Indiana Wins The Award For Worst News Week

New information in the murder of a 17-year-old Clarksville teenager. Clark County prosecutor Jeremy Mull tells WDRB that the teen was sexually assaulted before she was murdered. [WDRB]

The state could proceed to write regulations that would enforce toll collections on the Ohio River Bridges Project under a bill passed by the House on Friday. [C-J/AKN]

It is the sound of progress and improvement designed to improve the road along South Fourth Street. For business owners that look out at it every day, it’s damaging their bottom line as it goes on. [WHAS11]

You won’t read much about this tornado damage that actually happened in Kentucky because the local press believes Louisville is part of Indiana. Their lives are delineated by a great divide: Before the tornado, and after the tornado. Yet survivors of the storms that tore through Eastern and Southern Kentucky on March 2, 2012, causing 25 deaths and millions of dollars in damages, have refused to allow personal tragedies to define their lives. [H-L]

Why do local teevee outlets always put their gay reporters on stories involving gay people? Prosecutors presented evidence Friday morning linking Joseph Banis and Jeffrey Mundt to the scene of the 2009 killing of 37-year-old James Carroll. [WLKY]

What the living hell is wrong with people?! The Logan County Sheriff’s Department, along with the Logan County Humane Society and Logan County Animal Control, took into custody 26 dogs from an Olmstead home Friday morning that appeared to be severely neglected. [News Democrat Leader]

Clarksville Police Chief Mark Palmer, said a white female was found dead inside her apartment early Saturday morning and he is ruling the case a homicide. [WAVE3]

Advocates for protections against domestic violence hugged and even shed some tears Thursday morning after a Kentucky Senate committee passed a measure to extend protections to dating couples. It’s the first time that the proposal has made it out of committee. [H-L]

This probably isn’t a ton of fun for Yum! Brands this week. Horse meat has been found in beef products at Taco Bell restaurants in Britain. [Business First]

The White House is coming under pressure from liberal Democrats in the House and Senate to press for a minimum wage hike as high as $10.10. [The Hill]

Floyd County Auditor Darin Coddington announced Friday he will resign his post effective May 3. In a prepared statement, Coddington cites personal reasons for the decision. [News & Tribune]

We hear Brent Ackerson may have an ulterior motive for leading this fight. The Louisville Metro Council voted 16-7 Thursday evening to overturn a recommendation of metro zoning officials and keep intact residential zoning on two adjoining tracts at 2813-15 Breckenridge Lane. [C-J/AKN]

3 thoughts on “Indiana Wins The Award For Worst News Week

  1. Besides being a horrific, disgusting story of “man’s inhumanity to man,” it can also be a “tool” to indict the entire gay community. It has to be very uncomfortable, if not embarrassing, for a gay reporter to have to publicly address the many deviant & criminal issues involved in the Carroll murder case. On the other hand, maybe his sensitivity makes him more objective?

  2. Clearly more objective but doesn’t change the reality that every station in town does this when there’s a gay story or a gay crime.

    To be fair, it’s not just WLKY doing it. It’s every station in town except WDRB in the PJTE (Post-Julie Tam Era). WAVE being the worst now that WHAS has new management.

  3. The story of the two men killing another man and burying him in the basement is horrific. Can you imagine a police officer having to see the body in the container? I guess the gayness of the story was lost on me, I guess I was so grossed out by the crime all I care about is that we caught them and are holding them accountable. I must be getting old but I didn’t know that the reporters that covered the stories were all gay. I think people have just accepted that it is none of their business what sexual orgin someone is. I would have never put the gay crime, gay reporter thing together.

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