Workman “Very Confident” of 2013 Kentucky Kingdom Reopening

Thanks to Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio The president of the Kentucky State Fair Board says negotiations with a prospective new operator of the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park are going well. Harold Workman told a Kentucky Senate committee yesterday that he expects the talks with the owners of Indiana’s Holiday World to lead to an […]

Union Leaders Rally For Orchestra Musicians

Dozens of union members rallied this morning in front of the Fund for the Arts offices in support of the Louisville Orchestra musicians. Orchestra players and management have been embroiled in a contract dispute for more than a year, and musicians have been idle since their last contract expired in May. Leaders of the AFL-CIO, […]

Title IX Pioneer Sandler To Speak at U of L

The activist who laid the groundwork for the federal law aimed at ending sexual discrimination will speak tomorrow at the University of Louisville. Bernice Sandler was dubbed “The Godmother of Title IX” by the New York Times. The law, enacted in 1972, is best known for its impact on inequities in high school and collegiate […]

Today on State of the News

1:06:30: This week’s Metro news. 1:26: A conversation with Capital Bureau Chief Kenny Colston about what’s happened this week in Frankfort. 1:37 Scott Hensley from NPR’s health blog, Shots, joins us to talk health news—including the Pfizer’s recall of mislabeled birth control pills that could put users at risk for unplanned pregnancy. 1:50 LEO Weekly’s […]

Yale Students’ Designs Balance History, Modernism, Environment and Industry

In Louisville, Whiskey Row now refers to a single strip of buildings. But 100 years ago, Whiskey Row took up most of Main Street. Most companies distilled bourbon in rural areas, but they took up block after block in downtown Louisville with business offices and storage. Prohibition wiped many of them out. Later in the century, suburbanization […]

Attorney General Jack Conway Requests More Information From Zappos

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is joining nine other state attorneys general in requesting information from the online retailer Zappos regarding a recent data breach. Last week, Zappos was hacked. Millions of customers’ names, addresses and partial credit card numbers were released. Conway, a longtime supporter of increased cyber security, says the attorneys general are […]

Kentucky Improves in Education Performance, Lacks in “Chance for Success”

Gov. Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Department of Education are celebrating a new report that ranks Kentucky 14th in education performance, but the chance for success for Kentucky students is still under par. Education Week uses six indicators to rate a state’s education performance including: Chance for Success, K-12 Achievement, Standards/Assessments and Accountability, Transitions and Alignment,Teaching […]

Nothing But Net: Slipping Away

Is the Cards’ season slipping away? Dunno. I do know Matt looked at me last night after we’d taped yesterday’s Nothing But Net and said, “What if they lose to Providence tonight?” What if, indeed. Last night’s game looked like there is something seriously wrong, attitude and psyche wise, with the 2011-12 Cards squad. And […]