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The LMPD says four children escaped an abusive situation then walked to the nearest police station for help. But it isn’t the only case of child endangerment Louisville police are currently investigating. [WDRB]

Leaders with non-profit homeless and arts agencies are criticizing Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s decision to fund their certain external agencies at reduced levels. Plenty in his budget to pay his friends back for their support, though. [WFPL]

Kentucky State Police are giving new details about the murder of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis. For the first time on Tuesday, June 4, they said it was a tree limb that officer Ellis stopped to removed from the roadway when he was ambushed and shot to death. [WHAS11]

A convicted rapist who eluded capture for nearly a year will be returned to Kentucky after Gov. Steve Beshear signed a warrant, authorities said Tuesday. [H-L]

He’s accused of being the ring leader in a high-profile triple slaying in Louisville, but Lloyd Hammond got a huge break after two murder charges against him were dropped Tuesday and he could soon get out of jail on bond. [WLKY]

A vote Wednesday morning in Frankfort will likely affect your child’s education. The Kentucky Board of Education will vote on a senate bill that tackles several areas of education, but one is drawing controversy. [WKYT]

Just how desperate are city officials to make Louisville seem like a magical place? They’re now hyping things like this from a website called “Credit Donkey.” [WAVE3]

Phillip Bills is retiring at the end of June as director of the Louisville Metro Planning & Design Services Department. [C-J/AKN]

Jiro Hashimoto, Kentucky’s only economic development representative in Japan, will retire at the end of this month after 28 years on the job. [Business First]

The cost of renovating City Hall once the Jeffersonville Police Department relocates to a new headquarters and other concerns has city officials wondering if an $11 million bond is enough to pay for JPD’s move. [News & Tribune]