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MSD & Water Co. Merger Should Be Questioned

February 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Churchill Downs Inc. claims it was defrauded by an Atlantic City casino executive in a deal that would have allowed the Louisville company to launch an online gambling operation in New Jersey. [WDRB] These zoning shenanigans happened in the Highlands because of Greg Fischer’s folks. Surprising that people still can’t believe it. [C-J/AKN] Someone actually [...]

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Tags: Churchill Downs · Discrimination · Gambling · Gays · Homeless · Indiana · LMPD · Metro Government · MSD · University of Louisville · Water · WAVE · Weather · West End

Are You Relieved That Bus Service Is Closing?

November 22nd, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Jeffersonville couple catches a pair of thieves in the act, and now they want the entire neighborhood to know about it. Their solution — what’s being called the Tree of Shame. [WDRB] Embattled school bus contractor Commonwealth Bus Service and Transportation will be closing its doors Nov. 30, company president Mary Dunaway told Jefferson [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Churchill Downs · Congress · Crime · Discrimination · Education · Gambling · Gays · Guns · Indiana · JCPS · LMPD · Mitch McConnell · Oops · Poverty · Race · Radio · State Government · WLKY

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

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