Did You Hear? Louisville’s Economy Just Magical

Everybody is just cold getting murdered in Shiveley. Don’t tell any of your meemaws who live there. [WDRB]

The Lexington Parking Authority board of commissioners voted Thursday to accept the proposed new city food truck ordinance, subject to several modifications. Seems Lexington takes food trucks more seriously than Louisville. [H-L]

There’s been some progress after a WHAS11 story the other night about a growing problem along Frankfort Avenue and through the Crescent Hill Neighborhood. [WHAS11]

It’s almost humorous to read articles written about Louisville’s economy never going bust. Especially when those articles continue to present as fact that Greg Fischer “invented an automatic ice and beverage dispenser” – which we now know he did not. [National Journal]

The Louisville Metro Planning Commission has made a decision on a controversial high-rise condominium project. The Jefferson Development Group had its sights set on building a 17-story building in the Cherokee Triangle. [WLKY]

Louisville Metro government would not be allowed to commit revenue from an insurance tax increase to an affordable-housing trust fund, Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell told Metro Council members. [C-J/AKN]

Taxpayers have spent almost a half million on a habitual offender who has been arrested 152 times. Officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department recently arrested Alejandro Rodriguez, 33, for allegedly threatening he had a bomb at a gas station. It’s the latest allegation against Rodriguez who has spent more than 2,200 days in jail since 2002. [WAVE3]

The charging committee that petitioned to remove embattled Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin announced it’s ready to move forward with a hearing following its executive session meeting Thursday. [WFPL]

The new, Louisville-built Ford Escape, the top-selling small SUV so far this year, got a “poor” overall rating in front-end crash tests conducted by an insurance industry group. Only two of the 13 models in the category performed well in the tests. [H-L]

It has become a familiar refrain among those in the local industrial real estate industry — the Louisville market needs more available space for companies that are pondering expansion projects. [Business First]

Jeffersonville Main Street Inc., a nonprofit downtown revitalization organization, announced Wednesday that grants are available through its Front Porch Project to increase investment in the residential areas of Jeffersonville’s downtown district. [News & Tribune]

1 thought on “Did You Hear? Louisville’s Economy Just Magical

  1. The Wave 3 piece on the habitual offender should be checked to see if he is even in this country legally. I don’t think he is. INS should be called and we should have him deported. After spending over a half million dollars on this jerk looks like someone, somewhere would figure out where he needs to go….back to Mexico.

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