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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Politics
6:07 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

Kentucky State Budget Battle Shifts Focus to Rupp Arena Renovations

Credit File photo

  FRANKFORT—Kentucky state lawmakers spent the first several hours of a Saturday afternoon budget conference haranguing one another for Washington-style politicking and discussing whether to use state bonds to finance portions of a $310 million renovation plan for the University of Kentucky's Rupp Arena.

The fourth consecutive day of budget negotiations between House Democratic and Senate GOP leadership began with heightened levels of rancor, with each side blaming the other for adhering to politics that invoked the specters of Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

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Local News
3:47 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

Kentucky Women's Basketball Loses to Baylor in Sweet 16

Odyssey Sims and Baylor are back in the regional finals after turning an expected thriller of a rematch into a rout.

Sims scored 25 points, including her 1,000th this season, to lead No. 2 seed Baylor to a 90-72 win over third-seeded Kentucky on Saturday in the Sweet 16.

Baylor's sensational senior guard became only the second player to reach that milestone in a single season. She is 41 points behind Jackie Stiles' record of 1,062 for one year set in 2001.

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Education
7:00 am
Sat March 29, 2014

Debbie Wesslund Won't Run Again for Jefferson County Board of Education

Debbie Wesslund
Credit Jefferson County Public Schools

Jefferson County Board of Education member Debbie Wesslund won’t seek re-election this year.

Wesslund has for eight years represented the board's third district, which covers northeastern Jefferson County. 

She says the decision to not run for another term involved a lot of thought. But she adds that she's relieved to make the announcement.

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Local News
1:06 am
Sat March 29, 2014

NCAA: Kentucky Beats Louisville 74-69; Will Face Michigan for Final Four Berth

Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer with 39 seconds left to give Kentucky the go-ahead points Friday night in a 74-69 victory in the men’s NCAA Midwest Regional over rival Louisville. Harrison, Julius Randle and Dakari Johnson, all finished with 15 points for the eighth-seeded Wildcats, who will play Michigan in Sunday's regional final.   

Fourth-seeded Louisville got 23 points from senior Russ Smith, who missed a late 3 with a chance to tie.

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Local News
10:00 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Democrats Mike O'Connell and Karen Faulkner Lash Out in Jefferson County Attorney Race Debate

Karen Faulkner
Credit http://faulknerforjca.com/

Louisville attorney Karen Faulkner is questioning the policies of current Jefferson County attorney, Mike O’Connell. 

Faulkner criticized O’Connell during a debate on Friday hosted by the Louisville Bar Association.  The two are opponents in the May primary.

Faulkner said O’Connell has displayed unethical behavior, making him unfit to serve the people of Jefferson County.

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