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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

This Kid Needs Your Help. Consider Stepping Up.

September 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Indiana and Kentucky have selected a Virginia-based company to oversee the toll system for the Ohio River Bridges Project. The contract, estimated at $39.9 million, includes installing, operating and maintaining the toll equipment for seven years, said Kendra York, Indiana’s public finance director. [WDRB] Churchill Downs Incorporated announced Churchill Downs, its namesake racetrack, and Yum! [...]

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Tags: Arena · Bourbon · Charity · Churchill Downs · Death · Education · Health Care · Indiana · Kentucky Derby · Ohio River Bridges · Police

Is Everything In Clark County, Ind. Crazy Corrupt?

September 15th, 2014 · 9 Comments

Does this stink of unnecessary fearmongering? On Wednesday morning, police say a student at Hite Elementary was approached by a stranger in the neighborhood behind her school. [WDRB] It’s fine and dandy to profess your extreme level of transparency. That is — if you’re actually transparent and not cherry picking what gets released. Like with [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Bikes · Death · Festival · Greg Fischer · Guns · Health Care · Highlands · Hype · Indiana · Judges · Ohio River Bridges · Politics · Senate Race · Transparency · University of Louisville · West End

GLI: Working Hard To Keep Everybody Down

September 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Jefferson County Public Schools has hired a new team to help its most vulnerable students. [WDRB] Of course GLI opposes a living wage for workers in Louisville. Remember, these are people put in charge by Greg Fischer. Arguing that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 locally would hurt local businesses and possibly result in job [...]

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Tags: Business · Crime · Economy · Greater Louisville Inc. · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · Legal · Metro Government · Ohio River Bridges · Religion · University of Kentucky · University of Louisville

LG&E Managed Its DUI Scandal Better Than LWC

September 5th, 2014 · Comments Off

If you’re going over the Kennedy Bridge in the next few months, you may notice some new equipment as temporary transponder readers were put up on Friday. [WDRB] If the spokesperson for LG&E gets fired for a DUI, why shouldn’t the overpaid CEO of the Louisville Water Company be fired for the same? [C-J/AKN] The [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Charity · Crime · Guns · Immigration · Indiana · Music · Ohio River Bridges · Police · State Government · Water

We Tried To Find Positive Stories For The Roundup

September 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

A family, living in the Shawnee neighborhood, says it’s getting death threats following the murder of an infant. Now, there’s an extra police presence in front of the home where it happened. [WDRB] Dealing another blow to LG&E’s plans for a coal ash dump on its Trimble County power plant property, the U.S. Environmental Protection [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Charity · Death · Dogs · Education · Guns · Health Care · Indiana · LG&E · Ohio River Bridges · West End · Youth

Minor Drug Offenders Serve More Time Than That

September 1st, 2014 · Comments Off

Kentucky and Indiana lack a plan for out-of-state toll collection. [WDRB] The JBS Swift plant in Butchertown has been cited for humane slaughter violations. Seems like only yesterday the paper was screwing that story up and libeling a former WHAS11 employee. [C-J/AKN] Oh, wait, here’s another story about JBS Swift. [C-J/AKN] This has got to [...]

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Tags: Business · Butchertown · Death · Dogs · Indiana · Lexington · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · Police · Politics · Scandal · Weather · West End

OH NOES!!1! THE BIG SQUEEZE IS COMING!

August 26th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Southern Indiana drivers who use I-65 can expect to add more time to their commute starting next week. Ohio River Bridges Project officials are calling this next phase of construction the “Big Squeeze.” [WDRB] The revenue coming into a restructured taxing district to help finance the bonds for the KFC Yum! Center continues to increase. [...]

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Tags: Arena · Business · Education · Ford · Indiana · Metro Council · Ohio River Bridges · Police · Politics · Race · Senate Race · Taxes · University of Louisville

Haul Ass To The Fair When You Get Off Work!

August 15th, 2014 · 8 Comments

We’ve been hearing about what a disaster Helene Kramer already is in her new JCPS job and, well, it’s pretty clear. If she can’t come up with a better response than that when it comes to RAISING PROPERTY TAXES LIKE CRAZY? Put a fork in her. She’s done. P.S. When we say disaster? We hear [...]

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Tags: Business · Ford · Green · JCPS · John Yarmuth · Lexington · LMPD · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · Politics · Sports · Taxes · University of Louisville · WAVE

Bridge Tolls? What Tolls? Nothing To See Here

August 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

The Southern Indiana chamber of commerce is asking state officials to consider changes to traffic and toll plans in an effort to ease the Ohio River Bridges Project’s financial burden on local businesses. [WDRB] Who in Possibility City believes the Gannett split doesn’t have a serious impact on the company’s “local commitment”? That’s right — [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Bourbon · Business · Charity · Construction · Courier-Journal · Dogs · Education · Gannett · Indiana · JCPS · Lexington · Neighborhoods · Ohio River Bridges

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