Louisville Metro Council Committee OKs Needle Exchange Program

April 21, 2015

In a light of a spike in heroin abuse and an HIV outbreak nearby in Southern Indiana, a Louisville Metro Council committee on Tuesday unanimously voted to allow the city's health department to create a needle exchange program. Read Story


9 Charged in Mass Theft of Pappy Van Winkle, Wild Turkey Bourbon

April 21, 2015

Nine people have been indicted on charges of stealing what Kentucky authorities say was more bourbon whiskey than one person could drink in a lifetime. Read Story


TARC Considers Cutting Routes Because of Budget Shortfall

April 21, 2015

The proposed reductions affect buses serving routes on Broadway, Dixie Highway, Preston Highway and Fourth Street, among others, according to a news release. Read Story


Louisville Metro Council Members Frustrated With Lack of Information About Pit Bull’s Death

April 21, 2015

Louisville Metro Council members looking into the controversial euthanizing of a dog last year by Metro Animal Services said on Monday that the agency still hasn't turned over all the requested emails and information. Read Story


LG&E and KU Ask to Withdraw Proposed Service Charge Hike

April 21, 2015

Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities are proposing to withdraw the rate case pending before the Kentucky Public Service Commission, after reaching a settlement with intervenors. Read Story

Jayne Rowse (left) and April DeBoer with their four children, Jacob (from left), Rylee, Nolan and Ryanne at a news conference in March.

Meet The ‘Accidental Activists’ Of The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex-Marriage Case

April 21, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court hears legal arguments next week in the legal battle over same-sex marriage. It's an extraordinarily high-stakes clash, but the men and women at the center of it see themselves as incredibly ordinary. The 12 couples and two widowers include doctors, lawyers, an Army sergeant, nurses and teachers. Read Story


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

Barren River Lake

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