Local News
10:59 am
Mon March 31, 2014

WFPL News Wins Many Awards From the Kentucky AP

WFPL News won a total of 25 awards at the Kentucky AP Broadcasters contest this weekend.

The newsroom took home nine first place trophies, ten for second place and six honorable mentions. WFPL's first place wins came in the categories of:

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Politics
10:02 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Highlights of the Kentucky State Budget Compromise

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  FRANKFORT—State House and Senate leaders have agreed on the details of a $20.3 billion biennial state budget that largely preserves Gov. Steve Beshear's intention to restore funding for K-12 education. A final vote on the plan is expected late Monday night.

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Environment
7:19 am
Mon March 31, 2014

New Recycling Program in Louisville's Center Aims to Divert More Waste Away from Landfill

Louisville Metro Government is rolling out a new voluntary program in the city’s Central Business District to try to increase recycling rates. ‘Wet-dry recycling’ is meant to make the process of recycling easier and more automatic for residents and businesses.

Here’s the way recycling works in most places: you have a special bin for cans or paper or bottles. Every time you go to throw something away, you have a choice to make: is it recyclable or not?

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Local News
6:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Public Input Sought on Making Louisville Playgrounds Smoke-free

Today is the last day to complete a survey to gather community input on smoking in city playgrounds.

Signs reading “Children at Play – Thank You For Not Smoking” were installed in the playgrounds of Cherokee, Iroquois and Shawnee Park last year.         

Health department spokesperson Kathy Harrison says that led to a reduction in the number of cigarette butts found in the area, but Louisville needs a smoke-free policy for its public parks.

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Arts and Humanities
11:23 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

REVIEW | Musical Adaptation of 'The Color Purple' Stands On Its Own

Tymika Prince as Celie and Shajuana Motley as Shug Avery in JCC CenterStage's "The Color Purple."
Credit CenterStage

CenterStage at the Jewish Community Center has a hit in their sold-out production of "The Color Purple" musical adaptation. Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, with a book by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright Marsha Norman (a Louisville native),  “The Color Purple” features highly entertaining blues, jazz, ragtime and pop-inspired music by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray that allows this adaptation stand on its own feet. 

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Local News
7:33 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

NCAA Men: Kentucky Wildcats Headed to Final Four

Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds left Sunday to lift Kentucky to a 75-72 win over Michigan and a trip to the Final Four in the men's NCAA basketball tournament.

Harrison, one of five freshmen on eighth-seeded Kentucky's starting lineup, elevated over Caris LeVert, and drained it. He scored all 12 of his points over the last 8:05.

Nik Stauskas missed a heave at the buzzer and the Wildcats (28-10) rushed off the bench and dogpiled Harrison at midcourt.

Local News
5:32 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

Teen Violence: Community Walk Across Big Four Bridge Draws Crowd, Criticism

In the latest response to last week's downtown teen violence, nearly 200 people joined Mayor Greg Fischer for a walk across the Big Four Bridge Sunday afternoon, but while the event attracted a crowd, it also attracted critics, who question whether it will help solve the problems that inspired it. 

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Local News
4:49 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

NCAA: U of L Women Beat LSU, Advance to Elite Eight

Shoni Schimmel scored 19 points, Tia Gibbs added five 3-pointers and third-seeded Louisville rolled seventh-seeded LSU 73-47 on Sunday to reach the regional final of the NCAA tournament.

Facing an injury-riddled Tigers squad that dressed just eight players, the Cardinals (33-4) rung up another rout highlighted by a season-best 12 3-pointers with the two seniors leading the way. Schimmel was 3 of 5 from beyond the arc and three other Cardinals contributed.

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Arts and Humanities
7:00 am
Sun March 30, 2014

As Louisville Considers Youth Safety, Humana Fest Play Confronts Issue Head-On

Cherene Snow (Lena) delivering the opening monologue, with Sally Diallo (Devine) in background, in Kimber Lee's "brownsville song (b-side for tray)," Humana Festival of New American Plays, 2014.
Credit Bill Brymer / Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville continues to react to a series of violent incidents last weekend, when a gathering of teens at a Waterfront Park vigil for a youth stabbed on a TARC bus became volatile, and attendees allegedly committed several acts of violence throughout downtown. 

The events of last weekend have led to greater police presence downtown and community meetings with teens in West Louisville.

Meanwhile, downtown at Third and Main streets, the 38th annual Humana Festival of New American Plays is underway at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

These two stories aren’t usually connected. But one of the plays making its world premiere in the festival is “brownsville song (b-side for tray),” a powerful drama about an African American teen victim of gang violence.

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Local News
7:31 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

Two Teens Arrested In Relation to Waterfront Park Violence

Waterfront Park in downtown Louisville
Credit Nick Roberts, SpeedDemon2 Photography, www.speeddemon2.com

Two teenagers are facing criminal charges in connection with a string of violent incidents that swept through downtown Louisville last weekend.

On March 22, nearly 200 teens gathered near the Big Four Bridge to honor two victims of a TARC bus stabbing. There were 17 incident reports filed and 32 calls were made for police assistance.

According to a statement released by Metro Police, Shaquazz E. Allen, 18, and Tyrone D. Booker, 19, were arrested on Friday around 6 p.m.

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