Finally, A Bridge The Community Doesn’t Oppose

It’s more crowded than ever inside Metro Corrections so Mayor Fischer is bringing “geeks” in to fix the problem. Louisville Metro Corrections houses about 2,000 inmates most days in a facility designed to hold 1,800 people. [WDRB]

Jerry McCheese is scheduled to be on-hand with Greg Fischer for this morning’s Big Four Bridge Funtimes. Others in attendance: Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore, David Karem and David Tandy. Sounds like the party of a century. [Press Release]

The Big Four Bridge reopens on [today] at 11 a.m. as a pedestrian walkway and bikeway which connects Louisville and Jeffersonville. The Indiana approach isn’t finished yet, but the Kentucky side is and WHAS11 got an exclusive night tour. [WHAS11]

New Albany City Councilman Scott Blair won’t be seated on the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County Board of Directors because of his independent political party affiliation, board President Mark Seabrook confirmed Monday. [News & Tribune]

When things like this happen, you cannot expect things to improve in Kentucky. [Page One]

Increasingly, guns are claiming lives on the streets of Louisville. While the shootings are happening across the metro, in a pocket of west Louisville, shootings and killings have become a chronic problem in the African-American community. [WLKY]

Keeneland announced Wednesday that it had successfully bid to acquire the library of the defunct Thoroughbred Times magazine and its website. Assets of the bankrupt trade magazine, which closed abruptly in September, were recently auctioned online. [H-L]

Louisville Metro Police say teens abusing drugs are a problem and one that isn’t getting any better. [WAVE3]

Streetscape improvements began this week in the 500 block of South Fourth Street, part of an effort to revitalize the downtown corridor and attract more retail offerings. [Business First]

Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner says the state’s farmers and livestock producers would be big winners if Congress and President Obama can agree on immigration reform. [WFPL]

Operators of Rubbertown’s Carbide Industries plant might have prevented a major fire and explosion that killed two workers if they had taken smaller, previous blasts more seriously, a report by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has concluded. [C-J/AKN]