They Poured Out Perfectly Fine Bourbon!

Thought everything was puppies and rainbows with the new person running Metro Animal Services? So much for hiring an underwear model to run an agency mired in scandal. Now Possibility City sees what happens when Greg Fischer puts these folks in charge. [C-J/AKN]

What, you thought Matt Bevin wasn’t a backward-ass bigot? [WDRB]

If there’s a bike lane, bicyclists better use it, or they may find themselves in jail. That’s the message a Louisville Metro Police officer gave to bicycling advocate and former mayoral candidate Jackie Green on Friday in the form of a double citation for blocking traffic and running a red light. [More C-J/AKN]

The Dare to Care Kids Café has expanded to include a new location. Children 18 and younger can now go to the Shawnee Community Center on South 37th Street for a hot, healthy meal between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The cost is free. [WHAS11]

Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Co. are asking regulators to allow them to own and operate charging stations for electric vehicles. [H-L]

WARNING! AUTOPLAY VIDEO! As authorities continue to investigate a shooting and carjacking in Old Louisville, many who live and work there say their community is no more dangerous than any other part of the metro. [WLKY]

Apparently, if you are a Democratic presidential candidate, there is no longer such a thing as being too strict about gun safety. All three candidates were locked in a fierce battle to prove their gun control bona fides at the Democratic debate at Drake University in Iowa on Saturday night. [HuffPo]

If you wanna pour out Elijah Craig, just send it here instead. It’s a big stink in the California neighborhood, even after some community leaders struck a deal with Heaven Hill Distillery for a proposed biodigester. [WAVE3]

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an anti-abortion group’s bid to force the federal government to reveal more information about a $1 million grant it made in 2011 to women’s health provider Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire. [Reuters]

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Dave Adkisson says he’s at odds with Governor-elect Matt Bevin over dismantling Kentucky’s health care exchange. [WFPL]

Carter Caves may be the “best kept secret of the park system,” according to its park manager, but it may also be Carter County’s best-kept secret for how to truly open up recreational tourism in the northeast region of Kentucky. [Ashland Independent]

Gov.-elect Matt Bevin’s pledge to scale back the Medicaid expansion and dismantle Kynect, Kentucky’s award-winning health insurance exchange, has caused concern among health clinics. [Business First]

An advertising campaign to drive students to Clarksville Community Schools cost more than $163,000, but the 83 students it’s credited with bringing in gave the district an extra $548,000 in tuition support from the state for the district. [News & Tribune]

Surprise! Hargens Is Bad At Something

Two people have been shot in the Shawnee neighborhood Sunday a little after 7 p.m. [WDRB]

The subject of both praise and controversy, Louisville Metro Police’s VIPER Unit is set to fold into a new mobile division that will continue VIPER’s data-driven approach to targeting violent crime in the city, officials announced Friday. [C-J/AKN]

Here comes the Louisville media to report on this man’s downfall. Locals love blood, gore, suffering and sadness. News directors should be ashamed. Or maybe just straight up kicked to the curb. [WHAS11]

Going to school saved James Mouser’s life in early April. Mouser, then a senior at Northpoint Academy in Pike County, cut his hand while at school on a Friday. Unable to see a doctor because he has no car, he lanced his own hand over the weekend after it became infected. [H-L]

WARNING! RIDICULOUS AUTOPLAY VIDEO! Here’s a story about those shootings Louisville loves so much. [WLKY]

Kim Davis: dumb as hell. A county clerk in Kentucky who petitioned the Supreme Court to allow her to refuse to wed LGBT couples unknowingly married a trans man and a pansexual woman, the couple says. [HuffPo]

In a closer look at the issue of behavior and discipline in the classroom, the Jefferson County Teachers Association tells us JCPS is not doing enough to deal with the issue. The teacher’s union comes to that conclusion after recently conducting a survey this summer. [WAVE3]

President Barack Obama on Saturday defended his decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean under what he said were rigorous standards, fending off criticism by environmental groups. [Reuters]

Residents are invited to provide comment on a proposed bike lane installation on Sixth Street that would stretch from River Road to Zane Street. [WFPL]

The Kentucky Board of Education has chosen two finalists in its search for a new state education commissioner. It’ll be someone the opposite of great and, sadly, you know I’m right. [WKYT]

Why the hell are news directors continually reporting on the downfall of people when they’re clearly vulnerable and need assistance instead of hype? It’s not just BF. It’s every outlet in town. [Business First]

Although Southern Indiana Animal Rescue has operated for 10 years, the Clark County Board of Zoning Appeals decided Wednesday to place restrictions on it. [News & Tribune]

HELP PROTECT OUR SOURCES! Stop the Montgomery County-Joshua Powell-Phil Rison insanity! [CLICK HERE]

Anchorage Mess Is About Rich Folks’ Money

When railroad giant CSX Corp. moves freight between Louisville and Indianapolis, it’s forced to lower speeds, keep trains shorter and carry lighter loads. [WDRB]

Here’s another fun made-up thing for Greg Fischer’s staff to push around all week. [C-J/AKN]

The key to the new downtown hotels is a major expansion of the downtown convention center. It’s a surge in hotel construction never before seen in Louisville, about 1,400 rooms confirmed, not including several hundred more in the planning stages. [WHAS11]

What on earth is going on in Anchorage?! Smells like a bunch of wealthy folks trying to kick some underprivileged kids to the curb. [Click the Clicky]

Peyton Hoge would be popping a vein right about now. [JLC]

Two people have been sentenced for abusing the corpse of a former paramedic. [WLKY]

Oscar winner Hilary Swank is unleashing some serious star power to help rescue dogs get adopted by families who want to make a difference on Thanksgiving — or those who just want to watch terriers instead of touchdowns on TV.[HuffPo]

It’s time for an exciting new Flack Attack! Because we all know a few bad apples = all cyclists are the absolute devil. [WAVE3]

After having the case for more than five months, the special prosecutor assigned to handle a dispute over whether Louisville Metro Councilman David James has two incompatible jobs has asked to withdraw and said she does not believe the situation can be resolved outside of court. [More C-J/AKN]

When the temperature drops as it has this week, local shelters are crowded with homeless men and women. [WFPL]

State government finalized its 20-year statewide transportation plan. [Click the Clicky]

Just when you thought things couldn’t get crazier at the University of Louisville? Jim Ramsey announces the hiring of the vice chancellor and general counsel from the University of North Carolina. The same school that’s recently been found by NCAA investigators to have committed something like two decades of academic fraud involving its athletics program. This individual would have been on the front lines, to say the least. [Business First]

Strohm was one of the key players behind a public records battle with the media as reporters attempted to look into a scandal involving student athletes and allegations of academic misconduct. [ABC11]

Census data shows the population makeup of Jeffersonville changing drastically over the next 20 years, and city officials want to make sure the city itself changes along with it. [News & Tribune]

Bicycle & Bikeway Commission Meeting Soon

Do you care about bicycles and bikeways?

The Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission is holding its annual meeting November 13 – 15 at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park in Greenup (that’s near Ashland).

Here’s the agenda:

Thursday, Nov. 13

3-5 p.m. — Workshop: Developing Goals and Strategies for improving bicycling in Kentucky

Friday, Nov. 14

8-9 a.m. – Registration and Networking

9-9:30 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks; Bill Gorton, KBBC Chair; Troy Hearn, Kentucky Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator; Other state & local dignitaries

9:30-10:15 a.m. – 1,000 Miles of Bike Routes – Eastern Kentucky Bikeways; Kent Morrison, President, Ashland Cycling Enthusiasts; Don Sammons, Chief of Police, Raceland, KY; Kelly Ward, FIVCO Area Development District;

10:30-10:45 a.m. – Ashland Cycling Enthusiasts- How can a cycling club change the community? Diana Ross, Ashland Cycling Enthusiasts

10:45-11:15 a.m. – Greenbo Lake State Park Mountain Bike Trails; Speaker TBD

11:15 a.m. – noon – Bicycle Winchester: Design & Mapping, The Alley Tour, Century Ride, & More; Stephen Berry, Clark County GIS Consortium; Rachel Alexander, Director, Winchester First

Noon – 1 p.m. – Lunch

1-1:30 p.m. – Building Consensus: A Discussion of the Jessamine County Case; KBBC Commissioners

1:30-1:45 p.m. – The Missing “E” – Improving Safety Through Enforcement & LEO Education; Don Sammons, Chief of Police, Raceland, KY

1:45-2:15 p.m. – Kentucky Trails Master Plan & Updates on State Bicycle Initiatives; Elaine Wilson, Executive Director, Kentucky Office of Adventure Tourism

2:30-3 p.m. – Northern Kentucky Regional Trails Plan; James Fausz, Principal Planner, Planning & Development Services of Kenton County

3-3:30 p.m. – Bicycling Resources from the Transportation Cabinet; Carol Brent, KYTC Planning; Troy Hearn, Kentucky Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator

3:30-5 p.m. – The Commonwealth Tour – Bicycle Programs Around Kentucky; Roundtable Presentations from Attendees

6-8 p.m. – Social gathering sponsored by Ashland Cycling Enthusiasts

Saturday, Nov.15

8 a.m. – noon – KBBC Business Meeting; Review and Recommendations of 2014 Paula Nye Grants; Adjourn

1-5 p.m. – Bicycle Tour

Let’s Roll Our Collective Eyes At Lynn Winter

The closing of a popular restaurant more than a year-and-a-half ago continues to have an impact on some small nearby businesses. [WDRB]

Joseph Oberhansley walked into a Utah prison 14 years ago, a bullet lodged in his brain, and chose two words to tattoo across his back: “murderous deeds.” [C-J/AKN]

This… just… what were these people thinking?! [WHAS11]

A University of Kentucky program’s goal is more bikes, fewer cars. [H-L]

You can’t go anywhere these days without getting stabbed. [WLKY]

Children hear hate speech and internalize it. [HuffPo]

A Kentucky native and University of Louisville graduate is getting nods for her efforts in reducing childhood mortality rates in addition to her work on an Ebola vaccine using tobacco grown in the Bluegrass State. [WAVE3]

Hillary Clinton doesn’t think much of her old employer. “Congress increasingly…is living in an evidence free zone,” she said Thursday, “where what the reality is in the lives of Americans is so far from the minds of too many.” [Mother Jones]

More women than ever are behind on their child support payments, Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell said on Thursday. [WFPL]

Remember the landmark Big Tobacco settlement in 1998 that awarded state and local governments billions of dollars a year to reimburse them for the health-care costs of smoking? [ProPublica]

Jeffersonville officials are considering legal action against residents who have failed to connect to the city’s sewer system. [Business First]

Though pedestrian use of the span doesn’t seem likely anytime soon, the K&I Bridge should at least be opened for emergency and medical personnel during times of traffic congestion, the New Albany City Council voted in favor of Thursday. [News & Tribune]

The Tolling Situation: Still Puppies & Rainbows

What? The new tolling operator has never actually operated a tolling system? Surely not! That’s surely not the case for Possibility City, is it? [WDRB]

The board of Louisville Water Company set parameters for CEO Jim Brammell Tuesday about his recent DUI and speeding arrest and established requirements for him to meet in coming weeks. Really? No mention of his past careless traffic-related incidents? No mention of the ongoing dramas inside LWC involving Brammell? Wow. Fischer’s office has received complaints but he’s once again sweeping something under the rug. [C-J/AKN]

Hundreds of people showed up to help a Trinity High School student battle leukemia. [WHAS11]

Of course she was arrested. You expected something different in Jessamine County? Just days after being convicted of careless driving, a Central Kentucky bicyclist was arrested. [WKYT]

WARNING! RIDICULOUS AUTOPLAY VIDEO RUINS THIS STORY! Police continue to investigate the motive behind a shooting that took the life of 16-month-old Ne’Riah Miller last month. [WLKY]

Despite five years of economic recovery, poverty is still stubbornly high in America. More than 45 million people, or 14.5 percent of all Americans, lived below the poverty line last year, the Census Bureau reported. [HuffPo]

A resident long attentive to Jeffersonville politics is suing the city’s redevelopment commission over what he claims is a violation of state law in selling a 10-acre property at 10th and Spring streets. [WAVE3]

If you want to know why Mitch McConnell has begun to pull away from Alison Grimes in all of the recent polling, look no further than Grimes’ TV ad from earlier this week. Oh snap. It gets worse: McConnell’s campaign has decided what this campaign is about. And Grimes’ team has let him do it. McConnell’s team deserves a lot of credit, but it doesn’t even appear Grimes has even tried to make McConnell OWN Washington’s dysfunction. [NBC News]

Louisville Metro Housing Authority is one of 11 recipients nationally of a grant to pursue green building certification for an entire neighborhood. [WFPL]

Remember Robert Felner’s man, John Deasy? Look at the ridiculous mess he’s still up to in Los Angeles. [LA Times]

The public will see a brand develop, a public outreach effort start and an advertising campaign, all to inform them about tolls, according to a presentation at the Ohio River Bridges Project Joint Board meeting Monday. [Business First]

David White said he would push to unify city-county government, expand the downtown business district to the riverfront and develop public-private partnerships if elected as mayor of New Albany. [News & Tribune]

Is Everything In Clark County, Ind. Crazy Corrupt?

Does this stink of unnecessary fearmongering? On Wednesday morning, police say a student at Hite Elementary was approached by a stranger in the neighborhood behind her school. [WDRB]

It’s fine and dandy to profess your extreme level of transparency. That is — if you’re actually transparent and not cherry picking what gets released. Like with Metro Animal Services. Greg Fischer, like Jerry Abramson, is all talk and the entire community has finally realized it. [C-J/AKN]

One of the worst work place shootings ever took place in Louisville 25 years ago. On the morning of September 14, 1989, 47-year-old Joseph Wesbecker walked in to the Standard Gravure Plant on 6th and Broadway Streets. [WHAS11]

Leave it to some shyster judge in Jessamine County to fine a cyclist for riding responsibly and within the law. And you wonder why outsiders think Kentucky is still in the dark ages. [H-L]

It was perfect weather Saturday for one of the larger fall festivals in the Louisville area. [WLKY]

While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria — a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe — poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target U.S. aviation, American officials say. [HuffPo]

Supporters of Alison Lundergan Grimes gathered in the west end of Louisville as the Democratic candidate for Senate opened a new campaign office with less than two months to go before the election. [WAVE3]

Why do Democrats keep trying to ban guns that look scary, not the guns that kill the most people? On the twentieth anniversary of the assault weapons ban, a look at why politicians and the public support a policy that showed no evidence of saving lives. [ProPublica]

The process of selecting a contractor to install the tolling system for the Ohio River Bridges Project takes another step Monday. The joint board for the bridges project will identify a potential toll systems provider, said Chuck Wolfe, a spokesman for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. [WFPL]

How superbugs hitch a ride from hog farms into your community. [Mother Jones]

University of Louisville President James Ramsey called the strategic goals he outlined Thursday to the board of trustees could be viewed as “crazy.” [Business First]

An inmate of the Clark County jail was removed from the facility last week to move furniture from a rental property that belongs to Clark County Circuit Court No. 2 Judge Jerry Jacobi. [News & Tribune]