The Ohio River? What A Miserable Place To Die

Retailers now have the option to charge a checkout fee when you use your credit card. The new checkout fee would offset the fee retailers pay credit card processors. [WDRB]

A military veteran who was confronted by Louisville police last year at Mid City Mall has filed a lawsuit over the incident claiming he was wrongfully detained and assaulted by officers. [H-L]

The Floyd County Coroner has identified a woman’s body discovered on the Indiana shore of the Ohio River on Friday. [WHAS11]

House Education Committee Chairman Carl Rollins said Friday that arming teachers should be a last resort as Kentucky legislators consider ways to improve school security after last month’s deadly shooting in Newtown, Conn. [C-J/AKN]

Family and friends are still searching for answers after a Louisville man was murdered on Christmas Day. The body of Charles Fambrough, 20, was found on Portland Avenue near North 24th Street in the early hours of Christmas morning. [WAVE3]

Sales of new, single-family houses fell more than 7 percent nationwide in December from a month earlier, according to a news release from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. [Business First]

Local officials said a prime piece of property in west Louisville is ready to attract new jobs. [WLKY]

During the month of January, WFPL aired nine features on the issues posed in regulating toxic air emissions in Rubbertown—and the past, present and potential health concerns of residents. Here’s a collection of those stories. [WFPL]

Despite a request from Gov. Steve Beshear to put off redistricting until later this year, state House Speaker Greg Stumbo is moving forward with getting proposals on the divisive issue. [WTVQ]

Amendments to two bond resolutions were again approved by the Jeffersonville Redevelopment Commission. The bond resolutions were previously approved by the commission in December and updated the bond for the Falls Landing TIF to total $3.5 million, and for the Inner City Roads TIF, the bond amendment totaled $9.5 million. [News & Tribune]