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Entries from July 2009

Time for a Beer Summit

July 31st, 2009 · 5 Comments

I’m with the cop – a Blue Moon, please. Where Rudeness Rules: Treating elected officials poorly is a big sport at Fancy Farm, where up to six U.S. Senate candidates may speak to the 10,000 folks sweating themselves over barbecue dinner. WAVE and WHAS will be there, so reward them for making the trip by [...]

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Tags: Anne Northup · Awards · KET · LEO · Politics · Reporters · University of Louisville · WAVE · WHAS

Trouble for Tandy

July 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

Yesterday we linked to the LEO Weekly story about Metro Council Majority Caucus Director Kenya McGruder. She “directed” Barack Obama’s non-existent campaign in Kentucky and was brought to Louisville by Carolyn Tandy and her husband, now-Metro Council President David Tandy, during Eleanor Jordan’s congressional race in 2000. They’ve been joined at the hip ever since. [...]

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Tags: Mayor's Race 2010 · Metro Council · Metro Government

Arena’s Big News Ahead

July 31st, 2009 · 14 Comments

There’s big news coming from the Arena Authority next Tuesday. Already, we know that Gov. Beshear and Mayor Abramson will be there, together, to take credit for whatever it is. GLI’s Joe Reagan has issued an invitation to the Tuesday press conference to his Board of Directors. All we’re promised is that there will be [...]

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Tags: Arena · Jerry Abramson · Steve Beshear

Day 5: Inaugural Golden B.S. Awards

July 31st, 2009 · Comments Off

Welcome to Day 5 of the Golden B.S. Awards in honor of Page One’s second birthday (August 13th!). Ten lucky (unlucky?) winners will receive a fancy pile of golden b.s., pictured at left. You know the drill. Which elected officials, public officials, candidates, reporters, public figures, et al are absolutely full of it? We need [...]

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Tags: Awards · Bad Behavior · Contests · Hype · Politics · Scandal

Hilarious Notalgia Day at WAVE

July 31st, 2009 · 6 Comments

Some of these video tributes to Tom Wills at WAVE have been downright funny. Who knew that former Fox41 anchor Don Schroeder, who previously worked with Wills at WAVE,  was capable of such hilarity? Schroeder, who’s grown a full beard, taped his segment in front the White House, though he’s retired to Alabama. First time [...]

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Tags: Anchor · Celebrity · Retirement · WAVE · Weather

They’re Not Rubber Stamps

July 31st, 2009 · 4 Comments

Mention the phrase “rubber stamp” around certain Metro Council members, and you get a strong negative reaction. That’s the charge being leveled by opponents of the bridges tolling authority, who saw the Metro Council’s approval of the authority as a formality pushed by the Mayor and economic development interests. To fight that perception, the Council [...]

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Tags: 8664 · Jerry Abramson · Metro Government · Ohio River Bridges

Wills’ Proper Sendoff and the New Gal in Town

July 31st, 2009 · 10 Comments

This seems to be a year of departures on local TV, but none can match the sendoff WAVE-TV has given Tom Wills after four decades as the city’s senior meteorologist. WAVE has given Wills an entire week of tributes, bringing back former personalities (this morning it was ex-anchor Julie Nelson, now in Minneapolis) to record [...]

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Tags: Fired · Hires · WAVE · Weather · WHAS

All The Golden Poo You Want to Know

July 30th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Two Words — Golden Poo: Who do you think is most likely to run afoul of the law? Just look at the possibilities. [Golden Poo] And to Think They Want to Play a Media Team in Hoops: Check out this photo of the Metro Council contingent touring the arena site. David Tandy told me this [...]

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Tags: 8664 · Arena · Awards · Fired · Metro Council · Metro Government · Ohio River Bridges · Ratings · Rumors · Transparency · WAVE · Weather

Summer Ratings Sunny for WLKY, WHAS

July 30th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Today staffers at WLKY got a congratulatory memo from GM Glenn Haygood. The big news — WLKY is declaring a victory in the July ratings sweeps. Haygood’s memo notes that in all competitive time periods for local programming, WLKY and WHAS won every one. So WAVE doesn’t win a single time period, nor does WDRB. [...]

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Tags: Ratings · TV

Arena Parking Talks Limited

July 30th, 2009 · 4 Comments

By now, the arena traffic and parking study is underway. When the study was announced in June, the company doing it, Louisville’s QK4, promised a series of public forums, and claimed that all interested parties would have input. At our July 13 ‘Ville Voice Breakfast of Champions event, Jim Host said that while parking is [...]

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Tags: Arena · Transparency