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Entries from February 2010

Rep. Reginald Meeks Hits Frankfort Hacks

February 26th, 2010 · 7 Comments

State Rep. Reginald Meeks is hitting back at Frankfort. Check out this bit from his latest email blast: Here’s what I know: Pay Day lenders keep thousands of good Kentuckians in hoc, costing us millions. But a bill to bring these families relief is DOA Cockfighting is apparently the real state sport Coal reserves must [...]

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Tags: Lottery · Politics · State Government · Taxes

Governor Beshear’s Weekly Video Address

February 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

This week Governor Steve Beshear spends 1:45 talking about black history:

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Tags: Race · State Government · Steve Beshear · Video

Attend This Titanic Discussion Next Saturday

February 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

The Titanic Artifact Exhibition (an advertiser here, as you’re likely aware) at the Louisville Science Center is rolling out of town on March 7th. So before that date, be sure to check it out. But on Saturday, March 6, the Science Center will host a special event with local descendants of Titanic survivor Margaret Devaney. [...]

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Tags: Downtown · Possibility City

Friday Morning Dept of Vote For Tina

February 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

The 18th Annual Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade will take place on Saturday, April 3, 2010. The parade begins at 11:30 A.M. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Metro Councilcritter Tina Ward-Pugh, our favorite, will be the parade’s Grand Marshall and will be escorted through the parade by a terrifying Easter Bunny. We love Tina but hope [...]

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Tags: Democrats · East Downtown Bus. Assoc. · Frankfort Ave. · Greg Stumbo · Metro Council · Metro Government · Neighborhoods · Politics · Wayside Mission

Young Democrats of America Coming to Louisville

February 25th, 2010 · Comments Off

The Kentucky Young Democrats just announced that Louisville will play host city for the 2011 Young Democrats of America (YDA) National Convention. According to the KYDs, the next year will be spent planning the entire conference and developing a schedule that will put Louisville – and the rest of Kentucky – on full display for [...]

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Tags: Democrats · Downtown · Possibility City

David Tandy On Doling Out Your Cash

February 25th, 2010 · Comments Off

Shouldn’t a Metrocouncil Critter and candidate for mayor know the name of a development to which he proposes directing $300,000? And what’s with using a Twitter account set up for a mayoral campaign to tout something one does in their council office? Does this mean Tandy’s action as a councilcritter was for pure political gain? [...]

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Tags: Democrats · Downtown · Mayor's Race 2010 · Metro Council · Oops · Politics

Shannon White on Running for Mayor

February 25th, 2010 · 3 Comments

I’ve been critical of Shannon White as she’s stumbled out of the mayoral campaign gates. But this week Phillip Bailey interviewed her in LEO. Take a look: LEO: During one of the mayoral forums you said you entered the race because you saw “an uninspiring group of more of the same.” What did you mean [...]

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Tags: LEO · Mayor's Race 2010

Louisville Isn’t the Only City With a Mayoral Race

February 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Tyler Allen’s family is sharing experiences from the campaign trail. Check out the family blog. [Click the Clicky] Happy to see local media jumping on board a story we initially broke last week about wasteful Derby “charity” events. [WHAS11] This is kind of major: the Grawemeyer Players, a 13-member University of Louisville faculty chamber ensemble, [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Charity · Chris Thieneman · Doug Hawkins · Lexington · Mayor's Race 2010 · Metro Council · Metro Government · Music · University of Louisville · WHAS · Youth

2010 Derby-Eve Julep Ball is ON

February 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

With all the discussion over Chris Thieneman’s less than honest handling of the Mint Jubilee and the talk of wasted money hitting the television news cycle, well, let’s get back to doing something that matters. Giving back. Cause the Julep Ball is on. Here’s a press release from the University of Louisville in its entirety: [...]

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Tags: Charity · Derby Festival · Kentucky Derby · University of Louisville

New JCPS ExCEL Award Winner

February 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Fern Creek social studies teacher, Robert Haire, is the latest winner of the WHAS ExCEL (Excellence in Classroom and Education Leadership) Award. Jefferson County Public Schools, WHAS-TV and E.ON U.S. are honoring Haire this afternoon during a ceremony at Fern Creek Traditional High School. “Mr. Haire’s academic expectations for students are very high,” said Dawn [...]

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Tags: Awards · Education · JCPS · LG&E · WHAS