New Federal Funding Seeks To Combat Substance Abuse, Disease in Louisville

October 7, 2015

A $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will go toward collaborative community-based project. Read Story


How A Housing Program Is Helping One Louisville Woman Find Stability

October 7, 2015

April Daugherty went from homelessness to small-business owner. The key was a stable place to live. Read Story

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Meet the Man Who Took Grant County Jail From Bad To Worse

October 7, 2015

Claims of sexual assault, harassment, molestation and more. Alleged lies, cover-ups. Meet the elected jailer who pulled in $88,000-a-year under the gaze of local, state and federal officials. Read Story


‘The BFG’ Brings Roald Dahl’s Giants To Life in Louisville

October 7, 2015

Stage One Family Theatre and the Squallis Puppeteers collaborated on the production. Read Story


Major-Party Candidates For Governor Solidify Positions in Debate

October 6, 2015

Bevin and Conway reminded voters of their positions on key issues such as state pensions, right-to-work legislation and casino gambling. Read Story

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Kentucky Board of Education Approves Contract for New Commissioner 

October 6, 2015

The board voted Tuesday to approve a four-year contract for Stephen Pruitt with an annual salary of $240,000. Read Story

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Conference to Explore Ohio Valley’s Environmental History

October 6, 2015

An academic conference on the environmental history of the Ohio River Valley kicks off in Louisville later this week. It’s sponsored by the Filson Historical Society and the University of Louisville, and over two days, 20 scholars will present papers … Read Story


Yarmuth Weighs In On Kentucky’s Upcoming Republican Presidential Caucus

October 6, 2015

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, is predicting low voter turnout for March’s Republican presidential caucus next year. Read Story

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Remedies Rare For Kentucky Jail Plagued By Death, Abuse

October 6, 2015

As government officials watched, Grant County jail inmates died needlessly and were raped, abused and neglected. Lax security, flawed medical care, inadequate training and other administrative failures flourished. And there's no end in sight. Read Story


State Worker Pension Plan Sees Much Lower Returns Than Others in Kentucky

October 6, 2015

Already home to one of the most underfunded public pension plans in the nation, Kentucky Retirement Systems is losing further ground through its investment choices. Read Story


LISTEN: WDRB’s Eric Crawford Says U of L Escort Allegations Hinge on Text Messages

October 5, 2015

Sports columnist and U of L expert says authenticity of alleged text messages between Powell and McGee is key as investigation continues. Read Story


First Round of Tests Shows Ohio River Algal Bloom is Waning

October 5, 2015

Water sampling shows the massive Ohio River algal bloom is dissipating, which could mean the Ironman swim scheduled for Sunday will go ahead as planned. Read Story

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Kentucky Schools Recognized For Cultures of Health, Wellness

October 5, 2015

A dozen Kentucky schools have been recognized for creating a culture of health and wellness in the classroom to battle childhood obesity. Read Story


Local Program For At-Risk Youth Gets $1.1 Million In Federal Funds

October 5, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Louisville’s YouthBuild program $1.1 million to provide job training to at-risk youth in the city. Read Story