LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - David Hawpe, who rose through the ranks of the Courier Journal to become editor of the Louisville newspaper, which won multiple Pulitzer Prizes on his watch, has died. He was 78. His death Sunday night was confirmed on Facebook by his sister-in-law, Hilda Miller.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky man was arrested Friday in connection with a brutal torture and murder case in Louisville last September that left one man dead while his girlfriend was allegedly forced to watch the crime unfold. Daniel E. Rosselot, 36, of Maysville, was arrested Friday and charged with complicity to murder, two counts of complicity to first-degree unlawful imprisonment, complicity to abuse of a corpse and complicity to tampering with physical evidence.
Over the years, we have heard a lot of rhetoric from some lawmakers about the affordability and sustainability of the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS). I’m guessing we’ll probably hear a lot more political rhetoric after a new experience study, commissioned by TRS, adjusted key assumptions such as the anticipated rate of return, payroll growth and life expectancy that resulted in an additional $3 billion in unfunded liabilities.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A former Louisville Metro Police officer who resigned last year after he was found guilty of groping a woman while she worked at a Thorntons gas station was arrested again Tuesday in connection with a domestic violence case. Robert Neff, 26, of Clarksville, Indiana, was arrested on a warrant Tuesday and charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault - domestic violence causing minor injury and one count of intimidating a participant in the legal process.
The Kentucky Capitol building is open again for visitors, but some new security regulations are now in place on the Frankfort campus. The new rules include measures detailing the types of masks allowed in the Capitol and prohibiting visitors from congregating in office entrances, but still allow people to carry any gun of their choosing — with certain restrictions on ammunition and how they are secured.
As I spent time with my family this past weekend celebrating our great country, I couldn’t help but reflect on the challenges of the last year and how grateful I am for the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. The freedom to send our children to school, the freedom to worship how and when we want, and the freedom to love whomever we want without discrimination.
To get The Breonna Taylor Case in your inbox, sign up here. Despite the best efforts of Joshua Jaynes and his no-holds-barred attorney Thomas Clay, the ex-detective did not win back his job at the Police Merit Board hearing last week. Jaynes, the lead detective who secured the search warrant for Breonna Taylor's apartment last year with false information, saw his termination unanimously upheld 4-to-0 in a board vote last Wednesday.
FRANKFORT — Kentucky lawmakers got their first official look Tuesday at legislation aiming to limit how systemic racism is discussed in the state's classrooms as discord over "critical race theory" continues. A central theme to discussions around CRT played out in front of the Interim Joint Committee on Education's packed meeting Tuesday: What, exactly, is critical race theory?
In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic forced a shift in wedding culture as a matter of safety. From smaller guest lists and outdoor ceremonies to couples being intentional about where they spend their money, many of the changes that grew out of necessity in 2020 are here to stay.
Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Council have once again made it clear they do not care about Louisville's Black, brown, and poor residents. Fischer has said that "Nobody argues with policing. It's how it's done.” But other cities are making just this argument:
The Louisville airport, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth announced Friday, will receive a $36.5 slice of that fund, which can be used for safety and operational expenses along with debt payments while requiring the establishment to continue to keep at least 90% of its pre-pandemic workforce employed.
The first 15,000 qualified Kentucky unemployment insurance claimants who return to work by July 30 are now eligible for a one-time $1,500 incentive, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, Beshear said. Other qualifications for applicants include having an active unemployment claim as of July 23, Kentucky residency status and be employed by a Kentucky business between June 24 and July 30.
Most UFO sightings can be explained away. Unidentified flying objects usually turn out to be airplanes, drones, satellites, stars or even balloons. But what about the ones that don't have an explanation? Barry Gaunt, director of Kentucky's chapter of the Mutual UFO Network — the "world's oldest and largest civilian UFO investigation and research organization" — has spent more than half his life working in what he considers the "paranormal field," which includes investigating UFO sightings and abduction cases.
Roughly 14,000 Kentuckians who were overpaid unemployment benefits in 2020 can now apply for a waiver to avoid having to repay the money. Those who apply for a waiver must do so, either online or by completing a paper form, within 30 days of the date the letter is postmarked.
When offices will reopen With the bulk of Kentucky's coronavirus-related restrictions lifted, many of Louisville's biggest businesses are planning their employees' return to offices. And some have already started bringing them back. Another vaccine trial in Kentucky There's another opportunity here in Kentucky to get your kids involved in a COVID-19 vaccine study.
The pandemic has created financial challenges for many nonprofits and municipal organizations aimed at helping their communities. Groups can get a helping hand this year by applying to the 2021 A Community Thrives program, a $2.3 million initiative of the Gannett Foundation. The program is sponsored by Gannett, the Courier Journal's parent company, and is marking its fifth year supporting groups that address social issues.
Medina Spirit trainer Bob Baffert has been banned from the Kentucky Derby for two years following the verification of a positive drug test by the winning horse. As a result, Medina Spirit has been stripped of its win at the 2021 Kentucky Derby, and Mandaloun has been named the new winner.
In 2019, the outgoing Republican governor pardoned Patrick Baker, who was related to a couple that had raised more than $20,000 for Bevin. Federal authorities have charged a 43-year-old man with murder after outgoing Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin pardoned him a year after his family had raised thousands of dollars for the Republican politician.
All are products from local entrepreneurs who benefit from the visibility of the high-traffic corridor. But unlike similar shops that dot Louisville's trendy neighborhoods, every vendor at this store is Black. The space is one of at least half a dozen local incubators and accelerators that have launched in the wake of Louisville's racial justice protests, each with the shared goal of growing Black-owned businesses throughout the city.