New Albany Library Deserves Major Praise For That

The Louisville Free Public Library should also do this. The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is partnering with the Dare to Care Food Bank to collect food items for distribution to the needy in Floyd County. [News & Tribune]

Cincinnati restaurateur Jeff Ruby, a spectator at Drew Peterson’s murder trial, has been thrown out of the Joliet courtroom after mouthing an expletive at the former Illinois police officer. [WHAS11]

Turns out that Southern Indiana doesn’t hate the gays. The New Albany City Council adopted a non-discrimination ordinance earlier this summer and created a human-rights commission to help enforce the measure. [C-J/AKN]

The Food and Drug Administration has identified a southern Indiana farm that produces cantaloupes linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak and says the operation has recalled its melons. [WLKY]

Love them or hate them, this is common sense. Wearing a shirt made of hemp he bought online from Canada, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul joined state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer Thursday in promoting industrial hemp. [H-L]

Mayor Greg Fischer’s office has released the findings of a review of grant funds given to local nonprofits. Seven groups haven’t documented their grant spending. They are: Derby City Baseball, First Congregation Methodist Church, Family Healing Inc., LIFE Institute, New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, Women of Vision and Purpose, 100 Black Men of Louisville. [WFPL]

Gov. Steve Beshear recently sent a letter urging the Kentucky State Fair Board to decide what will become of the property that was once occupied by Kentucky Kingdom. Although developer Ed Hart — who originally operated Kentucky Kingdom before Six Flags took over — has submitted a second proposal, Fair Board President and CEO Harold Workman says he can’t discuss it until other proposals have been received. [WDRB]

The latest housing data compiled by Re/Max of Indiana shows strong sales in the Southern Indiana market in July with 250 homes being sold, a nearly 22 percent increase over the 205 sold in July 2011. [Business First]

A family plans to sue the city of Jeffersonville for demolishing an old building that housed thousands of dollars worth of their possession inside. [WAVE3]

Bill Clinton is appearing in a new television spot for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign. Like the rest, this one won’t be airing in Kentucky. [Page One]

Have you see those dumb billboards that stereotype women? Here’s a story about it. [Louisville Cardinal]

1 thought on “New Albany Library Deserves Major Praise For That

  1. Those “sensitive” billboards: Actually, rather than connoting “caring” or “perceptive,” that adjective nearly always puts me in the frame of mind that the user is carefully selecting a word to describe or “excuse” their gay son or another gay male.

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