Byline Today: Ohio River Bridges Tolls, Ban the Box and a Vacation in North Korea

This week, toll rates were set for the Ohio River Bridges Project, the Louisville Metro Council considered banning liquor sales after 2 a.m. and a new study looks at what a local option sales tax would do for Louisville. We’ll talk about these stories and more today on Byline.

WFPL’s Devin Katayama will discuss the adoption of toll rates for the East End bridge and the downtown I-65 crossing. He’ll also talk to a Jefferson County Public Schools teacher  about the Jefferson County Board of Education’s decision to allow students in some schools to use cell phones.

The Louisville Metro Council considered an ordinance that would have banned the sale of liquor after 2 a.m., but decided to send it back to a committee. WFPL’s Phillip Bailey will talk about the latest.

Phillip will also discuss a new proposal— called “ban the box”—that would prevent Metro government from asking about criminal history on applications for city jobs.

Phillip will stick around—and I’ll join him—to discuss a study commissioned by Councilman Ken Fleming on how a local option sales tax would effect Louisville. 

And then we’ll hear Gabe Bullard’s chat with a Louisville man who sent to North Korea on vacation.

Join us at 1 p.m. today for these stories and more. Tune in at 89.3 or stream at WFPL.org.

Joseph Lord

Joseph Lord is the online managing editor for WFPL.

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