Louisville http://wfpl.org en UofL, JCTC Want People Who've Done the Coursework to Get Their Associates Degrees http://wfpl.org/post/uofl-jctc-want-people-whove-done-coursework-get-their-associates-degrees <p>The University of Louisville and Jefferson Community and Technical College want to add to the city's 55,000 Degrees initiative by granting associates degrees to transfer students who've already done the coursework but never got around to applying for the two-year degree.</p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:40:32 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9122 at http://wfpl.org UofL, JCTC Want People Who've Done the Coursework to Get Their Associates Degrees Saturday's Thunder Over Louisville Will Have More Security 'Than Ever Before' http://wfpl.org/post/saturdays-thunder-over-louisville-will-have-more-security-ever <p>Security at this year’s <a href="http://thunderoverlouisville.org/">Thunder Over Louisville</a> &nbsp;will be boosted like never before. &nbsp;</p><p>More than 1,100 police officers from Louisville Metro Police Department and several other agencies will be working at the aircraft and fireworks show.</p><p>"More than ever before," LMPD&nbsp;Chief Steve Conrad said Monday during a news conference.</p><p>Conrad is also asking parents to accompany their children to the event and report any missing children as soon as possible.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:52:57 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9082 at http://wfpl.org Saturday's Thunder Over Louisville Will Have More Security 'Than Ever Before' Documentary Focuses on Prison Culture in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/documentary-focuses-prison-culture-kentucky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A PBS documentary scheduled for broadcast in late April dissects the pattern of incarceration in America by turning the lens on prison culture in Kentucky.</span></p><p>Produced by "Frontline," the documentary features several members of the Louisville community, including Jayjuan Taylor, the 14-year-old that has been a voice in the recent concerns of <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/young-people-dissatisfied-louisville-mayor-greg-fischers-plan-curb-downtown-violence">teenage violence</a>.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:28:38 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9058 at http://wfpl.org Documentary Focuses on Prison Culture in Kentucky Cocktail Conference To Bring Mix of Brains, Booze to Downtown Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/cocktail-conference-bring-mix-brains-booze-downtown-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Cocktail &nbsp;enthusiasts &nbsp;from across the country will be in Louisville this week to celebrate the history and science of mixed beverages.</p><p><a href="http://cocktailconference.wordpress.com/"><em>Cocktail Culture: A Conference</em> </a>aims to bring together authors, historians and academics to discuss the presence of alcohol throughout history in film, literature and culture.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:55:54 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9055 at http://wfpl.org Cocktail Conference To Bring Mix of Brains, Booze to Downtown Louisville Young People Dissatisfied With Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's Plan to Curb Downtown Violence http://wfpl.org/post/young-people-dissatisfied-louisville-mayor-greg-fischers-plan-curb-downtown-violence <p>The city's response to <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/how-did-so-much-violence-happen-saturday-downtown-louisville">violent outbreaks</a> in the downtown Louisville area is drawing criticism from some in the teenage community.</p><p>Last week, Mayor Greg Fischer announced more than <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/24-security-cameras-are-coming-waterfront-park-following-downtown-louisville-violence">20 security cameras</a> would be added to the Waterfront Park area and that Metro Police presence would be boosted.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:13:08 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9052 at http://wfpl.org Young People Dissatisfied With Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's Plan to Curb Downtown Violence Teen Violence: Community Walk Across Big Four Bridge Draws Crowd, Criticism http://wfpl.org/post/teen-violence-community-walk-across-big-four-bridge-draws-crowd-criticism <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the latest response to last week's downtown teen violence, nearly 200 people joined Mayor Greg Fischer for a walk across the Big Four Bridge Sunday afternoon, but while the event attracted a crowd, it also attracted critics, who question whether it will help solve the problems that inspired it.&nbsp;</span></p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:32:01 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9014 at http://wfpl.org Teen Violence: Community Walk Across Big Four Bridge Draws Crowd, Criticism Two Teens Arrested In Relation to Waterfront Park Violence http://wfpl.org/post/two-teens-arrested-relation-waterfront-park-violence <p>Two teenagers are facing criminal charges in connection with a string of violent incidents that swept through downtown Louisville last weekend.</p><p>On March 22,<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/how-did-so-much-violence-happen-saturday-downtown-louisville"> nearly 200 teens gathered </a>near the Big Four Bridge to honor two victims of a TARC bus stabbing. There were 17 incident reports filed and 32 calls were made for police assistance.</p><p>According to a statement released by Metro Police, Shaquazz E. Allen, 18, and Tyrone D. Booker, 19, were arrested on Friday around 6 p.m.</p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:31:13 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9010 at http://wfpl.org Two Teens Arrested In Relation to Waterfront Park Violence Louisville Teens Express Safety Concerns, 'Push Back' in Conversations About Downtown Violence http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-teens-express-safety-concerns-push-back-conversations-about-downtown-violence <p>Young residents who attended a pair of discussions&nbsp;&nbsp;Thursday in West Louisville to address a recent string of violence downtown expressed concerns about safety in their neighborhoods, but also questioned the usefulness of the city-sponsored talks.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 02:16:21 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8989 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Teens Express Safety Concerns, 'Push Back' in Conversations About Downtown Violence Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Sees Need for Added Hotels http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-sees-need-added-hotels <p>Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said a string of hotels set to be constructed in downtown Louisville will play a vital role in accommodating the city’s growing tourism industry.</p><p>“One of things that is happening in our city and a lot of people don’t recognize it going on, is we’re getting a whole new type of tourist coming to town,” Fischer said.&nbsp; “We’re going to need a lot of capacity.”</p><p>The Bourbon Trail last year attracted nearly 600,000 people and Fischer said “we’re quickly on our way to exceed 1 million.”</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:25:11 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8803 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Sees Need for Added Hotels Smoketown's Sheppard Square Gets Fresh Start http://wfpl.org/post/smoketowns-sheppard-square-gets-fresh-start <p>Efforts to revitalize the Smoketown neighborhood’s Sheppard Square housing development are nearing completion and residents are beginning to move into new apartments.</p><p>The $96.5 million renovation began in 2012 and is the third Hope VI project in Louisville. <a href="http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/ph/hope6">Hope VI</a>&nbsp;is a federally led effort aimed at eradicating distressed public housing.&nbsp; Nearly $22 million for the project came from federal funds.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:10:09 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8830 at http://wfpl.org Smoketown's Sheppard Square Gets Fresh Start