Man gets a kidney transplant just in time to walk daughter down the aisle Monday, Sep 30 2019 

For five years, Reginald L. Jones was waiting for a kidney and last week, he finally got one.


Support, opposition continues during One Park development public hearing Monday, Sep 30 2019 

Residents are complaining the $275M project is too big and would bring heavy traffic near Cherokee Park.


Former House Speaker Jeff Hoover Says He Won’t Seek Reelection Monday, Sep 30 2019 

Former House Speaker Jeff Hoover has announced he will not seek reelection next year. Hoover stepped down from his leadership position in early 2018 after revelations that he and three other Republican lawmakers signed a secret agreement with a former staffer settling sexual harassment allegations.

Hoover was the first Republican to preside over the House of Representatives in nearly a century when his party won control of the chamber in 2016.

After the sexual harassment scandal, Hoover stepped down from the speakership but kept his seat representing House District 83. He won reelection to the seat in 2018 after running unopposed.

In a statement provided to WJRS Radio, Hoover said that he wanted to devote more time to his law practice and business interests.

“I am humbled and honored to have had the privilege to serve you in Frankfort and the kindness, generosity and support given to me over the years will never be forgotten,” Hoover wrote.

Hoover was first elected in 1996 to the House seat, which represents Russell, Clinton, Cumberland and Pulaski counties in southern Kentucky.

Hoover, Rep. Michael Meredith, former Rep. Jim DeCesare and former Rep. Brian Linder paid the legislative staffer, Marissa Espinosa, $110,000 to avoid a lawsuit, and all parties signed a nondisclosure agreement.

In a 2018 deposition, Espinosa testified under subpoena that Hoover had repeatedly groped her without her consent and that she was verbally harassed by three other lawmakers while she worked for Republicans in the state House of Representatives between 2015 and 2017.

Hoover maintained that he “only exchanged inappropriate text messages” with Espinosa, who he sued for allegedly disclosing details of the secret settlement dealing with the harassment allegations. Hoover dropped the lawsuit last month.

Hoover briefly addressed the allegations in his statement.

“I have made mistakes but have learned and grown from them. I am proud of the many accomplishments and improvements we have made to this area since I was first elected and the small part I played in them,” Hoover wrote.

JCPS seeks $40K in lawsuit against driver who crashed into school bus Monday, Sep 30 2019 

JCPS claims Derek Flory, of Vine Grove, negligently operated his vehicle when it hit the bus in October of 2017.

Dixie Highway construction to be finished by the end of this year Monday, Sep 30 2019 

Construction to overhaul Dixie Highway started nearly two years ago, and work is expected to be finished by the end of this year.

Jeffersonville residents protest hiring of police officer named in 3 civil rights lawsuits Monday, Sep 30 2019 

Some Jeffersonville residents are not happy with one of the police department's newest hires.

The Opening Act: In The Pines Monday, Sep 30 2019 

In The Pines is a five-piece band based in Cincinnati. It’s their creative mix of psychedelic rock, smart songwriting, catchy hooks and grooves that make you first take notice. Fueled by guitar, drums and sax, their sound shares the feel of 60’s Garage, Art-Rock, Shoegaze and Brit-Pop. Confused? Don’t be. Just give them a listen, it’ll make perfect sense.

You can catch the band this Friday (10/4) at Zanzabar appearing with BOA and Jeez Loueez. For a taste of what you’ll hear, check out the track, I’m Good, from their sophomore album, San Lorenz. This is In The Pines, The Opening Act!

More info:  Bandcamp   Instagram  Twitter   Facebook

Catch The Opening Act Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:10 EST.

The post The Opening Act: In The Pines appeared first on 91.9 WFPK Independent Louisville.

U of L basketball’s 2013 title isn’t restored, but players’ lawsuit against NCAA is settled Monday, Sep 30 2019 

Louisville basketball isn't getting its 2013 championship title back after a drawn out mediation with the NCAA ended with a settlement.


Old Cardinal Stadium seats vandalized Monday, Sep 30 2019 

The seats targeted were along Bardstown Road and Douglass Boulevard.


R. Kelly complains of girlfriends’ lack of joint access Monday, Sep 30 2019 

Monday's motion complained that only one person unrelated to Kelly can visit him at a time over 90 days.


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