Papa John’s mogul John Schnatter resigns from University of Louisville athletics board

by Steve Jones , The Courier-Journal – Papa John’s Pizza mogul John Schnatter, who recently criticized the University of Louisville athletics department during a U of L Board of Trustees meeting, has resigned from the school’s athletics association board, according to a U of L athletics spokesman. Schnatter was not at Thursday’s athletics board meeting. Schnatter, who remains a member…

NKY heroin tally: ODs soar to 6 a day in 2017

by Terry DeMio , tdemio@enquirer.com – There are several options for an overdose reversal drug. Terry DeMio Emergency staff in Northern Kentucky reversed an average of six overdoses a day at St. Elizabeth hospitals since the start of the year. That compares to about three reversals on an average day in 2015 and 2016, a 100 percent increase. To…

Lexington councilwoman indicted on five felony charges, might step down

by BETH MISGAVE, bmusgrave@herald-leader.com – Urban County councilwoman Sasha Love Higgins was indicted Tuesday on multiple theft and other felony charges stemming from her former position as the general manager of a Lexington hotel. A Fayette Circuit grand jury indicted Higgins, 34, on felony charges of identity theft, forgery and three counts of theft by deception. Higgins is…

Massie: IRS building won’t sit vacant

by Scott Wartman , swartman@nky.com When the federal government wants to get rid of properties, it can often take a while, leaving old government buildings vacant and rotting. In Northern Kentucky, for example, no one’s lived in the once regal, weather-beaten officers’ homes in Fort Thomas Tower Park for 15 years as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has…

Ky. pension plight improves slightly

by RONNIE ELLIS, CNHI News Service – FRANKFORT – Kentucky’s troubled pension systems had some good news for lawmakers Monday, although they remain a long way from financial stability. And one of them — the County Employee Retirement System or CERS — wants to become independent of the state system and enjoys the support of…