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If You Don’t Get Shot, You’ll Get Run Over

January 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Pedestrian deaths increased in Jefferson County for the second straight year in 2014 and hit their highest level in four years, according to a WDRB News analysis of police reports. Meanwhile, Greg Fischer’s uptight staffers lose their marbles every time we mention pedestrian deaths. [WDRB] If you missed it last week, Greg Fischer figured out [...]

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Tags: Death · Education · Greg Fischer · Indiana · LMPD · Metro Government · Ohio River Bridges · Politics · Scandal

Papaw Came To Town For Our New Bridges

January 23rd, 2015 · 1 Comment

And here’s the press release from Beshear’s office about it: Motorists will be driving on Louisville’s new Downtown bridge within a year – at least three months ahead of schedule, Gov. Steve Beshear announced today. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is accelerating construction of the bridge, part of the Downtown Crossing of the Ohio River [...]

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Tags: Ohio River Bridges · Steve Beshear

Reducing Violence In Possibility City Is Great

January 22nd, 2015 · 2 Comments

Reducing violent deaths in Louisville is the goal of a new campaign, which is focusing on what everyone can do to support the effort. [WDRB] New Louisville hotels are among the short-term threats to growing Southern Indiana tourism, according to a new marketing report that also lists strengths, weaknesses and possible opportunities in Clark and [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Bad Behavior · Greg Fischer · Highlands · Homeless · Indiana · Metro Government · Ohio River Bridges · Politics

Do “Compassionate” Cities Really Kill This Much?

December 2nd, 2014 · 11 Comments

What on earth? A Louisville man, caught texting and talking on the phone inside a movie theater, was tazed during a confrontation with a deputy. [WDRB] With expensive equipment wearing out earlier than expected, the Metropolitan Sewer District has begun to weigh the future of its money-losing Louisville Green fertilizer production. [C-J/AKN] A Louisville teenager [...]

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Tags: Business · Death · Guns · Health Care · Homeless · Hype · Indiana · JCPS · MSD · Ohio River Bridges · Police · Race · Republican Party · State Government · University of Louisville · Youth

Homeless Kids? What Homeless Kids? Surely Not

November 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

Here’s your annual Greg Fischer Pee Alert: Citing his progress in making Louisville a globally-regarded city for caring and compassion, a coalition of international organizations has honored Mayor Greg Fischer with a City Leadership award for compassion. [Lane Report PR Regurgitation] Nakiya Crawford hasn’t seen her father in more than a year. Crawford Confessed, “I [...]

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Tags: Arena · Discrimination · Education · Greg Fischer · Homeless · Hype · Indiana · Jail · Legal · Lexington · Library · Mitch McConnell · MSD · Ohio River Bridges · Poverty · Race · Religion · Sports · West End · Youth

When Will The Crazy Shooting Deaths End?

November 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The hits just keep coming for JCPS. Jefferson County Public Schools paid its former public information officer Lauren Roberts $200,000 last fall to settle a dispute over how she left the district. [WDRB] The Metropolitan Sewer District board has scheduled a special meeting on Monday to consider an employee union’s “last, best and final offer” [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Bourbon · Business · Death · Discrimination · Gays · Health Care · Indiana · Internet · JCPS · LG&E · Mitch McConnell · MSD · Ohio River Bridges · Politics

JCPS Is Finally Reviewing Monstrous Salaries

November 12th, 2014 · 2 Comments

TARC celebrated its 40th birthday Monday by announcing it will soon have the largest fleet of all-electric buses in the country. TARC will put a fleet of 10 new Zerobuses on the road by the end of the year. [WDRB] Max St. John cringes when he hears a gay slur tossed out in the hallways [...]

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Tags: Bourbon · Business · Congress · Discrimination · Economy · Gays · Indiana · Jail · JCPS · John Yarmuth · LMPD · Metro Council · Ohio River Bridges · Race · State Government · TARC

MSD Turned Into A Real You-Know-What Show

October 29th, 2014 · Comments Off

Valley High School was put on level four security Monday afternoon, after two students reported seeing someone with a gun on campus. [WDRB] Angry union workers at Metropolitan Sewer District threatened a strike when they appeared before the agency’s board Monday to vent their frustration over contract negotiations that have remained unresolved for more than [...]

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Tags: Business · Crime · Greg Fischer · Indiana · JCPS · MSD · Ohio River Bridges · Police · Travel

Maybe Clark Co’s Sheriff Really Was A Disaster?

October 27th, 2014 · Comments Off

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

Sadly, Education In Kentucky Continues To Suffer

October 17th, 2014 · Comments Off

Elderly and low income neighbors in Jeffersonville are caught in the middle of a zoning fight that could force them out of their home. [WDRB] Your dying local newspaper got at least a few school board endorsements right, it seems. Not endorsing people like Horne was a wise move. [C-J/AKN] Prosecutors said they plan to [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Butchertown · Downtown · Education · Hype · Indiana · JCPS · Metro Government · Ohio River Bridges · Politics · Zoning