You’re Excited To Pay All Kinds Of Bridge Tolls

People are concerned about how much it will cost them to cross the river. Transportation Department Officials are asking for input from the public before they implement a toll. [WDRB]

After Mississippi, Kentucky, West Virginia and Alabama had the lowest numbers for both life expectancy and healthy life expectancy. [HuffPo]

It’s been just over two years since a mother of two was killed by a stray bullet near Shawnee Park in West Louisville and no one has ever been arrested for her murder. [WHAS11]

A Louisville Metro Police lieutenant is trying to block the department from firing him, saying he is the victim of retaliation for his involvement in a whistleblower lawsuit. [C-J/AKN]

WLKY announced Friday that John Belski, one of Greater Louisville’s most beloved and trusted meteorologists, is joining the WLKY Weather Team, effective immediately. It won’t make WLKY’s other areas any better, though. [WLKY]

Meet your new cable company, probably worse than your old cable company. [Consumerist]

The Kennedy Bridge is under more construction causing a bigger headache for commuters. At first it was construction on 65 south that had traffic slowed, now it is the northbound lanes of the Kennedy Bridge that has the lane closures. [WAVE3]

A construction-related hole at Spring and Chestnut streets in Jeffersonville’s downtown historic district might remain longer than expected. [News & Tribune]

The University of Louisville says it broke its own fundraising record by receiving $162 million in private donations in the past year. [H-L]

A Louisville family of four needs $61,171 per year just to get by. [WFPL]

By any measure, Irena Sendler was one of the most remarkable and noble figures to have emerged from the horrors of World War II. But, until recently, her extraordinary compassion and heroism went largely unrecorded. [Daily Mail]

Go read this great series about guns and suicide. Really, go read it. [Here, Here & Here]

Hear A Local Teevee Guy Lose His Marbles Live

Occasionally during an incident where the media is present, a reporter or camera person will lose their marbles, get super-egotistical and treat emergency workers or fellow media folks with absolute disrespect.

Like this incident a few minutes ago:


We can only assume it was someone with WLKY who needs an attitude adjustment. Because this is local teevee, not Good Morning America.

Myriad KRS Scandals Cost Louisville Handsomely

Just a reminder that Brooks Wicker is making shiz up as he goes along and is still taking things out-of-context. [WFPL]

Turns out those hate-by-boss billboards are for something as stupid as you thought they were. [WDRB]

Poor Andy Barr is silly to think threatening a lawsuit for pointing out someone portraying a lowly coal miner as a coal company executive is going to help him get votes. And you thought Louisville’s congressional race was boring. [H-L]

Frankfort police are offering a reward for information after a man was allegedly shot in the leg by someone from a passing vehicle. [WHAS11]

The KRS should make you absolutely angry. How much of a mess is Kentucky Retirement Systems in? [Page One]

Why wouldn’t Louisville keep the Hogan’s Fountain Pavillion? The Louisville Landmark’s Commission voted on whether or not to list Cherokee Park’s Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion as a new landmark. [WAVE3]

You enjoy that WLKY failure last night? They called Jamie Comer, the state commissioner of agriculture, “Larry.” Twice. And then used that name on the chyron. Possibility City! [WLKY Fail]

Starting this fall, parents will have to decide much sooner which Jefferson County public school they want their child to attend — especially if it’s a magnet school. [C-J/AKN]

For the second time this month, a suspected serial killer was found competent to stand trial. [WLKY]

The income gap is receiving much attention lately as more Americans are isolating themselves around “people like us.” More accurately, they surround themselves with people who earn similar incomes, and it is now fueling a rise in residential segregation. One recent study suggests the income gap might be greater today than even during colonial times – even when you account for slavery. [NPR]

Kentucky officials are set to hold a public hearing on a new proposal for the execution method for condemned inmates. [WKYT]

Unionized employees at General Electric Co.’s Appliance Park ratified a new local supplement to the company’s national union contract Monday. [Business First]

What Would You Do With UofL’s Vacant Lot?

You’ve read us for several years and now you’ve got the chance to help create our new ad-free project. Your contribution can be public or private (but you have to tell us in writing that you want it to be public) – it’s up to you. [Our New Project]

Federal Environmental Protection Agency officials say there’s still work to be done at the Lees Lane Landfill site in southwest Louisville, though they don’t believe the site is currently a danger to nearby residents. [WFPL]

Yalanda Parrish shot a man during a high-profile road rage incident in 2009 and she’s getting out of prison early. [FOX41/WDRB/Whatever It Is]

Really, it costs $150,000 just to come up with ideas for what to do with a vacant lot? The University of Louisville Foundation sure is getting its money’s worth these days. [C-J/AKN]

Goodness, you can’t even chase a lady around the mall with your junk hanging out these days without getting in trouble. [WHAS11]

An appeals court on Thursday upheld a Kentucky Derby-winning thoroughbred trainer’s 10-year ban from the sport for drug violations. [WLEX18]

Just like that, WLKY is finally back on Insight/TimeWarner. Will you miss that Rocherster station? [WLKY]

Everybody in Kentucky is going to catch the Whooping Cough or whatever so get prepared. Tell your meemaw so she can panic and tell everybody else. [WKYT]

Yet another reason a tunnel for a bridge in Louisville is an absolutely stupid idea. Absolutely stupid. [C-J/AKN]

Shares of Papa John’s International Inc. have gotten an assist from Republican presidential candidate Mittens Romney. [Business First]

Your meemaw can’t even go to Walmart in Southern Indiana these days without being held at gunpoint. [WAVE3]

When will Louisville get a bunch of these double-crossover diamond things like Lexington has? [H-L]

Seems Like Louisville Hates Its New Cable Provider

If you missed it last week, Kentucky Retirement Systems is now running in circles over currency criticism. [Page One]

Police say they’ve arrested a woman responsible for more than a dozen burglaries in the Highlands. Police say this suspect did bizarre things during the crimes, even showering in one of the homes. [WHAS11]

This is what happens when Metro Government gives complete control over the cable market to a single company. Insight parent Time Warner Cable gave notice Friday that 14 additional channels could be dropped soon if negotiations devolve into fights such as the ones that cut WLKY off the cable system this week and WDRB for about a week last month. [C-J/AKN]

Here’s a fancy list of ten hotels with museum-worthy art galleries. Louisville’s famed 21c didn’t make the cut. [HuffPo]

It’s definitely sad that this family in the South End lost their home to fire. But we’re surely not the only folks to notice that glaring bit about 24 people living in the home. [FOX41]

Should the fate of historic buildings be decided by the city in general, or just those people who live nearby? [WFPL]

This weekend marked the 20th anniversary of Kentucky’s second generation of open records law. [Business First]

A federal judge turned down the River Fields request to speed up a lawsuit against the East End bridge. [C-J/AKN]

Murder-suicide in PRP this weekend? What a hot, sad mess that is going to turn out to be. [WAVE3 & WHAS11]

The city of Covington has won a legal victory in federal court to force an advertising company to remove its benches from city sidewalks because the city deems them unsightly. Sounds just like a fight Louisville has faced for a while. [H-L]

WLKY is still off the air on your fancy Insight/TimeWarner cable service. Seems station management has decided to fight back. [WLKY]

Let’s All Feel The Compassion In Possibility City

A hearing officer has recommended overturning the hiring of a state merit worker at Little Sandy Correctional Complex after House Democratic Floor Leader Rocky Adkins endorsed the man, the son of a local politician, over the applicant deemed best qualified. [H-L]

Just a reminder that compassionate things like this are happening all over Possibility City. [FOX41]

Everybody is steal freaking out because some other CBS station is now airing in place of WLKY. [C-J/AKN]

Some bridge construction debris fell into the Ohio River and people are freaking out about it. [WHAS11]

Just like we told you yesterday. Louisville Metro Councilman Jerry Miller, R-19, says he agrees with the Jefferson County Attorney that the Government Accountability and Ethics Committee should hold off on investigating purported ethics violations by Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, D-2. [WFPL]

Here’s more about Louisville’s compassion and possibilities. This man was indicted after an alleged robbery went down with gunfire. [WAVE3]

You mean crappy public transportation can keep the poors from having jobs? Surely not. Surely the public transportation system – especially in Kentucky – is wonderful. [HuffPo]

Thank goodness WLKY (noticed that no other station mentions when a competitor is forced off the local cable extortion company?) isn’t running on your fancy cable. Otherwise you would be subjected to this “exclusive” David Camm interview. Because that jackass is clearly the most important news on earth. [Here & Here]

Also, that WLKY-Insight-TimeWarner cat fight is highly entertaining. You should read the latest details of their affair or whatever. [Business First]

You should probably read this paper from Boston College. It’s all about how Kentucky Retirement Systems is the worst pension system in the entire country. [Page One]