Metro Messenger Publisher Still at Large

The U.S. Marshals are involved in the search for a local newspaper publisher. David Rose financed the Metro Messenger—a free publication focused on good news—through loans from his former girlfriend and business partner, who now says Rose bilked her out of some $20,000. She is suing him. “As far as I knew, the money was […]

Australian Man Arrested Outside Louisville in Connection With Sydney Bombing Hoax

A man suspected of a bombing hoax in Australia was arrested Monday outside of Louisville. Sydney police allege that Paul “Doug” Peters broke into a teenage girl’s home on August 3rd and strapped what ended up being a fake bomb around her neck along with what may have been a ransom note. He left Australia […]

Kentucky and Ohio Sharing Prescription Information

by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio What started out as a program to track where patients get their prescription drugs in Kentucky has expanded to Ohio. This week the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting system, or KASPER, launched a data exchange with the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System, or OARRS. So far, 12 Kentucky […]

Metro Messenger Publisher Leaves Trail of Debt in Louisville

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the publisher of the Metro Messenger, a local paper that has only two issues. In June, David Rose explained to WFPL News that he created the Messenger to fill the void of ‘good news’ in Louisville media. “We wanted to come up with print that focuses […]

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 […]

Warrant Issued for Metro Messenger Publisher

In June, WFPL reported on the Metro Messenger. The monthly newspaper was meant to be an alternative to what publisher David Rose called the “negative focus” of Louisville’s mainstream media. Here’s some bad news. Rose is now wanted by the police. WHAS11 reports that Rose allegedly bilked his girlfriend out of thousands of dollars, making […]

NY Times on Fireworks Bans and Tax Revenue

Several American cities, counties and states (including Kentucky) have recently lifted or relaxed longstanding bans on fireworks. As the New York Times reports, the changes are expected to generate more tax revenue for cash-strapped governments. And while some southern states have put new limits on pyrotechnics to avoid wildfires in the wake of dry weather, […]

Indiana Attorney General Appealing Latest Ruling in Planned Parenthood Case

Officials with Planned Parenthood of Indiana say they are not surprised that the state attorney general is appealing a recent court ruling in favor of the group. After a law blocking state funding from any organization that provides abortions took effect, Planned Parenthood filed suit. Late last week, a judge issued a temporary block on […]

Supreme Court Rules for Kentucky Man, With Caveat

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a Kentucky man facing a nearly nine-year prison sentence for crack cocaine charges is eligible to have his sentence reduced. William Freeman agreed to the sentence in a plea deal, which was based on the sentencing guidelines for crack. When those guidelines changed, Freeman tried to have his […]

Planned Parenthood to Make Cuts as Donations Run Out

The donations have run out for Planned Parenthood of Indiana, and layoffs, furloughs and service cuts are forthcoming. Planned Parenthood has been using donations to pay for services to its 9,300 Medicaid patients since May, when Governor Mitch Daniels signed a law stripping the agency of its $1.4 million in public funding. But the donations […]