Bridge Closure: Ramp Widening Underway In Southern Indiana

Indiana Department of Transportation workers have begun expanding several interstate ramps in southern Indiana from one to two lanes to help ease congestion caused by the closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge. Paving and striping crews are expanding the I-265 westbound ramp to I-64 westbound, and the I-64 eastbound ramp to I-265 eastbound today. Tomorrow, […]

Downtown Development Corporation Unveils Plans for New Retail District

The Louisville Downtown Development Corporation says it will take four new retail anchors and a bevy of small or independent businesses to revitalize south 4th Street. The DDC unveiled its proposal for turning the blocks between Muhammad Ali Boulevard and Broadway into a shopping district tonight at the Seelbach Hotel. While the Seelbach and the […]

Louisville/Lexington Rail Link Plans Could Fall Apart

Plans for a possible rail line connecting Louisville, Lexington and Frankfort are moving forward, but that progress could soon stop. The man behind the concept is leaving his job. Executive director of the Kentucky Capital Development Corporation Ralph Tharp first released his plans for the line earlier this year. But his contract with the corporation […]

Fischer Says Pressure on U of L to Preserve Reproductive and End-of-Life Health Services Will Continue

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says University of Louisville Hospital has a lot to lose if medical services are compromised in a pending merger with a division of Catholic Health Initiatives. Under the merger agreement, both University Hospital and Jewish Hospital will follow Catholic medical directives. That puts a number of services related to reproductive health […]

Coal Ash Scares, Sickens Southwest Louisville Neighborhood–Part Three

Kathy Little and Debbie Walker stand in Walker’s front yard, 50 feet from the ash landfill at Louisville Gas & Electric‘s Cane Run plant. They watch as heavy machinery backs up, pushing ash from one pile to another. Both women have lived in the neighborhood for decades—Little for 33 years, Walker for 23. Walker says […]

Chemical Spill Reported in Rubbertown–Update: Spill Is Contained

A chemical spill has been reported in Louisville’s Rubbertown neighborhood, but officials say there’s no threat to the public. American Synthetics on Campground Road reported a leak of toluene this evening. Toluene is a clear liquid that smells like paint thinner. It’s used to make rubber, paints and adhesives. The spill is under control, and […]

USPS to Conduct Area Efficiency Studies

By Alan Lytle, Kentucky Public Radio The U.S. Postal Service is conducting a study of the efficiency of its Louisville and Lexington hubs. Spokesman David Walton says the study will determine whether some of the duties handled in the Lexington Processing and Distribution Center could be performed more efficiently at the Louisville facility. The USPS […]

Ford Will Hire 1,800 Workers at Louisville Plant

Starting today at 5:oo this afternoon, Ford will begin hiring 1,800 workers for the newly re-tooled Louisville Assembly Plant. The plant recently underwent a $600 million renovation project to prepare it to build several new types of vehicles, including variations on the popular Escape. Ford says the plant is the most modern and flexible in […]

Four Indicted in Lottery Fraud Investigation

A grand jury today indicted four individuals in Louisville and Lexington on charges of lottery fraud. The indictments are part of an undercover investigation by the Kentucky Lottery Corporation. KLC personnel visited various lottery retailers and presented tickets that, when scanned at a lottery terminal, would instruct the store clerk to award a prize. KLC […]

Four Kentuckiana Works Satellite Centers Will Close Friday

Kentuckiana Works is closing four satellite career locations in the Louisville area in response to a $475,000 cut in next year’s federal budget. Kitty Armstrong is the communications director for Kentuckiana Works. She says the other locations will continue to offer various job services. “You can get assistance with unemployment insurance, if you need to […]