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3 hrs ago | WAVE-TV Louisville

Couple killed in murder-suicide identified

A strange incident involving two vehicles on the Watterson Expressway that ended with one of the cars crashing through a fence and hitting a body shop has been ruled a murder-suicide, according to a Jefferson County deputy coroner. Shannon Puryear, 37, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at 10:34 p.m. Monday, September 15 at the University of Louisville Hospital emergency room, said deputy coroner Eddie Robinson.

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3 hrs ago | WAVE-TV Louisville

3 charged with damaging JCPS property

An arrest warrant says Melina Helen Jones, 18, of Louisville, was with the two juveniles Sept. 10 at Trunnell Elementary School.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

WLKY-TV Louisville

Couple displaced after mobile home fire

A southwestern Jefferson County couple's mobile home was engulfed in flames by the time Pleasure Ridge Park firefighters arrived. IS LEFT HOMELESS AFTER A RAGING FIRE.

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Related Topix: Pleasure Ridge Park, KY, Sanders, KY, World News, Vietnam,

Sun Sep 14, 2014

WHAS11

Vandals damage homes, cars in E. Louisville neighborhood

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Louisville Metro Police are investigating dozens of reports of vandalism in neighborhoods along Meadowgate Lane and Erin Way in eastern Jefferson County.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

WAVE-TV Louisville

Grimes supporters rally as candidate opens W. Broadway office

Supporters of Alison Lundergan Grimes gathered in the west end of Louisville as the Democratic candidate for Senate opened a new campaign office with less than two months to go before the election. Grimes and her supporters stressed the importance of getting out the vote in Jefferson County, where Grimes holds a big lead in the polls.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Grayson News Gazette

Gubernatorial candidate visits GC

The election to determine Kentucky's next governor won't take place until 2015, but the race is already starting to pick up. Republican Kentucky Gubernatorial Candidate Hal Heiner, of Louisville, visited Grayson County on Wednesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Kentucky Government, Grayson County, KY, Louisville, KY

Columbia Magazine

Ronnie Shepherd, Adair Co., KY

Ronnie Shepherd, Adair Co., KY He was a native of Adair County, KY, and a resident of Jefferson County, KY at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Owen Hollis & Mary Frances Hitch Shepherd.

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Business Journal

Slow start, fast finish for Louisville home builders?

It has been a slow start for new home construction in the Louisville area during the first half of 2014. But two area builders say the pace has picked up quite a bit in recent months.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY, Home Building, Home

WAVE-TV Louisville

Hazel St. homicide victim identified

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office says Chauncey Miles, 23, of Louisville, died at University Hospital shortly after the shooting. Louisville Metro Police were called to Hazel Street near Broadway around 4:30 a.m. Sept.

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Business Journal

Attorneys say Louisville minimum wage increase would be 'invalid and unenforceable'

Several business groups are taking issue with Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell 's opinion that state law would allow Louisville to set its own minimum wage. Attorneys for the Kentucky Restaurant Association, Greater Louisville Inc., the Kentucky Retail Federation and other Jefferson County employers said they don't believe Louisville Metro Council can legally pass such an ordinance, the Courier-Journal reported .

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

WKJK-AM Louisville

Case from 2011 involved a 17 year old in commercial trafficking and heroin use.

The first human trafficking conviction in Jefferson County is secured. The case involved a 17 year old victim that was subjected to commercial sex trafficking and heroin use.

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Columbia Magazine

Lane closure on US 31W in Jefferson County, Friday

Lane closure on US 31W in Jefferson County, Friday By Chris Jessie KY Transportation Cabinet LOUISVILLE, KY - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists that the right lane of northbound US 31W in Jefferson County will be closed at Katherine Station Road . KYTC crews will be paving the roadway following slide repairs from earlier this week.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY, Columbia, KY

WAVE-TV Louisville

Ready to Learn

Nearly half of incoming Jefferson County kindergarteners were not ready to learn when they started class last year, according to the 2014 Kids Count report released this week by Kentucky Youth Advocates. Clearly, that will slow their progress right out of the gate.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Opinion

WDRB-TV Louisville

JCPS to hold meetings about proposed changes at Klondike Lane, Maupin

Ohio State, Michigan State and Michigan combined to lose by an average of more than 20 points last weekend, leaving a void at the top of Big Ten football. Who's Number One? Ohio State, Michigan State and Michigan combined to lose by an average of more than 20 points last weekend, leaving a void at the top of Big Ten football.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY, Education Etc.

Wed Sep 10, 2014

WAVE-TV Louisville

Controversial Louisville councilman debates, says he'll soon retire

Louisville Metro Councilman Dan Johnson largely avoided criticism from an opponent at a debate Wednesday, despite his recent troubles. John Witt, a 67-year-old retiree who's running as an Independent, said he didn't think the League of Women Voters' debate was the right place to criticize Johnson for the councilman's recent controversies.

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WDRB-TV Louisville

JCPS hires team of mental health counselors to help students deal with trauma

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Jefferson County Public Schools has hired a new team to help its most vulnerable students.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Columbia Magazine

Lisa Hunt Montgomery, Taylor County, KY

Lisa Hunt Montgomery, Taylor County, KY She was a native of Jefferson County, KY, and a resident at the time of her death; she was formerly of Taylor County, KY.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Columbia Magazine

Beverly Long, 65, Casey Co., KY

Beverly Long, 65, Casey Co., KY She was a native of Jefferson County, KY and a resident of Casey County at the time of her death.

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Related Topix: Casey County, KY, Columbia, KY

WLEX-TV Lexington

LEX 18 News Investigates: Military Gear In The Hands Of Kentucky Police

The images from Ferguson, Missouri, are startling: police officers, wearing camouflage tactical gear and flanked by a mine-resistant vehicle, pointing military-style rifles at civilians with their hands in the air.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Ferguson, KY, Franklin County, KY

WAVE-TV Louisville

Mother indicted for abuse arraigned, tells judge she's pregnant

On Aug. 28, a Jefferson County grand jury indicted Stephanie Adams, 24, on two counts of criminal abuse.

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