7:00 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Code Louisville Aims to Expand the Region's Available Tech Talent


Aaron Wyatt wanted to learn how to develop computer software so fiercely that he almost went to San Francisco to spend $18,000 on a six-month program.  But then, a similar program was offered in Louisville.

"It kept me home," he said.

Plus, it was free and took nearly half the time.

Code Louisville is a cost-free initiative organized by KentuckianaWorks that aims to create a pool of capable workers who can code, program and develop computer systems. It's a bid to attract innovative technology companies to Louisville.

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2:19 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Kentucky Senate OKs Bill Aiming to Protect Student Data

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  A bill aimed to protect student data unanimously passed the Kentucky Senate last week and will now head to the House for consideration.

State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, a Lebanon Republican, sponsored the bill that primarily concentrates on monitoring information collected by third-party technology companies.

“We’re concerned about the storage of student data, aka the cloud,” he said.  “We know for a fact that some of that data is being sold and we just want to make sure that student data is private,” Higdon said.

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5:08 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Mayor Greg Fischer Wants More, Faster Internet in Louisville

An Internet speed test

Louisville Metro Government is looking to bring faster Internet connections to homes and businesses in the city.

The faster connections would make business operations easier and allow residents to apply for high-tech, work-from-home jobs at companies based outside of Louisville. And while competitiveness and economic development are the focus, the side effect of the mayor’s plan could be another Internet provider operating in Louisville.

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3:10 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Greater Clark Schools Prepares To Give Every 3-12 Student Their Own Computer

This school year, 8,000 GCCS students will each have their own laptop.
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Greater Clark County Schools is preparing to roll out its new initiative that will put nearly 8,000 laptop computers into the hands of its students.

“This allows learning to take place no matter where the student is at. No matter what the student is doing they will have a device that they can go to, to help them gain access to the wealth of knowledge that is out there,” says Brett Clark, GCCS technology director.

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8:04 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

JCPS Students, Teachers and Parents Connect Through Technology

Pat Macnamara is the media specialist at Chancey Elementary.

Jefferson County Public Schools students will begin the year this week with 1,770 iPads in over a dozen different schools. 

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Local News
2:13 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Louisville Puts Economic Data Online

Metro Government has launched a website that features charts of local economic data.

The site features information from the Kentucky State Data Center, and some of it is painful. For instance, looking through the site, you can see that population growth has slowed, wages have dropped and employment remained flat for most of the time after the recession (but it is on the upswing now). 

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5:19 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

New Concrete Developed in Kentucky Could Save Lives

Researchers used a hose to spray a super fast setting concrete called Tekcrete on two wooden posts at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research.
Brenna Angel Kentucky Public Radio

Researchers at the University of Kentucky and a Georgetown company have developed a quick-setting concrete that could help engineers and first responders stabilize structures in emergency situations. The product is called Tekcrete Fast.

“This is a material that’s sprayed on. It’s a dry mix, single bag. And it basically develops structural strength in a matter of minutes. In 15 minutes it will develop the same strength that Portland cement would take two weeks to develop,” says Tom Robl , associate director at UK’s Center for Applied Energy Research.

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