Puppies & Rainbows! Morning In Possibility City!

The University of Louisville says it has enrolled more first-year students this year than ever before. [WDRB]

Checking on how area homeless population is adjusting during bridge construction. [C-J/AKN]

A Louisville hot dog vendor charged with murder in a road rage shooting is back in court. [WHAS11]

You can’t even wear a towel and sing Christmas carols outside a Lexington school these days without getting arrested. [H-L]

WARNING: RIDICULOUS AUTO-PLAY VIDEO! Police said someone shot 30-year-old Lajuan Gordon near a convenience store and vacant parking lot at Oleanda Court and Arcade Avenue. [WLKY]

The fight over whether shoppers should be allowed to tote guns openly in American businesses is about to spill into the aisles of Kroger, the nation’s largest supermarket chain. [HuffPo]

A walk through the Kentucky State Fair could be a trip down memory lane, especially for Louisville football and basketball fans. The University of Louisville Cardinals no longer play at Cardinal Stadium or Freedom Hall, but that doesn’t mean the facilities aren’t being used. [WAVE3]

Louisvillians should probably all read this story about St. Louis. You’ll relate to it like woah. [Gizmodo]

Metro Louisville has revised its 2014 Health Equity Report to correct information that falsely declared some neighborhoods as having worse health outcomes than they actually did. [WFPL]

Alison’s folks probably should think twice before bringing family members into politics. Because now Jerry Lundergan’s potentially illegal contributions to his daughter’s campaign are front and center. Tens upon tens of thousands in bus rental fees, reduced catering and event fees, the list goes on for days. [Politico Pro]

After complaints about crowding and lack of seating, St. James Court Art Show is changing how its food vending is laid out. [Business First]

Clark County’s longest-standing civil case had another hearing Thursday, but all sides will have to wait even longer as the judge made no decision before adjournment. [News & Tribune]

6 thoughts on “Puppies & Rainbows! Morning In Possibility City!

  1. Hey Novena: They’re reporting that the Sports-versity has enrolled more ‘students’ than ever before!!!! It’s amazing how many students (with money) you can admit when you don’t have a reading entry exam. I’ve got a couple McGuffey Readers somewhere. Wonder what Comb-over’d pay for them??

  2. “The UofL Test Is Yet to Come”

    Highlander, the crucial marker for UofL will be how it improves its graduation rate. The SportsU has been notorious for its low rates for many years. It would be a shame if many of the newly enrolled students never pass the finish line. We’ll say a prayer for them–a big one!

  3. Novena: With the substantial majority of them matriculating from the local public high schools, I doubt VERY SERIOUSLY that the graduation rate will be enhanced — UNLESS the professors are ORDERED to pass the uneducated mass, in order to ‘fake impress’ the Atlantic Coast Conference — WHICH WOULD’NT SURPRISE ME IN THE LEAST.

  4. Novena: Can you believe it? Thornton’s have given a $3m matching contribution to complete the funding on an academic center to educate the athletes for the newest school in the Atlantic Coast Conference (containing Duke, Wake Forest, UNC, UVA, etc.) The name of the building is “THORNTON’S ACADEMIC CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE [SIC]!!!!!!!!!!! Is there ever going to come a time when the Sportsversity discontinues making a fool of itself.

  5. “The Ruse of Academic Excellence”

    Prof. Nosuprisa: “I see where we got funding for that huge academic/ATHLETIC center. Now, I suppose our PR Office will say we are in the same scholastic league as Duke, UNC, UVA, and Wake Forest.”

    Prof. Dubuyous: “We are in their same ATHLETIC conference, but we can’t carry their jock strap for academics. Our lame PR people can’t overcome that truth.”

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