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  1. In what year was Actors Theatre of Louisville founded?
  2. In the early morning hours of February 13, 1981, there was a freak occurrence in Old Louisville, with the cause being traced to the Ralston-Purina plant on Floyd Street. What happened?
  3. Shortly after its dedication, The Kentucky Centre for the Arts hosted one of the U.S. presidential election debates. Who were the debaters?  

And here are the answers:

  1. 1964—Actors Theatre was founded following the merging of two local companies, Actors, Inc. and Theatre Louisville. Jon Jory, the son of screen actor Victor Jory, was its producing director for more than three decades. Under his leadership, it became one of the top theaters in the country.
  2. Sewers exploded in the area destroying more than 13 miles of sewer lines and streets. It was determined that the blasts were caused by the ignition of hexane vapors that had been illegally discharged from a soybean processing plant owned by Ralston-Purina.
  3. The year was 1984 and the debate was between Walter Mondale and then president Ronald Reagan. The debate was moderated by Barbara Walters and Louisville native Diane Sawyer was one of the panelists.

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