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How Many Area People Would $500,000 Feed?

June 25th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Louisville Metro Police Officer Jim Wood is taking a stand against domestic violence. Would also be helpful for someone of his stature to encourage people to take mental health seriously, as well. [WDRB] The number of people employed in construction jobs in Kentucky in May was 64,500, a 2.6 percent decrease from the 66,200 employed [...]

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Tags: Death · Discrimination · Domestic Violence · Economy · Guns · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · Kentucky Kingdom · Ohio River Bridges · Police

The Entire City Rolls Its Eyes At Susan Lukjan

June 21st, 2013 · Comments Off

The effort to bring back Kentucky Kingdom takes a big step forward as city leaders approve a plan that gives it public financing. The ordinance passed almost unanimously during Thursday’s Metro Council meeting. Only one member abstained from the vote. [WDRB] How stupid does someone have to be to face trial a second time? Susan [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Charity · Crime · Death · Education · Gambling · Indiana · Kentucky Kingdom · Lexington · Metro Council · Mitch McConnell · Taxes

Indiana Will Maybe Someday Open That Bridge

June 7th, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Louisville judge accused of threatening to strangle a lawyer has been temporarily suspended by the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission. Senior Judge Martin McDonald was temporarily removed from the bench with pay this week pending the resolution of two ethics-related cases. [WDRB] Really? The downtown bridge groundbreaking is a family-friendly event? [Business First] The deadline [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Education · Gays · Health Care · Indiana · Judges · Kentucky Kingdom · Metro Council · Ohio River Bridges · Parks · South End · State Government · Youth

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

Metro Council Booze Vote Is A No-Brainer, Right?

April 25th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Mayor Greg Fischer has closed the door on any new tree protection ordinance or even a stop-gap, “no-net-loss” tree policy — at least for now. Fischer sent his economic development director Ted Smith to the Louisville Metro Tree Commission meeting yesterday evening — the first since the commission questioned the mayor’s resolve on his pledge [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Bad Behavior · Business · Death · Dogs · Greg Fischer · Guns · Indiana · Kentucky Kingdom · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · Oops · Senate Race · University of Louisville · UPS

Bridge Construction Will Cause Downtown Mess

April 11th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Skeletal remains found behind a Jeffersonville church last month have been identified as a missing man who lived nearby. Stephen Reedy had been missing since September of 2011. [WDRB] How does Kentucky score when it comes to local food? Last year, the Commonwealth was 6th nationally. This year? 18th. [Ruh Ro] Shots rang out in [...]

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Tags: Death · Dogs · Downtown · Education · Gambling · Guns · Indiana · Kentucky Kingdom · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · Politics · Race · Water

Everybody Still Hung Over Post-Championship?

April 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

Louisville’s downtown economy is holding its own after the recession, but steps must be taken to attract people to live in the urban area. That’s the conclusion of the Louisville Downtown Development Corporation’s annual report. [WDRB] The University of Louisville is inviting the public to help celebrate its men’s and women’s basketball teams Wednesday at [...]

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Tags: Charity · Downtown · Health Care · Indiana · Kentucky Kingdom · Lexington · Library · LMPD · Mitch McConnell · Rumors · Sports · State Government · University of Louisville

Time To Make The City Look Clean For Visitors

April 1st, 2013 · Comments Off

It’s the annual effort to make Louisville appear clean to the rest of the world. Hundreds of volunteers line up to make the community a little brighter. [WDRB] United Parcel Post has agreed to forfeit $40 million it made in payments from pharmacies that shipped controlled substances to Americans without valid prescriptions. [NPR] Jeffersonville Police [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Death · Guns · Housing · Indiana · Kentucky Derby · Kentucky Kingdom · Metro Government · Politics · Race · State Government · Steve Beshear · University of Kentucky · UPS

At Least Indiana Takes Transportation Seriously

March 27th, 2013 · 1 Comment

You can learn about different walks of life thanks to an exhibit on loan from the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. [WDRB] The Kentucky General Assembly voted Tuesday night to overturn Gov. Steve Beshear’s veto of controversial legislation known as the “religious freedom” bill, which was opposed by many human and gay rights groups and leaders of [...]

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Tags: Ali Center · Art · Domestic Violence · Gays · Guns · Indiana · JCPS · Kentucky Kingdom · Ohio River Bridges · Poverty · State Government · Youth

Will Indiana Save Us All From Tolls? Yeah, Right

March 26th, 2013 · Comments Off

Kentucky’s senior U.S. Senator says it’s (health care reform) going to be the biggest issue of the 2014 campaign. [WDRB] Looks like Possibility City really dodged a bullet over that Kentucky Kingdom mess. Nearly 70 years ago, Evansville industrialist Louis J. Koch opened a theme park, with a Mother Goose ride and a toy shop [...]

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Tags: Banking · Death · Domestic Violence · Guns · Health Care · Indiana · Kentucky Kingdom · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · State Government