At Least Ford Is A Big Bright Spot This Week

Jefferson County captured most of the population growth in the Greater Louisville region over the last decade, but jobs did not follow. [WDRB]

Rather than bother covering the $426,000 verdict Laurel Harper won against the University of Louisville, the paper decided to run a story about encouraging young women to run for office. Just like during the days of Robert Felner when Nancy Rodriguez was not permitted (and even purposefully ignored) to cover huge portions of the story, the paper is back to protecting one of its biggest advertisers. (We wrote this on Friday) [C-J/AKN]

UPDATE: Many hours after public criticism, the Harpers were finally contacted by someone at the paper and this story finally went live. Interesting how that works. Even more interesting that the paper thought it would be a good idea to give UofL the last word, further attacking someone for trying to do the right thing. [More C-J/AKN]

Nearly $350,000 in child support has been collected since a list of people who haven’t made their payments on time was published in the Courier-Journal newspaper. [WHAS11]

How Jeffersonville’s communications office will be funded — and for how much — is still up in the air, but one thing is certain: It’s not included in the 2014 budget. [News & Tribune]

They’re trying to get in on Louisville’s status as murder central. An early-morning shooting in Radcliff left one person dead and three others injured Saturday. [WLKY]

As 170 authors, 100 from Kentucky, prepare to meet readers at Frankfort’s 32nd annual Kentucky Book Fair Nov. 16, mystery writer Sue Grafton is the headline attraction, but a case as puzzling as any she ever invented threatens the financing of most state libraries to which the fair’s profits are donated. [H-L]

Ford Motor Co. announced Friday that total sales for October rose 14 percent from a year ago, and that retail sales were the highest for October since 2004. [Business First]

Louisville’s Dare to Care program expects increased demand now that reductions to the food stamps program have gone into effect. [WFPL]

Floyd County is disputing tens of thousands of dollars in legal bills for David Camm’s third trial. [WAVE3]

Didn’t take long for Debbie King and crew to freak out over our Zoo story. They were so upset that they had to bring up beer – an issue we discussed some two or three years ago. [C-J/AKN]

1 thought on “At Least Ford Is A Big Bright Spot This Week

  1. The continued ‘protection’ of the Courier-Journal of its largest advertiser, the local university, is getting to the pont that it approaches ‘deliberate deceit.’ They are knowledgeable of so many things that (to be sure) are reported – but given one story and subsequently ignored. This is pitiful.

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