Possibility City Doesn’t Care About Its West End

You won’t want to miss the first part in our multi-part series about Shawn Reilly and Progress Kentucky. It’s the story behind the story that sheds light on a familiar history, one that Democrats didn’t see coming. [Page One]

From couches and cribs to family photos and personal bills, trash continues to line alleys and yards in the West End. [WDRB]

Support for gay marriage is on the rise nationally but it’s going to be a long time before Kentucky voters get behind it. Only 27% of voters in the state think it should be legal, compared to 65% who think it should be illegal. Even among Democrats there’s still 37/54 opposition. [PPP]

When the Fairdale Library opened last spring, the multi-million dollar building was the pride of South Louisville. But less than a year later, it’s already been hit by vandals. Thousands of dollars in damage has been done. [WHAS11]

From a White House release yesterday: Yesterday, President Obama called Rick Pitino to congratulate him and the University of Louisville men’s basketball team on their 2013 NCAA championship victory. The President told Coach Pitino that it was an exciting game to watch and that he’s built quite an impressive team over the last few years. The President congratulated Coach Pitino on his recent induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame and said that he and the First Lady were very proud of Kevin Ware and the way he handled his injury with grace. The President told Coach Pitino that he looks forward to congratulating the team in person at the White House. [Press Release]

One man is behind bars in connection to a deadly shooting at the Beecher Terrace Housing Complex, but he is not charged with murder. [WLKY]

Metro Council is considering allowing about 300 Jefferson County restaurants licensed to sell alcohol by the drink on Sunday to offer customers a drink starting at 11 a.m., instead of waiting until 1 p.m. [C-J/AKN]

It is beyond sad that no one is surprised by this story. A Jefferson County Public Schools student was injured in a school bus accident Thursday afternoon. [WAVE3]

When fans line up early Friday morning for the annual signing of limited-edition Maker’s Mark bottles at Keeneland Race Course, they will be part of a tradition that stretches back decades. [H-L]

On a normal day, Kansas City, Mo., processes more than 70 million gallons of raw sewage. This sewage used to be a nuisance, but Kansas City, and a lot of municipalities around the country, are now turning it into a resource for city farmers hard up for fertilizer. [NPR]

Working to land a grocery store, adding live music venues and assisting with a proposed upgrade of the Kentucky International Convention Center are the latest goals of the Louisville Downtown Development Corp. [Business First]

The Clark County Commissioners unanimously voted to deny a request from the Clark County Council for a loan of $800,000 from the county’s cumulative bridge fund to the general fund at its meeting Thursday. [News & Tribune]

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