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Louisville Housing? It’s All Puppies And Rainbows!

November 30th, 2012 · 3 Comments

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Today Steve Beshear announce that he’s spending tax dollars on a 32-page editorial feature for the in-flight magazine on United Airlines. It probably cost trillions of dollars. [Press Release]

More than half of the students at Warren East High School have missed a day of classes after a message left on a bathroom wall morphed into a perceived threat on social media. [WKYT]

A state highway historical marker honoring the boyhood home of the late Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941) will be unveiled at 4 p.m. Sunday at 310 E. Broadway, a building that now houses the University of Louisville Division of Dermatology and other offices. [C-J/AKN]

Karl Rove says that divisiveness within the Republican Party is to blame for Republicans’ failure to retake the Senate and the presidency, despite millions of dollars in outside spending. [HuffPo]

Yet another fun moment involving Walmart, shoplifting and getting your foot run over. An off-duty Lexington police officer was hurt early Thursday at a Lexington Wal-Mart while trying to arrest a suspected shoplifter. [H-L]

Guess which schools landed on the list of most dangerous colleges in America. [Business Insider]

A former Jefferson County Constable who shot a suspected shoplifter at Walmart received his sentence Friday morning. He will not serve any time in jail if he completes a diversion program. [WDRB]

Do you guys remember the election, or has it receded into the mists of time for you? Do you remember Mittens Romney? No? [Wonkette]

Don’t miss Comment on Kentucky tonight at 8:00 P.M. Eastern on KET. Scheduled guests: Ronnie Ellis, Jack Brammer, Roger Alford. When Ronnie Ellis is on, the program is always great. [KET]

It’s been more than two years since a mother of two vanished from her Marion County home never to be seen or heard from again. The reward fund for information about Kara Rigdon’s disappearance is set to expire December 1 at 12 a.m., that’s why her mother is speaking out hoping someone will come forward and bring their family some peace. [WAVE3]

Republicans in Congress reacted angrily to an Obama administration proposal delivered Thursday by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner that offered to avert the fiscal cliff by raising $1.6 trillion in new taxes, in exchange for some $400 billion in cuts to entitlement programs to be negotiated next year. [HuffPo]

Homeownership fell in the Louisville region last year to its lowest percentage in eight years, according to a new report that attributes the drop to tougher lending standards and the lingering effects of years of a high number of foreclosures. [C-J/AKN]

Kentucky officials agreed they had to rid their state of a pain pill abuse scourge that had reached epidemic levels. They cracked down on the prescribers, set up an electronic system to track pills and clogged up a pipeline that had roots in Florida. [H-L]

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Joey Wilson // Dec 2, 2012 at 10:31 am

    …and Ronnie showed again why he’s the top political journalist in the state when he pointed out how McConnell is concerned about a tea party primary foe. Top McConnell people have told me that for months. Alford, on the other hand, had no idea.

  • 2 Zing // Dec 2, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Holy lord, BCTC is #5 on the 2nd list of most dangerous colleges in America! And Morehead 7th! Every now and then I see stats like this that point up a story that the local media should have had, and I weep for how lame our Kentucky reporters are.

  • 3 Jake // Dec 2, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Kentucky reporters are, for the most part, terrific (what’s left of them).

    It’s the outlets they’re forced to work for that suck a you-know-what most of the time.