UofL Continues To Play A Game Of Secrecy

It’s Louisville’s signature event of the summer — but before Forecastle music rumbles the Ohio River, we’re hearing sounds of setup and seeing what makes this year’s festival bigger than ever. [WDRB]

Pretty sure we were the first to tell you GE was in talks to sell its appliance business. [C-J/AKN]

Medical emergency runs in Louisville are getting a second look while city and suburban fire chiefs negotiate over money. [WHAS11]

A lawyer asked the public Wednesday not to rush to judgment in the case of a young Western Kentucky woman accused of killing her 5-year-old son by poisoning him with salt, but he offered no details in her defense. Lacey Spears of Scottsville, Ky., in Allen County, “looks forward to her day in court and the opportunity to challenge the allegations,” attorney Stephen Riebling said after a brief court session. [H-L]

Police said they have two people in custody after three downtown Louisville banks within a block of each other were robbed Wednesday afternoon. [WLKY]

Jimmy Russell grew up along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, so it was a foregone conclusion that he would one day go to work for a distillery, just like his father had. [Fast Company]

The YMCA of Greater Louisville has teamed with Jefferson County Public Schools to provide swim lessons for hundreds of children who might not otherwise have access. [WAVE3]

In October of 2011, Jeromy Coots helped transport the lifeless body of his older brother out of the coal mine where they’d worked together in eastern Kentucky. Richard Coots, just 23 years old, had been crushed to death by a piece of mining machinery below ground. [HuffPo]

The University of Louisville is still fighting to keep emails, memos and other notes related to a high-profile financial audit cloaked from public view. [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!]

A Louisville Metro Council committee has postponed making a recommendation about three companies’ proposals to bring fiber Internet service to Louisville. [Business First]

The Clark County Commissioners and County Council are working on untangling some crossed wires that have caused numerous recent communication issues between the two bodies. [News & Tribune]

4 thoughts on “UofL Continues To Play A Game Of Secrecy

  1. Seems to me that I recall Steve Wilson of the UofL Board of Trustees called Comb=Over out for the secrecy and tried to quit the Board but the Gubernator didn’t accept his resignation and suggested instead that he ‘ask questions.’ Why doesn’t Wilson NOW take the lead, publicly, and demand that the Attorney General force the release of the audit information — or file suit to cause it to happen, himself. Has Wilson been ‘bought out’ too?

  2. “Good Point, Ole Highlander”

    If he showed courage and independence, Wilson could rise from the dead and become the first member of the Board of Cadavers to bring home the truth about what transpires at Belknap. If he did so, he would be doing the Commonwealth a huge favor. But will anyone buck Comb-Over? So far, the Board has been like silent bugs in a sea of his red hair, dyed unmercifully.

  3. Novena: Wilson is financially ‘un-buyable’ (as the husband of Laura Lee Brown [of Brown-Forman wealth]). So, while a possibility, my instincts tell me that he has been ‘encouraged’ by certain other members of the Board of Cadavers who have been members (forever – like Marie Abrams and Jonathan Blue) to “get along, you have to go along.” As a matter of fact, I’d be willing to bet on it. Wilson’s not a particularly confrontational guy, so he’d be an easy target for 2 cadavers who have good sports seating at the Sports-versity games — (FYI the Blue cadaver tweets as the Cards No. 1 Fan!!!)

  4. “More Rigor Mortis at UofL”

    Highlander, I am not surprised. The Cadavers tend to wake up more at basketball games than they do at Board meetings. I think they care more about the former than they do the academic and fiscal integrity of the campus. It’s a crying shame!

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