Kristina Goetz

Kristina Goetz

Kristina Goetz's investigative work has exposed drug pipelines, uncovered police corruption and targeted wasteful government spending. Goetz, a native of Owensboro, has worked for The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Commercial-Appeal in Memphis and the Arizona Republic. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and received her master's degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Recent Stories

Fired University of Louisville Executive Sues School, Alleges Retaliation

A former top administrator at the University of Louisville has filed suit against the school’s board of trustees, alleging he was fired because he spoke out about health insurance bidding issues and racial discrimination of employees. According to a complaint filed Tuesday in Jefferson County Circuit Court, Sam Connally, former vice president for human resources, claims the university violated Kentucky’s whistleblower statute and the state’s civil rights act. An attorney hired by the university, however, determined in December that Connally’s claims were without merit. Connally alleges that Provost Shirley Willihnganz retaliated against him because he complained that Humana Inc. received an unfair advantage in the bidding process for university health insurance. Connally alleges the school was planning to solicit David Jones, Sr., Humana’s founder, for a $10 million gift to U of L’s capital campaign. Continue Reading →

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Bill to Regulate Indiana Animal Exhibitors and Dealers Dies in Committee

Federally-licensed exhibitors and dealers of dangerous animals in Indiana won’t be subject to additional state regulations.

A legislative proposal that would have required certain animal owners to apply for a state license and submit to annual inspections was voted down this week by Indiana’s Senate Natural Resources Committee. The proposal centered on owners of Class III animals, such as wolves, bears and big cats. Continue Reading →

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Oversight of Indiana Tiger Exhibit Big on Growl, Light on Teeth

A KyCIR investigation found that a Louisville-area nonprofit that houses wild animals has a troubled record; that state and federal officials have done little to address complaints; and the handling of lions and other exotic animals is potentially putting the public’s safety at risk. Continue Reading →

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