How Not To Get Back At Your Former Employer

An enraged (?) former television station employee in Terre Haute decided to shoot the place up:

Indiana officials are investigating an early morning shooting at a news station.

Employees at the NBC affiliate in Terre Haute say they heard gunshots outside the building around 4 o’clock Saturday morning.

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Luckily, no one was hurt.

Police have charged this man — Kenneth Bolinger — with criminal recklessness and criminal mischief.

Bolinger is a former employee of the station.

Just a couple days before the incident? He posted this:


Eeeeep.

Here’s hoping the guy gets the mental help he needs.

And The Grease Bucket Walls Come Tumbling Down

A new report says the air we breathe is among the dirtiest in the country — but another says the air quality is better now than ever before. [FOX41]

Local residents acknowledged the benefit the east-end bridge will provide to the region for the planned Ohio River Bridges Project, but called to stop the construction and the use of tolls on the planned downtown bridge. [News & Tribune]

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Steve Beshear’s crew are still withholding child-abuse death records. So much for promised transparency. [H-L]

How can you know there’s a loaded gun within reach of a three-year-old and leave it available for them to play with? And how stupid do you feel when that child kills its 18-month-old sibling? Come on, people, how many times does this have to happen? [WAVE3]

Police say human remains found in a southern Indiana man’s backyard have been identified as a woman who has been missing for about a month. [WKYT]

Really, way to go, Nawbny, with your death and murder and bodies buried in the back yard and such. [84WHAS]

Cannons Lane was shut down in both directions at I-64 Sunday evening after shots were fired at an officer during a police pursuit. You can’t even go to St. Matthews these days without getting shot. [WHAS11]

This guy in Indiana has felony convictions for lying about his voter registration. Meanwhile, Democrats in Frankfort like Ruth Ann Palumbo aren’t even questioned about their illegal registrations. [WFPL]

The Kentucky Derby’s annual running on the first Saturday in May provides a lesson, of sorts, in economics. [Business First]

WHEN WILL THE KILLING STOP? This is out-of-control crazy. Come on, Louisville, stop killing each other. [WLKY]

The former general manager of the KFC Yum! Center has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the Kentucky State Fair Board, claiming he was fired over statements he made to a consultant reviewing that arena’s operations that were critical of fair board president Harold Workman. [C-J/AKN]

John Yarmuth On Veterans Health And Safety

Here’s John Yarmuth discussing veterans’ health and safety:




“By freezing regulations arbitrarily, Congress would be unable to provide any new benefits for our veterans and service members – benefits they were promised and have more than earned,” Yarmuth said.

“Over the next five years, more than one million veterans will come home. I do not believe that anyone here can argue in good faith that just because the economy has yet to fully recover, members of the military and veterans are not entitled to the best and most current health care,” Yarmuth told the committee. “They deserve far better than this.”

Kentucky Supreme Court: City Employees Can’t Be Considered Whistleblowers

Wow, the Kentucky Supreme Court strikes again.

According to them, cities are not “employers” under the Whistleblower Act and employees are not protected.

Here’s a taste:

The Court of Appeals affirmed, concluding that cities are not “employers” under the Whistleblower Act, and therefore are not subject to it. We granted discretionary review and, because we agree that cities are not “employers” under the Whistleblower Act, we affirm.

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In sum, we wold that cities are not political subdivisions under Kentucky’s Whistleblower Act, and city employees are therefore not protected by the Act. Accordingly, we affirm the judgment of the Court of Appeals.

All sitting. All concur.

And just like that, your eyes rolled back in your head.

Click here (Warning: PDF Link) to read the entire opinion.

Kentucky’s legislature needs to take action to stop this mess. It’s a disaster for public employees everywhere.

Possibility City’s Super-Compassionate These Days

Police are cracking down on human trafficking in Louisville. Something you probably didn’t know was an issue. [FOX41]

You’ll probably want to read this story about the poorest county in America celebrating prom. Yes, it’s in Kentucky. [HuffPo]

Really, Greg? We’re going to keep talking about what a compassionate city Louisville is while people are murdered left and right? Doesn’t matter that they’re homeless or that they’re living in a homeless camp in Clifton. [WAVE3]

You’ll definitely want to read this story about how “Proud Appalachians” live without running water or power. [Daily Mail]

More problems for Greg Fischer’s Metro Public Works. Let’s just go ahead and assume this, too, will be swept under the rug. Possibility City! [WHAS11]

Tennessee proves it’s way more backwater than Kentucky. The governor there just signed a “saggy pants” bill. [WKYT]

Looks like that ugly ass clock is going to be moved downtown this weekend. Just in time for out-of-towners to gag themselves while looking at it. [C-J/AKN]

What was that, again, about pretending Louisville’s water is the best in the country? Seems the Water Company is constantly trying to beautify the problems with its system. From random dissolved solids spikes to freakish lead levels, it continues to happen. Only makes sense that the city would merge the LWC with MSD. Birds of a feather. [WFPL]

KFC was ordered to pay $8.3 million to an Australian family for salmonella poisoning. [HuffPo]

Police say the death of a woman found in her Eastern Louisville home is “odd.” [WLKY]

Here’s your chance to win a copy of The Kentucky Derby. It’s all about the Run for the Roses becoming America’s premier sporting event. [Page One]