OH GOD OH GOD THERE’S POOP IN THE WATER

The Affordable Care Act has Louisville’s health department exchanging patients for policy, cutting back on child immunizations and preventative care for women. [WDRB]

They didn’t require passports, as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency threatened for access by Kentucky residents to its climate change hearings this month and next. But for the first time, the Metropolitan Sewer District on Monday required that anyone attending its board meeting produce a government-issued identification card, such as a driver’s license. [C-J/AKN]

As federal courts in rapid succession strike down gay marriage bans, opposition to same-sex marriage continues to decline in Kentucky. [WHAS11]

Really, Frankfort, giving the Ark Park loonies millions more? [H-L]

WARNING: ANOTHER RIDICULOUS AUTOPLAY VIDEO! Clark County Sheriff Danny Rodden is on administrative leave of absence effective immediately in the wake of Tuesday’s announcement that he faces federal charges involving a prostitute. [WLKY]

Valuing diversity is apparently frowned upon in Corporate America — unless you’re a white man. [HuffPo]

Here’s more on John Boel’s OMG THERE’S POOP IN THE WATER investigation. [WAVE3]

Lexington is trying to turn into Louisville with daily shootings. [WLEX18]

The Falls of the Ohio State Park in Clarksville will soon offer visitors a chance to explore a rarely-seen area of the park’s fossil beds. [WFPL]

Want to read the most scandalous Louisville Metro Animal Services story yet? Have at it. The worst in eight years of our LMAS coverage. Everyone from Greg Fischer on down are to blame and should be prosecuted. [The ‘Ville Voice]

Second-quarter net income for Humana Inc. fell 18.1 percent from a year earlier, to $344 million, or $2.19 per share, diluted. That’s in line with analysts’ expectations. [Business First]

Jeffersonville city is getting ready to start its marina project despite missing one key component. [News & Tribune]

MSD Probably Just Wants Your Entire Paycheck

A Louisville construction firm has accused the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet of issuing a “fraudulent letter” that kept the company from landing a contract on the $2.3 billion Ohio River Bridges Project, according to a federal lawsuit filed last week. [WDRB]

Yesterday, Middletown announced that it has formed a chamber of commerce. Which… apparently matters in addition to the billion other chambers in Louisville. [Press Release]

The JCPS Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to authorize the $1.5 million purchase of the now-closed Presbyterian Community Center in the Smoketown neighborhood. [C-J/AKN]

This guy filed to run as an independent against John Yarmuth yesterday. [SoS]

The Clark County Sheriff, Danny Rodden, has been arrested and is facing several criminal charges. [WHAS11]

Nearly a third of registered voters — 31 percent — still have a neutral opinion of Grimes or don’t know enough about her to form an opinion. [H-L]

The University of Louisville community is mourning the death of a school cheerleader. [WLKY]

Pit bulls have long been subject to myths and stereotypes portraying them as inherently vicious animals that are dangerous to people, other pets or both. Most of those stereotypes are just plain untrue. [HuffPo]

John Boel’s newest “investigation” involves poop in waterways. He’s apparently never been outside Louisville, where this is common. [WAVE3]

Six big takeaways from the latest polling data: McConnell is gaining ground. Grimes doesn’t have the gender gap she needs. Grimes is winning independents — and still losing. McConnell is winning young voters. President Obama is really, really unpopular (black man, Kentucky, you do the math). This is a real race. [National Journal]

Louisville’s Metropolitan Sewer District board on Monday approved a 5.5 percent rate increase, which will raise the average customer’s bill by $29 a year. [WFPL]

Why on earth is New York garbage being shipped to a Kentucky landfill? Hello? Legislature? This should be illegal. [CBS]

Is your pet your property? Or is it a member of the family? Most people will say the latter. And that shift in ideology has been a boon for companies in the pet industry. [Business First]

A former Seymour resident living in Scott County is accused of attempting to sell his two children in exchange for cash, Jennings County authorities said. [News & Tribune]

Do You Smell The JCPS-Teacher Mess Brewing?

Simmons College is expanding its campus with a building on 4th Street in downtown Louisville, but leaders say it is more than an expansion. [WDRB]

A $25 million project at Bellarmine University will add a three-story, curving building in front of the main administration building overlooking Newburg Road — and connect the two buildings at both ends. [C-J/AKN]

Teachers plan to flood the JCPS School Board Meeting on Monday night to rally for larger raises. [WHAS11]

The group seeking to build a proposed Noah’s Ark theme park in Grant County is once again seeking approval of tax incentives. [H-L]

Jefferson County Public Schools students hit the books again in just 16 days. [WLKY]

More from the Department of Things Ken Ham Doesn’t Understand. Some 70 million years ago, three tyrannosaurs stalked together across a mud flat in Canada, possibly searching for prey. [HuffPo]

Another day, another crazy gun crime in Possibility City. [WAVE3]

Want to read the most scandalous Louisville Metro Animal Services story yet? Have at it. The worst in eight years of our LMAS coverage. Everyone from Greg Fischer on down are to blame and should be prosecuted. [The ‘Ville Voice]

Two years ago, Las Vegas real estate investor Jared Weiss purchased the boyhood home of Louisville boxing legend Muhammad Ali for $70,000. Weiss, an avid fan of Ali, bought the home with plans to transform it into a museum. [WFPL]

Kentucky is pushing to digitize court records and eventually make them more accessible to the public. [WLEX18]

Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives, parent company of KentuckyOne Health Inc., soon could be getting into the insurance business in Kentucky. [Business First]

The Clarksville Town Council voted 5-1 last week to approve a change order to its contract with HDR Engineering, the firm contracted to design its new wastewater treatment plant. [News & Tribune]