Discussion About the Future of Louisville Fire Protection Off To Bumpy Start

February 28, 2015

A proposed plan to merge Jefferson County’s 17 suburban fire districts with Louisville Fire & Rescue has ignited a heated fight between one council member and the suburban fire chiefs. Read Story

Kentucky Couples File Brief in Same-Sex Marriage Case Before Supreme Court

February 27, 2015

In a legal brief filed Friday to the U.S. Supreme Court, Kentucky couples challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage argued that the 2004 law violates constitutional due process and equality protections. Read Story


Louisville Emergency Services Now a Single Agency

February 27, 2015

Metro Louisville's three emergency services departments have been consolidated into one agency, Mayor Greg Fischer announced Friday. Read Story

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Despite GOP Objections, Kentucky House Moves On Legislative Research Commission Reforms

February 27, 2015

The state House on Friday passed a bill that would create a personnel policy for the troubled Legislative Research Commission, the state agency that provides staffers and research for legislators. Read Story


Nominees Selected For Open Kentucky Supreme Court Seat

February 27, 2015

A committee has nominated three candidates to replace former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott, who resigned in January to enter the Republican race for governor. Read Story

Louisville Metro Police Establishes New Task Force To Combat Spike In Homicides

February 27, 2015

Louisville Metro Police is teaming with federal law enforcement agencies to establish a new task force to address a recent surge in homicides, officials announced on Thursday. Read Story


Mid-Kentucky Presbytery Voting On Same-Sex Marriage on Saturday

February 27, 2015

The votes taking place this weekend will count as just 1 of 172 presbytery votes that make up Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), whose headquarters is located in Louisville. Read Story


What To See at the Humana Festival of New American Plays

February 27, 2015

Here is the essential guide to navigating Humana Festival 2015. Read Story

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


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


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