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40-year Courier-Journal reporter, family-kind of guy, Presbyterian, duplicate bridge player, IU grad, infantry-trained officer, former spy, Chisox fan

Louisville business coalition undecided on suit against city over minimum wage increase — Passage of a "compromise" ordinance to eventually raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour in Jefferson County has not diminished concerns of opponents, and a lawsuit over the Metro Council action is possible but not a certainty, business leaders said Friday.

Louisville gas prices under $2

Filson Historical Society chief Wetherington plans lesser role — Mark V. Wetherington is moving into a lesser role after 22 years of leading the 130-year-old Filson Historical Society. Wetherington, director of the Filson, has a 30-year career in historical research and in promoting history education. The Filson's holdings include more than 2 million documents and other historical items. The Filson's board plans a national search for a new staff director.

Clark Bridge sidewalk reopens — The sidewalk on the west side of the Clark Memorial Bridge, also known as the Second Street Bridge, has reopened to pedestrian traffic. The sidewalks on both sides of the bridge have been closed since July 8 because of work related to the Ohio River Bridges Project, said bridges project spokeswoman Mindy Peterson.

260-unit NuLu apartment plan OK'd — A Tennessee company's plan to develop a project costing nearly $50 million with about 260 apartments on the north side of Main Street near Clay Street on the edge of Butchertown has received a design-review panel's stamp of approval. The Butchertown Architectural Review Committee endorsed the plan of Bristol Development of Franklin, Tenn.

Community centers open over holiday break — Community centers operated by Louisville Metro Parks will again be open over the upcoming holiday break, offering a wide range of programs for many age levels. A full schedule is planned, designed to keep youth engaged in positive and educational play during the break, with activities including arts and crafts, music, field trips, fitness, table games, swimming, dance and basketball tournaments, according to the Metro Parks announcement.

Kindred is planning major expansion in Theater Square, more jobs — Kindred Healthcare is planning a $39.5 million expansion of its headquarters along Fourth Street at Broadway, adding up to 500 additional employees. The plans were disclosed Thursday morning as the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority met in Frankfort. The project is a coup for Metro Louisville in its push to boost high-paying professional jobs and strengthen private investment downtown.

Final Cordish plans for development near 4th Street Live drawing close — Documents outlining financing for a planned huge development by the Cordish Co. and tentatively called Center City will be submitted to the Louisville Metro Council by year's end, Mayor Greg Fischer's administration says.

Fischer outlines community Green Living program — Louisville has started the Green Living Neighborhood Certification, designed to encourage neighborhoods to take part in sustainability efforts, such as conserving energy, recycling and picking up litter, Mayor Greg Fischer said. The program allows neighborhood groups that sign up with the city through Brightside a chance to achieve four levels of certification - green, silver, gold and platinum.

Historic Louisville Clock about to move again — Yet again, city officials are moving the beleaguered but still somewhat beloved Louisville Clock, this time from Theater Square on Fourth Street near Broadway to a yet-to-be picked perch that will likely be indoors and out of the elements.
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Dec 17, 2014

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