Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal

Darcy Costello

The Courier-Journal

Louisville, KY, United States

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Recent articles by Darcy:

Who is Louisville's new interim police chief? What we know about Robert Schroeder

Col. Robert Schroeder inherits a police force in the national spotlight for the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, with budget woes and rising crime. → Read More

FBI opens investigation into fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor

The FBI has opened an investigation into the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor that occurred in March. → Read More

Breonna Taylor shooting: Mayor Fischer declines to say he has confidence in police chief

Mayor Greg Fischer declined twice to say he has confidence in police Chief Steve Conrad in the wake of the Breonna Taylor shooting by police. → Read More

What we know about Breonna Taylor's boyfriend and the charges against him

Breonna Taylor wasn't alone when she was shot and killed by police. What to know about her boyfriend Kenneth Walker and the criminal charges he faces. → Read More

Breonna Taylor attorneys: LMPD supplied 'false information' on 'no-knock' warrant

Attorneys for Breonna Taylor's family say Louisville Metro Police gave "false information" in the affidavit used for a search warrant. → Read More

Top prosecutor recuses himself in Breonna Taylor shooting, pursues case against boyfriend

Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Wine won't review Louisville police officers' conduct in the shooting of Breonna Taylor. → Read More

Louisville mayor calls for 'thorough investigation' into Breonna Taylor's death by police

In a statement, Mayor Greg Fischer said police work can involve "incredibly difficult situations" and said "residents have rights." → Read More

Louisville ministers call for federal probe of Breonna Taylor shooting, new review board

A group of Louisville ministers want an investigation led by officials outside of Louisville and a new civilian review board with subpoena powers. → Read More

Louisville police pursued 'no-knock' search warrant in fatal shooting of EMT in her home

The Louisville Metro Police investigation that led officers to Breonna Taylor's home centered around a "trap house" 10 miles from her apartment. → Read More

First Louisville inmates at Metro Corrections test positive for novel coronavirus

Two Louisville Metro Correction inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, the first confirmed caseas among Louisville's jail population. → Read More

As economy reopens, Louisville must boost contact tracing to curb COVID-19. Here's how

A valuable tool in the fight against COVID-19 moving forward: contact tracing. Here's how Louisville plans to scale up its efforts. → Read More

7 more Louisville jail staffers test positive for COVID-19, raising concern about safety

The potential for an outbreak in the jail has worried inmates, who say it feels like they are "sheep being led to slaughter." → Read More

Coronavirus midday news: Mask requirement looms, Tupac squashes Beshear beef

Kentuckians will soon be asked to wear face masks in public or risk being denied services at businesses. Don't worry, though. You can make your own. → Read More

How much will coronavirus hurt Louisville's budget? What to know before mayor's address

Where typically Mayor Greg Fischer would unveil a detailed spending plan, he'll instead confront a host of unknowns. → Read More

Coronavirus midday update: Beshear to detail testing boost amid plateau in COVID-19 cases

The state has reported that 33,328 people have been tested in Kentucky, where there are 3,192 confirmed cases and 171 deaths, as of Tuesday. → Read More

Fischer: Louisville's revenue losses to top $100 million if Congress doesn't 'step up'

Mayor Greg Fischer is warning that without federal relief, the city could see cuts to vital city services, such as public safety and public health. → Read More

Louisville may borrow up to $240 million to pay for city services, after tax filing change

An ordinance in Louisville Metro Council would authorize the city to borrow up to $240 million for operating costs. → Read More

TARC drivers who feel like 'casualties of war' say transit agency isn't keeping them safe

Earlier this week, desperate drivers resorted to duct-taping $4 plastic shower curtains as a passenger divider. TARC has said that's not allowed. → Read More

Louisville emergency room doctor moves into trailer to keep family safe from COVID-19

Zach Armstrong, like other health care workers across the nation, will live separately from his family in coming weeks to keep them safe from COVID-19 → Read More

New city order cracks down on pop-up COVID-19 testing sites in Louisville

The order, signed Monday, requires operators have written approval, be subject to inspection and face shutdown if they don't comply. → Read More