The Fun Shootings Move To Old Louisville

Louisville Metro Police have a new way for the public to file complaints against it’s officers. [WDRB]

For thousands of people in Jefferson County, the public school system was desegregated 40 years ago simply to fulfill a court order. But for supporters, it was a remedy to inequalities between poor, predominantly black schools in the city of Louisville — where some teachers even had to check out a pair of scissors to use for a couple of hours because there weren’t enough to go around — and the mostly white and wealthy schools in Jefferson County. [C-J/AKN]

A local preservation group has filed to make the old Louisville Water Company building a historic landmark, WHAS has learned. [WHAS11]

If an industry can’t function without the backup of casino-style gambling, maybe it’s time to move on? Horse track operators and breeders are concerned the good times might be trotting to a close as some states move to rein in a lucrative subsidy that’s helped prop up their long suffering-industry. [H-L]

One person was injured in a shooting early Wednesday morning in Old Louisville. The shooting happened shortly before 3 a.m. in the 300 block of East St. Catherine Street. [WLKY]

Sorry, folks, please stop asking, not interested in writing about Kim Davis. A link is about all you’re gonna get. George Steele, mayor of Grayson, said the national spotlight here has been an economic boost to the small town he governs, however, he realizes some residents wish the attention would be directed elsewhere. [Ashland Independent]

If you aren’t on board with this plan, something is wrong with you. Louisville’s Russell neighborhood is about to get connected. [WAVE3]

According to a new report from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, racial bias can affect the likelihood of people pulling the trigger of a gun—even if shooters don’t realize they were biased to begin with. Researchers found that, in studies conducted over the past decade, participants were more likely to shoot targets depicting black people than those depicting white people. [Mother Jones]

The cauldron of Kentucky politics was dramatically exposed this week for the whole world to see. [WFPL]

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education issued a progress report for those seeking student debt relief who say they were defrauded by their for-profit colleges, but for many former students, the process may drag out for a long time. [ThinkProgress]

Louisville’s largest auto dealership has been sold for an undisclosed amount. We’re mentioning this again because it’s an opportunity to tell you that Jim Bruggers has jokes and you should try to find them on the Twitter. [Business First]

As part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness of human sex trafficking across the state, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller visited the Clark County Youth Shelter & Family Services facility in Jeffersonville on Tuesday. [News & Tribune]

The TV Folks Love Scaring Meemaws

Instead of scaring the absolute living shit out of the elderly people watching television, maybe start educating the community about needle exchanges? Maybe do something about educating folks on the proper way to discard used needles? [WDRB]

After working into the early hours of last Wednesday morning, paramedic Jon Tyson wheeled into his garage, plugged a large black power cord into his electric-powered Nissan Leaf and hit the sack. [C-J/AKN]

Maybe if we keep killing people we won’t have to worry about the poor or the sick. [WHAS11]

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul led a successful effort to block renewal of the Patriot Act early Saturday morning, followed by a deeply divided Senate leaving Washington without taking action on the National Security Agency’s soon-to-expire power to collect Americans’ phone records. [H-L]

The Indiana attorney general’s office says the state had to pay more than $1.4 million in fees to plaintiffs’ attorneys in its unsuccessful attempt to maintain its ban on same-sex marriages. [WLKY]

With more and more U.S. states facing public transit funding cuts despite record-breaking commuter demand, many transit systems are being forced to consider service cuts or fare hikes, both of which disproportionally impact low-income riders and neighborhoods. [HuffPo]

A family who lost their son has spent years turning their personal tragedy into a community event to spread positivity. [WAVE3]

The sleepy United States senators thought they were done voting. But then, around 1 a.m. on the Saturday before Memorial Day, Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky and presidential candidate, marched spryly to the Senate floor to let it be known that, no, he would not agree to extend the federal government’s bulk collection of phone records program. Not even for one day. [NY Times]

Louisville residents use public transportation at one of the lowest rates among the nation’s largest cities, according to new research from the University of Michigan. [WFPL]

Genetic information from a 35,000-year-old wolf bone found below a frozen cliff in Siberia is shedding new light on humankind’s long relationship with dogs, showing canine domestication may have occurred earlier than previously thought. [Reuters]

It’s time for a reminder about Adam Edelen and educational audits. An audit is NOT a forensic accounting investigation. It’s typically a random sampling that gets reviewed unless specific concerns are brought to light. Or, in the case of Montgomery County, not. Because specific concerns were deliberately ignored by Edelen’s team. When he says there was no fraud discovered? Remember: not a forensic accounting, not an in-depth investigation of every nook and cranny. [Business First]

Michael Crone asked who in the room knew a bully or a victim or a witness to bullying. Only a few hands raised. Crone knew better. [News & Tribune]

Thank Goodness Council Isn’t A Reality Show

Okay, who is surprised? Two residents of Dismas House file a civil lawsuit, saying they were sexually assaulted. [WDRB]

A western Louisville resident filed an ethics complaint against Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton, alleging that she used her position to have city crews pick up junk from family property. [C-J/AKN]

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

The Louisville Metro Police Department is taking steps to beef up security in the downtown area after a mob violence incident in March. [H-L]

Why link to this? It’s a reminder never to leave anything valuable in your car. Would you leave your purse unattended on your front step? Of course not. So stop leaving it in plain sight in your car. Louisville Metro police are investigating after a rash of car break-ins Sunday. [WLKY]

Money may not grow on trees, but India’s government hopes jobs do. The country’s Rural Development Ministry on Friday announced a new afforestation plan to plant 2 billion trees along the nation’s highways in an effort to tackle youth unemployment. [HuffPo]

It’s that time of year when the teevee people talk non-stop about how the mosquitos are going to kill you dead. Guess it’s better than being killed as a pedestrian. [WAVE3]

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In a large sunlit cafeteria, 9-year-old Tiyonna Williams sits with about 30 other children. Soon they’ll head outside for a water balloon fight. But right now they’re eating a dinner of chicken fajitas, watermelon and salad. [WFPL]

As the two big national teachers unions prepare for their conventions this summer, they are struggling to navigate one of the most tumultuous moments in their history. [Politico]

If you haven’t been getting quite the gas mileage you expected from your Ford, there might be a good reason. [Business First]

Four months have gone by since the Jefferson County, Ind., prosecutor was appointed to determine if Clark County Drug Treatment Court employees will face criminal charges, but a decision has not been reached. [News & Tribune]

Council Republicans Must Love Being Hated

Uh…. One person was injured when JCPS bus #9703 hit the wall of Westport Middle School Thursday morning. [WDRB]

With $13 million bankrolled for improvements in the emerging Nulu neighborhood east of downtown, consultants have recommended redesigning part of East Market Street as a boulevard, with a median divider and an 8-foot-wide bike trail on the south side of the street. [C-J/AKN]

Dozens came together in Louisville on Wednesday to honor fallen Jefferson County Officers. [WHAS11]

The University of Kentucky is awarding an honorary degree to a black student who was denied admission in 1946. [H-L]

Heroin is making headlines as a younger population is discovering the dangerous opiate. Warning: ridiculous auto-play video. [WLKY]

For the moment, plug-in electric cars account for an abysmally small portion of the U.S. car market. But turning that around may not require anything more complicated than a few changes to building codes. [Think Progress]

This is a terrific story ruined by a terrible headline. ‘Mayor plants bush, gives proclamation to institute.’ [WAVE3]

Alison Grimes is only one campaign ad into the U.S. Senate race but state and federal ethical concerns are already being raised. [Page One]

The Nielsen company says it is closing a call center in Radcliff where 237 people are employed. [WLEX18]

The University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering has been named to General Electric Co.’s “executive schools” list. [Business First]

Please, Republicans, keep it up so you can be even less relevant as the Democrats do things that are actually corrupt. This? This isn’t one of those things. The members of the Louisville Metro Council Republican caucus plan to fight back against a proposed ban on using plastic bags to store yard waste. [WFPL]

Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson is scheduled to convene two grand juries later this month, but his office has provided only limited information regarding the matters of either proceeding. [News & Tribune]

Greg Fischer Still Twiddling Thumbs On Violence

The Jeffersonville side of the Big Four Bridge is expected to open April 30, Mayor Mike Moore tells WDRB. [WDRB]

Metro Councilman David James watched the raw video of a fight and subsequent stabbing of two teenagers on a Louisville bus and said the incident raised concerns about city bus safety. [C-J/AKN]

Several violent incidents on TARC buses recently have left some residents hesitant to ride, but Metro Council members want you to know TARC is safe. [WHAS11]

Mitch McConnell is no stranger to scratching the backs of those who scratch his. Just take a look at this request he received from a hotelier trying to get a sweet Kentucky Derby box at Churchill Downs. [Page One]

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Jefferson County Public Schools have agreed to a restraining order in a lawsuit involving two teens. [WLKY]

The Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression is criticizing Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s plan to respond to teenage violence in downtown Louisville with boosted police presence and added security cameras. [WFPL]

It wasn’t an April Fool’s joke when officers arrested more than a dozen suspected drug dealers in southern Indiana Tuesday morning. [WAVE3]

Several auto makers reported sales increases during the month of March. [Business First]

From birth, the average black child in America is at a relative disadvantage, according to an Annie E. Casey Foundation study released Tuesday. [HuffPo]

If you thought you missed your chance to sign up in Kentucky for private insurance under the Affordable Care Act, think again. [H-L]

It cost Floyd County government $1.2 million to purchase Pine View Elementary School in 2011. It cost another $1.5 million to turn the school into a government center. [News & Tribune]