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The principal of Stuart Middle School has been reassigned and transferred to Central High School as an assistant principal. [WDRB]

WARNING! RIDICULOUS AUTOPLAY VIDEO! The University of Louisville announced Thursday that it’s kicking off a capital fundraising campaign for its previously announced plans to expand Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. [C-J/AKN]

Labor leaders at Brown-Forman have filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board accusing the spirits maker of unfair labor practices. [WHAS11]

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has formed a task force to advise him on what to do about a controversial mural in Memorial Hall. [H-L]

Another day, yet another JCPS bus crash. Everyone is numb to news like this. [WLKY]

President Barack Obama has said that a college degree “has never been more valuable.” But if you borrow to finance your degree, the immediate returns are the lowest they’ve been in at least a generation, new data show. [HuffPo]

In just a few short months, tolls across WAVE Country will be a reality. The price will range from $1 to $4 per way for everyday drivers, but getting that discounted rate may be harder than you think. [WAVE3]

Marlow Cook may forever be remembered by Louisvillians as the Jefferson County Executive who purchased the Belle of Louisville, but I remember him not only as my first boss, but also as someone who directly and significantly shaped my life and the lives of so many in public life [John Yarmuth]

The Louisville Metro Council will soon consider measures to streamline the process for bringing ultra-fast Internet access, including a plan to condense the franchise-granting authority of Jefferson County’s suburban cities for communication services into one entity. [WFPL]

In Kentucky, more men than women die pedestrian deaths. [Click the Clicky]

Jim Ramsey knows his days at the University of Louisville are numbered. [Business First]k

Clarksville has decided not to open its pool this year due to ongoing renovations. That decision should reap benefits for New Albany’s River Fun Water Park. [News & Tribune]

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Hot Topic: The Future of Journalism

Spurred by news that a Seattle newspaper was switching to an all-digital format, WHAS-TV invited Courier-Journal publisher Arnold Garson over to speculate on the future of the newspaper during yesterday’s Noon newscast.

He didn’t really tell Rachel Platt much that we didn’t hear a few months back when he spoke at an SPJ meeting —  the paper reaches 85 percent of adults, but revenue isn’t keeping up, blah blah blah. Nothing against Mr. Garson, but we’ve heard it all before.  No, he doesn’t know if there will ever be a time when there’s no paper, but he’s not making any predictions.

Meanwhile, they’re sweating bullets at the state’s other big paper, the Herald-Leader, which prompted columnist Tom Eblen to write a lengthy rant about where journalism’s going.  Eblen had just spoken to a high school class about the news business, agreeing with Garson that no one knows what a newspaper is going to look like in the future. He’s right about one thing — the reporting of stories will continue in one form or another.

Today the Ville Voice participated in a communications job fair over at Bellarmine. None of the students interested in media careers aspired to a job at a newspaper. And get this — no newspapers were represented among a group of a dozen or so employers.

Maybe the newspaper business has given up on recruiting — the companies represented included ad agencies, a TV station (Jennifer Baileys of Fox41), Insight, Metro TV, and a few online operations. Even Kentucky Kingdom. We met a bunch of bright students interested in writing, and we hope to introduce you to some of them during the next few months.

The C-J has participated in the past, but declined this year.