Butcher beat down: Tonight the Metro Council is likely to pass a resolution encouraging the JBS company to keep its controversial meat processing plant in Butchertown. For years residents and neighborhood advocates have complained about the the noise and odor, but protests by the slaughterhouse’s 1,300 employees worried about their jobs has put a new twist on the issue. Council President David Tandy, D-4, who is running for mayor, has been working to find the plan a new site, but says jobs take top priority. The Butchertown Neighborhood Association has slammed Tandy for the apparent flip-flop.
Not Harley: Harley-Davidson, Inc. announced Thursday it will keep its motorcycle operations in York, Pa. to the disappointment of Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear. State officials had hoped the motorcycle company would relocate to a site in Shelbyville, Ky., which had emerged as a favored alternative.
Elephants in the room: The field of Republican candidates vying to take on U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, KY-3, could be pretty crowded. Louisville Pizza Hut owner Jeffrey T. Reetz announced his entry into the campaign, saying he’s worried about the country’s direction. Louisville businessmen Larry Hausman is raising money through an exploratory committee, but won’t make a decision until January. The two GOP candidates who have already entered the race are Todd Lally, a UPS pilot, and Marilyn Parker, a nurse who is active in the Tea Party movement.