Getting a Late Start

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.

First Interview with Mrs. Crockett: Max Gilpin’s mom spoke out in an interview with WAVE’s Connie Leonard. It’s now nine months since the PRP football player died. JCPS is still investigating.  [WAVE]

Youth Football Controversy: Looks like the most powerful pre-high school football teams in the region are being shut out of competition. The Hikes Point Lobos have long dominated teams from J-town, Fern Creek, Eastern and others, but all those teams have jumped to a new league that doesn’t want the Lobos, because they recruit the best players. Kyle Draper looks into it. [WHAS-TV]

The Dog-catcher Speaks: Gilles Meloche didn’t exactly agree to an interview, but Fox41’s Bennett Heaberle tracked him down at a public event so he could deny any wrongdoing at Metro Animal Services. The city is spending $1.6 million on a new pet adoption center, even as the department is being audited. [Fox41]

Union Watching, Calls Jerry a Snake: A Teamsters union leader called Jerry Abramson a snake. And said that the union will be watching and picketing the Mayor’s every move after some Teamsters members were laid off. [WLKY]

Inside Sources Say: Gus Goldsmith has been in close contact with Tim and Nina Moseley of Wayside Christian Mission for months, and the deal to have them buy the hotel at Second and Broadway is part of an elaborate plan to make both Goldsmith and Wayside money.  One theory is that JCTC will spend $12 million to buy the property it wants for parking from Wayside, which would pocket an easy $2 million.

9 thoughts on “Getting a Late Start

  1. I didn’t know that real estate speculation was in Wayside’s Mission. If Wayside can increase their donations enough, maybe they can fund the Museum Plaza construction. Hell, maybe they can convince construction workers to donate their time on the project for the homeless cause, and then pocket the savings.

    Who would have thought that non-profit (and might I remind, non-taxable!) organizations would fill the real estate financing void created by the credit crisis? Nothing like using a sympathetic cause and the system for financial gain.

  2. Wayside’s bid of $10 million for the Louisville Hotel property may have seemed excessive. But now that the smoke has cleared, we can see it was part of a larger — and probably a smart — strategy either to (1) secure the property against a future takeover attempt or (2) profit from its resale.

    This obviously didn’t occur to WHAS-TV’s Chase Cain while he was hectoring Wayside’s Nina Moseley in an embarrassing interview that cast her as some kind of villain.

    I don’t know the Moseleys personally, but I’m well aware of their distinguished service to the community.

    Cain’s conduct smacked of self-promoting inexperience. Veteran reporters don’t deliberately frazzle and flummox respected sources with rapid-fire questions, repeatedly interrupt them and refuse to listen.

    It was a shameful self-parody, and it should prompt WHAS-TV to consider the costs of letting kids wreck the house Hebert and Olmstead built.

  3. Guess no one saw Chase’s ridiculous interviews or the way he behaved during the plane crash disaster at the Blue Grass Airport a couple years ago.

    Dunno how you people watch that train wreck.

  4. The last statement from Max Gilpin’s mom is the most telling. Things will not change until this community wakes up and elects school board officials who will not sit idle and accept cover ups like this. It appears that no matter who the superintendent is (note to those who thought getting rid of Daeschner would be the end of cover ups, oh, and jokes on you So. IN) school administrator’s code of protecting themselves first at all cost is standard operating procedure when there is an elected school board that allows it to happen.

  5. Nothing like a bunch of people with too much time on their hands to take something good and turn it into a fiasco. This building will serve the community in several different capacities for many years to come. Not only would it give the residents and students of the area a chance to become involved and educated, it is perfectly located for access to all other social services in the downtown area that Wayside’s clients would need. Also, if Wayside and JCC could team up, this would be a definitive blow against one of the greatest reasons for homelessness being lack of education and trade skills.
    Wayside made a bold move and won fair and square. Can’t Louisville see fit to embrace the mission as an organization that continues serve the less fortunate despite its opposition and welcome them with open hearts to their new home? Where is the love?

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