Boel Hopes to Set Example With Return to Television

Louisville reporter John Boel will soon be back on television. Boel spent years at WLKY and won dozens of awards. However, he was fired last year after his second DUI. Boel then said he was an alcoholic and entered rehab. Boel’s driver’s license has been restored and he says that prompted him to consider his… Continue reading Boel Hopes to Set Example With Return to Television

Insight Service, Negotiations to Continue

Talks are progressing between Louisville Metro Government and Insight Communications. The two parties have been negotiating all year over a new contract that governs Insight’s operations. The city wants the cable provider to continue to giving free service to schools and government buildings, to continue giving free cable boxes to elderly and disabled customers and… Continue reading Insight Service, Negotiations to Continue

Boel Reportedly Joining WAVE

After more than a year off the air, former WLKY reporter John Boel is returning to Louisville television. Boel won dozens of awards at WLKY, but was fired after his second DUI. LouisvilleKY.com reports that Boel will appear in morning newscasts and may co-anchor occasionally. [WAVE General Manager Ken] Selvaggi said he believes Boel’s knowledge of… Continue reading Boel Reportedly Joining WAVE

Kentucky Public Radio Announces State Capital Bureau Chief

Kenny Colston has been named the State Capital Bureau Chief for Kentucky Public Radio. Beginning in January, Colston will investigate and report news for statewide broadcast through a consortium of seven public radio stations, including Louisville Public Media/WFPL, WEKU, WUKY, WNKU, WKMS, WMKY, WKYU. Based at the Kentucky Public Radio Statehouse Bureau, Colston will provide… Continue reading Kentucky Public Radio Announces State Capital Bureau Chief

City’s Deadline on Insight Contract Is Today

Louisville Metro Government could cancel its contract with Insight Communications tonight at midnight, but customers won’t likely notice a change. Insight’s contract expired last year, and the company has been going back and forth with the mayor’s office all year over a renewal. The city wants Insight to continue providing free cable to government buildings… Continue reading City’s Deadline on Insight Contract Is Today

Fischer Again Invites Council Over for Breakfast

Once again, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is inviting the Metro Council to his house for breakfast. As mayor-elect last year, Fischer invited all 26 council members to his house. However, plans were updated when Fischer was reminded that any meeting with a quorum of council members is technically be a public meeting subject to open… Continue reading Fischer Again Invites Council Over for Breakfast

Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer Sues Defense Contractor

Medal of Honor recipient and Kentuckian Dakota Meyer is back in the news. He’s suing defense contractor BAE Systems. Meyer worked for BAE, but took issue with the company’s plans to sell thermal sniper scopes to Pakistan. Meyer says BAE responded to his concerns by ridiculing him. He left BAE in May for another firm,… Continue reading Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer Sues Defense Contractor

Meet the CEO: Gary Knell Live Today at 2:00

Today is NPR CEO Gary Knell’s first day on the job, and he’ll spend an hour of it with Neal Conan. At 2:00, Knell will join Conan on Talk of the Nation for an interview and he’ll take calls from listeners. WFPL will carry the broadcast live. After that, Knell will answer questions on Twitter.… Continue reading Meet the CEO: Gary Knell Live Today at 2:00

Gannett Orders Fifth Round of Furloughs

Newspaper giant Gannett has announced it will furlough employees at its publications for a week during the first quarter of 2012. The company owns the Louisville Courier-Journal, as well as the Indianapolis Star and the Cincinnati Enquirer. In a letter from president Bob Dickey, employees were told that the national economy’s slow improvement necessitates spending… Continue reading Gannett Orders Fifth Round of Furloughs

Local Photographers Plan New Magazine for Louisville

A group of local photographers has met a fundraising goal to launch a new monthly magazine. This…Is Louisville is modeled after Life Magazine but with photos and stories exclusively from the Louisville area. The first issue will be paid for with $3,500 raised on the website Kickstarter. “The second issue will definitely be funded by advertising,”… Continue reading Local Photographers Plan New Magazine for Louisville