Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition Announced

By Tara Anderson

“Let Me Tell You” is a collection of songs for soprano and orchestra, composed by Hans Abrahamsen, with a libretto by Paul Griffiths. Read Story


Boyd County Landfill Agrees To Scale Back Following Residents’ Complaints

By Erica Peterson

A landfill in Eastern Kentucky will shrink after the company, state and citizens' groups reached an agreement Tuesday. Read Story

At Rancho San Antonio county park, these turkeys were wandering around the picnic areas

Ideas For Making a Kentucky-Sourced Thanksgiving Dinner

By Sarah Fritschner

Longtime Louisville food writer Sarah Fritschner shares tips for cooking a Thanksgiving dinner made from Kentucky-grown ingredients. Read Story

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Grant County Jail, Officials Again at Center of Controversy

By R.G. Dunlop

Last November’s elections ushered in a new jailer and new judge-executive, both of whom promised reforms. Read Story

Beshear Orders Voting Rights Restored For Non-Violent Kentucky Felons

By Staff

Gov. Steve Beshear will sign an executive order restoring voting rights to non-violent felons in Kentucky who have completed their sentences. Read Story


ACLU Sues Indiana Gov. Pence For Blocking Syrian Refugees

By Associated Press

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed the lawsuit Monday night on behalf of Indianapolis-based nonprofit Exodus Refugee Immigration. Read Story


Louisville Police Turn To Turkeys To Tackle Residents’ Trepidation

By Jacob Ryan

The Ninth Mobile Division is a revamped version of the VIPER Unit. Like its predecessor, it is tasked with targeting areas with high rates of violent crime. Read Story

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LISTEN: Seeking — and Not Finding — Racial Balance on Louisville Juries

By Staff

Kentucky’s high court still must decide whether a judge has the legal authority to dismiss a jury because of its racial makeup. Read Story


Louisville Restaurant To Welcome Refugees For Thanksgiving Meal

By Jacob Ryan

The restaurant is usually closed on Thanksgiving, but this year the eatery will open to more than 100 refugees from Syria, Iraq, Cuba, Somalia and other countries. Read Story

Despite a desire for government services, Americans in a new poll were clearly dissatisfied with the level of service they feel they receive.

Poll: 1 In 5 Americans Trusts The Government


Despite this desire for government services, Americans are clearly dissatisfied with the level of service they feel they receive. Read Story


Need a Drink This Thanksgiving? Here’s a Recipe From One Louisville Restaurant

By Staff

Susie Hoyt of the Silver Dollar restaurant in Louisville recently showed WFPL News' J. Tyler Franklin how to make an Autumn Leaves cocktail. Read Story


Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones Won’t Run For Office In 2016

By Joseph Lord

Saying he's unwilling to give up his sports commentary gig just yet, Kentucky Sports Radio founder Matt Jones announced Monday he won't run for political office in 2016. Read Story


Kentucky Unprepared for Climate Change Risks, Analysis Shows

By Erica Peterson

Climate Central and ICF International found that the commonwealth faces a series of risks ranging from severe weather to wildfires. Read Story


Fischer, Other Mayors Defend Refugee Resettlement

By Ashley Lopez

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved stricter security measures that could limit the resettlement of Syrians in the U.S. Read Story