Surprise: Outsiders Don’t Always Buy Our Hype

The Metropolitan Sewer District claims the process to buyout more than 120 flood-prone homes on Maple Street is “on schedule” despite liens on certain properties one city leader called “a problem.” [WDRB]

Wondering what the racial disparity in marijuana arrests actually looks like? Kentucky looks remarkably bad. [NY Times]

It’s a center that has saved the lives of hundreds of teenagers and now it’s closing its doors. The Lighthouse is a residential drug treatment center for kids and after 20 years of outreach they are shutting down. The agency says they simply don’t have enough money to keep their operations going. [WHAS11]

Though Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes remains undecided about challenging U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell next year, a pro-McConnell group is running newspaper ads linking her with President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. [Bluegrass Politics]

The death penalty is off the table for a man accused of killing a Sullivan University student and placing his body in a dumpster. [WAVE3]

The reality is, surprising only to Greg Fischer and people who believe the Possibility hype, Louisville is not a city of parks. [More NY Times]

On the last day of school for Jefferson County Public Schools students, a new report shows the district ranks among the top in increasing college readiness of African-American students. [WLKY]

U.S. bourbon sales should continue to grow for Louisville-based Brown-Forman Corp. Executive chairman and CEO Paul C. Varga said as much during a conference call with investors and analysts Wednesday. [Business First]

The attempt to move industrial hemp legalization through the Senate as part of the farm bill is running into stiff resistance from law enforcement, threatening to derail the effort. [HuffPo]

Curt Morrison continues to allege wrongdoing on the part of Mitch McConnell. Unfortunately, he has next to no understanding of campaign finance law and no understanding of what it means to face a damn FEDERAL INDICTMENT. Jesus H. You can’t make this kind of buffoonery up. Definitely give Gabe Bullard’s interview a listen because Morrison believes this is the downfall of McConnell. [WFPL]

The city of Jeffersonville is going to get the look it wants for the Ohio River Bridges Project, but it’s going to cost them. [News & Tribune]

The public will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed 2013 – 2014 metro budget on June 13 at 6 p.m. in the Metro Council chambers of City Hall, 601 W. Jefferson St. [C-J/AKN]

1 thought on “Surprise: Outsiders Don’t Always Buy Our Hype

  1. The problem with the study is that it does not differentiate between a citation versus a physical arrest for the same charges. In many states, Kentucky being one, a citation for a criminal act may be issued as opposed to a physical arrest. My guess is that if the study were to compare incidents of incarceration for marijuana possession, not trafficking, in Jefferson county they would find a lower numbers

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