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Mid-way, Mid-week Rambling

May 27th, 2009 by admin · 3 Comments

Homeless Report: There’s a new report out from the state about homelessness in Kentucky, and the news is grim. Just in Louisville, 1,500 homeless. Many of them are children, or veterans, or simply out of luck. Wayside’s purchase of a downtown hotel will help bring more services, but affordable housing is a pressing need here. [Page One]

Why Wednesday?: Meet the guy behind the Waterfront Wednesday concert series, thanks to Leslie’s I Live In Louisville profile of Billy Hardison, WFPK’s promotions director. [ILIL]

True Colors: This is way over-dramatic, but this woman in Texas was told she couldn’t bring an American flag to work, because it offended a co-worker. The hospital making the decision — Louisville’s own Kindred. The local station couldn’t get a response from Kindred in Louisville.  [Dallas TV]

Billy’s Place on the Market: Will anyone pay $1.5 million for a Jessamine County mansion that Billy Gillispie just put on the market? Not likely.  The ex-coach is still living there, and doesn’t seem to have any plans. [H-L]

How Do You Say OOPS in Spanish?: Gov. Steve Beshear says drivers license tests will continue to be available in 22 languages, reversing a decision made by the Kentucky State Police designed to save money. Beshear seems to be worried about the feelings of foreigners. How can drivers who can’t read English read road signs and pass a drivers’ test?[Bluegrass Politics]

Attendance Issues at Meyzeek: They’re still having trouble getting panicked parents to get their kids to school at Meyzeek, after two more swine flu cases were discovered this weekend.  After 470 students skipped Friday, the number was down to 238 yesterday. [Courier]

Beatles Be Gone?: Organizers are touting the record attendance numbers from the Abbey Road on the River festival, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be back. Corporate sponsorship was down 90 percent in its fifth year here, and that’s not cutting it. Check out how many song references Bill Alexander squeezes into this report. [Fox41]

Y Not Ruling Out Otter Creek: The YMCA of Louisville, which operates its Camp Piomingo at Otter Creek Park, is among the 15 groups interested in operating the park after seeing the city’s RFP.  [Fox41]

Tags: Advertising · Festival · Health Care · Homeless · Housing · JCPS · Metro Government · Parks · Public Relations · Radio · Sponsorships · Sports · State Government · Steve Beshear · University of Kentucky

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cantinflas // May 28, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Beshear is a pendejo.

  • 2 Dan B. // May 28, 2009 at 9:38 am

    This is America, not North Mexico! If you come here you need to learn the language just as our ancestors did. We cannot continue as a melting pot if we do not have a common language.

  • 3 Cantinflas // May 29, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    True that – but it’s fun to insult someone in a different language! BTW – just for the record I AM an American (who happens to be of Hispanic extraction.) I use the name Cantinflas (the late great Mexican comedian from the 1940s and 50s) as a goof,

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