WDRB Renews Fox Affiliation

Louisville television station WDRB has renewed its contract with Fox. The talks took up most of the year and the terms are private. The station’s affiliation agreement with Fox dictates how the station can broadcast national programming and carry the network name. Earlier this year, WDRB dropped the Fox41 name from many of its local broadcasts […]

Cable Service Could Change After Insight Sale

One month after an unsuccessful attempt to sell itself at auction, Insight Communications has a buyer. Time Warner Cable has agreed to purchase Insight for $3 billion. The deal will give Time Warner increased access to the Midwest by allowing them to absorb 750,000 customers in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. It will create some redundancies […]

Officials Defend GLI After Lackluster Review From Brookings

Tomorrow, the mayors of Louisville and Lexington will announce the details of a study from the Brookings Institution on the potential for a super region between the two cities. The last Brookings study of Louisville was critical of several economic development efforts, including the city/county merger, the Bucks for Brains program and the creation of […]

Market Fluctuations May Stagger Local Economy, Though Slowdown Was Expected

Louisville-area manufacturers and ancillary businesses will likely feel the most pain from this week’s market fluctuations. The Dow’s plummet on Monday and shaky rally on Tuesday shook several industries, but Indiana University Southeast business professor Uric Dufrene says any effects on manufacturing will be most noticeable locally. In addition to rattling manufacturers, the plummet and rally […]

Five Local Businesses Awarded City Loans

The city of Louisville has awarded $320,000 in loans to five local businesses to help expand and open new projects in the area. Approved by the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation, the loans have an overall potential investment of $8 million, according to Mayor Greg Fischer’s office. The businesses include: · $100,000 loan to Bristol […]

Speculation Increases Around Possible Insight Sale

Officials with Insight Communications remain tight-lipped about the company’s potential sale. The company put itself up for auction in March. The Wall Street Journal cites sources close to the deal who say final bids for the company have come in at around $3 billion and potential buyers include Time Warner Cable, midwestern cable provider Mediacom and […]

Remaining Two Louisville Borders Stores Expected to Close as Company Liquidates

After 40-years in business, the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based bookseller Borders plans to liquidate. The company once operated four bookstores in Louisville, but the branches on 4th Street and South Hurstbourne were closed weeks after the company filed for Chapter 11 in February. The stores at Shelbyville Road Plaza and on Bardstown Road were to remain […]

Toyota Official Says Parts Shortage Hardly Noticeable at Georgetown Plant

It’s been more than a month since production increased at the Toyota plant in Georgetown, Kentucky after a weeks-long parts shortage. The shortage was caused by the April earthquake and tsunami in Japan, which severed and disrupted supply chains. All of Toyota’s 13 North American plants saw production drop as a result. “We were fortunate […]