Barbara Shanklin Costing Taxpayers Out The Rear

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One of the biggest events in horse racing — the Breeder’s Cup — was this weekend in California. But WDRB has learned there’s some doubt over whether the race will return to Churchill Downs. [WDRB]

What a great way to waste taxpayer dollars. A Jefferson Circuit Court judge is allowing state Senate candidate Chris Thieneman to stay on the ballot through next week’s election but has ordered that the election results not be certified before he can obtain further information about where Thieneman actually lives. [C-J/AKN]

Jefferson Community and Technical College and Jefferson County Public Schools have temporarily suspended their joint Aviation Maintenance Technology program based at The Academy at Shawnee, following a Federal Aviation Administration inspection in October. [WHAS11]

State Senate candidate Chris Thieneman says he is an eligible resident of the 37th District, despite a lawsuit that calls his residency into question. [WFPL]

Jefferson County constable David Whitlock and Walmart are now named in a lawsuit filed on behalf of Tammie and Pedro Ortiz. A year ago this month, Whitlock shot Tammie Ortiz as she was leaving the Walmart store in southwest Jefferson County. [WLKY]

Let’s stop pretending this hasn’t happened in Louisville. The city of Rye, nestled along the scenic Long Island Sound in affluent Westchester County, N.Y., represents the best of suburban living. Sprawling mansions perch atop rolling hills. Children attend top-notch schools. Residents browse tony boutiques and sun themselves on café patios in a downtown that manages to be both quaint and chic. [ProPublica]

The Kentucky Public Service Commission will hold public meetings this month in Louisville, Lexington and Harlan concerning requests for rate increases by the Kentucky Utilities Co. and Louisville Gas & Electric Co. [Business First]

Crews are continuing efforts to move tanker cars near a chemical fire at the site of a train derailment in Louisville. [H-L]

Support continues to pour in by the truckload, including food, water, and warm clothes, to devastated communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. Thanks to a group from Louisville, a town in New Jersey now has some much needed necessities. [WAVE3]

Obama’s America—one that progresses, however falteringly, toward social justice, tolerance, and equality—represents the future that this country deserves. [New Yorker]

Barbara Shanklin is a flipping disaster and she’s costing Louisville an arm and a leg. $50,000 for her attorney plus taxpayer dollars for a laptop, projector and even a cake mixer. [Dan Klepal Here & Here]

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