State may call Hargens as witness at JCPS appeal hearing
State may call Hargens as witness at JCPS appeal hearing

Donna Hargens was superintendent when the state launched its audit of JCPS in February 2017, and she resigned effective July 2017 as the board and staff lost faith in her leadership.

JCPS board likely talking takeover settlement Friday
JCPS board likely talking takeover settlement Friday

JCPS announced the special meeting on Thursday, set for 5 p.m. at VanHoose Education Center.

Kevin Wheatley
Mom sues counselor, 5 students after daughter bullied into suicide attempt
Mom sues counselor, 5 students after daughter bullied into suicide attempt

Debra James's other daughter, Tiffany James, is charged with stabbing Madison Branch, identified as a defendant in the lawsuit by the initials M.B., to death in a fight outside a Speedway gas station in June 2017.

Kevin Wheatley
Charges dismissed against ex-U of L basketball player Chane Behanan
Charges dismissed against ex-U of L basketball player Chane Behanan

Behanan pleaded guilty to a possession of marijuana but it was immediately dismissed, after he showed proof he went to a marijuana education class. 

Lewis to JCPS board: Give Pollio power to negotiate takeover settlement
Lewis to JCPS board: Give Pollio power to negotiate takeover settlement

The latest back-and-forth comes as interim Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis and KDE wait on the board’s response to his Friday counterproposal that would avoid complete state management for Jefferson County Public Schools.

Kevin Wheatley
Widower sues RiverLink after late wife charged for tolls – and wins
Widower sues RiverLink after late wife charged for tolls – and wins

Toll officials have yet to respond to the 2017 lawsuit filed in Washington County, Indiana or pay a default judgment in the case.

Marcus Green
Judge lets alleged LMPD Explorer victims stay anonymous in lawsuits
Judge lets alleged LMPD Explorer victims stay anonymous in lawsuits

Several new officers have been identified as being plaintiffs in the seven lawsuits against the city and LMPD

Jason Riley
LMPD deputy chief testifies about 'inaccuracies' in demotion of Harper
LMPD deputy chief testifies about 'inaccuracies' in demotion of Harper

Deputy police chief Michael Sullivan acknowledged Tuesday that Chief Steve Conrad was ultimately “responsible” for an inaccurate form describing why Lt. Jimmy Harper was demoted from his position as major.

Travis Ragsdale & Jason Riley
9 newcomers will compete for 2 seats on JCPS board
9 newcomers will compete for 2 seats on JCPS board

Tuesday’s filing deadline passed with four candidates for District 3, represented by Steph Horne, and four for District 6, held by Lisa Willner, the Democratic candidate in the 35th House District race.

Kevin Wheatley
Judge dismisses Rick Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas
Judge dismisses Rick Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas

U.S. District Judge David J. Hale agreed with the shoe company that the former U of L coach's claims first should be handled in arbitration.

Marcus Green
Louisville union tells workers to vote 'No' on UPS contract
Louisville union tells workers to vote 'No' on UPS contract

The local union wants a $15-per-hour starting wage and opposes the creation of lower-paid "combination" drivers.

Chris Otts
LMPD chief testifies some officers abused overtime money
LMPD chief testifies some officers abused overtime money

Chief Steve Conrad testified there is a criminal investigation ongoing into officers "that were accused of obtaining overtime they didn’t actually work.”

Jason Riley & Travis Ragsdale
Kentucky Kingdom sues state in expo center parking dispute
Kentucky Kingdom sues state in expo center parking dispute

The Louisville amusement park claims in a July lawsuit that four state agencies are violating a deal to give free parking to frequent patrons.

Marcus Green
Sales slump worsens at Papa John's, bleak outlook for rest of year
Sales slump worsens at Papa John's, bleak outlook for rest of year

Papa John's said its domestic sales were down 10.5 percent last month in the wake of John Schnatter’s admitted use of racial language and feud with the company.

Chris Otts
Metro Council president testifies he gave mayor proof of LMPD chief's dishonesty
Metro Council president testifies he gave mayor proof of LMPD chief's dishonesty

City attorney accused David James of collusion with an LMPD officer who has sued Metro Government

Jason Riley
Ball State bucks trend, keeps Schnatter's name on school institute
Ball State bucks trend, keeps Schnatter's name on school institute

Ball State University has decided to keep John Schnatter’s name on a free enterprise institute at the school, charting a different path than UK, U of L and Purdue in response to Schnatter’s admitted use of racial language last month.

Chris Otts

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