Have You Been To The Kentucky State Fair Lately?

The City of Hillview was hit Tuesday with an $11.4 million judgment in in Bullitt County Circuit Court over a long-running property dispute with a truck-driving school. [C-J/AKN]

All eyes were on the skies as people watched in awe of two performers on 90-foot sway poles. It was just one of the many attractions at the Kentucky State Fair. [WDRB]

This is a rather scathing editorial about Mitch McConnell’s tendency to hype when it comes to terrorists and scaring meemaws. [H-L]

Police say a man put a pregnant cashier in a headlock and threatened her life. [WAVE3]

Here’s even more on the Barbara Shanklin and the Ethics Commission vote this week. [WFPL]

Louisville Metro Police are looking for a man they said is responsible for a business robbery. [WLKY]

Louisville’s Hillerich & Bradsby Co. Inc. is part of a $14.5 million settlement of a lawsuit involving the use of metal bats. [Business First]

Owsley Brown Frazier gave a rare interview about his life to WHAS11. You should check it out. [WHAS11]

Even in the face of repeated debunkings by journalists, Romney’s presidential campaign has continued to produce new ads falsely claiming that President Barack Obama ended the requirement that people on welfare, formally known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, engage in work. [HuffPo]

Barbara Shanklin doesn’t get her way, after all. The ethics complaint against Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin is moving forward. [C-J/AKN]

Kentucky won’t be seeing many of these presidential ads because it’s essentially no man’s land on the campaign front. [Page One]

Really Compassionate With All Those Murders

New information made public by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week suggests that the Louisville area could violate the agency’s new standard for fine particles and soot when it is put in place later this year. [C-J/AKN]

Did you hear? Another person was shot dead in Louisville because it’s such a compassionate city. [FOX41]

Americans heard something on the U.S. Senate floor last Wednesday that they haven’t heard for nearly three years: a coal-state senator and longtime supporter of the coal industry speak eloquent truth to power. [Tom Eblen]

Read this story about some awful human being in New Albany and see how long it takes your blood to boil. [WAVE3]

Most Americans oppose President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform even though they strongly support most of its provisions, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Sunday, with the Supreme Court set to rule within days on whether the law should stand. [Reuters]

344 people got laid off from a credit card processing company in Louisville and next to no one in the press sees that as significant. [WHAS11]

The latest corruption and wasted money shenanigans from Barbara Shanklin will make your skin crawl in rage. And you wonder why Louisville can’t have nice things. [C-J/AKN]

Yet another great story for your Monday morning coffee. Remember that guy who beat his wife to death with a rock last year? He hanged himself. [WLKY]

Officials hope to bring entrepreneurs to downtown Jeffersonville by showing off some of the area’s available properties. [Business First]

So far this year, there have been ten days when air quality is forecasted to be bad in the Louisville area, and as the summer wears on there will be many more. [WFPL]

You know how you tell yourself everything in Southern Indiana smells like poop so you don’t have to go over there? It apparently does and Clarksville has finally decided to do something about it. [News & Tribune]

What this story about Yum! Brands maybe stealing music from The Black Keys for a Pizza Hut commercial doesn’t tell you? They often use a local ad guy who is supposed to handle that sort of thing. Here’s betting he doesn’t get much work from them in the future. [More WHAS11]

Holiday World Advertising Is So Perfectly Timed

Could this Kentucky Kingdom-Holiday World thing have had better timing?

It all coincided with the warm season… and a monster uptick in Holiday World advertising on every television station in the region. Seems like every five seconds there’s a Holiday World spot.

Months of free press for something positive (the opening of Kentucky Kingdom… but without, you know, rides). Then they pull out and play the victim (which they only partially are, thanks to the incompetence and corruption in Frankfort).

Timed so perfectly one would think it was almost purposefully planned this way.

Let’s Give Cordish Cos All Of Downtown Louisville

Jeffersonville’s City Council and Clarksville’s Town Council approved resolutions at separate meetings Monday night urging federal transportation officials to expedite construction of the easter(sic) bridge and postpone the downtown bridge construction until there are alternatives to charging tolls on that span. [C-J/AKN]

Maybe Downtown Louisville wouldn’t be in such a sorry state if all of the city’s development cash hadn’t been squandered on Cordish Cos. [FOX41]

So much for promised transparency! Jerry Abramson and the Beshear Administration tried to hide today’s tax “reform” meeting by asking the Legislative Research Commission to keep its cameras turned off. [Page One]

We wanted to check this thing about moms from Ken Selvaggi out but couldn’t read it because he is apparently drunk with apostrophes. [WAVE3]

It’s interesting that next to no one is talking about how Democrats worked against Dick Lugar because they prefer to run against the teabagger. Or that those Democrats are some of the most corrupt in the country. It’d be hilarious to watch them lose to the teabagger. [TPM]

It’s apparently a big deal that a local fast food restaurant is going to be featured in that joint’s parent company’s commercial? Even though locals are working for free. [WHAS11]

You bending over and grabbing your ankles yet? Because Greg Fischer really wants to push this utilities merger through before his term is up. [WFPL]

Lexington got something else right: the council voted against discussing a reduction of ambulance staffing levels. In Louisville, Metro Government allows EMS to continually fall off a cliff. [H-L]

Don’t worry! Everything is puppies and rainbows downtown. Despite next to no one living there and absolutely no local businesses within reach. [C-J/AKN]

That historical marker was finally placed outside Muhammad Ali’s childhood home. [WLKY]

Can you imagine how embarrassing it will be when Covington – the armpit of Kentucky – becomes more developed and livable than Louisville? [Business First]

Media Now Silent On Greg’s Corrupt Shenanigans

If the person committing the campaign finance violations/crimes Greg Fischer and his team are responsible for with the bait-and-switch they pulled with funds from people like Bruce Lunsford and Ed Hart had been a Republican? The editorial board would have already firebombed their house. With Greg Fischer, it’s completely ignored and swept under the rug. [Why Louisville Can’t Have Nice Things]

Turns out sleazy commercials being paraded as news content aren’t unique to Louisville television newscasts. Imagine that. [WaPo]

Remember when Kelly Downard had the guts to stand up to Greg Fischer’s crew last week? Remember when it took us threatening a lawsuit (which is drafted and was shared with Fischer’s folks) to get Fischer’s folks to do their damn jobs? [The ‘Ville Voice]

Jeffersonville is expanding wireless internet service. Louisville yawns and goes back to suffering worse than it did under Jerry Abramson. [Business First]

Deteroit is nearing bankruptcy as the city flirts with fiscal disaster. Could it happen in Louisville? [The Economist]

Louisville is apparently so insignificant that it’s not even included on many globes. [Slate]

It’s going to be a nightmare watching Greg Fischer try to get Louisville through this $6 million budget shortfall that he’s caused. [WLKY]

How shocked are you that cracks were misclassified on the Sherman Minton in the years leading up to the shut down? [C-J/AKN]

Will Louisvillians ever stop killing each other? Will stories like this one ever stop flowing? [FOX41]

Naturally, it takes a newspaper in Indiana to run a story about the East End Bridge and that crazy ass tunnel mess. Your local paper can’t be bothered. [News & Tribune]

Jefferson County Public Schools has yet again stepped in it. JCPS purchased an apartment complex next to Iroquois High School and told a bunch of elderly and disabled people that they had to find a new place to live by December 30. [WHAS11]

Remember this during the inauguration tomorrow when you’re wondering why Kentucky can’t have nice things. [Page One]

Only in Louisville would we still be spending tens upon tens of thousands of dollars debating an ineffective and hated student assignment plan. [WFPL]