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November 20th, 2012 · No Comments

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University of Kentucky officials say a $25 million energy-savings project has cut costs by $2.4 million a year and reduced its carbon dioxide output by 23,291 tons a year, the equivalent of taking 45,755 cars off the road. [H-L]

Efforts to end a week-old convulsion of Israeli-Palestinian violence drew in the world’s top diplomats on Tuesday, with President Barack Obama dispatching his secretary of state to the region on an emergency mission and the U.N. chief appealing from Cairo for an immediate cease-fire. [HuffPo]

The biggest duh moment of the month: Rand Paul admits he’s eyeing a run at the presidency. He doesn’t mention, however, that he will be a miserable failure on the national stage. [Politico]

Religious leaders and others from across the Louisville area will hold their annual Hunger Walk and vigil on Wednesday evening. [WFPL]

When documentary filmmaker Michael Crisp began researching the worst school bus crash in the nation’s history for his film “The Very Worst Thing,” he hoped the search would unearth forgotten film and photos. [Ashland Independent]

The world’s biggest investment fund managers have called on the Government to act faster to address the risks of climate change as the World Bank warned a warmer world could lead to food shortages, cyclones and drought. [Business Insider]

It’s been nearly a week since Marion County Deputy Anthony Rakes was killed in the line of duty. The dispatch call log was released to WKYT on the morning of the shooting. [WKYT]

Chicago’s Black Belt area, on the historic South Side, was once a hub for jazz, blues, and literature, but today is riddled with vacant lots, poverty, and blight. Now, a new plan envisions the area as a thriving urban farm district. [Grist]

A children’s treasury of things in that new SEC lawsuit that are more hilarious than its sex triangle. Oh goody, another day, another set of government officials involved in a sex scandal. [Wonkette]

State officials have released data showing jobless rates improved in October in 101 counties, worsened in 17 and stayed the same in two. [H-L]

Usually, when President Barack Obama has been criticized for moving too cautiously on a given issue, he’s been able to blame a divided, obstinate Congress for slowing him down. But when it comes to food safety reform, he may not be able to pass the buck quite so easily — because Congress already gave him the go-ahead to act. [HuffPo]

“Princess Sugar Pie, she has a headache,” Jim Barbee told his cat at the Madison Health And Rehabilitation Center Monday. With that simple command, Princess Sugar Pie put her little paw on the forehead of the person in front of her. [Richmond Register]

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