Oct 13 2019 

The swimming portion was canceled due to an algae bloom in the Ohio River.


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