As it does every year about this time, the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is asking for nominations for the Jennifer Schaaf Award. It’s named in honor of Schaaf, a state government spokeswoman who died in 1999, and who was really excellent at what she did. The award goes to a spokesperson in state government whose work is exemplary. It may be time to do away with the award. Retire it. Get rid of it. At least suspend it.
It's about time that the Louisville Metro Police Department did what it should have done a long time ago to deal with the city's soaring murder rate. Focus on the city's rampant murder problem; beef up patrols; send in more officers and stop the senseless killings that have turned the streets of one community into a killing field. I speak, of course, of the Highlands. I know what you're saying. What about Park Hill? What about Russell? What about Shawnee? You obviously don't get it.
By JOSEPH GERTH Louisville Courier-Journal Don’t kid yourself into believing that all the motives were pure among those calling this weekend for resignations from former House Speaker Jeff Hoover and others involved in the escalating Kentucky legislative sexual harassment scandal.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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