When Will Hargens & JCPS Do What’s Right?

Louisville police are investigating a stabbing. We all can agree that’s better than another shooting. Maybe. [WDRB]

Oh, look, your local newspaper finally realized the Jefferson County Public Schools redactions are kinda corrupt. Despite initially telling those involved at JCPS that there just wasn’t much of a story there, of course. [C-J/AKN]

Rapper and actor Percy “Master P” Miller is offering a reward to help bring a killer to justice. [WHAS11]

A sports thing happened with Lexington and people in Louisville are upset. [H-L]

Need another reason to avoid certain areas of the Metro? One man was injured Saturday afternoon in an accidental shooting outside Bass Pro Shops in Clarksville. [WLKY]

The United States and NATO formally ended their war in Afghanistan on Sunday with a ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul as the insurgency they fought for 13 years remains as ferocious and deadly as at any time since the 2001 invasion that unseated the Taliban regime following the Sept. 11 attacks. But we all know it’s not really over. [HuffPo]

And just in case you needed yet another reason to avoid malls at all costs. [WAVE3]

The United States Supreme Court decides cases involving the nation’s most pressing legal issues, affecting the daily lives of hundreds of millions of Americans — and yet so much about its functioning is shrouded in mystique and exclusivity. [NY Times]

First-year teachers are employed at high-poverty schools in Jefferson County at double the rate of the rest of Kentucky, according to a new report recently released by the U.S. Department of Education. [WFPL]

Elder care challenges prompt tech executives to create startups and apps. [Reuters]

A pre-filed bill for the upcoming session of the Kentucky General Assembly could give Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government legal cover when it comes to a fight over the city’s recent minimum-wage increase. [Business First]

Woah, what the heck is with 12-year-olds running the courts in Indianner? A new judge will to rule over the Clarksville Town Court. [News & Tribune]

Fischer Administration Excoriated In Council Report

If you missed it last night, the Metro Council released a scathing report about Animal Services and the Fischer Coverup. You’ll want to check it out. Sadiqa Reynolds, Donald Robinson, Margaret Brosko and Fischer himself torn to shreds. And they’re still trying to fight transparency in the matter. [The ‘Ville Voice]

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is speaking out once more regarding raising the minimum wage in Louisville. [WDRB]

Several Metro Council members believe a city agency retaliated against an employee earlier this year and hope to vote Thursday to provide more protection for metro government workers. Spoiler alert: Tina is being cagey about this not being a widespread issue. She knows it is. And the paper is continuing to do Chris Poynter favors by attacking a whistleblower. [C-J/AKN]

He’s become the center of a Sheriff’s Office investigation the last seven months, accused of insurance fraud, bribing a witness, official misconduct and abuse of public trust. But Julius Hatfield remains the chief at the Bullitt County Fire Protection District and he’ll continue to get paid when he takes a leave of absence starting Jan. 1, 2015. [WHAS11]

A new study says Kentucky’s public school districts pay workers up to 51 percent more for construction projects because of the state’s prevailing wage law, but a divided panel of lawmakers refused to adopt the report during a contentious meeting Tuesday that could set the tone for the upcoming legislative session. [H-L]

It’s a first-of-its-kind study being launched at the University of Louisville to protect the growing number of kids on behavioral medications. [WLKY]

If there’s one thing from 2014 that will define President Barack Obama’s legacy after he’s left the White House, it’s the number of lifetime judges he put on the federal bench. [HuffPo]

A Louisville Metro Council committee delivered a scathing report of Mayor Greg Fischer on Wednesday, accusing his administration of animal neglect, retaliating against a whistleblower, and a cover up. [WAVE3]

You can add insurance industry subsidies to the list of giveaways being shoved into the massive, last-minute government spending bill Congress is trying to vote on to avert a government shutdown. [Mother Jones]

Declines in state appropriations and negative financial trends have made American universities rely more on alumni and wealthy benefactors for cash donations. So as the University of Louisville tries to rebound from three straight years of financial deficits and slumping net worth, a proposed $6 million infusion from the Charles Koch Foundation and Papa John’s International CEO John Schnatter would appear to be a very welcome gift. [WFPL]

University of Kentucky graduate Mosoka Fallah is among the Ebola fighters in West Africa that has been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. [UK]

New Albany officials are hoping Toyota will bring a parts distribution center — and more jobs — to the city. [Business First]

The search was on. Then it was off again. Then it was on again. Then it was off. Now it’s on again. The Clarksville Town Council voted 4-3 Monday to hire a town manager by early August 2015, and it was the same four council members who voted to end the search in 2013 that brought the position back. [News & Tribune]

Anchorage Mess Is About Rich Folks’ Money

When railroad giant CSX Corp. moves freight between Louisville and Indianapolis, it’s forced to lower speeds, keep trains shorter and carry lighter loads. [WDRB]

Here’s another fun made-up thing for Greg Fischer’s staff to push around all week. [C-J/AKN]

The key to the new downtown hotels is a major expansion of the downtown convention center. It’s a surge in hotel construction never before seen in Louisville, about 1,400 rooms confirmed, not including several hundred more in the planning stages. [WHAS11]

What on earth is going on in Anchorage?! Smells like a bunch of wealthy folks trying to kick some underprivileged kids to the curb. [Click the Clicky]

Peyton Hoge would be popping a vein right about now. [JLC]

Two people have been sentenced for abusing the corpse of a former paramedic. [WLKY]

Oscar winner Hilary Swank is unleashing some serious star power to help rescue dogs get adopted by families who want to make a difference on Thanksgiving — or those who just want to watch terriers instead of touchdowns on TV.[HuffPo]

It’s time for an exciting new Flack Attack! Because we all know a few bad apples = all cyclists are the absolute devil. [WAVE3]

After having the case for more than five months, the special prosecutor assigned to handle a dispute over whether Louisville Metro Councilman David James has two incompatible jobs has asked to withdraw and said she does not believe the situation can be resolved outside of court. [More C-J/AKN]

When the temperature drops as it has this week, local shelters are crowded with homeless men and women. [WFPL]

State government finalized its 20-year statewide transportation plan. [Click the Clicky]

Just when you thought things couldn’t get crazier at the University of Louisville? Jim Ramsey announces the hiring of the vice chancellor and general counsel from the University of North Carolina. The same school that’s recently been found by NCAA investigators to have committed something like two decades of academic fraud involving its athletics program. This individual would have been on the front lines, to say the least. [Business First]

Strohm was one of the key players behind a public records battle with the media as reporters attempted to look into a scandal involving student athletes and allegations of academic misconduct. [ABC11]

Census data shows the population makeup of Jeffersonville changing drastically over the next 20 years, and city officials want to make sure the city itself changes along with it. [News & Tribune]

Possibility City Turns A Blind Eye To Homeless

Louisville’s largest homeless camp is now gone and trees are being cleared where about 40 people used to live. [WDRB]

Really, LMPD? You didn’t even bother to check out the dude’s camp site? No wonder there’s so much distrust. [C-J/AKN]

Talk about being at the right place at the right time. [WHAS11]

Lexington is likely to join a growing number of Kentucky communities in banning electronic cigarettes in most indoor workplaces. [H-L]

WARNING! RIDICULOUS AUTOPLAY VIDEO! Louisville Metro Council District 21 includes the southern Louisville neighborhoods off Southern Parkway, Southside Drive and Preston Highway. [WLKY]

In a recent campaign ad for Republican Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky woman tells of how the U.S. Senate’s minority leader fought to help get her daughter back from war-torn West Africa in a custody battle that spanned two years, two governments and two continents. [HuffPo]

A Louisville man has been charged with murdering his girlfriend and tried to get rid of her body by burning it. [WAVE3]

Can you imagine something happening with Louisville Metro Animal Services here in Possibility City? Of course you can’t. [Click the Clicky]

Area residents interested in learning how to properly plant trees—and training others to do the same—are invited to a citizen forestry workshop this Saturday organized by non-profit Louisville Grows. [WFPL]

Some of these people running for school board in Louisville are absolutely horrible. [GLI]

The University of Kentucky will lead a nearly $15 million research project examining how patients are cared for as they transition between hospitals, their own homes and other settings. [Business First]

The riverfront improvement project is what city officials are calling the formerly named marina, now that docks are just a small part of the project. [News & Tribune]

Let’s Roll Our Collective Eyes At Lynn Winter

The closing of a popular restaurant more than a year-and-a-half ago continues to have an impact on some small nearby businesses. [WDRB]

Joseph Oberhansley walked into a Utah prison 14 years ago, a bullet lodged in his brain, and chose two words to tattoo across his back: “murderous deeds.” [C-J/AKN]

This… just… what were these people thinking?! [WHAS11]

A University of Kentucky program’s goal is more bikes, fewer cars. [H-L]

You can’t go anywhere these days without getting stabbed. [WLKY]

Children hear hate speech and internalize it. [HuffPo]

A Kentucky native and University of Louisville graduate is getting nods for her efforts in reducing childhood mortality rates in addition to her work on an Ebola vaccine using tobacco grown in the Bluegrass State. [WAVE3]

Hillary Clinton doesn’t think much of her old employer. “Congress increasingly…is living in an evidence free zone,” she said Thursday, “where what the reality is in the lives of Americans is so far from the minds of too many.” [Mother Jones]

More women than ever are behind on their child support payments, Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell said on Thursday. [WFPL]

Remember the landmark Big Tobacco settlement in 1998 that awarded state and local governments billions of dollars a year to reimburse them for the health-care costs of smoking? [ProPublica]

Jeffersonville officials are considering legal action against residents who have failed to connect to the city’s sewer system. [Business First]

Though pedestrian use of the span doesn’t seem likely anytime soon, the K&I Bridge should at least be opened for emergency and medical personnel during times of traffic congestion, the New Albany City Council voted in favor of Thursday. [News & Tribune]

GLI: Working Hard To Keep Everybody Down

Jefferson County Public Schools has hired a new team to help its most vulnerable students. [WDRB]

Of course GLI opposes a living wage for workers in Louisville. Remember, these are people put in charge by Greg Fischer. Arguing that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 locally would hurt local businesses and possibly result in job loss, Louisville’s chamber of commerce announced its opposition to a proposed increase on Tuesday. [C-J/AKN]

Another day, another pedestrian gets hit in Possibility City. MetroSafe tells us that a pedestrian has been hit by a vehicle near the intersection of S. Hancock Street and E. Kentucky Street in Louisville. [WHAS11]

The American Heart Association has awarded $1.26 million in grants to the University of Kentucky for cardiovascular research. [H-L]

WARNING! RIDICULOUS AUTOPLAY VIDEO! Time is running out for crews to finish construction on the Big Four Station in Jeffersonville(sic). [WLKY]

Large churches in the South tend to pay their senior pastors the highest salaries, a new survey finds. That’s right, poorer states have the highest-paid megachurch pastors. [HuffPo]

The University of Louisville is spending $300,000 on new police officers and patrols after a series of crimes left students and parents on edge. [WAVE3]

Whenever someone mentions a General Electrics appliance the first thing that comes to mind is 30 Rock‘s Jack Donaghy and the pocket microwave, “The Funcooker.” Of course neither of those things really have anything to do with Electrolux’s deal to buy the GE appliance business, but it’s never the wrong time to reminisce about Liz Lemon and the gang. [Consumerist]

Two Jefferson County Public Schools are getting some help in the fight against childhood obesity. [WFPL]

More carbon dioxide was emitted into our atmosphere between 2012 and 2013 than in any other year since 1984, putting humans on the fast track toward irreversible global warming. [Think Progress]

Jim Mims was one of the people who has allegedly gone after women working in Metro Government, giving them hard times, silencing and discriminating against them. The most recent is a woman who had an injury and, with physician requests, asked Mims to allow her to work from home until recovered – something Metro does not infrequently. Her labor rep even recommended it. Mims wouldn’t have it, started pushing her out, claiming her work needed to be done in-house. When she was gone, he outsourced her (union) job to a grunt who is not in-house. What’s he get as a reward? A sweet promotion. Just like Margaret Brosko of LMAS. [Business First]

Jeffersonville asks for plaintiff to put up $24 million bond in suit over ‘gateway’ property. Jeffersonville’s city attorney submitted two pleadings in response to a resident filing suit against the city Monday. [News & Tribune]

Is Everyone Just Getting Stabbed These Days?

A new multi-million dollar marina is on hold after Jeffersonville City Council tabled a proposed plan at their meeting Tuesday night, sending it back to Plan Commission for further review. [WDRB]

As they debate a proposed increase in the local minimum wage, Louisville Metro Council members will likely approve exemptions as they work toward boosting minimum wage for most workers to $10.10 an hour. [C-J/AKN]

We’re all pretty sure this means absolutely nothing. If you’re a parent of a student in Jefferson County Public Schools you’ll soon be able to keep track of the district’s spending online. [WHAS11]

The University of Kentucky will ask the state for permission to add 120 beds to its hospital, a 14.5 percent increase that would bring the number of beds to 945. [H-L]

A Louisville man accused of terrorizing his neighbors faced a judge Wednesday morning. [WLKY]

A North Carolina death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence on Tuesday was once held up by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as an example of someone who deserved to die. [HuffPo]

A UofL student is recovering in the hospital after she was stabbed near campus. [WAVE3]

The first federal appeals court to hear a challenge to the National Security Agency’s broad collection of data on Americans’ telephone calls since the program was publicly revealed last year gave a surprisingly chilly reception Tuesday to the government’s arguments for the legality of the surveillance. [Politico]

The local chapter of the Sierra Club has released its candidate endorsements for this fall’s elections, and has declined to make picks in two key races: U.S. Senate and Louisville mayor. [WFPL]

Why coal is still worse than fracking and cow burps. Geoscientist Raymond Pierrehumbert argues that carbon dioxide is always worse than shorter-lived pollutants like methane. [Mother Jones]

A couple of Kentucky distillers have special-edition releases on the way. [Business First]

It’s just a couple of newspapers, a hard hat, part of a city resolution and a piggy bank, but all of it relates to how an idea turned into a facility for the future of education in Clarksville. [News & Tribune]

BONUS: The University of Louisville has violated the state’s Open Records Act and must release e-mails and documents regarding a high-profile report on the school’s financial controls, according to a recent ruling by the Kentucky Attorney General’s office. [WFPL]