Some Bad Ideas From The Past Just Won’t Die

An audit of Metro government grants to Louisville arts groups, community ministries and social-services agencies found that, in most cases, the recipients failed to submit proof that the money was spent properly. [WDRB]

You’ll cackle when you see the sketches featuring a giant LOUISVILLE sign. With a goal of making downtown Louisville easier to navigate and better connected with nearby neighborhoods, consultants have rolled out a master plan recommending more two-way streets, eliminating the Main Street ramp to Interstate 64 — and extending Waterfront Park west, past Ninth Street. [C-J/AKN]

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer got his hands dirty Saturday helping crews plant trees in Downtown. [WHAS11]

Four gay couples from southern Indiana sued the state Friday, seeking to force Indiana to recognize same-sex marriages from out of state and issue licenses to same-sex couples. [ABC News]

Another day, another senseless shooting. Gunfire erupted in west Louisville overnight, and now police are treating it as a homicide case. [WLKY]

Four same-sex couples from Southern Indiana are suing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence in federal court to allow them to legally marry or to have their marriages recognized. [News & Tribune]

Pedestrians are apparently never, ever safe in Possibility City. There’s so much compassion here that gun and pedestrian deaths get canceled out. Just like the animal euthanasia rate. [WAVE3]

Sen. Rand Paul has noticed that some of his would-be rivals for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination are using this week’s Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) meeting to portray him as a foreign policy isolationist. [Sam Youngman]

The Louisville Metro Ethics Commission on Thursday dismissed three complaints against Council President Jim King, saying two were untimely and the third lacked probable cause. [WFPL]

Uncertainty over a short-lived proposal to open employment to gays at Kentucky’s largest private child care agency prompted many of its supportive churches to withhold giving last year, causing a multi-million dollar shortfall. [HuffPo]

Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government has selected 12 finalists for the city’s Lots Of Possibility competition, which seeks innovative citizen ideas for redeveloping and reusing vacant lots. More than 100 applications were submitted by citizens and community groups. [Business First]

When lawmakers wrestled last year with new standards for releasing selenium into streams by coal mines and industry, they were assured by state officials the proposals were based on sound science and had been agreed to by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials. But a Dec. 27, 2013 letter from Virgil Lee Andrews Jr., the Frankfort field office supervisor for USFAW, to the Region Four office of the Environmental Protection Agency indicates the information given the legislature’s Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee wasn’t accurate. [Ronnie Ellis]

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