The Entire City Rolls Its Eyes At Susan Lukjan

The effort to bring back Kentucky Kingdom takes a big step forward as city leaders approve a plan that gives it public financing. The ordinance passed almost unanimously during Thursday’s Metro Council meeting. Only one member abstained from the vote. [WDRB]

How stupid does someone have to be to face trial a second time? Susan Kay Lukjan was found guilty Thursday night for a second time of burning down her Campbell’s Gourmet Cottage business in St. Matthews nearly seven years ago. [C-J/AKN]

Family members say the man who shot and killed his 8-year-old daughter and ex-girlfriend and then killed himself suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. [WHAS11]

Earlier this week, Jake revealed on Twitter that the DOJ was probing Curtis Morrison and Shawn Reilly and the McConnell illegal recording operation. The Morrison idiot claimed Jake was embarrassing himself. Well whattya know? That’s exactly what was going on. Imagine that. P.S. Don’t forget Shawn Reilly, as he still faces indictment. [Politico]

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of two high school students and an adult chaperone hurt in the crash of a contract school bus on Interstate 64. [WLKY]

The next step for River Ridge is connectivity. The River Ridge Development Authority met this week and discussed a number of plans for road improvements and a re-examination of its masterplan to help the commerce center connect to new roadways. [News & Tribune]

A Louisville family hopes $10,000 will the be the incentive that will lead them to the person responsible for their loved one’s murder. [WAVE3]

Food truck owners in the audience burst into applause on Thursday night after Lexington’s Urban County Council unanimously approved a six-month pilot project allowing food trucks to set up in public street parking spaces. [H-L]

Arne Duncan says Kentucky needs to raise its tobacco taxes. It absolutely does. Even though that specific piece of revenue for the state has been constantly on the decline. [CN|2]

More funding for charitable agencies, mowing empty lots, razing vacant residences and for affordable housing was included in the 2013-14 Metro Government budget unanimously approved Thursday night by the Louisville Metro Council. [C-J/AKN]

There were 182,908 admissions at Horseshoe Southern Indiana, the closest Ohio River casino to Louisville, in May, a 4 percent decrease from May 2012, according to a report released this month by the Indiana Gaming Commission. [Business First]

Environmental and faith groups are coming together to advocate for an end to fossil fuels, and the resulting pollution that disproportionately affects poor and minority communities. The groups held a march and a rally Thursday in Louisville. [WFPL]