Nucleus Innovation Park Announces New Tenants

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and University of Louisville president James Ramsey have announced six new tenants for Nucleus Innovation Park. Nucleus is University of Louisville’s life sciences corridor and is meant to provide space for businesses working in the field to relocate or start up in downtown Louisville. The project including a four-building park on […]

LMPD Chief Robert White Says He Improved Community Relations but Made Mistakes with Rank and File Officers

Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert White is preparing to take the top job with the Denver Police Department, but he hopes he’s remembered for improving police and community relations. White says community policing initiatives have allowed the department and residents to gain a higher mutual respect for each other during his tenure. “I think transparency, […]

GOP Support of Gingrich Mixed, Romeo and Juliet Behind Bars, Why Japan Bombed Pearl Harbor: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: The latest polls show former House Speaker Newt Gingrich now leading the GOP pack in key states like Iowa, even as Gingrich’s campaign struggles to ramp up its operations in early voting states. Democratic strategists are divided over what kind of challenge Gingrich poses to President Obama. On the Republican side, Gingrich’s critics have […]

Youth Asthma Hospitalizations Continue to Rise, Report Says

Hospitalizations for youth asthma in Jefferson County rose significantly during the past decade, while the state has maintained relatively consistent levels, according to the annual Kids Count County Data Book released from Kentucky Youth Advocates with data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The data uses three year averages to determine changes over the past […]

Lawmaker: BEAM Should Include Northern Kentucky Region

From Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio A state representative from Covington says he’s disappointed that Northern Kentucky wasn’t included in the development of the new Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement (BEAM). Democrat Arnold Simpson thinks BEAM should have been larger and encompassed some counties from his region. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says the Brookings Institution created […]

Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Papa Gueye

Papa Gueye says he came to the United States for the same reasons many immigrants do: “Looking for new opportunities, escaping persecution, trying to better our lives.” After spending a few months in New York City, Papa came to Louisville in 1997 on the advice of a friend, who told him it was a nice […]

Norris Shelton and American Slaves, Inc.

In 2001, Norris Shelton incorporated American Slaves, Inc., a non-profit organization that examines the continuing legacy of slavery in the United States. Michael L. Jones‘ profile piece about the group and its leader (whom he calls “the most laid-back prophet you’ll ever meet”) appeared on the cover of this week’s LEO, and he joined us […]

Discretionary Spending on the Metro Council, Opera With No Orchestra, the Ford Focus and More: Today on State of the News

1:06pm: We’ll check in with WFPL news staff about the stories they’ve covered this week. 1:26pm: The Courier-Journal’s Jere Downs joins us from the L.A. Auto Show to talk about the new Ford Focus that will be manufactured in Louisville. Then we’ll check in with C-J’s Elizabeth Kramer about how the opera will proceed with […]