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Where High-Profile Bills Stand as the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 Session Nears Its End

March 3, 2015

There are high hopes that a few bills will become law in these waning days, including a bill meant to address Kentucky's growing heroin problem and a constitutional amendment that would allow local governments to fund local projects with a temporary sales tax. Read Story

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Photo Exhibition in Louisville Questions the American Dream

March 3, 2015

Charles Mintz’ latest collection, “Lustron Stories: Americans at Home,” explores the themes of place, purpose and the tenuous definition of the "American dream"—all in the context of Lustron prefabricated homes in modern Midwest neighborhoods. Read Story

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Kentucky Teachers Asked to Take Survey About Their Schools

March 2, 2015

A voluntary biennial survey for Kentucky teachers that's meant to measure their opinions of schools, resources, education leadership and community support is now available to take online. Read Story

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AT&T Bill Passes Kentucky Senate, Poised To Become Law

March 2, 2015

Major telephone companies won’t have to offer basic land line service to residents in the 15 largest markets in the state if Gov. Steve Beshear signs a bill that passed the state Senate on Monday. Read Story

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Wal-Mart Gets OK to Build Store Further Away From Roadways in West Louisville

March 2, 2015

The development of a Wal-Mart at Broadway and 18th Street will move forward following the Louisville Metro Board of Zoning Adjustment's unanimous decision Monday to approved two variances. Read Story

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Kentucky Environment Cabinet Secretary’s Compliments for EPA Draw Praise and Criticism

March 2, 2015

As quoted in Politico, Len Peters told conference attendees that he was impressed with the way the Environmental Protection Agency had provided outreach and guidance to states crafting plans to comply with upcoming federal greenhouse gas regulations. Read Story

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Kentucky and Southern Indiana Tornadoes Remembered

March 2, 2015

Three years ago today, a tornado with 170 mile per hour winds tore into buildings, homes and land in Henryville, Ind. Read Story

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Update: Louisville Officials Have Maybe Figured Out the Source of That Smell

March 2, 2015

There's a bad smell in parts of the Louisville area but nobody knows where it's coming from—and it's not thought to be toxic, according to Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District spokesman Tom Nord. Read Story

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Mid-Kentucky Presbytery Approves Same-Sex Marriage Amendment

March 2, 2015

The Mid-Kentucky Presbytery as voted this weekend to approve a same-sex marriage amendment to the national church's constitution. Read Story

Brown-Forman Wins EPA Climate Leadership Award

March 2, 2015

The Louisville-based Brown-Forman Corporation has been awarded an award for its ambitious greenhouse gas reductions by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA presented the company with a 2015 Climate Leadership Award in Arlington, Virginia, last week. Read Story

Hear the Mighty Fine Farm & Food Podcasts

March 1, 2015

  WFPL is proud to partner with Steve Paradis, Summer Auerbach and Ivor Chodkowski in the launch of the second season of Mighty Fine Farm & Food. Every week, you’ll hear local and national guests in conversation about food, farming and sustainability. … Read Story

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Children in West Louisville Have Fewer Opportunities, Study Says

March 1, 2015

The study measures relative opportunity across all census tracts in the 100 largest metropolitan areas. Read Story

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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