Local News

A rundown of what was discussed today on Byline, WFPL's weekly news roundtable.

1:06pm:  Education news and JCPS end-of-schoolyear review.  Superintendent Donna Hargens has been on the job for roughly a year now.  WFPL's Devin Katayama weighed in and also shared a produced feature with voices of some JCPS students.

1:22pm:  Joe Sonka from LEO Weekly stopped in to discuss his article on the Louisville Zoo utilizing workers from Dismas Charities, some with histories of violent crimes.

1:28pm:  Other Metro headlines including accusations regarding Kentucky Kingdom/Bluegrass Boardwalk delays; new standards from the EPA to define and quantify fine particle pollution;  a lawsuit regarding “whiskey fungus“; and Mayor Fischer's team to tackle urban challenges.

1:42pm:  Horse racing columnist Ed de Rosa of Brisnet.com checked in to discuss the upcoming Belmont Stakes and weigh the odds of a Triple Crown victory by I'll Have Another.

1:48pm:  Kentucky Public Radio's Kenny Colston on state politics and news from Frankfort, including the Medicaid audit, competition for Medicaid contracts in Louisville, and Extendicare nursing homes exiting the Kentucky market.

1:54pm:  Arts news and weekend event highlights with WFPL's Arts and Humanities reporter, Erin Keane.

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