Glad A Local Will Be Your Governator?

Portland neighbors say they’re drowning in water bills that are twice the normal cost. The problems on one block uncovered a bigger issue for Louisville Water Company customers. [WDRB]

Which David Jones crony will get the job this time? Weeks after Superintendent Donna Hargens informed Helene Kramer that her contract was not being renewed, Jefferson County Public Schools has posted the position for its chief communications and community relations officer. [C-J/AKN]

Firefighters, police and Animal Control entered a home in the 2200 block of Beargrass Avenue just off Bardstown Road after hearing from multiple neighbors Tuesday. Neighbors were concerned after finding pet abandonment notices on the door, overgrown weeds in the yard and hearing constant barking inside the home. [WHAS11]

Republicans on Tuesday picked state Senate Judiciary Chairman Whitney Westerfield, 34, as their nominee for Kentucky attorney general. [H-L]

WARNING! RIDICULOUS AUTOPLAY VIDEO! Five greater Clark County schools may close as part of a plan the superintendent believes will help the district. [WLKY]

A faction of Republicans in the House of Representatives wants to stop poor people from buying junk food with food stamps. [HuffPo]

Some people are just the absolute worst. [WAVE3]

If you’re wondering what really happened to Jamie Comer in the gubernatorial primary? It’s much more simple than he would have you believe. [Page One]

Once again, Louisville has ranked poorly on the annual ranking of city park systems from a national group. [WFPL]

Suicide rates have fallen among young white children in the U.S. but they’ve gone up among black youngsters, according to a new study of suicides in kids under age 12. [Reuters]

Too many tables and too little kitchen space — that’s been a pain point for Big Four Burgers & Beer in Jeffersonville since it opened in December 2013. [Business First]

Samuel pointed to tattoos on his forearms and chest to count how many times he’s been incarcerated in Clark County jail. [News & Tribune]

How’ll That Waterfront Property End Up?

Have you seen this puppies and rainbows b.s. with Donna Hargens? Giving this woman a free pass is the last thing Louisville needs right now. [WDRB]

The Louisville Metro Police Department has ordered 988 body cameras from Arizona-based TASER International ahead of its upcoming body camera pilot program, the department confirmed Tuesday. [C-J/AKN]

It’s a building and a company that dominates the downtown Louisville skyline and the city’s business community. For more than five decades, the healthcare giant Humana and its employees have remained an important piece of this area’s economic fabric. [WHAS11]

The Herald-Leader endorsed Hal Heiner over Jamie Comer, which is likely to push Comer over the edge behind closed doors. [H-L]

Researchers say children in Louisville are being sold for sex. The KristyLove Foundation is a first-of-its-kind shelter in Louisville created by a woman who escaped the sex trade and turned her heartbreak into healing. [WLKY]

Faith in humanity, restored. A worker in a Qdoba fast food restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky was caught on video feeding a customer who was unable to feed herself. [HuffPo]

A Louisville police chief says there’s a lot of work to be done to ease tensions between law enforcement and the community. He believes body cameras could be part of the answer. [WAVE3]

U.S. retail sales were flat in April as households cut back on purchases of automobiles and other big-ticket items, the latest sign the economy was struggling to rebound strongly after barely growing in the first quarter. [Reuters]

The Waterfront Development Corp. wants two of its downtown properties just south of Waterfront Park to be developed. The agency asked on Thursday for development proposals for the properties. [WFPL]

Ha! Daniel Grossberg has an ad highlighting Jacob Conway’s blackmail/extortion/threat attempt. [Click the Clicky]

American Pharaoh strolled out of his trailer and into the stables with ease when he arrived at Pimlico Race Course Wednesday afternoon. [Business First]

The Floyd County Council voted 5-2 last week to cut $150,000 from the New Albany-Floyd County Animal Shelter budget to help balance the county’s 2015 general fund. That won’t end well. [News & Tribune]

LG&E Wants Even More Of Your Sweet Cash

The longtime member of the Jefferson County Board of Education who lost her bid for re-election Tuesday says she will continue to advocate for children. [WDRB]

With nearly all votes counted, Jefferson County District Court Judge Donald Armstrong was on track to be ousted by voters Tuesday, despite the throng of prosecutors who challenged incumbent judges. [C-J/AKN]

Hundreds of people are expected to line up outside a Louisville liquor store Sunday all for the chance to buy a rare bottle of bourbon. [WHAS11]

A third high school student from Rowan County has discovered a star. [H-L]

WARNING! RIDICULOUS AUTOPLAY VIDEO! A public meeting is set to present the new routes for treating roads during snow and ice events in Louisville. [WLKY]

Voters in four red states approved ballot initiatives to raise their state minimum wages on Tuesday, sending another message to Washington that Americans support a higher wage floor. But Greg Fischer is still clueless. [HuffPo]

A dog with gunshot wounds to the head and neck whose tail had been cut off, exposing the bone, is recovering after she was flown to Louisville for emergency treatment, according to The Arrow Fund. [WAVE3]

If you missed all the fun concession and victory speeches on election night, go dig in right away. [Page One]

All six Louisville Metro Council seats being challenged in Tuesday’s election remain in similar party hands, according to the results. [WFPL]

It wasn’t as close as everyone thought after all. Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell rolled to an easy and early victory over Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. [Ronnie Ellis]

Bend over and grab your ankles! LG&E and KU Energy LLC plans to seek rate increases from the Kentucky Public Service Commission. [Business First]

Come January, there’ll be a new sheriff in town. And for what’s believed to be the first time in Clark County history, it will be a Republican. [News & Tribune]

Gobs & Gobs Of People Voted Against Fischer

While Greg Fischer is patting himself on the back for winning re-election, remember that he faced a Cracker Jack box of an opponent.

But 78,867 people still voted against him.

  • Bob DeVore — 31.34% — 78,867
  • Greg Fischer — 68.66% — 172,804

That should send a serious chill down his spine that he needs to turn things around.

Other notes…

Republican Kevin Kramer won his contentious 11th District Metro Council race against Democrat Larry Hujo — 56.61% to 43.39% — which means Kramer will be able to continue fighting on the Animal Services Ad Hoc committee.

We hear Tina Ward-Pugh’s replacement, Bill Hollander, is leaning toward working against the Ad Hoc committee.

And Jim King continues to try to railroad both the investigation and the effort to institute a whistleblower ordinance.

JCTA Put Its Foot In Its Mouth With That One

Some Jefferson County teachers are upset after their names were included without their knowledge in a political advertisement sent to approximately 50,000 voters by the Jefferson County Teachers Association. [WDRB]

A record 548,815 people are registered to vote in Jefferson County in the general election Tuesday, Nov. 4, newly released figures by the Jefferson County clerk’s office and the county Board of Elections show. [C-J/AKN]

Another day, another fun JCPS bus accident. [WHAS11]

After the 2014 Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs was hit with backlash from some unhappy owners who felt they’d been given less than VIP treatment so the racetrack has a plan to fix that. [H-L]

WARNING! RIDICULOUS AUTOPLAY VIDEO! A young man gunned down behind a West Louisville home leaves police searching for a suspect, and an outraged community is demanding justice. [WLKY]

Why it matters that PetSmart discriminates against Pit Bulls. [HuffPo]

The three candidates trying to win the Clark County sheriff race say improving low morale and attacking drug crimes are critical issues facing an agency rocked by scandal this summer. [WAVE3]

Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Victims Advocacy, along with University of Kentucky professor TK Logan and fellow members of the Statewide Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee, released the Domestic Violence Special Report: Kentucky 2010 Homicides. [Press Release]

Kynect cannot survive without the Affordable Care Act, according to its director and a Kentucky public health educator. [WFPL]

Bellarmine University economics and finance professors will draw upon lessons of previous recessions to offer advice for consumers and investors about the current economic recovery during a forum on Thursday, November 6, at 5:30 p.m. [Bellarmine]

The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority has granted preliminary approval for tax increment financing toward construction of the 150-room boutique hotel, which has been proposed on a vacant lot at Shelby and Market Streets in the NuLu district of Louisville. [Business First]

The Nawbny paper has a pretty solid 2014 general election voter guide. [News & Tribune]

GREG FISCHER PEE ALERT! Greg Fischer is now trying to spin in order to detract from negative press. He put out a release yesterday in an attempt to appear transparent and featured alleged Animal Services numbers that we already know to be… mythical, to say the least. [Metro Government]

West Buechel Shenanigans Reaching Fever Pitch

Eating crow is never fun but that’s what Jake is doing. Help him get things squared away? If you get something out of this content, consider doing so in order to ensure that it continues. [Click Here For Details]

Broken headstones, overgrown grass and widespread vandalism: those are the conditions at Eastern Cemetery in the Highlands. [WDRB]

Stan Curtis is expected to plead guilty June 3 to charges that he stole more than $180,000 from U.S.A. Harvest, the charity he founded, his lawyer said Wednesday. [C-J/AKN]

West Buechel Mayor Sharon Fowler planned on holding a budget meeting but only two members of the council showed up. Fowler waited for other members to show but other members chose not to attend because she cancelled a special meeting council members planned an hour earlier. [WHAS11]

Zip lines, a popular amusement that can send people speeding high above the ground, are not regulated or inspected by any government authority in Kentucky. [John Cheves]

A grieving mother overcome with emotion spoke out about the deaths of her two sons. The men were both shot just weeks apart at a Louisville housing complex. WARNING: Silly auto-play video ad at link. [WLKY]

Thankfully, Louisville didn’t make the Top Ten Deadliest Pedestrian Cities list! [HuffPo]

The West Louisville Walmart was a big issue for voters as Jessica Green beat Attica Scott. [WAVE3]

Comcast is waging a campaign of shock and awe for its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable by fielding one of the biggest lobbying teams ever seen in Washington. [The Hill]

Louisville’s transgender students: a different kind of ‘passing’ in school. [WFPL]

Despite expectations that warmer weather would bring a stronger housing market, the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors released its April home sales Tuesday, which showed a 10 percent drop in sales compared with April 2013. [Business First]

Clarksville town law doesn’t permit chickens on residential property, and Amber Adams thinks the ordinance is for the birds. [New & Tribune]

Everybody’s Still Surprised Bridge Is Really Open

Eating crow is never fun but that’s what Jake is doing. Help him get things squared away? If you get something out of this content, consider doing so in order to ensure that it continues. [Click Here For Details]

Jefferson County Public Schools spends more money on administration – and less on instruction – than similarly sized school districts, leaving the vast majority of teachers dipping into their own pockets for classroom needs, a sweeping review by Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen’s office has found. [WDRB]

Actually, Jessica, the voters have spoken and they’ve said loudly and clearly that they want action and results, not Twitter and show. Jessica Green, the daughter of former Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green, defeated her mother’s successor, Attica Scott, in the Tuesday Democratic primary — while other incumbents easily held onto their seats. [C-J/AKN]

This station didn’t even bother trying to get a reporter to understand and digest a state audit, so it stuck to the press release. [WHAS11]

An unlikely conservative cause: abolishing the death penalty. [Newsweek]

A state audit of Jefferson County Public Schools made more than 200 recommendations to school administrators. [WLKY]

Imagine you’re minding your own business, maybe admiring spring’s first blush of redbuds, when someone comes onto your property and begins bulldozing it. When you protest, the state says you are in the wrong. That’s the travesty that five siblings are challenging in Pike County as a Teco Energy subsidiary strip-mines their inheritance without their consent.[H-L]

If you missed all the election fraud data, here’s your chance to dig in to those numbers. [Page One]

In a surprising upset, an outspoken community advocate has lost her Metro Council seat to a woman with strong ties to local government. [WAVE3]

Jefferson County Public Schools’ management system is “bloated” and the district isn’t providing teachers with enough classroom resources, according to a a state audit released Wednesday morning. [WFPL]

Outside magazine is hosting a bracket-style competition for the Best Town in America, and Louisville has advanced to the second round. [Business First]

Pearl Street Treats owner Lynn Rhodea opened her business in late April with the hopes that the Big Four Bridge would bring customers right to her doorstep. [News & Tribune]