Local News http://wfpl.org en Byline | Kentucky Legislative Wrap-Up; Hammond Murder Trial; Matt Taibbi on Justice http://wfpl.org/post/byline-kentucky-legislative-wrap-hammond-murder-trial-matt-taibbi-justice <p>Here are the stories we discussed today on <em>Byline</em> (full audio below):</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:39:00 +0000 Brad Yost 9172 at http://wfpl.org Byline | Kentucky Legislative Wrap-Up; Hammond Murder Trial; Matt Taibbi on Justice Byline Today: Louisville Settles Whistleblower Suit http://wfpl.org/post/byline-today-louisville-settles-whistleblower-suit <p>This week, a whistleblower lawsuit against Louisville Metro Police was settled, the Kentucky General Assembly session closed and a renown education expert visited Louisville. We'll talk about these stories and more this afternoon on Byline.</p><p>First up, Kentucky Public Radio's Jonathan Meador will discuss what did (and didn't) pass in the Kentucky General Assembly's just-closed <a href="/term/2014-legislative-session">2014 legislative session.</a></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:46:50 +0000 Joseph Lord 9169 at http://wfpl.org Byline Today: Louisville Settles Whistleblower Suit 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 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 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 Developer Ready to Rejuvenate Crumbling Colonial Gardens Property http://wfpl.org/post/developer-ready-rejuvenate-crumbling-colonial-gardens-property <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials with a local development company say they’re eager to get started with the </span>revitalizaton<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the historic Colonial Gardens property in south Louisville. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:38:10 +0000 Rick Howlett 9151 at http://wfpl.org Developer Ready to Rejuvenate Crumbling Colonial Gardens Property High-Profile Bills Falter on Last Day of Kentucky General Assembly Session http://wfpl.org/post/high-profile-bills-falter-last-day-kentucky-general-assembly-session <p>FRANKFORT—Kentucky lawmakers squabbled until midnight, turning the final day of the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly into a last-minute dash that saw many promising bills fail to clear the House and Senate.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:57:39 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9148 at http://wfpl.org High-Profile Bills Falter on Last Day of Kentucky General Assembly Session Louisville Metro Police Officer Accused of Offering Help In Criminal Cases for Sex http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-police-officer-accused-offering-help-criminal-cases-sex <p>A detective from a &nbsp;high-profile Louisville Metro Police unit was charged Monday with official misconduct for allegedly offering help with their court cases in exchange for sex and sexually explicit text messages, court records said.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:41:37 +0000 Joseph Lord 9147 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Police Officer Accused of Offering Help In Criminal Cases for Sex