Kindergarten Students Could Soon Be Screened For School Readiness

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has contracted with a private company to implement a kindergarten screener program, but the state still needs to approve the regulatory to require all public schools to screen incoming students. If approved this summer, the screening would help teachers determine how prepared students are before entering school by assessing […]

Fallows to Discuss Book on China’s Aerospace Industry

Journalist and author James Fallows is coming to Louisville this week to discuss his new book, China Airborne. In the book, Fallows explores the growth of the Chinese aerospace industry, and its role in helping the country develop and modernize other areas of its economy. He says in many ways the growth is comparable to […]

Win VIP tickets to the International Mystery Writers’ Festival

WFPL is proud to sponsor the International Mystery Writers’ Festival in Owensboro June 14-17. The festival will feature performances of 3 new mystery plays, daily book signings and author workshops including an evening with Max Allan Collins, author of Road to Perdition. If you would like to win VIP tickets to the writers’ festival, along […]

Report: Young Status Offenders In Kentucky’s Juvenile Justice System

A new report by Kentucky Youth Advocates is shining light on the state’s high number of incarcerated youth with low priority crimes. The report released this week, Ending the Use of Incarceration for Status Offenders in Kentucky, shows nearly one in every six incarcerated youths under age 18 is jailed for low priority offenses. The data comes […]

Louisville’s Camping Ban Ordinance Introduced Thursday

An ordinance that would ban overnight camping at small spaces throughout Jefferson County will be introduced in the Louisville Metro Council Thursday. Mayor Greg Fischer proposed the ordinance this week after Occupy Louisville demonstrators spent months at Founder’s Square in response to several movements that mirrored Occupy Wall Street. The city evicted demonstrators in April […]

May: Five Can’t-Miss First Friday Art Events

It’s fine to hit the downtown First Friday Trolley Hop without a plan. Park, wander in and out of galleries, grab a drink or dinner with friends and hop a TARC trolley from one end of downtown to the next and back—you’re sure to find something to catch your eye or ears. But with so […]