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July 18th, 2014 by admin · 2 Comments

Louisville Metro Police are giving out free moped and scooter locks as part of an effort to reduce thefts in the Metro area. [WDRB]

Before facing allegations of standardized test violations at Male High School, former Principal David Mike led struggling Western High to a celebrated turnaround. [C-J/AKN]

Is J-town the worst part of Louisville? A family took a piece of land they considered run down, and started a garden. They filled it with different prairie grasses and wild flowers and wanted them to grow naturally. Now, Jeffersontown residents said those plants are causing problems for the neighbors and the size of the plants violate city code. [WHAS11]

Kentucky’s unemployment rate for June 2014 dropped to 7.4 percent from a revised 7.7 percent in May 2014, according to the state Office of Employment and Training. [H-L]

Louisville metro parks and the Department of Public Health unveiled a new milestone in the effort to get our community healthier. The Parks Department is politely asking people to keep their cigarettes away from places where children might play. [WLKY]

Certain life factors make a big difference for students as they start their first year of school. A new analysis from Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit group behind Sesame Street, looked at how four risk factors impacted the abilities of kindergarten students right as they entered school. [HuffPo]

Fire chiefs say that Greg Fischer low-balled them for medical service. Which surprises absolutely no one. [WAVE3]

Statistics show that since the initial rollout of President Barack Obama’s controversial health-care law, the Patient Protection-Affordable Care Act, Kentuckians have taken advantage of the opportunity to get covered. [Ashland Independent]

Louisville Metro Housing Authority officials are considering taking part in a study that, in theory, would eliminate some financial burdens that come with living in public housing. [WFPL]

Are you a generous person or someone who loves animals? Help Jackson the Dachshund out ASAP, as he needs surgery! Jessica has been a tireless advocate for years and has definitely given more than she’s received. Let’s all pitch in. [Go Fund Me!]

University of Louisville officials are considering how to expand and focus the school’s research efforts. [Business First]

What are the most dangerous intersections and roads in New Albany, and how can they be improved? [News & Tribune]

Tags: Economy · Education · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Housing · Indiana · JCPS · Jeffersontown · LMPD · Parks · Smoking Ban · University of Louisville · Youth

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  • 1 The 'ole Highlander // Jul 18, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    So the Sports-versity wants to expand its research business/capability — how’s that going to get done when the ‘new’ [old] football coach can’t recruit any 4 and 5 star football players (according to today’s CJ) to an academic institution that’s ranked 161st in its academic program (obviously meaning that 4 and 5 star recruits wouldn’t even have to go to class much and that the academic competition is zilch). Head hits Desk.

  • 2 Novena // Jul 18, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    “Cards Lose Another Football Recruit”

    Star recruit: “Coach, whatcha got at UofL? I also have offers from Vandy, Notre Dame, Northwestern, and Stanford.”

    Coach: “If I were you, son, I’d take any of the other offers. I’m Christian enough not to lie to you.”

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