From an analyst’s speculation on which company might be positioned to take over Humana to the Prospect mayor raising concerns about low-income housing, here are Insider’s top stories this week.
Analyst: Humana possible takeover target of Cigna
Ana Gupte, a health care industry analyst with Leerink Partners, said a recent filing by Humana suggested that insurer was a possible takeover target, with Cigna being the most likely acquirer, reported Boris Ladwig. Read more about how the news caused a bump in share prices that day.
Red Herring ownership, dinner menu change
Caitlin Bowling had the scoop on the change in ownership of the newish restaurant Red Herring. Read more about how Red Herring’s executive chef Jacob Coronado and bar manager Clay Livingston became part owners of the bar and restaurant — and their plans to change the dinner menu.
Kroger Pappy lottery starts today
Sara Havens had readers at “Pappy.” Read more about how Kroger handles its annual allocation of Pappy Van Winkle. Anyone interested in purchasing a bottle can put their name and number into a box at any Kroger Wine and Spirits Shop for a lottery. You can enter once a day through Saturday, Dec. 9, as long as you’re 21 or older.
Boomer’s Canteen is a cozy downtown treasure with a heart-melting story
In his review, Kevin Gibson told the story of how John and Carol Taylor came up with the name of their establishment on West Main Street. Read more about how Boomer’s Canteen has been a steady presence during the growth in part due to its cozy environs, friendly owners and service, and no-frills menu.
Prospect mayor raises concern about low-income housing in email to residents
An email to Prospect residents from Mayor John Evans shows that the East End city’s leaders remain concerned about the development of affordable housing in Prospect — even though Metro Council voted down a controversial plan for affordable senior housing in the area, Caitlin Bowling reported. Read more about how in the Nov. 13 email — now evidence in a recently filed lawsuit — Evans told residents that Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer planned to relocate “thousands of folks from downtown to Prospect and throughout other neighborhoods in Jefferson County.”