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Entries from April 2010

Gov… FIRST LADY’S Weekly Video Address

April 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

This week First Lady Jane Beshear takes Governor Steve Beshear’s place to discuss the Celebration of Hope:

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Tags: Kentucky Derby · State Government · Video

We Could Learn A Lot About Neighborhood Rebirth

April 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

Maybe some day Louisville will get its act together like this: During the ’90s and aughts, many of Savannah’s poorest neighborhoods spiraled into disrepair. Aging residents lacked the money and energy to maintain their properties; younger residents and business owners were fleeing in search of livelier communities. Fed up with rising crime and plummeting property [...]

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Tags: Neighborhoods · Possibility City

Pee Alert: Judge-Executive Candidate Strikes Fear

April 30th, 2010 · 10 Comments

Holy Jeebus. Check this video out from Bryan Matthews, a guy running for the now-useless office of Judge-Executive: This guy seems to have a healthy sense of irony/good sense of humor about running for an office with no powers, duties or pay. Buying stock in Depends.

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Tags: Democrats · Election · Hype · Politics · Video

Extreme West End Foreclosure Rates

April 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Yesterday PVA Tony Lindauer released a statement indicating that foreclosure, vacant structures and escheatments is at 13% in the West End. Compared to 3% for the rest of Louisville, of course. More of what he had to say from a release: “The percent of west Louisville residential properties that are in foreclosure, vacant structures or [...]

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Tags: Economy · Housing · West End

C-J Profiles Yancy-Adams State House Race

April 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

Last week we discussed Frank Simon confidant Jimmy Yancy and his opponent, Julie Raque Adams. Yancy, who received $2,000 from Frank Simon and his wife, consistently attacks Adams for not being closed-minded and bigoted enough. The Courier-Journal’s Stephanie Steitzer took note of the race. Here are some highlights: Adams, who co-owns a public relations firm [...]

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Tags: Courier-Journal · Politics · Republican Party · State Government

It’s Early On Oaks Day. Anyone Else Awake?

April 30th, 2010 · 10 Comments

Yesterday Greg Fischer rolled out the endorsements of the Horsemen’s Benevolence & Protective Association and two outsider jockeys: Robby Albarado and Calvin Borel. That’s just weird. At least Pat Day, who endorsed Hal Heiner earlier this week, is someone locals know and appreciate as a Louisvillian. [Press Release] That sound you hear is the Convention [...]

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Tags: Churchill Downs · Dan Mongiardo · Downtown · Greg Fischer · Horse Industry · Mayor's Race 2010 · MSD · Music · Ohio River Bridges

Shannon White Is So Mad She Could Spit

April 29th, 2010 · 9 Comments

And in her latest email blast, she ripped everybody and their mother: I am outraged over the current administration’s handling of taxpayers’ dollars.  Let us NOT forget that the recent state audit found 69 problems areas with metro government mostly due to MAJOR  accounting problems, including 23.5 MILLION dollars in question. -SNIP- I am disappointed [...]

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Tags: Criticism · Democrats · Greg Fischer · Jim King · Mayor's Race 2010 · Metro Council · Metro Government · Oops · Politics · Video

The Telegraph Mentions Earth Day Highlights

April 29th, 2010 · Comments Off

And Louisvillian Peter Byck (son of the late great Dann Byck!) got a big mention: Hollywood is producing 40 million pounds less trash as a result of the day while Peter Byck, a filmmaker, has produced a new film called “Carbon Nation” showing how people across America have successfully moved to a low carbon economy. [...]

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Tags: Green · Movies

Something’s Going Down On Dixie Highway

April 29th, 2010 · 8 Comments

An April 23 Courier-Journal story noted that a neighborhood meeting will be held today to discuss a possible retail center at 7144 Dixie Highway. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Mosaic United Methodist Church, 8008 St. Andrews Church Road. Mark and Terry Clemons, owners of Park TV Sales and Service are planning [...]

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Tags: Business · Chris Thieneman · Dixie Highway · Rumors · Scandal · Zoning

Seniors Support Jim King For Mayor

April 29th, 2010 · Comments Off

Jim King’s mayoral campaign has released yet another video. This time it’s about a senior center he started in Schnitzelburg: Come on, other candidates. When are you gonna release some fancy videos to entertain us?

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Tags: Democrats · Jim King · Mayor's Race 2010 · Video

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