Louisville news: Ethics Commission judges Judy guilty again edition [News]

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  • "After deliberating for over two and a half hours, the Louisville Metro Ethics Commission ruled Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, deliberately violated the city’s code of ethics in the case of rerouting funds through a non-profit group without the council’s knowledge. The decision is the second guilty verdict made against Green in less than a month." [WFPL]
  • "Louisville Metro Animal Services officials say citizens, rescue groups and foster volunteers have responded to their call for dog adoptions and no animals will have to be euthanized to ease overcrowding. Over the weekend, officials said that 80 dogs at the Manslick Road shelter would have to be adopted by the end of business today and were offering a discounted one-day adoption fee of nine dollars." [WFPL]
  • "For Jason Kinser and many other Louisville-area residents, the new state law making more powerful fireworks available this year meant a long Fourth of July evening spent happily blasting rockets into the sky — with no fear of running afoul of the law...But there were plenty of Louisville residents who weren't nearly as happy after being serenaded all weekend by exploding firecrackers, bottle rockets and Roman candles, with complaining of bad air, unnerved pets and sleepless nights...The toll from the weekend's cacophony was hundreds of calls to 911, a handful of fires, several ER visits — and the likelihood that Louisville Metro Council members will take a second look at whether to impose tighter fireworks restrictions for next year." [Courier-Journal]
  • "A lawsuit filed by Jacob Payne, a blogger who mainly writes about state and local politics and local media, against an anonymous blogger critical of him has been settled. In April, Payne, who runs the blogs The 'Ville Voice and Page One Kentucky, accused an anonymous blog called Jake Payne Watch of tarnishing his reputation by alleging he plagiarized some material, lied about his education on his resume and was a 'paid shill against fighting Kentucky's meth problem.'...Jake Payne Watch was launched March 27 and had promised to 'run a bombshell' story on Payne, while also questioning whether he had lied about having a doctorate in physical science from American University. The Jake Payne Watch blog also contended Payne is a bully and was extorting people to give him money to stop 'lying' about them on his blog." [Courier-Journal]

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About Zach Everson
Travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest. Previously, I was a freelance writer, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, Eater, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveller, BlackBook, Curbed, Gridskipper, Deadspin, and Fox News. I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville and the director of content and editorial strategy for Louisville.com.
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