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UofL Is Great At Covering Up Negative Stories

May 16th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Local 911 centers across Indiana are now providing the public a new option of texting for help, and officials in Kentucky are taking notice. [WDRB] The long-standing dispute over who pays for the Clark County J.B. Ogle Animal Shelter may be resolved if a new inter-local agreement is approved. [C-J/AKN] Sadly, this story has become [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Dogs · Horse Industry · Hype · Indiana · JCPS · Mitch McConnell · Police · University of Louisville · Youth

How Is Mr. Derby Ticket Fraud Still In Operation?

May 6th, 2014 · Comments Off

After the Kentucky Derby comes to an end, then comes the part that isn’t so fun. Cleaning up the track. [WDRB] The Pleasure Ridge Park High School principal removed by Jefferson County Public Schools in January amid an investigation of school finances has been recommended for termination, his attorney said Monday. [C-J/AKN] Yep, this story [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Charity · Education · Horse Industry · Indiana · JCPS · Kentucky Derby · Oops · Race

How Many Of You Called In Sick This Morning?

May 5th, 2014 · Comments Off

The website promises Derby deals, but some customers say it should read “Derby steals.” WDRB News has uncovered why a company that has been in trouble for leaving Derby customers hanging in the past, is under investigation again. [WDRB] The race for Jefferson County attorney pits a political neophyte without much money against a well-financed [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Bikes · Bourbon · Business · Churchill Downs · Crime · Economy · Horse Industry · Indiana · Kentucky Derby · Lexington

You Are Already Drunk For Oaks At 8:00 A.M.

May 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off

Yum! Brands is about to get a new CEO. David Novak, who has served in the top spot since 1999, is stepping down to become the executive chairman. [WDRB] Twelve days before the Kentucky Derby, trainer Steve Asmussen pointedly started a conversation with reporters with a query of his own: “Any PETA questions?” [C-J/AKN] After [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Churchill Downs · Horse Industry · Indiana · Journalism · Kentucky Derby · LMPD · Ohio River Bridges · Police · University of Louisville

Indiana Tries To Show Off With Fancy Cameras

May 1st, 2014 · 2 Comments

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is reorganizing the city’s economic development efforts, including shifting some functions performed by Greater Louisville Inc., the metro chamber of commerce, to city staff. [WDRB] Crisis management consultant Jonathan Bernstein lives near Santa Anita Park in California, where he has befriended some of the horse racing industry’s key participants. One recent [...]

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Tags: Economy · Education · Greater Louisville Inc. · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Horse Industry · Indiana · Kentucky Derby · Lexington · LMPD · Ohio River Bridges

The Old Butchertown-Swift Slap Fight Rages On

April 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

With opening night just three days away, the finish line is fast approaching at Churchill Downs. [WDRB] KFC Yum! Center officials say they don’t intend to pay $7.5 million the Kentucky State Fair Board claims it’s lost since the new arena began siphoning business from Freedom Hall when it started hosting University of Louisville basketball [...]

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Tags: Arena · Bad Behavior · Butchertown · Churchill Downs · Health Care · Horse Industry · Indiana · Oops · State Government

Greg Fischer Won’t Hype The Urban Sprawl Study

April 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

Louisville Metro officials have reached a deal with Underhill Associates to convert the historic Colonial Gardens property across from Iroquois Park into a development anchored by locally owned businesses such as restaurants and coffee shops. [WDRB] It will probably come as no surprise to residents and visitors of Kentuckiana that Louisville has ranked poorly in [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Business · Charity · Churchill Downs · Horse Industry · Indiana · Lexington · Possibility City · South End · State Government · Thunder · Youth

Everyone Is Really Hung Over This Morning

April 8th, 2014 · Comments Off

The Kentucky Derby Festival will hold its annual Republic Bank Pegasus Parade Position Draw on Tuesday, April 8. That’s today if you aren’t paying attention [WDRB] Housing battles homelessness in Louisville. Brian Scarsbrook had been homeless for more than a year, battling drug addiction and haunted by memories of childhood neglect and abuse. [C-J/AKN] Louisville [...]

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Tags: Derby Festival · Homeless · Horse Industry · Housing · Hype · Indiana · LMPD · Mitch McConnell · Parks · Thunder

We’re Stuck Wondering Who’ll Replace Ward-Pugh

January 2nd, 2014 · 7 Comments

It’s truly unfortunate that televised media in Louisville has chosen to focus on one incident that may not be much more than hype. Instead, Louisville’s press has been sitting on its hands for years when it comes to the hot mess that is Metro Animal Services. It’s much worse than a case or two of [...]

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Tags: Arena · Bad Behavior · Business · Economy · Greg Fischer · Guns · Horse Industry · Hype · Indiana · Metro Council · Politics · Race · Taxes

Fischer Could Stop Family Dollar In One Call

December 13th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Only Greg Fischer’s corrupt zoning folks (Bill Bardenwerper) think this is a good idea. Nulu leaders say a Family Dollar discount store isn’t a good fit for the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood centered along E. Market Street. [WDRB] Kentucky’s horse racing regulators voted Wednesday to change medication rules, bringing the state closer to becoming the 11th [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Bourbon · Business · Crime · Dogs · Economy · Horse Industry · Indiana · LMPD · Police · State Government · Zoning

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