Jerry Abramson Actually Wasted A Year On That

A man described as a person of interest in a burglary investigation has died during a police-involved standoff in Radcliff, Ky. [WDRB]

Greater Louisville Inc., the metro chamber of commerce, will host trips to Turkey and Brazil for both members and nonmembers in 2013. [Business First]

A Louisville woman remains hospitalized after a terrible crash on Brownsboro Road involving a Jefferson County Public Schools bus earlier this month. Now police have released the 911 calls made just moments after the crash. [WHAS11]

Jefferson District Court’s chief judge has declined to say what judges decided to do in response to a letter in which Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell urged them stop what he called “disingenuous maneuvering” by defense lawyers in drunken-driving cases. [C-J/AKN]

A new prosecutor has taken over the case of a Louisville man accused of killing a Sullivan University student. The July trial date can’t come quickly enough. [WLKY]

Senate Republicans said Wednesday that they have enough votes to pass a sweeping overhaul of Kentucky’s pension system for state and local government workers. [Bluegrass Politics]

Calls to have a list of ongoing and potential projects presented to Jeffersonville’s Redevelopment Commission came to fruition Tuesday. [News & Tribune]

Law abiding immigrant workers may have a better chance at becoming U.S. citizens under President Barack Obama’s plan. Every year, hundreds of licensed immigrants work on the backside of Churchill Downs and would benefit from portions of the President’s proposal. [WAVE3]

One year after President Obama launched a new task force to investigate fraud during the subprime mortgage crisis, a co-chair of the group says a desire is now growing among prosecutors for a more aggressive response to the meltdown. Don’t bother asking where Jack Conway has been on this. [PBS]

The head of Kentucky’s Blue Ribbon Tax Commission says he thinks the prospects for tax reform are good — but they’re unlikely to be approved during the current legislative session. Quick, everybody act surprised that Jerry Abramson has pat-a-caking something else! [WFPL]

Take a moment to let it all sink in as you realize no pension legislation like this will ever see the light of day in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. [Page One]

Scott Steps Up: Rest Of The Critters Should, Too

Tomorrow, Councilwoman Attica Scott will assist Meals on Wheels delivering food to families in District 1 from 10:30 to 12:30.

“It is important to get out and stay in touch with those people who are home bound or may not have an easy time getting around on their own,” says Scott. “It is also good to be around volunteers who have a sense of duty to the community and enjoy helping other people.”

She’s setting a good example with nearly everything she touches (save the liquor/convenience store silliness) and every other member of the council should take note.

How Excited Are You For The MSD-Water Merger?

The effort to merge MSD and the Water Company is getting bigger and bigger. It’s only a matter of time until you’re spending even more money on the two services. [WHAS11]

The number of construction jobs in the Louisville metropolitan statistical area declined by 3.5 percent from December 2011 to December 2012, according to a new analysis of U.S. Department of Labor statistics by the construction trade group Associated General Contractors of America. [Business First]

A long-term effort to save energy on the University of Louisville’s campus is surpassing its goals. [WDRB]

A new study says the heat that’s released from buildings and transportation in major urban areas can affect the temperature in cities far away. [WFPL]

A Hardin County father originally charged with manslaughter in the death of his 1-month old son has now been indicted for murder. [WLKY]

The state will dramatically cut child care assistance to low income families and will pay no new subsidies to relatives raising abused or neglected children beginning in April, state officials announced Tuesday. [H-L]

Some gross sex theater in Southern Indiana is in trouble for having glory holes in its walls. And for perverts doing things in a theater or something. [WAVE3]

The three New Albany City Council members that lost their health insurance have filed a lawsuit seeking to have the coverage restored. [News & Tribune]

Things that do not go well with running for the United States Senate: divorcing your husband. Especially when you spend half your life tweeting about how great your marriage is. [WLKY]

The opening of the Big Four Bridge cross-river pathway has been delayed until next week, as workers finish installation of benches and other features. [C-J/AKN]

Six weeks after the massacre of 26 people at a Connecticut school ignited new calls to fight gun-related violence, the issue reaches the U.S. Congress on Wednesday amid questions about whether lawmakers will be able to agree on significant legislation. [Reuters]