Miss a few hours to do a solid for a friend, miss a lot. Big thanks to Jake for filling the gaps today. Here’s some of it, and we’ll follow up on our pile of stories ready to be written tomorrow:
New #2 at the C-J: Jean Porter is promoted to Ben Post’s positing as managing editor at the local paper. She’s been there forever (1983) and grew up reading the paper. Seems like a good choice. Benny Ivory is her boss. [C-J]
Deny, Deny, Deny: Spencer County Judge-Executive David Jenkins should lose his job. Not for visiting a skanky 7th Street strip club and charging it to a KACo credit card, but for lying repeatedly about it. His signature and vital info shows up on the receipts, and he hides from media. Despicable. [Herald-Leader]
More Heads Should Roll: If you missed it, KACo executive director Bob Arnold resigned under pressure last week, but not before being assured he’d get $178K in salary through NEXT June – for doing nothing. The suits say it’s part of his termination clause in his contract. So let’s go after whoever is writing employment contracts in the state, and quit rewarding incompetence with plush deals. [Herald-Leader]
And Some More Nuts: Listening to Francene’s radio show on the drive to Indy, on the topic of the public high school football coach in Breckenridge County taking players to church, the lunatic fringe was out in force. One guy equated the situation with school buses taking kids to the Ali Center, reasoning that they’re all being indoctrinated into the Muslim religion, since Ali is Muslim. Others said it’s all OK since the coach’s church was Christian. Logic is lost on these people. [Courier]
Friend of Lou-A-Thon: We’re taking total credit for this. More than 1,000 people have signed up for the Friend of Lou buddy campaign since a new campaign was launched Sept. 1. Today they launched some new TV ads, which we may show you tomorrow. [FoL]
A New Feature: We’re shouting out media birthdays, and today is WHAS-TV’s Andy Treinen’s 41st.