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The Tolling Situation: Still Puppies & Rainbows

September 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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. [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Bad Behavior · Bikes · Death · Education · Housing · Indiana · Legal · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · Police · Politics · Poverty · Water

This Kid Needs Your Help. Consider Stepping Up.

September 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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! [...]

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Tags: Arena · Bourbon · Charity · Churchill Downs · Death · Education · Health Care · Indiana · Kentucky Derby · Ohio River Bridges · Police

Gov. Steve Beshear’s Sporadic Video Address

September 8th, 2014 · No Comments

Last week Governor Bigot got back to releasing a video address and he focused on back to school funding:

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Tags: Education · State Government · Steve Beshear · Video

Something’s Gotta Be In The “Pure Tap”, Right???

September 8th, 2014 · No Comments

It’s mid-morning and the seventh graders in Molly Duffield’s third-period class at Newburg Middle School are walking around the room with yardsticks, golf balls and scientific calculators. [WDRB] Jefferson District Judge Sandra McLaughlin is basically a disaster who ought to be disbarred. [C-J/AKN] More than 100 people came to the “Bridge Louisville” meeting Saturday, bringing [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Banking · Crime · Economy · Education · Health Care · Indiana · Judges · Legal · LMPD · Police · Politics · Senate Race · University of Louisville · Youth

Is Everyone Just Getting Stabbed These Days?

September 4th, 2014 · Comments Off

A new multi-million dollar marina is on hold after Jeffersonville City Council tabled a proposed plan at their meeting Tuesday night, sending it back to Plan Commission for further review. [WDRB] As they debate a proposed increase in the local minimum wage, Louisville Metro Council members will likely approve exemptions as they work toward boosting [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Bourbon · Death · Economy · Education · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · Judges · Lexington · Metro Council · Politics · Senate Race · University of Kentucky · University of Louisville

Oh, The Fun JCPS Gossip That Gets Around

September 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

The hullaballoo rolling around Jefferson County Public Schools this week is all about Donna Hargens’ latest hire. Yep, on the heels of a nasty audit, she’s adding to her executive staff. Remember the lengthy search Hargens went on to hunt for a Director of Strategy? It was a national effort that no doubt cost tens [...]

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Tags: Education · JCPS · Oops · Rumors

We Tried To Find Positive Stories For The Roundup

September 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

A family, living in the Shawnee neighborhood, says it’s getting death threats following the murder of an infant. Now, there’s an extra police presence in front of the home where it happened. [WDRB] Dealing another blow to LG&E’s plans for a coal ash dump on its Trimble County power plant property, the U.S. Environmental Protection [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Charity · Death · Dogs · Education · Guns · Health Care · Indiana · LG&E · Ohio River Bridges · West End · Youth

Greg Fischer: He’s The Opposite Of Transparent

August 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

The city of Jeffersonville is changing its plans for a marina that’s been vacant since the first of the year, after construction bids were more expensive than expected. [WDRB] Chris declined to comment if Kindred had asked the city for financial incentives to assist its project. Because he can’t be caught being transparent with taxpayers [...]

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Tags: Art · Business · Downtown · Education · Guns · Homeless · Indiana · JCPS · Lexington · Mitch McConnell · Music · Politics · Scandal · Senate Race · Taxes · Transparency

Clarksville Law Enforcement Sounds Kinda Crazy

August 27th, 2014 · Comments Off

Protestors lined the sidewalk across the street from the WDRB News building Tuesday morning to protest a recent “Point of View” editorial by WDRB President and General Manager Bill Lamb. WDRB gave Scott an opportunity to sit down for an interview, but she declined. [WDRB] For the first time in 15 years, there is no [...]

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Tags: Economy · Education · Ford · Guns · Indiana · Judges · Metro Government · Mitch McConnell · Oops · Politics · Polls · Race · UPS

OH NOES!!1! THE BIG SQUEEZE IS COMING!

August 26th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Southern Indiana drivers who use I-65 can expect to add more time to their commute starting next week. Ohio River Bridges Project officials are calling this next phase of construction the “Big Squeeze.” [WDRB] The revenue coming into a restructured taxing district to help finance the bonds for the KFC Yum! Center continues to increase. [...]

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Tags: Arena · Business · Education · Ford · Indiana · Metro Council · Ohio River Bridges · Police · Politics · Race · Senate Race · Taxes · University of Louisville

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