Attorney representing Breonna Taylor’s family says police made mistakes in raid, calls for end of ‘no-knock’ warrants Friday, May 29 2020 

Officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department violated policy and procedures because the suspect they were looking for was already in custody before the raid on Taylor's apartment, said civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing the Taylor family…

Louisville Urban League president comforts gunshot victim during Thursday’s protests Friday, May 29 2020 

“I just wanted him to be OK. I didn't want him to be alone,” Reynolds said.

Breonna Taylor protests come 52 years after Louisville’s biggest protest Friday, May 29 2020 

This isn't the first time Louisville has seen large protests. One of the biggest protests our city has seen happened on this day 52 years ago.


In Second Night Of Protests Downtown, Police Bracing For Action Friday, May 29 2020 

Protesters and police in riot gear faced off at Fifth and Jefferson streets Friday night around 9:30 p.m. during a second night of protests in downtown Louisville.

The protest was again centered around Jefferson and Sixth streets, near Metro Hall, LMPD headquarters, the jail and the Hall of Justice. Last night, the block was the center of a largely peaceful protest until gunfire broke out before 11:30 p.m. and seven people were shot.

Tonight, protesters pulled down American and Louisville flags and lit the American flag on fire before spray-painting it black.

Eleanor Klibanoff |

As the sunset around 9 p.m. Friday, protesters broke out a window at the Hall of Justice and a small fire was lit inside the window.

Kentucky State Police troopers were stationed throughout downtown Friday evening as Louisville officials braced for a second night of protests related to the death of Breonna Taylor.

An LMPD quick response team moved into the area around the Hall of Justice around 9:30 p.m. and deployed tear gas to push protesters out of the area.

This story will be updated.

Kentucky governor urging calm, promising help in wake of violent protest Friday, May 29 2020 

After violent clashes between protesters and police on Thursday night, Beshear urged demonstrators to remain calm as they called for justice.

Demand for campsites in Indiana growing Friday, May 29 2020 

Indiana campgrounds just opened last week. The Department of Natural Resources says spots are filling up fast


Ole Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que closes its Louisville location after 31 years Friday, May 29 2020 

After 31 years in business, Ole Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que restaurant is closing its doors when its owner retires at the end of May.


“Umbrellas of Cherbourg”: Cinema Rewind Friday, May 29 2020 

There are any number of aspects you might remember, if you viewed Jacques Demy’s iconic confection of a musical, “Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” when it arrived in America in the mid 60s.

That you saw it in what we used to call art houses. In my town, that would have been the Crescent Theater, where my first impression when attending a flick there while in high school was they sold coffee in the lobby.

How sophisticated, thought I.

Unless I saw it when off to college in a small Virginia town, where the State Theater showed foreign flicks, then still relatively new to our shores, and the Lyric, more mainstream fare.

Or, you might recall the sumptuous score of Michel Legrand, whose IMDb listing of credits includes an astounding 217 films. You’ve heard the theme song, “I Will Wait For You,” many times through the decades, if only from the Muzak in a department store.

Let’s face it, only Hank Mancini’s “Moon River,” might be more famous and resonant, when it comes to string-laden romanticism in the movie house.

Or, you might recall, and this is probably true for most, how beautiful the stars were.

Nino Castelnuovo as Guy, a mechanic with a love for opera, and his beloved Aunt Elise. And, the obvious, Genevieve. Portrayed by 20 year old Catherine Deneuve, who slayed the heart of every guy I knew, myself included.

Then, there was the quirkiness of this musical.

Like opera, every line is sung. Including some truly banal dialog.

And, I guess I kinda, sorta recalled all that. Plus the interesting, geometrically choreographed shot during the opening credits.

What I’d forgotten, and surely didn’t appreciate as a know nothing youth, is the absolutely riveting production design.

Everything is color coordinated. To a jarring, but effective extent. Wallpaper, wall paint, costumes, street scenes, moods. The fairly recently remastered celluloid pushes those bright, bracing hues front and center.

So, upon reconsideration, I come to praise Bernard Evein, head of production design, and cinematographer Jean Rabier.

They turned Demy’s vision into the full on fantasy he desired. The artifice works. Without it, it would not have.

“The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” is worth a rewatch, if only for the visuals.

Reality rarely intrudes. Genevieve works in her mother’s shop that sells nothing but umbrellas. Guy is a mechanic, whose gasoline smell is cherished by his love. There is but a smidgeon of back story.

Love conquers all, but in a twist of manner.

The film captured the Palm d’Or at Cannes. Of course it did.

In America, it was both revered and reviled.

I found it fascinating, when I viewed it again the other night at Amazon Prime.

— c d kaplan

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Gov. Reports 283 New Coronavirus Cases, A One-Day Jump After Weeks Of Decline Friday, May 29 2020 

Gov. Andy Beshear announced 283 new cases of the coronavirus Friday evening, a significant single-day rise, and nine new deaths.

Beshear cautioned against drawing any conclusions from the increase, saying the four-day average is 158 new cases, and that’s still a drop from where Kentucky was a couple weeks ago.

“I don’t want to suggest that it means something at this point either way,” Beshear said.

The state has now tested nearly 228,000 people. Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander praised the collaboration between health care providers and public health departments, and said the state is aggressively testing at long-term care facilities, where 1,885 cases and 244 deaths have been recorded from the coronavirus.

Protests In Louisville

Beshear opened his briefing Friday by speaking about the death of Breonna Taylor, and Thursday night’s protest, where seven people were shot. No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.

Beshear said he lived in Louisville for 15 years before moving his family to Frankfort, and that it’s a special place but also a place where we can see the effects of Jim Crow, racism and longstanding inequality. He noted that Thursday’s protest was very peaceful, and more consistent with CDC guidelines than any he’s seen recently.

These were people truly looking out for human life,” he said. “Other folks very late, more than three hours, in came in and ultimately instigated actions that have been hard to see.”

Protesters broke the King Louis statue by Metro City Hall and attempted to tip over a police transport van shortly before gunshots rang out. Police later attempted to disperse the crowd with tear gas and pepper balls.

Medicaid Contacts Issued

The state has awarded its contracts for Medicaid Managed Care Providers to Aetna, Humana, Molina Healthcare, UnitedHealthcare and WellCare. Not on the list: Anthem or Passport.

Beshear said Molina has announced plans to put its headquarters in West Louisville and bring with it 1,100 jobs.

A representative of Passport said in a press release that the company will protest the award.

“I actually do believe that while this is hard, saying goodbye to Passport, that we are going to see investment from multiple of the award winners that will be transformational,” Beshear said.



‘This didn’t start with Breonna Taylor’: Organizer says Thursday protest was response to growing anger, frustration Friday, May 29 2020 

Black Lives Matter Louisville leader Chanelle Helm said the outrage has been building for a long time.


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