PETA Protests Outside Leather Shop

Three black coffins lined the intersection of Bonnycastle Avenue and Bardstown Road today. It was part of a demonstration by PETA against the use animal products in clothing. Three of the eight protesters played corpses. They were dressed in black underwear and held signs saying “We wouldn’t be caught dead in animal skins.” “Well we… Continue reading PETA Protests Outside Leather Shop

Local High School Booster Club Audited

IRS officials are investigating the Fern Creek High School Booster Club. About $500,000 previously recorded in the club’s books is unaccounted for. It’s unclear whether the missing money was embezzled or if a bookkeeping error is to blame. Attorney Charles Adkins says it will be difficult to determine where the money could have gone because… Continue reading Local High School Booster Club Audited

Ward-Pugh Buys, Crashes Electric Lawnmower

The Billy Goat Hill Community Garden in the Clifton neighborhood has a new piece of environmentally-friendly equipment. Louisville Metro Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh, D-9, presented the non-profit with a battery powered lawn mower, dubbed the “electric goat,” today. The mower has practical and symbolic value. First, it will help the group maintain its small garden, which mainly… Continue reading Ward-Pugh Buys, Crashes Electric Lawnmower

Young Workers Help Maintain Abandoned Properties

A group of young workers met with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today as they began landscaping an abandoned property on Jefferson Street. The workers are part of an effort by Metro Government and Kentuckiana Works to supplement the hundreds of youth jobs lost to federal budget cuts this year. The city raised approximately $400,000 and… Continue reading Young Workers Help Maintain Abandoned Properties

Temps Not Record-Breaking But Heat Warnings Continue

The National Weather Service is predicting the heat index for Louisville to be mostly in the triple digits for the next week. While we won’t experience record-breaking temperatures, this is expected to be the longest heat wave Louisville has experienced this year. National Weather Service meteorologist John Gordon says the combination of high temperatures and… Continue reading Temps Not Record-Breaking But Heat Warnings Continue

Ford Will Hire 1,800 Workers at Louisville Plant

Starting today at 5:oo this afternoon, Ford will begin hiring 1,800 workers for the newly re-tooled Louisville Assembly Plant. The plant recently underwent a $600 million renovation project to prepare it to build several new types of vehicles, including variations on the popular Escape. Ford says the plant is the most modern and flexible in… Continue reading Ford Will Hire 1,800 Workers at Louisville Plant

Hiring for Fair Board Jobs Begins

The first day of the Kentucky Fair Board’s annual hiring spree drew hundreds of job seekers for the 350 part-time positions available. The openings are for ushers, ticket takers and other positions at the convention center, Freedom Hall and KFC Yum Center. Ryan Zencka, a freelance event staffer, knows the minimum wage salary is low… Continue reading Hiring for Fair Board Jobs Begins

Revised Fireworks Ordinance Clears Committee

The Louisville Metro Council committee on public safety held a special meeting Friday that ended with the passage of a revised ordinance that allows the sale and use of fireworks within city limits. The ordinance was created in response to a move by state lawmakers that made it legal to sell and ignite fireworks anywhere… Continue reading Revised Fireworks Ordinance Clears Committee