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Entries from June 2008

Page One & ‘Ville Voice Scandalizing The TeeVee – With an Update on the Felner-UofL Story

June 27th, 2008 · Comments Off

Did you notice the elephant in the room during Rick’s appearance this morning on the CW? When Rick arrived at the studio, Dan Spangler told him the Robert Felner-UofL story was too hot for the morning show to handle. The station’s general manager, Carol LaFever, said the morning show wasn’t the place for such hard […]

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Tags: Blogging · Bruce Lunsford · Cable · CW · Exclusive · Hype · Internet · Journalism · Legal · Media · Mitch McConnell · Scandal · TV · University of Louisville · Video

Page One & The ‘Ville Voice on TeeVee

June 20th, 2008 · Comments Off

We unveiled a photo of Mark Hebert with giant hair, discussed Denise Bentley’s possible involvement in a sickeningly homophobic campaign mailer and all kinds of fancy elitism. Us. On the teevee again. Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page]

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Tags: Cable · Contests · CW · Election · Hype · Journalism · Judges · Media · Photo · TV · Video

Just Who IS That Big-Haired Reporter?

June 20th, 2008 · Comments Off

Dun dun dun! Remember that little contest we’ve been whoring out 24/7 for two weeks? The one with the silhouette of some fancy pants political reporter from the teevee? This one? Okay. Take a close look at the image one last time and take a final guess: Any idea? Still clueless? Wait for it. Find […]

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Tags: Celebrity · Contests · Dining · Hype · Journalism · Media · Photo

It All Ends Tomorrow – Last Chance

June 19th, 2008 · Comments Off

The Palermo Viejo gift certificate contest ends tomorrow. Click here to enter. Identify the silhouette of a veteran political reporter/newscaster/teevee dude and win! His hair was big during his fraternity days of the 1970s and you’re going to love finding out who it is. $25. Free. Mmm. Tasty. Guess who. We’ll publish the original photo […]

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Tags: Business · Contests · Dining · Hype · Journalism · Politics · TV

Governor Beshear Eighty-Sixes East End Bridge

June 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

According to a press release from 8664, Governor Steve Beshear has shifted funding away from an East End Louisville bridge. From 62% of 2008-2010 road funds to 27%. So much for the Ohio River Bridges Project. The governor’s road plan reduced the state’s commitment to the ORBP by $236 million. Of that $236 million, $231 […]

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Tags: 8664 · Economy · Ohio River Bridges · Politics · State Government · Steve Beshear

PETA Bought Stock in Churchill Downs

June 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Irony Meter Alert! People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals just bought 80 shares of stock in Churchill Downs and they’re gonna attend the track’s annual meeting tomorrow. According to a press release, PETA members will hold signs showing Eight Belles lying dead or whatever after breaking her legs during the Kentucky Derby. You’ll recall […]

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Tags: Churchill Downs · Horse Industry · Hype · Kentucky Derby

You Still Have a Chance to Win

June 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

You still have a chance to win a gift certificate to hot spot Palermo Viejo, dear readers. Just gotta identify who the veteran political reporter is in the silhouette we’ve published. CLICK HERE to jump in. The contest is only open until this Friday, June 20th. We’ll announce the winner sometime that day.

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Tags: Celebrity · Contests · Dining · Hype · Journalism · Media · TV

McClatchy Lays Off 1,400 Employees

June 17th, 2008 · Comments Off

And the Lexington Newspaper Guild calls the company (which owns the Herald-Leader) out for its hypocrisy. This is all after McClatchy CEO Gary Pruitt told employees in April that future business cuts would be “humane, sensible and with an eye toward the future.” Bet you can guess how the Guild feels about everything. From a […]

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Tags: Journalism · Lexington · Media · Newspaper

Page One & The ‘Ville Voice on TeeVee

June 13th, 2008 · Comments Off

We corrupt your souls with our black hearts of terrorist fist jabs and fear on the internets. Did you know we do the very same thing on television? Yeah. Put on your tinfoil hats. It’s that time again. Us on the teevee. Scary, huh? Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required […]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Chris Thieneman · Criticism · CW · Hype · Intern · Journalism · Media · Politics · TV · Video

Yarmuth Amendment Requires Global Warming Info

June 11th, 2008 · 10 Comments

Rep. John Yarmuth will offer an amendment this afternoon to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2008 that will require NASA to make critical information and scientific research available to the public. This is in response to a series of Oversight & Government reform hearings last year where House members uncovered evidence […]

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Tags: Congress · Green · John Yarmuth · Politics · Transparency