University of Louisville snags $5 million gift for environmental health institute
University of Louisville snags $5 million gift for environmental health institute

The $5 million gift from the family foundation of Owsley Brown II, the late chief executive of Louisville-based Brown-Forman Corp., will establish the Envirome Institute within U of L’s School of Medicine.

June 19th, 3:13 pm by Chris Otts
Pitino not 'loyal' to U of L, school claims in lawsuit
Pitino not 'loyal' to U of L, school claims in lawsuit

The school’s accusations came in a federal court filing seeking to dismiss Pitino’s $40 million breach-of-contract lawsuit.

June 19th, 12:42 pm by Jason Riley
Mayor's office withholding key details of LMPD sex abuse investigation
Mayor's office withholding key details of LMPD sex abuse investigation

The Fischer administration, citing attorney-client privilege, blacked out the names of other people Kerry Harvey interviewed – presumably even including Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad.

June 18th, 6:38 pm by Jason Riley & Travis Ragsdale
SUNDAY EDITION | 20 years, thousands of degrees: UPS' college program enters third decade
SUNDAY EDITION | 20 years, thousands of degrees: UPS' college program enters third decade

UPS' Metro College has been paying for nighttime workers in Louisville to go to college for 20 years. A look at the program and how it compares to others at employers like Walmart and Starbucks.

June 15th, 2:22 pm by Chris Otts
NEW: Meeting held between interim education commissioner, JCTA president shortly before JCPS takeover recommendation
NEW: Meeting held between interim education commissioner, JCTA president shortly before JCPS takeover recommendation

Rich Gimmel’s request for a face-to-face meeting between Wayne Lewis and Brent McKim came at the same time that the interim education commissioner warned another member of the Kentucky Board of Education from showing up during his JCPS visit.

June 14th, 4:13 pm by Kevin Wheatley
Brown-Forman's downtown distillery part of plan to propel Old Forester
Brown-Forman's downtown distillery part of plan to propel Old Forester

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Brown-Forman Corp.’s $45 million investment to build a working distillery in the heart of downtown Louisville is not only about paying homage to the company’s history on Whiskey Row, but catapulting its original bourbon brand, Old Forester. Touted as America’s first bottled bourbon, Old Forester has doubled in sales since 2010, according to company statistics, but the brand remains a negligible fraction of Brown-Forman’s business...

June 14th, 3:09 pm by Chris Otts
Kentucky Supreme Court rules death penalty IQ law is unconstitutional
Kentucky Supreme Court rules death penalty IQ law is unconstitutional

In its ruling, the Kentucky high court found the state's current law to be “an outdated test for ascertaining intellectually disability."

June 14th, 2:02 pm by Jason Riley
Poor People's Campaign mulls lawsuit over state policy limiting Capitol access
Poor People's Campaign mulls lawsuit over state policy limiting Capitol access

The rules put in place by Kentucky State Police are being enforced arbitrarily, according to the anti-poverty group.

June 13th, 2:17 pm by Marcus Green
Analysis of contract between JCPS, teachers' union expected in coming weeks
Analysis of contract between JCPS, teachers' union expected in coming weeks

Examining the agreement between JCPS and the Jefferson County Teachers Association, which expires June 30, had delayed the release of KDE’s audit of the state’s largest school district.

June 13th, 4:42 pm by Kevin Wheatley
Louisville sues Kentucky state government over legislature’s earmark of local funds
Louisville sues Kentucky state government over legislature’s earmark of local funds

The state budget bill directed Louisville's mineral tax money for a single project -- a move city officials say runs afoul of the state Constitution.

June 12th, 10:23 pm by Marcus Green
Kentucky's Republican tax reform starts to hit worker paychecks
Kentucky's Republican tax reform starts to hit worker paychecks

The sweeping tax changes enacted by Kentucky’s Republican-controlled legislature in April are starting to hit paychecks, giving many workers in the state more take-home pay.

June 13th, 2:57 pm by Chris Otts
Group criticizes JCPS for Head Start problems in radio ad
Group criticizes JCPS for Head Start problems in radio ad

Kentuckians for Progress, a 501(c)(4) with Louisville commercial real estate developer David Nicklies as its president, spent $4,920 for 41 spots to air on WGBZ-FM through June 27, according to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission.

June 12th, 5:56 pm by Kevin Wheatley
School resource officers, locked doors help prevent school shootings, Ky. experts say
School resource officers, locked doors help prevent school shootings, Ky. experts say

Experts who testified said that school officials should ensure entryways are secure at every building and invest in resource officers who are trained to handle threats of gun violence.

June 11th, 4:35 pm by Kevin Wheatley
SUNDAY EDITION | East End tunnel needed additional repairs after sprinkler system fixed
SUNDAY EDITION | East End tunnel needed additional repairs after sprinkler system fixed

Emails obtained by WDRB News indicate that sensors meant to keep pipes in the tunnel from freezing were installed in the wrong place.

June 8th, 4:39 pm by Marcus Green
CRAWFORD | Justify the hype: Baffert's colt wins Triple Crown
CRAWFORD | Justify the hype: Baffert's colt wins Triple Crown

Bob Baffert's Justify completed his run to history, winning the Belmont Stakes to become the second unbeaten winner of the Triple Crown.

June 9th, 9:47 pm by Eric Crawford

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