A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Louisville psychiatrist pens new book that looks at why people struggle with interpersonal relationships

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News In a world inundated with interpersonal conflicts, a Kentucky psychiatrist has written a groundbreaking new book that explains what lies at the root of these conflicts and offers a way to resolve them. “It’s a book that talks about why the things that go wrong in our relationships go wrong, and why we live on automatic pilot and do things that we...

Terrance Sullivan: Louisville’s family recovery court back after 10 years, addresses whole-family issues

Family is important. When a member of the family is going through a hard time, the rest of the family shares in that struggle, and when the family experiences successes, the rest of the family can revel in that joy as well. In light of the rise in substance use disorders both nationally and especially here in Kentucky, many families are facing more of those low times and, unfortunately, the children...

Covington’s Braxton Brewing Company is the Official Beer of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships

Since 1984, the world’s finest thoroughbreds have competed in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a place in history. Now, we make ours. With the utmost excitement, Covington-based Braxton Brewing Company has announced its place as the official beer partner of the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, taking place on November 2 and 3 at Churchill Downs in Louisville For this historic...

Campbellsville University adjunct instructor Judith Chen Davis named ‘2018 Teacher of the Year’

Judith Chen Davis, an adjunct instructor in piano and class piano at Campbellsville University, was chosen as the 2018 Teacher of the Year at the 67th annual Kentucky Music Teachers Association at the Galt House in Louisville Sept. 14-16. “It is an honor well desired and another star not only for her but also in the Campbellsville University crown of accomplishments,” said Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor...

Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame to induct three new members, honor Lifetime Achievement recipient

The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame will induct three individuals into its hallowed ranks on Sept. 14 in Louisville and bestow its prestigious Parker Beam Lifetime Achievement Award on one of the industry’s most successful leaders, visionaries and champions. “This year’s class truly shows the diversity of personas behind the growing Golden Age of Kentucky Bourbon, from a beloved tour guide whose...

Demonstration planned in Louisville on Aug. 31 for FED UP! International Overdose Awareness Day

Advocates in concert with International Overdose Awareness Day will demonstrate for a more forceful federal response to the opioid addiction epidemic on Aug. 31 in Louisville. The rally will take place at Jefferson Park (corner of 6th and Jefferson) from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is organized by Emily Walden with Stoppnow (Stop the Organized pill pushers now). It will be one of dozens that are scheduled...

Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame annual induction set for Sept. 14 at Frazier History Museum in Louisville

Members of the general public will be able to rub elbows with Bourbon royalty and living whiskey legends at the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame annual induction ceremony. A limited amount of tickets are available now at www.kybourbonfestival.com for the luncheon event on Sept. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Louisville’s Frazier History Museum. Tickets are $100 and include lunch, drinks and...

Louisville Breeders’ Cup Festival announces lineup to celebrate horse racing’s world championships

In a downtown ceremony on Thursday, Mayor Greg Fischer, city officials, business community leaders and the Louisville Breeders’ Cup Festival officially announced their lineup of events for Breeders’ Cup week. Fischer The Festival is a week-long community-wide celebration of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs, November 2-3 and it features enjoyable events and activities for...

2018 Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show begins Saturday night in Louisville

The 116th annual Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show starts this Saturday evening (Aug. 18) in Louisville and kicks off eight exhilarating days that will feature more than 2,000 of the world’s top horses, all competing for $1 million in awards. Everyone is invited to experience this spectacular show with complimentary balcony seating for the morning and afternoon classes, with evening...

Second annual Kentucky Registered Apprenticeship Summit set for Sept. 10-12 in Louisville

Learn about the rapidly expanding career and business opportunities available to Kentuckians at the second annual Kentucky Registered Apprenticeship Summit Sept. 10-12 at the Kentucky Exposition Center at 937 Phillips Lane in Louisville. Registration for the free event, co-hosted by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and UPS, is at form.jotform.com. The summit will bring together...

DeaFestival-Kentucky 2018 to present ‘There’s a Hero in All of Us’ on Sept. 1 at Galt House in Louisville

The state’s only daylong celebration of deaf and hard of hearing art, language and culture, DeaFestival-Kentucky 2018, will be held on Sept. 1 at the Galt House at 140 N. Fourth Street in Louisville. The public is invited to this free event. The doors will open at 9:30 a.m. More than 50 visual and performing artists will combine to not only make DeaFestival a community, family-friendly day to remember...

AccorHotels signs agreement to acquire 85 percent of Louisville-based 21c Museum Hotels

AccorHotels has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire 85 percent of 21c Museum Hotels, an award-winning hospitality management company pushing the boundaries of the museum and hotel worlds to create a new kind of travel experience. 21c combines a multi-venue contemporary art museum, boutique hotels, and chef-driven restaurants, with 11 properties currently open and under development...

Kentucky Center for Performing Arts should open on Sept. 1 for performances, after June 13 fire

Finance and Administration Cabinet Secretary William M. Landrum III announced that the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts (KCA) building damaged by a June 13 fire will be open Sept. 1 for productions to resume. Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Deputy Secretary Regina Stivers and KCA President Kim Baker joined Sec. Landrum and provided information to patrons and the community. “Today is a...

Kentucky’s Hepatitis outbreak worst in nation, but fading in Louisville, the ‘gold standard’ for response

Kentucky’s hepatitis A outbreak is now the biggest outbreak in the United States. As of July 7, the outbreak had struck 65 of Kentucky’s 120 counties with 1,094 hepatitis A cases and eight deaths. But federal officials say Louisville is a national example for how to respond to an outbreak, reports Phillip M. Bailey of the Courier Journal. As of July 17, Louisville had 540 cases and four deaths....

Louisville’s Rhodes buckles up home track victory in Camping World Truck Series race at KY Speedway

By Kevin Kelly Kentucky Speedway Ben Rhodes grew up wanting to race at the highest levels of NASCAR, so it helped that he lived relatively close to Kentucky Speedway. Louisville’s Ben Rhodes high fives Kentucky Speedway mascot Horsepower during driver introductions for the Camping World Truck Series Buckle Up In Your Truck 225. Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger is at left (photo by Mark...

NASCAR’s Rhodes wraps up campaign to honor first responders with fundraiser in hometown of Louisville

NASCAR Truck Series driver and Louisville’s own Ben Rhodes will be back home and racing at his favorite track at the Kentucky Speedway in the Buckle Up 225 on July 12. Rhodes (provided photo) Ben has also headed up the “All Rhodes Lead to the Kentucky Speedway” promotional campaign. In the four weeks leading up to the race, Rhodes has been on a media tour promoting the race and recognizing and...

Kentucky to test new lottery game — ‘Win Place Show’ — based on horse racing results

The Kentucky Lottery Corporation’s board of directors has approved a trial introduction of “Win Place Show,” a lottery game based on the results of live horse racing. The board has approved a pilot test beginning March 24, 2019. The pilot will consist of the game being offered in limited release at approximately 45 stores in the Louisville, Lexington and Northern Kentucky regions, and is expected...

Kentucky awarded nearly $1.1 million grant for apprenticeships from U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Dept. of Labor (USDOL) has announced that the Kentucky Labor Cabinet has been awarded $1,085,871 under the ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion Grant Initiative to continue efforts to grow Registered Apprenticeships throughout the Commonwealth. “Receiving this funding is a testament to the success we’ve had expanding Registered Apprenticeships across the state and countless opportunities...

Beshear sues Walgreens as pharmacy, distributor; claims company failed to report flood of pills into KY

Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed suit against Walgreens for its dual role as distributor and pharmacy in allegedly failing to legally monitor its own operations that shipped and dispensed large quantities of opioids through its more than 70 locations statewide. Beshear Beshear said the company’s actions flooded Kentucky communities with dangerous prescription drugs, directly contributing to...

Racing to save cardiac arrest victims with hands only CPR training at the Louisville Mtb short track races.

Less than one in ten people survive a cardiac arrest and last year 750 people died from a cardiac arrest in Louisville. If a cardiac arrest happens, it is critical that bystanders recognize the symptoms and administer CPR. Start the Heart Foundation teaches free hands only CPR classes throughout the Greater Louisville area because bystander intervention doubles or triples a cardiac arrest victims chance...