Louisville Orchestra Presents Independence Day Festivities

July 3, 2015

After a one-year hiatus due to a lack of funding, fireworks and music will return to downtown on the Fourth of July, with performances from three local bands, followed by the Louisville Orchestra at 8:30 p.m. Read Story


Aetna to Buy Louisville-Based Humana For $37 Billion

July 3, 2015

Louisville-based Humana has agreed to be sold to Connecticut-based rival Aetna for $37 billion, the companies announced early Friday. Read Story


Forecastle Festival’s Electricity Usage Will Be Offset With Green Energy

July 2, 2015

Forecastle is partnering with Arcadia Power, a company that buys Renewable Energy Certificates—or RECs—from wind farms around the company to offset power created from fossil fuels. Read Story

Tadd Roberts and Benjamin Moore

Nearly a Week Later, Some Kentucky Clerks Still Refuse to Issue Marriage Licenses

July 2, 2015

Green County Clerk Billy Joe Lowe said he will resume issuing marriage licenses next week, but only to heterosexual couples. Read Story


After Decade-Long Protest, Louisville Church Plans Weekend of Free Same-Sex Weddings

July 2, 2015

The church leaders have declined to perform wedding ceremonies for nearly 10 years in protest of the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Read Story

2 Dead in Old Louisville Fire

July 2, 2015

Louisville firefighters were dispatched just before 8 a.m. Thursday to what would become a three-alarm fire on the 200 block of South Second Street, said Capt. Sal Melendez, a spokesman for the department. Read Story

Kentucky Shakespeare Opens a Very Scottish Macbeth

July 2, 2015

Kentucky Shakespeare opens its final full-scale production of the summer season tonight Friday, a Scottish-infused version of "Macbeth." Read Story


The ‘Move Louisville’ Transportation Plan May Come Out This Month

July 2, 2015

The development of the Move Louisville strategic plan began in November 2013. Read Story

Noah’s Ark Developer Seeking Lost Kentucky Tax Incentive

July 1, 2015

Lawyers for a Christian ministry that's building a Noah's ark theme park in Kentucky say state officials violated First Amendment religious protections when they denied the project a state tax incentive worth millions. Read Story

A Deeper Look at Hate Groups In the U.S. and Kentucky

July 1, 2015

The Birmingham-based Southern Poverty Law Center recognizes 784 active hate groups in the U.S. Of those, 16 are active in Kentucky. The Kentucky groups include black separatist, the Klu Klux Klan and racist skinhead, among others. Read Story

Minimum wage increase supporters at a recent Metro Council meeting.

Louisville’s Minimum Wage Hike Could Be An Example Through the South

July 1, 2015

This change will affect thousands of workers in the city, according to some estimates. But economic groups say the wage hike could also have a sweeping impact throughout the American South. Read Story


Kentucky Prosecutor Wants ‘Good Samaritan’ Policy Out of Anti-Heroin Law

July 1, 2015

The provision extends criminal protections to people who report an overdose, and also to overdose victims. Read Story


Report: Antitrust Lawyers Opposed to Electrolux-GE Deal

July 1, 2015

The future ownership of Louisville's Appliance Park is in question after a report Wednesday that antitrust lawyers are opposed to the sale of GE's appliance business to the Swedish-based Electrolux. Read Story

Promotion for HIV Clinic in Austin, Ind.

Southern Indiana Town Moves HIV Testing Site

July 1, 2015

The Scott County Health Department has begun offering HIV testing at a new location in the Southern Indiana community battling an outbreak of the disease. Read Story

Donetta Held unloads needles and pipes confiscated from a contaminated meth home. She owns an environmental decontamination company and says meth tests are their most demanded service.

Buy A Meth House Unawares And Pay The Health Consequences

July 1, 2015

Indiana leads the nation in the number of meth lab seizures, causing hundreds of homes to be contaminated with dangerous chemicals each year. Read Story