Occupy Louisville Demonstrators Move Locations

Occupy Louisville demonstrators are moving in preparation for the city’s Light Up Louisville holiday event later this month. The demonstration mirrors Occupy Wall Street in standing against corporate greed and the influence of money in politics. On Thursday morning, a few demonstrators were packing up supplies and preparing to move (pictured) while city workers began… Continue reading Occupy Louisville Demonstrators Move Locations

Metro Government Grants Permit to Occupy Louisville

Occupy Louisville demonstrators can now stay in Jefferson Square Park overnight until the end of the year, according to a copy of the permit acquired by WFPL. Occupy Louisville continues to be a presence in the region. Around 100 demonstrators marched north on Bardstown Road on Saturday. The demonstration mirrors Occupy Wall Street in New… Continue reading Metro Government Grants Permit to Occupy Louisville

Attica Scott to Represent District One, House Says EPA Can’t Regulate Coal Ash, Kentucky Coal Mine Flagged As Unsafe: Afternoon Review

The Louisville Metro Council elected Attica Woodson Scott to fill the District 1 seat by a 18-to-7 vote Thursday. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating coal ash—a byproduct of burning coal for electricity. The bill gives control of coal ash disposal to the states,… Continue reading Attica Scott to Represent District One, House Says EPA Can’t Regulate Coal Ash, Kentucky Coal Mine Flagged As Unsafe: Afternoon Review

Occupy Louisville Demonstrators Say They’ve Acquired New Permit

Occupy Louisville demonstrators say a permit has been acquired for Jefferson Square Park at 6th and Jefferson streets downtown. They say they can now stay overnight across the street from City Hall until the end of the year. Occupy Louisville began as an unorganized, leaderless demonstration against corporate greed and to give voices to under-represented… Continue reading Occupy Louisville Demonstrators Say They’ve Acquired New Permit

Occupy Louisville Seeks Council Support

Protestors with Occupy Louisville are asking members of the Louisville Metro Council to issue a statment of public support for their movement. For a week and a half, dozens have assembled in Jefferson Square Park downtown to join a number of other local protests in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York… Continue reading Occupy Louisville Seeks Council Support

Education Commissioner Denies Free Trips Influenced Contract Decision, Rand Paul to Release GOP Jobs Plan, UK President Says Schools Must Modernize, Occupy Louisville Continues: Afternoon Review

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says international trips paid for by an education foundation did not lead to the decision to contract with its business arm. The New York Times reported several states entered into agreements with Pearson after it gave them free trips. Holliday says there were no ethical violations. Offering an alternative to… Continue reading Education Commissioner Denies Free Trips Influenced Contract Decision, Rand Paul to Release GOP Jobs Plan, UK President Says Schools Must Modernize, Occupy Louisville Continues: Afternoon Review

Occupy Louisville Protest Continues

A week and a half in, the Occupy Louisville protest continues in Jefferson Square Park downtown, but the protest’s size and location change throughout the day. After a rainy morning, less than a dozen protesters held a casual meeting in the park. They’re expecting 30-40 more people to show up after the workday ends, which… Continue reading Occupy Louisville Protest Continues

Occupy Louisville Demonstrators Begin to Organize on Second Day

The Occupy Louisville demonstration at Fourth and Jefferson streets in downtown Louisville has entered its second day. The number of protestors who turned out for day two shrank compared to Tuesday afternoon. Day one was also marked by confusion, with some protestors gathering at Aegon Plaza and others at the Belvedere. Student Josh Reed says… Continue reading Occupy Louisville Demonstrators Begin to Organize on Second Day

Orchestra Votes on Contract, Surprise Defeat for UofL Football Team, “Occupy Louisville” Protest Planned: Afternoon Review

The musicians of the Louisville Orchestra voted today on a contract for the current and upcoming seasons. The musicians and management have been at odds over the contract for months, and the impasse has resulted in the cancellation of three months of concerts. University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong says his coaches and team… Continue reading Orchestra Votes on Contract, Surprise Defeat for UofL Football Team, “Occupy Louisville” Protest Planned: Afternoon Review