Council Absences Delay Moving On Camping Ban Ordinance

Louisville’s Public Safety Committee did not discuss an ordinance Thursday that would ban overnight camping in small city spaces due to two excused absences. Mayor Greg Fischer proposed the ordinance earlier this month after evicting Occupy Louisville demonstrators from Founder’s Square in April. The city allowed several demonstrators to camp at the Fifth and Jefferson… Continue reading Council Absences Delay Moving On Camping Ban Ordinance

Three Dead, Three Injured In West Louisville Shootings

Update, 5:55 pm: Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and LMPD Chief Steve Conrad will discuss the shootings with the press at 7 pm tonight. WFPL’s Phillip M. Bailey will be there. We’ll post updates here and on Twitter. Update, 4:49 pm: University of Louisville Hospital, where the victims were taken, is on lockdown. Multiple shootings in… Continue reading Three Dead, Three Injured In West Louisville Shootings

JCPS Schools On Heightened Alert Following West Louisville Shootings

Story updated 3:27 pm. Jefferson County Public Schools officials anticipate now that approximately 100 middle and high school students could be affected after a West Louisville shooting put five schools on heightened awareness. WHAS also reports the the death count is now at three, with three others injured. Story updated 3:05 pm with reporting from… Continue reading JCPS Schools On Heightened Alert Following West Louisville Shootings

Report: Young Status Offenders In Kentucky’s Juvenile Justice System

A new report by Kentucky Youth Advocates is shining light on the state’s high number of incarcerated youth with low priority crimes. The report released this week, Ending the Use of Incarceration for Status Offenders in Kentucky, shows nearly one in every six incarcerated youths under age 18 is jailed for low priority offenses. The data comes… Continue reading Report: Young Status Offenders In Kentucky’s Juvenile Justice System

Greater Clark Continues Interviews for Next Superintendent

The Greater Clark County Schools superintendent search committee has narrowed the field to three candidates and a second of interviews began Wednesday. Five candidates were considered last week to replace outgoing superintendent Stephen Daeschner, who is one of the highest-paid superintendents in Indiana. During his time with Greater Clark, student achievement improved, but the school… Continue reading Greater Clark Continues Interviews for Next Superintendent

Committee Stalls Moving Landmarks Ordinance Forward, Opponents Say More Discussion Needed

Louisville’s Planning and Zoning Committee has tabled the latest landmarks ordinance, surprising some council members who expected to vote on the measure Tuesday. This will give council members one more chance to find common ground in what’s become a controversial issue, said councilman Tom Owen. Several council members have supported some version of changes made… Continue reading Committee Stalls Moving Landmarks Ordinance Forward, Opponents Say More Discussion Needed

Hundreds Oppose Landmarks Ordinance, But Compromises Possible

Despite hundreds of residents and individuals who have signed an online petition against proposed changes to Louisville’s landmarks ordinance, a compromise measure may clear committee this week. The original proposal would give more power over what becomes a landmark to the Metro Council and to people who live or own property within a one-mile radius… Continue reading Hundreds Oppose Landmarks Ordinance, But Compromises Possible

Kentucky Backpedals On Changes Testing Reading Comprehension

The Kentucky Board of Education is resubmitting changes to the way students with learning disabilities take reading comprehension tests. Last year, the board approved a regulatory change that would prevent certain students from having teachers read them portions of reading comprehension tests. Now, the state is allowing some students in special circumstances to bypass that… Continue reading Kentucky Backpedals On Changes Testing Reading Comprehension

Whiskey Row Developers Ask For More Private, Public Money

The group of developers that have taken the lead on renovating Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row is asking for public and private support to save the strip on Main Street. When the Main Street Revitalization LLC group bought Whiskey Row, it received a $1.5 million forgivable loan from Metro Government. The members also promised to spend some… Continue reading Whiskey Row Developers Ask For More Private, Public Money

U of L Board Approves 6 Percent Tuition Increase

The University of Louisville Board of Trustees approved the 2012-2013 budget Thursday, including a 6 percent tuition increase for students. The state cut higher education by 6.4 percent in its final budget, which is about $9.7 million for U of L. The $482.6 million general fund budget approved by the board covers the university’s primary operations,… Continue reading U of L Board Approves 6 Percent Tuition Increase