Tom Owen’s Family Makes A Mountain Of Cash

Recent rainfall in Louisville Metro may cause sewers to overflow into drainage ditches and nearby streams, according to city officials. [WDRB]

The family of Louisville Metro Councilman Tom Owen has sold a large plot of land on Fourth Street near the University of Louisville Belknap Campus for $5.65 million to a North Carolina firm that plans to build student apartments on the site. [C-J/AKN]

Another day, another senseless shooting in Louisville. This time in the West End. [WHAS11]

Senators say they fear the N.R.A. and the gun lobby. But I think that fear must be nothing compared to the fear the first graders in Sandy Hook Elementary School felt as their lives ended in a hail of bullets. The fear that those children who survived the massacre must feel every time they remember their teachers stacking them into closets and bathrooms, whispering that they loved them, so that love would be the last thing the students heard if the gunman found them. [NY Times/Gabrielle Giffords]

What the hell is wrong with people these days? A strange phone call led to two arrests in connection with a south Louisville home invasion. [WLKY]

An attorney for former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said Wednesday that a federal grand jury in Lexington has subpoenaed former employees of the department to appear before it on Friday. [H-L]

Really, what the hell is wrong with people? Two people who were allegedly selling balloons filled with nitrous oxide were arrested by Louisville Metro police. [WAVE3]

It’s been three months since Jefferson County’s newly elected school board members took their seats to serve the district. [WFPL]

The manager of LG&E’s Cane Run power plant accused the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District on Wednesday of selectively enforcing its dust-control rules and holding it to an unachievable standard. [C-J/AKN]

In what could be more good news for the housing market, Louisville developer R.J. Thieneman and other investors recently purchased an undeveloped subdivision in Oldham County, the Woods of Glen Oaks, and already have agreed to sell a majority of the lots. [Business First]

Several approvals were granted at the Jeffersonville Board of Public Works meeting Wednesday related to ongoing bridge work. A contract was approved with Walsh Design Build Team — the contractor completing the downtown portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project — to allow them access to Jeffersonville’s waterfront and the Ohio River Greenway in order to begin construction. [News & Tribune]

Interesting Kentucky Retirement System ties to for-profit college mess. Jack Conway won’t like this one. [Page One]