Pretty boring news morning, eh? The Lady Cards play for their first national title tomorrow night, and suddenly it’s freezing cold outside again. What else?
Taking a bath: The pool at Breslin Park is probably going to stay closed, much to the chagrin of neighborhood residents and activists — including restaurateur Tom O’Shea, who has offered as much as $75,000 to renovate the junker — who have been angling for close to a year for Metro to reopen the pool. Although the council set aside $300,000 for aquatic renovations, the money isn’t there yet because the bond to cover that expense hasn’t been issued. Also, CW Tina Ward-Pugh, D-9, isn’t down with spending that kind of cash to reopen a pool for one summer.
Settled?: City firefighters and the mayor’s office have apparently settled a longstanding dispute over incentive pay, reports WLKY. The city had stopped paying the bonuses for training last fall. Surely more on that to come.
Safe city: We’re safer than we thought! According to a report issued by the National Institute of Justice, Louisville has fewer violent crimes than comparable cities — when considering poverty, unemployment, etc.
Damn Dr. Dan: Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo, who’s running for U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning’s seat next year, says he’s raised more than $420,000 for the effort so far. Compare that with Bunning’s self-described “lousy” fundraising and you’ve got yourself a mildly interesting campaign narrative in the works.
Black and white: This should either make you hate or love capitalism. Discuss.