Murder Spike? What Murder Rate? Possibility City!

Greg Fischer has even more ammo to fire Mike Heitz. More and more problems for the city. And he continues to ignore the disaster that is Metro Parks leadership. (No, we’re not ignoring LMAS and other agencies). [WAVE3]

Homicides in Jefferson County soared 28 percent in 2012, claiming 69 victims through Sunday — the first increase since 2007 and a grim reflection of a violent span that saw a high-profile triple shooting in May and three deaths around the Christmas holiday. [C-J/AKN]

It was Thursday, May 17, when three people were killed and three more injured in a pair of shootings in the west Louisville neighborhood of Parkland. In one of them, a woman allegedly shot and killed another while police and dozens of others were on the scene of a previous shooting that involved their family members. [WHAS11]

How’s the local law enforcement community discussing the murder rate spike in Louisville? [LMPD]

An employee of Red Carpet Liquors in Jeffersonville was shot during an attempted robbery Saturday night. [News & Tribune]

[Lexington] ministers will hold a memorial service in downtown Lexington on Saturday for the 28 children and adults shot in Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14. The memorial in Triangle Park will take place at the same time as the Lexington Gun and Knife Show across the street in the Lexington Convention Center, said Rev. Woody Berry, pastor of Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church. [H-L]

Red Carpet Liquors is normally closed on Sundays. But it’s unclear when the Jeffersonville store will reopen after a robbery Saturday night ended with the clerk being shot three times. [WDRB]

Though Time Warner Cable Inc. had warned of dropping TV channels with low viewership, the company has agreed to extend some carriage past the Dec. 31 deadline for renewal. [Business First]

The average temperature at Louisville International Airport in 2012 was 61 degrees, making it the hottest year in Louisville’s history, the National Weather Service said Monday. [C-J/AKN]

Some Jefferson County residents are eligible to get help with their heating bills. Appointments are being made for the crisis phase of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. [WLKY]

Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth says reauthorizing the expired No Child Left Behind Act should be a priority of the incoming Congress. [WFPL]

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4 thoughts on “Murder Spike? What Murder Rate? Possibility City!

  1. I only hope the LMPD web site is not an indication of the quality of our officers. Misspellings, poor grammar, slurs, name calling….

  2. I’ve followed the LMPD site off & on for several years. One does NOT have to be an officer nor LMPD employee to participate in the forums. Participants also include former and/or retired members of that dept. as well as the 2 separate city & county depts – along with some wannabees.

  3. It’s my opinion. there is a big lack of leadership in Metro Parks. cronyism is common place. why Fischer has any confidence in his park leadership (Mike Heitz ,Marty Storch) is beyond me. something I guess I will never be able to figure out. both men have done a very good job of filling and creating positions for their friends. especially in golf.

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