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]

4 thoughts on “How Excited Are You For The MSD-Water Merger?

  1. I applaud congress for taking on the gun issue. Here in Kentucky 75% of the suicide deaths happen by gun.

    Yes I have been told numerous times that guns don’t kill, people do. But having access to a gun at a time when someone is struggling with a mental health issue is not a good choice. The vast majority who attempt and survive realize that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Rarely is there a second chance when a gun is used.

    In Louisville in 2012 there were 114 suicide deaths. That is an average of 2 a day. Limiting the access to the means will help lower the number of deaths.

    We also must step up educating the community on recognizing when someone is in a mental health crisis and what to do to help that person get the help they need.

    Suicide is a health issue. Sadly, there is no information on the Metro Public Health home page on what to do if some one is in Crisis.

    If you know someone crisis call the Lifeline. 1-800-273-TALK 1-800-273-8255 The person answering the phone can help you get your friend or love one the help they need

  2. 114 suicide deaths in Louisville is an average of 2 each week, not 2 a day. That still is way too many. In fact, one is too many!

  3. If the “guns don’t kill people” argument stands up to logic, then why not give everyone a nuclear warhead? After all, nuclear warheads don’t kill people . . . unless you were unlucky enough to be in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, or Nagasaki 3 days later.

  4. For the record those were atomic weapons. But j get your argument. However given that the use of those weapons arguably save tens of thousands of US servicemens lives and to force and to a horrendously violent conflict, the end may have justified the means.

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