Kristina Goetz

Kristina Goetz's investigative work has exposed drug pipelines, uncovered police corruption and targeted wasteful government spending. She broke the national OxyContin drug abuse story, reported the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks from New York City and went undercover with the Memphis police department. Goetz, a native of Owensboro, has worked for The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Commercial-Appeal in Memphis and the Arizona Republic. She was also a researcher and first-draft editor for former Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, working extensively on his biography of Hillary Clinton. Her areas of specialty include higher education, military, law enforcement and public financing. Goetz has received the E.W. Scripps Award for Superior Journalism and was named Best News Writer in Ohio. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and received her master's degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She is married and lives in Louisville.

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University of Louisville Expected to Hike Tuition by 3 Percent

April 2, 2015

The University of Louisville is expected to increase both in-state and out-of-state undergraduate tuition by 3 percent for the next academic year. Read Story

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Fired University of Louisville Executive Sues School, Alleges Retaliation

February 25, 2015

A former top administrator at the University of Louisville has filed suit against the school’s board of trustees, alleging he was fired because he spoke out about health insurance bidding issues and racial discrimination of employees. Read Story


PETA Demands Federal Probe of Deaths at Southern Indiana Animal Refuge

February 18, 2015

Wildlife in Need calls itself a refuge for rehabilitation and release of indigenous wildlife. It also provides, according to its website, a safe harbor for exotic and endangered animals while educating the public. Read Story

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Records Shed Little Light on Vetting of New U of L Exec From Scandal-Plagued School

February 9, 2015

University of Louisville paid an academic search firm $65,000 plus expenses to find a new general counsel, but school records provide little detail about the company’s actual work vetting the candidates. Read Story


Bill to Regulate Indiana Animal Exhibitors and Dealers Dies in Committee

January 28, 2015

A legislative proposal that would have required certain animal owners to apply for a state license and submit to annual inspections was voted down this week by Indiana’s Senate Natural Resources Committee. Read Story


Indiana Lawmaker Aims to Regulate ‘Big Cat’ Animal Exhibits, Dealers

January 9, 2015

An Indiana state senator has proposed a bill that would put more restrictions on owners of dangerous animals in the Hoosier state. Read Story