Obama Camp Opening Louisville Office Saturday

Barack Obama’s campaign is opening its Kentucky headquarters in Louisville this Saturday. According to a press release they’ll have Rep. John Yarmuth on-hand for the festivities.

Obama, who has won more states than Hillary Clinton, earned more delegates than Hillary clinton and shown amazing strength among young voters, is trailing Clinton in Kentucky. So opening an office in Louisville is a necessary move.

Details:

  • Louisville Obama Office Opening
  • 900 East Market Street
    Louisville, KY
  • This Saturday, March 29, 2008
    10:30 am
  • Special Guest: Congressman John Yarmuth

Maybe it’d help if Obama toured semi-rural Kentucky towns like Morehead as Bill Clinton did on Tuesday?

Notice for Young(er?) Democrats in Louisville

This evening the University of Louisville College Democrats will host Rep. John Yarmuth as their guest speaker. 8:30 in Davidson Hall, room 103.

If you’re under the age of 40, a Democrat and aren’t a member of Young Dems, here’s your chance. Tomorrow night from 6:00 – 9:00 Louisville Young Democrats invite you to join them at Ice Breakers, 252 E. Market St. (map)

Should be a good chance to meet some elected officials and candidates. You’ll also be able to learn about opportunities to go to the Democratic National Convention. Cheap drinks, too.

Reminder: UofL Student Walk Out Wednesday

From Page One:

This is a reminder for the media executives who don’t want their reporters covering anything other than the weather, march madness or George Clooney coming to Maysville.

As we reported weeks ago, students at the University of Louisville will protest Governor Steve Beshear’s lovely handling of higher education cost increases in Kentucky this Wednesday by walking out. At 1:11 P.M. this Wednesday, March 26, 2008, students will gather in front of the UofL President’s Office at Grawemeyer Hall (near the intersection of 3rd St & Eastern Pkwy).

From a Facebook group set up for the event:

The University of Louisville consistently places the burden of our state’s budget crises on US – the STUDENTS. This is completely unacceptable, and we are calling on the university administration to explore every option available as to ensure tuition rates DO NOT increase above the rate of inflation for the 2008-2009 school year.

All UofL students are urged to walk out of their classes on Wednesday, March 26th, at 1:11 pm, and attend a rally in front of Grawemeyer Hall near the The Thinker in protest of our university administration’s constant refusal to include OUR VOICE in matters that affect OUR lives.

The skinny:

  • What: Students to walk out at UofL
  • When: Wednesday, March 26 at 1:11 P.M.
  • Where: Rally in front of The Thinker / President’s office @ Grawemeyer Hall

So, media, show up. Give the everyday student in Kentucky a voice.

Great Flood Weather Exploitation on Steroids

In the ongoing race to see who can most exploit the weather for dollars as often as possible, it looks like the Courier-Journal has gotten the one-up on WHAS11 news.

How? Well, by exploiting the reporter being exploited by the television station that is exploiting the weather. The Great, Giant, Scary, Awful Flood of Late March 2008[TM] is documented here by a photographer for the C-J as Gene Kang braves the treacherous, inches-deep water:


See that? You know the competition is fierce when network news puts their new reporter knee-deep in some sewer water in southern Indiana. (We hope those weren’t Ferragamo, Gene!) And then the C-J has to go and photograph the whole mess so they can push the same super-important and newsworthy issue.More urgent and important weather news – along with our photos – after the jump…[-Click here-]

New Courier-Journal.com Layout Gets Official

Rick wrote about it last week in LEO.

Now the Courier-Journal’s new look is live and I think it sucks. Drab colors, doesn’t at all feel like a newspaper, difficult to find breaking news as it’s all subdued under a pastel “LATEST HEADLINES” section – and speaking of headlines, only the headlines of stories (the few that are actually written by locals) are the featured bit of information on the main page – gone are the days of a brief summary.

Could someone tell me how much this redesign cost Gannett Company, Inc?

Feels kinda like the increasingly syndicated “news” paper has gone back in time.


Thoughts?

WANTED: You, for Your Slave Labor (Repost)

Haha so, funny story, we still need to hire a creative and capable advertising executive to grow our media sales team.

Could that be you? Would you relish the opportunity to work with some very sexy and powerful bloggers and politico/media types?

We’re obviously a flourishing media operation with trillions of dedicated readers per day so it’ll be easy for you to sell a highly educated and web-savvy audience to advertisers.

We’ll offer a generous commissioned sales package to start with serious opportunity for growth. You’ll offer a great sense of humor (must be fluent in LOLcat) with real world ability to deliver the goods – AKA you’ll be able to force some old codgers who don’t have a clue how to spend ad dollars to spend their ad dollars on the internets and teevee.

Send your cover letter (yes, it’s required, don’t accidentally “forget” to include it), a resume that makes sense and 3-5 strong references to Jake. We promise not to tell your current employer that you’re job shopping.

Bank Robber Shot to Death in Louisville

A man who robbed the Beechmont location of Stock Yards Bank in Louisville was shot to death today just after 12:00 Noon.

It’s 2008. Why do people even attempt to rob banks these days?

This is what happens when you do crazy crap. You get shot – 14 or 15 times – until you’re dead dead dead.

From the C-J:

About noon a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy saw an individual wearing a bandana enter the bank at 4825 South Third Street, Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Robert White said.

When the man left the bank, the deputy confronted him and the man showed a weapon and at least one shot is fired, White said. It was not clear who fired the shot, however, and the suspect fled in a car with an undetermined amount of bank money, driving south on Third Street.
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Sue Griffin, who was visiting relatives on Tenny, said a neighbor called to say they had heard on a police scanner that a Stock Yards Bank branch had been robbed and that Griffin’s relatives should lock their doors.

Shortly after that, she heard gunfire begin. She said she heard 14 shots. Kenny Hite, who was visiting a friend on Tenny, said, “It was wild. I’ve never heard nothing like it before. They told him to put his gun down … and they opened fire.”

Also peep WHAS11’s noon coverage. Effing crazy.