SNAP was protesting the fact that a former priest who had been convicted of raping a 15-year-old girl served on a council at St. Therese Catholic Church while he was on probation.
The Archdiocese of Louisville says former priest Bruce Ewing should not have been allowed to serve on the council.
SNAP officials are also upset that another priest, Father James Schook, was moved to St. Therese after allegations he sexually abused five boys.
The Borders stores on 4th Street and Hurstbourne Parkway are among 200 stores closing across the country as Borders goes through Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Kelly Estep manages Carmichael’s in Louisville. She says it’s not clear what effect the closures will have on independent shops.
Festival president Mike Berry told a Metro Council committee Tuesday the change will stop early visitors from staking large claims in the lawn and blocking others from getting the best views. The sales of the pins will offset the cost of guarding the area. Metro Councilman Brent Ackerson says it’s unfair to charge people to visit the park, and he told Berry he wants to find a way around the fee.
The Cardinals have been plagued with injuries since the beginning of the season, with ten players missing games. Coach Rick Pitino says the team is as healthy as it has been all season.
Last Friday, a group of mountaintop removal demonstrators staged a sit-in at Governor Steve Beshear’s office. Many of them remain in the office and will join the march.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned shortly before Biden took the stage at the University of Louisville McConnell Center. The Vice President began his remarks with a comment on the situation.
Two of the firms: Iowa-based Ray and Associates and Florida-based Greenwood/Asher and Associates have experience in Kentucky. The latter has worked with the state government and is now helping the University of Kentucky find a new president. Ray and Associates helped the state find an education commissioner in 2007.
Board Spokesperson Sue Landers says in the last decade, 12.2 percent of Kentucky’s high school seniors participated in the program, taking AP courses for college credit in various disciplines.
A Cincinnati-based group called “Save the Delta Queen 2010” is still looking to buy the 84-year-old steamboat and resume full overnight excursions on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. The excursions stopped in 2008 when the boat lost its federal exemption to fire safety regulations.
Spokesperson Vicki Webster says the group submitted a bid to the boat’s current owners to buy the vessel in November, and she hopes for a response this month.
For the first time ever, the north section of the Great Lawn of Waterfront Park will no longer be first-come, first-served. Rather, attendees will need to purchase a Pegasus Pin to enter.