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OK, Read This First, then Start the Weekend

May 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

We’re on the patio at the Gardiner Lane Heine Bros. because, well, it was impossible to stay indoors any longer. Join us at the Dan Dry photo exhibit at the ArtXP Gallery in Butchertown tonight. Meanwhile, here’s some stuff to end the week on…. Posing for Vogue: Fashion photographers for magazines like Vogue are probably [...]

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Tags: Health Care · Horse Industry · Kentucky Derby · Magazine · Photo · Steve Beshear · TV · University of Louisville

Beshear Calls Special Session

May 29th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Here’s this week’s big Friday at 4:30 story — Gov. Steve Beshear has called for a special session to deal with the predicted $996 million shortfall in the next fiscal year budget.  The session will begin June 15. That anticipated report from the state’s economic forecasters is just as bad as politicians were predicting –  [...]

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Tags: Economy · Greg Stumbo · State Government · Steve Beshear

Smart-Aleck Responses to Budget Highlights

May 29th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Just for fun, let’s take a look at the official highlights of the Mayor’s budget, accompanied by our own editorial comments. Preserves basic services despite rising costs and declining revenues Anticipates 1.4 percent decrease in General Fund revenues Predicting future revenue is risky, as we learned the hard way. Last year’s decrease was 2 percent, [...]

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Tags: Art · Bikes · Construction · Economy · Housing · Jail · Jerry Abramson · Metro Government · Parks · Police · TARC · Transparency · West End

Opposition Fires Volley in Slots Issue

May 29th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Let’s be clear on this. Most people in Kentucky won’t really be affected if a few of the state’s racetracks offer slot machines as a way to gamble. It’s one of those issues, like watching certain shows on TV, that you can choose to ignore if you want. But opponents of slots aren’t going to [...]

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Tags: Economy · Ethics · Gambling · Horse Industry · State Government

Getting a Late Start

May 29th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Sorry for the late start, but wasn’t everybody up late watching Southern Belles to hear Kellie’s so-called matchmaking business customers describe what kind of sex they wanted? Sorry, our local sources say the business was fake, fake, fake. They had to give Kellie something to do for the show. Yes, we had to throw up. [...]

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Tags: Metro Government · Sports · WAVE · Wayside Mission · WHAS

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