Rubbertown? Nothing To See, Just Move Along

Get the popcorn ready, ladies and meemaws! Louisville Metro Councilman David Yates, D-25, is raising ethics concerns about allegations that fellow Councilman Dan Johnson, D-21, made an offer to buy the historic Colonial Gardens property in the midst of a city funded feasibility study. [WFPL]

The Jefferson County Constable charged with shooting a woman in a Walmart parking lot is still deciding if he wants to take a plea deal. [FOX41/WDRB/Whatever]

Have you read about the University of Kentucky’s top medical guy, FrankenGangster? UK knew what it was getting when it hired him and did it anyway. [Page One]

Thousands of hot rods are in town for the annual Street Rod Nationals at the Kentucky Exposition Center. This marks the 15th consecutive year the city has hosted the event. [WAVE3]

Just in case you’re wondering how stupid people can get when it comes to ending animal abuse. Yep, those are the people running your country. [Wonkette]

An LMPD officer is credited with saving a shooting victim’s life. [WHAS11]

University Hospital is closing its sleep center, halting open-heart surgeries and limiting nonemergency outpatient services for uninsured patients to save about $2.5 million a year. The move comes amid financial struggles for the safety-net hospital, where almost a quarter of patients are uninsured people who can’t pay their bills. [C-J/AKN]

People in Lexington – and in Louisville – were super-excited to team up to express their hatred and willful ignorance for some deep fried chicken. [H-L]

When a Rubbertown plant was evacuated Wednesday morning, only a fraction of the surrounding area knew about the potentially dangerous reaction. [WLKY]

Here’s a somewhat interesting look at the way Greg Fischer has completely changed his personal story. He still claims to have been an entrepreneur (with daddy’s money) but now says he co-invented the ice machine. [Business First]

You’ve read us for several years and now you’ve got the chance to help create our new ad-free project. Your contribution can be public or private (but you have to tell us in writing that you want it to be public) – it’s up to you. [Our New Project]

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