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Yarmuth To Push Council On Minimum Wage

October 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Louisville police have started a new search for a company to outfit officers with body cameras, slowing down an effort already behind the department’s self-imposed schedule. [WDRB] To get a feel for just how bitter the contract dispute is between the Metropolitan Sewer District and one of its two unions, Laborers International Union of North [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Banking · Indiana · John Yarmuth · LMPD · Metro Council · Mitch McConnell · MSD · Politics · Poverty · Senate Race · TARC

Maybe Clark Co’s Sheriff Really Was A Disaster?

October 27th, 2014 · No Comments

LMPD homicide detectives had their hands full Saturday with two unrelated homicide investigations and no arrests. [WDRB] Hot-button topics like charter schools, education funding and student testing will all be on the table Monday as the Jefferson County Board of Education tries to wrangle out a list of priorities for the upcoming legislative session. [C-J/AKN] [...]

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Tags: Bourbon · Death · Discrimination · Indiana · JCPS · LMPD · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · Police · Politics · Race · Senate Race

Another Day, Another Domestic Violence Death

October 13th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Really? Selling the ingredients for sizzurp? [WDRB] A woman shot Thursday by her husband in an apparent murder suicide became the 10th victim killed in a domestic assault incident inside city limits this year. [C-J/AKN] Kentucky Baptists will vote later this year on whether to sever ties with a Louisville member church that says it [...]

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Tags: Bellarmine · Death · Domestic Violence · Gays · Indiana · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · Politics · Race · Religion · Senate Race · Sports · University of Louisville

Possibility City Turns A Blind Eye To Homeless

October 10th, 2014 · Comments Off

Louisville’s largest homeless camp is now gone and trees are being cleared where about 40 people used to live. [WDRB] Really, LMPD? You didn’t even bother to check out the dude’s camp site? No wonder there’s so much distrust. [C-J/AKN] Talk about being at the right place at the right time. [WHAS11] Lexington is likely [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Death · Dogs · Education · Health Care · Homeless · Indiana · JCPS · Lexington · LMPD · Metro Council · Mitch McConnell · Oops · Politics · Senate Race · Smoking Ban · University of Kentucky

Yet Another Crazy Judge Does Something Crazy

September 29th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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 [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Charity · Crime · Downtown · Education · Greg Fischer · Indiana · Judges · Lexington · LMPD · Metro Council · Metro Government · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · Scandal · Transparency · University of Louisville · West End

Will A Food Hub Change Louisville’s West End?

September 22nd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Weeds growing between the concrete, broken chain linked fences, and crumbled bricks. It’s the site of a former tobacco plant. [WDRB] The Jefferson County Board of Education is poised to vote Monday on this school year’s $1.3 billion working budget, which includes money for school-based mental health counselors and “transition centers” at middle and high [...]

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Tags: Art · Discrimination · Education · Gays · Health Care · Indiana · Jail · JCPS · Legal · Metro Government · Mitch McConnell · Politics · Race · TARC · University of Louisville · West End

The Tolling Situation: Still Puppies & Rainbows

September 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment

What? The new tolling operator has never actually operated a tolling system? Surely not! That’s surely not the case for Possibility City, is it? [WDRB] The board of Louisville Water Company set parameters for CEO Jim Brammell Tuesday about his recent DUI and speeding arrest and established requirements for him to meet in coming weeks. [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Bad Behavior · Bikes · Death · Education · Housing · Indiana · Legal · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · Police · Politics · Poverty · Water

Dan Johnson’s Gonna Retire Soon. Wonder Why?

September 12th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Kentucky is seeking to join a handful of states that regulate companies such as Uber and Lyft, whose smartphone-driven businesses are now competing with taxis in Louisville, Lexington and other cities across the country. [WDRB] Retired Metro narcotics detectives say he was like a modern-day Robin Hood. He bought shoes and book bags for teenagers [...]

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Tags: Business · Crime · Death · Downtown · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · LMPD · Metro Council · Mitch McConnell · Police · Politics · Senate Race

Greg Fischer Got Caught Again In LMAS Scandal

September 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Wanna see what went down at the Metro Council ad-hoc committee meeting re: Animal Services? Check out Phillip Bailey’s Twitter feed. Some highlights: FROM TWITTER You read that correctly. Greg Fischer and his administration got caught red-handed. Again. Lying/telling different stories about who conducted the fake investigation. Fischer’s own CFO confirmed what we originally uncovered: [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Dogs · Greg Fischer · Metro Government · Mitch McConnell · Oops · Scandal

What? There Are Homeless People In Louisville?

September 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off

The biggest homeless camp in Louisville could soon be forced to move. About 40 people live in the homeless camp off Campbell Street and they say if they’re forced to leave, they aren’t sure where they’ll go. [WDRB] The Falls of the Ohio State Park draws visitors for activities ranging from hiking and fishing to [...]

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Tags: Death · Dining · Homeless · Indiana · Mitch McConnell · Politics · Polls · University of Louisville · West End

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