Bacardi Buys Louisville-Based Maker of Angel’s Envy Bourbon

March 30, 2015

International spirits company Bacardi Limited has made its entry into the booming bourbon market with the purchase, announced today, of a Louisville-based bourbon maker. Read Story

Ethics Committee to Investigate Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield, Wife’s Lobbying Work

March 30, 2015

A congressional ethics subcommittee has been directed to investigate whether U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield violated House rules in connection with his wife's lobbying work for The Humane Society of the United States. Read Story


President Obama to Visit Louisville This Week

March 30, 2015

President Barack Obama will visit Louisville on Thursday to discuss the economy, Mayor Greg Fischer said Monday via Twitter. Read Story


Jobs Are Moving Beyond Louisville Residents’ Typical Commutes, Report Says

March 30, 2015

The number of jobs within Louisville area residents' typical commute distances decreased 11 percent from 2000 to 2012, according to a report released this month by the Brookings Institution. Read Story


Regulators to Hear Public Comments Tonight on Proposed LG&E Rate Increase

March 30, 2015

Louisville Gas and Electric is asking the PSC to approve the rate increase to help the company recoup the costs associated with several projects, including constructing a new natural gas-fired power plant at the site of the Cane Run coal plant. The new gas plant is expected to be in service in May, and the coal units will be retired. Read Story

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Strange Fruit: Grassroots Activists Bring Juneteenth Festival Back to Louisville

March 29, 2015

This week we introduce you to a new member of the WFPL newsroom, politics reporter Ashley Lopez. Ashley joins us to talk about Indiana's controversial "religious freedom" act, Louisville's attempt to appeal to LGBT tourists, and a recent poll showing Kentucky's opposition to marriage equality. Read Story

No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats Hold Off Notre Dame to Reach Final Four

March 28, 2015

Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and the top-seeded Wildcats kept their unbeaten season and national title hopes intact with a 68-66 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night in the Midwest Regional final. Read Story

Seventh-Seed Dayton Beats Louisville Cardinals 82-66 in Women’s NCAA Tournament

March 28, 2015

Andrea Hoover scored 26 points and seventh-seeded Dayton continued its improbable run in the NCAA Tournament with an 82-66 win over third-seeded Louisville in the regional semifinals on Saturday. Read Story

Melinda Townsend-Breslin holds a photo showing her and her mother standing in the parking lot of a favorite thrift store in 2013.

Medical Bills Linger, Long After Cancer Treatment Ends

March 28, 2015

Melinda Townsend-Breslin keeps a photo of herself on her refrigerator standing with her mother, MaryLou Townsend, in the front of the Unique Thrift Store in Louisville, Ky. They're side by side in the parking lot, both wearing white shirts and sporting short, practical haircuts. Read Story

Louisville Cardinals Beats NC State 75-65 to Join Elite 8

March 28, 2015

Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points, reserve Anton Gill keyed a late-game surge, and Louisville beat North Carolina State 75-65 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals of the men's NCAA Tournament. Read Story


Former Police Deputy Chief Takes Over Louisville Youth Detention Services

March 27, 2015

The new director of Louisville Metro Youth Detention Services is a 24-year veteran of Louisville Metro Police. Read Story

Ethics Panel Steps Up Inquiry of Kentucky Rep. Whitfield

March 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee is forming an investigative subcommittee to determine whether Republican Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky violated House rules by allowing his wife to lobby staff members on issues related to her work with the Humane … Read Story

Beshear, Feds Announce $38 Million In Grants For Coal Communities

March 27, 2015

The federal government will award as much as $38 million in grants this year to assist Eastern Kentucky communities negatively affected by the decline of the coal industry. Read Story


Louisville’s 2.8-Percent Population Growth Fueled by Suburbs

March 27, 2015

About 34,000 more people are living in the metro area now than compared to about 15 years ago Read Story