Some Freaking Out About Walmart In West End

Using federal funds for the Ohio River Bridges Project, Kentucky awarded a $1.9 million contract last year to Kentucky State University to oversee a program preparing workers for building a downtown bridge and new Spaghetti Junction interchange. But as it nears its one-year anniversary next month, Bridges to Opportunities has resulted in just three people working on the bridges project itself. [WDRB]

Federal appeals court Judge Boyce F. Martin Jr.’s decision to retire in August ended an investigation into allegations that he made “questionable travel reimbursement requests,” according to an opinion issued by an arm of the federal courts charged with evaluating judicial misconduct complaints. [C-J/AKN]

Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous speech is the main event at the Muhammad Ali Center as the nation remembers the civil-rights icon. [WHAS11]

A press release and YouTube video say JP Davis is running for Tina Ward-Pugh’s District 9 seat on Metro Council. Spoiler alert: he’ll lose to the million other candidates running unless Tina endorses him. Even then, he’ll be considered an establishment guy working to support whatever Jim Ramsey wants him to. And that’s a real shame. [Press Release & YouTube]

Allegations that Fourth Street Live! enforced its dress code based on race were addressed a year ago. [WLKY]

Greater Clark County Schools teachers and staff can now visit a new medical clinic for their basic health care needs. Officials say they hope the new clinic will save the district as much as $1 million in health care costs this year, while also having the potential to lower insurance premium costs for employees in the future. [WFPL]

Kentucky teachers are asking lawmakers to restore more than $850 million in funding for their pension system, as it slowly runs out of money. [WAVE3]

Lexington’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Monday included some new features. [H-L]

As Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reportedly considers putting a store in Louisville’s West End, not everyone sees the retailer as a welcome addition. [Business First]

Indiana’s casino tax revenues are falling faster than expected over the past six months, plunging nearly 15 percent amid more out-of-state competition and lagging admissions as consumers try to shake off the aftereffects of the recession. [News & Tribune]

This is the most important story you’re not hearing much about on television. Sure, it’s West Virginia, but the same issues plague Kentucky. [HuffPo]

1 thought on “Some Freaking Out About Walmart In West End

  1. Why is this news and why would they do this event on MLK day, no manners. Any economic development is a plus in one of the countries poorest zip codes. Starting wage is better than no wage. All based on a rumor, why not at the reported Outer Loop? Is there something against the west? I think it would be a positive and compliment the Portland reportings of revitalization.

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