What happened to Walnut Street?: The lost city within Louisville Monday, Feb 10 2020 

The street once known for its hustle and bustle has disappeared, but what happened to the buildings in the historic African-American neighborhood?


Police: JCPS employee made threats online, came to district’s central office with gun Monday, Feb 10 2020 

Jason Smiley, 30, of Louisville, was arrested on a charge of unlawful possession of a weapon on school property, after posting rants on Facebook that showed him saying he would “make them pay” and make them “hate me,” police said.

Nelson County basketball coach loses everything in house fire Monday, Feb 10 2020 

It happened early Saturday morning in Bardstown at the home of Zach Allender. Neither he nor his two children were home at the time.

Freedom of speech should not come before student safety Monday, Feb 10 2020 

By Ben Goldberger —

On Jan. 28, a student distributed anti-LGBT information to an Intro to LGBT Studies class and returned to stalk the class again Jan. 30. After the professor and students all around campus expressed their concerns about the event, the university seemingly dismissed it as a threat.

Ricky Jones, the chairman of the University of Louisville Pan-African Studies program, expressed his concerns regarding the university’s actions on the issue in a tweet Feb. 3.

Jones explained that the U of L council believed there was not much to be done regarding the issue and they do not understand why the students felt threatened in the first place.

When hearing this, one can assume that the university believes this student was just exercising his freedom of speech, therefore this is no issue.

But that is a harmful perspective which sets a dangerous example for their students and everyone around the country.

As a result of the response from U of L, they are telling students that their safety is less important than freedom of speech. They are saying that it is okay to spread hate speech and propaganda as long as they don’t disrupt the operations of the university.

This is fundamentally wrong on many different levels. As a public institution that boasts acceptance of all groups of people, U of L should be embarrassed with how they handled this situation.

Kaila Story, the professor of the course which was attacked, shared her disgust with how the university has treated this issue.

“I am beyond disturbed by the way this incident has been treated by the Dean of Students office. In these terrifying times of school shootings and public displays of violence, I would like to think that a university office would be just as alarmed as me and my students were regarding this issue. Unfortunately, this is not the case,” Story said.

While the university officials are understandably busy and have many issues to deal with every day, this issue should be at the top of their list. Nothing is more important that their students’ safety, yet they are acting as if the feelings of their students comes second to allowing hateful people to spread their opinions.

This issue will not be going away anytime soon, with students across campus protesting against the actions of the university.

“The Dean of students office needs to know that their dismissive attitudes regarding this issue won’t be tolerated by me or my students,” Story said. “Something must be done.”

Graphic by Alexis Simon // The Louisville Cardinal

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JCPS employee charged with having gun on district property Monday, Feb 10 2020 

Police say they were called to the VanHoose Education Center on Monday after reports of trouble between a man and district staff.


New Albany-Floyd County school board sends safety referendum, tax hike to voters in May Monday, Feb 10 2020 

The New Albany Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation’s board unanimously passed a resolution Monday to put the referendum before voters in the May 5 primary election.

Louisville rapper Jack Harlow will join Jimmy Fallon this week on The Tonight Show Monday, Feb 10 2020 

Local musician Jack Harlow is set to appear on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon this Wednesday.


British Airways smashes record for quickest subsonic flight from New York to London Monday, Feb 10 2020 

(CNN) — A British Airways (BA) flight has broken the record for the fastest-ever subsonic flight between New York and London, reaching a top speed of more than 800mph (1,287km/h).

Study: Millenials will spend the most this Valentine’s Day Monday, Feb 10 2020 

Millennials plan to spend approximately $208 on food, entertainment and gifts for their valentines this year,

The Opening Act: L.A. Edwards Monday, Feb 10 2020 

L.A. Edwards is the music of Luke Andrew Edwards. Hailing from Southern California, his songs are a new take on the classic Laurel Canyon sound of the seventies, reminiscent of artists like Jackson Browne and The Eagles. For the band’s debut record, True Blue, Edwards hooked up with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers bassist Ron Blair to handle studio production. The result is an outstanding album that sounds fresh yet comfortably familiar.

You can catch Edwards this Wednesday (2/22) at Headliners, appearing with Amanda Shires on her Atmosphereless Tour. WFPK is proud to be presenting the show! For a preview, check out the track, Louisiana, from the debut album. This is L.A. Edwards, The Opening Act!

More info:  Official   Instagram   Bandcamp   Facebook


Catch The Opening Act every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10:00 AM

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