Ethics? At Metro Council? Let’s Hold Our Breath

Hundreds of people lined up yesterday, to remember former Metro councilwoman Judy Green. It was standing room only at St. Stephen Church. [WDRB]

Wondering how Louisville’s inner circle works? Then you’ll want to read this story. Involves Nana Lampton, Keith Runyon, horses, art, potentially embarrassing regulatory reports, alleged misuse of corporate funds. [C-J/AKN]

After less than two hours of deliberations, a Clark County jury found Edward “Dale” Bagshaw guilty of murdering his wife Kelly. [WHAS11]

When it comes to inaugural festivities in the nation’s capitol, the Kentucky Society’s Bluegrass Ball is a standout event. [H-L]

This sort of thing wouldn’t have been necessary if Lynn Winter hadn’t gone off the deep end. That a disaster that entire story has turned out to be. [WLKY]

Sick animals got a little boost from some elementary students who want them to get better. Maple Elementary School’s student council presented a check for $116.80 to the J.B. Ogle Animal Shelter on Thursday. [News & Tribune]

An outgoing city commissioner in Frankfort ripped some new you-know-whats over corruption and the general good old boy system that permeates Kentucky. [Page One]

A Jeffersontown hotel became the scene of a wild drug bust involving three Cuban nationals. “All of them had criminal backgrounds and criminal histories,” said Jeffersontown Police Major Ken Hatmaker. [WAVE3]

NAACP President Raoul Cunningham has been involved with civil rights since he was a 14-year-old activist protesting against Jim Crow in downtown Louisville. But Cunningham says that in 2013 there are still many pertinent issues and some will be before the Supreme Court this year. [WFPL]

Hospital system consolidation could result in inflation, according to a report from consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal Holdings LLC. [Business First]

President Obama’s most trusted fundraiser is expected to beat Vogue’s Anna Wintour to the top ambassadorial appointment in the gift of the White House. Harvard-educated Matthew Barzun is now widely said to be favoured over the formidable fashion magazine queen to become the next Ambassador to the Court of St James’s — as the London post is officially known. [London Evening Standard]

Months after Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin walked out of a city Ethics Commission hearing rather than answer questions, the Metro Council intends to ask the General Assembly to give the commission subpoena power. [C-J/AKN]

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