From news that the Derby winner was owned by Louisvillians to an explainer about the LMPD’s “human trafficking” bust, here are Insider’s top stories this week.

Derby winner owned by Louisvillians (for the first time in 100+ years)

For the first time in more than a century, the Kentucky Derby winner was owned, at least in part, by Louisvillians, reported Boris Ladwig. Read more about how Louisville attorney Ed Glasscock, who has an ownership stake in the colt Justify through the Kentucky racing syndicate Starlight, told Insider that he’s been floating on a cloud all weekend. “It was just so much fun,” Glasscock said. “There’s nothing like it.”

Kern’s Kitchen head sues Courier Journal for trademark infringement

The president of Kern’s Kitchen filed a lawsuit against the local newspaper, Courier Journal, on May 2 alleging trademark infringement, reported Caitlin Bowling. Read more about why Alan Rupp, the grandson of Kern’s Kitchen’s founders and holder of a trademark for “DERBY-PIE,” filed the suit in U.S. District Court of the Western District of Kentucky.

Gray’s College Bookstore closing after 31 years

The owners at the longtime book and spirit wear store Gray’s College Bookstore have announced that the business will close at the end of this month, wrote Caitlin Bowling. Read more about the Facebook notification: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Gray’s College Bookstore at UofL will be closing on May 31. Gray’s has served the University of Louisville for the past 31 years and has been a staple on campus and in the community.”

KYA leader urged state education board to take over JCPS days before audit recommendation

Less than a week before the state’s top education official recommended a state takeover of JCPS and to strip the locally elected board of its powers, the executive director of a Louisville-based youth advocacy nonprofit urged at least four members of the Kentucky Board of Education to “invent a way to control the elected board,” reported Olivia Krauth and Boris Ladwig. Read more about what Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, wrote in an email he sent shortly before noon on April 24.

The Derby weekend human trafficking bust, explained
Courtesy Ira Gelb, Flickr

In the past 24 hours, with many Louisvillians still recovering from the weekend’s doubly wet Derby festivities, local TV news consumers have been confronted with a story about the darker side effects of the annual Run for the Roses — namely, human trafficking, wrote Jonathan Meador. Read more about how if you only went by TV news headlines (and, statistically speaking, you probably do), then you might think that the Louisville Metro Police Department busted an actual human trafficking ring over The Derby weekend. Except they didn’t.


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