Crime, Murder, More FOP Shenanigans

Rapper Master P made a special stop while he was in Louisville this weekend. [WDRB]

Louisville Metro Police officers and area youths held a frank conversation following a recent police shooting at a forum in the California Community Center on Thursday. [C-J/AKN]

A news release that Congressman John Yarmuth “will announce his intentions for the 2016 campaign” on Monday triggered a buzz among Kentucky Democrats this weekend speculating whether he will seek a sixth term in the U.S. House and, if not, who might step up to replace him. [WHAS11]

The Metropolitan Sewer District quietly paid a $228,000 fine earlier this year for illegal sewage discharges as part of its ongoing program to curb overflows into local waterways. [H-L]

Two pedestrians were hit by a car late Friday night in Louisville, police said. [WLKY]

A substantial share of America’s youth remains economically disconnected, even as the economy continues to recover. [HuffPo]

People in the South End have been freaking out over the cancellation of this festival. [WAVE3]

Community members have both a constitutional right and a responsibility to question authority. They have a right to understand the policies employed by police, the parameters for deciding when deadly force is appropriate, and the training received on de-escalation techniques. It is unjust to equate the upholding of these rights as “anti-law enforcement” or “race baiting.” [ACLU]

Under certain scenarios, a large percentage of Americans could subsist on a diet made up of mostly local food, according to a new study. [WFPL]

The Confederate flag was adopted to represent a short-lived rebellion to extend and protect white supremacy and black slavery. [Vox]

Discover Financial Services said it plans to lay off 460 workers as it closes its mortgage origination business to focus on its profitable direct banking products, where the company sees greater growth opportunities. [Business First]

Some residents asked New Albany City Councilman Dan Coffey Thursday to apologize for remarks he made earlier this month that they felt were offensive to gays and transgender individuals. [News & Tribune]

Here’s What Your Mayor Is Up To This Week

Instead of dealing with his scandal(s), actually leading or being the least bit transparent, Greg Fischer has taken his entire staff to the Kentucky Center for the week.

He’s spending every waking moment tweeting about it:


Can you imagine how much progress this city could make if he spent as much time dealing with Louisville’s actual problems as he does playing dry erase board games at a conference?

It’s fine to promote and be proud of IdeaFest. But come on.

TV stations will hype his presence at the conference as being earth shatteringly important in 3, 2…

Is Everything In Clark County, Ind. Crazy Corrupt?

Does this stink of unnecessary fearmongering? On Wednesday morning, police say a student at Hite Elementary was approached by a stranger in the neighborhood behind her school. [WDRB]

It’s fine and dandy to profess your extreme level of transparency. That is — if you’re actually transparent and not cherry picking what gets released. Like with Metro Animal Services. Greg Fischer, like Jerry Abramson, is all talk and the entire community has finally realized it. [C-J/AKN]

One of the worst work place shootings ever took place in Louisville 25 years ago. On the morning of September 14, 1989, 47-year-old Joseph Wesbecker walked in to the Standard Gravure Plant on 6th and Broadway Streets. [WHAS11]

Leave it to some shyster judge in Jessamine County to fine a cyclist for riding responsibly and within the law. And you wonder why outsiders think Kentucky is still in the dark ages. [H-L]

It was perfect weather Saturday for one of the larger fall festivals in the Louisville area. [WLKY]

While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria — a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe — poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target U.S. aviation, American officials say. [HuffPo]

Supporters of Alison Lundergan Grimes gathered in the west end of Louisville as the Democratic candidate for Senate opened a new campaign office with less than two months to go before the election. [WAVE3]

Why do Democrats keep trying to ban guns that look scary, not the guns that kill the most people? On the twentieth anniversary of the assault weapons ban, a look at why politicians and the public support a policy that showed no evidence of saving lives. [ProPublica]

The process of selecting a contractor to install the tolling system for the Ohio River Bridges Project takes another step Monday. The joint board for the bridges project will identify a potential toll systems provider, said Chuck Wolfe, a spokesman for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. [WFPL]

How superbugs hitch a ride from hog farms into your community. [Mother Jones]

University of Louisville President James Ramsey called the strategic goals he outlined Thursday to the board of trustees could be viewed as “crazy.” [Business First]

An inmate of the Clark County jail was removed from the facility last week to move furniture from a rental property that belongs to Clark County Circuit Court No. 2 Judge Jerry Jacobi. [News & Tribune]

NKL Continues To Mislead The General Public

No Kill Louisville can’t seem to stop misleading everyone 24/7.

The latest?

Pretending to be responsible for the Highlands Festival:


The REAL Highlands Festival:


Even used the same photo of Baxter Avenue to spoof things.


No wonder Louisville Metro Animal Services is a disaster — it’s because organizations like this are so beyond gone and there’s nothing to keep LMAS in check.

Puppies & Rainbows! Morning In Possibility City!

The University of Louisville says it has enrolled more first-year students this year than ever before. [WDRB]

Checking on how area homeless population is adjusting during bridge construction. [C-J/AKN]

A Louisville hot dog vendor charged with murder in a road rage shooting is back in court. [WHAS11]

You can’t even wear a towel and sing Christmas carols outside a Lexington school these days without getting arrested. [H-L]

WARNING: RIDICULOUS AUTO-PLAY VIDEO! Police said someone shot 30-year-old Lajuan Gordon near a convenience store and vacant parking lot at Oleanda Court and Arcade Avenue. [WLKY]

The fight over whether shoppers should be allowed to tote guns openly in American businesses is about to spill into the aisles of Kroger, the nation’s largest supermarket chain. [HuffPo]

A walk through the Kentucky State Fair could be a trip down memory lane, especially for Louisville football and basketball fans. The University of Louisville Cardinals no longer play at Cardinal Stadium or Freedom Hall, but that doesn’t mean the facilities aren’t being used. [WAVE3]

Louisvillians should probably all read this story about St. Louis. You’ll relate to it like woah. [Gizmodo]

Metro Louisville has revised its 2014 Health Equity Report to correct information that falsely declared some neighborhoods as having worse health outcomes than they actually did. [WFPL]

Alison’s folks probably should think twice before bringing family members into politics. Because now Jerry Lundergan’s potentially illegal contributions to his daughter’s campaign are front and center. Tens upon tens of thousands in bus rental fees, reduced catering and event fees, the list goes on for days. [Politico Pro]

After complaints about crowding and lack of seating, St. James Court Art Show is changing how its food vending is laid out. [Business First]

Clark County’s longest-standing civil case had another hearing Thursday, but all sides will have to wait even longer as the judge made no decision before adjournment. [News & Tribune]

Come On, WLKY, Enough With Autoplay Videos!

A well traveled stretch of road near the University of Louisville will soon go from two lanes to one, in both directions. [WDRB]

Maybe they don’t know which outdoor activities are available, or how to access them. Or maybe they don’t think they have the time. [C-J/AKN]

We may be honest, but a new study says Louisville is one of the saddest cities in America. [WHAS11]

I feel sorry for the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who have crossed our southern border, desperate to escape the widespread violence and poverty in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. But the people I pity are the adults in this country who — wrapped up in selfishness, mean-spirited politics or misguided patriotism — have tried to make the lives of these vulnerable kids more miserable than they already are. [Tom Eblen]

WARNING: autoplay video. This story will make your eyes roll back in your head. [WLKY]

Looky here! LMEMS is trying to hire another doctor because the one they have on staff (Richmond) is never in town. [Possibility City]

Barely three months after General Electric and the University of Louisville announced that a vacant warehouse would house an innovative microfactory for research and development, FirstBuild is open. [WAVE3]

This study found that kids prefer healthier lunches. The school food lobby refuses to believe it, though. [Mother Jones]

A preliminary analysis of the effects of the EPA’s new greenhouse gas rules on regions of the country suggest some states fighting the regulations—like Texas and Oklahoma—may see economic benefits under the rule. [WFPL]

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]

Entrepreneur Alex Frommeyer is working with University of Louisville engineering students on a new venture called HelioMap. The startup provides a Web-based quoting service for solar panel installations in homes and businesses. [Business First]

Attorneys for same-sex couples challenging Indiana’s gay marriage ban are objecting to the state’s request that all 10 members of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hear the case. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, Lambda Legal and a private law firm argue in a brief filed Monday that a three-judge panel is enough. [News & Tribune]

Fischer-LMAS Scandal Still Churning Stomachs

An elderly woman’s wish has been granted, and WDRB’s Rachel Collier was there as she was surprised with a gift that will change how she lives. [WDRB]

The Louisville Metro Housing Authority is reevaluating a plan that would implement a $75 monthly rent for randomly selected Section 8 participants after housing advocates called the proposed study unfair. [C-J/AKN]

The Indiana Gaming Commission is investigating a bomb threat that came into the Horseshoe Casino in Elizabeth, Ind. July 10. A WHAS11 I-Team investigation uncovered much more about the so-called threat and a man who was publicly lead away in handcuffs that same night. [WHAS11]

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes’ latest campaign ad unfairly and inaccurately blames U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for lost coal jobs, according to the Kentucky Coal Association. [H-L]

WARNING: Ridiculous auto-play video that no one at the station seems to recognize is awful. Three arson investigations are underway in Old Louisville after a series of early-morning fires were set intentionally, according to investigators. [WLKY]

Agreeing to implement Obamacare’s optional Medicaid expansion could effectively improve the health of babies who haven’t even been born yet. [Think Progress]

Louisville has seen cases of unaccompanied children before concerning countries like Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, but with a large Central American population in the area some agencies are planning ahead. [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]

The University of Louisville has responded to a request by the state attorney general to justify its refusal to turn over documents to the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, in the latest step in an ongoing battle over public records. [WFPL]

Forty-eight food destinations in eastern Kentucky are included in a new mapguide developed by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to promote culinary tourism throughout the region. [Press Release]

Vendors at The Forecastle Festival were beyond pleased with their sales this weekend. [Business First]

Indiana produced 10,000 private-sector jobs last month, however the state’s unemployment rate crept up, and the Louisville Metro Statistical Area has seen sluggish labor gains over the year compared to other cities. [News & Tribune]