Environmental Problems In Lousiville? Puppies & Rainbows, Nothing To See Here, Move Along

State and federal officials say they’ll begin cleaning up the neighborhood around the old Black Leaf chemical plant later this summer. But residents are skeptical about whether enough is being done to make their homes safe. [WDRB]

Kentucky and Indiana have decided not to pursue lower tolls for poor and minority drivers on Ohio River Bridges despite finding that the charges would be “appreciably more severe or greater in magnitude” for them. [C-J/AKN]

Lawyers for Hardin County Schools refused to say why they suspended one of their principals in May 2013. [WHAS11]

Oh, how convenient for Greg Stumbo to complain those wasted coal severance funds are no big deal. According to Greg, everything is being taken out of context and the average person doesn’t know the rest of the story. Unfortunately for Greg, that story of his has changed about a dozen times since he was called on the carpet. [H-L]

A swarm of police officers flooded a property Thursday just a few hundred yards from where a Bardstown officer was ambushed May 25. They were searching for evidence that could lead them to Officer Jason Ellis’ killer but say they left without finding anything. [WAVE3]

The Ohio River Bridges Project is seeking public comment on a report looking at the economic impact of tolls on low-income people and racial minorities. [WFPL]

When you think of burglary, you probably picture a masked thief entering an empty home to take your valuables. Under Kentucky law, anyone who enters a building, including a store open to the public, with the intent to commit a crime can be charged with first-degree burglary. [WLKY]

You still have difficulty understanding why we just roll our eyes any time the Arnold Foundation is mentioned in relation to anything governmental? [Page One]

Elevated levels of toxic pollution found in new soil sampling at the former Lees Lane landfill is prompting state environmental regulators to urge that the public be kept out and no-trespassing rules be enforced. [C-J/AKN]

Clark County Coroner Terry Conway said Thursday that the man’s body found in downtown Jeffersonville on Tuesday afternoon has been identified, but the name is not being released until his next of kin is contacted. [News & Tribune]