OK. It’s been a pretty intense two days of news. Here’s some other stuff. And don’t forget to watch Fox41’s morning show tomorrow. I’ll be on at 7:45.
On The Pence: Couldn’t help but use that pun related to Steve Pence, the Republican and former Lt. Gov. who we’re hearing is almost ready to jump into the Mayor’s race. Maybe.
No More TOTN on FPL: Talk of the Nation, the regular 2-4 p.m. weekday show on WFPL-FM, has been replaced by another NPR show — On Point. Station manager Todd Mundt said that he knows TOTN had some loyal fans, but has been giving On Point a test run and says enough listeners wanted to try it that he made the change permanent. [WFPL]
Flustercuck Campaign: Jake is looking for a stronger word to express the disarray in Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo’s campaign for U.S. Senate. Ever wanted to see a campaign budget? It’s all spelled out. [Page One]
Words and Space: If you like good writing, and really like good writing about space, then you want to read Tom Wolfe’s Op-Ed in the NY Times. It’s a harsh critique of our efforts to reach Mars. The Right Stuff, indeed. [NY Times]
Up a Creek: We’ve been following this Irish Hill neighborhood dispute over the Breslin Pool for more than a year. Now that a developer (Poe Companies) backed out, neighbors are sponsoring a design competition to try and get something useful in the 30 acres next to the pool. [LEO]
Another Reason To Drop Newspapers: Jack Conway is warning consumers that scam artists are targeting classified advertisers across the state trying to get their Social Security numbers so they can rip them off. But you’re not dumb enough to give that info out over the phone, right?
Going Pro: It’s hard to criticize anyone for leaving college for a high-paying career, whether the career is pro sports or poker. Billy Kopp will not likely be going back to UK. [Enquirer]
Picking Seats: The Metro Council is skipping some meetings tomorrow to tour the Arena construction site. 18 of the members are committed to walking around in hard hats tomorrow with Jim Host.
Not a Good Idea: I guess the C-J has some computer program that puts an ad for its Pets site above any story that mentions dogs and cats, but it probably didn’t intend for the ad to be placed above this AP story about a family dog dragging a newborn to the woods in Nicholasville. Oops. [Courier]
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