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Entries from February 2009

Really, This is All We’ve Got

February 27th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Trinity’s Decision: There was a threat, and Trinity’s principal thinks the school did the right thing in canceling classes. An investigation is continuing. Rob Mullen didn’t say much more than that at today’s press conference. He doesn’t know who was responsible. “Teenagers do dumb things,” he said. [C-J] Big Fish on the Hook at Iron [...]

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Tags: Downtown · KET · Rumors · Senate Race · Sports

Covering the Trinity Threat

February 27th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Let’s not make light of the evolving situation at Trinity High School, where classes were canceled today because of some mysterious “obscure threat.” School officials are doing their best to control media coverage, and plan to hold  a press conference in about two hours, at 4 p.m. President Rob Mullen has not disclosed any details [...]

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Tags: Crime · Education · Media

A Move in the Right Direction for Homeless

February 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Here’s some positive fallout from the State Auditor’s investigation of policies in the Metro Housing Department — the Mayor is making some changes in the way federal monies are used to get “homeless people off the streets, back to work and into safe housing.” There is $9.2 million in funding available for this purpose, and [...]

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Tags: Economy · Homeless · Jerry Abramson

It’s News Because It’s Weird Edition

February 27th, 2009 · 4 Comments

A Trinity Mystery: Anybody want to take a shot at guessing what the big security issue is at Trinity? The high school is closed, and officials say they’ll have news for the public on this “obscure threat” by 4 p.m.  I’m betting that whatever it is won’t stay secret that long. [C-J] Billy’s Slide: Maybe [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Bikes · Crime · Domestic Violence · Fox 41 · Jerry Abramson · Parks · Race · Radio · Sports · State Government · TV · University of Kentucky

Back to the Ethics Ordinance Drawing Board

February 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

There was plenty of drama late yesterday afternoon as the Democratic and Republican caucuses of the Metro Council met. The topic – the proposed ethics ordinance. The result – no agreement on ethics legislation. One source told me that the Republican members were as upset as they’ve ever been over any issue. For several weeks, [...]

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Tags: Ethics · Media · Metro Council

Talking Ethics and Other Late Breaking News

February 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Ethically-challenged: If you’re wondering what your favorite Metro Council member has been up to, it’s likely to be ethics-related. At tonight’s Metro Council meeting, the long-awaited Ethics ordinance could be passed, Or maybe not. Chances are they won’t agree. We’ll have something on it soon. Today’s Bad Gannett News: One day after Gannett slashed its [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Education · Gannett · Metro Council · Politics · Race · Religion · Rumors

Otter Creek Could Re-Open This Summer

February 26th, 2009 · 6 Comments

The fallout from the ice storm continues at Otter Creek Park. When the power went out at the Conference Center, it got cold. And when it got cold, the pipes burst. And when the pipes burst, water ruined the carpeting and drywall. Workers have been out at the Park the last few weeks making repairs. [...]

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Tags: Metro Council · Parks

Can King Jerry Do No Wrong?

February 26th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Talk about desperation. After losing an eight-year battle with the firefighters union, Mayor Jerry Abramson has instructed his crack legal team to attempt one final act of desperation to avoid paying the millions owed to firefighters in back pay. He’s using the ancient concept of “sovereign immunity” in Jefferson Circuit Court in an attempt to [...]

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Tags: Jail · Jerry Abramson · Legal

Wanna Write for ‘Ville Voice Eats?

February 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

Wanna write for ‘Ville Voice Eats? Here’s your chance! We’re in a position to bring in a new writer/set of writers. Want to be a contributor? Here are the requirements: you cannot receive kickbacks, compensation or preferential treatment when writing and reviewing. You must be creative, must be able to write and must have a [...]

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Tags: Blogging · Criticism · Dining · Hype · Morning Shows · Possibility City

Chuck Olmstead Update – He’s Stable

February 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Got a call from Chuck Olmstead’s family spokesperson this morning who wanted to share news that he is in stable condition. Keep sending your cards and well wishes: Chuck Olmstead c/o WHAS11 520 West Chestnut Louisville, KY 40202 And keep Chuck and his family in your thoughts and prayers. We’ll let you know more as [...]

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Tags: Celebrity · Media · Reporters · WHAS