Light Rail? In Louisville? Haha, Keep On Dreaming

One man is dead after a high speed pursuit in Shelby County. Police have identified the victim as 29-year-old Marcus A. Slone of Brandenburg, Ky. [WDRB]

The Louisville Metro Council’s decision to allow Barbara Shanklin to remain in office “has severely damaged the public’s view of the entire Metro Council,” the five members who brought charges against her said in a statement. [C-J/AKN]

The Black Leaf Chemical site in West Louisville was home to numerous pesticide manufacturing companies up until the 1970s. The EPA discovered the soil was contaminated three years ago. [WHAS11]

Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and his major Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, will take the same stage Saturday for the first time as rivals in next year’s U.S. Senate race in Kentucky. [H-L]

Louisville Metro Police have joined with the family of a recent homicide victim to ask for your help to solve the murder. Homicide detectives along with family members of Christopher Colbert issued a plea to the public to help find his killer. [WAVE3]

Steve Beshear’s son is representing the company that has proposed building a natural gas liquids pipeline across Kentucky. The Bluegrass Pipeline is a joint venture between two companies—Boardwalk Pipeline Partners and Williams—and if it’s built, it’ll transport the byproducts of natural gas drilling from the northeast to the Gulf of Mexico. [WFPL]

It took several hours of deliberations and discussion, but Barbara Shanklin will keep her Louisville Metro Council seat. Reaction was heated after the vote early Thursday morning, and it’s that kind of reaction that some members hope brings change. [WLKY]

Jerry Miller is absolutely not happy about the Barbara Shanklin corruption trial outcome. [Click the Clicky]

Work is getting under way on an $80 million project to convert the Hilliard Lyons Center, downtown at Fourth Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, into a mixed-use project anchored by an Embassy Suites hotel. [Business First]

Some of the children were killed, while others were left severely injured — shaken, beaten, neglected at the hands of parents or others charged with their care. [C-J/AKN]

Imagine getting on a light rail car and taking a short ride to Louisville from Southern Indiana for lunch. Or even more exciting, flying over the Ohio River on a zipline from one river bank to the other. [News & Tribune]