A Gigantic NY Times Story For UofL Today

One person died in a crash on Interstate 265 near Bardstown Road Sunday night. [WDRB]

The University of Louisville on Friday released a fiery response to the just-announced partnership between children’s hospitals run by Norton Healthcare and the University of Kentucky, saying it could jeopardize U of L’s relationship with Norton. [C-J/AKN]

An investigation is underway after a stabbing in the Parkland neighborhood. [WHAS11]

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) urged the crowd at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington Saturday to fight for the Voting Rights Act in the wake of a June Supreme Court decision gutting its core provision. [HuffPo]

Louisville Metro Police are investigating a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Baxter and Highland avenues. [WLKY]

Many leaders have discussed the potential economic benefits of industrial hemp production in Kentucky, but a study released by the University of Kentucky found that those benefits might not be as great as advertised. [Business First]

Four legged friends are important in so many people’s lives and military dogs have an extra special sparkle. [WAVE3]

Indiana’s highest court has decided to hear a case in which hundreds of thousands of Clark County taxpayer dollars are at stake. [News & Tribune]

Jefferson County Public Schools is embarking on what could be its most ambitious proposal yet for raising the academic levels of the district’s most disadvantaged students — the possibility of opening public boarding schools. [C-J/AKN]

JCPS background checks block parents from volunteering, even for years-old offenses. [WFPL]

In February, the president of the University of Louisville, James R. Ramsey, traveled to Florida to meet with donors and alumni. Dr. Ramsey is an economist, and he led off on the dismal side of the ledger, from the challenges facing the economy to dwindling government financing for higher education, including a sharp drop in aid from the State of Kentucky. [NY Times]

Kentucky Retirement Systems whistleblower Chris Tobe spoke at the Frankfort Rotary club recently. You should check out what he had to say. [Page One]

You’re Still Paying For Screwing Firefighters

It’s an effort to make school lunches healthier. We hear about restaurants talking about Farm to Table, taking locally grown food and putting it on the table for customers. Now, JCPS students are learning what it means to have local farmers grow their food. [WDRB]

The Louisville Metro Council voted Thursday night without dissent to spend $8.25 million to cover a 12 percent interest payment owed in settlement of a pension dispute with city firefighters. [C-J/AKN]

The Louisville Metro Police Foundation is sponsoring signs around the city like this one at Armory Place. [WHAS11]

Kentucky’s two largest children’s hospitals will partner to improve pediatric care across the state. The Kentucky Children’s Hospital at the University of Kentucky and Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville have signed a letter of intent to join forces; they will spend the next few months figuring out the details, officials announced Thursday. [H-L]

Chains and chewed crates remain at a west Louisville house after six dogs were taken in along with a man who lived there. Of course they were taken to Metro Animal Services, where they’ll die of some random infection within two weeks. [WAVE3]

Planned Parenthood on Thursday filed a federal challenge to a new Indiana law requiring clinics that administer the so-called abortion pill to have full surgical facilities, a requirement it says would halt abortion services at a central Indiana clinic. [Reuters]

Thomas Clay is representing some of the women accusing a good old boy in Frankfort of sexual harassment. Unfortunately, they have to rely on the corrupt and bizarre Legislative Ethics Commission, which we’ve covered on Page One for years. [WLKY]

Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune has sent the federal Environmental Protection Agency a letter asking regulators to reject Kentucky’s proposed selenium standard. [WFPL]

We hear Allied is plaguing the Frankfort Avenue area with concrete dust but the city is ignoring it. [C-J/AKN]

Take a minute and contemplate this number — $42.3 million. Corporate philanthropy makes your community a better place to live. [Business First]

A department supervisor and Jeffersonville city employee of 44 years was fired Wednesday. [News & Tribune]

It’s Fun Attica & Rand Caption Contest Time

Fresh off her role of stupidly apologizing for excusing Barbara Shanklin (while at the same time shirking her own duty to hold her colleagues accountable), Attica Scott took time to pose with Rand Paul for a photo op:


It’s just too ripe not to open things up for a caption contest. Because both are embarrassing at the moment.

P.S. Scott’s office hyped the photo out with a press release.

Metro Council Is Embarrassing The Entire City

Calls for change were coupled with emotions and accusations of “grandstanding” Tuesday as a council committee met to consider “sweeping changes” to ethics rules and how council members spend discretionary funds. [WDRB]

A collision between a Jefferson County Public Schools bus and a care sent nine people, including seven children with minor injuries, to hospitals Wednesday morning. [Toni Konz]

Two people are recovering after they were shot at a home in the 2700 block of West Main Street early Thursday morning. [WHAS11]

The Kentucky Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments on the legality of gambling on taped horse races, which two state tracks have added in lieu of casinos or slots. [H-L]

An area kindergartener has had a rough start to the new school year. People have this same meltdown every year. [WLKY]

Brent Ackerson is now proposing changes to the NDF process. After sanctioning Barbara Shanklin’s corruption, that is. Now he has egg on his face. [Click the Clicky]

A TARC bus was involved in an accident with a car at the corner of Eastern Parkway and Bardstown Road in the Highlands. [WAVE3]

Really, there’s not something better to waste their time on than trying to ban alcohol sales in the largest city in the state? Of course it’s the from the people on the council who apparently have not only no common sense but no political sense: Attica Scott, David Jones, Barbara Shanklin and Cheri Bryant Hamilton. [C-J/AKN]

Banks chartered in the Louisville area are lagging their counterparts in other metro areas in terms of increasing lending. [Business First]

Sure, it’s a sad story about a problem in Possibility City. But it’s entertaining to see a national outlet poking fun at A Kentucky Newspaper’s outdated and ignorant auto-play videos. [Consumerist]

This is going to piss taxpayers off severely. The Floyd County Commissioners and Floyd County Council are planning to meet Wednesday to discuss funding options for the David Camm murder trial. [News & Tribune]

The New Water Co Guy Makes HOW Much?

That sound you hear is Time Warner Cable blowing off serious concerns about service in Louisville. You aren’t surprised but you’re probably not happy that the service is worse than Insight provided. [WDRB]

The Louisville Board of Water Works on Tuesday approved a salary of $238,403 for James Brammell, the new president and CEO of the Louisville Water Co. [C-J/AKN]

The mugshot that accompanies this story is maybe the best one we’ve seen in months. A Louisville man is facing charges after police said he tried to steal food from the Kroger store in the Highlands and then got into a fight with store security. [WHAS11]

Someone should probably clue Lexington in to the reality that prayer isn’t going to solve the gun violence problem. [H-L]

Kentucky State Police said a woman stole credit cards at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center during the final day of Kentucky State Fair set up. [WLKY]

Kentucky had 66,700 construction jobs in July, a 3.9 percent gain from the 64,200 construction jobs it had in June but 600 fewer construction jobs than the state had in June 2012. [Business First]

An overnight shooting in the Hikes Point neighborhood leaves police on the scene of a homicide investigation this morning. [WAVE3]

The ACT testing company has released its annual college and career readiness report and it shows a drop in reading scores for Kentucky’s 2013 graduating class. But state education officials say that’s because the ACT has changed the way it measures reading and the state is not using the same benchmark system. [WFPL]

Maybe businesses wouldn’t flee Kentucky if it was worth doing business in the Commonwealth? As it stands, only businesses that back Beshear politically seem to be acceptable. Others are moving across the river or going further south. [HuffPo]

Can you imagine what Possibility City would be like if its Metro Animal Services were run as well as the shelter in Jeffersonville? [News & Tribune]

EMILY’s List has endorsed Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’ bid against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. [Roll Call]