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Printing House For The Blind’s A Local Treasure

November 15th, 2013 · Comments Off

Here’s a reason not to hate Greg Fischer. Mayor Greg Fischer is looking for a vendor to build a gigabit Internet network in Louisville using city-owned rights of way if necessary. [WDRB] You should definitely go to this thing! The American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Ave., will have an open house from [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Charity · Churchill Downs · Death · Greg Fischer · Guns · Horse Industry · Indiana · Lexington · Metro Government · Possibility City · Zoning

Your Morning Round-Up Of Awful Stuff…

October 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

The cost of two high-profile murder cases, the erosion of property tax revenue and the purchase of a new government center are only a few reasons elected leaders here say Floyd County faces a $3.6 million budget shortfall. [WDRB] Louisville-based Churchill Downs Inc. on Tuesday announced it would increase its annual dividend 21 percent to [...]

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Tags: Churchill Downs · Crime · Dogs · Indiana · Lexington · Mitch McConnell · Parks · Politics · Senate Race · Weather

See? That Committee Stopped All The Violence!

October 29th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Riders on city buses will be able to use a pre-paid card starting next summer, when the Transit Authority of River City unveils a new electronic operating system. [WDRB] They’re working hard to combat what Steve Beshear and Greg Stumbo do in Kentucky under the guise of “jobs” (when it’s really just campaign cash and [...]

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Tags: Business · Churchill Downs · Greg Stumbo · Guns · JCPS · Oops · Parks · Politics · Poverty · Steve Beshear · TARC

They ALWAYS Get To “Resign” To Save Face

September 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Kentucky transportation officials are urging lawmakers to increase spending on the state’s roadway maintenance program, warning that the budget isn’t keeping up with rising costs. [WDRB] Seven months after deriding their lack of progress as “academic genocide,” Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday switched gears Friday, applauding the “impressive gains” many of Jefferson County’s once-failing schools [...]

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Tags: Churchill Downs · Education · Greater Louisville Inc. · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · Metro Government · Ohio River Bridges · Politics · Scandal · Senate Race · State Government

Lexington Tries To Repeat Louisville’s Disasters

September 9th, 2013 · Comments Off

Strategy, structure and action are all part of JCPS’s progress under superintendent Donna Hargens. [WDRB] Norton Healthcare filed suit Friday in Franklin Circuit Court, asking the court “to declare (University of Louisville) threats against Kosair Children’s Hospital to be without legal basis.” [C-J/AKN] Churchill Downs opened its historic gates on Friday to a rare September [...]

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Tags: Bourbon · Churchill Downs · Education · Gannett · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · Legal · Lexington · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · University of Louisville

You Excited To Pay Tons For Bridge Tolls?

August 28th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Metro Corrections is expected to move inmates from the old jail where they were being held to relieve overcrowding back to the main jail sometime Tuesday. [WDRB] Sharp opinions on the federal Affordable Care Act were aired Tuesday in Lexington at a U.S. Congressional field hearing and at a news conference by two conservative groups [...]

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Tags: Churchill Downs · Education · Gannett · Health Care · Horse Industry · Indiana · Jail · John Yarmuth · Ohio River Bridges · UPS

Kept Up With That Silly Fight In New Albany?

August 15th, 2013 · Comments Off

JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens says the district will now have to spend money from its reserve fund to pay for some student programs this year. [WDRB] Construction on the massive, multi-billion-dollar Ohio River Olmsted Dam will come to a halt in January if Congress fails to increase a spending limit for the project — costing [...]

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Tags: Churchill Downs · Guns · Hype · Indiana · JCPS · Kentucky Kingdom · Politics · Race · State Government · UPS

Imagine Jerry Abramson Running For Governor…

August 6th, 2013 · Comments Off

The city of Jeffersonville is considering spending up to $30,000 on a consultant to find a long-term solution to the city’s problem with homelessness. [WDRB] Something tells us this isn’t going to make the people of La Grange very happy. Starting in October, the paychecks of people who work in La Grange will be taxed [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Churchill Downs · Greg Fischer · Homeless · Hype · Indiana · Jerry Abramson · LG&E · Politics · Taxes

Can Barbara Shanklin Be An Effective Leader?

August 5th, 2013 · 1 Comment

PEE ALERT! Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin is talking for the first time since narrowly escaping being voted off the council. Despite the recent controversy, Shanklin says she believes she can still be effective. [WDRB] A program that teams higher education with primary schools is coming this fall to another public school in Jefferson County. [WFPL] [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Churchill Downs · Death · Education · Ethics · Gannett · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · Metro Council · Ohio River Bridges · South End · University of Kentucky

You’re Glad That Damn Ethics Mess Is Over

August 1st, 2013 · Comments Off

The trial for a Louisville teen accused of murdering his step-brother began Wednesday morning. Prosecutors argue they believe Joshua Young helped his father kill 14-year-old Trey Zwicker. [WDRB] After a six-day trial and 3 ½ hours of deliberations, the Metro Council Court found Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin guilty of misconduct but lacked enough votes to remove [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Churchill Downs · Death · Ethics · Gays · Health Care · Indiana · Insight Comm. · Metro Council · Senate Race