Kentucky’s Gatton Academy Named Nation’s Top Public High School, But Can It Be Replicated?

Newsweek Magazine has again compiled a list of the best high schools in the country, and a Kentucky school is on top. To call the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science a high school, you’d have to suspend an element of reality. You’ll find no football games, pep rallies, or dismissal bells on the Kentucky… Continue reading Kentucky’s Gatton Academy Named Nation’s Top Public High School, But Can It Be Replicated?

Primary Election Information

The Tuesday primary won’t be the most watched in Kentucky history. The presidential nominations have been decided and turnout will likely be low (around 12 percent). There are many races for state and federal positions that are expected to end in landslides, or they’re between candidates who aren’t expected to unseat the other party’s nominee. But… Continue reading Primary Election Information

Fairness Campaign Director Says Rutgers Student’s Sentence Is Too Light

The head of the Fairness Campaign says the the sentence is too light for a former Rutgers University student convicted of bias intimidation against his gay roommate. Dharun Ravi used a webcam to spy on Tyler Clementi’s romantic encounter with another man. Clementi committed suicide days later, fueling a national debate over the effects of… Continue reading Fairness Campaign Director Says Rutgers Student’s Sentence Is Too Light

Shots Fired Near Shawnee High School, SWAT Called; UPDATE: Standoff Ends

Update, 7:00: Police say a 22-year-old is in custody and the SWAT standoff has ended.  A Louisville SWAT team is still assessing the situation at the corner of 41st and Herman streets, where a suspect is barricaded in a house. The standoff began shortly before 1:00 pm, when Louisville Metro police reported that two individuals… Continue reading Shots Fired Near Shawnee High School, SWAT Called; UPDATE: Standoff Ends

Shanklin Fires Grandson

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin has fired her grandson, who was working as a legislative aide in her office. Her grandson, Gary Bohler, was arrested on Derby day for domestic violence and was declared a fugitive after missing his court date. Bohler has a lengthy criminal record that includes robbery, drug possession and drug trafficking… Continue reading Shanklin Fires Grandson

TARC Schedules Public Meetings on Route Changes, Fare Increase

The Transit Authority of River City will hold a series of public meetings this week on proposed route changes and fare increases. TARC’s revenue relies on the city occupational tax. As that’s declined, fuel, healthcare and pension costs have gone up, leaving TARC with a $4.6 million shortfall. To close the gap, the authority has proposed… Continue reading TARC Schedules Public Meetings on Route Changes, Fare Increase

I-71 Will Be Closed in Louisville for the Weekend

The portion of Interstate 71 that leads into downtown Louisville will be closed this weekend. Road crews are repaving the highway, and all lanes in both directions will be closed between I-64 downtown and the Watterson Expressway. The road will close at 8 pm Friday and re-open at 6 am Monday. Various lane and ramp… Continue reading I-71 Will Be Closed in Louisville for the Weekend

Noise & Notes Podcast: Going Back to Indiana

On this edition of the Noise & Notes podcast, WFPL’s political editor Phillip M. Bailey  talks about Indiana and it’s senator, Dick Lugar, who just lost nomination to a seventh term to Tea Party favorite and State Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Joining Phillip are Time contributor Cary Stemle and WHAS-11 political editor Joe Arnold. Enjoy.

WFPL to Host Metro Council Debate

WFPL is hosting a debate featuring the candidates for the Louisville Metro Council’s District 1 seat. The debate will be in the Louisville Public Media performance studio on May 15th at 6pm. It will be hosted by WFPL’s Political Editor Phillip M. Bailey and LEO Weekly’s Anne Marshall. Candidates who will attend include: Incumbent Attica… Continue reading WFPL to Host Metro Council Debate

Courier-Journal Announces Paid Web Subscription Plan

The Courier-Journal will soon require readers to pay to read a certain number of articles every month. Many Gannett-owned newspapers are implementing similar steps as a means of generating revenue. In a post on the website, publisher Wesley Jackson explains the paywall model, which will go into effect in June. Non-subscribers will have access to… Continue reading Courier-Journal Announces Paid Web Subscription Plan