A personal thanks to radio hostess with the most Francene for talking with my Public Speaking class last night at Brown Mackie College. All those principles we’ve been talking about — confidence, knowing your material, making eye contact, etc. — she reinforced in a big way.
Media Trouble, Part 1: Didn’t take long for one media organization to bite on a story being pushed by metro government — that Hal Heiner’s company has taken jobs from Jefferson County to his business park in southern Indiana. Heiner reacted by saying he’s brought plenty more jobs here. But Chase Cain’s report conveniently mentions, but doesn’t identify, Heiner’s critics in metro government. [WHAS-TV]
Media Touble, Part 2: Turns out Jim King did break campaign-finance laws by helping buy daughter Katie a Judge’s seat in the 2008 election. Blogger Ed Springston, who filed the KREF complaint, says it vindicates him for bringing the charges, while King says the report vindicates him. At least King knows something about running a campaign while being roundly criticized. [WLKY, C-J]
Motivated by Us?: Fox 41’s Bill Lamb’s latest “If I Ruled the World” bit has him complaining about anonymous posters on websites, like, uh, let’s see, US? A few weeks back the VV readership base blasted Lamb, most anonymously, after I criticized his rant about bikes and traffic. [Fox41]
Gaslight Political Festival: Metro Council Republicans Stuart Benson, Jon Ackerson, Kevin Kramer and Robin Engle will be manning a booth at this weekend’s Gaslight Festival. We’re sure they won’t be the only ones working the crowd, including Bill Dieruf and Kay Ackerson, the two announced candidates after Mayor Clay Foreman’s job.
Blame UK: It was UK’s idea to move the annual football game with U of L from a nationally-televised spot on Labor Day weekend to the third week of the season. Oh, yeah, the teams suck, too. So this weekend the Gaslight Festival may get more hype than the game in Lexington, where the Cats are a 2-TD favorite. Remember, speculation was that UK didn’t want the national stage because a few years ago they were afraid of getting embarrassed on the field. [Crawford]
Tyler’s On: Meet Mayoral candidate Tyler Allen down at Waterfront Park, where he’s making his announcement at 11.