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9 hrs ago | WAVE-TV Louisville

Lightning strike may have started fire in 23,000 sq foot house

LOUISVILLE, KY - Arson investigators are still looking into whether it was the weather or something else that caused a fire in one of the largest houses in Jefferson County.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY, Prospect, KY

11 hrs ago | Business Journal

Commonwealth Credit Union is coming to Louisville

The Frankfort-based credit union will open at 3704 Frankfort Ave. in St. Matthews.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY, St. Matthews, KY, Georgetown, KY

15 hrs ago | WAVE-TV Louisville

Part of U.S. 42 closed after officer-involved accident

Officers from the Prospect Police Department were involved in a three vehicle traffic accident on U.S. 42. that has closed a section of the road during the afternoon commute.

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Related Topix: Prospect, KY, Harrods-Creek, KY

16 hrs ago | Business Journal

Micro-loans handed out to help small businesses in the Shawnee neighborhood

The loans are part of a program to support businesses with five employees or fewer.

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Yesterday | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Suspect facing 45 charges following 58-minute police pursuit

A 58-minute police chase that began in Jeffersontown came to a dramatic end Tuesday in a fast-food parking lot when officers rammed the car the drug and domestic violence suspect was driving and took him into custody.

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Related Topix: Jeffersontown, KY, Drugs, Hunters Trace, KY

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WHAS11

Chase suspect arraigned on multiple charges, asks to be extradited

A Louisville man arrested after a daring police chase throughout southwest Jefferson County Tuesday remains behind bars, facing dozens of felony charges.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY, Jeffersontown, KY

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WKJK-AM Louisville

Man Leads Police On Hour Long Chase Through Jefferson County

Mettling had three other people in the car at the time that police say were at the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Related Topix: Jeffersontown, KY, Hunters Trace, KY

Business Journal

Skyline Chili to open new Louisville location

Skyline Chili Inc. has filed plans with the city to construct a location near The Vinings, a development off Hurstbourne Parkway.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WDRB-TV Louisville

Hardin County businesses combat possible job loss at Ft. Knox

There is growing concern that further downsizing of the U.S. military may cost Ft.

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Related Topix: Fort Knox, KY, Hardin County, KY, Radcliff, KY

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Cincinnati.com

Kenton County presses on with shared services

Kenton County presses on with shared services Kenton County leaders say it's time local governments got serious about working together.

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Related Topix: Kenton County, KY, Kenton, KY, Covington, KY, Kentucky, Louisville, KY

WHAS11

Three injured in S.W. Jefferson County accident

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Multiple people were transported to the hospital after a two-vehicle in southwest Louisville Sunday.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

State to terminate a contract with mental health agency that left retirement system

Gov. Steve Beshear's administration decided Friday to terminate on Oct. 31 a $3.7 million contract with Seven Counties Services, a mental health agency in Louisville that has won court approval to pull out of the state's troubled retirement system.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Steve Beshear, Louisville, KY

WHAS11

Worker dies of injuries at construction site

The Jefferson County coroner's office says multiple blunt force injuries caused the death of a worker who apparently fell down an elevator shaft at an apartment building under construction next to the University of Louisville's main campus.

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Related Topix: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Thu Jul 17, 2014

WAVE-TV Louisville

Retired teacher uses business cards to find kidney

A retired Jefferson County Public School teacher with chronic kidney failure got the gift of her life this year thanks to a live donor.

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Related Topix: Kidney Failure, Health, Medicine, Migraine Headache

WDRB-TV Louisville

Cycle of punishment paves pathway from school to jail

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Single parent homes. Parents in prison. No stability. No money.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY, Buechel, KY, Family, Kids

WDRB-TV Louisville

JCPS to parents - Don't buy school supplies just yet

Two people are dead following a shooting at a rest area in southern Kentucky Tuesday evening, now the victim's family explains what happened.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY

Wed Jul 16, 2014

WAVE-TV Louisville

Fire chiefs: Fischer low-balled us for medical service

Metro Council members on Wednesday laid the blame in several places for the ongoing debate over cutbacks on suburban emergency medical services.

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Related Topix: Jeff, KY

WLKY-TV Louisville

Woman charged in connection with 2 hit-and-run crashes

A family is one step closer to closure after police made an arrest in a hit-and-run case from May that seriously injured a Louisville man.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY

WHAS11

E. Coli warning issued for Ky. swimmers, boaters

The warning was initially based out of Eastern Kentucky, but has been extended to all of Kentucky's lakes and rivers after heavy rainfall.

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Related Topix: Eastern, KY, Louisville, KY

WDRB-TV Louisville

JCPS promotes Glenn Baete to assistant superintendent

A longtime educator with Jefferson County Public Schools has been named an assistant superintendent for the district who will oversee academics at 23 schools.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Louisville, KY

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