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Really, They Were Shocked Over Tree Removal?

April 2nd, 2013 by admin · 1 Comment

Metro Council woman Barbara Shanklin is fighting to clear her name. Monday afternoon her attorney filed an appeal to the ethic complaint against her. [WDRB]

New details about one of Mississippi’s most infamous murders are coming to light — more than a half-century later. The death of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black boy who allegedly whistled at a white woman, helped spark the civil rights movement. [NPR]

Almost two months after the Big Four Bridge opened, officials say they are still having issues with people not picking up after their pets. [WHAS11]

What planet is Steve Beshear on right now when it comes to Frankfort and pension “reform”? [Page One]

Two men who Louisville Metro Police say fired shots at an apartment complex could face charges. [WAVE3]

Doesn’t this hot mess of a judge remind you of a local judicial disaster? Family Court Judge William Watkins III has got a pretty bad temper. He’s been known to yell at litigants in his courtroom, as well as on one occasion, calling a woman seeking a protective order “stupid.” [Gawker]

The University of Kentucky violated the state Open Records Act by refusing to release documents about surgeries at Kentucky Children’s Hospital, the state attorney general’s office has ruled. [John Cheves]

More information is expected this week about the human skeletal remains found near a Jeffersonville church. [WLKY]

Under a new proposal, Louisville Metro Government would bill neighborhood groups approximately $3,000 to hold zoning hearings in their affected communities. [WFPL]

Louisville-based Blue Equity LLC has entered a management agreement with Louisville-based Industrial Services of America Inc. [Business First]

The Court of Appeals of Indiana has affirmed a trial court’s judgment against the Clark County Board of Aviation Commissioners — and by extension, the county — in a case stemming from a 2009 eminent domain action for the expansion of Clark County Regional Airport. [News & Tribune]

After decades of endeavoring to protect the forested Wolf Pen Branch Road area near U.S. 42 and Prospect, the Wolf Pen Preservation Association was shocked when hundreds of trees were taken out recently for the start of preliminary work on the new eastern bridge across the Ohio River. [C-J/AKN]

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  • 1 jtt // Apr 2, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Had to laugh about the tree story, it didn’t occur to them that so many trees would be removed? Why not? It’s always been clear that you have to remove trees and that the roadway would need a wide swath, not just for the road itself, but for the shoulders and equipment needed to do the building. And once they start digging into the ground to lay the foundation for the roadway – tree roots would be cut and THOSE trees would likely die as well. They probably thing they will be able to dig a tunnel and not hurt the trees overhead too. Sheesh …..

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