Louisville homicides down in 2018; still on pace to be among highest of past four decades

Photo by Tony Pacheco Louisville Metro Police Department records show there have been 65 criminal homicides in Jefferson County so far this year, which is a 24 percent decrease from the 86 at this point last year. However, if murders continue at the same pace throughout the rest of 2018, the annual total would still […]

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An inquiring candidate wants to know: Can campaign funds be used for child care?

Josie Raymond is the Democratic nominee for state representative in District 31. | Courtesy of Josie Raymond Josie Raymond is the Democratic nominee for state representative in District 31 and the mother of a 3-year-old and a 4-year-old. During this campaign season, Raymond says, she has relied on family and friends to watch her children, but […]

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Jefferson County one of the few areas where Democrats buck trend of losing registered voters

Statistics via Kentucky State Board of Elections and Jefferson County Clerk Democrats increased their lead over Republicans in Jefferson County, as more registered voters identified themselves as Democrats during the past year despite the party losing significant ground in almost every other county in Kentucky, part of a decadeslong trend. Although Republicans gained twice as many […]

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TARC employees to combat human trafficking

The AG is working with TARC to provide training for managers, dispatchers and bus drivers to detect signs of human trafficking. | File photo The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office is partnering with TARC to provide transit employees with the know-how to spot and report human trafficking in the Louisville area. Beginning Oct. 29, Andy Beshear’s […]

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Drumpf to sign bills banning pharmacist ‘gag orders’ on drug prices

By Susan Jaffe | Kaiser Health News Donald Drumpf President Donald Drumpf is scheduled to sign two bills Wednesday that ban “gag order” clauses in contracts between pharmacies and insurance companies or pharmacy benefit managers — those firms that negotiate prices for employers and insurers with drugstores and drugmakers. Such provisions prohibit pharmacists from telling […]

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Planning commission approves Unity Place apartment complex

Louisville Metro Planning Commission approved the Unity Place affordable housing development. | WLKY By Lauren Adams | WLKY Louisville’s Planning Commission voted 5-2 Tuesday to approve a proposal that would bring a 260-unit apartment complex called Unity Place to the Okolona area after a public hearing in which more than a dozen neighbors said they […]

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Commentary: Protect, restore and enjoy the Ohio River

By Jason Flickner Jason Flickner, director and Waterkeeper,Lower Ohio River Waterkeeper | Courtesy Jason Flickner The Ohio River is the Louisville region’s portico to the world. It’s also one of the most polluted rivers in the nation. Why should you care? Because the water in your home, along with five million other people’s homes, comes […]

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Metro establishes policy for Bird scooters, similar dockless vehicles

Several Bird scooter “nests” were spotted throughout Louisville in mid-July 2018. The scooters were briefly removed but returned in August. | Photo by Caitlin Bowling Louisville Metro Public Works has released a new policy that lays out a series of fees and rules dictating when and where dockless vehicles, including Bird scooters, can operate. The new policy […]

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Independent candidates won’t share stage with Fischer, Leet in final mayoral debate

Independent mayoral candidate Jackie Green | Photo via Green’s campaign website Independent mayoral candidates Jackie Green and Chris Thieneman say they were surprised and disappointed to learn last week that they will not be allowed to participate in the final televised mayoral debate next week, as only Mayor Greg Fischer and Councilwoman Angela Leet have […]

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