A Crime-Free Puppies & Rainbows Place To Be

What would you do if you were asked to falsify records at work? The man who headed the work release and community corrections in Clark County as of last Friday says he challenged an order to do just that. Then he was promptly let go. [WDRB]

Louisville Metro Police say an arrest has been made in Monday’s homicide where the victim was found in Carrie Gaubert Cox Park. Nashawn Wesley Mills, 21, has been charged with murder, attempted murder, robbery and tampering with evidence, according to an arrest citation. [C-J/AKN]

They are some of the most violent criminals around and they are coming back into neighborhoods around Kentuckiana. Before they come back to society, police are using a new tactic to make sure they don’t offend again. [WHAS11]

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes faces tough odds in her campaign to unseat U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, but the race remains competitive, political pundits said Tuesday. [H-L]

Thousands of vacant properties are plaguing parts of Metro Louisville, and they are an eyesore for people who live beside them. [WLKY]

For the first time since a devastating derailment four years ago, miniature trains are again ferrying patrons around the outer reaches of the Louisville Zoo. [C-J/AKN]

As companies like UPS and school systems such as the Jefferson County Public Schools enact new anti-smoking policies, WAVE 3 News is examining some of the implications of the Affordable Care Act. Time for smokers to have their regular freak-out session in the press. [WAVE3]

US car manufacturers reported their strongest monthly sales growth in June since the recession in 2007. General Motors saw sales rise by 6%, Chrysler was up 8%, and Ford led the way with a 13% increase, led by truck sales. [BBC]

The Jefferson County Teachers Association is sending mailers this week, asking its member to vote on the tentative contract agreement reached between the union and the school system. [WFPL]

Federal law enforcement officials and Louisville police and prosecutors are set to discuss the results of a crackdown on violent crime in the city. [WKYT]

Jeffersonville took the first step to cutting the number of credit cards available to city employees and council members in half Monday. [News & Tribune]

2 thoughts on “A Crime-Free Puppies & Rainbows Place To Be

  1. Three shot and one killed in south Louisville yesterday. Three shot this morning in Theater Square. A young man was killed and his body was left at Cox’s Park a few days ago and the list goes on. What is the plan for the Director of Safe Neighborhoods Violence Prevention figurehead that the mayor created? Has anyone pressed the mayor on how effective this position has been? I’m just wondering, you know, since all of this violence has been going on lately.

  2. As I was reading the story about Kentucky possibly extracting a “smoker’s surcharge” on health insurance coverage, it occurred to me that if “second-hand smoke” is as dangerous as anti-smokers claim, than all people exposed to 2nd-hand smoke also should be forced to pay a surcharge for health care. THEN let the protests begin.

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