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For decades, it’s been an oasis of agricultural land at the intersection of Interstate 64 and the Watterson Expressway. But the family trusts that control Oxmoor Farm appear to be reviving long-delayed plans to develop what is perhaps the most desirable acreage in Louisville. [WDRB]

Didn’t we ridicule this back before it kicked off? Over pounding music, the local reality TV show “Deadbeat” promises that “those who don’t pay up will be locked up.” [C-J/AKN]

If you don’t hate the gays, the close cases at the Southern Baptist Compound don’t want to play Barbies with you. [WHAS11]

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes declined Wednesday to say whether she will pull a television ad that three left-leaning, pro-immigration reform groups condemned Tuesday as “offensive” and “hurtful.” [Sam Youngman]

This riverboat thing is apparently a big deal. So say all the teevee people. [WLKY]

People are changing Earth so much, warming and polluting it, that many scientists are turning to a new way to describe the time we live in. They’re calling it the Anthropocene — the age of humans. [HuffPo]

Grimes implies that she’s barred from saying who she voted for, and the Constitution includes no prohibition on that. [WAVE3]

Many thousands of Americans who lost their homes in the housing bust, but have since begun to rebuild their finances, are suddenly facing a new foreclosure nightmare: debt collectors are chasing them down for the money they still owe by freezing their bank accounts, garnishing their wages and seizing their assets. [Reuters]

Louisville workers using public transit have “better than average” accessibility to their jobs compared to other large metropolitan areas, according to a researcher involved in a recent study. [WFPL]

Louisville’s disaster of a mayor spends his days lying on the radio. The man will be called on something, his claims will be debunked and then he’ll show up on the radio the next day spewing what he knows is false. [The ‘Ville Voice]

A committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has ordered Churchill Downs and Kentucky Downs to hold mediated discussions in their dispute over September racing dates for next year. [Business First]

Basically, everybody in Southern Indiana thinks they’re gonna get the Ebola. Two patients in the United States with confirmed cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever were both hundreds of miles away from the region, but health officials in Clark and Floyd counties said they’re still taking measures to prepare locally. [News & Tribune]

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Indiana and Kentucky have selected a Virginia-based company to oversee the toll system for the Ohio River Bridges Project. The contract, estimated at $39.9 million, includes installing, operating and maintaining the toll equipment for seven years, said Kendra York, Indiana’s public finance director. [WDRB]

Churchill Downs Incorporated announced Churchill Downs, its namesake racetrack, and Yum! Brands, Inc., have signed a five-year agreement that extends Yum!’s role as the presenting sponsor of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby, one of America’s most legendary sports and entertainment events. [Press Release]

Local police amass millions in military surplus. Jeffersontown Police Officer Tommy McCann popped the trunk of his cruiser to reveal thousands of dollars worth of military-grade equipment. [C-J/AKN]

WTF? Is there a war coming to Clarksville? [More C-J/AKN]

There was a ribbon cutting Monday afternoon for the new visitor center at the Stitzel-Weller distillery in Shively. The Kentucky Distillers’ Association says Stitzel-Weller will be the newest stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. [WHAS11]

Police in Pulaski County recently worked two incidents in a week’s time involving alleged drunk drivers on riding lawn mowers, including one arrested after he ​drove to the drive-through window at a fast-food restaurant, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. [H-L]

The affidavit said after Oberhansley killed Blanton, he removed parts of her skull and brain, heart and part of a lung. The document said Oberhansley told detectives he cooked and ate the organs. [WLKY]

An astounding 72% percent of Americans say they are unhappy with Republicans in Congress. [HuffPo]

It could be the most important thing you do this week. A Louisville high school sophomore desperately needs a bone marrow match to win the fight he’s battled for three years. [WAVE3]

Was it really only a year ago that we were gearing up for the big unveil of Healthcare.gov where the uninsured could seamlessly go online and shop for health care as they would their vacation travel? [WaPo]

Louisville’s Air Pollution Control District has reached an agreement with the union that represents several of its employees. [WFPL]

Public schools throughout the nation continue to contend with budget shortfalls and insufficient classroom resources, while U.S. test scores remain far behind those of many other developed nations. Here are measures that can be taken to fix America’s troubled education system. [The Onion]

You guessed it — more of the same for the arena shenanigans. [Business First]

Complaints about the termination of a recycling program in Clark County’s unincorporated areas may prompt the county commissioners to bring it back — if the price is right. [News & Tribune]

Fischer Still Playing Games With LMAS Scandal

A Jefferson County jury deliberated for about an hour Thursday before finding in favor of The Courier-Journal and its parent company in an age discrimination lawsuit brought by a newspaper executive who was fired in 2011. [WDRB]

Thought Cordish was gonna do all that? The city is moving to find a new life for the long-dormant, historic Louisville Gardens, a century-old, former armory and event venue where Elvis Presley performed and Martin Luther King Jr. spoke. [C-J/AKN]

LMPD released in a statement Wednesday afternoon 22-year-old Danielle Cogswell may have died from a, “suspected overdose.” [WHAS11]

Churchill Downs bought a stake in Saratoga Harness and the deal could lead to financial interest in several more casinos. [H-L]

Sentencing is set for September for a JCPS resource teacher found guilty of murdering her husband. [WLKY]

The cheerleader death story has apparently gone national. [HuffPo]

Metro Council members said they will pursue new zoning rules that require boarding house operators to get a license as neighbors complain the group homes continue to plague West Louisville. [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]

When you’re rated worse than Katie King (the girl whose daddy bought her a judgeship), you know you ought to just give up and get a job at Walmart. McLaughlin, a Jefferson County district court judge, is the lowest-rated judge in the county by a wide margin, according to a recently released survey by the Louisville Bar Association. [WFPL]

Just before approving a rate increase of 5.5 percent to raise about $9 million, the Metropolitan Sewer District board Monday voted to spend up to $600,000 on bonuses to most of the agency’s 600 employees. [More C-J/AKN]

A proposal to convert Colston Park in Jeffersonville into a housing development is facing opposition from nearby homeowners. [Business First]

If you live in Southern Indiana, you need to comment on this transportation plan. [News & Tribune]

Fischer Content With Living In Fantasy World

A Louisville non-profit says the mayor’s proposed budget cuts its funding by more than $13,000. They say it’s money that could mean the difference between life and death. [WDRB]

Greg Fischer says the LG&E fee compromise will cause pain. What planet is this man living on? As if the original proposal wasn’t even worse for the average citizen? Message to Greg: Stop listening to the mega-wealthy people you surround yourself with. Most people can’t afford to pay an extra couple hundred bucks per year to cover your every whim and want. You walk into disaster after disaster with your foot in your mouth and look more like an out-of-touch fool each time. [C-J/AKN]

Louisville’s Forecastle Festival made the list of must-see summer music according to Vogue. [WHAS11]

About two dozen people attended a $1,000-a-plate breakfast in January for a U.S. Senate candidate from Kentucky. They gathered at the Washington lobbying firm Podesta Group, founded by Democratic power brokers Tony and John Podesta, the latter of whom advises President Barack Obama on climate change policy, including last week’s proposed greenhouse gas restrictions. [John Cheves]

A driver was shot while driving along Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) on Saturday. [WLKY]

The federal judge who struck down Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban thinks state officials have a thing or two to learn about the history of marriage as a social institution. [HuffPo]

For all the races Saturday at Churchill Downs, there was one horse people couldn’t get off their minds. [WAVE3]

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From the Department of Things That Are Just For Show… Joined by dozens of residents and elected officials, the Jefferson County Republican Party opened new headquarters in west Louisville on Saturday in an effort to better reach black voters. [WFPL]

The Triple Crown drought continues as California Chrome failed to win the Belmont Stakes. [HuffPo]

Officials from Louisville-based Norton Healthcare Inc. and the University of Louisville have been meeting in the last week for mediation related to the dispute about Kosair Children’s Hospital. [Business First]

A large downtown hotel and retail development project could be in jeopardy, following concerns of a sewer board member about a pipe proposed to run underneath the development. [News & Tribune]

Homelessness Is A Big Problem In Possibility City

Across Kentucky and Indiana, people gathered on Memorial Day to pay tribute to those who died in service to America. [WDRB]

Shortly after moving to Louisville, Patricia Mahaun stopped by the local veterans hospital in October, hoping to find a new doctor, get checked for a possible urinary tract infection and get a flu shot. [C-J/AKN]

The first Crime Reduction and Awareness Walk this year is being held by metro councilwoman Marianne Butler and the fourth division of Louisville Metro Police. [WHAS11]

A federal judge in Kentucky has dismissed a lawsuit brought by an atheist group challenging tax exemptions for churches and religious groups in the federal tax code. [H-L]

A local group is asking for help after a puppy was reportedly hit on purpose in western Kentucky. [WLKY]

Gay rights activist Harvey Milk, who was shot dead in 1978, has been honoured on a new US postage stamp. [BBC]

It was a 50-50 chance of winning for two horses at Churchill Downs Monday morning. [WAVE3]

Can you imagine Greg Fischer doing something like this? Stockton, Calif., Mayor Anthony Silva is determined to put an end to homelessness in his city, but before he could make any meaningful changes, he decided to see for himself the challenges that people on the streets face. [HuffPo]

The state lottery produces a multitude of losing tickets every week, but its director has a message that she hopes will make people feel better about their odds. [News & Tribune]

You may think of homelessness as a distinctly urban issue, with people sleeping in shelters or on the streets. But homelessness happens in rural communities too, and it happens to children. [NPR]

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Jeffersonville’s Embarrassing Mayor Strikes Again

West End residents are concerned with the growing number of halfway houses. It’s the part of West Louisville you don’t often see on the news. [WDRB]

A boater who called the downtown Jeffersonville wharf home for nearly two decades before he and his wife were evicted from the docks earlier this year, is accusing Mayor Mike Moore of lying about the reasons he used to force them and others out of the wharf to make way for a $2.2 million overhaul. [C-J/AKN]

Steve Coburn’s insult to Churchill Downs’ hospitality is the latest in a series of complaints from different jockeys and owners. [WHAS11]

Louisville could learn a thing or two from this. Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley on Thursday signed into law a bill banning discrimination against transgender people, the latest in a series of progressive measures approved by the Democrat. [Reuters]

Another day, another senseless shooting in Possibility City. Louisville Metro police are investigating a fatal shooting. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of South 42nd Street. [WLKY]

Matt Bevin lied last week when he said he’d never supported a Democrat over a Republican. He contributed to Democrat Greg Fischer in Louisville. [Sam Youngman]

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office is the 16th largest office in the United States mandated to deal with death. The level of damage a homicide brings to community is often missed in the midst of the homicide story on the news. In the middle of giving all the facts, we are not often able to share the total devastation of the family. [WAVE3]

A scientist and an award winning poet, both at the University of Sheffield, have made a giant poster that uses nanotechnology to gobble up pollution. It can absorb the poisonous compounds from around 20 cars each day if you put it by a busy road. [BBC]

A huge fireball meteor exploded over our region during the late evening May 15, 2014. [Some Weather Guy]

Louisville-based “Humana Inc. faces multiple federal investigations into allegations that it overbilled the government for treating elderly patients enrolled in its Medicare Advantage plans, court records reveal.” [Al Cross]

Two environmental groups say an unlined coal ash pond just outside of Harrodsburg, Ky., is leaking toxic contaminants into the surrounding surface and groundwater, causing a potential threat to nearby residents. [WFPL]

The Carnegie Center for Art and History, 201 E. Spring St., will host Greg Sekula, southern regional director of Indiana Landmarks, and Marianne Zickuhr, executive director of Preservation Louisville Inc., from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the Lunch and Learn Series. [News & Tribune]

The State Transportation Plan Is Up For Review

City officials have a plan to plant 5,000 trees by the end of the year. [WDRB]

Louisville’s solid waste board Tuesday voted to ban the use of most plastic bags for yard waste, hoping the move will help make sure that leaves and other garden debris is composted — and doesn’t end up in local landfills. This is not new news but is a major step in the right direction for Louisville. [C-J/AKN]

The FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office have gotten involved in the Kentucky Derby ticket scam case. [WHAS11]

The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission found former state Rep. John Arnold guilty Wednesday of three charges in a sexual harassment case brought by employees of legislative aides. [H-L]

It’s been two years since a man was killed at Churchill Downs just hours after a record-setting Kentucky Derby. Investigators are now revealing new details in the case and said it’s just a matter of time until an arrest is made. [WLKY]

Kentucky’s 20 year transportation plan — also known as the campaign cash patronage system — is up for review. [Click the Clicky]

John Boel’s hype aside, this is kind of infuriating. The WAVE 3 News investigation showing Louisville Metro public works and corrections vehicles lining up daily outside the Franciscan Kitchen and workers going in to eat food meant for the homeless wasn’t really news to John Rowan. [WAVE3]

The latest National Climate Assessment provides clear evidence of what many Americans are already experiencing in their daily lives: the growing impact of extreme weather events linked to global warming. [HuffPo]

The way Jefferson County Public Schools discipline students has recently led to heated debate among Louisville activists and education leaders. [WFPL]

Several of the parties in a lawsuit aimed at stopping the development of two warehouse and distribution facilities in the Blankenbaker Station Business Park have filed motions to dismiss the case. [Business First]

Two incumbent Clark County judges were unseated during the Democratic Party primary race Tuesday. [News & Tribune]