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Firefighters rescued a 2-year-old girl and an adult from an 18-foot sinkhole in a practice football field at Russell Lee Park Thursday evening. They were later reported to have suffered no serious injuries. [WDRB]

Following several high profile cases of embezzlement and misuse of funds at the University of Louisville, the school’s board of trustees is taking steps to make sure that the school’s finances are secure and quickly catch future attempts to steal. [C-J/AKN]

There was no vote tonight from the Metro Council on a controversial liquor ordinance that would have stopped liquor sales in some neighborhoods after 2 a.m. [WHAS11]

Here’s more on that hot mess. In a bipartisan decision, the Louisville Metro Council voted 16-10 to send an ordinance limiting when liquor and wine can be sold back to committee. [WFPL]

Four years after the recession officially ended, many American adults are still struggling to recover financially with lower incomes and, in some cases, going hungry, according to two surveys released on Thursday that underscored the unevenness of the U.S. economic recovery. [Reuters]

Louisville Metro Police are looking for a driver involved in a hit-and-run on Interstate 64. [WLKY]

What happens when you put five of the dumbest people in charge of anything related to education? Your kids get dumber. Those five people are Bowen, Gregory, Harris, Bell and Turner. [H-L]

Orange may be one of the colors of fall, but right now, it’s also the main color in our commute. It seems like everywhere you turn, you run into a construction project. [WAVE3]

The Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission voted to move forward with writing regulations for a hemp farming permit program Thursday as Attorney General Jack Conway considers the impact of a U.S. Department of Justice memo on recreational marijuana. [State Journal]

Clark County is on the hook for $912,000 related to an eminent domain case, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled. [Business First]

The head the state (Indiana) Senate Democratic caucus is calling for a “positive discussion” on a proposal he backs to drop the mandatory school age in Indiana from age 7 to age 5 and to provide millions of dollars to provide pre-kindergarten education in every school district in the state. [News & Tribune]