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The Economy Inn on Bardstown Road near the Watterson Expressway has been the center of controversy lately after failing recent inspections. [WDRB]

Olu Stevens may be a jackass sometimes but he said what needed to be said. [C-J/AKN]

Any predictions on how long Thunder Over Louisville will be a thing? [WHAS11]

Polls show former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott running a distant last in the four-way primary to become the Republican nominee for governor on May 19. [H-L]

More than 200 teams were in Louisville over the weekend looking for a basketball championship. [WLKY]

If the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage this year, it will be largely because of a group of gay Americans who were courageous enough to subject their families to public scrutiny in order to become the faces of a movement. [HuffPo]

A female teacher at Academy @ Shawnee has been suspended while officials investigate claims of inappropriate conduct with a student. [WAVE3]

In the first legal test of the Obama administration’s plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, two of three federal judges hearing a challenge to the regulations on Thursday expressed skepticism about weighing in before they are formally adopted. [Reuters]

Jefferson County Public Schools administrators are asking the Kentucky Board of Education to give schools some leeway on test scores from students learning English. [WFPL]

Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more than 16.5 million people — particularly low-income Americans and people of color — have enrolled in an insurance plan for the first time, giving proponents of the health care law reason to praise it as a tool in protecting marginalized populations. A new study, however, points out that will take much more than Obamacare itself to close the persistent racial and socioeconomic disparities in health care access. [ThinkProgress]

Just days after Norton Commons announced plans for a bourbon-themed bed and breakfast, the 600-acre residential and business development in northeast Jefferson County, unveiled plans Friday for a luxury apartment complex at the corner of Meeting Street and Norton Commons Boulevard. [Business First]

A high school teacher was suspended and is under investigation following allegations of inappropriate electronic communication with a student, according to an email sent to Clarksville Community Schools parents and guardians Thursday. [News & Tribune]

Friday Was An Arena News Dump Day

A Bullitt County official has been taken off the job over accusations that he made racist and sexist remarks, as well as claims that he mistreated employees, and the animals he was supposed to care for. [WDRB]

The Louisville Arena Authority that operates the KFC Yum! Center doesn’t have to fork over $7.5 million to the Kentucky State Fair Board to compensate it for business the board lost at Freedom Hall after the new downtown arena opened in 2010. Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway’s office released a letter Friday expressing what it termed an informal opinion that the arena authority isn’t obligated to pay that sum. [C-J/AKN]

Police are conducting a death investigation in the Parkland neighborhood after a body was found in a vehicle early Saturday morning. [WHAS11]

State officials approved at or near maximum tuition increases at four state universities Friday amid a heated GOP primary for governor where the candidates have lamented the escalating cost of college. [H-L]

WARNING! RIDICULOUS AUTOPLAY VIDEO! Mother Nature was smiling as perfect weather allowed hundreds of thousands lined both sides of the Ohio River for Thunder Over Louisville 2015. [WLKY]

An HIV outbreak in southeastern Indiana related to abuse of intravenous prescription drugs has jumped by 24 cases in the past week, an increase attributed to offering more testing resources, state health officials said on Friday. [HuffPo]

All across the country the use of body cameras continues to be a hot topic. In Louisville it will be more than just a conversation, it will be a pilot project beginning in June. [WAVE3]

California resident Gerilynn Aflleje was horrified when her 4-year-old Siberian Husky mix was killed by a local animal shelter over $180 in fees that she couldn’t afford. [CNN Money]

In its first 10 days, more than 40 people used a new needle exchange program in the Southern Indiana county struggling with an HIV crisis linked to intravenous drug use. [WFPL]

On Friday, Steve Beshear appointed Debbie King to replace her husband on the Arena Authority. Which… well… you thought Jim was secretive? Wait til you meet Debbie. Though, she’s super-nice and not even we dislike her. [Press Release]

Hardin County-based Boundary Oak Distillery plans to expand in Radcliff. [Business First]

It was the only invocation spoken aloud, as New Albany resident Melanie Adams offered a prayer during the public comments portion of Thursday’s city council meeting. [News & Tribune]

Possibility City: Come For The Bourbon & Secrecy, Stay For The Shootings

Louisville loves a good shooting — especially if it involves a police officer. [WDRB]

Oh, look, Martha read something on The ‘Ville Voice and wrote about it again. [C-J/AKN]

If they have to ruin perfectly good bourbon with mint and sugar, at least it’s for charity. [WHAS11]

Lexington’s mayor is spending money to save buildings from the 1960s and Louisville has Greg Fischer. [H-L]

See? Another fun shooting in Possibility City! Police are investigating a shooting that sent two people to the hospital on Monday evening. [WLKY]

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Katie Higgins’ dream as a little girl was to follow in her family’s footsteps and become a pilot. Her dream came true in 2011, when she received her wings. But last weekend, she flew even higher when she became the first female pilot with the prestigious Blue Angels. [HuffPo]

They said “Hooker Hotel” in the headline, so that’s pretty much all you need to know. Though, if they can bulldoze historic downtown properties, the least the city could do is bulldoze this joint. [WAVE3]

What, you thought merely the handful of wingnut extremists in the presidential race was enough? [The Hill]

A bad break-up about a year ago put Jewel Owens in a situation she’d never been before. [WFPL]

A mega company’s bid to change the product and flow direction of an existing natural gas pipeline is drawing the attention and concern of citizens and environmental groups across Kentucky. [The Morehead News]

Investigators say that the cost of replacing GE Appliances’ building that was destroyed by fire could reach $400 million, and they say that the fire destroyed $60 million worth of parts. [Business First]

Mayor Bob Hall says concerns about the scope of a steering committee aimed at improving the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood have given him pause in accepting an invitation to the board. [News & Tribune]

Name Changes & Buzzwords Are The Only Thing Greg Fischer Pushes. Other Than Official Coverups, Of Course.

Louisville’s emergency alert system has a new name. It will now be called LENS, which stands for Louisville Emergency Notification System. [WDRB]

A resident who lives near General Electric Appliance Park has filed a lawsuit claiming the company was negligent in storing flammable material in its warehouse. [C-J/AKN]

Community activists in west Louisville are reacting to two new murder cases that happened during the weekend. [WHAS11]

Democrats took little time Tuesday to blast U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential ambitions. [H-L]

Thunder Over Louisville officials on Tuesday announced the lineup for this year’s air show. [WLKY]

The lawmakers behind a recent congressional amendment protecting medical marijuana operations in states where the drug is legal strongly rebuked the Department of Justice for trying to continue to crack down on some medical marijuana businesses. [HuffPo]

This happened in your city yesterday. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul announced on his website Tuesday morning that he is running for president. [WAVE3]

State Rep. Sannie Overly, a Democrat, is fighting to keep what she knows about harassment and retaliation in Frankfort a secret. [Page One]

A new partnership between the Louisville Metro Housing Authority and the Coalition for the Homeless aims to help more homeless residents find permanent housing. [WFPL]

Will you be going to Governor Bigot Beshear’s Kentucky Derby celebration in Frankfart? [Click the Clicky]

Louisville-based Humana Inc. says it expects a funding increase of about 0.8 percent for its Medicare Advantage patients in 2016. The company had been expecting a decrease of 1.25 percent. [Business First]

The relationship between Mayor Jeff Gahan’s administration and the police union appears to be strained. A police officer is under investigation for a Facebook post and questions have arisen regarding apparent attempts to cease pay for embattled officer Laura Schook. [News & Tribune]

Yes, Lexington Also Murders People In Its Parks

Local ownership announced strides Monday morning towards locking in the necessary investments to bring a pro soccer team to Louisville. [WDRB]

If there’s one thing Louisville loves more than running over pedestrians or shooting folks, it’s a school bus crash. [C-J/AKN]

Louisville Metro Police said they are pleased with the security measures put in place for Thunder over Louisville. [WHAS11]

Steve Beshear plans to meet with legislative leaders later on Monday to discuss a new financing plan for a renovated Rupp Arena and the attached convention center. [H-L]

A man severely beaten at a Louisville warehouse on Friday morning has died. As his family members search for answers, businesses in the area are stepping up security. [WLKY]

With a stellar weather forecast, Thunder Over Louisville’s 25th anniversary show was expected to be a big draw. [Business First]

Lexington, in its quest to be more like Louisville, has turned to murdering people in its parks. [WKYT]

A man went to work only to be brutally assaulted when he walked in on a burglary. The victim died over the weekend and now his family and police need your help solving this case. [WAVE3]

When you hear “Shelby County Animal Control/No Kill Mission” you automatically think warm fuzzies, right? [Page One]

Call it a fresh start between the city of Jeffersonville and the Clark County Commissioners. The commissioners voted unanimously to approve a new interlocal agreement with the city of Jeffersonville for the funding of the J.B. Ogle Animal Shelter. The three-year deal will cost Clark County $90,000 per year. [News & Tribune]

Ignoring words of caution from his own administration, Governor Steve Beshear signed a bill directing the state’s Energy and Environment Cabinet to create a Kentucky-specific plan for regulating carbon dioxide emissions into law earlier this month. [WFPL]

Greg Fischer Won’t Hype The Urban Sprawl Study

Louisville Metro officials have reached a deal with Underhill Associates to convert the historic Colonial Gardens property across from Iroquois Park into a development anchored by locally owned businesses such as restaurants and coffee shops. [WDRB]

It will probably come as no surprise to residents and visitors of Kentuckiana that Louisville has ranked poorly in a new study of metropolitan areas looking at sprawl. [C-J/AKN]

Wondering why Kentucky is being kept in the dark ages? It’s issues like this. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has made a ruling in the case of grocery stores and gas stations being able to sell liquor and wine. [WHAS11]

Louisville has the First Saturday in May for the Kentucky Derby. But Lexington has the second Saturday in April, the day when spring really starts, with Blue Grass Stakes Day at Keeneland Race Course. [H-L]

Do area restaurants get a big boom of business during Thunder? Thunder Over Louisville could result in a day of record sales for Sidebar at Whiskey Row, said general manager Jason Pierce. [Business First]

Yum! Brands is teaming up with Dare to Care and Chenoweth Elementary fourth and fifth graders to fight hunger here in Louisville. [WLKY]

After a several year hiatus, Louisville has returned to the list of the 25 cities with the most Energy Star-certified buildings in the nation. [WFPL]

Picture-perfect weather lured a crowd of more than 650,000 to the waterfront for the 25th Thunder Over Louisville show. [WAVE3]

While judges typically serve in response to past criminal activity, Jeffersonville City Court Judge Ken Pierce is taking a proactive stance to prevent crimes, specifically, mob-driven violence during Thunder Over Louisville, he says. [News & Tribune]

Ruh ro moment. Juan E. Monteverde, a partner at Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities firm headquartered in New York City, is investigating the Board of Directors of Churchill Downs Inc. for potential breaches of fiduciary duties in connection with their conduct in seeking shareholders’ approval for the Company’s 2007 Omnibus Stock Incentive Plan. [Business Wire]

You’ve Probably Already Skipped Out For Thunder

JCPS officials are responding to an FBI memo sent to local law enforcement claiming a gang of middle schoolers is responsible for the downtown mob violence in late March. [WDRB]

The University of Louisville announced Thursday that it has reached its fundraising goal of $1 billion for its capital campaign, which began in 2007. [C-J/AKN]

We are just days away from the kick off of the Kentucky Derby Festival – Thunder Over Louisville. [WHAS11]

Mitch McConnell has spent his career being weak on health care. So where is Alison Grimes? Sitting on her hands. [Page One]

A man implicated in the Kroger shooting was offered a plea deal in robbery case, but he hasn’t taken it yet. [WLKY]

The University of Kentucky will pay about $792,000 to its men’s and women’s basketball coaches after the postseason, in which the women made it to the NCAA Sweet 16 and the men got to the NCAA title game. [H-L]

A verbal argument on a TARC bus between two passengers turned physical when one of them pulled out a knife. [WAVE3]

Just a handful of the reasons Louisville should oppose this kind of merger between Comcast and Time Warner. [HuffPo]

Does Walmart fit with the vision of west Louisville’s economic and jobs plan? Attica Scott is a bit delusional if she thinks creating jobs where there were none — in an area there there is almost no other business to compete with — just delusional. [WFPL]

A Louisville man who pleaded guilty to a deadly drunk driving accident in 2009 is facing another DUI charge. [WLEX18]

Wait for it, wait for it… yet another soon-to-be-closed joint is opening up at 4th Street Live. Workers appear to be putting the finishing touches on Tavern on Fourth, a new bar opening at the Fourth Street Live entertainment district downtown. [Business First]

Employees of Greater Clark County Schools have a little extra time to decide whether to retire this year and get severance benefits after a vote at Tuesday’s board of trustees meeting. [News & Tribune]