Seriously, Enough With The Flipping Shootings

If the new Omni hotel in downtown Louisville is solidly profitable, Omni will share some of the proceeds with Metro government through “profit participation payments,” according to the broad terms of a $261 million deal that was announced last week. [WDRB]

After Shawn Donahue, a former Harrison County juvenile prosecutor and an active member of the local Democratic Party, was charged with theft and welfare fraud a year ago, fellow Democrats insisted that the move was politically motivated. Now Republican leaders in the county say they believe political influence was a factor after a judge dismissed the felony charges. [C-J/AKN]

Louisville Metro Police are investigating a shooting death involving the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. [WHAS11]

The House Education Committee approved a bill that would allow school districts to waive as many as 10 days of school instead of making up all the time lost to bad weather this winter. [H-L]

An investigation is underway, after a pedestrian was killed on Dixie Highway. [WLKY]

The new ambassador to Britain was stunned to spot something peculiar not far from the U.S. Embassy: a plaque on the side of a once-grand building paying tribute to America’s most notorious traitor. [NBC News]

He seems nice. Neighbors on Hazelwood Avenue reported a man on his front porch, yelling and pointing a rifle at them. [WAVE3]

The latest messes involving No Kill Louisville (thank goodness it’s not LMAS!) aren’t likely to end any time soon. [Here & Here]

Sorry, Nathan Haney, but it’s not going to happen. Louisville Republicans have a new ad campaign aimed at winning over African-American voters. [WFPL]

No, KentuckyOne’s problems aren’t a result of health care reform. They’re a result of piss poor management that everyone saw coming months and months ago. [Business First]

The Clark County Council agreed to pay for one of two probation positions mandated by Judge Vicki Carmichael in November 2013, but it got the probation department to agree to pay for the other. [News & Tribune]