There Are Some Terrible Southern Indiana Stories

Way to go, racist twits of Southern Indiana. Community members protested outside the school board headquarters in New Albany, Ind. Wednesday morning, saying school officials haven’t done enough to prevent racism. [WDRB]

The Louisville Metro Ethics Commission is expected to issue findings today on whether Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin violated metro ethics laws and should be removed from office. [C-J/AKN]

A horrific scene unfolded late Wednesday afternoon in New Albany. Three bodies were found in Falling Run Creek in Binford Park, two of them were children. [WHAS11]

If aging is not for sissies, that’s especially true if you’re homeless. You can be on your feet for hours, forced to sleep in the frigid cold, or seriously ill with no place to go. [NPR]

An emergency hearing was held Wednesday on new accusations against convicted murderer Joseph Banis. His former boyfriend and co-defendant, Jeffrey Mundt, claims Banis is tampering with evidence from behind bars. [WAVE3]

A man has died in Louisville where he was hit by a train as he walked on railroad tracks. [WKYT]

A Hardin County woman admitted to detectives that she killed her grandmother and then dumped her body into a trash can. [WLKY]

Jefferson County Public Schools officials said Tuesday they support the state’s newly passed bill that allows districts to raise the dropout age to 18 and will seek a school board vote in less than two weeks. [C-J/AKN]

Louisville probably needs something like this, as well. Mayor Jim Gray announced an anti-litter campaign Wednesday, urging citizens to pick up anything from cigarette butts to plastic milk jugs. The campaign, “Pick it up, Lexington,” embraces a three-prong approach of education, enforcement and prevention in an effort to reduce littering. [H-L]

Few places in the United States are studying the stages of aging, market trends and housing more intently than Louisville. [Business First]

State auditors are calling for former New Albany Mayor Doug England to reimburse the city for expenses related to executive orders and decisions he made in 2011, but he insisted Wednesday the charges are misguided. [News & Tribune]