Louisville

Humana-Aetna Merger Trial Begins

Dec 5, 2016
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The federal trial to determine whether insurance giant Aetna’s $37 billion bid to acquire Louisville-based Humana can go through begins Monday.

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As Republicans assume a new majority in the upcoming legislative session, the Louisville-area chamber of commerce wants the Kentucky General Assembly to pass legislation long stymied by Democrats.

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Churchill Downs is working to complete a $37 million project in time to add more than 1,800 seats for the 2018 Kentucky Derby. 

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Louisville’s Confederate monument is heading to Brandenburg.

The Meade County seat is about 40 miles east of Louisville and home to a historical Civil War site.

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Several hundred people gathered at the federal courthouse in Louisville Tuesday to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline project; other similar rallies were held simultaneously in cities around the country.

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Efforts are underway to boost farming operations in Kentucky.

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Some 200 Louisville residents took to the streets Thursday night to protest president-elect Donald Trump. Similar protests have been held across the country in the days following Trump's victory. In Louisville, police blocked traffic for the crowd.

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Leigh Anne Kleitz spent her Saturday talking politics at TK’s Pub.

She joined a few dozen other people at the Fern Creek bar to rally support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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The state says a 73-year-old Louisville man has died of West Nile virus. Health and Family Services Cabinet spokeswoman Beth Fisher told The Courier-Journal it is Kentucky's first death from the virus reported this year. 

UPS Announces Multimillion-Dollar Kentucky Expansion

Aug 25, 2016
Roxanne Scott, WFPL

Looks like your Amazon orders may come even faster.

UPS has invested an estimated $300 million to triple the size of its package facility in Louisville.

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