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March 5, 2013 by Phyllis Dean (Register to contact)

As of March 1st,2013, I retired from Advocate Healthcare System. I am now living in Wisconsin,new address is: 1452 Meadow Lane,Burlington,Wisconsin,53105. The location is 5 miles this side of Lake Geneva,Wisconsin.i have a place that is out in the country. A wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors,gardening,bird watching,ect.A great golf course very close .My family (mother and sister ) still live in brother lives in the East end of Louisville. I still follow the KY wildcats and Louisville Cardinals. I do come and visit family.

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17-year-old girl killed in Sunday shooting was recent Fairdale High School grad  Courier Journal

Fairdale High School grad Robin O'Bryant died in a shooting Sunday. State Rep. Attica Scott mourned the teen's death.

Friends remember victims killed less than an hour apart in Louisville homicides  WLKY Louisville

Three people were killed in Louisville between 11:15 p.m. Sunday and 12:15 a.m. Monday. Police were called to Wheeler Avenue Sunday night for reports that ...

3 people killed and others injured Sunday night in separate shootings in Louisville  Courier Journal

Two separate shootings left three people dead and another injured late Sunday night and early Monday morning in Louisville, according to city police.

Louisville Fairdale High School 2019 prom photos  Courier Journal

Fairdale High School held its 2019 prom at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville.

Man arrested, charged in June shooting death of 2 teens

Police say 18-year-old Shawn Hollingsworth has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of first-degree assault.

Fairdale High School senior overcomes death of parents to graduate on time  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- For lots of high school seniors, what to do after high school is a question they can't quite answer. But Fairdale High School student ...

Mothers demand action as rising violence grips community

Local mothers are turning to the community for help as senseless acts of violence are affecting families.

Fairdale students take part in gas explosion drill  WLKY Louisville

More than 100 students took part in a mock gas explosion at Fairdale High School. The drills give students who are interested in careers as first responders, real ...

Fairdale High students dismantle a trapped car  WAVE 3

Fairdale High School students dismantled and removed a car trapped inside the Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana building.

ESL students create websites to showcase Hispanic heritage in Louisville  WAVE 3

Students said the project allows them to give back to the community.

Academies of Louisville expands, aims to give students work experience  WLKY Louisville

Preparing students with real work experience before they graduate. That's the approach JCPS is taking as its Academies of Louisville Program which connects ...

Fairdale High School latest to join Academies of Louisville program  WDRB

Fairdale students will be placed in one of four academies – one for freshmen and others for civil *service*, public *service* and global *service* – throughout their high ...

Check out the King of the Bluegrass boys basketball tournament bracket  Courier Journal

The King of the Bluegrass tournament will feature 10 teams ranked in the top 25 in a Courier Journal preseason poll, including Trinity and Ballard.

A Q&A with Lloyd Gardner, the man in charge of the King of the Bluegrass  Courier Journal

For tournament director Lloyd Gardner, the King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic is a labor of love. The 38th annual boys basketball tournament at Fairdale High ...

King of the Bluegrass basketball tournament returns for 38th year  WLKY Louisville

The King of the Bluegrass boys basketball tournament returns Wednesday and will once again feature some of the top teams in the state and quality out-of-state ...

South Shore downs Collins to win King of the Bluegrass title  WLKY Louisville

Brooklyn's South Shore defeated Collins 62-59 to take home the 2018 King of the Bluegrass title.

Best of the best: Meet Louisville's 49 outstanding high school seniors for 2019  Courier Journal

They're the best of the best of this year's Louisville high school seniors. Forty-nine public, private and Catholic students who excelled in and out of the classroom ...

Student accepted to Harvard is a first for Fairdale High School  WLKY Louisville

Shan'Taya Cowan is the first student ever at Fairdale High School to be accepted into Harvard University. She's also the first in her family to go to college.

South Shore takes 'Brooklyn swagger' to King of the Bluegrass semifinals  Courier Journal

South Shore High School's journey from Brooklyn to Louisville had a slow start, but the Vikings are on cruise control now in the Gardner Law King of the ...

4 teens injured in drive-by shooting on I-264 West  WDRB

Police believe the four teens, three males and one female, were shot at by someone in another vehicle also traveling westbound. Facebook · Twitter · SMS ...

Students help clean up post-Derby mess at Churchill Downs  WLKY Louisville

Kentucky Derby 145 is over, but the more than 150,000 guests left a lot behind at Churchill Downs. The infield was filled with men in suits and ladies in hats ...

This JCPS partnership can help your kid land one of 17,000 open jobs  Courier Journal

JCPS' Academies of Louisville program is seeking to equip thousands of high school students with on-the-job experience this school year.

Fairdale students test their skills with simulated car vs. bus crash  WAVE 3

The Human Services Program at Fairdale High School, 1001 Fairdale Rd., put students at the scene of a mock crash giving them the chance to respond with the ...

LG&E spurred Bullitt County pipeline route recommended in 2015 study  WDRB

The utility instead selected the controversial alignment farther north after weighing "additional information" that it says made more sense. Facebook · Twitter ...

Man shot and killed near Louisville's Algonquin neighborhood identified  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- Authorities have identified a man who was shot to death at an apartment complex near the Algonquin neighborhood overnight.

Former LMPD officer sentenced to 5 years for sexually abusing teen  WDRB

Brandon Wood, who earlier in the day was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 70 months in prison on a charge of attempted enticement, pleaded guilty in state ...

Person killed in hit-and-run at National Turnpike and Outer Loop  WAVE 3

A man was killed by a driver who fled the scene in south Louisville near Fairdale High School.

CommUNITY Champion: Fairdale teacher gives students different path to success  WLKY Louisville

One local school teacher has made an impact on his students for nearly 30 years. However, it's the way he's doing it and success these students attain that ...

Man accused of stealing $900000 from armored truck in Louisville indicted by federal grand jury  WDRB

The employee accused of stealing money from a GardaWorld armored truck in Louisville has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Facebook · Twitter · SMS ...

Bill allowing Kentucky employers to require arbitration agreements advances  WDRB

Kentucky employers would once again be free to require workers to agree to arbitration to resolve workplace disputes under a bill that passed the House on ...

Police say man is dead after shooting in the Portland neighborhood  WDRB

The shooting was reported shortly after 11:45 a.m. Wednesday in the intersection of North 26th Street and Crop Street.

Fairdale BBQ restaurant donating sales to late St. Matthews Police officer's family  WDRB

Eating BBQ on Monday will help the family of a St. Matthews Police officer who died last week.

Bullitt County Schools employee arrested after being accused of sexual abuse  WDRB

Kentucky State Police arrested 51-year-old Jessie Bray on a warrant Monday.

Kentucky communities show they are Marshall Strong  WHAS (subscription)

Communities across the state are showing tons of support for Marshall County, Ky. after the fatal school shooting Jan. 23.

Give A Day Impact: Love The Hungry

LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- The Mayor's Give A Day Week of *Service* started eight years ago. Love The Hungry followed closely behind, launching in 2012.

Golden Alert issued for 88-year-old Louisville man  WDRB

Robert Coleman was last seen near the intersection of Taylorsville Road and Blankenbaker Parkway.

Reed: Scotty Davenport, Pinky Gardner embody service, basketball in Louisville  WAVE 3

LOUISVILLE (WAVE) – This is a story about Pinky and Scotty, a couple of guys from Louisville's South End whose giving isn't limited to the holiday season.

Passport Health Plan to be sold to for-profit company  WDRB

After a turbulent six months, Louisville's primary Medicaid provider will become a for-profit company under a $70 million deal. Facebook · Twitter · SMS · Email ...

Proposed bill would give Kentucky children in foster care a right to see their siblings  WDRB

The bill would allow siblings in state custody, removed from their home and not jointly placed the right to visit one another as long as there is no safety concern.

Proposed apartment complex has Fern Creek residents fired up  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Fern Creek residents are fired up over a proposed 16-acre development that could pop up next to their homes. The 192-unit ...

Women's clothing chain Dressbarn to close all its 650 stores  WDRB

The clothing store has been in business since 1962, but has been in financial trouble for a while.

New community collaborative kitchen helps food trucks get rolling  WDRB

A unique partnership in Louisville is helping food trucks get their wheels rolling before they hit the streets.

The Gatton Academy selects 96 students for class of 2021 – Lane Report | Kentucky Business & Economic News  The Lane Report

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has selected 96 Kentucky sophomores for the class of 2021. “We are ...

LMPD officer struck by Fairdale High School employee  WDRB

JCPS officials confirm Adkins works at Fairdale High School, where he is a softball coach, assistant athletic director, and security guard.

Despite threat of takeover, these 10 people are running for JCPS board  Courier Journal

The threat of a state takeover hasn't scared off school board candidates, with 10 people running for four seats up for reelection this fall.

Fairdale High student arrested for bringing gun to school  WDRB

In a letter sent home to parents Friday, Fairdale principal Brad Weston said a school administrator acted quickly after hearing a report of a student with a ...

Bill stripping school councils of power to hire principals clears committee  WDRB

Legislation that would alter the membership of school-based decision-making councils and strip their authority to hire principals cleared the Senate Education ...

JCPS board chair honored with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The JCPS board chair has received one of Louisville's most prestigious awards. Diane Porter was honored as the 2019 recipient of ...

Corrections employee accused of sexual relationship with Luther Luckett inmate  WDRB

She allegedly admitted to having sex with a male inmate in the cafeteria before breakfast earlier this month.

Vail, McKnight lead Collins into King of the Bluegrass semifinals  Courier Journal

Collins High School's junior guard tandem of Marcellus Vail and Dayvion McKnight continued to put on a show in the Gardner Law King of the Bluegrass Holiday ...

Coroner identifies Oldham County man who died in Phoenix Hill crash on Saturday  WDRB

The 22-year-old man died in the crash on East Jefferson Street near Baxter Avenue.

Kentucky could spend millions more on job 'incentives' under bipartisan bill  WDRB

A bill that sailing through the legislature would result in Kentucky awarding more tax money to companies for creating -- or just maintaining -- jobs in the state.

Great Balloon Glow goes on as planned despite high winds  WDRB

The Great Balloon Glimmer and the Great Balloon Rush Hour Race were both canceled Thursday because of rain and lightning.

'Grown-up science fair': Louisville plans first Maker Faire in September  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Inventors of all ages are headed to what some may call a "grown-up science fair" this fall. Louisville's first Maker Faire is being ...

POV | It Pays to Wait on Social Security  WDRB

For people who are able to continue working until at least their full retirement age, if not longer, it pays to wait. Facebook · Twitter · SMS · Email; Print; Save.

Flying Crane Ramen hopes to bring traditional Ramen to Louisville  WDRB

Keith Kaiser goes in search of the perfect bowl of ramen.

2nd suspect arrested after man shot to death on Woodruff Avenue  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man is now in custody after police say he himself was shot by the man he robbed and killed. According to an arrest ...

Trinity High School student dies after being sucked into drain pipe  WDRB

The Trinity High School student who was sucked into a drain pipe during a heavy rain storm last week has died, Principal Dan Zoeller confirmed to WDRB News.

Simmons College celebrates black jockeys of the Kentucky Derby  WDRB

The event also honored Churchill's Vice President of Racing Communications, John Asher, who passed away in August.

Fairdale High School student arrested for carrying gun at school  WAVE

Keontaye DeShawn Minor, 18, is charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon on school property and second-degree disorderly conduct.

Fairdale senior gets accepted to Harvard  The Courier-Journal

Shan'Taya Cowan, a senior at Fairdale High School, has been accepted to Harvard University for the fall of 2017.

JCPS board will respond to takeover settlement offer Saturday  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The Jefferson County Board of Education will send its latest response to interim Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis on Saturday ...

Louisville airport ex-police chief sues over firing  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The former public safety director at Louisville International Airport has filed a lawsuit alleging the airport agency violated Kentucky ...

U of L signee David Johnson injured in Trinity's KOB loss to Collins  Courier Journal

The Trinity High School basketball team suffered its first defeat of the season Saturday but may have lost even more.

2 chefs from Louisville competing on 'Chopped' Tuesday | News  WDRB

Two Louisville chefs will compete in the national spotlight on the Food Network's 'Chopped' that airs on Feb. 19.

St. Gabriel Catholic Church fires up the friers for another Lenten Season  WDRB

Keith Kaiser helps the St. Gabriel crew get fired up for their fish fry.

Experience a different taste at every stop during the Taco Walk in Downtown New Albany  WDRB

Keith Kaiser gets a taste of Taco Walk 2019 in Downtown New Albany.

Junior at Mercy Academy takes home top award in Kentucky Derby Museum's art competition  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A junior at Mercy Academy was surprised Thursday morning when she found out she won the grand prize in an art competition.

Fairdale hires former Seneca football coach  The Courier-Journal

Fairdale High School has hired former Seneca coach Louis Dover as the team's new head football coach, according to an announcement from the school.

Trump's budget includes $481 million for Louisville's new VA Medical Center  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's official: The money to build a new VA Medical Center in east Louisville is included in President Trump's 2020 budget request.

MCEWAN | U of L's Fuehring overcoming with toughness  WDRB

Playing the Cardinals won't be easy. Sam Fuehring is making sure of that.

Fourth suspect charged with murder after man found dead in Radcliff parking lot  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police have arrested a fourth suspect in connection with the shooting of a man found dead in the parking lot of a Radcliff apartment ...

Authorities identify 8-year-old boy found dead in pond in Eminence  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities have identified a Henry County, Kentucky, boy who was found dead in a pond over the weekend. 00:00 00:00 ...

3 charged in Nelson County burglaries | News  WDRB

Police say they were able to track them down through a Crime Stoppers tip.

Walmart says hiring for new Shepherdsville warehouse to start 'later' in 2019  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Walmart still plans to create 400 full-time jobs at a new e-commerce distribution center in Shepherdsville, but the hiring won't start ...

Zachary Taylor Elementary unveils major upgrades donated to the school  WDRB

The Lowe's Heroes grant help pay for a makeover to the playground, courtyard and teacher's lounge.

Report: Kentucky Derby winner Country House out of the Preakness Stakes  WDRB

The Daily Racing Form reports that trainer Bill Mott says the horse began to show signs of becoming ill.

6 killed in crash caused by wrong-way driver near Lexington  WDRB

The crash happened just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the northbound lanes of I-75.

Firefighter injured battling fire at duplex on W. Market Street  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- Several people are homeless after a fire destroyed a duplex in the Portland neighborhood early Wednesday. Firefighters were called ...

Getting answers at the Psychic & Wellness Fair  WDRB

Keith Kaiser gets a glimpse of the future with professional readers.

JCPS students celebrate last day of school | News  WDRB

Several high schools are also hosting graduation ceremonies on Thursday.

Juniors lead Madisonville-North Hopkins over Lincoln County in Sweet 16  Courier Journal

LEXINGTON – Led by a tall and talented junior duo, the Madisonville-North Hopkins High School boys basketball team extended the state's longest current ...

15 Louisville teens honored for commitment to strengthening community  Courier Journal

Fifteen local students from the Louisville area were named 2018 Youth Character Award honorees by the YMCA of Greater Louisville.

Louisville Bats prepare to celebrate Memorial Day weekend  WDRB

The Louisville Bats have special promotions for Memorial Day weekend on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Chilling details emerge at hearing for suspect in Ky. school shooting plot  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- New details have been revealed about the 21-year-old Lawrenceburg, Kentucky man accused of threatening to carry out an attack ...

Van Berg carries on family legacy | Wdrb Sports Video  WDRB

Bad news took him out of the horse training business, and also brought him back in. Now Tom Van Berg is preparing for Friday's Oaks race in a familiar setting.

JCPS student discipline policies may ease | News  WDRB

JCPS is considering loosening its student code of conduct policies to reduce punishments for some offenses. The school board will hear recommendations on ...

Parents Divided Over A Return To Neighborhood Schools : NPR Ed  NPR

Nearly every year a decades-old school busing program is threatened by the Kentucky legislature in one of the state's largest — and most segregated — cities.

LMPD celebrates milestone after seizing 360 firearms in 2nd Division in 2018  WDRB

The department's original goal was to seize 250 in the 2nd Division.

Crews respond to fatal crash on I-71 South in Oldham County  WDRB

The crash has both lanes blocked as crews investigate.

Graduation schedule announced for 2018 JCPS high schools | News  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's almost that time, JCPS seniors. The 2018 graduation scheduled has been announced for all schools in the district. As of now, the ...

IMAGES | Crews battle 2-alarm fire at warehouse in Louisville's Russell neighborhood  WDRB

Heavy smoke could be seen pouring from the building.

Bill Could Upend Cross-County Busing In Louisville  NPR

To address racial segregation, students in Louisville, Ky. have long been bused to schools across the city. A bill advancing in the state legislature would end that ...

American Airlines to offer daily nonstop flights to Los Angeles from Louisville  WDRB

The flights are scheduled to begin on April 2, 2019.

Kiyaunta Goodwin began his high school career taller and slimmer  Courier Journal

Now 6-foot-8 and 315 pounds, 14-year-old Kiyaunta Goodwin made his high school debut for the Holy Cross High School Cougars on Saturday.

Months later, families search for answers in two fatal hit-and-run crashes  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)-- Two unsolved hit-and-runs in Louisville happened two days apart, and there are still no answers more than two months later.

Judge keeps $250K bond for man charged with killing former girlfriend's new boyfriend  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend to death on Westport Road last weekend appeared before a judge.

New Ky. driver's licenses will confuse, cause 'anguish,' lawmaker says  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – State Rep. Steve Riggs predicts Kentucky's new driver's licenses will create confusion and “a lot of anguish,” according to a news ...

Sale of Clarksville's Gateway Crossings paves way for businesses, apartments  WDRB

The 5-acre lot along Eastern Boulevard will become a mixed-use development.

Girls On Track: The Kentucky Fillies

Photos by Joon Kim. Eight-year-old Jada Harper is draped in track-and-field medals. How many has she won in the two years she's been competing? “I don't ...

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