KentuckyOne Opens Downtown Louisville ‘Health Lifestyle Center’

February 26, 2015

The downtown location, at 250 E Liberty St., will serve Louisvillians who live in the West End—where rates of heart attack, diabetes, obesity and hypertension are extremely high. Read Story

NRDC Targets McConnell’s Environmental Record in New Campaign

February 26, 2015

A national group has launched a campaign to highlight Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s environmental record. Read Story

Former Louisville Cardinals Player Chris Jones Charged With Rape

February 26, 2015

Former University of Louisville basketball player Chris Jones has been charged with rape and sodomy, The Courier-Journal reports. Read Story

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Amid Federal Pressure, Kentucky Drug Courts Look Into Expanding Addiction Treatment

February 26, 2015

The move comes after White House drug czar Michael Botticelli said in February that drug courts that prohibit medical treatment would stop receiving federal funding. Read Story

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Remembering Louisville’s Glorious Movie Row

February 26, 2015

A few weeks ago, on a Saturday afternoon, I found myself on the stage of the Brown Theatre interviewing a distinguished filmmaker about his new movie. All of the sudden, as I sat there looking out at the audience of nearly 1,000 people, I was swept back 50 or 60 years ago to the days when the Brown was just one of a whole cluster of theatres in downtown Louisville that screened movies. Read Story

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Louisville Man’s Life and Death Highlights Plight of Homeless

February 26, 2015

Kenny Winfield had a job and a home years ago, but family and friends say a personal tragedy and alcohol abuse led him to life on Louisville's streets—a situation common among the homeless, one expert said. Read Story

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Listen to Our News Special on the Surge of Heroin in Kentucky

February 26, 2015

In this WFPL News special that aired Wednesday, we talked about the heroin surge and the response to what many call a public health epidemic. Read Story

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Kentucky Doesn’t Have Any More Working Union Coal Miners

February 26, 2015

For the first time in about a century, no union coal miners are working in Kentucky. The state’s few remaining union miners were laid off New Year's Eve when Patriot Coal’s Highland Mine in Western Kentucky shut down. Read Story

Kentucky House Passes Public-Private Partnership Bill Without N. Ky. Toll Ban

February 25, 2015

The Kentucky House on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow the state to engage in public-private partnerships. Read Story

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Fired University of Louisville Executive Sues School, Alleges Retaliation

February 25, 2015

A former top administrator at the University of Louisville has filed suit against the school’s board of trustees, alleging he was fired because he spoke out about health insurance bidding issues and racial discrimination of employees. Read Story

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Revelation of Video Feed May Lead to Call to Reopen Louisville DUI Cases

February 25, 2015

The recent revelation of a previously unknown video feed may lead to an influx of filings to re-opened Louisville drunk driving cases in the near future. Read Story

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Kentucky Lawmakers Argue Over the Specifics of Heroin Legislation

February 25, 2015

The state Senate's first public discussion of the House's heroin bill on Wednesday highlighted the differences between the two chambers as they seek to address a surge in addiction throughout Kentucky. Read Story

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Louisville’s Heroin Treatment Centers Feel Strain of Surging Addiction Rates

February 25, 2015

In recent years, Kentucky has seen a surge of heroin addiction— a situation created in part by a legislative crackdown on prescription drug abuse. Read Story