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Traffic Stop Leads To Deadly Shooting

Posted On October 29, 2014

(Louisville, KY) -- One man is dead after police are forced to open fire during a foot chase in Valley Station. Louisville Metro Police say it happened last night on Grafton Hall Road, after five men fled from a car during a traffic stop. One of the suspects opened fire on officers, who returned fire…

Advance “Mockingjay” Screening For Charity

Posted On October 29, 2014

(Louisville, KY) -- Jennifer Lawrence is making it possible for her hometown fans to see the next "Hunger Games" film before it hits theaters. The Jennifer Lawrence Foundation will screen "Mockingjay Part One" on November 19th at the Cinemark Tinseltown theater, with ticket sales supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana. You can learn…

Record Voter Turnout Expected

Posted On October 29, 2014

(Undated) -- The hotly-contested U.S. Senate race in Kentucky is expected to help drive high voter turnout next week. The Jefferson County clerk's office says 65-percent of the county's registered voters are expected to cast ballots in that race and several others. A record 548-thousand Jefferson County residents are signed up to vote on Tuesday.

Zoo Announces Winning Hippo Name

Posted On October 29, 2014

(Louisville, KY) -- The Louisville Zoo's baby hippopotamus has a name. Zoo officials say "Jahari" is the winner, based on votes cast through visitors' donations. Jahari was one of 25-hundred names submitted for the two-month-old pygmy hippo. The Jeffersonville woman who submitted the winning name will get a behind-the-scenes tour to see Jahari up close.

An Exciting Day For Aleris

Posted On October 29, 2014

(Lewisport, KY) -- Governor Beshear and U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie are going to participate in groundbreaking ceremonies for a new Aleris plant today. The 350-million-dollar aluminum rolling mill will be built in Lewisport. Beshear calls the Aleris expansion the biggest single project in Kentucky in over a year.