The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that students have no legal right to attend any particular school in a decision that delivers a setback for the push for neighborhood schools in the state. [H-L]
A top climate scientist headlines a free public symposium for teachers and the public on climate change this Saturday at Bellarmine University. [C-J/AKN]
Way to go, Metro Council Democrats, for effing this up. Barbara Shanklin’s attorney now wants the ethics commission removed from the case. We smell Jim King all over this. [WDRB]
The Jefferson County Public Schools student assignment plan passed the Kentucky Supreme Court Thursday. Not everybody is happy, to say the least. [WAVE3]
It’s a story that shocked many of you, one about a dog investigators say was abandoned and left to die in a Central Kentucky home. [WKYT]
A new jailhouse phone call has been released made by Josh Gouker, the man charged in connection with his stepson’s death. On the tape, he said he’s talking to his brother about the charges he and his son are facing. [WLKY]
The University of Louisville Medical Center is going to take more time searching for a new business partner. [WFPL]
Fueled by this summer’s unrelenting heat and boundless sunshine, Louisville suffered through its worst ozone season in a decade, likely putting the metro area in violation of the federal smog standard for the first time since 2007. [C-J/AKN]
Another day, another kid brings a handgun to a local school. Because that’s how things are in Possibility City. [WHAS11]
In an attempt to beef up Indiana’s defense operations industry, unmanned drones are being tested in the state. [Business First]
The 812 area code is projected to run out of available phone numbers in 2015, and telecommunications officials have proposed adding a new area code in Southern and South Central Indiana. [Courier & Press]
Louisville Metro Councilman Dan Johnson allegedly pushed to delay the ethics hearing for fellow council member Barbara Shanklin past the Nov. 6 election for fear that it might hurt other Democratic council members’ election bids.
Zachary Riles and his wife Laila Alizadeh moved from the Pacific Northwest to her hometown of Louisville, KY with hopes of raising a family there. While looking for a new home, they quickly saw that the green housing options they had grown accustomed to in the Northwest were not available in Louisville or the surrounding areas. That realization was the genesis of BlueGrass Green Company, a housing supplies company that offers sustainable remodeling materials for eco-conscious consumers, which launched in 2008.
Today BlueGrass Green Company sells environmentally-friendly, energy-saving products, with an inventory that ranges from zero-VOC paints and solar fans to eco-friendly countertops and natural flooring. The company is committed to only selling items that are non-toxic and made from renewable sources, and are moving towards products made exclusively from recycled materials.
Since its launch, BlueGrass Green Company has become a leading member of the Louisville community, participating in the “Buy Local First” campaign, attending eco-fairs across the state and promoting environmental documentaries at local film festivals to galvanize citizens interested in helping the environment. Mr. Riles credits these efforts and a supportive local community for the success of his business. As BlueGrass Green Company continues to grow, its owners are determined to keep expanding their staff, while leading the charge for a greener America, and believe President Obama’s plan to create jobs will help them reach these goals. “Those initiatives would make the idea of hiring new employees much more “sustainable” for us,” said Riles.
That is Possibility City.
What many initially laughed off as a marketing gimmick has grown into a full-on rebirth of a neighborhood. Glad to see NuLu get the props it deserves.
How do you make poor Kentuckians even more poor? Tax their food. Which is what the Steve Beshear-Jerry Abramson “tax reform” folks want to do. [AP]
Who will get hired to build the new Ohio River Bridges Debacle? Federal rules prevent guaranteeing bridge jobs will go to local workers. [C-J/AKN]
Another day, another shooting in Louisville. This one near Broadway and Baxter. [WDRB]
Mist rises over silent green fields and white-painted fences curving into the distance at the Kentucky Horse Park, early morning sun just kissing the treetops as horses nibble sweet grass wet with dew. [H-L]
One of the men vying for a spot on the Jefferson County Public Schools school board is pleased he can move forward with his campaign. [WAVE3]
Frontier Airlines will cut Louisville, Philadelphia, Sacramento and Akron-Canton airports from its route map next year, USA Today reports. [Business First]
Two major rulings are expected Friday Sept. 28 in William Clyde Gibson’s first murder trial. [WHAS11]
Ron Adkisson, an eighth-grade teacher of U.S. history at South Oldham Middle School in Crestwood, has been named the 2012 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year. The award is co-sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, HISTORY® and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation on behalf of its Preserve America program. [Press Release]
We’re mentioning this one just because of that Joe Arnold freak-out about a silly mural in a sexytime den. [BBC]
As the new school year begins, fresh school lunch regulations are in effect to encourage healthy eating. But not everyone’s pleased. While students from Wisconsin to Pennsylvania protest their new school meals, lawmakers in D.C. are looking to put it on the books. [HuffPo]
Today, Congressman John Yarmuth will meet with representatives from the Kentucky Credit Union League, YouthBuild USA and the Commonwealth Fund and the Alliance for Health Reform. [Press Release]
The preliminary results of a study commissioned by local nonprofit and food advocate Seed Capital Kentucky show that Jefferson County residents are already knowingly buying local food—and would buy even more if given the chance. [WFPL]
Ruh ro, the University of Louisville is holding two “town hall” meetings to hear what faculty and staff have to say.
You know what this means. All kinds of aggrieved folks will show up to ask difficult questions. That is, if they’re not pre-screened and hand-selected.
Here’s the message all about it from Uncle Jimmy:
Dear colleagues, As I discussed in the State of the University Address this week, we have made tremendous progress in recent years because of the efforts of you — our outstanding faculty and staff. We try to share those successes and our excitement with you in a number of ways, including UofL Today, emails from the president, video messages and others.
Unfortunately, those messages are strictly one-way communications. While we meet with the Faculty and Staff senates and constituency groups, we seldom get to talk directly to many of you.
Provost Shirley Willihnganz, Executive Vice Presidents David Dunn and Bill Pierce, and I would like to change that.
We have scheduled two “town hall’ meetings to hear directly from faculty and staff about the issues that affect your daily work at the university. The first meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m. at the Floyd Theater on Belknap Campus. The second will be Friday, Oct. 12, at 9 a.m. in the Kornhauser Auditorium on the Health Sciences campus.
We’re not planning any presentations, and we have no specific agenda. We would like to hear from you.
I hope to see you at one of the sessions.
If you work at UofL, will you be showing up tomorrow (or in October) to say some things?