Indiana Will Maybe Someday Open That Bridge

A Louisville judge accused of threatening to strangle a lawyer has been temporarily suspended by the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission. Senior Judge Martin McDonald was temporarily removed from the bench with pay this week pending the resolution of two ethics-related cases. [WDRB]

Really? The downtown bridge groundbreaking is a family-friendly event? [Business First]

The deadline has been pushed back again, the grand opening of the Indiana side of the the Big Four Bridge, at a standstill for half a year. [WHAS11]

The group planning to reopen Kentucky Kingdom says the rides and buildings have “significantly deteriorated” and need to be refurbished to ensure their safety. [WKYT]

A Jefferson Circuit Court judge will soon take up an issue that’s a first for Kentucky — whether spousal privilege can be invoked for same-sex couples. [WLKY]

By a vote of 16 to 3, the Louisville Metro Council has approved an ordinance to purchase the Colonial Gardens property for $430,000. This move allows Metro Louisville to issue a RFP for development for the property. [Press Release]

Another day, another shooting in Possibility City. Louisville Metro Police are investigating an early morning shooting in the Russell neighborhood. [WAVE3]

The leader of the state department that oversees services for Kentuckians with mental illness and intellectual disabilities was abruptly replaced on Thursday. Officials with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services declined to elaborate on the departure of Stephen Hall, who was named commissioner of the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities in 2009. [H-L]

The Kentucky Board of Education on Wednesday approved new academic standards for science education in public schools, including updates on evolution and climate change that have drawn the ire of some conservatives. [C-J/AKN]

If that’s the rate in San Francisco, imagine the rate in the Commonwealth. Each year, one out of every three gay or lesbian students in the San Francisco Unified School District reportedly attempts suicide. For transgender students, that number jumps to nearly one in two. [HuffPo]

Louisville’s lawyers have judged the judges. They’re least satisfied with Olu Stevens on the circuit court and Joseph O’Reilly on the family court. No, “Senior Judge” does not mean “semi-retired.” They’re expected to work quite a bit within a fixed period of time. [WFPL]

The former site of a gas station at the corner of Middle Road and Allison Lane will be turned into a park and community garden in about six weeks. [News & Tribune]

1 thought on “Indiana Will Maybe Someday Open That Bridge

  1. I would like to see the CDC conduct the same survey here in Louisville and in Kentucky.

    What we do know about Kentucky high school students from the national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (2011) found:

    • 10.9 percent of high school students self-reported having attempted suicide one or more times in the previous 12 months. (National rate = 7.8 percent)

    • 4.6 percent of high school students reported having made a suicide attempt in the previous 12 months that resulted in an injury, poisoning, or overdose that had to be treated by a doctor or nurse. (National rate = 2.4 percent)

    • 13.7 percent reported having made a plan for a suicide attempt in the previous 12 months. (National rate = 12.8 percent)

    • 14.8 percent reported having seriously considered attempting suicide in the previous 12 months. (National rate = 15.8 percent)

    In Kentucky, Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death of our 10 to 14 years olds.

    Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death of our 15 to 24 year olds.

    If you know someone in crisis, don’t leave them and don’t judge them. Call the Suicide Crisis line and the person answering your call can help you help your friend or love one.

    1-800-273- TALK / 1-800-273-8255

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