Gaining Weekend Momentum Edition

Hang in there. One more day ’til the Labor Day weekend starts. What the hell, go ahead and start.

Eye-ing Hal’s Seat: As soon as Hal Heiner announces that he’s running for Mayor in a week or two, retired police officer Kevan Rumpel is ready to run for his 19th District Metro Council seat in the East End. Rumpel, who was at this morning’s Chris Thieneman press conference, is a founder of the Small Business Alliance along with Thieneman and a few others.

More Prosecution Whining: The Stinson case has become a whine-fest for the prosecution, which seems to know it can’t win.  Prosecutors didn’t like the balance of gender in the jury that was seated today, and filed a challenge. Now the thing can finally get started. [Courier]

Some Good News: One of the nicest women around, my fellow Brown Mackie faculty member Anna Belle Pfau, is recognized for all her talents in this month’s Today’s Woman. [Today’s Woman]

Nothing New Here, Except Saying What Really Happens: Jack Conway’s campaign is raising a stink over wording in a fund-raising e-mail from Dan Mongiardo. In it, donors are promised access to the Guv in exchange for cash at an event. Which is how it usually works. [Herald-Leader]

A Reason to Watch Tonight’s Eastern Kentucky at Indiana University football game: The sideline reporter will be Fox41 producer/hottie Larra Overton. Trust me. Ex-U of L announcer Ari Wolfe has the play-by-play. It’s on the Big Ten Network tonight at 8. [Big Ten]

Time-Wasting Baggy Pants Ordinance Passes: Really. Judy Green got her goofy baggy pants ordinance approved by the Community Affairs committee. The full Council will waste time on this next. [Fat Lip]

Discounts in St. Matthews: First the Highlands, then downtown and now the folks behind the VIP discount cards have a St. Matthews/Frankfort Avenue version. For those of you into saving $$. [VIP]