Fischer Could Stop Family Dollar In One Call

Only Greg Fischer’s corrupt zoning folks (Bill Bardenwerper) think this is a good idea. Nulu leaders say a Family Dollar discount store isn’t a good fit for the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood centered along E. Market Street. [WDRB]

Kentucky’s horse racing regulators voted Wednesday to change medication rules, bringing the state closer to becoming the 11th racing jurisdiction to adopt a proposed uniform rule that supporters hope will be followed nationwide. [C-J/AKN]

A trial date has been set for a former Oldham County police officer accused of sending inappropriate messages to an underage girl. [WHAS11]

Pope Francis said in the first peace message of his pontificate that huge salaries and bonuses are symptoms of an economy based on greed and inequality and called again for nations to narrow the wealth gap. [HuffPo]

Time is running out for dozens of animals seized from a Harrison County couple convicted of animal abuse. [WLKY]

Marie Zhang, chief food innovation officer for Long John Silver’s, shared the company’s message recently at the Chief Innovation Summit in New York City. [Business First]

Police are asking for the communities help to identify two men who witnesses said left the home of an assault victim who later died. [WAVE3]

Michter’s Distillery, which is building two multimillion-dollar distilleries in Louisville, announced Thursday that it has joined the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, the industry’s 133-year-old trade and lobbying organization. [H-L]

What do outsiders think of Louisville? Click this clicky to find out. [USA Today]

An accused child molester across the river in Jeffersonville has committed suicide. [News & Tribune]

The data is preliminary, but overall crime has declined slightly (about .5 percent) in Louisville Metro Police’s jurisdiction this year through November, compared to the same time period last year, Chief Steve Conrad said. [WFPL]

Louisville has received a $25,000 grant to increase access to healthy foods and support 13 community gardens over the next year. [C-J/AKN]

If only Frankfort had the guts to do something like this. The Ohio House has passed a bipartisan bill increasing penalties for animal abuse. In most cases, the Goddard Bill, named for Dick Goddard, makes abusing a dog or cat a low level felony, punishable by up to a year in jail. [WKSU]

3 thoughts on “Fischer Could Stop Family Dollar In One Call

  1. The property is between Liberty and Jefferson on Baxter, across from two fabulous pre-fab Feeder’s Supply warehouses, next to a property with a razor-wire fence. It’s replacing a vacant gravel lot. Don’t the low-come folks in the surrounding area deserve to be taken into account when new businesses open in their neighborhood, or are the little ol’ whiney affluenza sufferers the only ones who matter?

  2. It’s a rapidly gentrifying area. Sure, low income people deserve shopping. But there are at least a dozen spots in that very neighborhood where a store like that would be better suited.

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