The Wednesday Morning Commute: 7am Update

Wednesday begins with one bright spot: officials say the traffic on Monday and Tuesday has been moving more smoothly than expected. Small comfort if you’re stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic, or if you’re getting up much earlier to start your commute – but worth noting. A few notes: Wednesday morning traffic is reverting back to normal […]

Louisville Traffic: Tuesday Morning Update

Here’s where we are as the commute gets underway this morning: State officials have tweaked the traffic patterns after watching the Monday morning commute. Traffic will no longer be allowed to exit on Third Street and stay on Third Street— it’s now being redirected down River Road. Also, road crews have increased the number of […]

Marketplace Special Tonight at 7pm: The Breakdown of the US Economy

It’s been a turbulent month for the markets and economies around the world. Marketplace has covered the story daily, and tonight at 7pm, Kai Ryssdal hosts a Marketplace special examining where the U.S. economy is headed and how we got here. We’ll explore what’s behind the recent market swings. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch will offer […]

Child Poverty in Kentucky, David Kessler on the American Appetite for Sugar: Today’s Here and Now

Here’s what we’re planning today on Here and Now: 1:06pm: Speaking to a supporter in Iowa this week, President Obama said he would announce “a very specific plan to boost the economy, to create jobs and to control our deficit.” White House officials say that announcement will come in September. There is a strong debate […]

6:40am Update: No Classes, More Residents Get Power

As of 6:30am this morning, 31,600 LG&E customers in Jefferson County are without power. In southern Indiana, 1,600 Duke Energy customers are without power. LG&E/KU Outage Map Duke Outage information There are still many intersections without working traffic lights, so be careful as you approach and treat such intersections as a four-way stop. LG&E officials […]

11am Power Update: 69,000 Customers Without Power

The latest word we have from LG&E/KU is that 69,000 customers are without power in the Louisville metro after Saturday’s storm. Duke is reporting about 11,000 customers without power in southern Indiana. LG&E/KU Outage Map Duke Outage information Last night, LG&E Senior Vice President Chris Hermann told us it will take days to restore electricity, […]

Water Company Boil Advisory: Here’s the Map

The Louisville Water Company’s boil water advisory this morning affects about 400 customers who live the rupture. It occurred near the intersection of Eastern Parkway and Crittenden Drive around 9pm last night. LWC officials say they isolated the break and returned the service to normal around 10:45pm. But the company says because there was a […]