LWC’s Budget Sucks So You Have To Pay For It

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A garage full of marijuana and piles of cash are discovered in an Okolona home. [WDRB]

Jefferson Circuit Judge Frederic Cowan ruled last week that Louisville Metro Government, the Louisville Zoo and the zoo’s foundation are immune from a lawsuit brought by five victims of the 2009 train ride derailment, but that the lawsuit against seven individual zoo employees can proceed. [C-J/AKN]

Of course Fred Cowan ruled that Metro Government isn’t liable for something it caused or allowed to happen. We all know Possibility City could never take responsibility for anything, ever. At least Metro is on the hook for its employees being sued. [WHAS11]

Chicago’s Black Belt area, on the historic South Side, was once a hub for jazz, blues, and literature, but today is riddled with vacant lots, poverty, and blight. Now, a new plan envisions the area as a thriving urban farm district. [Grist]

Please try not roll your eyes too hard as you review this story about what Greg Fischer says the future holds for Louisville. [WLKY]

Religious leaders and others from across the Louisville area will hold their annual Hunger Walk and vigil on Wednesday evening. [WFPL]

Property owners concerned about how to detect and stop meth labs attended a training session. The McMahan Fire District and Louisville Metro Police Department held a training program for apartment communities and hotels Tuesday to discuss the growing methamphetamine problem. [WAVE3]

Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse gases blamed for climate change hit a new record in 2011, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin on Tuesday. [HuffPo]

Falling usage at the Louisville Water Company means its budget sucks and you have to pay for it. The Board of Water Works approved a 2013 budget Tuesday that includes a 3.75 percent rate increase, effective Jan. 1. [Business First]

Louisville needs to learn to spend better rather than tax better. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said Tuesday that he would support a 1 percent increase in the city tax on insurance premiums to provide an on-going source of revenue to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund if the Metro Council supports it. And that is unlikely. [C-J/AKN]

Did you know that people in New Albany are freaking out over their parks system? All three Floyd County Commissioners, along with Director of County Operations Don Lopp, met with New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan and his two attorneys, Shane Gibson and Stan Robison, Tuesday night in executive session. [News & Tribune]

Fares Farm, breeder of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, announced Tuesday it will sell all its Thoroughbred breeding and racing stock at Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale. [H-L]

6 thoughts on “LWC’s Budget Sucks So You Have To Pay For It

  1. …And convicted felon Paul Barth paid $266,000 for a new Barbourmeade area house last month, while his Hikes Point house/hotel remains unsold & he has failed so far to come up with the $200,000 restitution that he owes the Crusade for Children. (Per the C-J)

  2. News media reporting that Fla. condo has been sold, & Frolio’s is back in original owner’s name?!?
    If his mom had a significant ownership interest in the condo, is she still “eligible” for Public Housing?

  3. Two things.
    1. I’ve been to Frolio’s one time and will never go back it sucked so bad. Now I know why.
    2. Are people taking less baths, ’cause something sure does stink about the loan they made to the City out of the $26 million nest egg they’ve been sitting on, but, gee, they still need a rate increase.

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