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November 14, 2019

Jersey signed by 17 year old homicide victim Devin Sesay's teammates and presented to his mother

Eleven months ago, we released our Voices of the Survivors: Louisville Metro Violent Crime Impact Report, which examined the emotional and financial impact of violent crime...

June 24, 2019

Every month the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases area specific wage and employment data for metro areas. Kentucky is in a unique position for a few reasons.

A) There are nine different metro areas that have at least one Kentucky county in them, but only five are base...

March 28, 2019

With the bipartisan rejection of an insurance tax hike, Louisville Metro Government must redirect $35 million to pension obligations for the FY20 budget. Because Metro Council rightfully declined to raise taxes, Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Steve Conrad has...

March 4, 2019

Eight months ago, after meaningful drops in homicides and shootings in Louisville, we first examined the role that self-initiated policing might play in reducing that violence.

Self-initiated police activity typically includes things like pedestrian checks, building che...

July 24, 2018

As cities like Baltimore and St. Louis continue to struggle with rising homicides and non-fatal shootings, the release of the LMPD UCR Report for January-June 2018 shows Louisville is making progress.

Though numbers remain above historic averages, January-June 2018 has...

July 16, 2018

The Kentucky Department of Education is phasing out its accountability standards and scores that have been in place for over a decade. The new standards will take effect for the 2018-2019 K-PREP test scores. The last year that KDE assigned and released accountability s...

May 9, 2018

Every year, the Kentucky Department of Education releases report cards to assess the performance of the schools and school districts in the state. The report cards summarize data on the standing of a school or district in assessment, finance, delivery targets, and othe...

April 15, 2017

Louisville’s first football game last season was a dazzling performance by Lamar Jackson. I was lucky enough to be there in person. Sure, Charlotte was not a high quality opponent but it was clear that the young man in the pocket was doing something special. At halftim...

March 7, 2017

To the dismay of some members of the Jefferson County Public School board, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has voiced his support for bringing charter schools to Louisville. An amended version of HB520 would even allow the mayor’s office to serve as an authorizer. Both m...

February 28, 2017

In 2015, the US experienced a 3.9% increase in violent crime nation-wide, and while national data isn’t yet available for all of 2016, the FBI’s mid-year report indicates that violent crime was up 5.3% from the first half of 2015. According to a New York Magazine...

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