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March 13th, 2014 by admin · 1 Comment

The cold and snowy winter weather has made it tough on area homebuilders. [WDRB]

Wasn’t this Tina’s campaign headquarters at some point? A long-vacant Frankfort Avenue transmission repair shop and adjoining property owned by developer Todd Blue has been fenced off, blocking parking that had been used by customers of nearby businesses and the general public. [C-J/AKN]

There is a clean bill of health for WHAS11’s Political Editor Joe Arnold after undergoing a colonoscopy that was live tweeted. [WHAS11]

2014 is the first year most Americans will have to either have health insurance or face a tax penalty. But most people who are aware of the penalty think it’s pretty small, at least for this first year. And that could turn into an expensive mistake. [NPR]

The Federal Railroad Administration has released its report on the cause of the 2012 West Point train derailment. [WLKY]

Damon Thayer will present to a legislative committee Thursday a new version of his bill to let U.S. Sen. Rand Paul run for re-election and president on the same Kentucky ballot in 2016. [Bluegrass Politics]

A man shot and killed by Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies trying to serve a warrant on Tuesday has been identified, and investigators now say he was not the man they were looking for. [WAVE3]

An attorney representing former New Albany Urban Enterprise Zone Executive Director Mike Ladd said he would like to settle the lawsuit filed against the organization out of court, but stressed a settlement of less than what the plaintiff feels is owed to him will not be accepted. [News & Tribune]

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said a string of hotels set to be constructed in downtown Louisville will play a vital role in accommodating the city’s growing tourism industry. [WFPL]

Yes, Blackstone still very much owns the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its legislature. [Page One]

A $10,000 prize will be on the line when the area’s top innovators compete in “the Search for the Next Big Thing” at Bellarmine University on March 21. [Business First]

Tags: Bellarmine · Downtown · Economy · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Hype · Indiana · Politics · State Government · Weather

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  • 1 jtt // Mar 13, 2014 at 11:31 am

    I have laughed so hard I cried at the issue with Blue and the Frankfort and Franck property – the city SOLD him the property and then were SHOCKED that … he wouldn’t let people park there? Sheesh, what idiot in Metro government made the deal to begin with. And Tina, sorry, you aren’t running, so you are now a lame-duck, any “verbal agreements” are worth the paper they are written on …

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