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JCPS proposes cutting two work days for year-round employees in 2015-16 5/5/2015 1:02 am UTC
Year-round employees in Jefferson County Public Schools -- from central office staff and high school principals to custodians and some secretaries -- would be forced to take two unpaid days in the
People lining up for new career in coding through Kentuckiana Works 5/5/2015 1:01 am UTC
Interest in this field started growing after President Barack Obama made a special trip to Louisville to highlight a local company.
The Who show at KFC Yum! Center postponed 5/5/2015 1:01 am UTC
Three shows on "The Who Hits 50!" tour are affected: May 5 in Kansas City, May 7 in St. Louis, and May 9 in Louisville. 
Kentucky Derby-goer from Canada murdered when returning to hotel after race 5/5/2015 1:01 am UTC
Louisville Metro Police have arrested three people who have been charged in connection to the weekend murder of a tourist in town for Derby.  
Brown recluse spiders force Fisherville Post Office to close temporarily 5/5/2015 1:01 am UTC
Brown recluse spiders are causing the Fisherville Post Office to temporarily close its doors. 
Jeffersonville man accused of murdering ex-girlfriend cites Neil Armstrong during court appearance 5/5/2015 1:00 am UTC
He was notified of the new rape charge that has been filed against him, but then said he has too much honor and integrity and is too and handsome to have committed the rape.
Four vie for Jeffersonville mayor 5/5/2015 12:38 am UTC
Incumbent Mike Moore, a Republican, faces engineer Bill Meiners in Tuesday's partisan primary. City councilman Dennis Julius and handyman Louis Hancock are on the Democratic side.
Kentucky State Police fatally shoot man in confrontation 5/5/2015 12:31 am UTC
Police have fatally shot a man in eastern Kentucky after a confrontation.
Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack 5/5/2015 12:11 am UTC
Since at least 2007, the FBI has been able to recognize the voice of Elton Simpson - one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muham
Allegations of illegal campaigning cloud New Albany - Floyd County Schools referendum 5/4/2015 11:43 pm UTC
But no one has a clear answer for who should investigate a campaign violation allegation on a school referendum.
Obama to tap general for top military post 5/4/2015 11:42 pm UTC
President Barack Obama plans to name a trusted military adviser with ties to his drawdown of troops in Afghanistan as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, multiple officials confirmed to CNN
THE WHO postpones concert at KFC Yum! Center 5/4/2015 11:34 pm UTC
The KFC Yum! Center released a statement Monday evening that said the concerts were being postponed to allow lead singer Roger Daltrey to remain on vocal rest due to swollen vocal cords.
2 bodies, meth lab found inside burned building 5/4/2015 10:39 pm UTC
Kentucky State Police say they are investigating after two bodies and a meth lab were found in a burned building.
Re-offender who served time for crash that killed 4 denied probation 5/4/2015 10:29 pm UTC
A re-offender who served time for a crash that killed four teenagers went before a judge Monday morning asking for probation.
Missing man's mother discovers body behind abandoned house 5/4/2015 10:25 pm UTC
A missing man's family found him shot to death on a west Louisville property over the weekend.
Woman kidnapped, shot by ex-fiance escapes to nearby home for help 5/4/2015 10:16 pm UTC
An injured southern Indiana woman made a frantic escape after being held for hours at gunpoint by her ex-fiancé.
Voters head to polls for Indiana primary 5/4/2015 10:12 pm UTC
 Voters in Indiana will decide which candidates will appear on the ballot in this fall's general election.
Warrick Co. Sheriff: Abduction of jailer ‘hits home’ for department 5/4/2015 10:06 pm UTC
A Warrick County jailer is listed in serious condition after authorities say she was kidnapped and shot by her ex-fiancé.
Store cashing most winning lottery tickets in area stripped of license 5/4/2015 10:03 pm UTC
A lottery scandal has rocked the store that cashes more winning tickets in our area than any other.
15-year-old in Hulk mask accused in robberies, police chase 5/4/2015 9:59 pm UTC
Investigators have arrested a 15-year-old suspect they say is linked to four recent robberies at southern Indiana businesses.
Pizza delivery driver recovers after stabbing; police search for assailant 5/4/2015 9:46 pm UTC
A Louisville pizza delivery driver is recovering after being stabbed and carjacked.
Canadian man on bucket list trip to Kentucky Derby killed during robbery 5/4/2015 9:44 pm UTC
Three people are arrested and charged in connection with a homicide on Derby night.
Police chase ends with arrest in Jeffersonville 5/4/2015 9:30 pm UTC
A police chase ends with a person in custody in Jeffersonville on Monday afternoon.
Friends say 'strong faith in God' helping pizza delivery man recover from surprise attack 5/4/2015 9:27 pm UTC
A Spinelli's driver was stabbed in the back and robbed while delivering pizza to Norton Hospital.
Baltimore police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots 5/4/2015 9:15 pm UTC
Lt. Col. Melvin Russell said police pursued a man who was spotted on surveillance cameras and appeared to be armed with a handgun.
Louisville agency recognized for economic development efforts 5/4/2015 9:06 pm UTC
Louisville Forward, the city agency created last year by Mayor Greg Fischer, was named one of the top 10 economic development groups of 2014 by Site Selection magazine.
New training center at Appliance Park hopes to alleviate issues finding skilled workers 5/4/2015 8:59 pm UTC
The upgrades and new additions are happening across Appliance Park, and are part of an effort to bring more processes in-house.
GOP field grows: Fiorina, Carson launch presidential bids 5/4/2015 8:55 pm UTC
Former technology executive Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson jumped into the race for the Republican presidential nomination Monday.
Silver Creek High School Theatre earns spot in national competition 5/4/2015 8:25 pm UTC
This is the first time the group has been invited to nationals and the group made a YouTube video asking for donations to help them get there.
Jeffersonville Police begin training with new body cameras 5/4/2015 7:50 pm UTC
Today was the first phase of the program, with instructors showing officers how to use the equipment.
Investigation underway after Elizabethtown officer suspended 5/4/2015 7:49 pm UTC
An administrative investigation is underway at Elizabethtown Police Department.
Suspect linked to armed burglary by DNA 5/4/2015 7:42 pm UTC
The victim told Louisville Metro police that she awoke to find two guns being pointed at her, and was told to get down on the floor and stay there.
NYPD officer shot in the head this weekend pronounced dead 5/4/2015 7:41 pm UTC
Brian Moore is the first city officer to be killed on duty since two uniformed police officers were slain in December while sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn.
State: No evidence of conflict in Clinton Foundation gifts 5/4/2015 7:32 pm UTC
The State Department said Monday it has no evidence that any actions taken by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton when she was secretary of state were influenced by donations t
SUNDAY EDITION | Need a ride? Competition heats up Louisville's taxi industry 5/4/2015 7:03 pm UTC
The influx of new for-hire vehicles has revealed a divide between established taxi operators -- who have fought to keep competitors away -- and civic, tourism and restaurant leaders who claim exist
Nepal: We will need huge foreign support for reconstruction 5/4/2015 6:53 pm UTC
Nepal's government will need immense international support as the Himalayan nation begins turning its attention toward reconstruction in the coming weeks, in the wake of the devastating April earth
Murder charge filed after suspected DUI crash 5/4/2015 6:09 pm UTC
A Campbellsville man was charged with murder early Sunday morning after a suspected drunk driving crash.
Astronaut tweets picture of Churchill Downs from the International Space Station 5/4/2015 4:56 pm UTC
While many people all over the world were preparing for the Kentucky Derby Saturday morning, astronaut Scott Kelly got a unique view of Churchill Downs, from 400 kilometers up.
3 charged with Derby night murder, victim was Derby visitor 5/4/2015 4:56 pm UTC
Louisville Metro Police detectives say the homicide happened during a string of strong-arm robberies being committed by the suspects over the Derby weekend.
Police: No explosives found in car used in Texas attack 5/4/2015 4:50 pm UTC
 A federal law enforcement official has identified one of the suspects in the shooting as Elton Simpson.
'Star Wars' actors Fisher, Williams, Mayhew to appear at Louisville's FandomFest 5/4/2015 4:48 pm UTC
In honor of Star Wars Day, May the Fourth, and the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, all tickets, photo ops and pre-purchased autographs bought before midnight tonight are 15 percent off.
Louisville lawmaker asks Attorney General Jack Conway to settle open records fight over bridge tolling plan 5/4/2015 4:45 pm UTC
Rep. Jim Wayne appealed to Kentucky Attorney General after the state transportation cabinet refused to provide a copy of a plan meant to ease the burden of bridge tolls on low-income and minority d
Herbert Lee denied shock probation 5/4/2015 4:39 pm UTC
The man convicted of manslaughter after a crash that killed four teens was denied shock probation today.
BOZICH | Periscope Up! Did anybody else watch Mayweather vs. Pacquiao for free? 5/4/2015 4:33 pm UTC
The next big sports bout won't be Mayweather vs. Pacquiao or American Pharoah vs. Firing Line. It will be Periscope vs. content providers.
Taliban kill 17 Afghans even as they 'welcome' peace push 5/4/2015 4:11 pm UTC
Taliban militants who have been waging war on the Afghan government for more than a decade on Monday expressed a willingness to soften their position on a range of issues, an apparent shift that co
Spinelli's employee recovering after being stabbed delivering pizza to Norton Healthcare 5/4/2015 4:07 pm UTC
A delivery driver from Spinelli's Pizzeria was stabbed while on a run this afternoon, the restaurant's manager confirms.
Britain's new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana 5/4/2015 3:54 pm UTC
The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, royal officials said Monday.
Louisville Metro Corrections inmate impersonated official, tried to escape custody, officials say 5/4/2015 3:43 pm UTC
 Officials say the suspect was being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on a robbery charge.
GOP divided as Supreme Court ruling on health care law nears 5/4/2015 3:31 pm UTC
Sen. Ron Johnson was elected to Congress in 2010 as an adamant foe of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Yet facing a Supreme Court decision that could disrupt how that law functions, t
Prospect mom named 'National Young Mother' 5/4/2015 3:07 pm UTC
Heather Spencer of Prospect is the first Kentuckian to be selected as 'National Young Mother' by the organization American Mothers.
POLICE: Shoplifting suspect leaps from motorized wheelchair and runs away 5/4/2015 2:14 pm UTC
Louisville Metro Police say a shoplifting suspect was determined to run from police -- and he wasn't about to let the fact that he was in a motorized wheelchair get in the way.
BOZICH | Five Reasons American Pharoah, Baltimore Bob Baffert will win the Preakness 5/4/2015 12:04 pm UTC
As good as Bob Baffert has been in the Kentucky Derby, he's been even better in the Preakness, another reason to like American Pharoah's chances in Baltimore.
Man stabbed while delivering pizza to hospital 5/4/2015 4:40 am UTC
A delivery driver for Spinelli's was stabbed in the back as he was taking an order to a hospital in downtown Louisville on Sunday, a manager at the pizzeria said.
CRAWFORD | A new Derby memory, 'My Old Kentucky Home' as I'd never experienced it 5/4/2015 3:32 am UTC
Eric Crawford shares a special moment from Kentucky Derby 141 -- the singing of My Old Kentucky home by a record crowd in Churchill Downs.
KT's closes in Louisville after 30 years in business 5/4/2015 3:12 am UTC
A Louisville restaurant is closing after 30 years in business. KT''s on Lexington Road is about to go through a major transformation and customers can't wait for the change.
LMPD investigating 2 Derby Day homicides 5/4/2015 3:11 am UTC
Authorities say the two victims were found shot and killed 12 hours apart Saturday.
Abduction of southern Indiana woman ends with 2 shot, 1 dead 5/4/2015 12:55 am UTC
Indiana State Police say Tara Garland, 36, of Chandler, Ind., was kidnapped at gunpoint by her ex-fiance in Warrick County.
Cinco de Mayo celebrations mark the end of Kentucky Derby season 5/4/2015 12:29 am UTC
Although it was two days early, Cinco de Mayo Celebrations were held at 4th Street Live as the last Kentucky Derby Festival Event of the year.
Louisville pair preparing for cross-country bike journey 5/4/2015 12:20 am UTC
Josh Kays and Daniel Hatton plan to ride 4,000 miles over the next few months.
Loop 22 to close for good later this month 5/4/2015 12:03 am UTC
Loop 22's general manager says the restaurant in the Highlands will close for good on Sunday, May 24.
Man dies of injuries suffered in Friday morning crash 5/3/2015 11:11 pm UTC
A 22-year-old died Saturday of injuries suffered in a Friday morning crash in Louisville.
22-year-old Louisville man pronounced dead after crash Friday on I-65 5/3/2015 9:25 pm UTC
Dalton Callison, 22, was pronounced dead at University Hospital on Saturday at 4:45 p.m.
Volunteers begin cleanup efforts at Churchill Downs 5/3/2015 9:04 pm UTC
The downfall of the Kentucky Derby, or any big party for that matter, is cleaning up the day after the event.
New Albany teen runs for city council 5/3/2015 2:31 pm UTC
A New Albany teen runs for city council, but he's not the only one at his high school launching a campaign in local government.
BOZICH | American Pharoah puts Bob Baffert on Kentucky Derby's Mt. Rushmore 5/3/2015 3:43 am UTC
Bob Baffert moved onto the Kentucky Derby's Mt. Rushmore of trainers when American Pharoah gave Baffert his fourth Derby victory Saturday.
CRAWFORD | American Pharoah reigns, lives up to his hype - and hope - in Kentucky Derby 5/3/2015 3:22 am UTC
From before his first race, elite trainers have been enamored with American Pharoah. On Saturday, he proved them right, winning the Kentucky Derby by one length over Firing Line before a record Der
Kentucky Derby 141 breaks attendance record 5/3/2015 2:11 am UTC
As expected, the crowds turned out for Oaks and Derby this year in record numbers. The official announced attendance for this year's Kentucky Derby is 170,513.
American Pharoah wins 141st Kentucky Derby in front of record crowd 5/3/2015 1:05 am UTC
In front of over 170,000 people, American Pharoah edged out ahead of the pack to win the 141st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. 
Images: Stand out styles at Kentucky Derby 141 5/3/2015 12:54 am UTC
From daisies and camouflage to feathers and argyle suits, The Kentucky Derby brings all sorts of fashion styles to one place year after year. 
Celebrities hit the Kentucky Derby red carpet for fashion and fun 5/3/2015 12:29 am UTC
While the celebs gushed over Louisville's hospitality, they also walked the red carpet to talk about new projects and we scored some insight on an upcoming film project at Churchill Downs.
CRAWFORD | Kentucky Derby Fun Facts while you wait for post time 5/2/2015 9:28 pm UTC
Looking to kill time until the Kentucky Derby post parade, check out these fun facts about the race compiled by WDRB's Eric Crawford.
The Latest: New Pat Day Mile a hit on Derby Day, stars flood the red carpet 5/2/2015 7:11 pm UTC
The forecast couldn't be better: mostly sunny with temperatures in the low 70s. More than 160,000 are expected for the Derby, a day after a record 123,763 turned out for the Kentucky Oaks.
CRAWFORD | No way you'll read -- or believe -- this Kentucky Oaks column 5/2/2015 2:30 pm UTC
Lovely Maria carried multiple storylines in her Kentucky Oaks victory in front of a record crowd of 123,763 on Friday at Churchill Downs.
Ky. Derby comes to life in mural on second floor of Churchill Downs 5/2/2015 1:01 pm UTC
"You can look at it 100 different times, and each time find something new that you didn't see before," said racing fan, Rick Brainer.
Some Derby contenders take to the sky for trip to Churchill Downs 5/2/2015 12:51 pm UTC
Dozens of planes criss-cross the sky over Louisville International Airport every day. From a distance, they all look much the same. But some are carrying precious Derby cargo.
UPDATE: Palace says Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to baby girl 5/2/2015 10:31 am UTC
The baby will be fourth in line to the throne and the fifth great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II.
SLIDESHOW: Celebrities hit the red carpet for first Hermitage Grand Gala 5/2/2015 3:16 am UTC
There is a carpet of rose petals when guests walk in, a mirrored horse statue and works of art from the 21C collection. Check out our image gallery. 
SLIDESHOW: Unbridled Eve Gala features long list of celebrities at the Galt House 5/2/2015 3:00 am UTC
In just one of Kentuckiana's star-studden Derby Eve parties, celebrities are at the Galt House Hotel on Friday night for the Unbridled Eve Gala.
Thousands of officers deal with security at Churchill Downs 5/2/2015 2:31 am UTC
Inside and outside of Churchill Downs, thousands of law enforcement officers from a number of different agencies work together to make both the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby safe for spectat
Cancer survivors walk the track at Churchill Downs for annual Oaks Day Parade 5/2/2015 2:31 am UTC
Exactly 141 women from across the country were chosen to march in the 2015 Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade and raise awareness for breast and ovarian cancer. 
Barnstable Brown Party kicks off a derby-eve full of celebrities 5/2/2015 12:45 am UTC
The 27th annual Barnstable Brown Party kicked off a night full of celebrity-filled Derby-eve parties Friday evening. 
Tighter security doesn't deter infield guests from turning out to Churchill Downs 5/1/2015 11:27 pm UTC
At Churchill Downs' Gate 3 -- the popular infield gate -- security appeared to be going smoothly on Oaks Day. Despite the do's and dont's, most everyone has been taking the new rules in stride.
Lovely Maria wins the 141st Kentucky Oaks 5/1/2015 10:59 pm UTC
The 1 1/8 mile race is run every year the day before the Derby and is open to 3-year-old fillies. The prize is $1,000,000.
Indiana reaches out to truck drivers in HIV outbreak 5/1/2015 10:57 pm UTC
New advertising and awareness campaign targets truckers along Interstate 65, especially between Louisville and Indianapolis. The highway travels through Scott County, the center of the HIV outbreak.
Record crowd packs Churchill Downs for 141st Kentucky Oaks 5/1/2015 10:48 pm UTC
With beautiful weather in the forecast, Churchill Downs saw a record crowd for the Kentucky Oaks with 123,763 people and officials say we could see another record for Derby.
From parking to shuttle service to BBQ ribs, residents near Churchill Downs look for money-making opportunities 5/1/2015 9:11 pm UTC
From parking spots to shuttle service, the people who live just outside the track are cashing in on Derby weekend.
Zayat Stables' El Kabeir has scratched from the Kentucky Derby 5/1/2015 8:54 pm UTC
El Kabeir, a 30-1 morning line choice trained by John Terranova, has been scratched from the Kentucky Derby with an abscess in his left front foot.
UPDATE: Seymour police locate two suspects in Thursday morning shooting 5/1/2015 8:43 pm UTC
Police were searching for Daniel Combs and Jessica Jarrell from North Vernon and say both have now been located and are in police custody.
Churchill Downs infield always filled with many unique individuals, interesting hats 5/1/2015 8:39 pm UTC
There are plenty of hats at Churchill Downs on Oaks Day -- and not all of them are your typical headgear. Some hats tell a story. Like Bill Butler's hat.
El Kabeir scratches from Kentucky Derby 141 5/1/2015 8:32 pm UTC
El Kabeir has scratched from the Derby, dropping the field to 19 total horses.
Jeffersonville Police set to train with new body cameras 5/1/2015 7:50 pm UTC
The goal is to have all the officers equipped with a body camera by May 11. After that, they'll test and evaluate the cameras, which is expected to last about a month and a half.
Oldham Co. man arrested on child pornography charges 5/1/2015 7:38 pm UTC
Matthew W. Browning, age 32, was arrested after an undercover investigation involving the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, which was assisted by Kentucky State Police Post 5.
Lawsuit filed against Louisville Archdiocese, former priest convicted of sex abuse 5/1/2015 7:36 pm UTC
The Louisville Archdiocese and a former priest convicted of sexual abuse have been named in a civil lawsuit.
2 sue priest, nun, Louisville archdiocese on sex abuse claim 5/1/2015 6:54 pm UTC
Two men are suing a Catholic priest, the Louisville archdiocese and a Dominican nun, claiming they were sexually abused by the priest in the 1970s and the church failed to protect them.
JCPS spokesman tenders immediate resignation 5/1/2015 6:02 pm UTC
In a Facebook post, Ben Jackey said he resigned to take a new "great new job" and that he was not fired. 
JCPS spokesman Ben Jackey resigns from district, effective immediately 5/1/2015 5:40 pm UTC
Jackey's resignation comes two days after another communications specialist turned in her resignation letter. Mandy Simpson, who was hired in January 2013, notified the district Wednesday she will
Prosecutor charges 6 Baltimore officers after suspect dies in police custody 5/1/2015 4:48 pm UTC
Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody, saying "no one is above the law."
CRAWFORD | The sun shines bright: Kentucky Derby a matchup of heavyweights 5/1/2015 4:27 pm UTC
All signs point to the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby being a classic. Bob Baffert, who trains both the favorite American Pharoah and second-choice Dortmund, says he expects plenty of competit
Crowds moving smoothly into Churchill Downs on Oaks Day despite tightened security 5/1/2015 3:55 pm UTC
Most everyone was taking the new rules in stride.
POLICE: Five people arrested after drugs, guns found in south Louisville home 5/1/2015 3:12 pm UTC
Five people have been arrested after Shively Police say they were found in a home with drugs, guns and cash.

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