What a Week
The city's weekly zeitgeist radar
It looks like the electricity-consuming public might have to cover the cost of restoring power in the wake of a windstorm that battered the city in September. Louisville Gas & Electric plans to ask the Kentucky Public Service Commission to OK a rate increase that would help the utility recoup more than $35 million spent repairing power lines after Mother Nature bitch-slapped the region. The hike would tack about 75 cents onto monthly bills for the next five years.
The city is in the process of finishing its first green roof on a government building. The roof of the Economic Development building at 444 S. Fourth St. soon will be home more than 10,000 plants, which will reduce energy consumption and storm water runoff. The cost of going green: $420,000.
The spirit of Thanksgiving was not enough (nor was the law) to deter an alarming number of Louisvillians from committing murder during the past week and a half. As of press time Tuesday, Metro Police were investigating seven murders committed since Nov. 22. Of those homicides, six victims were shot to death, and it appears one man was stabbed and beaten before being shoved into the trunk of his car.