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Yes, Poverty Is Still A Very Big Deal For JCPS

June 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The idea behind merging Louisville and Jefferson County in 2003 was to have – as Metro Council President Jim King put it earlier this year — “one government, one entity that manages the entire county.” Yet, more than a decade later, the promise of merger remains at least partially unfulfilled. The new 2 percent “franchise [...]

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Tags: Crime · Economy · Greg Fischer · Guns · Health Care · Horse Industry · Indiana · JCPS · LG&E · Mitch McConnell · Newspaper · Politics · Possibility City · Poverty · Republican Party · Taxes · Youth

Fischer Content With Living In Fantasy World

June 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Louisville non-profit says the mayor’s proposed budget cuts its funding by more than $13,000. They say it’s money that could mean the difference between life and death. [WDRB] Greg Fischer says the LG&E fee compromise will cause pain. What planet is this man living on? As if the original proposal wasn’t even worse for [...]

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Tags: Business · Charity · Churchill Downs · Discrimination · Festival · Gays · Greg Fischer · Guns · Health Care · Horse Industry · Indiana · LG&E · Music · Politics · Republican Party · Senate Race · Taxes · University of Louisville · West End

Everybody Is Just Cold Getting Stabbed Now

June 6th, 2014 · Comments Off

Well, this is supremely embarrassing, Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. [WDRB] Despite claiming not being able to remember events as recent as one week ago, Stan Curtis pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing more than $183,000 from U.S.A. Harvest, the charity he founded. [C-J/AKN] Police are investigating after a domestic dispute lead to a stabbing and [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Bad Behavior · Business · Charity · Crime · Education · Gambling · Greg Fischer · Horse Industry · Indiana · LG&E · Ohio River Bridges · Oops · Politics · Senate Race · State Government · Taxes

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

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