People Now Realizing Tolls Are New Reality

A proposed ordinance seeking to ban the sale of liquor in Louisville between 2 and 4 a.m. is what brought a group to Portland on Wednesday evening. [WDRB]

Louisville officials announced a $27 million deal Tuesday to improve efficiency in city buildings with upgrades such as new equipment such as chillers and boilers. Under the arrangement with Johnson Controls, the city will only have to pay for the improvements as they deliver the promised energy and cost savings. [C-J/AKN]

Two bridges in Louisville will not have tolls as part of the Ohio River Bridges Project. But, they will get one thing for sure; a drastic increase in traffic. [WHAS11]

US house prices rose 12.4% over the 12 months to the end of July, the biggest annual increase since February 2006, according to a closely-watched measure. [BBC]

Here’s Greg Fischer fighting hard to raise your taxes. Instead of reworking his metro budget to cut the fat – i.e., all the friends of his wealthy donors he continually has to “resign” after scandals break out, he wants more of your money. You’ll give him a pass, though, because he’s not a scary Republican. [WLKY]

Jeff Hoover is standing up to the corruption of Bobby Sherman, Greg Stumbo and crew at the LRC. [Page One]

A University of Louisville professor canceled classes over his concerns for student safety. What they don’t tell you in this story is that Key is a right-wing extremist and follower of the Paul cult. [WAVE3]

More than 50 years ago, musician George “Bucky” Sallee, who normally played the tenor saxophone, was goofing around with a trumpet during a country club gig. [H-L]

Jefferson County Public Schools officials say many schools are not spending textbook funds that are allocated to them, which has led the district to reconsider the amount of per-student textbook funding its providing to schools this year. [WFPL]

At its regular monthly meeting Thursday, the Kentucky State Fair Board will consider issuing a request for proposals for the creation of a master plan for the Kentucky Exposition Center. [Business First]

Clark County Prosecutor Steve Stewart says that his office will conduct an investigation to determine what charges, if any, will be filed against Chuck Adams, a major with the Clark County Sheriff’s Department who recently suspended his campaign for sheriff in 2014. [News & Tribune]

1 thought on “People Now Realizing Tolls Are New Reality

  1. That $27 million deal the City made with Johnson Controls is brilliant!! Of course the new equipment will never deliver the promised energy and cost savings because it will never be operated or maintained correctly. Ask Eric Garrett, the Metro employee who was suspended indefinitely for reporting said issue.

    And did Fischer really mention sewers as one of the reasons for the one cent sales tax? And the tax will go away just as soon all the voters get everything they deserve.

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