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Entries from August 2009

Let’s Talk About Bad Behavior

August 31st, 2009 · 4 Comments

Tonight on KET, Bill Goodman’s Kentucky Tonight will include a discussion about a statewide smoking ban. You may remember in January that Senate President David Williams proposed a statewide ban, which never went anywhere.  The Freedom Kentucky website lists 24 communities statewide that have instituted some form of a smoking ban. Goodman’s guests include Ellen [...]

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Tags: Smoking Ban · State Government · TV

There Are No Unbiased Town Halls

August 31st, 2009 · 15 Comments

We love our radio gal Francene, but we’re sorry that she thought she could actually participate in an intelligent exchange of ideas about health care without the entire event being hijacked by extremists on both sides. She’s hosting this Town Hall meeting on Health Care on Wednesday, with Rep. John Yarmuth hoping to have a [...]

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Tags: Democrats · Health Care · John Yarmuth · Republican Party

Heiner Says He’s Thinking About It

August 31st, 2009 · 17 Comments

Will Hal Heiner be the answer for Republicans in the Mayor’s Race? Quite possibly. Heiner said this morning that he’s taking a close look at the race, but won’t make a decision until “mid-September.” A few months back, the 19th District Metro Council rep, who’s been in office since 2002, said he would not seek [...]

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Tags: Mayor's Race 2010 · Metro Council

Finishing Strong for August

August 31st, 2009 · 10 Comments

Last day of August. Back to work, and there’s plenty of material. Let’s get into some of it… “This is better than a hole in the head.”: Excellent quote from attorney Jon Fleischaker, in a C-J story about the Kelly Downard-Jim King ordinance designed to prevent another one of those Cordish loans.  [Courier] The Movie [...]

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Tags: Butchertown · Cordish · High School · Legal · Mayor's Race 2010 · Politics · Scandal · Sports · University of Louisville · Zoning

On Celebrating Birthdays

August 28th, 2009 · 11 Comments

At an early age, I learned that birthdays were meant to be celebrated. Mom always made a really big deal about mine when I was growing up, but that was part of who she is. All year long, she was always stopping at the card shop to pick up birthday cards for friends, family members [...]

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Tags: Dad

Not Just Any Friday…

August 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Here’s some stuff that’s worth reporting… They’re Not Evil, They’re Your Insurance Company: Wonder how many Humana employees the P.R. staff there considered before offering up Max Shireman to the NYTimes as a typical, non-evil employee? The big paper did a story on how tough it is to work for a company in the middle [...]

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Tags: Art · Books · Charity · High School · Horse Industry · Legal · Music · South End

Bill the Bike Bully

August 27th, 2009 · 39 Comments

Bill Lamb is always asking for feedback on his on-air editorials. So here’s some. The other day Lamb was advocating that police start ticketing bicyclists, all because he happens to see some going the wrong way on one-way streets or blowing through stop signs or darting into traffic off sidewalks. Now, this thinking goes against [...]

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Tags: Bikes · Fox 41 · Metro Government

And They May Even Talk About Sports

August 27th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Hmmm. A new sports radio talk show focused on UK and U of L. Whatever will they come up to talk about? It will be interesting to see if callers to these new shows actually want to talk about athletes and games, or the indiscretions of certain coaches. This weekend, WGTK-970 AM will begin airing [...]

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Tags: Radio · Sports · University of Kentucky · University of Louisville

A Metro Council Snoring Session

August 27th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Tonight’s Metro Council meeting may end up among the shortest on record, with nothing of real significance coming up for a vote. There are two things worth noting. The Council will address the idea of changing the name of 34th Street to honor the late Rev. Louis Coleman. But Judy Green’s resolution only asks the [...]

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Tags: Cordish · Metro Council · Metro Government · Race

Thank God We’re All a Little Safer Now

August 27th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Let’s hear it for Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate’s decision to strike down a state law that said “dependence on Almighty God as being vital to the Commonwealth,” was required language in homeland security documents. The language came from Kentucky’s Homeland Security office, which required crediting Almighty God in official reports. The department was required [...]

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Tags: Jack Conway · Religion · State Government