We Need More Scandals Edition

Still Pissed: Fox41’s Bill Lamb is still pissed at the federal government about having to keep his analog signal on through June. But Bill, you could have shown some guts and gone forward without the other stations. [Fox41]

Look, More People to Blame: Are you starting to get the feeling that the courts are going to eventually make Max Gilpin’s parents rich? After reviewing more evidence, they’re adding the principal, athletic director and an assistant coach at PRP to their civil lawsuit. And Sheldon Berman is standing by principal David Johnson and criticizing the newspaper. [C-J]

Give Me a Home: The homeless problem is getting worse, and a lot of people are moving in with relatives. And it doesn’t help that the Metro government can’t administer federal grants. [C-J]

Speaking of Homeless, Jerry Takes a Meeting: After representative of several homeless groups held a press conference yesterday saying, no, they weren’t surprised at all the mismanagement allegations in the state auditor’s report, Jerry Abramson set up a meeting with them for next week. The groups indicated that they’ve been silent about the problems for years out of fear that speaking out would endanger their grant money. [WAVE]

Casinos Still in Power in Indiana: Give them credit for trying, but Indiana lawmakers lacked the courage to pass a strong statewide smoking ban, instead providing an exemption for casinos and bars.  The bill that passed the Hoosier House requires places like Horseshoe to make 20 percent of its space non-smoking.  That place, by the way, really stinks. Smokers can have it. Now the bill’s up to the Senate. [IndyStar]

Let the Spending Begin: But none of that stimulus money will go toward building bridges. $52 million is going to Jefferson County Public Schools, and Sheldon Berman says that means he won’t have to layoff so many workers. [WHAS, C-J]

Return to Appalachia: That Diane Sawyer special on eastern Kentucky pulled some huge ratings, and the producers are back in the hills to produce a follow-up that will air Friday night at 10. It got the biggest audience for a 20/20 episode since 2004. [Herald-Leader]

Ashley on Tape: Watch Ashley Judd’s speech in Frankfort yesterday, thanks to the H-L, and read Billy Reed’s love letter to her. [Herald-Leader, BillyReedSays]

Heard on the Homo Mafia Gayvine: There’s some hanky panky going on at the Kentucky Equality Federation, and Jack Conway’s crew has sniffed it out. [Page One]

5 thoughts on “We Need More Scandals Edition

  1. While no amount of money will ever sufficiently compensate Max Gilpin’s parents or be punishment enough for running a kid to his death, the lawyers are trying to do what needs to be done.

    On another note – (as I touch the third rail) try to imagine a world with no “sports.” I believe we’d have cured cancer long ago and perhaps be populating the moon.

    And Max Gilpin would still be alive.

  2. While this is a situation where there is NO winners only losers but there are serious questions to ask.

    1. Did the coach know that Max Gilpin, a 15 yr old football player was taking growth hormone pills, which side effects include dehydration according to a Vanderbilt University website. Several high school wrestlers have died while taking the same growth hormone pills as Max was taking. Several pro football teams, including the Cincinnati Bengals ban this drug with their players.
    2. Did the parents of Max Gilpin disclose to PRP Coach Stinson and PRP High School that their son was taking growth hormone pills? They had disclosed that he was taking other medication for ADD. If not why not.
    3. Why did the parents not have a autopsy on their son?
    4. Why was Max allowed to take growth hormone pills?
    5. Why has no legislator in the state of Kentucky filed a bill which states that high school students cannot take growth hormone pills. If it is found that they are taking growth hormone pills, they cannot particpate in any Kentucky athletic events for the rest of their high school career. All hell broke loose last year when a thorobred horse died and was found to have taken drugs. Surely our teenage children are more important than horses. But the silence by legislators is deafening.
    It is time society starts making rules for what students can and cannot. 15 year olds are not adults and should not be able to do as they wish. If it is not acceptable enough for horses and pro athletes, then is not acceptable and cool for young teenagers either.

  3. While this is a situation where there is NO winners only losers but there are serious questions to ask.

    1. Did the coach know that Max Gilpin, a 15 yr old football player was taking growth hormone pills, which side effects include dehydration according to a Vanderbilt University website. Several high school wrestlers have died while taking the same growth hormone pills as Max was taking. Several pro football teams, including the Cincinnati Bengals ban this drug with their players.
    2. Did the parents of Max Gilpin disclose to PRP Coach Stinson and PRP High School that their son was taking growth hormone pills? They had disclosed that he was taking other medication for ADD. If not why not.
    3. Why did the parents not have a autopsy on their son?
    4. Why was Max allowed to take growth hormone pills?
    5. Why has no legislator in the state of Kentucky filed a bill which states that high school students cannot take growth hormone pills. If it is found that they are taking growth hormone pills, they cannot particpate in any Kentucky athletic events for the rest of their high school career. All hell broke loose last year when a thorobred horse died and was found to have taken drugs. Surely our teenage children are more important than horses. But the silence by legislators is deafening.
    It is time society starts making rules for what students can and cannot. 15 year olds are not adults and should not be able to do as they wish. If it is not acceptable enough for horses and pro athletes, then is not acceptable and cool for young teenagers either.

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