Indiana Governor Extends Scott County Needle-Exchange Program to Curb HIV

April 20, 2015

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has extended a needle-exchange program in a southern Indiana county to help combat an HIV outbreak. Read Story

Volunteers Sought For Kentucky Foster Care Review Boards

April 20, 2015

The volunteers are needed to review cases of children placed in foster care and to ensure speedy placement in permanent homes, said Dolores Smith, a spokeswoman for the Kentucky Department of Family and Juvenile Services. Read Story

Photos Sought For Coffee Table Book Celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial

April 20, 2015

The Indiana Bicentennial Commission is asking Hoosiers to submit digital photographs for possible inclusion in a coffee table book commemorating Indiana’s 200 years of statehood Read Story

Strange Fruit: Family Guy’s Kirker Butler says ‘Nothing is Off Limits’

April 20, 2015

Comedy writer Kirker Butler has written for "Family Guy" and "The Cleveland Show," but his most recent work is a satirical novel called “Pretty Ugly,” about a Southern family whose child is involved in beauty pageants. Read Story


Study Quantifies Economic Effect of Electricity Price Increases in Kentucky and the Rest of the U.S.

April 20, 2015

A new whitepaper released by Kentucky regulators in draft form last week quantifies the economic effects of rising electricity prices on jobs in the state and around the country. Read Story

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Jefferson County Public Schools Seeks Leeway on Tests for English as Second Language Students

April 19, 2015

Jefferson County—compared to other districts in the state—has a fairly high number of refugee and immigrant students. Read Story


Directing Thunder Over Louisville Is a Family Tradition

April 17, 2015

Perched on the 24th floor of the Galt House, the Thunder Over Louisville command center is a refashioned hotel room stuffed with computers, control decks and soundboards—all the switches and buttons needed to bring the boom that kicks-off the Kentucky Derby Festival. Read Story

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Asking EPA to Respond to Concerns Over Kentucky’s Water Pollution Regulation

April 17, 2015

A lawsuit that sought to have the federal government respond to requests for them to take over Kentucky’s water pollution program has been dismissed, but the plaintiffs plan to re-file the suit in the Court of Appeals. Read Story


Flooding Should Cause Few Issues For Thunder Over Louisville, Festival Official Says

April 17, 2015

A surging Ohio River is expected to have a minimal effect on this weekend’s Thunder Over Louisville festivities, despite flooding on some of portions of the waterfront viewing area. Read Story


Listen to WFPL’s Community Conversation on Kentucky’s Heroin Crisis

April 17, 2015

WFPL’s community conversation Thursday on the surge of heroin addiction in the region drew a wide range of participants, including public health officials, treatment professionals and people in recovery. Read Story


University of Kentucky Student Fatally Shot Near Campus

April 17, 2015

Police say a University of Kentucky student was fatally shot in an altercation near campus. Read Story

Kentucky’s Jobless Rate Drops to 5.1 Percent in March

April 17, 2015

Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in March, the lowest rate since June 2001. Read Story

National Wheelchair Basketball Championships Begin Today in Louisville

April 16, 2015

Louisville is once again the site of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association Championships, which began Thursday and continue through Sunday at the Kentucky Expo Center. Read Story


String Quartet Brooklyn Rider Performs at Clifton Center

April 16, 2015

A string quartet at the forefront of contemporary classical music performs tonight at the Clifton Center. Read Story


Louisville Makes Push To Decrease Pedestrian Deaths

April 16, 2015

Louisville's rate of pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 residents is 2.57, according to data provided by the city. That rate is higher than the national rate of 2.33 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents, Fischer said. Read Story