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Entries Tagged as 'Kentucky Derby'

Steve Beshear Unveiled His 2014 Derby Poster

April 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

Miss Steve Beshear’s unveiling of the annual commemorative poster? Here you go: 2014 KENTUCKY DERBY POSTER “I’m privileged to take part in this time-honored tradition of unveiling the commemorative Derby poster,” said Gov. Beshear. “This year’s artwork is special because it features a Kentucky trainer and a Kentucky-bred horse. It exemplifies the excitement and enthusiasm [...]

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Tags: Kentucky Derby · Steve Beshear

Will The Pedestrian Bridge EVER Open In SoIN??

March 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments

Fifteen-thousand jobs and $87 billion: that’s how much the Ohio River Bridges project is expected to add to the local economy. [WDRB] A Kentucky Bar Association hearing officer has affirmed a private reprimand issued to Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell for violating an ethics rule by improperly communicating with judges on “the merits of a [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Churchill Downs · Death · Discrimination · Gays · Greg Fischer · Indiana · John Yarmuth · Kentucky Derby · Ohio River Bridges · Oops

How Many Gun & Pedestrian Deaths Today, Folks?

December 17th, 2013 · Comments Off

Humana, Louisville’s biggest white-collar employer, doesn’t provide enough support to local entrepreneurs, according to a new report commissioned by Greater Louisville Inc., the metro chamber of commerce. [WDRB] The Lyndon and Louisville Metro fire departments are moving ahead with discussions about a possible operating agreement. [C-J/AKN] Since WHAS11′s new news director thinks it’s appropriate to [...]

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Tags: Business · Charity · Death · Discrimination · Greater Louisville Inc. · Guns · Health Care · Indiana · Kentucky Derby · Lexington · Metro Government · Ohio River Bridges · State Government · Travel · Water

Youth Homelessness Is Possible In Possibility City!

September 24th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Under a “concept” unveiled to the school board Monday, JCPS administrators are prepared to make dramatic changes to some of the district’s failing schools in an effort to improve student and teacher performance. [WDRB] Sorry, this isn’t going to lessen the extreme impact of tolls on this community. The Transit Authority of River City on [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Bourbon · Democrats · Discrimination · Economy · Gays · Homeless · Indiana · JCPS · Jerry Abramson · Kentucky Derby · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · Politics · Poverty · Salaries · Senate Race

Being Nonchalant With Tolls (Taxes) Unacceptable

May 14th, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has nabbed an accused wig thief, according to an arrest warrant. Gives a whole new meaning to wig snatching. [WDRB] What planet is Greg Fischer living on when he says membership of the board setting toll rates for bridges is not a major concern? [C-J/AKN] Who believes everything is all [...]

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Tags: Arena · Bad Behavior · Discrimination · Ford · Greg Fischer · Indiana · JCPS · Kentucky Derby · Lexington · Metro Government · Ohio River Bridges · Race · State Government

Now The Ohio River Bridges Will Just Be Ugly?

May 7th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Several groups who want to make it more difficult to buy guns took their case to one of the country’s most powerful senators. [WDRB] With school finances getting tighter all across Kentucky, disputes have erupted between county and independent school districts in several locations recently over agreements that allow students to attend schools across district [...]

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Tags: Anne Northup · Bad Behavior · Death · Education · Guns · Indiana · Kentucky Derby · Kentucky Kingdom · Metro Council · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · Politics · State Government · West End

You’re So Hung Over You Can Barely See, Right?

May 6th, 2013 · Comments Off

Orb has won the 139th Kentucky Derby on a rainy day that left the track muddy, but fans in high spirits. The win marked the first Derby win for acclaimed trainer Shug McGaughey. [WDRB] Last spring, Conor Murphy was a hired hand who spent his days galloping racehorses, combing knotted manes and shoveling manure in [...]

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Tags: Death · Downtown · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Horse Industry · Indiana · Kentucky Derby · University of Kentucky · West End

It’s Oaks Day! Everyone Is Probably Already Drunk

May 3rd, 2013 · 1 Comment

Another day, another senseless murder in Louisville. Homicide detectives are investigating after a shooting in west Louisville that left one person dead early Friday. [WDRB] When it comes to the field for Friday’s Longines Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs, “depth” is the buzzword on the backside — no matter how one might go about saying [...]

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Tags: Churchill Downs · Death · Guns · Jack Conway · Kentucky Derby · Lexington · Ohio River Bridges · Possibility City · State Government · West End

Firefighter Mess Rages On Thanks To Metro Govt

May 1st, 2013 · Comments Off

A man is found dead on Oak Street between 6th Street and 7th Street. Possibility City. [WDRB] It is called the sport of kings and it has been in this haven of racecourses, stables and studs since the 17th century, when King Charles I and his courtiers made the 100-mile journey here by horse-drawn carriages. [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Churchill Downs · Death · Derby Festival · Horse Industry · Indiana · Kentucky Derby · Legal · Lexington · Metro Government · State Government

Metro Council Backing Away From Greg Fischer

April 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

A Louisville man is accused of assault after police say he intentionally struck a bicyclist with his vehicle. [WDRB] The Louisville Metro Council will not rush to buy the century-old Colonial Gardens site in southern Louisville, as Mayor Greg Fischer recently proposed. [C-J/AKN] Pre-construction is underway in Indiana for the new Downtown bridge that will [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Bikes · Death · Economy · Education · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · Kentucky Derby · Metro Council · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · State Government · Steve Beshear · University of Louisville