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Southern Indiana boy with Cerebral palsy gets special Halloween costume for wheelchair Video included


Every day is a fight for 9-year-old Max Bowen. He battles Cerebral palsy, seizures and is confined to a wheelchair.

76 years after his death, US sailor's remains to return home to Louisville Video included

Updated: Oct 15, 2017 10:22 PM

A Western Union telegram sent to Samuel Crowder's mother in 1941 is just one of the keepsakes that's been passed down in a book of memories to his nieces.

Medical mystery sends 7-year-old Elizabethtown boy into deep, 11-day sleep Video included


Wyatt Shaw's condition has doctors baffled.

RAW VIDEO | University of Louisville fires Hall of Fame basketball coach Rick Pitino Video included


The move comes less than three weeks after federal investigators tied Pitino’s program to a scheme to pay recruits.

Braidy Industries CEO says media focused on 'irrelevant' questions about names of shareholders

Braidy Industries CEO Craig Bouchard Braidy Industries CEO Craig Bouchard

The company planning to build a state-of-the-art aluminum plant in eastern Kentucky, with the help of a $15 million investment by state taxpayers, has only one other shareholder besides state government who is “domiciled” in the Commonwealth, according to its chairman and CEO.

SUNDAY EDITION | Why firing Tom Jurich could be ‘complicated or very expensive’ for University of Louisville Video included

U of L athletics director Tom Jurich on his way to a meeting in which he was placed on leave, Sept. 27, 2017. U of L athletics director Tom Jurich on his way to a meeting in which he was placed on leave, Sept. 27, 2017.

A look at how Tom Jurich's employment contract is structured in his favor. 

Drumanard estate brings $1.6 million bid at bridges property auction


If the offers are formally approved for three properties Kentucky bought for the Ohio River Bridges Project, the state stands to recoup just $2.425 million of its original $13.5 million investment.

Kentucky accepts lone bid for Rosewell property bought for bridges project Video included


Acquired for $1.6 million in 2005, Rosewell is among three properties the state bought under historic preservation deals agreed to by Kentucky, Indiana and the U.S government as part of the Ohio River Bridges Project.

Judge dismisses lawsuit by man who spent 7 years in jail awaiting murder trial

Percy Brown Percy Brown

“(Percy) Brown’s allegations, if true, are deeply disturbing,” Judge David Hale said in his order. “As pleaded here, however, they fail to state a plausible claim for relief.”

CRAWFORD | It's complicated: Tom Jurich's Louisville legacy, and future Video included


Eric Crawford examines Tom Jurich's time at Louisville, both financially and otherwise, and considers his future after interim university president Greg Postel placed him on paid administrative leave.

Basketball scandals "a pattern" of bad behavior by Pitino, U of L charges in letter Video included

Rick Pitino leaves Grawemeyer Hall on Wednesday following a meeting with U of L interim President Greg Postel and board of trustees chairman David Grissom Rick Pitino leaves Grawemeyer Hall on Wednesday following a meeting with U of L interim President Greg Postel and board of trustees chairman David Grissom

Two recent scandals in the University of Louisville men’s basketball program show “a pattern” of “inappropriate behavior” that justifies firing head coach Rick Pitino, the university’s interim president wrote in a letter to Pitino dated Tuesday.

Mother of girl in LMPD youth program says she was 'encouraged' to keep quiet about sexual harassment allegations Video included


The mother was “encouraged” by the “head of the Explorer program not to tell anyone about the situation.

“He wanted to keep it under the radar,” according to the records released in the criminal investigation of former officers Kenneth Betts and Brandon Wood.

University of Louisville Foundation 'unrecognizable' from year ago, director says

Keith Sherman, interim executive director of the U of L Foundation Keith Sherman, interim executive director of the U of L Foundation

Today’s University of Louisville Foundation is “unrecognizable” from the free-spending, opaque organization that existed under former U of L President James Ramsey. That was the message the foundation’s interim executive director, Keith Sherman, had.

Who owns Louisville City FC soccer club? Here's the list

Mike Mountjoy, an investor in Louisville City FC, at a press conference on Sept. 22, 2017 Mike Mountjoy, an investor in Louisville City FC, at a press conference on Sept. 22, 2017

The privately held Louisville City FC soccer team released a complete list of its owners Thursday as the Metro Council continues to consider borrowing $30 million to put toward a stadium for the team in Butchertown.

Attorney unsure who U of L coaches are in complaints, but says 'Rick Pitino has done nothing wrong'


“We don’t know who they are talking about on there but aim to find out,” attorney Steve Pence said, but he added that he has not been told Pitino is under investigation.

SUNDAY EDITION | Pension crisis stokes fear among Kentucky's public employees Video included


“It was a very hard decision to make, because I am not ready to just sit at home for the rest of my life. But I have never been one to gamble. And I am tired of the worrying over whether my pension will be there or not. So I decided it was my time to go."

State: JCPS has 'systemic' problem allowing non-certified employees to teach, supervise classes


State investigation: The practice of "non-certified staff teach and supervise students during the instructional day...is systemic within the schools of the district."

Investigation finds Smyrna Elementary principal broke law by shirking parental involvement on council Video included

Smyrna Elementary (JCPS photo) Smyrna Elementary (JCPS photo)

Investigation states principal Tiffany Stith's actions have "effectively eliminated the (site-based decision making) council's authority at Smyrna Elementary School and put all authority into her hands."

Bevin: Kentucky citizens do not have right to hijack governor's social media accounts Video included


In response to ACLU lawsuit, Gov. Matt Bevin's attorneys argue citizens do not have a constitutional right to “drown out the Governor’s message by hijacking his social media accounts with their own commentary.”

Top curriculum administrator abruptly resigns from JCPS Video included


A top educator in Jefferson County Public Schools suddenly resigned from her position on Monday. 

Some JCPS schools scrambling for solar eclipse glasses after Amazon safety recall


At least three Louisville schools are scrambling to find glasses for students to view next week's solar eclipse after purchasing glasses from Amazon that have been recalled for safety reasons.

Kentucky town could be the best place to view the next total solar eclipse Video included


A total solar eclipse has not been visible in the U.S. since 1979, but a town in Kentucky could be the best place in the world to catch a glimpse. 

The 5 things you need to know to get the best view of the total solar eclipse Video included


Scientists say a total eclipse of the sun is very rare, happening only once every 350 years.

SUNDAY EDITION | JCPS dives into ‘Deeper Learning’ Video included


The initiative has been at the forefront of the school district’s strategic plan since last June.

Kentucky Republican Party calls on Beshear to recuse himself from University of Louisville Foundation probe

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, June 12, 2017 Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, June 12, 2017

The Republican Party of Kentucky on Friday called on Attorney General Andy Beshear to recuse himself from an investigation into the University of Louisville Foundation because Beshear’s former law firm advised the foundation for many years. 

'A Hit of Hell' documentary showcases southern Indiana drug abuse problem Video included


The film was shot over six months in Harrison County, Indiana, and was created by Harrison County Indiana Prosecutor Otto Schalk.

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