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

Kentucky Gubernatorial Candidate Comer Calls For Reducing Medicaid Rolls, Repealing Obamacare

March 30, 2015

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jamie Comer says he wants Kentuckians off Medicaid and onto private insurance. Read Story


Rural Kentucky Hospitals Struggling Because of Decline in Private Insurance, State Audit Says

March 30, 2015

An increase in Medicaid services and a decline in the private insurance market in rural Kentucky has hit rural hospitals hard, according to State Auditor Adam Edelen. Read Story

Louisville Police Hosting Crime Prevention Workshops In Southwest Louisville

March 30, 2015

Louisville Metro Police Department is encouraging residents to attend a meeting in southwest Jefferson County on Tuesday night to discuss crime prevention and conflict resolution. Read Story


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


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


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

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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