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There’s A Whole Lot Of Possibility City Today

July 5th, 2012 by jake · 4 Comments

This will lead to much more serious pension problems for the City of Louisville and Jefferson County Public Schools. U.S. states and localities have run up more than $2 trillion of unfunded pension liabilities, Moody’s Investors Service said on Monday, citing data on plans offered by 8,500 local governments and over 14,000 individual entities. [Reuters]

The crack of a baseball bat. A vendor yelling “cold beer here!” A roaring crowd on a hot July night. Those are the sounds associated with the ballpark and America’s past time. They are also the sounds many people take for granted. Imagine watching a baseball in silence. [FOX41]

This story won’t make animal advocates very happy. A 16-year-old boy was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital on the Fourth of July after a pit bull bit him in the groin. [H-L]

Prescription pills, prostitution and theft are among the illegal activities an organized crime ring was allegedly involved with in Louisville. [WAVE3]

You can’t even go to a hotel in Jeffersontown these days without risking being blown up by a meth lab. [C-J/AKN]

The drama with the Avalon-Clements guy is getting crazier in the local teevee world. Now former employees are concerned that they were shorted on their final paychecks. [WHAS11]

You should probably read this story about the Stockton, California bankruptcy. The city manager refers to its retirement plan as a Ponzi Scheme. It’ll make Louisville Metro Government folks a bit anxious. [HuffPo]

The Garden of Angels memorial is part of an effort to remember young homicide victims. It is set to be formally unveiled next week. [WLKY]

What? Jeffersonville still smells like poop? In the past three months, Jeffersonville has had eight combined sewer overflows. [WFPL]

The Netherlands-based financial and insurance giant that commissioned the Aegon Center in downtown Louisville in 1992 is moving its local operations to the East End with a fraction of its initial staff. [Business First]

Tags: Bad Behavior · Dining · Dogs · Downtown · Indiana · JCPS · Jeffersontown · Metro Government · Youth

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 thistownneedsanenema // Jul 5, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Does anyone really belive Larry Clark’s Letter to the Editor about Fischy’s cuts to QCCT? Especially when he backed Fischy and just received a nice shiny award from UofL.

  • 2 jack // Jul 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    The state has to do away with 20 and out with full pension and benefits. Or one could retire after twenty years and not recieve benefits until age 65. The results from kickbacks and corruption from previous administrations are sinking the state.

  • 3 Studs Turkle // Jul 5, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    The only people who receive a 20 and out benefit are police and firefighters. The rest of the municipal employees are on a system that takes into account their age and time in service to calculate their pension benefit. However, unless an employee has 27+ years of service they do not receive a full pension benefit.

    Good luck stripping that 20 and out benefit away. The police union rolled Abramson and this is a “Law and Order” state.

  • 4 E // Jul 5, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Wondering if Aegon’s move is in any way related to the special taxing district for the downtown arena ?

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