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Indiana Side Of The Bridge May Never Open

April 18th, 2014 by admin · 3 Comments

The Kentucky State Fair Board is seeking to team up with additional corporate sponsors — both large and small businesses — for the state fair. [WDRB]

Eighteen months after Stan Curtis was charged with stealing $183,354 from a national charity he founded, leaders of another food charity he started years before — Kentucky Harvest — say it has largely recovered from the scandal. [C-J/AKN]

A tuition increase is on the way at the University of Louisville but they aren’t saying by how much. [WHAS11]

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he has a history of handling sexual harassment cases the right way, and Frankfort Democrats are “scrambling to try to belatedly get it right.” [Sam Youngman]

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway renewed his fight against child abuse during a stop in Louisville on Thursday. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t really a stop, as he already lives in Louisville. [WLKY]

Segregation now. In Tuscaloosa today, nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v. Board of Education never happened. [ProPublica]

Tempers flared as would-be neighbors and veterans met to discuss plans for a controversial VA hospital in eastern Jefferson County on Wednesday. [WAVE3]

The latest appointment to the Kentucky Retirement Systems board of trustees by Steve Beshear is unsettling, to say the least. [Page One]

Matt Taibbi describes writing his latest book—”The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap”—as a journalistic revelation of sorts. [WFPL]

As part of the state highway construction plan approved this week by the Kentucky General Assembly, a total of $38 million in road projects were approved related to the University of Louisville’s main Belknap Campus. [Business First]

Imagine that… Now that permanent lighting rails are being installed on the Big Four Bridge ramp, Jeffersonville’s April 30 opening date will have to pushed back, according to an Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Will Wingfield. [News & Tribune]

Tags: Charity · Democrats · Indiana · Jack Conway · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · Race · State Government · University of Louisville

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Novena // Apr 18, 2014 at 9:43 am

    “More Dark Days for UofL Students”

    UofL student #1: “Jimbo will keep us in the dark about tuition increases so it will be too late to transfer.”

    UofL student #2: “I hear it’s safe to transfer to Western KY. Petrino is here and no longer there. Bowling Green is beginning to sound nice.”

  • 2 Gary Guss // Apr 18, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    IDOT … IDIOT ! Only one letter difference

  • 3 The Tim // Apr 18, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Actually, Gus, it’s INDOT. And I do agree, this whole bridge lighting issue has been a cluster fudge from the beginning.

    And to be honest, we’re mining the IN side of the bridge, ala Escape from New York, to keep lawless bands of teens from reaching the Sunnyside.

    Tuition at the U of L is up again, and pay raises for clueless Jimbo R are up, too.

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