Bad News For UofL Continues To Flow

When Kentucky and Indiana start charging drivers to cross the Ohio River next year, a cadre of behind-the-scenes workers will oversee toll transactions on three bridges. It’s estimated that more than 110,000 vehicles will use those spans each day. [WDRB]

A “major progress announcement” in regard to the Downtown Crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project is scheduled to be made by Gov. Steve Beshear and other top officials Monday morning. [C-J/AKN]

Another day, another shooting in Possibility City. [WHAS11]

Plans are proceeding to build in Mercer County the largest solar-powered generating facility in Kentucky. Louisville Gas & Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities announced Friday that they have secured a contract for engineering, procurement and construction of the facility, and that construction is expected to begin in November. [H-L]

Oh, wait! Another day, another pedestrian death in Possibility Compassionate City. [WLKY]

Black men from around the nation are gathering on the National Mall to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March and call for policing reforms and changes in black communities. [HuffPo]

It’s the latest unfavorable national headline for the University of Louisville. This one reads, “Louisville created and continues to nurture dangerous culture for women,” and it tops a story that was posted on Sports Illustrated’s website Friday. [WAVE3]

Back in 1990, as the debate over climate change was heating up, a dissident shareholder petitioned the board of Exxon, one of the world’s largest oil companies, imploring it to develop a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from its production plants and facilities. The board’s response: Exxon had studied the science of global warming and concluded it was too murky to warrant action. The company’s “examination of the issue supports the conclusions that the facts today and the projection of future effects are very unclear.” [LA Times]

In what alternate universe does Louisville have a transportation plan that doesn’t suck? [WFPL]

The color of debt: how collection suits squeeze black neighborhoods. [ProPublica]

Louisville, meet your new integration overlord. His name is Rick Jelinek, and he’s been selected by Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna Inc. to help it integrate Louisville-based health insurer Humana Inc. into its business. [Business First]

Clarksville is moving forward with the next phase of its comprehensive plan, with the Planning Commission now working toward writing up the formal plan based on input gathered at five recent public meetings. [News & Tribune]

4 thoughts on “Bad News For UofL Continues To Flow

  1. “On UofL, Money, Sex, and Scandal”

    So many scandals at UofL, and so many of them revolve around sex and demeaning women. Look at whom UofL hires and maintains (despite their scandals) to coach major money-making sports–they are the antithesis of worthy role modeling for the treatment of women. They are instead exemplars of boys using girls as toys and clapping their hands for the brutes they lure to campus. And Ramsey and the Board just continue to p;lay along because the MONEY continues to roll in.

  2. Yes, The money rolls in……..and it now some of it will be used for the retention of attorneys and consultants to protect the ‘University’s’ image. How better spent is it????

  3. “Reply to Matt”

    How can one protect an image that is already so tarnished? I will admit that UofL spends a lot of dough on image-making and PR. Not so much on faculty and staff salaries, though its honchos and attorneys must be related to Midas by now. It will be one of the most expensive funerals in KY history.

  4. Well, Novena, Thank you.
    It certainly seems that we have hit rock-bottom. I have had several faculty from other schools tell me that the University of Louisville will not survive on sports and that we are in trouble with even (cough) the activities that we prioritize here. I will say that if we had a president with the likes of a person such as Miles Brand, the “figureheads” of UofL’s most *prosperous* sports programs (need I say more?) would be history……

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