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Entries from November 2009

Even More Sad Journalism News

November 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Told you earlier in the month that the Associated Press laid star reporter Joe Biesk off. Now sources close to the AP tell us that Ann Gibson will work her final day for the AP this week. And the Kentucky & Tennessee bureaus are being combined.

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Tags: Economy · Journalism · Newspaper · Reporters · Rumors

President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

November 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

Last week President Barack Obama’s weekly video addressed focused on Thanksgiving:

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Tags: Politics · Video

Sources: Jenny McLendon Back at WHAS11

November 30th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Our sources at WHAS11 tell us that former reporter Jenny McLendon will soon return to the station on a freelance basis. McLendon left HAS in 2007 to attend law school at the University of Louisville and she’s scheduled to complete her program in May 2010. In my opinion, Jenny’s one of the brightest journalists Louisville’s [...]

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Tags: Journalism · Media · Rumors · TV · WHAS

Southern Indiana Taxpayers Getting Hoodwinked

November 30th, 2009 · 7 Comments

UPDATE: Thanks to Francene for having me on the show to discuss this brewing scandal. If you missed the program, I’ll publish a podcast by tomorrow. UPDATE 2: Bennett – former GCCS supe and current head of public education in Indiana – just went on record with Francene saying he will take the appropriate steps [...]

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Tags: Courier-Journal · Education · Indiana · JCPS · Oops · Salaries · Scandal · Taxes

It’s Monday! A Happy Post-Holiday Binge

November 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

It’s a shame something like this can’t happen in Louisville. Wes Finley = former WHAS11 producer. [Click the Clicky] Kentucky’s school superintendents have free reign to sit on boards of organizations and businesses from which they directly profit. It’s illegal for every other state employee to do so. And now superintendents – primarily Sheldon Berman [...]

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Tags: Bruce Lunsford · Economy · Education · JCPS · Jim King · Mayor's Race 2010 · Movies · Neighborhoods · Politics · Poverty · Sports · State Government · Taxes · University of Louisville · WHAS

ALERT! Beyonce Has Left The Building

November 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Ruh ro. Check this from News Blues: Chase Cain, an aggressive young reporter at Belo’s WHAS-11-ABC in Louisville (Market #49), who arrived from WLEX-18-NBC in Lexington (Market #62) just a year ago, is leaving the station (and Louisville) “in the next few days” to deal with a personal matter. Guess our previous two stories (here [...]

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We Should Support LMPD On This One

November 25th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Really, we should be supporting LMPD. The use of GPS devices to track known criminals is a good thing. Sure, it’d be bad if police were watching Joe Blow on every street. But that’s not the case. Sometimes you just have to applaud police when they get something right. And this is something they’re getting [...]

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Tags: Crime · LMPD · TV · Video · WHAS

How Not to Make Endorsement Announcements

November 25th, 2009 · 8 Comments

By dropping a major press release after the noon hour on the day before Thanksgiving. Greg Fischer’s campaign just sent out a press release touting Fischer’s endorsements from three area labor groups: Laborers’ Local 576, National Conference of Firemen and Oilers/Service Employees International Union and the Kentucky Laborer’s District Council. From the release: Laborers’ Local [...]

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Tags: Greg Fischer · Hype · Mayor's Race 2010 · Oops · Politics

Governor Beshear’s Weekly Video Address

November 25th, 2009 · Comments Off

This week Gas Station Governor Steve Beshear spends 2:11 discussing something called “charity” – see for yourself:

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Tags: Charity · Steve Beshear · Video

Holiday Metro Animal Services Tidbit

November 25th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Whattya know? Looks like Gilles Meloche’s right-hand man, Wayne Zelinsky, is also trying to move to Florida. Specifically, he wants to be the city manager of Marathon, FL: Kentucky resident Wayne Zelinsky, interim manager at Louisville Metro Animal Services. He was assistant manager there from 2007 to 2009 and has served as a police officer [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Metro Government · Oops · Scandal

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