Louisville Loves Lawyers: U of L has spent $360,000 attempting to shield donations from public scrutiny. It lost. And now that the list is public, there’s no harm to the school. Anybody want to explain who was in charge of the decision to fight the C-J’s open records request? [Courier]
There’s Crazy, and Then There’s This Sypher Woman: Without an attorney to advise her to keep quiet, Karen Cunagin Sypher decided to file a complaint about Rick Pitino with the police. She hasn’t found anyone to replace Thomas Clay as her lawyer, and now her cell phone’s disconnected. Guess that’s why there’s no new TV interview. [AP]
Yea, Shouldn’t Have Said That: After his West Virginia comments, in which he described pre-merger Louisville as becoming poorer, blacker and older, Jerry Abramson finally issued an apology yesterday. It was a Biden-like slip, equating poor and black. So why is David Tandy defending the Mayor on this one? [Fox41]
The $950,000 Question: The C-J Editorial Board reluctantly criticizes Metro Government for its handling of this Cordish issue while blasting Kelly Downard for making a big deal of it. Apparently the Mayor is content to wait until Bruce Traughber can work a trip to Baltimore into his busy schedule to get some details on that $950,000. Could it be he knows there’s no justifiable explanation? [Courier]
Not a Possibility: Did you see the headline and get all excited about the big deal the city’s backers would make out of this news? Louisville Named Best Place to Live by Money Magazine. Oops, Louisville, Colorado. Best Small City in America. Not a small town in Kentucky in the top 100. Bummer. [Money]
Jake Talks with Jack: So many questions. Will Jack Conway’s baby wait until after Fancy Farm? Is Conway worried about being a regional candidate? Does Jack laugh at Jake’s crude humor? [Page One]
Is The Name All That’s Changed?: It’s now the WBKI News at 10. But still a WHAS newscast. Hmm.
No Cussing Either: It’s going to be quite an adjustment for high school football coaches next month. The new sportsmanship classes coaches are attending this week stress positive reinforcement, i.e. no cussing at players. No “Run Until Somebody Quits.” And you can bet that those practices will have plenty of witnesses. [WLKY]