Finally, DTV Deadline Passes and A Cameo

Does Your TV Still Work?: Maybe, just maybe, this will be the last time we mention the DTV transition. Who am I kidding? Expect stories about the people somehow caught by surprise when their TV didn’t work this morning, who blame the goverment or their TV stations, or better yet, who decide to get rid of their TVs. The analog transmitters shut off at 9 this morning.

Belles Cameo: The Southern Belles series was taped last fall, so that was Judicial candidate, not Judge, Katie King in a lengthy cameo on the show last night. Hadley was looking for a mentor/adviser, because she was having man/career troubles, and sought out our fave judge at the St. James Art Fair, proceeding to wear a campaign t-shirt and hand out buttons.

To the Ninth Degree: A new study from the Greater Louisville Project is not good for city officials. Louisville finished 9th among 15 cities in the study measuring the number of college grads in the 25-34 age group. The ‘Ville is at 31.9%, while Raleigh leads the way at 49.4%. The rate is barely improved (0.9%) compared with 2007 numbers. [Courier]

Saying No to Tolls: Gov. Beshear’s economic plan includes setting up a tolling authority to finance bridge construction, but the plan doesn’t sit well with Louisville lawmakers, according to Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark, who says city leaders won’t vote for Beshear’s plan. We don’t think the Gov’s gaming plan is going to get done, either. [Courier]

No Wonder: You guessed this, but the top recipient of tobacco money in Congress? Mitch McConnell. Ed Whitfield, Jim Bunning and Ron Lewis are in the Top 15. [Open Secrets]

Zip Code History: Check out a nostalgic look at the history of local post offices in a V.V. comment from Jeff Noble.  The point — post offices come and go. Other point — Mail? you’re still using mail? [Comments]

Get In the Train Line: More lawsuits have been filed against the Louisville Zoo. And the injuries seem to be getting worse as the dollar signs light up. [Fox41]

Mongiardo Announces: Lt. Gov. and U.S. Senate candidate Daniel Mongiardo announced wife Allison is pregnant, expecting at the end of the year.  Jack Conway’s wife is pregnant too. Which will be the first to a diaper-change photo opp? [Fox41]