Atlas Obscura: Meet the luckiest people of 2017 — from lottery victories to organ transplants

By Natasha Frost Atlas Obscura There are hundreds of millions of people who might reasonably be said to have had an unlucky 2017. People caught in natural disasters, like floods or hurricanes, or in tragedies brought about by other people; people living under terrifying political regimes; people who feared for their lives and livelihoods. The lucky ones, therefore, were often those who somehow...

Best-selling author, journalist Suki Kim discusses going undercover in North Korea at U of L lecture

Best-selling author and investigative journalist Suki Kim will discuss her rare experience “Undercover in North Korea” during the Oct. 18 annual University of Louisville lecture in Asian democracy at the Louisville Free Public Library. Kim’s public talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the main library, 301 York St. UofL’s Center for Asian Democracy is presenting the lecture with the World Affairs...

Barr proposes legislation to strengthen U.S. sanctions against North Korea

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Kentucky Congressman Andy Barr, R-Lexington, has introduced legislation that would include the most far-reaching sanctions ever aimed at North Korea. The bill, sponsored by the Sixth District Congressman, would punish foreign banks and other financial institutions for dealing with those facilitating North Korea-related business, which he said would be an incentive for traders,...

Commentary: U.S. must take action now to avoid repeating the horrors of the Korean War

By Leonard Adreon July 27th, 1953 is the day the killing stopped in the Korean War 64 years ago. On this anniversary occasion, it is timely to contemplate a solution to the North Korean dilemma confronting the United States and the world. I am a 90-year-old veteran of the Korean War. I hope that someone somewhere will pay attention to what I have to say. We saved South Korea from the North Koreans...