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Think Positively! Thunder & Derby Are Upon Us

April 7th, 2014 · Comments Off

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has addressed a letter to citizens in an effort to ease recent apprehensions over violence downtown. [WDRB] An abrupt slashing of state funding for Louisville’s waterfront agency will almost certainly lead to elimination of the city’s traditional Fourth of July celebration and a drastic reduction in the planned six-day gala to [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Downtown · Greg Fischer · Indiana · Jail · Parks · Possibility City · Poverty · State Government · Thunder · Zoning

KentuckyOne Drama? No One Saw That, Right?

January 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

Bill Seng has counted as many as nine garbage trucks coming up and down his street in a single week – even though Springwood Lane is a cul-de-sac with only 13 homes. [WDRB] The chief executive officer of KentuckyOne Health is warning employees of cuts and possible layoffs, saying the company must “improve our performance [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Dogs · Economy · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Indiana · Jail · JCPS · Metro Council · Metro Government · Oops · University of Louisville

The Jail May Be Worse Than Animal Services

November 13th, 2013 · Comments Off

Several people are criticizing the election of Louisville Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Archbishop Kurtz was elected Tuesday morning during a national meeting in Baltimore. [WDRB] Kentucky’s colleges and universities will ask the General Assembly to increase their budgets by almost 8 percent over the next [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Crime · Economy · Education · Hype · Indiana · Jail · JCPS · Kentucky Kingdom · Metro Council · Metro Government · Politics · Poverty · Religion · State Government

Crazy Rumors From Metro Corrections Today

November 6th, 2013 · Comments Off

We hear that Metro Corrections FOP folks may have swiped $3,500 meant for charity. Allegedly, the money was taken from a safe in the administrative offices and deposited into FOP accounts. What gives, folks? No one at Corrections will talk to us on-the-record about it. Either it happened or it didn’t and folks in Metro [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Jail · Rumors

LouiStat Is Funded By Enron’s John Arnold

October 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Just in case you wanted another affirmation that Greg Fischer is playing a risky game with the Arnold Foundation? Here: Mark Bolton has a problem. To be more precise, he has 250 problems. Bolton runs Louisville, Ky.’s metro jail system. Its main facility — two aging structures joined by a pedestrian sky bridge — is [...]

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Tags: Greg Fischer · Jail · Metro Government

Booze Apparently Causes Louisville’s Problems

September 4th, 2013 · Comments Off

The Louisville-Southern Indiana metro area has regained all 42,000 jobs lost during the 2007-09 economic recession, according to the latest information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. [WDRB] To stave off tolls, some people in Northern Kentucky want a state sales tax increase to fund the $2.5 billion Brent Spence Bridge replacement and renovation. [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Books · Discrimination · Economy · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Indiana · Jail · Metro Council · Ohio River Bridges · Scandal · State Government · University of Kentucky

You Excited To Pay Tons For Bridge Tolls?

August 28th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Metro Corrections is expected to move inmates from the old jail where they were being held to relieve overcrowding back to the main jail sometime Tuesday. [WDRB] Sharp opinions on the federal Affordable Care Act were aired Tuesday in Lexington at a U.S. Congressional field hearing and at a news conference by two conservative groups [...]

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Tags: Churchill Downs · Education · Gannett · Health Care · Horse Industry · Indiana · Jail · John Yarmuth · Ohio River Bridges · UPS

Opening The Old Jail Probably Won’t End Well

August 20th, 2013 · Comments Off

After learning about years of financial mis-management, and listening to their city leaders fight over proposed budgets, residents of Audubon Park say they’re sick of it. [WDRB] The Louisville Metro Council probably needs find up to $2 million to replace the outdated and prone-to-malfunction escalator system in the Jefferson Hall of Justice, a committee has [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Education · Indiana · Jail · JCPS · Metro Council · Neighborhoods · Ohio River Bridges

Shanklin Council Court Just A Full-On Circus

July 26th, 2013 · Comments Off

It was a fiery start to day three in the ethics trial of Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin. Court started out with some debate between lawyers and a scolding from the county attorney over information revealed at the end of proceedings on Wednesday. [WDRB] Normally a reliable ally of the Obama administration, U.S. Rep. John [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Congress · Ethics · Indiana · Jail · John Yarmuth · Metro Council · Police · Politics · Senate Race · State Government · Water

Yes! Just Put Them All On Major Road Diets!

July 19th, 2013 · Comments Off

In the booking section of Metro Corrections, inmates are fingerprinted, then their mug shot is taken and that information is put in a computer where it’ll be put online for the public to access. [WDRB] Churchill Downs Inc. announced Wednesday that it has closed on the purchase of Oxford Casino in Oxford, Maine, in a [...]

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Tags: Business · Churchill Downs · Death · Health Care · Indiana · Jail · JCPS · LMPD · Possibility City · Scandal · State Government · University of Louisville