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July 31st, 2014 by admin · No Comments

The Affordable Care Act has Louisville’s health department exchanging patients for policy, cutting back on child immunizations and preventative care for women. [WDRB]

They didn’t require passports, as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency threatened for access by Kentucky residents to its climate change hearings this month and next. But for the first time, the Metropolitan Sewer District on Monday required that anyone attending its board meeting produce a government-issued identification card, such as a driver’s license. [C-J/AKN]

As federal courts in rapid succession strike down gay marriage bans, opposition to same-sex marriage continues to decline in Kentucky. [WHAS11]

Really, Frankfort, giving the Ark Park loonies millions more? [H-L]

WARNING: ANOTHER RIDICULOUS AUTOPLAY VIDEO! Clark County Sheriff Danny Rodden is on administrative leave of absence effective immediately in the wake of Tuesday’s announcement that he faces federal charges involving a prostitute. [WLKY]

Valuing diversity is apparently frowned upon in Corporate America — unless you’re a white man. [HuffPo]

Here’s more on John Boel’s OMG THERE’S POOP IN THE WATER investigation. [WAVE3]

Lexington is trying to turn into Louisville with daily shootings. [WLEX18]

The Falls of the Ohio State Park in Clarksville will soon offer visitors a chance to explore a rarely-seen area of the park’s fossil beds. [WFPL]

Want to read the most scandalous Louisville Metro Animal Services story yet? Have at it. The worst in eight years of our LMAS coverage. Everyone from Greg Fischer on down are to blame and should be prosecuted. [The 'Ville Voice]

Second-quarter net income for Humana Inc. fell 18.1 percent from a year earlier, to $344 million, or $2.19 per share, diluted. That’s in line with analysts’ expectations. [Business First]

Jeffersonville city is getting ready to start its marina project despite missing one key component. [News & Tribune]

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MSD Probably Just Wants Your Entire Paycheck

July 30th, 2014 by admin · No Comments

A Louisville construction firm has accused the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet of issuing a “fraudulent letter” that kept the company from landing a contract on the $2.3 billion Ohio River Bridges Project, according to a federal lawsuit filed last week. [WDRB]

Yesterday, Middletown announced that it has formed a chamber of commerce. Which… apparently matters in addition to the billion other chambers in Louisville. [Press Release]

The JCPS Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to authorize the $1.5 million purchase of the now-closed Presbyterian Community Center in the Smoketown neighborhood. [C-J/AKN]

This guy filed to run as an independent against John Yarmuth yesterday. [SoS]

The Clark County Sheriff, Danny Rodden, has been arrested and is facing several criminal charges. [WHAS11]

Nearly a third of registered voters — 31 percent — still have a neutral opinion of Grimes or don’t know enough about her to form an opinion. [H-L]

The University of Louisville community is mourning the death of a school cheerleader. [WLKY]

Pit bulls have long been subject to myths and stereotypes portraying them as inherently vicious animals that are dangerous to people, other pets or both. Most of those stereotypes are just plain untrue. [HuffPo]

John Boel’s newest “investigation” involves poop in waterways. He’s apparently never been outside Louisville, where this is common. [WAVE3]

Six big takeaways from the latest polling data: McConnell is gaining ground. Grimes doesn’t have the gender gap she needs. Grimes is winning independents — and still losing. McConnell is winning young voters. President Obama is really, really unpopular (black man, Kentucky, you do the math). This is a real race. [National Journal]

Louisville’s Metropolitan Sewer District board on Monday approved a 5.5 percent rate increase, which will raise the average customer’s bill by $29 a year. [WFPL]

Why on earth is New York garbage being shipped to a Kentucky landfill? Hello? Legislature? This should be illegal. [CBS]

Is your pet your property? Or is it a member of the family? Most people will say the latter. And that shift in ideology has been a boon for companies in the pet industry. [Business First]

A former Seymour resident living in Scott County is accused of attempting to sell his two children in exchange for cash, Jennings County authorities said. [News & Tribune]

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Will You Work To Stop This On The Gun Front?

July 29th, 2014 by admin · No Comments

Will Kentucky’s representation in Warshington step up to the plate?

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Do You Smell The JCPS-Teacher Mess Brewing?

July 29th, 2014 by admin · No Comments

Simmons College is expanding its campus with a building on 4th Street in downtown Louisville, but leaders say it is more than an expansion. [WDRB]

A $25 million project at Bellarmine University will add a three-story, curving building in front of the main administration building overlooking Newburg Road — and connect the two buildings at both ends. [C-J/AKN]

Teachers plan to flood the JCPS School Board Meeting on Monday night to rally for larger raises. [WHAS11]

The group seeking to build a proposed Noah’s Ark theme park in Grant County is once again seeking approval of tax incentives. [H-L]

Jefferson County Public Schools students hit the books again in just 16 days. [WLKY]

More from the Department of Things Ken Ham Doesn’t Understand. Some 70 million years ago, three tyrannosaurs stalked together across a mud flat in Canada, possibly searching for prey. [HuffPo]

Another day, another crazy gun crime in Possibility City. [WAVE3]

Want to read the most scandalous Louisville Metro Animal Services story yet? Have at it. The worst in eight years of our LMAS coverage. Everyone from Greg Fischer on down are to blame and should be prosecuted. [The 'Ville Voice]

Two years ago, Las Vegas real estate investor Jared Weiss purchased the boyhood home of Louisville boxing legend Muhammad Ali for $70,000. Weiss, an avid fan of Ali, bought the home with plans to transform it into a museum. [WFPL]

Kentucky is pushing to digitize court records and eventually make them more accessible to the public. [WLEX18]

Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives, parent company of KentuckyOne Health Inc., soon could be getting into the insurance business in Kentucky. [Business First]

The Clarksville Town Council voted 5-1 last week to approve a change order to its contract with HDR Engineering, the firm contracted to design its new wastewater treatment plant. [News & Tribune]

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Gov. Steve Beshear’s Weekly Video Update

July 28th, 2014 by admin · No Comments

On Friday, Papaw Bigot hollered about Kentucky receiving a national award for job creation and securing investments:

Sadly, most everyone in Kentucky now knows that Beshear’s hype about job creation is just that.

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President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

July 28th, 2014 by admin · No Comments

This week President Barack Obama focused on closing corporate tax loopholes:

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Woah, What Happened To Summer Break, Kids?

July 28th, 2014 by admin · No Comments

Already planning a new elementary school in Norton Commons, Jefferson County Public Schools is looking to free-up more space in fast-growing eastern Louisville by converting Kennedy Metro — an alternative middle school near Jeffersontown – into an elementary school. [WDRB]

Hold on to your wigs, ladies, cause Ann Oldfather is about to eat Possibility City alive again! And not just because she’s the bee’s (bees’?) knees. An attorney for retired firefighters argues Louisville owes her clients another million dollars a year and counting as the city continues to appeal the latest ruling in a fight over pension and overtime. [C-J/AKN]

The heat expected to crank up as Wayside Christian Mission kicked off their summer version of their Operation White Flag campaign. [WHAS11]

Keeneland Race Course is delaying plans to begin offering instant racing on its Lexington campus because of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup. On Friday, the city’s Board of Adjustment granted the Lexington racetrack a 60-day postponement for its application for a special permit to build a 61,000-square-foot building to house the instant-racing terminals. [H-L]

With the start of the new school year just around the corner, an event was held Saturday to make sure every student is ready to go. [WLKY]

There may be a philosophical difference between the two candidates on how best to create jobs. But Grimes’ use of a single quote that appeared in a six-paragraph story of a local paper doesn’t fully reflect McConnell’s position on job creation. [HuffPo]

A Louisville hot dog vendor who is free on bond after being charged with murder in a suspected case of road rage was back selling hot dogs at his long-time perch in front of the Hall of Justice. [WAVE3]

A former Ford Motor Co engineer is being investigated by the FBI after listening devices were found in meeting rooms at company offices, the automaker said on Friday. [Reuters]

For the first time, Jefferson County Public Schools will have mental health counselors based in schools. [WFPL]

Want to read the most scandalous Louisville Metro Animal Services story yet? Have at it. The worst in eight years of our LMAS coverage. Everyone from Greg Fischer on down are to blame and should be prosecuted. [The 'Ville Voice]

The national average mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed loan thus far in 2014 is lower than the total for 2013, according to a report. [Business First]

Like the dispatchers he oversees often are, Brad Meixell is in a race against time. The county’s 911 executive director with the Clark County Office of Emergency Communications, Meixell is charged with the day-to-day operations of the county’s central 911 call center, or central alarm. [News & Tribune]

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Congressman Yarmuth On The GOP Poverty Push

July 25th, 2014 by admin · No Comments

Rep. John Yarmuth is not having the Republican Party’s nonsense on poverty:

If John were a drag queen, he would have already snatched a weave off somebody’s head.

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Your Weekly Transportation Lady Video Update

July 25th, 2014 by admin · No Comments

Because so many people are getting killed in Louisville when they go for a walk, this week the Transportation Lady focuses on pedestrian safety:

Moral of this story? DO NOT go outside in Louisville. Especially if you are poor or live in a more suburban area.

Oh! KYTC also does other videos – like this cool one:

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Come On, WLKY, Enough With Autoplay Videos!

July 25th, 2014 by admin · 1 Comment

A well traveled stretch of road near the University of Louisville will soon go from two lanes to one, in both directions. [WDRB]

Maybe they don’t know which outdoor activities are available, or how to access them. Or maybe they don’t think they have the time. [C-J/AKN]

We may be honest, but a new study says Louisville is one of the saddest cities in America. [WHAS11]

I feel sorry for the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who have crossed our southern border, desperate to escape the widespread violence and poverty in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. But the people I pity are the adults in this country who — wrapped up in selfishness, mean-spirited politics or misguided patriotism — have tried to make the lives of these vulnerable kids more miserable than they already are. [Tom Eblen]

WARNING: autoplay video. This story will make your eyes roll back in your head. [WLKY]

Looky here! LMEMS is trying to hire another doctor because the one they have on staff (Richmond) is never in town. [Possibility City]

Barely three months after General Electric and the University of Louisville announced that a vacant warehouse would house an innovative microfactory for research and development, FirstBuild is open. [WAVE3]

This study found that kids prefer healthier lunches. The school food lobby refuses to believe it, though. [Mother Jones]

A preliminary analysis of the effects of the EPA’s new greenhouse gas rules on regions of the country suggest some states fighting the regulations—like Texas and Oklahoma—may see economic benefits under the rule. [WFPL]

Want to read the most scandalous Louisville Metro Animal Services story yet? Have at it. The worst in eight years of our LMAS coverage. Everyone from Greg Fischer on down are to blame and should be prosecuted. [The 'Ville Voice]

Entrepreneur Alex Frommeyer is working with University of Louisville engineering students on a new venture called HelioMap. The startup provides a Web-based quoting service for solar panel installations in homes and businesses. [Business First]

Attorneys for same-sex couples challenging Indiana’s gay marriage ban are objecting to the state’s request that all 10 members of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hear the case. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, Lambda Legal and a private law firm argue in a brief filed Monday that a three-judge panel is enough. [News & Tribune]

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