Louisville Wants To Be The Gun Death King

It’s Holiday Week so we’re on a limited post schedule. So here’s a pointless round-up.

The growing role of class in academic success has taken experts by surprise since it follows decades of equal opportunity efforts and counters racial trends, where differences have narrowed. It adds to fears over recent evidence suggesting that low-income Americans have lower chances of upward mobility than counterparts in Canada and Western Europe. [NY Times]

Another day, another gun death in Louisville. Homicide detectives spent the early hours of Christmas investigating a fatal shooting. [WDRB]

She was sick, tired and had Christmas and her 60th birthday looming this week, on back-to-back days. [C-J/AKN]

It’s snowing and that means you should avoid Kroger like the plague today. [WHAS11]

This week’s case came from Janice Purdy, a social worker at Hospice Palliative Care program. [H-L]

Okay, so it’s time for some positive Indiana-related news. Paoli Peaks is set to open on Sunday. [WAVE3]

According to the city, New Albany property owners considered to be protected by the flood levee are now considered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as secure from Ohio River flooding. [News & Tribune]

“Gannett” is not exactly a beloved thing to utter in Louisville these days. Especially not with former staffers of A Kentucky Newspaper. So they’ll probably love this latest mess. [CNN & Gannettblog]

As violence erupts in Louisville and across the nation, many reached for ways to express sympathy. [WLKY]

A Louisville lawmaker says she plans to re-introduce a bill during the upcoming legislative session to institute a statewide energy portfolio standard. [WFPL]

Preliminary holiday shopping data appears to show the slowest growth in spending since the 2008 recession. [Business First]

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