Directing Thunder Over Louisville Is a Family Tradition

April 17, 2015

Perched on the 24th floor of the Galt House, the Thunder Over Louisville command center is a refashioned hotel room stuffed with computers, control decks and soundboards—all the switches and buttons needed to bring the boom that kicks-off the Kentucky Derby Festival. Read Story

Barren River Lake

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Asking EPA to Respond to Concerns Over Kentucky’s Water Pollution Regulation

April 17, 2015

A lawsuit that sought to have the federal government respond to requests for them to take over Kentucky’s water pollution program has been dismissed, but the plaintiffs plan to re-file the suit in the Court of Appeals. Read Story


Flooding Should Cause Few Issues For Thunder Over Louisville, Festival Official Says

April 17, 2015

A surging Ohio River is expected to have a minimal effect on this weekend’s Thunder Over Louisville festivities, despite flooding on some of portions of the waterfront viewing area. Read Story

Listen to WFPL’s Community Conversation on Kentucky’s Heroin Crisis

April 17, 2015

WFPL’s community conversation Thursday on the surge of heroin addiction in the region drew a wide range of participants, including public health officials, treatment professionals and people in recovery. Read Story


University of Kentucky Student Fatally Shot Near Campus

April 17, 2015

Police say a University of Kentucky student was fatally shot in an altercation near campus. Read Story

Kentucky’s Jobless Rate Drops to 5.1 Percent in March

April 17, 2015

Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in March, the lowest rate since June 2001. Read Story

National Wheelchair Basketball Championships Begin Today in Louisville

April 16, 2015

Louisville is once again the site of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association Championships, which began Thursday and continue through Sunday at the Kentucky Expo Center. Read Story


String Quartet Brooklyn Rider Performs at Clifton Center

April 16, 2015

A string quartet at the forefront of contemporary classical music performs tonight at the Clifton Center. Read Story


Louisville Makes Push To Decrease Pedestrian Deaths

April 16, 2015

Louisville's rate of pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 residents is 2.57, according to data provided by the city. That rate is higher than the national rate of 2.33 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents, Fischer said. Read Story

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, right, and his wife, T.J.

Comer Promises Tuition Reimbursements, More Technical Education If Elected Kentucky Governor

April 16, 2015

Under his plan, students would be able to have the full amount of their tuition reimbursed through credits on their Kentucky tax returns if they stay in-state to work. Read Story


Southern Indiana Needle Exchange Program Serves Dozens in 10 Days

April 16, 2015

In its first 10 days, more than 40 people used a new needle exchange program in the Southern Indiana county struggling with an HIV crisis linked to intravenous drug use. Read Story


The Resurgence of Fourth and Muhammad Ali, Downtown Louisville’s ’100 Percent Corner’

April 16, 2015

"Three strikingly good events have occurred in recent days, and it gives me great pleasure to celebrate them," commentator Keith Runyon writes. Read Story


What Would Need to Happen For Louisville to Get a Major League Soccer Team?

April 16, 2015

Advocates of bring pro sports to Louisville have for years focused on the bringing a National Basketball Association to the city. But Louisville is best suited for hosting a Major League Soccer team, according to a recent study by the American City Business Journal. Read Story


Judge Allows Media Outlets to Intervene in Harassment Lawsuit Involving Kentucky Lawmakers

April 15, 2015

The media organizations want access to depositions of former Legislative Research Commission director Bobby Sherman and state Rep. Sannie Overly, a Paris Democrat. Read Story


Property Values on the Rise In Crescent Hill, Butchertown, Highlands, Others

April 15, 2015

More than 60,000 homeowners in Jefferson County got property assessment notices last Friday—and many of them saw a significant bump. Read Story