Louisville News
Names of two killed in boating accident released

Names of two killed in boating accident released

The coroner’s office has released the names of two people who drowned in the Ohio River after a boat capsized near construction on the new downtown crossing bridge.…

Fire that threatened homes in California is fully contained

Fire that threatened homes in California is fully contained

A wildfire that might have been started by fireworks and burned more than 320 acres while threatening homes in the California city of Vacaville was 100 percent contained…

Deteriorating nails blamed for North Carolina deck collapse

Authorities say the nails holding the floor of a deck gave way, causing a family posing for a picture to fall about 10 feet at a North Carolina…

17 out of hospital in N. Carolina beach house deck collapse

Investigators are trying to determine what caused a deck to collapse as a family was taking a group photo at their rented beach house in North Carolina. …read…

Man calls 911 to report shooting own wife

Man calls 911 to report shooting own wife

Amid a violent Fourth of July weekend in Louisville, a man called 911 to report that he had shot and killed his wife, according to an arrest citation.…

Fast-moving wildfire that threatened homes fully contained

Fast-moving wildfire that threatened homes fully contained

Officials say a wildfire that might have been started by fireworks and burned more than 320 acres while threatening homes in the California city of Vacaville is 100…

National & World News

Greeks reject demands for more austerity in key referendum

Greeks reject demands for more austerity in key referendum

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Voters in Greece resoundingly rejected creditors’ demands for more austerity in…

Police kill gunman inside posh downtown Austin hotel

The shootings at the Omni Austin Hotel, about four blocks from the Texas state Capitol,…

Phoenix firefighters free man from chimney after prank

Phoenix Fire Department video shows a crew in helmets drilling into a wall during an…

Maine man dies after trying to light firework on his head

Devon Staples, 22, of Calais, Maine, was drinking and celebrating the holiday in a friend’s…

Opinion polls show ‘No’ ahead in Greek bailout referendum

Opinion polls show ‘No’ ahead in Greek bailout referendum

By George Georgiopoulos and Michele Kambas ATHENS (Reuters) – Opinion polls released after Greece’s bailout…

Kentucky Politics

Former natural resources secretary Carl Bradley dies

By Jack Brammer [email protected] FRANKFORT – Carl Bradley, who was state natural resources secretary in the administration of the late Gov. Wallace Wilkinson, died Thursday at his home…

State gets new malt beverage administrator

HERALD-LEADER FRANKFORT BUREAU FRANKFORT — Veteran state official Holly McCoy-Johnson is the state’s new malt beverage administrator in the Department for Alcoholic Beverage Control. Public Protection Secretary Ambrose…

Kentucky property tax rate remains unchanged since 2008

HERALD-LEADER FRANKFORT BUREAU FRANKFORT -Kentucky’s property tax rate for 2015 will remain as it has been since 2008. The state Department of Revuene announced Wednesday that it has…

Acting LRC director Seiler to retire July 31, will not seek permanent job

By Jack Brammer [email protected] FRANKFORT – Marcia Seiler, acting director of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission, announced Tuesday she has decided to retire at the end of July…

McConnell reacts to U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Affordable Care Act

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate Floor Thursday regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling that upheld the federal Affordable Care Act: “That…

Sports

Cards in the NBA Summer League: Game-By-Game Updates

Photo – NBA.com The NBA Summer League is off and running with games starting off in Orlando. Check back here daily…

Mangok off to a Great Start in the World University Games

Photo – AP Much like Onuaku in the FIBA U19 World Championships, the World University Games looks to serve as a…

Anniversaries: Robert Blocker & Pat Blocker

Robert and Pat Blocker Celebrate 70 Years …read more Source:: Sports – Kentucky High Schools       …

Anniversaries: C. David Grant & Charlotte Grant

Mr. and Mrs. C. David Grant …read more Source:: Sports – Kentucky High Schools       …

Louisville Business

Humana sale impact also felt outside of Louisville

Today’s announcement that Humana Inc. has agreed to be acquired by Aetna Inc. isn’t just big news in Louisville. One city also paying close attention is Tampa,…

Louisville Entertainment

Apr 18 – May 1, 2014 – Kentucky Derby Festival

The Kentucky Derby Festival is an annual festival held in Louisville, Kentucky during the weeks preceding the first Saturday in May. The festival, Kentucky’s largest single annual…