City Says Occupy Louisville Must Give Up Its Camp

Louisville Metro Government says Occupy Louisville demonstrators must leave their encampment downtown. Occupy Louisville began six months ago as an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York. Demonstrators first occupied the Belvedere, then Jefferson Square Park. At the request of Metro Government, the protest moved to Founder’s Square late last year. Demonstrators… Continue reading City Says Occupy Louisville Must Give Up Its Camp

Kentucky Beats Louisville, Will Face Kansas in NCAA Final

The Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Louisville Cardinals 69-61 tonight to reach the championship game of the men’s NCAA tournament. Anthony Davis led UK with 18 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots. U of L ends its season with a 30-10 record and its first Final Four appearance since 2005. The top-seeded Wildcats will face… Continue reading Kentucky Beats Louisville, Will Face Kansas in NCAA Final

KPR’s Kenny Colston on State Budget and This Week in the General Assembly

On Friday’s State of the News, KPR Capital Bureau Chief Kenny Colston brought us up to date on the activities of the week in Frankfort, including news on the state budget, the status of the prescription pill bill, the road plan, the dropout bill, and the chances of casino gaming legislation being revived next session.

U of L Rallies Around Trayvon Martin, President Ramsey Responds (VIDEO)

University of Louisville President James Ramsey says he respects the First Amendment rights of students who participated in a walkout and rally over the Trayvon Martin case on Monday. Martin made national headlines after neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman shot and killed the 17-year-old in a gated community in Sanford, Florida.

Nothing But Net: “No Rabbit Ears, Russ!”

State of shock and elation. This year’s team is close. It shows. They are maddening, and they have tremendous “heart,” as Peyton Siva stated recently. Russdiculous. Eric Crawford, the über talented Courier-Journal sports reporter said in today’s column: “Chane Behanan, in the second half against both Michigan State and Florida, was the best post player… Continue reading Nothing But Net: “No Rabbit Ears, Russ!”

Nothing But Net: Cards Among Elite 8

Words fail me. The above photo by by Christian Petersen/Getty Images, is testament to the game’s defensive focus. Louisville’s Gorgui Dieng anchored a smothering Cards’ defense and Chane Behanan added 15 points, all in the second half, to allow Louisville to rip top-seeded Michigan State. The Spartans are the first one seed to fall. Stay… Continue reading Nothing But Net: Cards Among Elite 8

State Sen. Connie Lawson Appointed Indiana Secretary of State

Republican Indiana state Sen. Connie Lawson will replace ousted Secretary of State Charlie White as Indiana’s top elections official. Gov. Mitch Daniels announced Lawson’s appointment today. The decision came a day after the Indiana Supreme Court ruled that White’s 2010 candidacy was valid despite his Feb. 4 conviction on voter fraud and other felony charges.… Continue reading State Sen. Connie Lawson Appointed Indiana Secretary of State

JCPS Thomas Jefferson Middle Decides to Restaff School

The Jefferson County Board of Education has approved Thomas Jefferson Middle School’s decision to re-staff at least half its teachers. Thomas Jefferson Middle is the last in a group of struggling schools to make a decision on how to turn around student achievement. Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, schools deemed persistently low-achieving… Continue reading JCPS Thomas Jefferson Middle Decides to Restaff School