Signs of change

When an anti-gay billboard pops up, Louisville’s LGBT community responds in unity

Above the corner of Grinstead and Bardstown in Louisville’s Highlands neighborhood stands a billboard that has surely bewildered many passersby, not to mention angered many who have dec

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Grand New Party?

Voting rights bill highlights Republican struggles to connect with black community



‘It’s amazing how quickly life can change’ — The Louisville homeless share their stories of circumstances and bad decisions, of loss and love

If I had seen him anywhere else, I would have called him my next-door neighbor. I would have told you he was the nicest one in that building, actually.

Inbox — Feb. 19, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Talented Chef


Unfair housing

Action plan recaps decades of racial segregation in neighborhoods — and shows the path to ending it

In 1954, when Andrew Wade and his wife, Charlotte, wanted to move their family to the booming Louisville suburbs, their race proved too big a barrier to overcome.

Inbox — March 3, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Moving Forward


News you can lose

LEO chats with Alain de Botton, author of ‘The News: A User’s Manual’

In school, we are taught — or we are supposed to be, anyway — how to deconstruct and find meaning in Shakespearian plots.

Inbox — Feb. 26, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Transitioning Comedy


The Mother Teresa of Mud Creek

The forgotten legacy of the War on Poverty

Lyndon Johnson grew up poor on a farm in a small Texas town, only to helicopter into Martin County, Ky., decades later as president and promise to end the poverty problem.

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The Butchertown battle sizzles once more

JBS Swift and Butchertown neighbors renew fight over slaughterhouse permits

Louisville’s Butchertown neighborhood is used to the all-too-familiar odors emanating from the 10,000 hogs meeting their demise daily at the JBS Swift slaughterhouse,