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The Greenville News

Louisville, KY, United States

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Recent articles by Ben:

Should I start my car and let it warm up in cold weather? Experts explain the best way to do it.

Letting a car idle requires more time for the vehicle to warm up and allows excess fuel to get into the engine, which isn't good for wear and tear. → Read More

As COVID cases rise, large Kentucky school district reinstates mandatory mask policy

Oldham County Public Schools shifted to a mask-optional policy in November 2021. Now, the mask requirement will begin Tuesday. → Read More

83 crashes in a matter of hours: As snow falls, here are Louisville's road conditions

Jody Meiman, director of Louisville Metro Emergency Services, said 83 non-emergency crashes were reported in the city between 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. → Read More

Major Louisville employer delays return to office indefinitely, requires COVID booster shot

At one point, Humana planned to have its workers return to in-person work after Labor Day in 2021 for the first time since the start of the pandemic. → Read More

Kentucky tornado updates: What we know after Christmas about relief efforts, death toll

A record-tying 76 deaths for Kentucky have been reported so far in connection with the storm system that moved through the commonwealth. → Read More

Man charged with fatally shooting 2 in Louisville restaurant had past firearms offenses

And Karson Reitz, 21, also has a series of Facebook posts glorifying and defending Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old who killed two men in Kenosha. → Read More

Inside frantic hours before candle factory was destroyed by tornado: ‘It should have shut down’

Survivors question why the company didn't decide to close and send workers home before a massive twister leveled the building, killing at least eight. → Read More

Louisville airport announces it finally has a direct flight to this major East Coast city

Over the course of 2021, Louisville's main airport has announced 12 new nonstop flights, including 10 on Breeze and Spirit. → Read More

Mayfield candle factory tornado survivors sue company, allege 'flagrant indifference'

Several survivors of the Mayfield Consumer Products factory tornado collapse have filed the first lawsuit against the company since the deadly storm. → Read More

Biden visits Kentucky, says federal government to cover tornado recovery fully for 30 days

The president made stops in some of the hardest-hit towns in western Kentucky, Mayfield and Dawson Springs → Read More

Several tornado survivors working at Mayfield candle factory suing company, lawyer says

An attorney for the survivors wants candle company officials to stop saying workers weren't told they couldn't leave the night the tornado struck. → Read More

Interstate 65 lanes at Outer Loop in Louisville closed due to downed power lines

No injuries have been reported, a MetroSafe dispatcher said, and one lane on I-65 South is open at the area. → Read More

Publix notice: Popular grocery chain announces second Louisville store in three months

The location will feature a 55,701-square-foot Publix supermarket, including a drive-thru Publix Pharmacy and an adjacent liquor store. → Read More

These Kentucky brothers are looking to 'redefine what a seltzer can be' with NuLu store

The Local Seltzery, a venue that sells spiked and non-alcoholic seltzers, recently opend at 828 E. Main St. in NuLu Marketplace in Louisville. → Read More

Muhammad Ali Center names Marilyn Jackson as new president and CEO

Marilyn Jackson will assume the role on Jan. 17, 2022 — which is Louisville native's Muhammad Ali's 80th birthday and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. → Read More

Looking to fix a broken phone? This company has opened its 3rd Louisville repair shop

The store offers professional repair services for a wide variety of technology, including smartphones, tablets, computers, game consoles and drones. → Read More

What are the Black Friday shopping hours for Louisville area stores and malls?

The National Retail Federation is forecasting that holiday sales during November and December will grow between 8.5% percent and 10.5% over 2020. → Read More

5 things to know about The Skybox, a new event space in downtown Louisville

The Skybox event space can be booked from $1,200 to $3,500 depending on the day of the week, the event size and if there is a wedding ceremony. → Read More

Hospital safety: Louisville group receives 'A' in national report, 4 Ky. hospitals get 'D'

Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, said in a statement Wednesday that "an ‘A’ safety grade is a tremendous achievement." → Read More

Light Up Louisville is back. Here's everything to know about the 2021 holiday event

Light Up Louisville will return in its true fashion later this month, with the Christmas tree returning downtown. Here's what you need to know. → Read More