Politics
2:56 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Prefers Urban-Style Walmart, Has Concern About Cost

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Mayor Greg Fischer agrees with neighborhood leaders who favor an urban design for the planned Walmart coming to west Louisville, but he warns the potential for extra cost could be a roadblock.

Last month, a coalition of residents and preservationists held a forum calling on Walmart and the city to build a more urban-styled store to benefit pedestrians and public transit users.

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Education
1:20 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

University of Louisville Releases High-Profile Audit

Students at the University of Louisville's Belknap campus earlier this year.
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The University of Louisville on Wednesday released a highly-anticipated audit examining the school's financial controls.

Strothman and Company, a Louisville-based firm that is known for working with large governmental organizations, made 17 recommendations for changes. The recommendations including:

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Local News
12:45 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

The Louisville Forum Is Adding a Transgender Panelist to the 'Growing Up Transgender' Discussion

Henry Brousseau
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The Louisville Forum has added a transgender student to its panel discussion on transgender issues.

LGBTQ and transgender activists recently criticized the the nonpartisan discussion group's July 9 "Growing Up Transgender" panel because it did not include a transgender person.

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Local News
9:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Louisville Shouldn't Make Cyclists Pay a Fee, Mayor Greg Fischer Says

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer does not support a tax or licensing fee on cyclists in the city.

In an hour long interview Monday with WFPL, Fischer said city leaders should encourage people to bike more often—not worry about getting revenue from cyclists.

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Local News
7:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Where Are Louisville's Most-Ticketed Parking Meters? (Hint: They're All On the Same Block.)

Parking Meter
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Last week, the Parking Authority of River City made two announcements. First, the hourly rate at parking meters would go from $1.25 to $1.50. Second, PARC will begin enforcing parking laws on Saturdays.

Paying meters was required on Saturdays, but the law wasn’t strongly enforced.

But it set us wondering. If Saturday was the time when you were previously least likely to get a ticket, when or where are you most likely to end up catching a green envelope on your windshield?

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Local News
9:45 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

University of Louisville Officially Joins the Atlantic Coast Conference

University of Louisville's mascot Louie, right, and Georgia Tech's mascot Buzz hug while all the ACC mascots are presented during UofL's induction ceremony into the ACC at Fourth Street Live.

The University of Louisville on Tuesday officially joined the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The ACC is the Cardinals' fourth conference since athletics director Tom Jurich arrived in 1997. At different times during his tenure, UofL's conferences suffered from questionable stability. The ACC allayed those concerns  in November 2012 with an offer for UofL to join.

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Politics
8:47 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Federal Ruling is 'Martial Law' Against Marriage, Says Family Foundation of Kentucky

Kent Ostrander
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A federal judge's ruling striking down Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage undermines voters authority to define marriage as they see fit.

That's according to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and anti-gay rights activists with the Family Foundation of Kentucky, who lashed out at a court decision Tuesday against the Kentucky's gay marriage ban.

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Local News
7:15 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

U.S. Team's World Cup Loss Leaves Fans in Louisville Disappointed

A USA fan reacts to Belgium scoring their first goal while watching the USA vs. Belgium World Cup match at Fourth Street Live.
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The United States men's soccer team tried to prolong its World Cup run Tuesday against Belgium.

With the match underway a continent away, a throng of fans gathered at Louisville Fourth Street Live. They watched every kick, shove and flop on a mega-screen,  cheering  each of goalkeeper Tim Howard's saves and jeering Belgium's two goals.

When the final whistle sealed the U.S.A's fate, fans left Fourth Street disappointed in the loss.

Here is what a few of them had to say:

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Local News
5:19 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Former Louisville Teamsters President Indicted

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A federal grand jury in Louisville on Tuesday indicted the former head of a local Teamsters union for allegedly embezzling union funds and making illegal loans.

Thomas Vincent Jr., 53, of Louisville, was president of Teamsters Local 783 from 2006 through 2011, according to a press release issued Tuesday afternoon from U.S. Attorney David Hale's office.

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Education
4:12 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Attorney General Demands University of Louisville Provide High-Profile Audit For Review

The oval and Grawemeyer Hall at the University of Louisville's Belknap campus.
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The state attorney general’s office has asked the University of Louisville to explain why it still won’t release a high-profile audit that examined the school’s financial controls.

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting has sought a copy of the report since April and last month filed an appeal with the attorney general following the university’s denial of a public records request.

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