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Big Four Bridge goes dark after lightning strike knocks out LED lights

The Big Four Bridge connecting Louisville and Jeffersonville lost power to its decorative lights after lightning struck the pedestrian bridge March 9.


Louisville insurance tax hike compromise in jeopardy ahead of deadline

The Metro Council counterproposal to Mayor Greg Fischer's tax hike is in danger of falling short.


Catholic Church scandal: 395 Illinois priests, deacons accused of sexual misconduct

A report identifies 395 Catholic clergy members in Illinois who have been accused of sexual misconduct.


Man assaulted Wednesday morning in Old Louisville in critical condition

A man, believed to be in his 40s, was assaulted in the 200 block of East Kentucky Street in the early morning hours of March 19.


Mystery surrounds University of Michigan's possible Kentucky bourbon investment

The University of Michigan has nearly $12 billion in its endowment. Here's how some of its funds may have invested in bourbon.


Louisville men honored with medals for saving man's life in fiery crash

A Louisville police lieutenant and a JCPS teacher were recognized by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission for risking their lives to save another.


A Kentucky mom said her 12-year-old son didn't realize a 'drastic measure' would kill him

Sandy Metzmeier explains that her son didn't want to die but said he felt alone and took an impulsive and 'drastic measure' during a low point.


When children say 'I want to kill myself': The alarming rise of youth suicides

Suicides of children and teens have been rising both in Kentucky and nationally. Experts say something must be done now.


JCPS is hosting summit on suicide and bullying prevention on Thursday

JCPS announced plans for the summit in January, following the highly publicized suicide death of 10-year-old student Seven Bridges.


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