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Kindergarten Students Could Soon Be Screened For School Readiness

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has contracted with a private company to implement a kindergarten screener program, but the state still needs to approve the regulatory to require all public schools to screen incoming students. If approved this summer, the screening would help teachers determine how prepared students are before entering school by assessing… Continue reading Kindergarten Students Could Soon Be Screened For School Readiness

Military Officers Talk to Public About Afghanistan Efforts

Military officers who served in Afghanistan will address Louisville-area residents this Wednesday on the challenges faced while fighting in the past few years. Major Ryan O’Connell, Major Tim Payment and Lt. Colonel Ryan Janovic all served in Afghanistan at various times between 2009 and 2011. The U.S. is scheduled to withdraw troops in 2014, but… Continue reading Military Officers Talk to Public About Afghanistan Efforts

Fallows to Discuss Book on China’s Aerospace Industry

Journalist and author James Fallows is coming to Louisville this week to discuss his new book, China Airborne. In the book, Fallows explores the growth of the Chinese aerospace industry, and its role in helping the country develop and modernize other areas of its economy. He says in many ways the growth is comparable to… Continue reading Fallows to Discuss Book on China’s Aerospace Industry

Win VIP tickets to the International Mystery Writers’ Festival

WFPL is proud to sponsor the International Mystery Writers’ Festival in Owensboro June 14-17. The festival will feature performances of 3 new mystery plays, daily book signings and author workshops including an evening with Max Allan Collins, author of Road to Perdition. If you would like to win VIP tickets to the writers’ festival, along… Continue reading Win VIP tickets to the International Mystery Writers’ Festival

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

Louisville’s Camping Ban Ordinance Introduced Thursday

An ordinance that would ban overnight camping at small spaces throughout Jefferson County will be introduced in the Louisville Metro Council Thursday. Mayor Greg Fischer proposed the ordinance this week after Occupy Louisville demonstrators spent months at Founder’s Square in response to several movements that mirrored Occupy Wall Street. The city evicted demonstrators in April… Continue reading Louisville’s Camping Ban Ordinance Introduced Thursday

Suspects Sought in Churchill Downs Homicide

Louisville Metro Police say they have no suspects in their investigation into a Derby weekend homicide on the Churchill Downs backside. The body of 48 year old Adan Fabian Perez was discovered early yesterday morning in a barn. Officials say he lived and worked on the backside as a groom. LMPD homicide detective Lt. Barry… Continue reading Suspects Sought in Churchill Downs Homicide

May: Five Can’t-Miss First Friday Art Events

It’s fine to hit the downtown First Friday Trolley Hop without a plan. Park, wander in and out of galleries, grab a drink or dinner with friends and hop a TARC trolley from one end of downtown to the next and back—you’re sure to find something to catch your eye or ears. But with so… Continue reading May: Five Can’t-Miss First Friday Art Events