So Many Neighborhoods With 50%+ Poverty Rates

If you missed Governor Steve Beshear’s address last night or just didn’t want to watch, here’s a PDF of his remarks. [SOTC 2014]

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is asking the public for ideas about how the city’s vacant lots can be redeveloped — and he’s willing to put some money on the table to get those ideas, according to a news release. [WDRB]

What? We love stories like this. The days of doctors making house calls are, for the most part, long gone. But one Southern Indiana doctor is bringing the practice back — only for your pets, though. [C-J/AKN]

Remember when we told you this would happen several months ago? And how people tried to deny it? The Louisville Zoo is partnering with a new hospitality vendor. [WHAS11]

Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, who has expressed a desire to focus more on education, is being mum on whether he wants to be the next president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. [Bluegrass Politics]

LG&E wants you to conserve energy because it’s super-cold. But you should be conserving energy anyway. [WLKY]

If Seattle can’t figure out gigabit internet, is there any hope for Louisville? Of course there is. And we’re not just saying that because of the silly Possibility City crap. [Engadget]

Bullitt County is still fighting over a smoking ban. This has been going on for at least a hundred years – or it seems like it. [WAVE3]

Kentuckians are no stranger to political corruption and vote-buying. Everyone in the Commonwealth gives an eye roll to news of money changing hands to get such-n-such candidate out of whatever race they’re in – because it’s everyday, it’s political reality. What’s not everyday is when a candidate for U.S. Senate comes forward to admit his opponent tried to buy him out of the race. [Page One]

Looks like WCPO in Cincinnasti is erecting a paywall on its website. Because they apparently haven’t realized that paywalls only work for giants like national newspapers. [TV News Check]

Publisher Tom Monahan will retire on March 31 after nearly 30 years at Business First. [Business First]

How close to poverty are you? Where can you find concentrated poverty in America? [Bill Moyers]