Kala Kachmar, The Courier-Journal

Kala Kachmar

The Courier-Journal

Louisville, KY, United States

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Recent articles by Kala:

Louisville reaches $2 million settlement with Kenneth Walker, Breonna Taylor's boyfriend

Louisville Metro has reached a $2 million settlement with Kenneth Walker, Breonna Taylor's boyfriend who sued the city after her death. → Read More

He lost family and sunk into addiction. This Louisville spot helped him get his life back

The Spot helps young people find career paths and overcome the barriers that trip them up, whether it be the justice system, housing or mental health. → Read More

How Louisville's violence prevention network is trying to stop shootings before they start

Louisville's Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods office has been working with local organizations to establish partnerships to halt rampant gun violence. → Read More

Third Kentucky police officer dies after shootout while trying to serve warrant in Floyd County

Several police officers were shot while trying to serve a warrant in Allen, Kentucky, authorities said. A man was booked on multiple murder charges. → Read More

What to know about 8 Louisville Metro Police cases the FBI is investigating for misconduct

The FBI is investigating at least 8 cases related to Louisville Metro Police officers' conduct. Here are 8 cases: → Read More

Louisville Metro falls further behind in releasing public records as Kentucky law requires

Open records requests to Louisville Metro Government are delayed and backed up because of an increase in requests and understaffing. → Read More

'Here for the ambiance': Revelers return to the party in the Kentucky Derby infield

After two years of reduced crowds, the Churchill Downs infield was packed for the 2022 Kentucky Derby — and as usual, it brought out some characters. → Read More

Louisville officer fired for policy violations related to fatal David McAtee shooting

Louisville Police Chief Erika Shields fired Katie Crews for violating several policies the night West End barbecue owner David McAtee was killed. → Read More

What you should know about those license plate readers popping up in neighborhoods

License plate readers offer searchable images of license plates, car types and even drivers' faces. But are they unfairly invading people's privacy? → Read More

Why a Louisville cop was exonerated despite video of him punching a protester in the face

Officer Aaron Ambers did not violate police policies when he was caught on video punching a protester in the face during a Breonna Taylor protest. → Read More

Sedat Acton, Louisville basketball's iconic 'handstand man' at Freedom Hall, dies at 77

Sedat Acton, the 'handstand man' who spent more than four decades performing acrobatic stunts at University of Louisville games, died at 77. → Read More

Former LMPD officer involved in David McAtee shooting now facing federal charges

A Louisville Metro Police officer who fired pepper ball rounds at Dino's Food Mart the night David McAtee was killed is facing federal charges. → Read More

Louisville's Black leaders urge unity as anniversary of Breonna Taylor's death approaches

The forum was part of a series of events surrounding the second anniversary of the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor in Louisville. → Read More

Louisville Metro Corrections: 3 people in jail custody taken to hospital after overdoses

All three people ingested fentanyl before entering Louisville Metro Corrections custody, according to a news release. → Read More

Man who shot 2 LMPD officers during Breonna Taylor protest gets prison sentence

Larynzo Johnson will serve 13.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to assault and wanton endangerment. → Read More

Former Louisville officer who hit kneeling protester with riot stick gets prison time

Former Louisville Officer Cory Evans bludgeoned a kneeling protester on the back of the head with a wooden riot stick and then lied to his superiors. → Read More

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