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The Norm: One Hot JCPS Mess After Another

December 15th, 2014 · No Comments

A student at Ball State University wants to start a conversation about mental illness and suicide through film, but he needs the public’s help. [WDRB] Appealing his firing in the wake of high-profile testing violations, former Male High School Principal David Mike wrapped up his case on Friday before a state tribunal — arguing that [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Crime · Economy · Education · Guns · Immigration · Indiana · JCPS · Police · State Government · TARC

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

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

Central Principal Needs Some Prompt Education

September 30th, 2014 · Comments Off

West Virginia plans to frack beneath the Ohio River, which supplies drinking water to millions. Like everyone in Louisville. [Think Progress] KFC Corp., a unit of Louisville-based Yum Brands, says 77 of its fried chicken restaurants across the country could be “in jeopardy” because of a real estate dispute with a California investment group. [WDRB] [...]

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Tags: Business · Discrimination · Health Care · Indiana · Jail · JCPS · Legal · LMPD · Police · Polls · State Government · TARC · Transparency · Water · Youth

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

Legislators Outside Louisville Are Enviro-Ignorant

August 18th, 2014 · Comments Off

Just before 2 a.m. Saturday, emergency officials received a call about a shooting on Routt Road in Jeffersontown. [WDRB] The Transit Authority of River City is making what the transit officials call relatively minor service adjustments, with most of the changes to be in place by Monday. [C-J/AKN] It was a scary first day of [...]

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Tags: Bourbon · Business · Death · Discrimination · Gays · Guns · Health Care · Housing · Indiana · JCPS · LMPD · Oops · Politics · TARC · UPS

Johnson Should Spend More Time w/His Family

August 14th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Despite delays and changes to school meals and bus routes, JCPS says its first day back to class on Wednesday was a success. [WDRB] Sorry, no, raising taxes like this while Greg Fischer and others spend money on random people and random jobs like it’s going out of style? No. Possibility City should not be [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Housing · Indiana · JCPS · Metro Council · Mitch McConnell · Oops · Police · Politics · Race · Scandal · Senate Race · TARC · Taxes · University of Louisville · Water · WHAS

How Many People Actually Use Bike Lanes?

August 7th, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Louisville Bats Baseball Club will donate more than $6,800 to Kosair Children’s Hospital, the beneficiary of the first ever Star Wars Night held on Sunday, July 27 at Louisville Slugger Field. [WDRB] Dr. Forest Arnold worries about the growing menace of CRE — a deadly superbug that preys on hospitalized patients and kills about [...]

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Tags: Bikes · Charity · Crime · Discrimination · Dogs · Gays · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Indiana · Mitch McConnell · Music · Ohio River Bridges · Scandal · Senate Race · Sports · TARC · Youth

Corrupt UofL Honchos Still Fighting Transparency

July 2nd, 2014 · 2 Comments

Storm and tornado-resistant homes being built at the site of former public housing in Louisville. Right now, multi-million dollar development is under construction in the Smoketown neighborhood. [WDRB] A federal judge today ruled that same-sex couples have a right to marry in Kentucky. [C-J/AKN] The Louisville Slugger Museum is extending its hours during the summer [...]

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Tags: Art · Death · Discrimination · Gays · Health Care · Housing · Immigration · Indiana · John Yarmuth · Ohio River Bridges · TARC · University of Louisville · West End

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