business http://wfpl.org en Churchill Downs Inc. Preps For Big Race, and Executives Win Big With Bonuses http://wfpl.org/post/churchill-downs-inc-preps-big-race-and-executives-win-big-bonuses <p>The Kentucky Derby is still more than a month away, but Churchill Downs Inc. executives are already celebrating a big payday.</p><p>A lot of money passes through CDI. The Louisville-based gaming company owns five horse racetracks, six casinos and the nation’s top online wagering site, <a href="http://TwinSpires.com">TwinSpires.com.</a></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:14:33 +0000 James McNair, Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting 8999 at http://wfpl.org Churchill Downs Inc. Preps For Big Race, and Executives Win Big With Bonuses Uber Seeking Drivers, Managers to Bring Car Service App to Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/uber-seeking-drivers-managers-bring-car-service-app-louisville <p>The car service Uber is coming to Louisville, according to sources and the company's website.&nbsp;</p><p>Uber uses an app to let users find and hire privately owned cars and pay for rides. Based in San Francisco, the 5-year-old company has been expanding rapidly, recently into nearby Cincinnati and Indianapolis.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard 8975 at http://wfpl.org Uber Seeking Drivers, Managers to Bring Car Service App to Louisville Louisville-Based Kindred Healthcare's Chairman Snares Loaded Retirement Package http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-based-kindred-healthcares-chairman-snares-loaded-retirement-package <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At Kindred Healthcare Inc., retirement gifts have gone way beyond the farewell cake, the cheap wristwatch and the sendoff reception at the local sports bar.</span></p><p>Last December the Louisville-based hospital and nursing home chain announced that its chairman, Edward Kuntz, would be quitting the board of directors after its annual shareholders meeting in May. Kuntz is 68 and has been chairman since 1999. Until 2004, he was also the company’s chief executive. “</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:31:00 +0000 James McNair, Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting 8957 at http://wfpl.org Louisville-Based Kindred Healthcare's Chairman Snares Loaded Retirement Package Louisville Metro Ethics Commission Seeks Guidance on Council Members and Zoning Decisions http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-ethics-commission-seeks-guidance-council-members-and-zoning-decisions <p>The Louisville Metro Ethics Commission punted Thursday on an advisory opinion sought by Council President Jim King regarding whether council members have to determine who has an interest in zoning decisions.</p><p class="c4"><span class="c2">With little discussion, the committee voted to send a letter to King’s attorney, saying the commission would seek the legislative guidance of the metro council’s government accountability and ethics committee.</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:57:37 +0000 Kristina Goetz 8930 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Ethics Commission Seeks Guidance on Council Members and Zoning Decisions Want an Amazon Prime Air Package in Kentucky? It'll Take A While. http://wfpl.org/post/want-amazon-prime-air-package-kentucky-itll-take-while <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If the Monday morning reactions are right, Louisville and the surrounding area might be a good testing ground for Amazon Prime Air,</span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&amp;node=8037720011" style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;the same-day delivery service the online retailer previewed Sunday</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:23:49 +0000 Gabe Bullard 7752 at http://wfpl.org Want an Amazon Prime Air Package in Kentucky? It'll Take A While. Mayor Greg Fischer Wants More, Faster Internet in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-greg-fischer-wants-more-faster-internet-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Metro Government is looking to bring faster Internet connections to homes and businesses in the city.</span></p><p>The faster connections would make business operations easier and allow residents to apply for high-tech, work-from-home jobs at companies based outside of Louisville. And while competitiveness and economic development are the focus, the side effect of the mayor’s plan could be another Internet provider operating in Louisville.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:08:35 +0000 Gabe Bullard 7564 at http://wfpl.org Mayor Greg Fischer Wants More, Faster Internet in Louisville WFPL Forum: What 'Career Ready' Means for Students and the Role of Private Business http://wfpl.org/post/wfpl-forum-what-career-ready-means-students-and-role-private-business <p>Kentucky leads the nation in implementing college and career ready standards.&nbsp;</p><p>This has been touted by state educators for the past few years since Senate Bill 1 in 2009 forced the education system to adapt and meet the demand of Kentucky&#39;s changing economic realities.</p><p>The shift has also meant a change in programs and partnerships between the public education system and the private sector.</p><p>What is the best use of business now? And what does a career-ready student look like here in Kentucky, and across the country?</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 7049 at http://wfpl.org WFPL Forum: What 'Career Ready' Means for Students and the Role of Private Business Out-of-Production Technology Gets New Life in Louisville and Elsewhere http://wfpl.org/post/out-production-technology-gets-new-life-louisville-and-elsewhere <p>Beneath the wedge-shaped leather and chrome-coated exterior of the Polaroid SX-70 camera lies a collection of aspheric&nbsp;mirrors — a unique single lens reflex system that ensures the image in the viewfinder is the same image transferred to the film. And the film develops minutes after the picture is taken. No darkroom. No complex interchangeable lenses. No litter. No fuss. (1)</p> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 10:53:45 +0000 Gabe Bullard 6930 at http://wfpl.org Out-of-Production Technology Gets New Life in Louisville and Elsewhere JCPS Forming Advisory Council To Help Guide Career Themed High Schools http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-forming-advisory-council-help-guide-career-themed-high-schools <p>Louisville business and non-profit leaders are being asked to help lead a public school initiative that will improve community engagement and enhance career and technical learning in the classroom.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 17:50:24 +0000 Devin Katayama 6917 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Forming Advisory Council To Help Guide Career Themed High Schools After Two Years, Louisville's 'The Paper' Will Close in August http://wfpl.org/post/after-two-years-louisvilles-paper-will-close-august <p><a href="http://www.thelouisvillepaper.com/">The Louisville Paper</a>, a monthly print publication that first hit newsstands two years ago, is ending production this summer. The last issue will be its&nbsp;24th. It will come out in August.</p><p>"Our decision to stop producing The Paper came down to resources—time and money. Although we were always able to pay our print bills and our contributors, we were never able to make The Paper much more sustainable than that," says editor and co-founder Stephanie Brothers.</p> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard 5959 at http://wfpl.org After Two Years, Louisville's 'The Paper' Will Close in August