The raging opioid epidemic in the Ohio River Valley is seeing its worst year yet in 2017. Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50. Northern Kentucky, Louisville, and Lexington have felt the worst of its effects in the Commonwealth. Earlier this year, Louisville experienced 151 overdoses in only 4 days.
The Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) has decided to install a 100-mile electrical transmission line starting in Reynolds, Indiana and ending in Topeka, Indiana. This $270 million dollar transmission line is supposed to help improve Indiana’s access to wind and solar renewable energy and maybe even lower the cost of energy and reduce greenhouse gases. However, this new powerline has been a matter of dispute with local Northern Indiana farmers who are complaining that the 100-mile powerline is interfering with their farms.
Since 2006, the total pari-mutuel handle within the horse industry has steadily declined. In an effort to halt this decline, some in the equine industry have attempted to invent new ways to create interest in the sport by tapping into the growing daily fantasy sports industry. In the case Derby Wars, a fantasy horseracing website, the Central District of California put a halt to one of those efforts.