All Kinds Of Fun Things Happening At The UofL

The head of the union representing workers at the city’s Air Pollution Control District is suing Metro Government over plans to make employees reapply for their jobs. [WDRB]

Regardless of how you feel about Mike O’Connell? His family deserves your kind thoughts. Matthew O’Connell, one of two sons of Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell, was found dead in his car Monday afternoon, law-enforcement officials said. [C-J/AKN]

You didn’t need good seats to get a view of the races thanks to Churchill Downs’ new big screen. IN NEW ALBANY! [WHAS11]

Alison Grimes won’t like reading it but here’s what climate change means for Kentucky, according to the White House. [Page One]

The Kentucky Humane Society’s 20th annual Waggin’ Trail Walk for the Animals is Saturday, May 17, at a new location—Beckley Creek Park at The Parklands of Floyds Fork. [WLKY]

If you ride a bike around Lexington, there are some places where pedaling with extra caution might be wise, a new study suggests. [H-L]

If you were at the track for Oaks and Derby, the new big board was hard to miss. Ideas are now floating around about what to do with the board when horses aren’t racing. [WAVE3]

When President Barack Obama visited an Amazon’s fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tennessee last year, he compared it to Santa’s workshop. “This is kind of like the North Pole of the south right here,” he said. Then speaking of the workers, he added, “Got a bunch of good-looking elves here.” [The Guardian]

Earlier this week, Governor Steve Beshear signed an executive order approving the University of Louisville’s decision to hire eight law firms. [External PDF Link]

Don’t worry, Kentucky is not one of the most bike friendly states in the nation. It’s one of the least friendly. [Fast Company]

The Kentucky Attorney General’s office has appointed a special prosecutor to determine whether Councilman David James’ simultaneous job as a University of Louisville police officer is unconstitutional. [WFPL]

A Kentucky police officer who was assaulted at a Jeffersonville restaurant in late March says he’s appreciative of the witnesses who gave statements to police that resulted in the arrest of two men Thursday. [News & Tribune]

Will Greg Fischer take the same stance as the mayor of Kansas City when it comes to Lyft and such? [Click the Clicky]

3 thoughts on “All Kinds Of Fun Things Happening At The UofL

  1. “Wrackin’ up Dough for the Barristers”

    Professor Dubyas: “Can you believe our UofL honchos hirin’ 8 law firms? What gives?”

    Professor Noit: “Hell, they need more than that to handle all their effin’ scandals.”

  2. “A Search for Truth”

    Reporter: “Councilman, why did you take that extra job as a UofL police officer?”

    Councilman: “I have a reasonable explanation: to learn more about scandals.”

  3. Noted that several of the firms specialize in bankruptcy!!! Didn’t know you could bankrupt an university academic program — although it would probably qualify.

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