City Filled With Murders On Independence Week

The American flag is one of the most recognized symbols of our nation, not just in this country but across the world. It can be seen over government buildings, schools, businesses, and especially this time of year on many homes. [WDRB]

Kentucky’s largest public school district has gone smoke free on all campuses. Jefferson County Public Schools enacted the regulation Monday, barring parents, visitors and employees from lighting up on any school property or in district vehicles. [H-L]

Police are investigating the city’s latest homicide after 24-year-old Brandon Shackelford was shot to death inside a car at Cox’s Park off River Road early Monday morning. [WHAS11]

University of Louisville Hospital has agreed to pay the federal government $2,833,408 to settle allegations that it submitted false claims for payment to the Medicare program. [C-J/AKN]

A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found dead inside a home after a fire on Sunday morning. [WLKY]

A lot of Democrats in Kentucky and across the nation got an early dose of fireworks Monday when Alison Lundergan Grimes announced she will challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014. [Ronnie Ellis]

The date is set for a former Jefferson County constable to prove he is still within the limits of his probation. David Whitlock took a plea deal to avoid going to trial for shooting a suspected shoplifter in 2011 and avoided jail time through a diversion program. [WAVE3]

Area police responded to the Ohio River shore in Jeffersonville on Monday afternoon, after authorities received a call of possible human remains floating near the river bank. [News & Tribune]

United Parcel Service Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have agreed to an indefinite extension of their current national master agreement and supplements. [Business First]

Louisville Metro Government is seeking proposals for the redevelopment of Colonial Gardens. [WFPL]

Of course Kentucky’s flustercuck of a pension system gets mentioned on CNBC. And the Independent Counsel representing the whistleblower from Kentucky Retirement Systems was profiled in the Providence Journal. [Page One]

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