If you'd like to have an alternative to the traditional news outlets, check out the LEO. You can find the Louisville Eccentric Observer in a number of locations around town, like locally owned restaurants, bars and coffee shops, and best of all - it's free!
The LEO provides editorial commentary on local and national news, as well as stories about local art, music and human interest topics. It has a very intelligent look at events that matter, plus a fun focus on "what's going on" in the Louisville area.
There's always a listing of live music coming up for the weekend, restaurants to try, etc.