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It’s A Great Thing That Portland Is Being Saved

July 1st, 2014 by admin · 1 Comment

World Cup fever is here, and millions are glued to the TV. Now, a Louisville business is flying high thanks to fans cheering on their home country. [WDRB]

A group of 2,000 young adults will be at work for the next eight weeks thanks to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s SummerWorks program. [C-J/AKN]

Reminder: Greg Fischer and crew are charging you even more to park downtown. So… probably should go where there’s free parking. Which is not downtown. [WHAS11]

A group of museums and attractions in downtown Louisville has launched a new website to tout the area’s “Museum Row.” [H-L]

A murder suspect’s defense attorney continues to protest his client’s bond. [WLKY]

In a scathing appraisal, a review ordered by President Barack Obama of the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system concludes that medical care for veterans is beset by “significant and chronic system failures,” substantially verifying problems raised by whistleblowers and internal and congressional investigators. [HuffPo]

Kentucky graduates leave college with more than $20,000 in debt on average, and Alison Lundergan Grimes is hopeful that her remedy could be another wedge issue as she tries to pry Mitch McConnell out of the Senate. Spoiler alert: it won’t. [WAVE3]

Congressman John Yarmuth on immigration reform: “Every day we wait to fix our broken immigration system, more families are separated, businesses face continued uncertainty, and we miss out on new economic opportunities. The Senate has already acted, and I’m extremely disappointed that Speaker Boehner is bending to a minority of House Republicans and blocking a vote on commonsense, comprehensive immigration reform, which I believe would pass the House tomorrow.” [Press Release]

Change is coming to Louisville’s Portland neighborhood, like it or not. Louisville’s Portland neighborhood is starting to look like the new NuLu—the next previously-overlooked historic Louisville neighborhood ripe for redevelopment and preservation. [WFPL]

San Francisco bridge officials have approved the construction of suicide-prevention nets alongside the Golden Gate Bridge. [BBC]

National College is appealing a $147,000 fine levied against it for failing to cooperate with the Kentucky attorney general. [Business First]

If White Reach Development’s proposed $25 million project at the southwest corner of 10th and Spring streets in Jeffersonville moves forward as planned, it could become a $40 million development in short order, said Michael Fulkerson with FDA One LLC, White Reach’s local representative. [News & Tribune]

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  • 1 C EVERETT // Jul 2, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Portland does not have a a single restaurant outside of fast food, not any bookstore or movie theatres, and not one quality shopping mall. There needs to be commercial access to the Ohio River and a realization of utter alienation of Portland’s residents.

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