Seems Possibility City Is Forgetting Who Tandy Is

For all of you folks suggesting David Tandy should be governor or lieutenant governor?

Maybe take a trip down the recent memory rabbit hole:

Yeah. David Tandy is a real champion all right.

Take off your blinders, handful of liberals who clearly don’t know the man. You are enamored by his charm because you’re just now discovering him. He is not your dream candidate.

Possibility City: Pedestrian Death Capital Of KY

A Louisville Metro employee was arrested Friday morning about 11 a.m., according to the Louisville Metro Police Department. Police say Kevin Chapman, an employee with the Louisville Metro Department of Codes and Regulations, was caught stealing copper piping from vacant buildings. [WDRB]

Passage of a “compromise” ordinance to eventually raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour in Jefferson County has not diminished concerns of opponents, and a lawsuit over the Metro Council action is possible but not a certainty, business leaders said Friday. [C-J/AKN]

Louisville is the place you want to visit if you want to be killed as a pedestrian. So of course there were two pedestrian deaths in a single day. [WHAS11 & More WHAS11]

Someone should tell Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes that there’s real bullying with kids happening every day. Not her imaginary slap fight with Rand Paul. WHAAAAT. Here’s how to suck at politics: give Rand Paul the ability to eat you alive when you aren’t even running against him and then trot out Mike Ward to defend you. Hahaha. [H-L]

A crowd gathered in Prospect on Saturday to denounce the violence in Pakistan that left more than 100 children dead. [WLKY]

Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night. [HuffPo]

A Louisville minister says the raising minimum wage will not help west Louisville. [WAVE3]

More than a decade ago, Louisville had its own series of deadly police shootings. Among them was the killing of Desmond Rudolph. Just a shame anyone is giving Sadiqa Reynolds, a woman who embodies all that is wrong with government, a platform to pretend she stands up for anyone. [NY Times]

A protest against police brutality briefly shut down a busy Highlands neighborhood intersection early Saturday afternoon. [WFPL]

Another bus crash in our own back yard has made national headlines. [Reuters]

Churchill Downs Inc.’s bid to build a New York resort casino with a partner failed on Wednesday. [Business First]

Sellersburg officials are working to bring a big-box store to the town, but they aren’t disclosing the name of the retailer as of yet. [News & Tribune]

Layoffs Coming At The Local Sportsiversity?

We hear through the University of Louisville rumor mill that Dr. Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, the new UofL Arts & Sciences dean, has been speaking cryptically about laying people off come January. Allegedly saying things about her knowing who she’ll be able to let go by January.

There’s recently been a reorganization of business unit managers for all of the departments (Chemistry, English, et al) and we hear they’re the likely target. She’s called a meeting of all assistant/associate deans who work under her for early in the month. If they’re the target, it would appear she can’t fire them because of tenure.

But she can cut their dean positions they hold and pull a bunch of their cash.

Will it happen? Let’s see what goes down in a couple weeks.

Fischer Still Downplaying, Running From Report

You know some stations would rather go out of business that credit anyone critical. WDRB can apparently dish it and take it without getting bent out of shape because the adults are maybe in charge again. Also, fun to watch Fischer squirm, isn’t it? [WDRB]

A Louisville Metro Council committee issued a scathing report Wednesday against Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration, citing significant problems at Metro Animal Services, including the staff being guilty of “knowing neglect” that led to the death of the now-celebrated pitbull Sadie. [C-J/AKN]

State Sen. Karen Tallian has tried for years to legalize marijuana. The Democrat from Portage, Ind., has introduced bills that would have decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Those efforts have so far failed. [WHAS11]

The Kentucky Supreme Court says a state law setting out procedural rights for police officers accused of misconduct should apply whether the complaints are made by citizens or by police departments. [H-L]

A state tribunal has affirmed the termination of Male High School principal David Mike. [WLKY]

Never in the 30 years since the the Federal Reserve first starting collecting wealth data has the divide between the rich and everyone else been so large, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center. [HuffPo]

The Environmental Protection Agency is set to issue its first ever guidelines on the handling and storage of coal ash. [WAVE3]

Obamacare enrollment appears on track to meet administration goals for 2015, with almost 2.5 million people selecting plans on HealthCare.gov in the first month — including 1 million last week alone. [Politico]

Kentucky was recently ranked as the 47th healthiest state in the U.S. [WFPL]

Don’t believe the hype. As some in media tout how magical Kentucky’s employment statistics are? Here’s the juice from the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet: In November 2014, Kentucky’s civilian labor force was 1,993,607, a decrease of 3,260 individuals compared to the previous month. [Press Release]

In July, Business First published its annual list of the Louisville area’s wealthiest ZIP codes, using data provided to Business First by Esri, a Redlands, Calif.-based research firm. [Business First]

In 1975, Ted Heavrin was a rookie police officer with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department. [News & Tribune]

Another University of Louisville criminal is going to prison for stealing mountains of cash. It’s like Felner was just the first nut to crack. [C-J/AKN]