Joseph Lord http://wfpl.org en 27 Percent of Kentucky Children Live in Poverty, Report Says http://wfpl.org/post/27-percent-kentucky-children-live-poverty-report-says <p>Twenty-seven percent of Kentucky children lived in poverty in 2012, according to the 2014 Kids Count report released Tuesday.</p><p>That percentage is worse than 25 years ago when about a quarter of Kentucky kids lived in poverty, said Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, which produced the report with the Annie E. Casey Foundation. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:55:33 +0000 Joseph Lord 9815 at http://wfpl.org 27 Percent of Kentucky Children Live in Poverty, Report Says Details of the Kentucky Child Care Subsidy's Expansion Next Month http://wfpl.org/post/details-kentucky-child-care-subsidys-expansion-next-month <p>The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services this week released a few more details on the process for expanding&nbsp;eligibility to the Child Care Assistance Program.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:17:50 +0000 Joseph Lord 9802 at http://wfpl.org Details of the Kentucky Child Care Subsidy's Expansion Next Month Lebowski Fest Rolls On In Louisville Tonight http://wfpl.org/post/lebowski-fest-rolls-louisville-tonight <p>The 13th Lebowski Fest in Louisville gets going this evening at Executive Strike &amp; Spare on Phillips Lane.</p><p>As usual, the two days of festivities include games themed around the 1998 cult classic film "The Big Lebowski," a movie party (tonight) and bands (Saturday afternoon). The festival culminates in Saturday night's bowling party at Strike &amp; Spare.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:52:49 +0000 Joseph Lord 9750 at http://wfpl.org Lebowski Fest Rolls On In Louisville Tonight Judith Jennings, My Morning Jacket Among The Governor Award In The Arts Recipients http://wfpl.org/post/judith-jennings-my-morning-jacket-among-governor-award-arts-recipients <p>My Morning Jacket, the City of Danville and the technical services staff at Rupp&nbsp;Arena are among the recipients of the 2014 Governor's Awards for the Arts.</p><p>The Kentucky Arts Council announced winners in nine categories on Wednesday.&nbsp;</p><p>The recipients will get the awards in October.&nbsp;</p><p>"It is my great honor to recognize these individuals, both native sons and daughters of Kentucky and others who have chosen to make their homes in Kentucky and enrich our state's unique culture," Gov. Steve Beshear said in a released statement.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 9736 at http://wfpl.org Judith Jennings, My Morning Jacket Among The Governor Award In The Arts Recipients Field Sizes Dropped in Churchill Downs' Spring Meet http://wfpl.org/post/field-sizes-dropped-churchill-downs-spring-meet <p>Churchill Down's spring meet concluded with a 6-percent decline in the average number of horses running per race and a slight decrease in average daily purses.</p><p>The spring meet ended on Sunday.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 9700 at http://wfpl.org Field Sizes Dropped in Churchill Downs' Spring Meet Hey Louisville, Keep the Fireworks Away From Buildings and People This Fourth of July http://wfpl.org/post/hey-louisville-keep-fireworks-away-buildings-and-people-fourth-july <p>Louisville's chief fire investigator has a request for the city: Be careful with those fireworks this week.</p><p>Louisville Fire &amp; Rescue typically deals with a three- to four-times increase in runs on the Fourth of July and days surrounding it, Major Henry Ott said.</p><p>Because of this, firefighters dealing trash fires or brush blazes may not be in place to deal with more serious structure fires, he added.</p><p>Ott noted fireworks that shoot in the air or explode are prohibited in Louisville.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:18:12 +0000 Joseph Lord 9705 at http://wfpl.org Hey Louisville, Keep the Fireworks Away From Buildings and People This Fourth of July University of Louisville Officially Joins the Atlantic Coast Conference http://wfpl.org/post/university-louisville-officially-joins-atlantic-coast-conference <p>The University of Louisville on Tuesday officially joined the Atlantic Coast Conference.</p><p>The ACC is the Cardinals' fourth conference since athletics director Tom Jurich arrived in 1997. At different times during his tenure, UofL's conferences<a href="/post/interactive-timeline-louisville-cardinals-path-new-conference-acc">&nbsp;suffered from questionable stability.</a>&nbsp;The ACC allayed those concerns &nbsp;in November 2012 with an offer for UofL to join.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:45:05 +0000 Joseph Lord 9685 at http://wfpl.org University of Louisville Officially Joins the Atlantic Coast Conference Kentucky's Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Says http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-ban-same-sex-marriage-unconstitutional-federal-judge-says <p><strong>Update 2 p.m.: An Appeal</strong></p><p>Gov. Steve Beshear&nbsp;plans to appeal a federal judge's opinion on Tuesday that Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban violates the U.S. Constitution.</p><p>On the other side, plaintiffs' attorney Dan Canon said he's pleased with the judge's order—even if, unlike other states, an immediate stay was issued preventing same-sex couples from immediately being allowed to marry.</p><p>"We’re optimistic that same-sex couples will in the very near future be able to get marriage licenses in Kentucky," Canon told WFPL on Tuesday afternoon.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:24:51 +0000 Joseph Lord 9680 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky's Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Says Today: Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Stops By For A Live Hour-Long Interview http://wfpl.org/post/today-louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-stops-live-hour-long-interview <p>Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will be asked about the new city budget and other recent developments this afternoon when he&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">stops by the </span>WFPL<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> studios for an hour-long interview.</span></p><p>Tune in to 89.3 or stream here at <a href="http://WFPL.org">WFPL.org</a> at 1 p.m. to hear Gabe Bullard's interview with the mayor.</p><p>We'll also take calls at (502) 814-TALK.&nbsp;</p><p>Or you can ask questions on Twitter. Just reply to us at <a href="http://twitter.com/wfplnews">twitter.com/wfplnews.</a></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:06:19 +0000 Joseph Lord 9673 at http://wfpl.org Today: Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Stops By For A Live Hour-Long Interview Interactive Timeline: The Louisville Cardinals' Path to a New Conference, The ACC http://wfpl.org/post/interactive-timeline-louisville-cardinals-path-new-conference-acc <p>The Louisville Cardinals join the Atlantic Coast Conference on Tuesday—officially landing the school in a stable conference after<a href="/post/louisville-cardinals-stuck-conference-realignment-turmoil-again"> a couple of uncertain years.</a></p><p>Louisville leaves behind the American Athletic Conference after a single season. Starting with the 2014-15 season, UofL will face conference opponents such as the Duke Blue Devils, North Carolina Tar Heels and the Florida State Seminoles, the reigning college football champions.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:06:55 +0000 Joseph Lord 9665 at http://wfpl.org Interactive Timeline: The Louisville Cardinals' Path to a New Conference, The ACC