Louisville still mulling medical marijuana business rules as applications roll in
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by Roberto Roldan
3h ago
(Matteo Paganelli / Unsplash) Louisville Metro Council members are still debating how to move forward with zoning regulations for dispensaries and other types of medical marijuana businesses. In the meantime, at least two companies have applied to open retail stores in Jefferson County. At a meeting last week, Metro Council’s Planning and Zoning committee tabled rules developed by the city’s planning staff. Planners had hoped to have the regulations in place by July 1, when the state’s new Office of Medical Cannabis began accepting applications for opening dispensaries, cultivation facilities ..read more
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Beshear says Biden stepping down ‘in the best interest of our country’
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by Ryan Van Velzer, William Padmore
17h ago
President Joe Biden (right) shakes hand with Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear during his visit to Kentucky last week. Gov. Andy Beshear said President Joe Biden’s decision to step aside as the 2024 Democratic nominee is the right one, in a statement released Sunday afternoon. “While his decision today could not have been easy, it is in the best interest of our country, and our party," Beshear said. “I want to thank him for his leadership, kindness and for a successful presidency that got big, important things done.” Biden said he believes it's in the best interest of his party and the nation to stan ..read more
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Biden drops out of 2024 reelection race, endorses Harris for nominee
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by Deepa Shivaram
20h ago
President Biden seems to lose his train of thought and badly stumbled during a debate with former President Donald Trump on June 27, sparking cries to drop out of the race.(Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images / AFP) President Biden is ending his run for a second term in office, a bombshell decision JUST 15 WEEKS before Election Day, bowing to pressure from his party after a disastrous debate at the end of June where he seemed to lose his train of thought. For Biden, 81, the June 27 debate hardened a narrative that he was too old for another four years in the job. He insisted for thr ..read more
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Clark County to add new EMS provider amid concerns about New Chapel service
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by Aprile Rickert
2d ago
A state audit shows former Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel and his family misspent or benefitted from more than $4 million funds from the Utica Township Volunteer Firefighters Association, also known as New Chapel EMS. (Aprile Rickert / LPM) Clark County resident Christine Horsley was afraid to call 911 recently when her mother was having a medical issue. She wanted to drive her to the hospital herself, but her mom couldn't get out of bed. Ultimately, they called 911, and a New Chapel EMS ambulance arrived to take her mother to the hospital, but it left her feeling uneasy. “I was panicking the ..read more
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Churchill Downs lifts suspension of trainer Bob Baffert following Medina Spirit's failed drug test
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by Gary B. Graves
3d ago
FILE - Trainer Bob Baffert stands for a photo ahead of the Breeders' Cup horse races at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., Oct. 27, 2023. Churchill Downs has rescinded its extended suspension of Baffert, allowing the Hall of Fame trainer to resume racing his horses at the historic track and partner facilities.(Jae C. Hong / Associated Press) Churchill Downs' stunning announcement that it has lifted Bob Baffert's suspension came after the horse trainer issued a statement in which he took responsibility for now-deceased colt Medina Spirit’s failed drug test after crossing the finish line in the 147 ..read more
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Man pleads guilty to federal charges in attack on Louisville mayoral candidate
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by Bruce Schreiner
3d ago
Louisville Democratic mayoral candidate held a press conference Monday night to share his response to a shooting at his campaign office earlier in the day. Quintez Brown pleaded guilty to interference with federally protected activities and discharge of a firearm during a violent crime. The courthouse was a short drive from where the attack occurred in early 2022. Brown was arrested by Louisville police shortly after the shooting. Under the plea agreement, federal prosecutors proposed a sentence of 15 to 18 years. U.S District Judge Benjamin Beaton set sentencing for Oct. 21. Brown answered “y ..read more
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Chickasaw Park, tennis courts set to receive historic preservation grant funding
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by Divya Karthikeyan
3d ago
Marion Whitfield at a practice session at Chickasaw Park's clay tennis court.(Divya Karthikeyan) At Chickasaw Park on Thursday, duPont Manual sophomore Marion Whitfield slid across the clay tennis courts, ready for the balls flying at him. Designed in 1923, Chickasaw was the first Olmsted park for Black Louisvillians and it featured tennis courts. As a child, Whitfield started out playing basketball. But people at the West Louisville Tennis Club encouraged him to pick up a racket four years ago. He now plays for his school and said he’s the only African American player on the team. “For the m ..read more
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Kentucky Congressman Morgan McGarvey calls on Biden to step aside
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by Ryan Van Velzer
3d ago
(Screenshot) Kentucky’s sole Democratic congressman has joined others in his party calling on President Joe Biden to step aside. U.S. Rep. Morgan McGarvey praised Biden’s effectiveness and empathy as a leader in a statement Friday, but said the stakes were too high for Biden to continue in the race. “That’s why there is no joy in the recognition he should not be our nominee in November,” McGarvey said. “We can’t risk the focus of the campaign being anything other than Donald Trump.” NBC News reports more than 30 Congressional Democrats have called for someone other than Biden to be at the top ..read more
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Louisville is on the shortlist to host future Sundance Film Festivals
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by Breya Jones
3d ago
(© 2018 Sundance Institute / Pho) Louisville is a finalist host to the Sundance Film Festival in coming years. “Our rich history hosting world-class events, growing film industry, and commitment to sustainability position us as a perfect stage for the Festival’s future,” Mayor Craig Greenberg said in a news release. “We are home to the greatest two minutes in sports and we are ready to host the greatest 10 days in film.” The announcement comes as the Louisville Gardens are still under renovation to be converted into sound stages for film, television and other productions. It’s also three years ..read more
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What we know about the computer update glitch disrupting systems around the world
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by Bobby Allyn, Brian Mann, Bill Chappell, Fatima Al-Kassab
3d ago
Microsoft, which hosts cloud services with businesses and governments, said it was grappling with service outages after a glitch triggered by software distributed by cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike.(Mark Lennihan / AP) Updated July 19, 2024 at 08:01 AM ET A technological meltdown disrupted airlines, banks, hospitals and emergency services on Friday. Thousands of Microsoft users reported being suddenly knocked offline, and the culprit appeared to be cybersecurity company CrowdStrike, which had a routine software update malfunction. “CrowdStrike is actively working with customers impacted by a de ..read more
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