paul

Kentucky’s Senators Lead Charge to Defund Planned Parenthood

July 29, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky are backing an effort to completely strip federal funds from Planned Parenthood. Read Story

new omni 2

Downtown Louisville Omni Development Gets Panel’s OK, With Caveats

July 29, 2015

The Downtown Development Review Overlay committee voted 6-2 at to approve the near $300-million development plan, which will include a hotel, apartments and retail. Committee members approved the plan with eight added conditio Read Story

GE Plant Fire Probe Finds Problems With Sprinklers, Hydrants

July 29, 2015

An outdated sprinkler system, alarms that didn't activate properly and inoperable fire hydrants contributed to the intensity of an April fire at General Electric's Appliance Park that destroyed a giant warehouse. Read Story

stethoscope-health

After 50 Years, Medicaid Continues to Help Kentuckians, Official Says

July 29, 2015

Fifty years ago Thursday, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid. into law, initially creating programs to provide health care to the elderly and the poor. Read Story

20150729_131522

1 of 12 Human Rights Complaints Upheld Against Fourth Street Live Since 2004

July 29, 2015

In just over a decade, state and local human rights commissions investigated a dozen allegations of racial discrimination at the Fourth Street Live entertainment district in downtown Louisville. Read Story

Health

Kentucky Hospitals Fall Short on Stopping In-House Infections, Rankings Show

July 29, 2015

The report examines hospitals' capabilities to keep patients from contracting infections in hospitals. Read Story

Bevin, Conway Clash Over Kynect, Education at Kentucky Chamber Debate

July 28, 2015

Bevin has pushed for dismantling Kynect and moving recipients onto the federal health exchange. Read Story

Gabriel Fritz Named Louisville’s Housing and Community Development Director

July 28, 2015

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Tuesday named Gabriel Fritz to be the new director of the Office of Housing and Community Development, an appointment that comes as the city prioritizes its affordable housing needs. Read Story

Louisville Ballet Dancers Participate In Exchange With Australian Company

July 28, 2015

Two dancers with the Louisville Ballet have returned from a six-week exchange program with the Australian Ballet. Read Story

new omni 2

Louisville Omni Development Plan Tweaked Ahead of Review Panel Meeting

July 28, 2015

Developers of the Omni Hotel project on Thursday will take their updated plans back to the Louisville committee responsible for overseeing standards for real estate developments downtown. Read Story

jailvideo10-wave-goodbye-again-larger

New Criminal Charge Filed Against Man at Center of Kentucky Banishment Case

July 28, 2015

The case of Adam Horine, the mentally ill Kentucky man removed from jail and put on a bus to Florida by Carrollton police earlier this year, continues to grow in complexity. He now faces a criminal charge of groping a woman in a northern Kentucky hospital. Read Story

City_Hall-1000x400

‘Big’ Affordable Housing Ordinances Stall, For Now, in Metro Council Committee

July 27, 2015

An ordinance that affordable housing advocates consider a big step forward in Louisville's quest to boost living options for low-income residents is being held up in a Metro Council ad hoc committee. Read Story

IMG_4527

Prescription Drug Abuse in Kentucky Declined After 2012 Law, Report Says

July 27, 2015

The so-called “pill-mill bill” required pain management facilities to be owned by a licensed physician, and pharmacists to register with a prescription monitoring system called KASPER. Read Story

1024px-Rainbow_flag_and_blue_skies1

So. Indiana Clerk Employee Alleges That Firing Over Gay Marriage License Refusal Violated Rights

July 27, 2015

Harrison County, Indiana, officials are being sued in federal court by a former employee of the county clerk’s office who claims she was fired after refusing to process a same-sex marriage license. Read Story