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Fun Metro Council Hype Gets More Hype-y

June 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The new 2 percent “fee” most Metro residents will pay on natural gas. The annual hike in property tax rates for Jefferson County Public Schools. Mayor Greg Fischer’s proposed local-option sales tax. Some Metro Council Republicans worry a series of little tax increases is quietly adding up — and keeping Louisville’s economy from growing. [WDRB] [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Charity · Crime · Economy · Education · Green · Greg Fischer · Housing · Hype · Indiana · JCPS · Metro Council · Parks · Scandal · State Government · Taxes · University of Louisville · Youth

Everyone’s Super-Mad About MSD Rate Increases

May 30th, 2014 · Comments Off

A week after a state audit criticized JCPS for not spending enough of its $1 billion budget on students, there’s news that the district will create dozens of new positions outside the classroom. [WDRB] Louisville’s sewer rates will rise another 5.5 percent starting Aug. 1 to pay for an ongoing $850 million project to stop [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Business · Charity · Construction · Dogs · Economy · Festival · Greg Fischer · Indiana · JCPS · Legal · LG&E · Metro Government · Movies · MSD · Parks · Sports

Everyone Is Really Hung Over This Morning

April 8th, 2014 · Comments Off

The Kentucky Derby Festival will hold its annual Republic Bank Pegasus Parade Position Draw on Tuesday, April 8. That’s today if you aren’t paying attention [WDRB] Housing battles homelessness in Louisville. Brian Scarsbrook had been homeless for more than a year, battling drug addiction and haunted by memories of childhood neglect and abuse. [C-J/AKN] Louisville [...]

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Tags: Derby Festival · Homeless · Horse Industry · Housing · Hype · Indiana · LMPD · Mitch McConnell · Parks · Thunder

Think Positively! Thunder & Derby Are Upon Us

April 7th, 2014 · Comments Off

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has addressed a letter to citizens in an effort to ease recent apprehensions over violence downtown. [WDRB] An abrupt slashing of state funding for Louisville’s waterfront agency will almost certainly lead to elimination of the city’s traditional Fourth of July celebration and a drastic reduction in the planned six-day gala to [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Downtown · Greg Fischer · Indiana · Jail · Parks · Possibility City · Poverty · State Government · Thunder · Zoning

Run A Bunch & Enjoy Kentucky’s Rich History

February 18th, 2014 · Comments Off

Do you love Kentucky State Parks? Do you love not weighing 500 pounds? LOOK! All kinds of State Park 5Ks are coming up. Click here for more information.

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Tags: Parks · State Government

Woah, Greg Stumbo Has An Actual Good Idea

February 12th, 2014 · Comments Off

Clark County officials must cut almost $5 million from their budget. The county council voted Monday night to do so, one week after the Indiana Dept. of Local Government Finance ordered the cuts. [WDRB] Citizens can now have access to details about nearly every government-owned parcel of land and building in Louisville. [C-J/AKN] We haven’t [...]

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Tags: Business · Economy · Greg Stumbo · Indiana · LG&E · Metro Government · Parks · State Government

Everyone Rolling Their Eyes At A Ferris Wheel

February 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment

For decades, all they’ve wanted to do is forget about their very dark and painful pasts. But local women are sharing their stories of childhood sexual abuse, hoping to heal other victims. [WDRB] Long-discussed plans for the Waterfront Botanical Gardens envisioned on a 23-acre former city landfill at River Road and Frankfort Avenue are finally [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Construction · Economy · Health Care · Hype · Indiana · Parks · Politics · Possibility City · Republican Party · Weather

Who’ll Move To The Portland Neighborhood Next?

January 6th, 2014 · Comments Off

Yep, $26 million of your tax dollars are paying for unbelievable discrimination at Sunrise on the basis of sexual orientation in 2014. [WDRB] Four things that put cities’ record-low murder rates into context. Over the same period that murders dropped in large cities, they have risen in suburbs. [Think Progress] Here’s the latest press release [...]

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Tags: Business · Death · Discrimination · Education · Ford · Indiana · Movies · Neighborhoods · Ohio River Bridges · Parks · Poverty · Race · WHAS · Youth

Your Morning Round-Up Of Awful Stuff…

October 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

The cost of two high-profile murder cases, the erosion of property tax revenue and the purchase of a new government center are only a few reasons elected leaders here say Floyd County faces a $3.6 million budget shortfall. [WDRB] Louisville-based Churchill Downs Inc. on Tuesday announced it would increase its annual dividend 21 percent to [...]

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Tags: Churchill Downs · Crime · Dogs · Indiana · Lexington · Mitch McConnell · Parks · Politics · Senate Race · Weather

See? That Committee Stopped All The Violence!

October 29th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Riders on city buses will be able to use a pre-paid card starting next summer, when the Transit Authority of River City unveils a new electronic operating system. [WDRB] They’re working hard to combat what Steve Beshear and Greg Stumbo do in Kentucky under the guise of “jobs” (when it’s really just campaign cash and [...]

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Tags: Business · Churchill Downs · Greg Stumbo · Guns · JCPS · Oops · Parks · Politics · Poverty · Steve Beshear · TARC

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