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People Thought Minimum Wage Hike Would Occur?

December 17th, 2014 · No Comments

Sure, raising the minimum wage is the right thing to do in this country. But was anyone really naïve enough to believe that this current Metro Council would be able to pull something like that off? They can’t even handle a simple Metro Animal Services investigation. [WDRB] Everyone is freaking out about this… The Metropolitan [...]

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Tags: Banking · Death · Education · Guns · Health Care · Homeless · Indiana · JCPS · Lexington · Metro Council · Mitch McConnell · MSD · Poverty

Maybe The CWF Could’ve Informed Everybody

December 10th, 2014 · No Comments

The Center for Women and Families is falling well short of its goal to collect $30,000 in gift cards for the holiday season, according to a news release. [WDRB] Is this the beginning of Zipcar taking over Louisville? Cross your fingers. [C-J/AKN] Ready to be terrified? Hundreds of elves flooded the Galt House Tuesday morning–trying [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Charity · Economy · Guns · Health Care · Indiana · Legal · Poverty · Travel · Youth

Another Day, Another Shooting, More Outrage

December 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

Muhammad Ali is probably the most famous Kentuckian since Abraham Lincoln. Now there’s a controversial new effort to have Ali’s image on display alongside Lincoln at the State Capitol. [WDRB] Louisville doctors announced late Monday afternoon that they surgically removed the hand they transplanted onto a 67-year-old Bowling Green man last week because it was [...]

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Tags: Business · Economy · Education · Guns · Health Care · Homeless · Indiana · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · State Government

Compassionate Cities Don’t Constantly Kill Like This, Contrary To The Popular Fischer Hype

November 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

Another day, another dumb murder in Possibility City. Investigators with Louisville Metro Police are looking for answers after a man was found dead, according to LMPD Public Information Officer Dwight Mitchell. [WDRB] Vilified for demanding that judges stop “disingenuous maneuvering” by defense lawyers in drunken-driving cases, Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell said he feels vindicated [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Death · Discrimination · Economy · Homeless · Housing · Indiana · Judges · LMPD · Politics · Poverty · Race

JCPS Kinda Sucks At Managing Its PR Messes

November 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

Way to go, Bullitt County, for being bigoted redneck central. You’ve made the national news again for something horrific. A Kentucky fire chief is being criticized for racist comments after he refused to help a family of stranded motorists because they were black, and then suggested that an Asian-American television reporter did not understand English. [...]

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Tags: Bourbon · Business · Charity · Democrats · Discrimination · Downtown · Economy · Gays · Health Care · Homeless · Indiana · Jack Conway · JCPS · Metro Government · Poverty · State Government · Travel · 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

Louisville Needs A New Frankfort Leader Now

November 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments

A state audit released in May found that JCPS is spending too much on high-dollar administrators, and not enough on students. Six months later, the district gets a new progress report with a grade school leaders did not see coming. [WDRB] Walmart has filed a development plan with the city for its much-anticipated western Louisville [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Democrats · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · Jerry Abramson · Parks · Politics · Poverty · State Government · Travel · West End

Yarmuth To Push Council On Minimum Wage

October 30th, 2014 · Comments Off

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

Human Trafficking, Stabbing And Electric Buses

October 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

The first person in Louisville convicted of human trafficking was sentenced to 10 years in prison with no probation Monday morning. [WDRB] In June, 16-year-old Elivar Mazariegos stepped off a bus in the desert town of Altar, Mexico, 1,900 miles north of his rural village in Guatemala, where a death threat had pushed him to [...]

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Tags: Churchill Downs · Crime · Gays · Health Care · Homeless · Immigration · Indiana · Music · Politics · Poverty · TARC

The Gays Caused That Big Hail Storm. Amen.

October 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Walking up to Aleazia Caldwell’s home, he could not wait to ask me my favorite TLC song. “Scrubs!” I replied. As fast as he could, he slammed the CD into his boom box, set up on the porch of his home on 32nd street in Louisville’s west end. [WDRB] Two years after the city of [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Education · Gays · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · Legal · Library · LMPD · Ohio River Bridges · Polls · Poverty · Senate Race · University of Louisville · Youth