A Truly Mind-Blowing Story In Indiana

You know what you don’t do when you’re charged in an accidental shooting of your child?


“Hope you all are having fun!”

That’s what Latanya M. Taylor said to the media just before she was ushered into Clark Superior Court Thursday afternoon.


Hill appeared to make sarcastic gestures to photographers as he was escorted to the courtroom.

Inside, it was a different story.


As they were being escorted from the courtroom, Hill made one last gesture to the media. He jumped forward and whispered “boo!” just before he was taken into the elevator.


Am I the only person who thinks this is some seriously jacked up shiz?

More On The Latest SurveyUSA Mayoral Poll

Everyone is just cold foaming at the mouth about the latest mayoral poll from SurveyUSA. The newest data give Greg Fischer a 48% to 42% lead over Hal Heiner – up from 47% to 45% three weeks prior. And A Kentucky Newspaper, along with the Fischer campaign, is spinning this as tremendous momentum for the Democrat.

But here’s reality: if weighting of Democrats and Republicans hadn’t been adjusted by SurveyUSA, Heiner would probably be in the lead 46% to 44%. In the poll three weeks ago, turnout was predicted at 51% Democrats and 40% Republicans. The latest poll predicts turnout will be 57% Democrats and 34% Republicans. Quite a difference that can’t be ignored. Even WHAS11 failed to mention the turnout prediction change (I didn’t realize it at the time, as crosstabs hadn’t yet been released.)

The newspaper’s assertion that a change in partisanship weighting by the pollster is “momentum” is incompetent journalism at best and an intentional misrepresentation at worst.

The real momentum seems to lie with Heiner. He’s gained among Democrats and has taken a ten-point swing among Independents during the past three weeks.

(Heiner’s still gonna lose because he’s becoming increasingly afraid of the press and his campaign staff are dead set on allowing ignorance to prevail.)

Moxley Endorsed Hal Heiner For Mayor

Former Democratic Mayoral Candidate Lisa Moxley, who got fewer votes than the big orange lady, has endorsed Hal Heiner’s candidacy over Greg Fischer.

Moxley made this statement earlier this morning in front of Shawnee High School: “I am supporting Hal Heiner for Mayor because Louisville needs more than a change in personnel in the mayor’s office — we need a change in priorities. Hal has demonstrated courage and real leadership in his willingness to challenge the conventional wisdom on education and invite an honest dialogue with the community about what’s best for our kids now, and for our city moving forward. I believe Hal is prepared to do the hard work of day-to-day governing to help make Louisville more competitive and all our families more prosperous.”

Moxley, while having very little political influence, sends the message that Heiner does, indeed, appeal to progressive voters in Louisville. She’s the former spokeswoman for Barack Obama’s campaign in Kentucky and has roots in Louisville’s West End.

Despite Hal’s ignorance/stupidity on the Fairness front, of course.

UPDATE — Here’s a photo of the presser:

Luallen: Kentucky Has A Sex Offender Problem

You ready to be absolutely offended at state government?

Then you’ll want to read all the details in the latest report from State Auditor Crit Luallen.

The audit underscores something that should be common sense: registered sex offender address comparisons can strengthen the monitoring process for child care and out-of-home placement providers.

Just wait til you read it. You’ll be blown away.

What? Metro Government Still Sucks At Everything?

Want to see a great show at Actors Theatre this Halloween season? Enter to win two tickets to see The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful. [Page One]

Louisville’s International Festival of Film is returning. Get all the details. [LEO Weekly]

Have you seen this bike counter in various locations around town this summer? [Broken Sidewalk]

I can’t say this often enough: Greg Fischer is a terrible candidate who just makes it all up as he goes along. But Hal Heiner is flipping ridiculous if he thinks his ignorance on the Fairness and discrimination front is going to fly with Democrats. [WFPL]

The Fayette County Board of Education knows it can’t raise property taxes this year. Unlike the school board in the state’s largest city. [H-L]

Shocker (HEAVY dose of sarcasm): Metro Government published wrong names on its gigantic list of worst property owners. Warren Jackel says he’s been slandered. Barbara Shanklin points the finger at Metro staffers. [WAVE3]

I realize many people are torn up over the dog tossed out of a car on 65 and are beside themselves that I’m not spending 24/7 talking about it. But come on. This happens every day to hundreds of animals and we never hear about it. Pets tossed out, left on the side of the road, dropped off in the woods, beaten, abused, thrown away. If you hate animal abuse, support your local no-kill animal shelters. [WHAS11]

Something about this case of missing Shepherdsville city attorney, Bill Wilson, doesn’t pass the smell test. How are the rest of you folks reacting to the story? [FOX 41]

Guess which local radio personality was close friends with this guy, who is apparently back to his old ways in South Florida. [Wonkette]

Win Tickets To See The Mystery of Irma Vep

Giving away tickets to attractions in our own back yard is one of my favorite things to do. So I’d like to do that very thing again. We’ve had great success with previous contests – Dracula and The Kite Runner – both terrific productions at Actors Theatre.

The next give-away is for The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful – a funny spoof of Gothic dramz. Here’s what Actors had to say: A lovelorn werewolf, a campy vampire and an Egyptian princess with a secret greet Lord Edgar’s new bride as she tries to escape the deadly fate of his first wife in this sidesplitting spoof of Gothic melodrama. This madcap menagerie of characters is played by just two actors, in a frightfully funny tale of terror—by the man who invented “Theatre of the Ridiculous”—filled with thrills, laughter and extravagant showmanship.

The production of Irma runs October 5 through October 30.

Here’s what you have to do in order to win: leave a comment on this post, send me an email or message me on Twitter. Tell me why you’re interested in seeing the show. I’ll hold a drawing this weekend so you’ll have adequate time for planning. Please be sure to use your actual email address in the proper comment field so I may get in touch with winners.

Two of you will receive one voucher for two tickets each (an $88 value!) to be used Sunday through Thursday or during Saturday matinees. Valid October 5 through October 17. If you’re not a fancy winner, please consider buying tickets and supporting one of Louisville’s gems.

Good luck!

The JCTA Endorsed Greg Fischer Today

And here’s the Fischer camp’s press release all about it:

Louisville (September 29, 2010) – Louisville’s teachers today endorsed Greg Fischer for Mayor, saying he has the vision, insight and experience to lead the city and help improve education.

“Teachers touch all our lives and are the foundation on which we build our community,” Fischer said. “I am honored that the teachers believe in me and my campaign.”

The Jefferson County Teachers Association represents 6,000 teachers, librarians, speech clinicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists.

Fischer has been discussing ways to improve education since his campaign began more than a year ago.

His plan includes:

  • developing vibrant after-school programs so children learn beyond the school day;
  • putting a nurse in every school “because a healthy child is a successful child,” Fischer said;
  • and creating a program called Every 1 Knows that works with parents, in their workplaces and at their houses of worship, to get them the information about raising their children and to help plan for higher education.

I’ll let you folks do what you do best: complain in the comments and via email.