Local News
8:29 am
Sat August 16, 2014

What's Up With the Fried Hot Brown at the Kentucky State Fair?

Carolyn Drake bit into a fried hot brown at the Kentucky State Fair on Thursday.
Credit Alix Mattingly/WFPL News

This may end up being the year of the fried hot brown on a stick at the Kentucky State Fair.

Sivori Catering, known for its fried food oddities, debuted the skewered hot brown this year. The hot brown on a stick is made of layers of ham, turkey, bacon and tomatoes.The combination gets hand dipped into batter before being deep fried and topped with mornay sauce.

Morgan  Kersnick is a worker at the booth where fair caterer Larry Sivori sells special creations.When she heard that this year's "weird thing" was a hot brown on a stick, she was a bit standoffish.

Read more
Podcast
8:00 am
Sat August 16, 2014

Strange Fruit: 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot.' Fear in Ferguson, and at Home

Credit Attica Scott

  Last Saturday, Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson shot an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown, multiple times, killing him. Since then, the situation in Ferguson has been ever-changing. Protests and vigils were initially met with an intense response from the police, who were outfitted with paramilitary equipment.

Read more
Politics
5:48 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Kentucky Legislative Hearing Becomes Proxy Battle For GOP Gubernatorial Candidates

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters (left) and Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy John Lyons (right).
Credit Jonathan Meador, Kentucky Public Radio

FRANKFORT—A state legislative hearing Friday on proposed federal regulations on carbon dioxide emissions became a flashpoint in Kentucky's Republican gubernatorial primary.

Read more
Politics
4:17 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Is James Comer Anti-Louisville?

Kentucky Ag Commissioner James Comer and his wife, T.J., at Fancy Farm
Credit Alix Mattingly/WFPL News

Republican gubernatorial candidate James Comer's pledge that the next governor won't be a "millionaire from Louisville" is drawing the ire of a top local Republican.

Comer, the state's agriculture commissioner, made the comments earlier this month at Fancy Farm while announcing his intention to enter the 2015 governor's race.

In response, former Jefferson County GOP Chair Jack Richardson wrote this week in The Courier-Journal that Comer, who is from Tompkinsville, was attempting to exploit Kentucky’s urban-rural divide.

Read more
Arts and Humanities
3:07 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Bourbon Baroque Aims High With Collaborative Eighth Season

Bourbon Baroque Period Chamber Ensemble performs.
Credit Bourbon Baroque

Bourbon Baroque knows how to party like it’s 1699. The classical chamber ensemble devoted to musical works of the Baroque period (roughly 1600-1750) is known for staging works in unexpected venues and forging innovative partnerships, like their wildly popular collaboration with Squallis Puppeteers adapting Jean-Phillipe Rameau’s opera “Les Sauvages” into a kid-friendly yet sophisticated zoomorphic romp.

Read more
Local News
1:47 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

It's National Relaxation Day. Relax With These Photos of People Relaxing in Louisville.

Not only is this my last day at Louisville Public Media as a  summer fellow, but it's also National Relaxation Day. Let me tell you, after a summer of running around the city taking photos, a day of relaxation sounds great.

To celebrate, I compiled some of my favorite stills from this summer of people relaxing in Louisville. Sure, a cow may not be the most ideal place to nap, but when you need to relax, you need to relax.

Fatima Alabisalim took a nap against a cow after being up all night setting up for the exposition at the Kentucky State Fair on Thursday.

Read more
Environment
12:47 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Bluegrass Pipeline's Developer Is Appealing the Eminent Domain Ruling

Credit Erica Peterson / WFPL

Despite the fact that the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline has been suspended, the companies behind the project are appealing a circuit court decision that found they don’t have the right of eminent domain.

Read more
Local News
11:39 am
Fri August 15, 2014

'We Still Have a Racial Divide in Our Country,' Pastor Says at Ferguson Vigil in Louisville

Credit Jacob Ryan/WFPL

Chad Golden grew up near 41st Street in west Louisville. He said he's not a trouble-maker or criminal, but he's had more than a few run-ins with police. And he says they weren't pleasant.

“Even as kids we are harassed by the police," he said. " So, the best word I can think to describe it is ‘frustrating.’ It’s almost like there is nothing you can really do about it.  You feel almost helpless.”

Golden's message was echoed by others at a silent vigil Thursday evening on the steps of Louisville’s Metro Hall in honor of a young man shot by police in Missouri.

Read more
Environment
7:00 am
Fri August 15, 2014

It's Taking Kentucky Miners Longer to Extract Coal

Credit Decumanus / Wikimedia Commons

As was noted last week, employment in Kentucky’s coalfields has been declining for decades—not just during President Obama’s administration. But there’s another way that statisticians and data wranglers have developed to evaluate the industry: productivity.

Read more
Local News
6:43 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Clark Memorial Bridge Reopens Ahead of Schedule

Credit Wikimedia Commons

The Clark Memorial Bridge has reopened about a week ahead of schedule.

The bridge was closed to all traffic July 8 to allow for construction on the Indiana approach related to the Ohio River Bridges Project. The bridge reopened late Thursday night.

Project spokeswoman Mindy Peterson said northbound motorists will have to follow a new traffic pattern.

Read more

Pages