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No Bitterness Edition

June 11th, 2009 by admin · 2 Comments

Shooting the Sh.. Guns with Jake Starr: Now here’s a unique angle. LEO’s Phillip Bailey got some shooting lessons from New Bethel church pastor Ken Pagano, God’s representative for gun rights, whose handle in his gun league is Jake Starr. Good story.  [LEO]

Guess Who Touched Another Nerve at Sixth and Broadway: As Jake puts it, the C-J’s David Daly has a “bitterness boner” for both LEO and me. Was it that we mentioned Joey Wagner’s split with the paper  that ticked him off this time? Or was it making fun of their Southern Belles story? Well, we’re not going away. [Page One]

More Bad C-J News: Tonight the Metro Council is expected to approve its anti-littering ordinance, which will keep the paper from throwing those annoying green bags on your driveway.  Gannett’s plan is to pay Jon Fleischaker to fight the ordinance on First Amendment grounds, which it’s not, and which will make citizens angry. And the paper’s coverage — highlighting a minor point in the ordinance about mailboxes — isn’t what you’d call balanced. [Courier]

Getting Up for Film: Don’t forget this weekend’s Flyover Film Festival, starting Friday with Hart-Lunsford Pictures’ “Bart Got a Room.”  One of the folks behind it is George Parker, showcased at I Live In Louisville. [ILIL]

Let’s Trot Out A Rumor: We hear that a certain local TV station might be adding a nightly newscast which might air on another station in which it already airs one of its newscasts. That’s just what we’re hearing.

Enough Already: In less than 24 hours, stations will drop from their rotations all those DTV warnings, and the 12 people who haven’t gotten their TVs ready for the digital transition will find something else to do.

Don’t Act Surprised at This: Board members of the Kentucky League of Cities didn’t know about Sylvia Lovely’s latest salary increase, a sweet $31K that only three board members, who were all apparently wimps, approved without question. [Herald-Leader]

Saying You’re Not Under Investigation by the State Doesn’t Mean You’re Not Under Invesigtation by the State: Despite evidence to the contrary, Dr. Gilles Meloche of Metro Animal Services said in an interview that his department was NOT being investigated by the state.  And bringing three kittens to your budget hearing won’t insure that Council members will be nice to you. [Fox41]

Cheating Causes a Do-Over: The folks running that Best Cities poll noticed some cheating going on, and reset the numbers. So now Louisville trails Roanoke and Pittsburgh (????) in the poll. So honor your inner geek and vote again. [The City Poll]

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Steve Magruder (I, not D or R) // Jun 11, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Balanced reporting from a corporate newspaper, especially when its ox is getting gored (according to them)? I don’t think anyone would rationally expect that. :)

  • 2 Steve Magruder (I, not D or R) // Jun 11, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Re: the Best Cities poll, it’s unclear whether there was true cheating going on, or whether Louisville/Lexington folks were just better at getting people to vote in it. Kiplinger hasn’t provided any evidence to support its position. On the other hand, I know of one person boasting they had voted over 300 times.

    Perhaps this is just a matter of Kiplinger not designing their polling software to keep out the vote flooding. If this is correct, they look bad for trying to blame the problem on the obvious enthusiasm Louisvillians and Lexingtonians have for their respective cities.

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