Foreign Investments Help Develop Clarksville’s Former Colgate Factory

Business is stirring in the former Colgate factory in Clarksville, Indiana, and it’s partly thanks to foreign investments that have contributed to development of the Clarks Landing Project at the site. The first tenant for the redeveloped factory has been announced, and more companies are currently in negotiation to fill the one-million square foot space. […]

EPA Official Says Environmental Regulations are Necessary and Good for Business

A top official in the Environmental Protection Agency says protecting the environment is good for business, and federal standards don’t go far enough. Assistant Administrator for the EPA’s Office of Air Gina McCarthy made the comments during a Festival of Faiths event in Louisville. McCarthy says the main job of the EPA is to provide […]

Ear X-Tacy, Whiskey Row, Chief White’s Departure, Saturn Exploration, College Sports Realignment: Today on State of the News

Segment A: We’ll catch up on metro news with WFPL staff, including the latest on the Louisville Orchestra and Whiskey Row, as well as the departure of Police Chief Robert White. Join us at 502-814-8255 with your thoughts on the week’s news. Segment B: We’ll listen to Phillip M. Bailey‘s conversation with Better Days owner […]

Food Truck Regulations, Louisville Orchestra Impasse, Prescription Drug Smuggling, the Governor’s Race and More: Today on State of the News

1:06pm: We’ll talk about recent developments in the Louisville Metro, including JCPS student assignment, the Louisville Orchestra, and two men currently trapped in a surface mine in Ohio County. 1:30pm: WFPL’s Phillip M. Bailey and cn|2‘s Kenny Colston analyze the Kentucky governor’s race. 1:40pm: The latest food truck regulations have operators angry and patrons confused. […]

The Strange Life, Death and Reproductive Cycle of an Endangered Mussel

Nobody’s going to put the pink mucket on a bumper sticker as a call to action for the environment—it’s not nearly photogenic enough—but a team of scientists is dedicated to restoring an essential part of the river ecosystem.

Endangered Mussels Released in the Green River

State and federal biologists have released more than 100 endangered mussels into the Green River by Mammoth Cave National Park. The pink mucket mussel is a federally endangered species. The mussels used to be abundant in the Green River, but pollution and human interference with the water’s flow decimated the population. Now, scientists hope they […]

Rick Perry’s Flat Tax Plan, Japanese Governor’s Plan for Earthquake Reconstruction, Halloween Spending, and Rita Moreno: Today on Here and Now

1:06: Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is hoping to lift his poll numbers and is rolling out an economic plan today that includes a flat tax proposal. It also includes private retirement accounts for Social Security and a lower corporate tax rate. He’s branding it the “Cut, Balance, and Grow” plan. We’ll learn more about […]

Urban League Event To Help Those Facing Foreclosure

The Louisville Urban League is sponsoring an event this week aimed at helping homeowners who are in foreclosure or facing the possibility of losing their home. The group’s Christy McCravy says the “Preserving Homeownership Fair” will allow residents to talk face-to-face with lenders and others to discuss their situation. “If their lender is not present, […]

Activist Julia Butterfly Hill to Speak in Louisville Monday

Activist Julia Butterfly Hill will speak in Louisville tomorrow. In the late 1990s, Hill spent two years living in an ancient California redwood tree to save it from destruction by logging companies. She made her name in the environmental community during that tree sit, and has continued similar acts of civil disobedience since then. Today, […]

UPDATE: Cards’ Conner Seriously Hurt in Rutgers Game

University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong released this statement today regarding senior cornerback Anthony Conner, who suffered a broken neck while making a play during the Cards’game against Rutgers last night: “Our doctors are still evaluating Anthony Conner’s medical condition this morning (Saturday) and he is still undergoing additional tests. Our medical staff is […]