The Gays Are Taking Over Everything In Indiana

Louisville’s notorious drug dealer, Ricky Kelly, returned to court Monday morning, charged with murder — and prosecutors are grappling with a decision they have to make. [WDRB]

John Yarmuth and Michael Macfarlane, his Republican opponent in next month’s election, took shot at one another during a testy one-hour debate on Kentucky Educational Television on Monday. [C-J/AKN]

For Jim and Alan, the Supreme Court’s decision not to act on same-sex marriage cases has been a long time coming. [WHAS11]

Renovations of the historic National Bank Building in Lexington for a 21c Museum Hotel are proceeding inside and out. [H-L]

WARNING! RIDICULOUS AUTOPLAY VIDEO! Take a look at the 7th District Metro Council race. [WLKY]

Police overseeing security at protests in Ferguson, Missouri, in August violated the constitutional rights of demonstrators and journalists by forcing them to stay in constant motion and not stop walking, a federal judge ruled on Monday. [HuffPo]

Wedding bells rang in southern Indiana after a move by the Supreme Court reinstated same-sex marriage in the Hoosier state Monday. [WAVE3]

This is the sort of thing that political junkies love a month before Election Day: A new poll in Kentucky suggesting that a party leader in the Senate rather abruptly trails the challenger he’s been trying to fight off (pretty successfully) for months. But it’s also time for sober heads to weigh in. [WaPo]

Hundreds of homeless people are expected to seek help during Louisville’s annual Project Homeless Connect/VA Stand Down event this Wednesday. [WFPL]

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether states can ban judges from personally hitting up campaign donors for contributions. [Think Progress]

Indianapolis-based Milhaus Properties LLC has bought the former Ready Electric Co. Inc. site off Frankfort Avenue, where it will begin work on a 93-unit apartment complex. [Business First]

More than 20 current and former employees of the U.S. Census Bureau in Jeffersonville are suing a Cincinnati dry cleaning business and its local franchisee for contaminating wells used for drinking water in the census building. [News & Tribune]

The Gays Caused That Big Hail Storm. Amen.

Walking up to Aleazia Caldwell’s home, he could not wait to ask me my favorite TLC song. “Scrubs!” I replied. As fast as he could, he slammed the CD into his boom box, set up on the porch of his home on 32nd street in Louisville’s west end. [WDRB]

Two years after the city of Louisville paid $8.5 million to a man wrongly convicted of homicide, its police department has adopted policies to prevent false confessions and eyewitness misidentification. [C-J/AKN]

Early sign-ups begins for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program,best known as LIHEAP. [WHAS11]

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has regained a two-point edge over Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate Race, according to a new Bluegrass Poll. [H-L]

WARNING! RIDICULOUS AUTOPLAY VIDEO! Officials from several states are convening in Louisville to discuss how to deal with the issue. [WLKY]

The Supreme Court turned away appeals Monday from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. [HuffPo]

The largest public library built in Louisville in 45 years opened to the public Sunday. [WAVE3]

Meanwhile, people like Hal Heiner continue to push this nonsense in an attempt to further demonize public education. [Salon]

Jefferson County Public Schools moved from the 35th percentile to the 51st percentile in state test results released Friday, meaning the district performed better than half of Kentucky’s school systems in 2013-14. [WFPL]

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to decide once and for all whether states can ban gay marriage, a surprise move that will allow gay men and women to marry in five states where same-sex weddings were previously forbidden. [Reuters]

The University of Louisville has a strong financial standing as a metropolitan teaching and research institution, accounting firm BKD LLP said in an independent audit. [Business First]

It’s an ideal confluence. Big Four Station will be completed just in time for the long-awaited return of Steamboat Days Festival and the Belle of Louisville’s 100th birthday celebration, city officials say. [News & Tribune]

More On Shysters Stealing A Bunch Of Dogs…

Do you need more evidence that the No Kill Louisville crew stole a bunch of dogs from a truck stop? More than we’ve already published?

Let’s examine some additional screenshots:






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Fascinating to see that they were even attempting to turn at least one of the dogs in to a shelter as a stray despite having stolen the animal.

And the dog dragging its hind legs? It’s been a month-and-a-half and it has received little to no care. Despite claims of it being in better hands.

Fun note: We reached out to Shepherdsville Police and they tell us they never advised anyone to steal the dogs but said they needed help. No one was ever given permission to steal those dogs.

On the scene, No Kill Louisville (as we’ve documented with their screenshots) told the owners they were merely keeping the dogs over night to help them out, giving them a temporary safe space. Then they publicly conspired to keep them from their legal owners.

In Kentucky, this behavior is illegal. Folks ought to read up a bit in the Kentucky Revised Statutes. Specifically, KRS 258.215 and 258.225 (Warning: External PDF Links).

Remember, folks: You are not law enforcement. Law enforcement didn’t give you the right to steal those dogs because law enforcement couldn’t legally give you that right. You didn’t follow the law. Period.

Sure, We Want Our Drinking Water At More Risk

Long before you could “kick the sky” at Kentucky Kingdom or get soaked at Holiday World’s Splashin’ Safari, there was a first of its kind amusement park opening in Kentuckiana. It was called Rose Island– even though it was actually a peninsula. [WDRB]

Let’s watch another Courier-Journal reporter roll over for whatever Chris Poynter has to throw his way. [C-J/AKN]

I can’t put it into words, something like that I can’t explain it’s a lot of hurt and grief,” said Ronald Etheridge last night at a vigil held for his deceased son, Raymond Etheridge. “He was a wonderful kid.” [WHAS11]

What the heck is with people stealing from those who can least afford it? The former executive director of a Huntington-based regional food bank has been sentenced to prison for stealing more than $32,000 from the pantry for the poor. [H-L]

WARNING! RIDICULOUS AUTOPLAY VIDEO! More than 3,000 people turned out for the Down Syndome of Louisville Run-Walk at Waterfront Park. [WLKY]

For the third time in recent years, the Supreme Court will consider taking away a powerful legal tactic the Obama administration and others have used to combat housing discrimination. [HuffPo]

A mother is stricken with grief over the death of her 12-year-old son who was murdered in Cherokee Park. [WAVE3]

The Obama administration is preparing to issue a rule setting a single standard for proving violations of the Fair Housing Act — just as the Supreme Court signals it may take up a challenge to the measure. [ProPublica]

What could the West Virginia plan to frack under the Ohio River mean for Kentucky? A whole lot of awful is what it means. Even more poisonous drinking water and absolutely certain contamination. Have you ever been to WV or paid attention to that state for the past decade? Everything it touches is a disaster. [WFPL]

Boston’s storied horse track, and a way of life, enter the final stretch. Since high school, Lorita Lindemann has lived to the rhythm of horse racing – rising before dawn to tend her thoroughbred charges, cheering as they thunder down the track and working into the night to prepare them to compete again. [Reuters]

Jefferson County Board of Education members I interviewed on Friday said they were encouraged by the district’s performance on the 2013-14 Kentucky Department of Education report card, which measures individual educational standings for schools and districts across the state. [Business First]

Terri Collins dropped off her kids and their friends at Bicknell Park before everything started. There was a lot she had left to do: Her husband needed something to eat before he headed to his third-shift job, she had to pick up candles and rush back. [News & Tribune]