Kala Kachmar, The Courier-Journal

Kala Kachmar

The Courier-Journal

Louisville, KY, United States

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Recent articles by Kala:

Forecast: 'Spotty' snow showers to fall in Louisville during morning commute

A storm system Sunday stayed to the south of Louisville, sparing the area the 4 to 8 inches forecast to fall on the southeastern half of the state. → Read More

Kentucky State Police warns tornado victims about scammers, looters

Kentucky State Police has received several complaints of people posing as Federal Emergency Management Agency and American Red Cross workers. → Read More

Kentucky tornado victims: Remembering those who died in the December storms

Here's more about the Kentucky tornado victims we know in Mayfield, Bowling Green, Dawson Springs, Bremen and elsewhere. → Read More

Louisville police officers approve FOP contract, but details haven't been released

LMPD's rank-and-file officers ratified the proposed FOP contract this week. → Read More

Louisville selects inspector general finalist to lead civilian review board overseeing police

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and the city's new police civilian review board have chosen an inspector general finalist to lead. → Read More

Louisville police are fleeing to smaller, better-paying forces. Will a pay hike stop them?

Louisville Metro Police has lost 57 officers since July 1, and as of Sept. 10 it was down to 1,027 sworn officers — 300 fewer than the allotted 1,325. → Read More

Louisville 'boogaloo boi' admits inciting a local riot on same day as US Capitol attack

John Subleski pleads guilty to inciting Louisville riot with social media, downtown blockade on Jan. 6 → Read More

Louisville police union hopes for a new contract before year's end even as it sues city

The Louisville Metro Police officers' union is optimistic it can reach an agreement with the city before the end of the year. → Read More

No suspect, no answers: Investigation stalls on mass shooting at Breonna Taylor protest

After a year of investigation into the mass shooting in a crowd of protesters, Louisville police have little to show for their efforts. → Read More

No state charges for Louisville police, National Guard members in David McAtee's death

Commonwealth Attorney Thomas B. Wine announced there would be charges against Louisville officers or Guard members who shot and killed David McAtee. → Read More

14th Kentuckian charged in Capitol riot, accused of assaulting federal officer

Stephen Chase Randolph, of Harrodsburg, faces assault and obstruction charges in the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riots. → Read More

2 protesters among 11 named to Louisville's new police civilian review board

Antonio Taylor and Stachelle Bussey were approved with a 15 to 10 vote. Two Democrats voted against them as well. → Read More

2 protesters nominated for police review board 'grilled' for anti-cop social media posts

A Metro Council member won't support two protesters named to the city's new civilian review board because of their social media posts about police → Read More

Louisville to GOP: We don't want your compromise for civilian board subpoena power

Republican lawmakers aren't willing to grant subpoena power directly to Louisville new civilian police review board. → Read More

Kentucky man known as #slickback charged with dragging officer at US Capitol riots

Videos of the assault on a Metropolitan Police officer were posted on Twitter the day of the riots with the hashtag #seditionhunters trending with it. → Read More

Capitol riot arrests in Kentucky: Morganfield couple charged with breaking into grounds

Last month, Lori Ann Vinson was fired from her job at Ascension St. Vincent in Evansville, Indiana, after they were made aware of social media posts showing her inside the Capitol during the protests. → Read More

Can the new Group Violence Intervention program rein in Louisville's runaway gun deaths?

Last year was the most deadly on record in Louisville, with more than 173 homicides and 589 shootings. And the violence hasn't slowed in 2021. → Read More

Louisville FBI launches raids on organized group committing violent crimes

The Louisville FBI's terrorism task force is investigating an organized group that authorities say is responsible for committing violent crimes. → Read More

Backed-up internal investigations are hurting police discipline, Louisville chief says

It's no secret internal investigations into officer behavior take longer than the 180 days required in the union contract between police and the city. → Read More

Kentucky protester enters plea, asks for leniency in U.S. Capitol riot case

Damon Beckley promised to apologize to former Vice President Mike Pence for wrongfully implicating him as "being part of the cause of the rioting." → Read More