Nearly a decade after the September 11 attacks, the founder and leader of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, is dead. Calling it it “the most significant development” in the fight against al-Qaeda, President Barack Obama said tonight that bin Laden was killed in a firefight in Pakistan, which was the result of a “targeted assault” ordered… Continue reading Osama bin Laden Killed in Pakistan
Osama bin Laden is dead. White House officials have reported that the U.S. is in possession of the al-Qaeda founder’s body, and President Barack Obama is expected to make a statement soon. The speech will be streamed live online and the BBC has announced plans to cover Mr. Obama’s remarks live this evening. WFPL will broadcast the… Continue reading Osama bin Laden Dead
Portsmouth, Ohio Chief of Police Charles Horner was among the guests discussing prescription drug abuse on the Diane Rehm show today. You can listen to it here. Horner says prescription overdose death’s in Ohio’s Scioto County have quadrupled in the last few years. Ohio Governor John Kasich recently met with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to… Continue reading Ohio Police Chief Discusses Appalachian Pill Pipeline on Diane Rehm
Louisville Metro Government’s Merger 2.0 task force will hold its last public hearing tonight. The panel was assembled earlier this year to assess the first eight years of merger and recommend changes to city operations and to the state law that allowed merger to happen. There have been three public hearings so far to allow… Continue reading Final Merger 2.0 Public Hearing is Today
Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett has challenged Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw to a public debate, but Holsclaw says she isn’t interested in debating Moffett because he isn’t a real GOP candidate.
The Senate’s top Republican says his side of the Statehouse will begin hearings this week on the budget that’s been stalled in the House during the boycott.
While there are no sure signs that Democrats will return to the Statehouse on Monday, Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma told reporters Wednesday that a letter and phone call he received from Democratic leader Patrick Bauer are positive signs. Bauer said he was “cautiously optimistic” after speaking with Bosma, but ending the boycott is a “day-by-day” decision.
At the behest of the House, the conference committee revisited Governor Beshear’s plan for balancing the Medicaid budget. Two hours later, the conferees were no closer to agreement than when they started Friday night. So, House Speaker Greg Stumbo offered a compromise.
Following a recent flap with Fund for the Arts CEO Allan Cowen and the Louisville Visual Art Association, a group of visual art leaders has begun publicly questioning how the fund distributes money, specifically to visual art groups.