How Many More New Taxes Do You Want To Pay?

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration received eight “wide ranging” responses to its request for a vendor interested in wiring homes and businesses with super-fast fiber Internet connections, said Ted Smith, chief of Louisville Metro Economic Growth & Innovation. [WDRB]

How on earth can the paper write zoning stories about Bill Bardenwerper without mentioning his ties to Metro Government and Greg Fischer? [C-J/AKN]

A Louisville man who served time for killing four teens in a 2008 high speed chase involving police is back behind bars. [WHAS11]

First Lady Jane Beshear’s Shop & Share Day raked in more than $839,155 in combined goods and monetary donations for the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association. The highest value ever. [Press Release]

Thousands of people are waking up in the dark after ice, downed trees and downed power lines caused many homes to lose power. [WLKY]

TV’s “Science Guy” Bill Nye says there are infinite discoveries yet to be made about the universe and how we got here. [H-L]

Clark County Prosecutor Steve Stewart has deferred to a special prosecutor to determine if criminal charges will be issued against Clark County Drug Court Treatment Program personnel who are subjects of an Indiana State Police investigation. [WAVE3]

The Sierra Club is touting new poll results that show a majority of respondents favor more regulations on carbon dioxide pollution from power plants. [WFPL]

It seemed like a joyous occasion for the New Albany City Council and Mayor Jeff Gahan’s administration. [News & Tribune]

Following months of opposition from Pewee Valley residents, AT&T has pulled the plug on its plan to build a cell tower near the city’s historic district. [C-J/AKN]

A Louisville church whose alleged oil-drilling activities were featured on the Discovery Channel is being sued by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet. [Business First]

Go dig in to the specifics of Steve Beshear’s new tax plan that definitely will not remain intact if any of it becomes reality. [Page One]

Louisville’s Apparently The Center Of The Universe

HEY! YOU! Don’t forget to nominate someone for yesterday’s Golden Poo Awards category! [Page One]

Yesterday, Governor Steve Beshear and the White House announced that Kentucky was named a finalist for the Race to the Top educational award. Obviously, we will lose again, because why not. [Press Release]

AT&T activated a new 3G cell site in Louisville! Everybody jump up and down in excitement! [Business First]

Interestingly, this GE jet engine has a super Louisville connection. Feel free to play a guessing game. [Wonkette]

I think HullabaLOU was too expensive. But do you? Maybe the high price of entry was to keep the riff-raff out?  [Loueyville]

Independent Councilman Deonte Hollowell will file papers to run for his council seat today at 12:30. [Press Release]

You know, we really do get some awesome comments. Especially about the mayoral race. [The ‘Ville Voice]

Millions and millions of people are being called to testify in the Karen Sypher – Rick Pitino sexytime trial. [WFPL]

How does a heat wave affect your use of public space? You hide inside with the air conditioning and eschew public space. That’s how. [Broken Sidewalk]

In Jackie Green’s latest email blast, he says he’s hosting a party at Molly Malone’s on Baxter Avenue. Tomorrow. 7:00 P.M. What he didn’t indicate was that his campaign paid for the email

Give ‘Em Five!

Last week, the Metro United Way had a big kickoff event for its annual campaign, in which it hopes to match the $28.5 million goal from last year. But MUW is getting more creative, and reaching out for smaller donations (Just Like Politicians!).

Metro United Way funds 160 programs at 90 agencies in 7 counties.

And it’s pretty easy to give five bucks, as you can see. Find out how to text it in here.