Senate set to pull all-nighter 12/12/2013 5:54 am UTC
Frustrated Republicans are retaliating for a Democratic power play to weaken their hand in opposing presidential nominations by forcing an all-night session.Votes on judicial and other appointmen
Louisville to host 13 NCAA championship events 12/12/2013 5:32 am UTC
Louisville is going to become the home of champions.
Lawrenceburg parents accused of abusing infant son 12/12/2013 5:08 am UTC
A Lawrenceburg couple is charged with abusing their 10-month-old son.
Fired Hardin County teacher was also a minister and special deputy 12/12/2013 5:04 am UTC
A Hardin County church is in shock after one of its ministers stands accused of hugging and kissing a teenage student at the school where he taught.
Proposed gun law bill seeks tax exemption for guns 12/12/2013 5:00 am UTC
A new law filed ahead of the 2014 session would exempt any legal gun from Kentucky’s sales tax.
Fire damages west Louisville home 12/12/2013 5:00 am UTC
A father and son are homeless after a fire tore through their west Louisville home Wednesday.
Shelbyville pair wanted for questioning in Dec. 7 fire 12/12/2013 4:57 am UTC
The search is on for two people now wanted for questioning after a warehouse fire in Shelby County on December 7.
Child care center, parents feel effect of state budget cuts 12/12/2013 4:57 am UTC
A local child care center closes due to cuts from the Department of Community Based Services and their child care assistance program.
Kids receive gifts at Wednesday's Child holiday party 12/12/2013 4:57 am UTC
Thanks to donations from last week's adopt-a-thon, children who attended this year's Wednesday's Child holiday party were able to open presents.
Emergency officials investigate west Louisville fire 12/12/2013 4:57 am UTC
WHAS11 has learned there is a residential fire in the 2310 block of Bolling Avenue, near South 23rd Street.
Teacher charged with sex abuse worked at church, sheriff’s office 12/12/2013 4:55 am UTC
Edwin Bonet-Ruiz, a Central Hardin Spanish teacher, is accused of kissing and hugging a 14-year-old student his classroom last Thursday.
KFC Yum! Center has most profitable week yet 12/12/2013 4:36 am UTC
It has had financial ups and downs in its short history, but if this week is any indication things are looking up for the KFC Yum! Center.
Police investigate after autopsy shows man was strangled 12/12/2013 4:21 am UTC
Louisville Metro Police homicide detectives have another case to solve after an autopsy revealed a recent death was actually homicide.
Meet the Louisville women who are members of 'Sing-Off' group 12/12/2013 4:16 am UTC
You've probably seen them perform, but you may not have realized that three Louisville sisters part of a group taking part in NBC's The Sing-Off.
NCAA awards 13 national championships to Louisville 12/12/2013 3:59 am UTC
The NCAA has announced that 13 of its national championships, in six different sports, will be hosted locally over the next 4 years.
French Lick Resort launches "Operation Lucy," finds lost toy 12/12/2013 3:54 am UTC
The stuffed dog, Lucy, disappeared over the weekend during a family trip.
MIT says possible PTSD vaccine holds promise 12/12/2013 3:48 am UTC
Vaccine research focuses on specific hormone, not to diminish memories, but to keep feelings from developing into PTSD.
Funeral procession for retired deputy 12/12/2013 3:38 am UTC
A final salute has been given to a long time law enforcement official. Ray Herman Stevens of Shepherdsville died December 7 at the age of 68 after losing his battle with cancer.
Dogs helping UofL students relieve finals stress 12/12/2013 3:16 am UTC
It is finals week at the University of Louisville. In between the cramming, the caffeine and all-nighters, some students are finding a new way to get some relief from the stress.
No injuries after train clips car 12/12/2013 3:14 am UTC
At 7:45 p.m., MetroSafe received a call from CSX Railroad about the accident at Logan Street and East St. Catherine involving one of their trains and a passenger car.
94-year-old man escapes house fire in Parkland neighborhood 12/12/2013 3:13 am UTC
The fire department says the blaze started on the front porch of a home on Bolling Avenue just after 6 p.m., but officials say it's too early to tell what started it.
Stats show crime decreased in Louisville in 2013 12/12/2013 3:06 am UTC
According to the crime stats from police, Louisville is becoming a safer place to live.
Kentucky budget cuts possible, director warns 12/12/2013 3:04 am UTC
Even as public schools, universities and state agencies beg for restoration of recession-era spending cuts in the next state budget, officials are warning that a bleak revenue outlook means more cu
Man hit, killed while trying to direct traffic on Dixie Highway 12/12/2013 2:57 am UTC
An employee of a Louisville cement plant is dead after being hit by a truck on Dixie Highway.
Hardin Co. teacher accused of sex abuse worked as special deputy, pastor 12/12/2013 2:52 am UTC
Edwin Bonet-Ruiz is charged with sex abuse for allegedly hugging and kissing a 14-year old student.
Jeffersonville police investigating fatal shooting 12/12/2013 2:50 am UTC
Jeffersonville police launch a homicide investigation Monday after 20-year-old Michael Metcalfe is taken off life support at University Hospital.
NCAA awards 13 national championships to Louisville 12/12/2013 2:46 am UTC
For college athletes in many sports, the road to an NCAA championship will come through Louisville.
Bridges Project opens new ramp 12/12/2013 2:39 am UTC
Drivers were greeted by the newest traffic change from the Ohio River Bridges Project when a new ramp near Stansifer Avenue in Clarksville, Ind., was opened to southbound drivers on U.S. 31. Wednes
Father of sexual assault victim says sex offender is back online 12/12/2013 2:19 am UTC
18-year-old TJ Michael Chaddic is listed on the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry.
New Albany to build multi-use recreation center 12/12/2013 2:12 am UTC
According to our partners at the News and Tribune, a contract has been approved for a new multi-use center that will be located at the former Hoosier Panel property.
Seven Counties launches fundraiser to buy handicap van 12/12/2013 2:03 am UTC
Funds raised from "Coffee for a Cause" will go toward the purchase of a handicap accessible van for Seven Counties.
Developer seeks land for more UofL housing 12/12/2013 1:38 am UTC
Students attending the University of Louisville could be introduced to more housing.
Democrats ask for recanvass in House race 12/12/2013 1:38 am UTC
Democrats are seeking a recanvass in a western Kentucky legislative race in which a Republican has already claimed victory.
C-J to add condensed USA Today edition, expand local coverage 12/12/2013 1:32 am UTC
Beginning early next year, The Courier-Journal will become one of 35 newspapers that include a condensed edition of USA TODAY in its daily editions, along with an expanded local news section.
What does the future hold for Lynn's Paradise Cafe? 12/12/2013 1:32 am UTC
A new year may bring a new owner for Lynn's Paradise Café. The restaurant closed mid-January, but the lights are still on and the quirky gift shop is stocked. As the anniversary of its sudden closi
Court: Should man get new sentence in murder case 12/12/2013 1:03 am UTC
The Supreme Court seemed unsure Wednesday on whether it should order a new sentencing hearing for a man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl in Kentucky.
Louisville's Lawrence earns SAG nom for 'American Hustle' 12/12/2013 1:02 am UTC
Awards season is here and it looks to be another good one for Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence.
Kentucky announces plan to ensure DNA taken from felons 12/12/2013 1:02 am UTC
Corrections officials announced plans Wednesday to fix a faulty system and ensure DNA samples are taken from every Kentucky felon as required by law, acknowledging the failure to collect samples wa
Louisville doctors offer tips for staying healthy during winter 12/12/2013 12:55 am UTC
With the bitter cold comes sickness, and two Louisville doctors are offering advice on how to stay healthy and fight off the cold and flu.
Rudyard Kipling sale pending to owners of That Place On Goss 12/12/2013 12:49 am UTC
The beloved venue the Rudyard Kipling, a welcoming launch spot in Old Louisville for local musicians, artists and actors for three decades, is on the verge of a new era with the Jan. 2 sale to new
Homeless shelter seeks help to pay $11K sewer bill 12/12/2013 12:34 am UTC
Jeffersonville makes moves to cut off water service to customers with large, overdue city sewer bills, Haven House shelter included.
Democrats ask for recanvass in House race 12/12/2013 12:08 am UTC
Democrats are seeking a recanvass in a western Kentucky legislative race in which a Republican has already claimed victory.
Louisville selected to host 2 NCAA championships in 2017 12/12/2013 12:05 am UTC
Louisville previously has served as host of six NCAA Championships.
Jeffersonville man charged with murder after shooting victim dies 12/12/2013 12:01 am UTC
A Jeffersonville man has been charged with murder after his nephew, who police say he shot over the weekend, died from his injuries Monday night.
Louisville gets $25,000 grant from Bloomberg agency to promote healthy foods 12/11/2013 11:58 pm UTC
Louisville has received a $25,000 grant to increase access to healthy foods and support 13 community gardens over the next year.
Cement company employee killed while directing traffic on Dixie Highway 12/11/2013 11:58 pm UTC
Police say the Cemex employee was trying to stop traffic for a backhoe when he was hit.
Seymour teen pleads guilty in connection with girlfriend's death 12/11/2013 11:09 pm UTC
The victim's family isn't happy with the guilty plea.
LG&E sets meeting with residents on Kenzig Road construction 12/11/2013 10:54 pm UTC
LG&E officials will outline their $22 million construction plan on Kenzig Road in Floyd County at a meeting Thursday.
CHARITIES: Donations down this Christmas season 12/11/2013 10:21 pm UTC
A warning siren from several groups helping the needy: donations are down in the days leading to Christmas.
POLICE: Traffic stop nets alleged prescription drug dealer on Dixie Hwy. 12/11/2013 10:14 pm UTC
A license plate that wasn't illuminated: Shively Police say that's what led them to a prescription drug dealer.
SHRIBMAN | The Forgotten War of 1812 12/11/2013 10:12 pm UTC
At the distance of two centuries, confrontations like the War of 1812, itself a sideshow to the Napoleonic Wars, seem like quaint artifacts of another time.
Wayside Christian Mission prepares for cold weather 12/11/2013 10:00 pm UTC
With temperatures below freezing tonight, shelters like Wayside Christian Mission will be full as those who are homeless seek shelter from the bitter cold.
Watch D.O.G.S. Dads coming to classrooms to keep kids safer 12/11/2013 9:47 pm UTC
Watch D.O.G.S. is a national program that was started by a concerned father after a middle school shooting in Arkansas in 1998.
BOZICH | Wise Call By Jurich; Crean Credits Crum 12/11/2013 9:45 pm UTC
Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich made the right call by showing no interest in the job at Texas; Indiana basketball coach Tom Crean has borrowed a tactic that Denny Crum embraced.
Corrections officers swarm store as part of Coat-A-Kid program 12/11/2013 9:36 pm UTC
It was all to fill carts full of coats, clothes and toys for the children who need them.
Ky. making sure DNA samples are taken from every felon 12/11/2013 9:11 pm UTC
A review found samples weren't taken from about 16,000 offenders.
Wayside volunteers work to get homeless out of tents 12/11/2013 8:31 pm UTC
Tent city is set up off of Campbell Street near River Road.
DYCHE | How can Eastern Kentucky soar? 12/11/2013 8:23 pm UTC
The only option is a new and different approach to economic development.
Anderson Co. couple charged with criminal child abuse and neglect 12/11/2013 8:10 pm UTC
Aaron Hilbert is accused of committing child abuse in Lawrenceburg, Ky.
LMPD: Speeding drunk driver on snow-covered road has dramatic reaction to arrest 12/11/2013 6:34 pm UTC
Police say Mary Kay Jones, 25, drove eastbound on Grinstead Drive at a high rate of speed on the snow-covered roadway and failed to pull over when an officer tried to stop her at Grinstead and Lexi
REPORT: Gun, drugs found in Louisville home with three juveniles 12/11/2013 6:13 pm UTC
When a juvenile opened the door to the home, the deputies were "overwhelmed" by the stench of marijuana, according to the arrest report.
Dare to Care says more people need food assistance 12/11/2013 5:03 pm UTC
Right now, they're serving about 14 million meals across the 13 counties they support.
Plans underway for new hotel in NuLu neighborhood 12/11/2013 5:00 pm UTC
Right now, the site is just a parking lot, but the NuLu Business Association has heard plans to build a 6-8-story hotel with 150 rooms.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon bundle up against storm 12/11/2013 4:55 pm UTC
A blustery storm dropped torrential rain and snow on Lebanon and Jordan on Wednesday, forcing aid agencies to scramble to distribute desperately needed winter supplies like blankets and plastic tar
Hardin County Schools writes letter to explain teacher firing 12/11/2013 4:15 pm UTC
Elizabethtown Police say 54-year-old Bonet-Ruiz kissed and hugged a 14-year-old girl in his Spanish class last week.
Louisville shoplifting suspect allegedly threatens Walmart employee 12/11/2013 3:45 pm UTC
He allegedly told her to, "take these cuffs off me and see what happens."
POLICE: Louisville man drove drunk with 3-year-old in back seat 12/11/2013 3:34 pm UTC
Police say 40-year-old Anthony W. Goldsmith was driving his 1995 tan Buick LeSabre on Gagel Ave., near Stewart Ave. when he was involved in an accident.
BOZICH | Indiana's Other Gordon (Evan) Making His Name 12/11/2013 3:16 pm UTC
If Evan Gordon, the younger brother of former Indiana all-American Eric Gordon, keeps scoring the way he has the last two games, opposing coaches will finally remember his name.
400 gallons of diesel fuel spilled in accident on I-64 12/11/2013 2:05 pm UTC
The truck's fuel tank split open when the truck hit a guard rail.
Plodding storm moves out of US at last 12/11/2013 8:04 am UTC
The storm that iced over Dallas, buried Philadelphia in snow and stranded drivers and air travelers everywhere in between at last plodded out of New England, exiting in muted fashion after days of
CRAWFORD | For UK, Goldie Blocks is the big, bad wolf 12/11/2013 6:32 am UTC
Willie Cauley-Stein changed his hair color -- and he changes the way opponents must play when he's in the game for No. 10-ranked Kentucky. Boise State could attest after a 70-55 loss Tuesday.
Snow's timing confounds school districts' calls to close, delay 12/11/2013 5:22 am UTC
Several districts thought they had enough information by 5 a.m. to decide whether to close school or delay opening. The timing of Tuesday's snow forced them to reconsider.
K-9 thrown into window of suspect 12/11/2013 4:11 am UTC
Watch this dramatic end to a police chase as the suspect's car crashes into police cruisers.
Hardin County teacher fired, accused of sexual abuse 12/11/2013 3:56 am UTC
Hardin County teacher Edwin Bonet- Ruiz is charged with first degree sexual abuse. He was fired while in the Hardin County Detention Center Tuesday.
Plans for a Family Dollar don't sit well in NuLu 12/11/2013 3:40 am UTC
The property on the eastern edge of NuLu has been for sale for four years.
Louisville bids for NCAA events to be answered Wednesday 12/11/2013 2:44 am UTC
Louisville is a finalist for hosting 13 events, more than any other city.
A White House treat takes shape 12/11/2013 1:21 am UTC
A time lapse video shows White house chefs building a gingerbread replica of the President's Pad.
Trimble County murder suspect turns himself in 12/11/2013 1:05 am UTC
The man who says he may have done the killing says he doesn't remember a thing.
Modest Eastern snowstorm brings closures, delays 12/10/2013 11:14 pm UTC
A modest snowstorm pushed through New England on Tuesday, causing messy travel conditions and widespread school and government closures along the Eastern seaboard despite bringing less accumulation
40 Nights of Lights expands 12/10/2013 11:10 pm UTC
The city has added more shows and 16 three-ring circles to the trees in the park.
Well-known New Albany tavern suffers damage from fire 12/10/2013 10:30 pm UTC
An overnight fire destroys nearly everything inside Sam's Food & Spirits in New Albany.
Indictment: Boy handcuffed to porch, chained to railroad track 12/10/2013 10:23 pm UTC
A Union County couple has been indicted after an 11-year-old boy was found handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken tied to his neck last month.
Lynn's Paradise Cafe may soon re-open with new ownership 12/10/2013 10:20 pm UTC
The owner of a popular cafe is speaking out about why the restaurant closed abruptly in January
New Clarksville, Ind. school to implement project-based learning 12/10/2013 9:55 pm UTC
Project-based learning involves students following a learn-by-doing curriculum.
LMPD: Man attempted to rob cash advance business 12/10/2013 9:43 pm UTC
According to police, the man went into the First American Cash Advance, located at 5751 Preston Highway at 11:45 a.m. Monday.
Expansion underway at Huber's Starlight Distillery 12/10/2013 9:29 pm UTC
Huber's will soon be selling whiskey, bourbon, vodka, and gin.
SLIDESHOW: Southern Indiana authorities arrest 26 drug suspects 12/10/2013 9:08 pm UTC
It was an early morning round up in Harrison County, Ind. and surrounding areas as police arrested 26 people on drug charges.
UPDATE: Grant County snow emergency canceled 12/10/2013 8:40 pm UTC
Roadways are considered hazardous and icy in Grant County, Ky.
Developers: Online app hopes to shorten bus riders waiting time 12/10/2013 8:33 pm UTC
Developers volunteered to create a service that can shorten the amount of time people have to wait for TARC buses.
Bar and beer garden under construction in Butchertown 12/10/2013 8:21 pm UTC
A bar and outdoor beer garden called Louis's "the Ton" is in the works at the corner of Frankfort and Story avenues in Butchertown
Indiana Gov. Pence calls for more aid to charter schools, vouchers for pre-school children 12/10/2013 7:03 pm UTC
The governor touted several successes, including better math and reading scores, and higher graduation rates.
CRAWFORD | Time is on Calipari's side with this Kentucky team 12/10/2013 6:53 pm UTC
A couple of early season losses have some questioning the University of Kentucky's long-term outlook. But if anything, those losses may enhance it.
Should Facebook implement a "Sympathize" button? 12/10/2013 6:28 pm UTC
Many people click "like" on a status or story to follow the ensuing conversation -- but what if the story you're "liking" is about a tragedy? Is clicking "like" appropriate?
OFFICIALS: 11,000 enroll in Ky. state insurance exchange program 12/10/2013 6:20 pm UTC
It looks like Kentucky residents are thinking about signing up for health insurance this holiday season.
BOZICH | Louisville's Bridgewater Will Be In New York When It Matters 12/10/2013 6:16 pm UTC
Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater does not rank in the top six with voters for the Heisman Trophy but he still ranks first where it matters -- with NFL teams looking at the 2014 Draft.
Additional snow closings 12/10/2013 6:10 pm UTC
As winter weather continues to make roads slippery, some organizations are canceling events.
Louisville comedian turns prank into intervention 12/10/2013 4:57 pm UTC
Tom Mabe's friend Dennis has a long history of driving under the influence, so when Dennis passed out drunk one night, Mabe took him to an office he had turned into a fake hospital.
Louisville man accused of burglarizing Kentuckiana Sports Complex 12/10/2013 3:48 pm UTC
Police say 25-year-old Kevin P. Skaggs, Jr. cut the lock on an outbuilding of the complex and went inside.
Mega Millions Jackpot hits $344 million 12/10/2013 3:12 pm UTC
The cash option for Tuesday's Mega Millions cash prize is $184 million.
POLICE: Woman stole $10,000 from Once Upon a Child 12/10/2013 3:07 pm UTC
According to an arrest warrant, 24-year-old Jimise L. Childress was employed at Once Upon a Child on Taylorsville Road, near Browns Lane, from Jan. 2012 to Nov. 2012.