October 6, 2011 - 9:23pm
Norbert L. Blume
Norb was a grassroots political organizer, par excellence. He knew more about the down-and-dirty art of precinct politics than anyone I ever met.
Louisville civil-rights pioneer Norbert L. Blume died yesterday, at 89.  At a time when the Kentucky Democratic Party stood for segregation and racial discrimination, Blume, as Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives, led his party and the Commonwealth into the sunlight of justice and...
October 1, 2011 - 4:47pm
Will forced busing in Louisville finally stop?
"The legislature's mandate that parents and legal guardians have the right to choose the school nearest their home for their children to attend is not without reason nor fortuitous. The benefit of children attending neighborhood schools is obvious. Busing creates the impediment of distance among parent, child, and school and, therefore, increases the difficulty of family involvement."
Kentucky’s Court of Appeals announced today that a 3-judge panel has ruled in favor of Jefferson County Public Schools parents who argue that state law gives parents the right to send their children to neighborhood schools.  This ruling overturns a 2010 Jefferson Circuit Court ruling and...