Category Archives: Lunchbox

Lunchbox: School’s out

Diverting diversity: The Louisville branch of the NAACP released a report outlining its grievances with the Jefferson County Public Schools’ new student-assignment plan, which basically says the district isn’t as diverse as it should be. The civil rights organization also charges that parents, teachers, school board members and some district officials are undermining the initiative […]

Lunchbox: Law & Border

Too legit to Crit: Kentucky Auditor Crit Luallen told a joint committee meeting of the Metro Council that Metro employees need more training to correct the city’s accounting problems. The meeting was the first time council members had an opportunity to discuss the annual audit with Luallen, which found 69 serious problems in the city’s […]

Lunchbox: The Bucket returns

Yum or yuck?: Way back in the day, LEO Weekly predicted this and Yum! Brands has made it official, the downtown arena will be called the KFC Yum! Center, which isn’t surprising  given that similar facilities have all sorts of ridiculous corporate-owned names. The Louisville-based fast food giant bought the naming rights for $13.5 million, […]

Lunchbox: Bunning is back!

Cops not in court: After years of inaction and thanks to a serious probing by The Courier-Journal, the city has signed a $454,000 contract to adopt an electronic subpoena system to ensure that police officers show up for court. Last year, the C-J’s investigation found that scores of cases had to be dismissed because of […]

Lunchbox: Frankfort’s failure

Budget amnesty on the horizon: House Democrats sent a revised budget proposal to Senate Republicans that cut spending by half. For the past few weeks budget negotiators have been deadlocked on the roughly $17 billion state spending plan, which is the one piece of legislation they’re required to deal with. In this week’s edition of […]

Lunchbox: Is it Friday yet?

Budget blues in Frankfort: The end of the legislative session is looming, but Kentucky lawmakers in both chambers are still working on balancing the state’s budget. The negotiators spent nearly three hours poring over 200-pages of material outlining the differences between the House and Senate budgets. Right now state leaders are searching for a compromise […]

Lunchbox: Merged and un-merged

The 7-year merge: Remember when Mayor Jerry Abramson told reporters in West Virginia that before merger the city of Louisville was getting “poorer, blacker and older,”? The gaffe sparked a new debate about the reason behind consolidating city and county governments in 2003. And WFPL’s Gabe Bullard has a two-part piece story on the benefits […]

Lunchbox: Meth madness

Methro Council: Tonight city lawmakers will debate (among other issues) the pseudoephedrine (PSE) resolution, sponsored by Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch, D-13, which asks the General Assembly to make cold medicine a prescription drug. The south Louisville Democrat says it’s to help Metro Police fight meth labs. However, Councilman Kevin Kramer, R-11, who taped a Hot […]

Lunchbox: Hola, mayoral candidates

Lost in translation: The multilingual mayoral forum hosted at the Americana Center in the Beechmont neighborhood was an excellent attempt to highlight the issues important to the immigrant and refugee community living in Louisville. The latest census data shows Louisville’s immigrant population is 4.5 percent — a number community advocates say is outdated — and […]

Lunchbox: Don’t Tase me bro

Tased and confused: If you missed it, news channel WLKY did an investigative report on the use of Tasers by the Louisville Metro Police Department. The story revealed that officers have averaged one Taser incident every 48 hours. Besides the excessive use and small infractions, their study of the police data also showed African-Americans are […]