Roads Closed Due to Trees, Flooding Across Louisville

UPDATE 12:37pm: Louisville Water Company spokeswoman Kelley Dearing Smith says the company has no reported water main breaks in its system. Morning rain and flooding have closed streets across Louisville. According to MetroSafe spokeswoman Jody Johnson, a water main break near the University of Louisville has exacerbated the flood conditions. The break is at Cardinal… Continue reading Roads Closed Due to Trees, Flooding Across Louisville

U of L Student Housing Damaged From Lighting Strike

Following this morning’s storms, the Province, a privately owned and operated student housing complex, caught fire from a lighting strike, according to U of L officials. The fire damaged up to 24 single bedroom units, displacing the students who live there. Twelve units were severely damaged, said U of L spokesman Mark Hebert. The school… Continue reading U of L Student Housing Damaged From Lighting Strike

Flash Flood Warning Declared for Jefferson County, Southern Indiana

UPDATE 11:07am: The National Weather Service has revised its flash flood warning; it’s only in effect until 11:30am. UPDATE 10:22am: Flooding at the University of Louisville prompted the cancellation of classes until 11:00am. Officials say they’ll decide soon about classes for the rest of the day. UPDATE 9:40am: The National Weather Service has extended the… Continue reading Flash Flood Warning Declared for Jefferson County, Southern Indiana

Lawmakers Differ on Mayor Ignoring Cuts to Council Discretionary Funds

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will give up his discretionary account to help fill the budget deficit next year, but the Metro Council is split on whether to follow suit. Each council member is given a total of $205,000 to spend annually, with $75,000 in their Neighborhood Development Fund in addition to a $100,000 Capital Infrastructure… Continue reading Lawmakers Differ on Mayor Ignoring Cuts to Council Discretionary Funds

Edelen Says He’ll Audit Private Medicaid Operators This Year

After months of mounting problems, State Auditor Adam Edelen says he will launch a full investigation intoKentucky’s statewide Medicaid Managed Care system. Edelen created a Medicaid task force in February after taking a first look at the managed care system. He also gave recommendations to managed care companies, health care providers and the state on… Continue reading Edelen Says He’ll Audit Private Medicaid Operators This Year

Looking for Lilith Celebrates 10 Years with Motherhood Play

Louisville’s Looking for Lilith Theatre Company celebrates a decade of productions with a staged reading of a new play, “Becoming Mothers,” and a revue of old favorites titled “10 Years, 7 Stories.” The shows open Thursday and run in repertory at The Bard’s Town through June 10. Looking for Lilith is a feminist theater ensemble… Continue reading Looking for Lilith Celebrates 10 Years with Motherhood Play

Indiana Begins Gathering Input for Raw Milk Study

Indiana officials begin gathering online input this week for a study on the sale of raw milk. The information will be turned to the 2013 General Assembly. Current Indiana law prohibits the sale of milk that has not been pasteurized. But its proponents say raw milk from pasture-fed animals contains beneficial nutrients depleted by the… Continue reading Indiana Begins Gathering Input for Raw Milk Study

Alltech Announces Prize for Best Eastern Kentucky Economic Development Plan

Eastern Kentucky, like much of Appalachia, is beset by high poverty and high unemployment, and the limited investment in the area from the state hasn’t changed the situation. But a new contest offers an award to the university that can create a plan to redesign economic development in Appalachia. The contest is sponsored by Alltech,… Continue reading Alltech Announces Prize for Best Eastern Kentucky Economic Development Plan

Strange and Beautiful Ghosts: Tania James’ ‘Aerogrammes’

Two Indian wrestling champions become business and political pawns in “Lion and Panther in London.” A young man looks for hints about his father’s death in handwriting samples in “The Scriptological Review: A Last Letter from the Editor.” A woman applies to be matched with a dead man in “Girl Marries Ghost.” Author Tania James’… Continue reading Strange and Beautiful Ghosts: Tania James’ ‘Aerogrammes’