Lunchbox: The 41st Files

Full housing: The months of arguing and negotiations between Louisville’s housing authority and Community Builders, a Boston property-management company over two renovated neighborhood developments in the city is coming to an end, according to the Courier-Journal. The housing authority complained that the Boston company had twice hired felons as property managers, missed required apartment inspections and failed to verify residents’ income. It is expected to a deal will be reached next month allowing for new management of public housing at the Park DuValle and Liberty Green neighborhoods.

The ‘wunderkind’ files: Marketing himself as “a progressive choice,” Louisville Metro Parks employee Mike Slaton officially filed to run as a candidate for the Kentucky House of Representatives 41st district seat. The Democratic primary battle will pit the more liberal Slaton up against 27-year incumbent Rep. Tom Riner, who is known to mix piety and politics.

Commuter college: Hat tip to WFPL’s Gabe Bullard over at The Edit for finding this interesting piece: The Daily Beast did some calculations and of America’s worst commutes, Louisville ranks 49.

State of the State: Gov. Steve Beshear will deliver his State of the Commonwealth Address tonight at 7 p.m., and he’s putting the finishing touches on the budget address. The fiscal forecast doesn’t look good according to the administration, which says the state faces a $1.5 billion deficit.

God’s Top 10: Last week, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a lower court order that had barred the 10 Commandments from a Grayson County courthouse citing the separation of church and state. In the 2-1 decision, the appeals court ruled that posting the Ten Commandments did not violate the U.S. Constitution, because it was part of a display of historical documents, including the Magna Carta, the Mayflower Compact and the Bill of Rights.


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