Nothing To See, Move Along, Name A Baby Hippo

Two years after the death of Bryan Lewis, his family says it will not give up on the search for his killer. [WDRB]

A deputy sheriff who was suspended for 15 days for reporting that Jefferson District Court Judge Gina Kay Calvert had talked about her campaign on the record in open court has sued Sheriff John Aubrey, saying he violated the state whistleblower act. The good old boy system is alive and well in Louisville. [C-J/AKN]

Former WHAS 11 reporter Chuck Olmstead was on the air for 30 years, but his life was cut short after a brain aneurysm. [WHAS11]

A beer giant’s application for a distribution license in a western Kentucky city has stirred complaints that the venture would upset the state’s long-held system for distribution of alcohol. [H-L]

A thing about a hippo at the zoo is apparently the biggest news in town. [WLKY]

President Barack Obama seems to have changed his tune on gay marriage, telling The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin he believes same-sex couples in all 50 states should be allowed to marry under the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. [HuffPo]

The application period to register students in Jefferson County middle and high schools for the 2015-2016 school year is now open. [WAVE3]

When the Bush administration revealed in 2005 that it was secretly interpreting a treaty ban on “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment” as not applying to C.I.A. and military prisons overseas, Barack Obama, then a newly elected Democratic senator from Illinois, joined in a bipartisan protest. [NY Times]

The shock of the recession still lingers in public schools across Kentucky. [WFPL]

Jeff Leen, the Washington Post’s assistant managing editor for investigations, begins his renewed attack on the late Gary Webb’s Contra-cocaine reporting with a falsehood. [Click the Clicky]

Of course the airport is suing a neighborhood. Of course it is. Because that’s how things work in Louisville. [Business First]

Clark County Republican Party Chairman Jamey Noel said Tuesday in an email to the News and Tribune that political events were held in 2013 at a building owned by the ambulance company he runs, and promised to have the party pay for the times it was used. [News & Tribune]

With economic recession further receding, Louisville Water Co. has resumed a performance-based bonus system for top employees – one that rewards its executives, managers and supervisors if they meet team goals. [More C-J/AKN]

If Louisville’s PubTrans Is Good, What’s Bad?

For decades, it’s been an oasis of agricultural land at the intersection of Interstate 64 and the Watterson Expressway. But the family trusts that control Oxmoor Farm appear to be reviving long-delayed plans to develop what is perhaps the most desirable acreage in Louisville. [WDRB]

Didn’t we ridicule this back before it kicked off? Over pounding music, the local reality TV show “Deadbeat” promises that “those who don’t pay up will be locked up.” [C-J/AKN]

If you don’t hate the gays, the close cases at the Southern Baptist Compound don’t want to play Barbies with you. [WHAS11]

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes declined Wednesday to say whether she will pull a television ad that three left-leaning, pro-immigration reform groups condemned Tuesday as “offensive” and “hurtful.” [Sam Youngman]

This riverboat thing is apparently a big deal. So say all the teevee people. [WLKY]

People are changing Earth so much, warming and polluting it, that many scientists are turning to a new way to describe the time we live in. They’re calling it the Anthropocene — the age of humans. [HuffPo]

Grimes implies that she’s barred from saying who she voted for, and the Constitution includes no prohibition on that. [WAVE3]

Many thousands of Americans who lost their homes in the housing bust, but have since begun to rebuild their finances, are suddenly facing a new foreclosure nightmare: debt collectors are chasing them down for the money they still owe by freezing their bank accounts, garnishing their wages and seizing their assets. [Reuters]

Louisville workers using public transit have “better than average” accessibility to their jobs compared to other large metropolitan areas, according to a researcher involved in a recent study. [WFPL]

Louisville’s disaster of a mayor spends his days lying on the radio. The man will be called on something, his claims will be debunked and then he’ll show up on the radio the next day spewing what he knows is false. [The ‘Ville Voice]

A committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has ordered Churchill Downs and Kentucky Downs to hold mediated discussions in their dispute over September racing dates for next year. [Business First]

Basically, everybody in Southern Indiana thinks they’re gonna get the Ebola. Two patients in the United States with confirmed cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever were both hundreds of miles away from the region, but health officials in Clark and Floyd counties said they’re still taking measures to prepare locally. [News & Tribune]

Care What Family Court Candidates Think?

Then show up to this forum!

The Center for Women & Families, ElderServe and The Mary Byron Foundation are sponsoring a forum for Jefferson County Family Court candidates. Six of the ten Family Court seats in the county are up this year and that’s sure to shake things up.

Candace Mosley of the National District Attorneys Association, a nationally known domestic violence/judicial system expert, is set to moderate the event. All 12 candidates running plan to be there.

Here are the details:

  • Wednesday — October 15
  • 6:30 P.M.
  • Bellarmine — Horrigan Hall

The Gays Are Taking Over Everything In Indiana

Louisville’s notorious drug dealer, Ricky Kelly, returned to court Monday morning, charged with murder — and prosecutors are grappling with a decision they have to make. [WDRB]

John Yarmuth and Michael Macfarlane, his Republican opponent in next month’s election, took shot at one another during a testy one-hour debate on Kentucky Educational Television on Monday. [C-J/AKN]

For Jim and Alan, the Supreme Court’s decision not to act on same-sex marriage cases has been a long time coming. [WHAS11]

Renovations of the historic National Bank Building in Lexington for a 21c Museum Hotel are proceeding inside and out. [H-L]

WARNING! RIDICULOUS AUTOPLAY VIDEO! Take a look at the 7th District Metro Council race. [WLKY]

Police overseeing security at protests in Ferguson, Missouri, in August violated the constitutional rights of demonstrators and journalists by forcing them to stay in constant motion and not stop walking, a federal judge ruled on Monday. [HuffPo]

Wedding bells rang in southern Indiana after a move by the Supreme Court reinstated same-sex marriage in the Hoosier state Monday. [WAVE3]

This is the sort of thing that political junkies love a month before Election Day: A new poll in Kentucky suggesting that a party leader in the Senate rather abruptly trails the challenger he’s been trying to fight off (pretty successfully) for months. But it’s also time for sober heads to weigh in. [WaPo]

Hundreds of homeless people are expected to seek help during Louisville’s annual Project Homeless Connect/VA Stand Down event this Wednesday. [WFPL]

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether states can ban judges from personally hitting up campaign donors for contributions. [Think Progress]

Indianapolis-based Milhaus Properties LLC has bought the former Ready Electric Co. Inc. site off Frankfort Avenue, where it will begin work on a 93-unit apartment complex. [Business First]

More than 20 current and former employees of the U.S. Census Bureau in Jeffersonville are suing a Cincinnati dry cleaning business and its local franchisee for contaminating wells used for drinking water in the census building. [News & Tribune]

Help Give That Poor Kid A Dignified Funeral

Will you help pay for Ray Allen Etheridge’s funeral? He’s the homeless kid found murdered in Cherokee Park. You can donate at any PNC branch, despite what the story says. [WDRB] Errrr. Nope. Master P is paying for it all. Glad to see someone step up like that!

Despite a judicial rule against endorsements, a Jefferson District Court judge appeared in an ad for a woman’s clothing store, modeling a coat next to copy that said: “The verdict is in! They FEEL great!” [C-J/AKN]

Sure, everything is screwed up lately but don’t forget about this great event at the zoo. [WHAS11]

In the past five months, Fayette County health officials have quarantined two patients who had traveled to or from Liberia after they showed symptoms similar to those of Ebola. [H-L]

Police have arrested a man in connection with the slaying of 12-year-old Ray Etheridge at Cherokee Park. [WLKY]

The world has known about Ebola for almost 40 years, yet there’s no cure or vaccine on the market. [HuffPo]

An attorney for the former sheriff of Clark County, Indiana says his client has taken a plea deal to the federal charges he is facing. [WAVE3]

The thin red line on the topographical map winding through the Daniel Boone National Forest from Rowan County in the north to Pickett County, Tenn. in the south is a recreational jewel and a valuable economic development tool, according to Steve Barbour, executive director of the Sheltowee Trace Association. [Ashland Independent]

Jefferson County Public Schools and Louisville Metro Police plan to review school safety procedures following the shooting Tuesday of a student at Fern Creek High School. [WFPL]

Rand Paul is warning that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention might be downplaying the threat from the Ebola virus. [Politico]

A recent study says Kentucky could earn about $30 million per year if it legalized marijuana. [Business First]

Next to Jim Epperson’s name on his nameplate is a figure of man a skiing. [News & Tribune]

Yet Another Crazy Judge Does Something Crazy

It was August 27th, just before 6:00 p.m when gunshots were heard throughout the Shawnee neighborhood. Shell casings dotted the street in the aftermath. The shooting left 16-month-old Ne’Riah Miller dead and her mother in the hospital. [WDRB]

What the hell is wrong with a handful of judges in Louisville? What’s with the revolving door of C-J reporters and government offices? And if anyone thinks a deputy can go to their superior and not have John Aubrey play politics with their job, they’re crazy. [C-J/AKN]

Volunteers painting an anti-violence mural in Shelby Park were back at work September 27 after being mugged earlier in the week. [WHAS11]

Look: now Lexington is trying to consider neighborhood schools. [H-L]

A teen shot in the head last month in the Smoketown neighborhood is continuing what his family said will be a long road to recovery. [WLKY]

Looks like Robert Felner’s boy, John Deasy, has yet another nightmare on his hands in Los Angeles. [HuffPo]

For more than 100 years in Kentuckiana survivors of domestic abuse or sexual violence have known they have a safe haven in 10 Kentuckiana counties. [WAVE3]

Do you support transparency and accountability in government? Here’s your chance to speak up and be heard. [The ‘Ville Voice]

Louisville Metro Police on Friday identified Marc Christiansen as the officer who fatally shot a 28-year-old Louisville man earlier [last] week. [WFPL]

Mitch McConnell clearly felt right at home talking to a room full of advertising and cable television types. He promised to restore order to the U.S. Senate, allow votes on legislation he might not support, force President Barack Obama to sign or veto legislation for “a growth agenda,” and joked about the expense of running a U.S. Senate campaign. [Ronnie Ellis]

It’s an organization that has been in Louisville more than 30 years but has largely gone unnoticed. On Friday, the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution took a step to raise its public profile as it held a ceremony to mark the start of a fund-raising effort for will become a new museum at 807 and 809 W. Main St. [Business First]

The Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency’s Transportation Policy Committee, or TPC, approved a new version of its playbook to engage the public in the development of transportation activities. [News & Tribune]

Fischer’s Govt. Can’t Even Maintain Its Buildings

Problems plaguing two Louisville government buildings are so severe that officials are ordering everyone to leave. [WDRB]

The Kentucky Supreme Court has accepted the state bar association’s recommendation to dismiss a disciplinary complaint against Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell. [C-J/AKN]

Underground tunnel blasting for the East End Crossing was canceled for this week. There will be no further blasting for approximately four to six weeks. [WHAS11]

A federal judge has ordered the Kentucky State Penitentiary to allow a group of death row inmates to hold an annual powwow with traditional foods after the prison chaplain tried to stop the ceremony. [H-L]

WARNING! RIDICULOUS AUTOPLAY VIDEO! John Jolley Jr., 28, was killed in an officer-involved shooting in the Russell neighborhood just after midnight in the 900 block of Esquire Alley. [WLKY]

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg thinks that the Supreme Court’s conservative attitude on abortion access can be traced to one of her colleagues. [HuffPo]

A day can’t go by without a JCPS school bus accident. The woman involved in an accident with a JCPS bus was under the influence, police say. [WAVE3]

This is kind of a big deal. The nation’s largest employer of rehabilitation therapists and leader in the care and recovery for aging Americans, RehabCare (a division of Kindred Healthcare), is partnering with Bellarmine University to establish a new residency program to train therapists with the specialized skills and training necessary to deliver wellness services to an older and more vulnerable population. [Press Release]

In June, Louisville Metro Police indicated that a long-awaited racial profiling study may be made available by the end of summer. That did not happen. [WFPL]

Following the latest security breach at the White House over the weekend, President Obama told reporters Monday that he is taking extra safety precautions by now sleeping with a Louisville Slugger under his bed. [The Onion]

Powder found in an envelope at Frazier Rehabilitation Center turned out not to be harmful, but the FBI is investigating anyway. [Business First]

A student was arrested after a school resource officer and officials found a gun in their car at Jeffersonville High School on Friday. [News & Tribune]