Tragic loss: Mourners gathered last night at Lampton Baptist Church to remember three brothers killed last week when the car they were riding in crashed into a tree. A funeral for the fourth boy killed in the crash will be Friday. Meanwhile, the 16-year-old driver is facing murder charges; he was fleeing police at the time of the crash.
Gag me: Once again Louisville has made it on the EPA’s list of cities with harmful air quality. In addition to Jefferson County, nearby counties with too much pollution include Bullitt, as well as Clark and Floyd counties across the river.
Gag me again: In other unfriendly environmental news, the Tennessee Valley Authority spilled 2.6 million cubic yards of fly ash near a steam plant in Kingston, Tenn. The soot — up to 6 feet deep in some areas — was enough to knock one house off its foundation.
Across the board: In this recession, the pain in the pocketbook is widespread, affecting more than just the working class. In fact, white-collar workers are being laid off in droves as well.
More booze news: In what seems to be a recurring theme in recent weeks, The New York Times doles out more advice on the dos and don’ts of drinking this holiday season. This story is about how to avoid “drunken holiday babbling” at parties. (I may or may not keep this in mind at the LEO holiday soiree tonight.)
Travel woes: If you had to travel by plane this holiday, hopefully you have already arrived at your destination (relatively unscathed and with the proper luggage in tow). If not, chances are you might not see family until the new year.