Joseph Lord http://wfpl.org en What's Next as Kentucky Begins Restoring Its Child Care Subsidy Program http://wfpl.org/post/whats-next-kentucky-begins-restoring-its-child-care-subsidy-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;B</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ecause of action by the General Assembly in the just-closed legislative session, m</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ore low-income working Kentucky families will be eligible for the state's subsidy to help &nbsp;them cover child care costs, state officials said.</span></p><p>But the state agency that runs the Child Care Assistance Program is still "analyzing options" for how to implement the increase for the 2014-15 fiscal year, officials tell WFPL.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 9187 at http://wfpl.org What's Next as Kentucky Begins Restoring Its Child Care Subsidy Program 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 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 Should Louisville Police Buy Drones? http://wfpl.org/post/should-louisville-police-buy-drones <p>Louisville authorities unveiled on Friday an impressive new security camera system that shows what's happening in parts of the city in real-time, with the ability to zoom and pan. The purpose is to allow police to respond to problems practically as soon as they start.</p><p>But some Louisville Metro Council members want to take the efforts even further.</p><p>We're talking unmanned aircraft fitted with cameras.</p><p>Yes, drones.</p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 9131 at http://wfpl.org Should Louisville Police Buy Drones? Here's What Louisville Authorities Will See From The City's New Security Camera System http://wfpl.org/post/heres-what-louisville-authorities-will-see-citys-new-security-camera-system <p>At the end of last month, Louisville officials announced that the city would install dozens of new security cameras that would monitor Waterfront Park in real time. It was a <a href="/post/how-did-so-much-violence-happen-saturday-downtown-louisville">reaction to a string of violence on March 22 in downtown Louisville.</a></p><p>Those cameras are now operational.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of what they'll be able to see:</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:08:16 +0000 Joseph Lord 9126 at http://wfpl.org Here's What Louisville Authorities Will See From The City's New Security Camera System Byline Today: Teens React to Downtown Violence; UK-UofL Faceoff in the NCAA Tournament http://wfpl.org/post/byline-today-teens-react-downtown-violence-uk-uofl-faceoff-ncaa-tournament <p>Big things that happened this week: Louisville teenagers react to the string of violence in downtown last weekend; a sweet retirement package at Kindred; and another Wildcats-Cardinals showdown in the NCAA Tournament. We'll talk about these stories and more today on Byline.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:34:20 +0000 Joseph Lord 8994 at http://wfpl.org Byline Today: Teens React to Downtown Violence; UK-UofL Faceoff in the NCAA Tournament Louisville Police Agencies Make Plans for Friday's Kentucky Wildcats-Louisville Cardinals Game http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-police-agencies-make-plans-fridays-kentucky-wildcats-louisville-cardinals-game <p>Louisville Metro Police and other agencies have made plans for addressing potential traffic and crime issues stemming from Friday night's NCAA Tournament showdown between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Louisville Cardinals.</p><p>Police have issued details of its details. They include "multiple roving units" meant to patrol &nbsp;possible criminal activity following the game, plus traffic enforcement in case of cruising. Police plan to allow traffic to move through the areas they're concentrating on, unless a public safety risk is found.</p><p>Authorities said they'll focus on:</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:55:55 +0000 Joseph Lord 8990 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Police Agencies Make Plans for Friday's Kentucky Wildcats-Louisville Cardinals Game 24 Security Cameras are Coming to Waterfront Park Following Downtown Louisville Violence http://wfpl.org/post/24-security-cameras-are-coming-waterfront-park-following-downtown-louisville-violence <p>The city's response to<a href="/post/how-did-so-much-violence-happen-saturday-downtown-louisville"> Saturday night's violence </a>in downtown Louisville now&nbsp;includes increased&nbsp;surveillance of Waterfront Park with 24 new security cameras.&nbsp;</p><p>Mayor Greg Fischer announced the cameras on Wednesday. The cameras and installation, including the required fiber network, will cost about $227,000.</p><p>The first part of the camera expansion at the park will up working by Thunder Over Louisville on April 12, when hundreds of thousands of people will be at Waterfront Park.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:52:52 +0000 Joseph Lord 8978 at http://wfpl.org 24 Security Cameras are Coming to Waterfront Park Following Downtown Louisville Violence How Did So Much Violence Happen Saturday in Downtown Louisville? http://wfpl.org/post/how-did-so-much-violence-happen-saturday-downtown-louisville <p>Louisville Metro Police are increasing their visibility downtown after a string of violent incidents Saturday night, but community activists say there are underlying issues that should also be addressed.</p><p>The series of events, via police, plays out like this:</p><p>A group of young people, perhaps 200, were gathered at Waterfront Park on Saturday evening. Some began assaulting and robbing a 13-year-old near the Big Four Bridge; when a bystander intervened, they assaulted and robbed him. Officers responded and broke up the gathering—and that's when the real mayhem began.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:06:53 +0000 Joseph Lord 8961 at http://wfpl.org How Did So Much Violence Happen Saturday in Downtown Louisville? What's Next in the Kentucky Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit? http://wfpl.org/post/whats-next-kentucky-same-sex-marriage-lawsuit <p>So the lawsuit that sought to force Kentucky to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriage has been appealed and U.S. District Judge John Heyburn has extended a stay in the case.</p><p>What happens next?</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:43:52 +0000 Joseph Lord 8942 at http://wfpl.org What's Next in the Kentucky Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit?