West End Health Concerns Heightened After Spill

Louisville Gas and Electric has been fined once again and received another notice of violation for allegedly allowing coal fly ash particles to leave its Cane Run facility. The utility, which received the notice of violation this week, also received a $5,000 fine which could increase. [WDRB]

It may seem counter intuitive, considering the agency’s recent history, but the Metropolitan Sewer District board voted today to allow its executive director a lot more freedom to spend money without prior board approval. [C-J/AKN]

A dangerous chemical is still leaking at the DuPont plant a day after it started. A shelter-in-place order was lifted for the community just a few hours after the leak began. [WLKY]

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, on Tuesday will introduce tax legislation in Washington to help Kentucky bourbon distillers, a move he said could spur new growth in the industry. [H-L]

Hazmat and emergency crews were called back out to Dupont Fluoroproduct in Rubbertown Monday evening. [WHAS11]

No, Pat Robertson, you crazy old coot. It’s not video games that are causing teen suicide – it’s the crazy crap people like you and Six Flags Over Jesus constantly spew. [HuffPo]

Sherry Jeffery, a mother of three who lives within one mile of the site, said she could smell the chemical Sunday night and feared for her children’s health. “I think it’s dangerous,” Jeffery said. “I really don’t feel safe. I really don’t. You never know what’s there or what your kids breathe.” When asked about neighbors smelling the acid in the air, Calvert said the acid does not have an odor. [WAVE3]

If you missed it yesterday, we revealed that the Beshear Administration has been working hard to cover up a serious matter of ethics. And it’s not your typical good old boy mess. This time it involves KASPER and the Board of Dentistry. [Page One]

So far, the weather in June has been mild, but when it warms up Louisville will likely face problems with its air quality. Bad air days have been frequent over the past few summers; last year there were 23 days when the air quality exceeded healthy ozone levels. [WFPL]

University of Louisville officials are seeking city and state approval to have a special taxing district at the former Shelby Campus at Shelbyville Road and Hurstbourne Parkway, property that the school’s foundation is developing as the ShelbyHurst business park. [C-J/AKN]

AEG Facilities, the Los Angeles-based manager and operator of the KFC Yum! Center, is projecting that the arena’s event revenue for fiscal year 2014 will be $12.1 million. [Business First]

1 thought on “West End Health Concerns Heightened After Spill

  1. “Pat, for God’s Sake, Stop It!”

    There can be little doubt that extremist Christian fundamentalists such as Robertson can take teens over the precipice to suicide. On one hand, there are sanctions against bullying; on the other, cruel fundamentalist leaders and parents often avoid any condemnation. Why? They claim they are acting in the name of God. Horse manure! God cannot be that dumb.

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