WFPL http://wfpl.org en Ethics Case Against Former Kentucky Lawmaker John Arnold May Not Be Over Just Yet http://wfpl.org/post/ethics-case-against-former-kentucky-lawmaker-john-arnold-may-not-be-over-just-yet <p>The ethics trial against former Kentucky lawmaker John Arnold may continue.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:44:36 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9168 at http://wfpl.org Ethics Case Against Former Kentucky Lawmaker John Arnold May Not Be Over Just Yet Richard Hooten, the Indiana Man With Many Chances, Accepts Life Sentence in Plea http://wfpl.org/post/richard-hooten-indiana-man-many-chances-accepts-life-sentence-plea <p><em>This story was written by R.G. Dunlop of the<a href="http://kycir.org/2014/04/17/richard-hootens-criminal-career-ends-with-plea-in-murder-case/"> Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.</a></em></p><p>An Indiana man who has spent nearly half of his adult life behind bars pleaded guilty Thursday to the high-profile killing of a Clarksville teenager last year.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:02:36 +0000 Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting 9164 at http://wfpl.org Richard Hooten, the Indiana Man With Many Chances, Accepts Life Sentence in Plea Film Features Mine That Bird's Unlikely Kentucky Derby Victory http://wfpl.org/post/film-features-mine-birds-unlikely-kentucky-derby-victory <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When the thoroughbred Mine That Bird entered the starting gate at the 2009 Kentucky Derby, the odds certainly were not in his favor.</span></p><p>Being ridden by renowned jockey Calvin Borel, the horse was nearly eight lengths behind the field at one point of the race.&nbsp; But, just as trainer Chip Woolley&nbsp;began losing hope, Mine That Bird made a move.</p><p>Here is the memorable race:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Hv8x9x5A49s" width="560"></iframe></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:55:13 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9161 at http://wfpl.org Film Features Mine That Bird's Unlikely Kentucky Derby Victory Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies http://wfpl.org/post/writer-gabriel-garcia-marquez-who-gave-voice-latin-america-dies Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America's best-known writer.<p>His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:53:40 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 9162 at http://wfpl.org Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies Journalist Matt Taibbi Takes on America’s Widening 'Justice Gap' in New Book http://wfpl.org/post/journalist-matt-taibbi-takes-america-s-widening-justice-gap-new-book <p>Matt Taibbi describes writing his latest book—"The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap"—as a journalistic revelation of sorts.</p><p>Originally, "The Divide" was going to focus on Wall Street criminals and why those behind the economic downturn haven't been imprisoned.</p><p>As Taibbi started researching how the criminal justice system operates, it became difficult to ignore how the sentences and treatment of average Americans were far more punitive than wealthier culprits of far worse crimes.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:47:52 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9160 at http://wfpl.org Journalist Matt Taibbi Takes on America’s Widening 'Justice Gap' in New Book What The Courier-Journal Book Pages, Now Passing, Meant For Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/what-courier-journal-book-pages-now-passing-meant-louisville <p>On April 26, The Courier-Journal will publish its final book review page, ending a tradition that has been part of the newspaper’s DNA since at least the Roaring Twenties. I know. I was a major part of it.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:44:02 +0000 Keith Runyon 9158 at http://wfpl.org What The Courier-Journal Book Pages, Now Passing, Meant For Louisville Louisville Takes a Step in Quest for Faster Internet http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-takes-step-quest-faster-internet <p>Louisville officials are taking another step in an effort to bring <a href="/post/mayor-greg-fischer-wants-more-faster-internet-louisville">ultra high speed internet service to the city.</a></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9145 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Takes a Step in Quest for Faster Internet When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices http://wfpl.org/post/when-parents-are-ones-too-distracted-devices Having a teenager lost in his or her cellphone — texting friends and communicating with parents in monosyllabic grunts — has become a trope of the Internet age. But teens are not the only ones distracted by their devices.<p>Many parents have the same problem. As much as I hate to admit it, I'm one of them.<p>A couple weeks ago, my 12-year-daughter, Ella, staged an intervention. She and my wife basically threatened to take my phone and break it.<p>"Sometimes at night you'll just stand around and ... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:50:17 +0000 Steve Henn 9157 at http://wfpl.org When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices Questions Remain in State Police Investigation as Louisville Police Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit http://wfpl.org/post/questions-remain-state-police-investigation-louisville-police-settle-whistleblower-lawsuit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Louisville Metro Police Department has settled a whistleblower lawsuit from an officer who alleged he was retaliated against for helping a woman whose conviction followed a Kentucky State Police investigation that's been called into question.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:44:52 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey & Jonathan Meador 9152 at http://wfpl.org Questions Remain in State Police Investigation as Louisville Police Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit Louisville's Spanish Theatre Proving that Art Is a Universal Language http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-spanish-theatre-proving-art-universal-language <p>Louisville is home to an estimated 25-30,000 native Spanish speakers, and until recently, the city’s arts scene has been slow to embrace this growing population. The city now boasts two Spanish-speaking theatre companies, and both have shows opening soon.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:07:31 +0000 Erin Keane 9154 at http://wfpl.org Louisville's Spanish Theatre Proving that Art Is a Universal Language