New Social Media Program Launches in Jefferson County Middle School

As more digital platforms are introduced into schools, programs educating students how to use them are becoming more pertinent. Newburg Middle School has launched a new program to teach students how to be better online citizens. Seventh-grader Demetrius Harrison (pictured) clicked through the program called My Digital Life. “They have different games to teach you […]

Newburg Boys and Girls Club Reopens Under New Leadership

After a two month fundraising campaign, the Newburg Boys and Girls Club will reopen this afternoon. The Salvation Army closed three clubs, Newburg included, last year due to a lack of funds. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana organization then began a $500,000 fundraising campaign to re-open the Newburg club. Both corporations and individuals […]

The Search for Blelvis, DC’s “Elvisologist”: State of the News

Elvis Presley would have been 77 years old today. One of his most obsessive, and mysterious, admirers is Washington DC’s Blelvis: a self-described ‘Elvisologist.’ Radio producer Sam Greenspan set out to find out more about the man behind the persona, but found out more about DC’s fascination with Blelvis than the man himself. Sam joined […]

Commuters Ignore New Kennedy Traffic Dividers

New dividing traffic posts recently installed on the southbound lanes of the Kennedy Bridge had a rough Friday morning. Kentucky paid for and installed 340 new dividers to help divert drivers from making last-minute cuts to the southbound 64-71 off ramp. The new posts stand at 4-feet, twice the height of posts Indiana installed in […]

Kentucky Awarded “Race to the Top” Funds

From the Associated Press Kentucky education officials say they are excited about being awarded $17 million in federal “Race to the Top” funding to improve K-12 programs. Although the award was less than requested, Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says the funding will be used to implement initiatives including new assessments for public schools, more rigorous […]

Fischer Vetoes Heavy Fireworks Citing Safety

Mayor Greg Fischer has vetoed the latest fireworks ordinance that would lift the ban on heavier fireworks like roman candles and bottle rockets. The move may come as a surprise. Fischer previously stated the issue was a decision the Metro Council should decide. The council  voted to approve the use of heavy fireworks last summer. […]