Ouch: Area Traffic Deaths Have Spiked Some 46%

Five JCPS high schools are receiving national attention. Newsweek and The Daily Beast released their list of “America’s Best High Schools,” and DuPont Manual, Ballard, Eastern, Brown School, and Louisville Male made the list. [WDRB]

Karen Sexytime Sypher is making some new friends these days. The Kentucky woman convicted of trying to extort millions in cash, cars and a house from University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino has a new federal home. [H-L]

Three of the young men injured in a plane crash at the Seneca Golf Course were released from the hospital Wednesday. [WHAS11]

There is one basic question that keeps being asked about the U.S. auto industry: Is it on the rebound? [NPR]

The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office is looking into a Louisville business linked to a former Jefferson County Constable. David Whitlock is once again in the spotlight. Glad to see the mainstream finally paying attention. [WAVE3]

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has joined 17 other mayors asking congress to help reduce obesity by making food stamps ineligible for buying soda and other sugary drinks. It’d be silly to disagree with him but surely there are more pressing matters to attend to instead of hyping this up. [C-J/AKN]

A former Archdiocese of Louisville priest charged with sexually abusing boys in the mid-1970s and ’80s may not face trial next week as scheduled. [WLKY]

The Clarksville Town Council gave its preliminary approval to bond and rate ordinances to make way for the construction of the town’s new wastewater treatment plant at its meeting Monday. [News & Tribune]

Papa John’s International Inc. was the highest-rated pizza chain in this year’s American Customer Satisfaction Index, released this week. [Business First]

How do you know Jack Conway is running for another office? “Attorney General Jack Conwaywill participate in a round table and press conference with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to announce plans for a new, national early childhood education initiative.” [Press Release]

So far, 41 people have died on Jefferson County road in 2013, compared to 28 during the same time period in 2012—a 46-percent spike, according to Kentucky State Police statistics. [WFPL]

Here are stories from area television stations about the Gardiner Lane shooting. [WDRB, WHAS11, WAVE3, WLKY]

2 thoughts on “Ouch: Area Traffic Deaths Have Spiked Some 46%

  1. “Fellow Inmates, Stars Over ‘Bama”

    Maybe Karen Sypher & Little Bobby Felner could get together sometime since their prisons are not very far apart in Alabama. Oops, I almost forgot–though Karen seems to be at least a fake blonde, Bobby likes only those who are thin and under 30. But, who knows? Perhaps his long days with Bubba have modified his tastes.

  2. When I saw Jack Conway standing next to the Washington education guru I immediately thought what you stated, “what race is he running for”. I wish I wasn’t so jaded now.

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