Jeffersonville Mayor Officially A Political Disaster

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Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore defended the actions of the city’s police department after public concerns were raised about why department waited until a week after a second student had been sexually assaulted to notify parents of the recent attacks. [WDRB]

Mandy Connell takes her War on Christmas talking points directly from Pat Robertson. This time? The miserable atheists are trying to steal Christmas! [HuffPo]

Former McMahan Fire Chief Paul Barth will spend 41-months in a federal prison, for stealing nearly $200,000 meant for the WHAS Crusade for Children. [WHAS11]

Louisville Metro officials have scheduled a series of public meetings on cable-television service to help develop a “comprehensive needs assessment” as part of reaching a franchise agreement with Time Warner Cable. [C-J/AKN]

Way to go, Southern Indiana. A southern Indiana assistant principal resigned after being accused of shoplifting and stealing from a student. [WLKY]

A proposed settlement may mean lower rate increases by Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric. The utilities announced Monday that a unanimous settlement had been reached by the other companies and organizations involved in the rate case, such as the state attorney general’s office, which represents consumers. [H-L]

The Clark County Plan Commission gave its seal of approval for a zoning change on a parcel in Borden that, pending the appeal of the county commissioners, could lead to the opening of an arts center there. [News & Tribune]

The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors said that 1,141 homes were sold in the region in October, compared to 883 a year earlier. That’s an increase of 29 percent. [Business First]

It was upsetting news to some students and parents at Moore Traditional Middle School after finding out that weapons were found in two separate incidents at the school on Monday. [WAVE3]

More than 70 community gardens have sprouted up across Metro Louisville, producing food for families, restaurants, farmers’ markets and stores in areas that otherwise would have little access to fresh fruits and vegetables. But while community activists, neighborhood leaders and government officials are actively encouraging such efforts, there’s one problem — they’re not addressed under city land-use rules. [C-J/AKN]