A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Concerns increase that Louisville’s Jewish Hospital could close or be sold as result of financial woes

Louisville’s Jewish Hospital continues to lose money, apparently raising the chances that it could be closed rather than sold. The hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare, which operate as a unit of KentuckyOne Health, “recorded operating losses of $17.7 million in the quarter ended Sept. 30, which was slightly better than the period a year earlier, when operating losses exceeded $20 million,”...

Three Kentucky cities awarded AARP grants to create age-friendly infrastructure in their communities

By Mary Kuhlman Public News Service Three Kentucky cities are seeing their ideas to improve livability come to fruition. Danville, Louisville and Lexington were awarded more than $25,000 combined in grants from the 2018 AARP Community Challenge Grant program. The money was to be used on quick action projects, which Rita Morrow, a volunteer with AARP Kentucky, explains are part of the organization’s...

Louisville coach Chris Mack says Cardinals need to work on consistency, improve on the ‘little things’

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today After getting almost unanimously favorable reviews for their performance in losing causes in the Big Apple over the weekend – okay, their coach wasn’t impressed, but that’s pretty much the norm so far – Louisville’s basketball players get a chance to impress the home folks in yet another game against a marquee opponent. UofL (3-2) will take...

Kentucky rips Louisville, 56-10, as sophomore quarterback Terry Wilson shines to deliver ninth win

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – Rarely in the history of the Governor’s Cup has Kentucky had the luxury of being so comfortably ahead of Louisville late in the game that the coaches could play their second- and third-stringers. 
But that was the case Saturday night in Cardinal Stadium after Terry Wilson, Benny Snell Jr., Lynn Bowden Jr., A.J. Rose Jr. and the UK defense...

Louisville Kroger shooting suspect indicted on federal hate crimes and firearm offenses

WASHINGTON – Gregory A. Bush, 51, was indicted today by a federal grand jury on hate crime and firearm charges arising out of the racially motivated murder of two African-American patrons at a Kroger grocery store, and the attempted murder of a third, on Oct. 24 in Jeffersontown, Kentucky. The indictment was announced by Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband...

Keven Moore: ‘Scooter-Mageddon’ aside, just how safe are E-Scooter ride-sharing services?

Just like that for those of us who live in an urban city, we now have a new ride-sharing transportation option, and it isn’t called Uber and Lyft. The recent craze spreading across America is E-Scooter ride-sharing service in which electric motorized scooters are made available to rent from an app from your phone to use for short-term rentals. This sharing of scooters is similar to car sharing or...

Representatives Jason Nemes, Jerry Miller propose new legislation to strengthen state’s hate crime law

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Two Republican lawmakers from Jefferson County are proposing legislation for the 2019 General Assembly that would strengthen Kentucky’s hate crime law. The measure, sponsored by Reps. Jason Nemes and Jerry Miller, both from Louisville, would include criminal homicide and fetal homicide as hate crimes in Kentucky. State Reps. Jason Nemes, left, and Jerry Miller are sponsoring...

Norton Healthcare celebrates ribbon cutting for new $38 million Norton Cancer Institute – Brownsboro

Norton Healthcare leaders, providers, patients and supporters cut the ribbon last week for Norton Cancer Institute – Brownsboro. This new $38 million comprehensive cancer care center in northeastern Jefferson County represents an investment that brings all Norton Healthcare oncology subspecialties and services together for the first time in one location. “We thank our Board of Trustees for their...

Bravo’s Top Chef kicks off season 16 December 6 with two weeks of premiers in the Bluegrass State

Bravo’s “Top Chef” heads to the state of Kentucky for season 16, kicking off with two weeks of supersized premieres beginning Thursday, December 6 at 9:00 p.m. This season, 15 new talented chefs from cities big and small across the U.S. will compete for the sought-after title amid the unique culinary scenes in Louisville, Lexington and Lake Cumberland, before heading abroad for an epic finale...

Jamie Vaught: UK football climbs near Top 10 in national poll, has favorable remaining schedule

After Kentucky’s ugly 14-7 win over Vanderbilt in an important SEC matchup last Saturday night, the football Wildcats, as you know, are riding high with a 6-1 overall mark with five games remaining. And they are tied for first place in the SEC Eastern Division race, sharing the same spot with Florida and Georgia. The Big Blue Nation is pretty excited about the rising Wildcats even though the team...

EKU student Stephen Jones overcomes gun violence, football injuries to succeed in classroom

By Madison Harris Eastern Kentucky University Seven years ago, Stephen Jones stepped outside his west Louisville home and was grazed by a bullet from a drive-by shooter. Today, he steps outside his comfort zone to seize opportunities at Eastern Kentucky University. The story of Jones’ life reads like a movie script. When Jones was 9, his parents separated, leaving him without a father figure. When...

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...