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Spin Is In Session

June 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Maybe “Kentucky is for Losers” would be a more appropriate state motto, as suggested in today’s LEO. After spending $600,000 for a special session, state Dems have the nerve to pat themselves on the back (see below). Brings Back Memories: A southern governor is caught in an affair with an exotic woman. Promising political career [...]

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Tags: Construction · Crime · Democrats · Health Care · Horse Industry · Religion · State Government · Steve Beshear · University of Louisville · WAVE · WLKY

Tim Krekel Passes Away

June 24th, 2009 · 16 Comments

After a brief illness, local musician Tim Krekel passed away this afternoon. Please feel free to use this space to leave a tribute to Tim Krekel, who was a beloved figure in the local music scene. As we get more information on funeral arrangements and tributes, we’ll post them here. Tim’s website has a wonderful [...]

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Tags: Death · Music

King Says Budget is Set

June 24th, 2009 · Comments Off

Even though today’s meeting between Mayor Jerry Abramson and Metro Council Budget Chair Jim King seems fraught with opportunities for conflict, King says the spending in the budget is set and the $4 million in additional spending in the Council’s budget proposal will move forward. King explained the way the separation of powers works, in [...]

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Tags: Jerry Abramson · Metro Council · Metro Government · Neighborhoods

Wilder Case Draws Media Spotlight

June 24th, 2009 · Comments Off

Here’s proof that if you’re a public figure, you can’t get away with going on a drunken binge in which you end up sleeping in a garbage can. At least not in your own neighborhood. Jeffersonville attorney Larry Wilder resigned today from his position as attorney for the Jeffersonville City Council and the school board, [...]

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Tags: Indiana · Legal · Media · Police · Uncategorized

The Bats of Summer Book

June 24th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Thanks to the good folks at Louisville Slugger, we’ve got another copy of the new book about our most famous local company to give away to some lucky reader. The book, “Sweet Spot: 125 Years of Baseball and the Louisville Slugger” is written by David Magee and Philip Shirley, who will be in town Friday [...]

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Tags: Books · Contests · Louisville Bats · Sports

King and Abramson Holding Weighty Meeting

June 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Oh, to be in on the 4 p.m. meeting this afternoon at Jerry’s office.  In one corner, our Mayor for Life and budget slasher — Jerry Abramson. Across the desk, Budget committee chair and a suddenly big spender for the Metro Council, Jim King. It’s hardly a prize fight, but going into today’s meeting there [...]

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Tags: Economy · Jerry Abramson · Metro Council · Metro Government · Neighborhoods

Nice Sarcasm Leonard

June 24th, 2009 · 3 Comments

You definitely want to check out the FAKE NEWS issue of LEO, or is it the more mature cousin Leonard, which has us chuckling. No, Laughing. Really Hard. It’s like they hired writers from The Onion for a week. Nobody’s unscathed, like… the Zoo, where a panda bear considers an abortion the Original Highlands, which [...]

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Tags: Art · Cordish · Highlands · LEO · Metro Government · Parks · Police · Public Relations · Race · Religion · State Government · Weather

Zoning Mess Unresolved in Brownsboro

June 24th, 2009 · 10 Comments

Bob Roos and the 100 people at the Brownsboro Road zoning meeting last night walked away unsatisfied with the answers they were given by Nicklies Development. WAVE’s Lindsay English covered the meeting. Roos said the meeting wasn’t what he expected, and that Nicklies didn’t provide his group with any answers. It just asked for input [...]

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Tags: Construction · Housing · Metro Government · Zoning

Hot, Really Hot, and Ready News

June 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Too Little Too Late: Would it have made a difference if the Governor had campaigned around the state for the slots bill? Probably not, but it’s kind of troubling to know that he was at odds with Greg Stumbo on the all-important legislation. [Courier] Another Look at Parking: Does it make sense to outsource the [...]

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