Let’s Not Forget Democratic Involvement In Mess

They are the two new CEO’s of two of the largest area chamber of commerce organizations. Craig Richard, the CEO of Greater Louisville, Inc. and Wendy Chesser, CEO of One Southern Indiana. [WDRB]

A federal court has ruled that a Kentucky coal mine owes the government $1.67 million in fines for more than 1,200 safety violations over a six-year period. [C-J/AKN]

No, teevee people, Matthew Barzun is not a Louisville native. Let’s maybe try to get the story right every once in a while. [WHAS11]

A bipartisan nominating commission has recommended that Gov. Steve Beshear consider a state appeals court judge and two other lawyers for an open state Supreme Court seat in Northern Kentucky. What the paper won’t tell you is that the “timetable” is likely next Wednesday. [H-L]

Kentucky’s education commissioner isn’t backing down from his controversial labeling of Jefferson County’s failing schools. [WLKY]

It’s a big time pee alert moment. Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson was awarded the 2013 Public Leadership in Energy and Environmental Steward Award at an annual meeting of the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association in Washington, D.C. [WFPL]

The NuLu district east of downtown continues to grow with new boutiques, restaurants and cafes. Gill Holland, president of the NuLu Business Association, said growth in the area has ballooned in the last three years. [Business First]

The man accused of the rape and murder of a southern Indiana teen heard an earful as he was being led to a Clark County courtroom Thursday. [WAVE3]

The Clarksville Town Council gave the go-ahead to threaten fines against the owners of the former Colgate property for stormwater outflow issues. They could be fined up to $2,500 per day. [News & Tribune]

Alicia Pedreira has done right by Louisville and Kentucky and it’s a shame some religious extremists have cost taxpayers so much cash. [C-J/AKN]

Let’s talk about the Democrats responsible for HB 279 for a moment, folks. [Page One]