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Possibility City: Who Will Be Gunned Down Next?

December 18th, 2013 by admin · 3 Comments

A teenager standing at a bus stop became Louisville’s latest murder victim Monday night. [WDRB]

The Metropolitan Sewer District board agreed Monday to pay a $101,000 fine for 250 illegal sewage discharges during the first half of 2013, totaling about 152 million gallons, MSD officials said. [C-J/AKN]

A group of Louisville residents who say coal ash from a nearby power plant drifts into their lungs and homes have filed a federal suit against the utility company. [WHAS11]

Spoiler alert: it’ll be a bust because Charlotte is awful. Members of the Louisville and Lexington chambers of commerce are planning a joint road trip to see how another city handles economic development. [WKYT]

Sorry, no, there are no baby boomers moving to Shepherdsville in sizable numbers. [HuffPo]

The Dixie-do-over has moved one step closer to reality. People had the chance to weigh in on the Dixie Highway improvement project Tuesday night. [WLKY]

A new study released Monday by Breeders’ Cup officials clouds the picture on whether Lasix helps or hurts racehorses. [H-L]

$3.3 million well-spent by the UofL Foundation or not? The University of Louisville has finally made a deal to buy the old silo property off Interstate 65 near Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. [WAVE3]

The River Ridge Development Authority moved to put the final say on whether certain types of businesses can locate in the commerce center back in the hands of the people. [News & Tribune]

It’s still tough not to cringe/laugh when Greg Fischer tries to talk about being an inventor, which he still is not, the past hasn’t magically changed for him. [WFPL]

The Academy @ Shawnee, a school in Louisville’s West End that allows students to earn a pilot’s license while they study, has a new principal. [Business First]

Attack ads in recent months have taken their toll on Grimes’ image too- where in May she had a 34/24 favorability rating, now she’s dropped a net 16 points to 31/37. She was at almost break even with Republicans in the spring at 26/30 but is now at 10/53. [PPP]

The State Auditor of Public Accounts just released its report, in the form of a nine-page letter, reviewing the case of nepotism in Montgomery County Schools. It’s a perfect example of what’s wrong with many small town school districts in Kentucky. This one just may be the worst, however. [Page One]

Tags: Business · Death · Economy · Education · Greg Fischer · Hype · Indiana · Lexington · LG&E · MSD · Scandal · Senate Race · South End · University of Louisville · West End

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Novena // Dec 18, 2013 at 8:39 am

    “More PR, Less Education”

    Gee, UofL bought the silos so highway travelers could better see the physical campus (which is nice, especially for an urban one). But yet another PR move to hide another truth? The silos at least hid the myth of education supposedly transpiring on the same campus (if one could see beyond the glittering athletic facilities).

  • 2 The "ole Highlander // Dec 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Novena: I concur completely. I like the silos, but would prefer they stay and add the following TRUTH in caps to the already existing language:
    Welcome to the Louisville, the nation’s greatest college sports town, AND THE 164TH RANKED COLLEGE IN ITS ACADEMIC OFFERINGS TO THE STUDENTS WHO ARE DUMB ENOUGH TO PAY THE TUITION.

  • 3 The Tim // Dec 18, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    My grandpa retired from Ralston-Purina. He worked at the silos. I remember him coming home in the afternoons bearing the faint odor of soybeans. He’d roll over in his grave knowing the silos will eventually come down.

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