MetroSafe: 1 injured in Hill Street shooting Tuesday, Sep 29 2020 

Officials said the incident happened in the 1200 block of Hill Street Tuesday afternoon.

        

Governor Beshear appoints new members to U of L’s Board of Trustees Tuesday, Sep 29 2020 

By Madelin Shelton —

Governor Andy Beshear has appointed Diane Porter and Alfonso Cornish to the University of Louisville’s Board of Trustees. Porter, a retired educator and U of L graduate, replaces Bonita Black. Cornish, a consultant for Closing the Gap Consulting, replaces Ronald Wright.

Porter has served on the Jefferson County Board of Education since June 2010 and has spent 40 years working in various capacities within education, including as a teacher, guidance counselor, assistant principal and principal.

Porter learned of her appointment when Beshear called her and told her the news. Of the phone call, Porter said, “It was the most exciting experience to have the Governor tell me [of my appointment].”

When asked about how her previous experiences will help her in her new role as a Board of Trustee member, Porter pointed toward her experience as a lifelong educator.

“I was an employee with the Jefferson County Public School system when I graduated from the University of Louisville. I started as a teacher, got a Master’s in Counseling and became a counselor,” she said, “I think I bring an academic lens and a caring lens for all that are involved in education, that’s what I bring to the table.”

Porter said she is most excited to learn about how the Board of Trustees works and how the management is done. She is also looking forward to doing everything she can to support the University of Louisville.

When asked what she most loved about the University of Louisville, she referenced the university’s commitment to providing education to students of color.

“When I went to college, not everyone thought that young people of color could go to college or should go to college,” she said, “What I love about the University of Louisville was the fact that they opened their doors for students [of color] to learn and that the opportunities were great.”

The Louisville Cardinal reached out to Alfonso Cornish but received no comment.

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Corydon Central teacher indicted on child seduction charges Tuesday, Sep 29 2020 

The Harrison County prosecutor's office said Michael Emmert pleaded not guilty to the charges and posted his $5,000 bond.

        

Wildlife in Need founder Tim Stark now facing criminal charges Tuesday, Sep 29 2020 

The Clark County Prosecutor charged Tim Stark, who is still at large, with one misdemeanor and one felony.

        

Disney sets ‘The Lion King’ sequel with ‘Moonlight’ director Barry Jenkins Tuesday, Sep 29 2020 

Disney is getting ready to return to the Pride Lands with a follow-up to the 2019 version of "The Lion King."

        

Kentucky fall wildfire hazard season starts Thursday Tuesday, Sep 29 2020 

This year, 278 wildland fires have burned more than 3,700 acres in Kentucky.

        

FBI helping search for inmate who broke window to escape Metro Corrections Tuesday, Sep 29 2020 

A spokesperson for LMDC confirmed that 30-year-old Anthony Martniez, in custody for robbery charges, broke a window and escaped Tuesday morning.

        

Grand juror sues for release of transcripts related to Breonna Taylor case Tuesday, Sep 29 2020 

The juror is also asking the court to make the jury proceedings public.

        

MSD celebrates milestone in tunnel project to improve city’s water storage Tuesday, Sep 29 2020 

For more than a year, a drill longer than a football field has been creating a tunnel underneath Louisville that travels from downtown to Lexington Rd.

        

Grand jury recordings in Breonna Taylor case to be released Wednesday, Daniel Cameron’s office says Tuesday, Sep 29 2020 

After a judge ordered the release of the recordings Monday, the Kentucky attorney general said he would comply following calls for truth and transparency.

        

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