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Entries from August 2010

2010 KIDS COUNT Data Book Released

August 31st, 2010 · Comments Off

Kentucky Youth Advocates has released the 20th annual KIDS COUNT County Data Book. Here’s what KYA had to say about it in a release: This year’s book focuses on fifteen indicators of economic well-being and gives a glimpse into the effects of the national recession on children and families in the Commonwealth. A number of [...]

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Tags: Education · Youth

Local Tea Party Folks Race-Baiting?

August 31st, 2010 · 7 Comments

Check out the latest email blast from local teabaggers regarding tomorrow evening’s school board meeting: CLICK TO ENLARGE That’s right. Promoting the race-baiting tripe from known bigot and self-hater, Jerry Stephenson. Because we all know it’s important for teabaggers not to let radical groups (heh) like the NAACP speak up. Guess you can look forward [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Education · Hype · JCPS

Greg Fischer’s New Jobs “Plan” Released

August 31st, 2010 · 10 Comments

Greg Fischer says he has a plan to create jobs, right? So here’s his press release: Louisville (August 31, 2010) – Saying Louisville needs a mayor who can put the city back to work, Greg Fischer today unveiled a plan for creating jobs that includes reclaiming the city’s historic manufacturing base while focusing on green [...]

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Tags: Business · Economy · Green · Greg Fischer · Mayor's Race 2010

Reposting This By Extremely Popular Demand

August 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Haha, okay, I’m reposting this, folks. People have begged like crazy for it to be put up again. Greg Fischer has some ideas: Don’t burn mental calories!

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Tags: Greg Fischer · Mayor's Race 2010 · Video

Jackie Green on Green Energy Jobs

August 31st, 2010 · 8 Comments

Yesterday, Jackie Green put out a press release that we like: Louisville, Ky. — Jackie Green responds to today’s news that the Kentucky Economic Development has offered $7 million in incentives to an Australian company to build a coal-drying plant in Louisville, and that the EPA is being pressed to cut coal ash water pollution [...]

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Tags: Economy · Mayor's Race 2010

He’ll “Invent” Another Ice Machine For Jobs, Maybe

August 31st, 2010 · 7 Comments

In case you missed it last night? The Kentucky Democratic Party’s Republican chairman, Daniel Logsdon, was, uh… he was on teevee. Nice to finally have a spokesperson who isn’t awful, though. You have GOT to check the archive out when you get a chance. Interesting that the KDP would promote Hal Heiner’s endorsement by the [...]

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Tags: Awards · Democrats · Education · Greg Fischer · Hype · JCPS · Jerry Abramson · Mayor's Race 2010 · Ohio River Bridges · Polls · Possibility City

Greg Fischer Opened Two New Offices

August 30th, 2010 · 8 Comments

On Saturday, Greg Fischer opened two new “headquarters” locations. One at 24th & Broadway and one in the South End. Here are photos of the two joints, courtesy the campaign: SOUTH END WEST END So I sent folks out to both locations today. Guess what? No one at either operation. The Heiner offices, on the [...]

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Tags: Greg Fischer · Mayor's Race 2010 · South End · West End

Helicopter Man Was Doing Teevee Weather

August 30th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Anyone else surprised to see this on the teevee during the noon hour? Or was I the only one?

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Tags: Weather · WHAS

Jack Conway’s First Ad Of The General

August 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Jack Conway’s first ad of the general election features law enforcement and fancy talk about his NRA rating: We monitor four Kentucky media markets and haven’t seen the spot air yet. Will his next ad appeal to Democratic voters? Wait and see.

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Tags: Jack Conway · Senate Race · TV

President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

August 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

This week President Barack Obama discusses the “end” of combat operations in Iraq:

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Tags: Politics · Video