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Yep, This Round-Up Is Kind Of A Drag Today

January 20th, 2014 by admin · 1 Comment

The Kentucky Supreme Court is set to hear an appeal in the long-running case of an escaped inmate from an Oklahoma prison facing a death sentence in the slaying of a Kentucky distillery worker. [WDRB]

A consulting firm that won $1.1 million in University of Louisville contracts — virtually all without bids — to evaluate and reorganize the university has come under criticism for the quality of its work and for its close ties to vice president for Health Affairs, Dr. David Dunn, who runs the medical school being evaluated. Imagine that! [C-J/AKN]

A Kentucky lawmaker has introduced a bill that would potentially raise taxes for residents that earn more than $150,000 annually. [WHAS11]

Specialty chemicals maker Freedom Industries Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday, eight days after a leak from one of the company’s storage tanks contaminated drinking water for hundreds of thousands of West Virginia residents. [Reuters]

It’s sad to see anyone die but she’s a pretty white girl, so we’ll never hear the end of it. The investigation continues into the death of a young woman whose body was discovered in the city’s Portland neighborhood. [WLKY]

Here’s the thing about democracies—they’re not always entirely democratic, said Jason Abbott, director of the Center for Asian Democracy at the University of Louisville. [WFPL]

Louisville Water Company sent out an advisory Saturday morning that it had successfully managed the trace amounts of the MCHM chemical in the Ohio River and there are no detections of it in the Metro’s drinking water. [WAVE3]

A group of residents formed Concerned Citizens of Floyd County and have opposed the zoning request, saying it would go against the county’s comprehensive plan. The land is zoned general commercial but would have to be changed to multifamily for the Thieneman Group to move forward. [News & Tribune]

One day after a controversial lethal injection case in Ohio put the death penalty in crosshairs, another set of state lawmakers have proposed legislation that would allow execution by firing squad. The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported Friday that Missouri’s HB 1470 puts that option on the table. State Rep. Paul Fitzwater (R-Potosi) told the paper that he cosponsored the legislation with the victims in mind. [HuffPo]

The University of Louisville has purchased The Cardinal Club, a golf and country club in Simpsonville that serves as the home course for its golf teams. [Business First]

Alison Lundergan Grimes, the likely Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, on Friday refused to condemn Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo’s comparison of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to the Nazis. [Sam Youngman]

Tags: Construction · Death · Indiana · Mitch McConnell · Politics · Race · Senate Race · Taxes · University of Louisville · Water

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  • 1 The 'ole Highlander // Jan 21, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    A golf course is EXACTLY what a university needs when its undergraduate academic program is ranked 164th in the nation in the quality of its presentation and when it’s law school isn’t in the Top 80, nor is its medical school in the Top 50.

    That about says it all for the ‘mission’ of the Ramsey/Jurich sports academy.

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