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Kentucky

July 27, 2019, 9am PDT
Budget cuts resulted in the demise of the Office of Sustainability in the city of Louisville.
WFPL
July 11, 2019, 7am PDT
Local news sources are shedding light on planning for a new highway route that could pass through sensitive habitat of endangered that has yet to undertake a formal environmental or public input process.
WFPL
July 3, 2019, 2pm PDT
Your senses (or lack thereof) aren't deceiving you. Some cities really are worse for seasonal allergies than others, and some of the reasons are entirely preventable.
The Guardian
June 18, 2019, 5am PDT
Several large freeway expansion projects are in various stages of planning and development in the Louisville region of Kentucky. Critics say the projects reflect an obsolete approach to planning and will hurt the state and the city.
WDRB
June 11, 2019, 7am PDT
The results of two recent investigations allege questionable ethical practices by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, connected to the secretary's family shipping business and marriage to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The New York Times
May 29, 2019, 2pm PDT
Covington, Kentucky, located across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, is considering a new entertainment district that would allow drinkers to carry open alcoholic beverages in public during special events.
The River City News
May 18, 2019, 7am PDT
Lexington, Kentucky's growth boundary survived a comprehensive plan update in 2019, after years of controversy. A housing crisis, a growing city, and a broken land use system are rearranging the political arithmetic behind the greenbelt.
CityLab
April 29, 2019, 10am PDT
A unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on April 22 found that the chalking of tires by parking enforcement officers on public streets is a violation of the Fourth Amendment.
The New York Times
April 2, 2019, 8am PDT
Environmental reporting has been one of the major casualties as newspapers downsize, particularly in places where the in-depth coverage is most needed.
The New Yorker
February 18, 2019, 9am PST
The city of Covington is conducting public hearings to gather feedback on at the outset of an 18-month process of rewriting its zoning code.
City of Covington
January 18, 2019, 10am PST
Supermarket closings have turned parts of the city into food deserts. As a result, residents lack access to fresh food and suffer health and economic consequences.
Louisville Courier Journal
December 25, 2018, 9am PST
Nonprofits often advocate for local transit spending, but when we gather, we seem to forget these values. How would we know what the transit of a given city is like if we never ride their buses?
Shelterforce Magazine
December 18, 2018, 8am PST
The Louisville Metro Council has tasked the Louisville Metro Department of Planning and Design with updating the code to preserve and add trees to the city.
WFPL
November 29, 2018, 6am PST
Aaron Renn says the bridge projects in and near Louisville, Kentucky, were too expensive and have not led to any positive transportation or economic results.
Urbanophile
November 26, 2018, 9am PST
Covington, a city of over 40,000 located just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, will do a comprehensive rewrite of its Zoning Ordinance.
City of Covington
September 20, 2018, 9am PDT
Created to speed investment in struggling communities, the federal Opportunity Zones program could also spur research into how capital can be better deployed on a district-by-district basis.
The New Localism
September 7, 2018, 1pm PDT
It's back to the drawing board for utilities hoping to implement new electricity grid infrastructure.
Insider Louisville
August 10, 2018, 7am PDT
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has sounded an alarm about the state of the state's water infrastructure.
WFPL
July 31, 2018, 11am PDT
The city of Louisville is making the most of the Opportunity Zone program in the early stages of the new federal program.
Insider Louisville
June 30, 2018, 11am PDT
The coal industry is pushing legislation to limit the power of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission.
Inside Climate News