Booze Apparently Causes Louisville’s Problems

The Louisville-Southern Indiana metro area has regained all 42,000 jobs lost during the 2007-09 economic recession, according to the latest information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. [WDRB]

To stave off tolls, some people in Northern Kentucky want a state sales tax increase to fund the $2.5 billion Brent Spence Bridge replacement and renovation. [C-J/AKN]

“This has been a long time coming in Louisville. Sorry it’s taken so long but we have it now,” Louisville Metro Department of Corrections Directory Mark Bolton said. [WHAS11]

The Cornbread Mafia is just $3.99 for Kindle now – so jump on that deal ASAP. You don’t have to have a Kindle to get it – you can get the Kindle app for free on your puter, iPhone, iPad or other device. [Amazon]

There are apparently no other problems facing this city. When a tiny group of disconnected people from one area of town get these crazy ideas that stopping alcohol sales for two hours in the middle of the night will solve all our problems, it’s time to give them the boot. [WLKY]

Exxon, the world’s largest company by revenue, denies LGBT workplace protections, discriminates in hiring and removes protections offered by the companies it buys up. [The Advocate]

A developer is proposing the state’s sales tax fund a bridge project in northern Kentucky. The proposal comes as Louisville and southern Indiana drivers prepare to deal with tolls for years. [WAVE3]

House Speaker Greg Stumbo wants Wednesday’s meeting of House and Senate leaders to be open to discuss sexual harassment claims against a fellow lawmaker. The flustercuck is about to get worse. [H-L]

Since a potential pediatric partnership between Norton Healthcare Inc. and UK Healthcare was announced in late August, much of the news related to the partnership has focused on the resulting dispute between Norton and the University of Louisville rather than on the details of the partnership agreement. [Business First]

Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd on Tuesday upheld Gov. Steve Beshear’s decisions to expand Kentucky’s Medicaid program and create a health care exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act. [C-J/AKN]

Looking at the needs of the corporation’s facilities in the long term, an architectural firm was selected to conduct a facilities study for Greater Clark County Schools at Tuesday’s board of trustees meeting. [News & Tribune]