Crossing guard killed: A driver fatally struck a crossing guard this morning outside Carrithers Middle School in Jeffersontown. It appears the female crossing guard — an employee of Louisville Metro Police — was in the crosswalk, although her shift had not yet started and the flashing school zone lights had not yet been activated. Police don’t expect to file charges against the driver.
A situation: Trinity High School cancelled school today due to a “security situation,” although officials have declined to offer any further details at this time. A press conference is scheduled at 4 p.m. In the meantime, readers over the the C-J are really going nuts in the comments section, talking about pretty much everything except the issue at hand.
Dog gone: A family that recently relocated to Louisville was reunited with their missing dog … after nine years. While living in Florida in 2000, the Geary family adopted Astro, a German shepherd. A month later, the dog disappeared. Three moves and nine years later, the family received a call from an animal control officer in Tennessee saying he found the dog — which had a microchip — roaming a neighborhood.
Pleading insanity: More than a decade after carrying out a deadly shooting spree inside his Paducah high school, Michael Carneal is asking a federal judge to throw out his sentence, claiming he was insane at the time of the shooting and subsequent guilty plea. The shooting left three students dead and wounded five.
Getting out: President Obama has officially announced a plan to withdraw most troops from Iraq by August 2010, a proposal that has prompted unexpected support from former political rival Sen. John McCain.
Conservatives boo Tucker: During a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Tucker Carlson said that although The New York Times is a liberal paper, at least it is accurate. In response, the crowd booed and hissed and heckled the conservative boy wonder.