Local News

Here's a rundown of what's in this edition of WFPL's Byline:

0:00 – A review of the recent uptick in crime in Louisville, with WFPL's Phillip Bailey and David James from the Metro Council, including an interview with Dr. J. Blaine Hudson of Mayor Fischer's violence prevention work group.

17:20 – Marcus Green of the Courier-Journal discusses changes at the YUM! Center, including the Arena Authority's search for new management, the relationship with the Fair Board, the debt, the bonds recently being downgraded to junk status, and the Bluegrass Boardwalk theme park.

24:30 – Discussion of the Ohio River Bridges Project, specifically the east end bridge and proposed tunnel, with Marcus Green as well as Chris Sikich of the Indianapolis Star.

30:00 – Metro Louisville news including the latest with Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin; JCPS news; launch of the new Ford Escape; and a talk with writer Thomas Mallon, who will speak about his novel based on Watergate Monday at the Louisville Free Public Library.

47:00 – WFPL's Erin Keane discusses arts news and events, this week focusing on crime novelist Charlie Newton.

Brad Yost is a producer for WFPL News and Louisville Public Media.