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Lawrence Smith


Louisville, KY, United States

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Past articles by Lawrence:

Opponents rally against bills opposing critical race theory in Kentucky schools

Opponents said the bills are designed to silence teachers. → Read More

Redistricting, budget top packed agenda for 2022 session of Kentucky legislature

The 2022 session of the General Assembly gavels in at noon on Tuesday, and it promises to be a demanding session. → Read More

Louisville health officials urge employers to prepare for disruptions as Omicron spreads

Mayor Greg Fischer says he has no plans for any new mandates like capacity reductions, but he says he will consider other measures if the city gets overrun. → Read More

Kentucky Attorney General warns tornado victims to be on alert for scams and price gouging

The Attorney General said storm victims are especially vulnerable to scam artists. → Read More

Kentucky nursing shortage sparks debate during hearing at the Capitol

A hearing about the shortage of nurses in Kentucky became contentious Wednesday when a Republican senator criticized Gov. Andy Beshear for not moving more quickly to address the problem. → Read More

Storm leaves death and destruction in Bowling Green

Some sections of Bowling Green resembled a war zone after the storm ripped through early Saturday morning. → Read More

Beshear talks pandemic, economy, and working with Republicans in year-end interview

In an interview with WDRB News, the governor talked about his first two years in office and what he would have done differently in fighting the virus. → Read More

Beshear pledges $10 million to expand Waterfront Park into west Louisville

Gov. Andy Beshear wants help jump start the expansion of Waterfront Park into west Louisville. → Read More

Legislator wants to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in Kentucky

Lighting up a marijuana joint for personal use would be OK in Kentucky if a state legislator has her way. → Read More

Top brass serves Thanksgiving meal to troops, families at Ft. Knox

Thousands of American troops around the world will be spending Thanksgiving away from their loved ones. → Read More

Grim report highlights financial crisis at Kentucky State University

The council’s report revealed years of mismanagement under former President Christopher Brown including overspending and lack of attention to the school's budget. → Read More

Metro Council approves 'unique' plan to address homelessness in Louisville

Louisville’s Metro Council approved record spending Thursday night to attack the problem of homelessness in the city. → Read More

Construction begins on Louisville's new VA Medical Center after years of delays

After years of planning, it's now official: Construction is starting on the new VA Medical Center in Louisville. → Read More

Kentucky Attorney General sues to block Pres. Biden's 'unprecedented' vaccination mandates

Beyond the legal arguments, Attorney General Daniel Cameron said he is concerned the mandates could cost jobs. → Read More

Beshear asking schools 'not to rush' decision to relax mask mandates

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is cautioning school districts not to ease their mask mandates too early as COVID-19 cases continue to go decline statewide and the vaccine becomes available to → Read More

Growing economy, smaller workforce equals hiring challenges for Kentucky employers

The problem will be finding enough people to fill all those jobs, because the pandemic shrank the state’s workforce. → Read More

Provider believes relaunch of Kynect will result in more Kentuckians with health insurance

Starting Monday Kentuckians will again be able to shop for health insurance through a single website. → Read More

Louisville plans to buy former AT&T building downtown for new LMPD headquarters

The city said the building would be used as a municipal office for some departments and agencies, including the Louisville Metro Police Department. → Read More

New survey shows reasons for growing shortage of nurses in Kentucky

The survey of 850 nurses was conducted by the Kentucky Nurses Association. → Read More

Parents must navigate both science and politics to decide about vaccinating kids

Dr. Joe Flynn of Norton Healthcare told WDRB News getting elementary age children vaccinated is important to beating the virus and making sure kids are safe in school. → Read More