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Entries from June 2010

New Metro Councilcritter Just Selected

June 30th, 2010 · 6 Comments

The new Metro Councilcritter? Just named. Dr. Deonte Jamar Hollowell. Compromise candidate. (The deal was long in not to select Ken Herndon – told ya so.) That result came after a million separate votes. Important note: Jim King supported Herndon prior to the consensus/compromise candidate. UPDATE: Click here for Phillip Bailey’s story on tonight’s shenanigans.

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Tags: Metro Council

Fancy Democracy In Action In Louisville

June 30th, 2010 · 17 Comments

What the crap? The Commercial Council of the Home Builders Association of Louisville barred Jackie Green from taking part in its mayoral forum – with the aid of police: The first general election debate for mayor of Louisville may have been mostly a bore, but a stirring story behind the scenes was that event organizers [...]

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Tags: Business · Housing · LEO · Mayor's Race 2010 · Oops · Politics

More From Heiner On East End Bridge

June 30th, 2010 · 14 Comments

Isn’t it mind-boggling that Hal Heiner – the Republican – is taking a liberal position on an East End bridge? Greg Fischer is still pushing the River Fields-approved plans. Fischer supporters will attack in 3, 2… accusing me of pushing a Republican.

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Tags: Greg Fischer · Mayor's Race 2010 · Ohio River Bridges · Republican Party · Video

Humana Contract With UofL Physicians Ending

June 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Got Humana? Well… no agreement’s been reached with Humana and University of Louisville phsyicians, so the contract ends tonight at midnight. UofL sent letters to patients who have Humana updating them on possible outcomes. And a ton of employers and brokers have also been contacted. Here’s a snippet from the latest press release from UofL [...]

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Tags: Health Care · University of Louisville

Care About Louisville? Then Don’t Bail In Protest

June 30th, 2010 · 12 Comments

You should go to the Crescent Hill Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration. [Click the Clicky] We get awesome comments about Todd Lally. Lally or one of his supporters is… maybe needs help? Judge for yourself. [We Get Comments] Today a group of folks calling themselves Save Louisville will host a petition drive at Waterfront Park. [...]

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Tags: Congress · Metro Council · Neighborhoods · Ohio River Bridges · Politics · Religion · Republican Party · Senate Race

Frank Simon Raising Money For Lally

June 29th, 2010 · 13 Comments

Republican Congressional candidate for Kentucky’s 3rd District Todd Lally isn’t just content with the endorsement of known bigot Frank Simon. Lally isn’t content with merely supporting Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell because says it’s a cop-out. Nope. None of that. And he’s not content with defending his close ties to Frank Simon in the comments section [...]

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Tags: Congress · Discrimination · Gays · Republican Party

Kentucky Is 7th-Most Fat In The Country

June 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Ready for more stats you aren’t going to like? 30.5% of adult Kentuckians are obese. 21% of Kentucky children are obese. We are fat, Kentucky. Jeeeeeeeez. Some of the key findings about Kentucky: Kentucky set nutritional standards for school lunches, breakfasts, and snacks that are stricter than current United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requirements. [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Health Care · Oops · State Government · Youth

Mayoral Folks Kick Off General Election Campaign

June 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments

While Hal Heiner kicks off his general election campaign by opening a South End headquarters on Thursday- free and open to the public, his opponent, Greg Fischer, is kicking things off at The Olmstead. The Fischer event, billed as a “kickoff fundraiser,” starts tomorrow at 6:00 P.M. and has a suggested minimum contribution of $100. [...]

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Tags: Democrats · Greg Fischer · Mayor's Race 2010 · Republican Party

PVA Candidates Fighting It Out In Parks

June 29th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Haha, oh gosh, this is hilarious. Read the latest press release from PVA candidate Corey Koellner, sent out last evening: Louisville, KY – Jefferson County’s Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) threatened to throw Corey Koellner, a candidate for his job, out of Willow Park this past Sunday while Koellner was attending one of the summer concerts [...]

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Tags: Election · Ethics · Hype · Oops · Politics

Where’s Doug Hawkins To Protect Us From Bears?

June 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Did mean old Joe Biden try to ruin everybody by turning off the fans? How mean of Joe Biden. Why does he hate America? [Joe Arnold] Churchill Downs has – wait for it – released an iPhone app for the HullabaLOU festival. We’re biting our tongues re: this one. [This Link Loads iTunes] Teabaggers in [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Churchill Downs · Dining · Downtown · Festival · Indiana · Music · Parks · Politics · Senate Race