Noah’s Ark Developer Seeking Lost Kentucky Tax Incentive

July 1, 2015

Lawyers for a Christian ministry that's building a Noah's ark theme park in Kentucky say state officials violated First Amendment religious protections when they denied the project a state tax incentive worth millions. Read Story

A Deeper Look at Hate Groups In the U.S. and Kentucky

July 1, 2015

The Birmingham-based Southern Poverty Law Center recognizes 784 active hate groups in the U.S. Of those, 16 are active in Kentucky. The Kentucky groups include black separatist, the Klu Klux Klan and racist skinhead, among others. Read Story

Minimum wage increase supporters at a recent Metro Council meeting.

Louisville’s Minimum Wage Hike Could Be An Example Through the South

July 1, 2015

This change will affect thousands of workers in the city, according to some estimates. But economic groups say the wage hike could also have a sweeping impact throughout the American South. Read Story

needles

Kentucky Prosecutor Wants ‘Good Samaritan’ Policy Out of Anti-Heroin Law

July 1, 2015

The provision extends criminal protections to people who report an overdose, and also to overdose victims. Read Story

French_Door_factory

Report: Antitrust Lawyers Opposed to Electrolux-GE Deal

July 1, 2015

The future ownership of Louisville's Appliance Park is in question after a report Wednesday that antitrust lawyers are opposed to the sale of GE's appliance business to the Swedish-based Electrolux. Read Story

Promotion for HIV Clinic in Austin, Ind.

Southern Indiana Town Moves HIV Testing Site

July 1, 2015

The Scott County Health Department has begun offering HIV testing at a new location in the Southern Indiana community battling an outbreak of the disease. Read Story

Donetta Held unloads needles and pipes confiscated from a contaminated meth home. She owns an environmental decontamination company and says meth tests are their most demanded service.

Buy A Meth House Unawares And Pay The Health Consequences

July 1, 2015

Indiana leads the nation in the number of meth lab seizures, causing hundreds of homes to be contaminated with dangerous chemicals each year. Read Story

Capitol-Thinkstock

Comer Lost Republican Gubernatorial Primary Despite Late Surge In Big Donations

July 1, 2015

These latest records shed light on so-called “unauthorized campaign committees,” which can raise and spend money to support or oppose candidates — without the authorization of candidates themselves. Unlike personal donations that are capped at $1,000 in Kentucky, the committees can donate as much as they’d like. Read Story

Kentucky Filing Lawsuit Challenging EPA Waterways Regulations

June 30, 2015

At issue are regulations finalized by the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers in May that the government says will clarify which waterways in the country are subject to the Clean Water Act. Read Story

money

How Raising the Overtime Salary Threshold Could Affect Kentucky

June 30, 2015

Kentucky Center for Economic Policy director Jason Bailey said the rule also means employees are less likely to be pressured to work more than 40 hours per week. Read Story

Minimum wage increase supporters at a recent Metro Council meeting.

Court Denies Request to Halt Louisville’s Minimum Wage Hike

June 30, 2015

The same day a court upheld the city’s minimum wage ordinance, industry groups filed an emergency motion asking a judge to stop the law from going into effect on Wednesday. Read Story

‘Connect/Disconnect’ Seeks to Transform Louisville Site Through Public Art

June 30, 2015

This is the first project to come from Louisville Metro Government’s Public Art Initiative. It will launch in August and run through November. Read Story

Mitch McConnell speaking Monday in Louisville.

Mitch McConnell Applauds EPA Ruling During Stop In Louisville

June 29, 2015

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is applauding a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the Obama Administration overstepped when it set limits for toxic air pollutants through an EPA rule. Read Story