West Louisville Population Shrinks

Following a national trend, demographic trends in Louisville  indicate that more African-Americans are leaving the urban core and moving to the suburbs. The city’s black population grew 18 percent over the past decade to 154,246, according to census figures analyzed by the Courier-Journal. However, the growth was not in the historically black neighborhoods in the West […]

Heiner Wins Republican Nomination for Louisville Mayor

by Stephanie Crosby Hal Heiner has clenched the Republican party nomination in the Louisville mayor’s race. The Metro councilman claimed more than 60-percent of the vote in yesterday’s election. His nearest competitor, Chris Theineman, tallied less than 30-percent of the vote. Heiner urged his supporters during his victory speech to help make the general election […]

Next Louisville: Primary Special

By 6:00 pm tonight, it will all be over – or just beginning, depending on your perspective. Today is Kentucky’s primary; tomorrow we’ll be down to one Republican and one Democrat for mayor (the indepedents are a topic for another day), and one Republican and one Democrat for U.S. Senator. And that’s not to mention all the other races taking place. Tuesday we’ll take a look back at some of our news features from the Next Louisville initiative and then talk with political columnist Al Cross about some of the races in the rest of the state. Go vote, then join us!   Listen to the Show

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Next Louisville: What the Urban Core Wants

by Stephanie Crosby As we continue our look at “The Next Louisville” – issues facing the next mayor and administration – we’ve surveyed what residents in different parts of the community are looking for in a new leader. Today, we look at Louisville’s urban core. The urban core of Louisville is sometime called the ‘urban […]

Next Louisville: What The East End Wants

by Stephanie Crosby As part of our news initiative “The Next Louisville”, WFPL has been looking into what residents of different parts of town are looking for in the next mayor… the next administration. Today, WFPL has a report on the causes, issues and concerns of residents and business owners in east Louisville. The east […]