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Past articles by Travis:

New Louisville jail director makes changes in first weeks in position

Jerry Collins officially took over as director of Louisville Metro Corrections on April 4 and has already made several changes he believes will begin to correct some of the issues → Read More

Louisville mayor signs ordinance making random gunfire illegal in city

Mayor Greg Fischer signed the so-called "gun discharge" ordinance Thursday morning making firing a gun randomly in the city illegal in most instances. → Read More

Kentucky bill will allow attorneys to bring guns into courthouses

Dozens of judges, law enforcement personnel, victims advocates and more gathered on the steps of the Jefferson County Hall of Justice Monday morning to call on Gov. (D) Andy Beshear → Read More

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Louisville rapidly drop after omicron surge

Hospitalization numbers continue to dip as the BA.2 variant now accounts for more than half of the cases in the country. → Read More

New Metro Corrections director calls for 'paradigm shift' at Louisville jail

Jerry Collins, the jail commander of the Clark County jail in Jeffersonville will take over Metro Corrections on April 4th. → Read More

AT&T working to restore Louisville-area outages caused by copper thefts

For some customers living in the PRP area, landline and internet service has been out for nearly a week. → Read More

More than $5 million set aside for Louisville projects in federal spending bill

President Joe Biden signed the omnibus spending package on Tuesday, funding the federal government through October. The bill passed the Senate 68-31 last week. → Read More

Women say alleged wrongful arrests by LMPD officer ruined their lives

John David Green is facing two counts of perjury after prosecutors say he misrepresented statements of a victim that ultimately led to two women wrongfully being charged with assault. → Read More

Indiana attorney general recovers $3.3 million from unemployment scammers

The money was primarily taken by scammers who were able to obtain social security numbers on the dark web, Attorney General Todd Rokita said in a press release. → Read More

MSD stormwater tunnel nearing completion 200 feet beneath Louisville

MSD announced that the concrete lining inside the waterway protection tunnel is now complete. The tunnel will become operational this summer. → Read More

Louisville launches guaranteed income program with 'no strings attached'

To be eligible, applicants must be 18 to 24 years old and live in the Smoketown, California, or Russell neighborhoods. → Read More

Former LMPD officer sentenced to federal prison for hitting kneeling protestor in head

Former Louisville Metro Police officer Cory Evans was sentenced to federal prison after admitting to hitting a protestor in the head with a baton during Breonna Taylor protests. → Read More

Ordinance would make random gunfire in Louisville illegal

The ordinance would make shooting a gun randomly a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail. Prior to city-county merger in 2003, the city of Louisville → Read More

Indiana lawmakers make push for work zone speed cameras

Two separate pierces of legislation with similar goals are working their way through the statehouse in Indianapolis but it's not the first time such a plan has been proposed. → Read More

Indiana House passes measure to end permit requirement for carrying gun

So-called constitutional carry laws are becoming more prominent throughout the country with 21 other states, including Kentucky, adopting similar measures. → Read More

Indiana reaches new record of people hospitalized with COVID-19

More people are currently positive with COVID-19 in Indiana hospitals than any other point in the pandemic. → Read More

Kentuckiana schools making changes as omicron variant takes hold

Jefferson County Public Schools began NTI learning on Tuesday after being able to avoid it so far this school year. → Read More

Controversial Indiana education bill draws ire of teachers

The bill was discussed in Indianapolis last Wednesday but no final votes have been made on it's future. → Read More

New program aims to reach at-risk youth with Louisville Zoo project

The new partnership is called Future Healers Got Zoo Buddies and aims to connect at-risk youth with resources at the Louisville Zoo. → Read More

Taylor County residents dealing with aftermath of 2nd tornado in a month

The EF-1 tornado swept through a neighborhood about two miles north of Campbellsville Saturday afternoon. It damaged 10 homes and 40-50 other buildings. No one was injured. → Read More