The Shanklin Ethics Mess Gets Even Messier

Heated and bitter exchanges almost derailed a council court hearing that was initially scheduled as “house keeping” for next week’s ethics trial against Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin. [WDRB]

A contractor that is somewhat unfamiliar to Jeffersonville officials was awarded the bid to construct the city’s Big Four Station on Monday, and work is expected to soon begin. [News & Tribune]

The battle over whether a proposed 17 story condominium in the Highlands will be built continues. Can you believe this mess is still going on? Many people are at the point where they’re ready to just bulldoze everything and turn it into a trailer park. [WHAS11]

Don’t forget that Kentucky Retirement Systems whistleblower Chris Tobe has a book coming out on July 23. [Page One]

Weeks ago, dozens of break-ins started upsetting neighbors in Oldham County. Goshen’s Mayor warned people to lock up homes and cars, but now he says he is concerned about possible confrontations by neighbors promising to take matters into their own hands. [WAVE3]

John Rosemond has been dispensing parenting advice in his newspaper column since 1976, making him one of the longest-running syndicated columnists in the country. And now he’s filed suit in Kentucky. [C-J/AKN]

Two men were shot in West Louisville on Tuesday evening. It happened around 8:15 in the 600 block of South 44th Street. [WLKY]

For ten years, Tracey Damron shared her life with former lawmaker Steve Nunn. Now she’s released a tell-all book, profiting from the craziness of Steve Nunn and the death of Amanda Ross. [WKYT]

Participants in the Thoroughbred marketplace by and large consider themselves an optimistic bunch, a necessity to play in a volatile industry. [H-L]

Eileen Pickett, who has been with Greater Louisville Inc. for 14 years, plans to leave the metro chamber of commerce Aug. 30. Pickett, who is senior vice president of community and economic development, plans to start a consulting practice. [Business First]

Greg Fischer is among a number of city officials being called to testify in the removal trial of Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, D-2, which is scheduled to begin next week. [WFPL]