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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
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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.

Humana’s Stock Is Still Falling Amid Merger Worries

Jul 13, 2016
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Louisville-based health insurer Humana’s stock continues to plummet with news last week that the Department of Justice is seriously questioning its potential merger with Aetna, the country’s second-largest insurer.

Thousands March For Pride In Louisville

Jun 19, 2016

Brynn Wimsatt woke up last Sunday saddened but not surprised.

The mass shooting that left 49 people dead in a gay nightclub in Orlando hit close to home for the 34-year-old. But Wimsatt said with “certain things going on in the world, it was only a matter of time.”

“It’s sad,” she said. “It hurt my feelings, and it hurts my heart to know that people can have that much hate.”

A hometown hero is being laid to rest in Louisville, Ky., as Muhammad Ali, the boxer and humanitarian, is buried Friday. Fans came to the city from far and wide to pay their respects as Ali's body passed by on its way to a private burial.

Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest at Louisville’s Cave Hill Cemetery today following a processional that will take his body through the streets. The private ceremony will take place before the public funeral, scheduled for 2 p.m. at the KFC Yum Center downtown.

Here are the speakers and schedule of events for the funeral:



  • Hamzah Abdul Malik


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Thousands gathered at Freedom Hall on Thursday for a Muslim funeral prayer service in honor of Muhammad Ali. 

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General Electric’s Louisville-based appliance division has a new owner.

GE Appliances is now part of the China-based Haier Company. The multibillion-dollar sale was finalized on Monday.

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Funeral plans have been set for legendary boxer and humanitarian Muhammad Ali.

The Louisville native died late Friday evening at a Phoenix hospital of septic shock after battling respiratory problems. He was 74.

Update at 3:15 p.m. ET: Ali's Funeral Set For Friday

Muhammad Ali, the man considered the greatest boxer of all time, died late Friday at a hospital in Phoenix at age 74. He was battling respiratory problems.

He died of septic shock related to natural causes, with his family at his bedside, according to family spokesman Bob Gunnell.

Ali inspired millions by standing up for his principles during the volatile 1960s and by always entertaining — in the boxing ring and in front of a microphone.