Metro Messenger Publisher Leaves Trail of Debt in Louisville

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the publisher of the Metro Messenger, a local paper that has only two issues. In June, David Rose explained to WFPL News that he created the Messenger to fill the void of ‘good news’ in Louisville media. “We wanted to come up with print that focuses […]

Louisville Experiences 12th Air Quality Alert

The Air Pollution Control District has issued an Air Quality Alert for Wednesday and Thursday in Louisville. This is already Louisville’s 12th Air Quality Alert, compared to 19 all of last year.  There were only four the year before that. “Especially with ozone, heat and sunlight are needed to form ozone at the ground level,” […]

Jury Rules in Favor of City in SWAT Case

Four years ago, Sharon Ramage was ironing clothes when she heard an explosion outside of her house. Shortly after, the then 57-year-old grandmother was tackled by men who had stormed into her home. The Louisville Metro Police department’s SWAT team detonated a flashbang and broke in through the front and back door. The paramilitary unit […]

After Months, Berea Still Taking “First Step” on Human Rights Commission

Despite months of meetings on a proposed fairness ordinance and human rights commission, members of the Berea city council still say they’re taking the “first step” on the issue. In May, the council first considered passing an ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and creating a commission to educate the public. A subcommittee was […]

After 30 Years, Miller’s Latest NBA Attempt Could Be His Last

As the NBA lockout nears the two week mark, players, managers and owners are no longer in talks about their franchises. For over thirty years, Louisville attorney J. Bruce Miller has been in talks to bring an NBA franchise to the city. But his latest attempt will most likely be his last. Bruce Miller’s law office […]

Coalition Hopes New Districts Increase Minority Representation

The Louisville Metro Council listened to public comment Monday night on redistricting based on the 2010 Census. The Census revealed minority groups have become less centralized since 2000.  A coalition of local organizations is worried this could dilute minority representation. The group consists of a dozen organizations, and was formed before the Census was conducted. […]

Stolen Altarpiece Handed Over to US Government

After spending 40 years at Louisville’s Speed Art Museum, a stolen 14th century work is going home. The Speed Art Museum bought the piece from a New York Gallery in 1973 for 38 thousand dollars, not realizing the Italian art was stolen from a home in Italy two years earlier. The work is a three […]

Mayor Will Sign Fireworks Ordinance, Budget

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says he will sign the fireworks ordinance passed by the Metro Council Thursday night.  The ordinance will allow the sale of fireworks permitted by state law, but says they cannot be set off by minors or within 200 feet of another person or building.  Mayor Fischer says the new state law […]

Berea Delays Making Decision on Fairness Ordinance

On Tuesday night, the Berea City Council announced it will take longer than expected to come to a decision about the possibility of a city fairness ordinance.  The council has held public forums on the ordinance, which would prohibit discrimination in the workplace and housing market due to sexual orientation and gender identity. “It’s a […]

Pride Festival Celebrates Victories, but Challenges Remain

Chris Hartman is standing on a rainbow float being pulled by a white Chevy Tahoe. Pulling the megaphone up to his mouth, he yells to the thousands gathered for the Kentuckiana Pride Parade. “Friends, give it up for elected officials who voted for Fairness!” yelled Hartman, standing next to those who voted for anti-discrimination legislation […]