Yates Hits Hawkins On The Javanon Scandal

Yesterday, David Yates dropped a new mail piece discussing Doug “Protecting Our White Women” Hawkins’ corruption and involvement in the Javanon scandal.

Here’s what he said in a release:

Today Yates dropped a mail piece telling voters about the $7,000 worth of neighborhood funds that Hawkins has spent on the Private, East End Soccer Club, Javanon. “Doug Hawkins took dollars designated to rejuvenate our neighborhood and have them to his friends in the east end so their families could play soccer for a private club,” Yates declared. “That’s unacceptable. Our Neighborhoods and Community deserve a partner on Metro Council who will reinvest our tax dollars in our community, not the east end.” Javanon is the same 23,000 sq. ft. Soccer Club that was constructed in a residential neighborhood (Tucker Station) without city approval, and required an illegal, secret backroom meeting to get off the ground. Allegations unearthed by the TheVilleVoice.com “exposed a routine way of doing business in the city’s Planning Department, one that all-too-often favors developers at the expense of the actual rules and the rights of neighbors. It exposed the fact that attorneys for developers exert pressure on BOZA members and the too-easy access they have, to the point that if requested, they can persuade officials to hold illegal meetings to make sure things go the way they want in public.”

“We learned two important lesson with this one debacle: First, south end neighborhood funds need to be reinvested into the south end. Period. Second, our system of government must be more transparent and accountable to taxpayers. No more back room deals or secret meetings,” Yates said.

Get a look at the mail piece here:


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Hawkins will probably win, but it’s worth pointing out that Yates has run a terrific campaign.

Election Day Can’t Come Quickly Enough, Right?

Rand Paul leads Jack Conway 53 to 40 in the latest data from Public Policy Polling in the U.S. Senate race. [Page One

This is tough for me to discuss, so I’m merely linking to it. The family of Francene Cucinello filed a wrongful death suit against Norton Hospital. [FatLip]

Wonder when the Gannett beast will take responsibility for its reporter outing a confidential source? I haven’t heard a peep. Maybe they’re waiting to hop on here to call me a liar again so I can post screenshots proving them wrong again? Or maybe they’ve gotta focus all their attention on keeping the Chris Otts/GLI/Abramson story from seeing the light of day? [Failures In Journalism]

Jeff Donahue was removed from the ballot because he’s not qualified. The Democratic Party should have removed him when it had the chance. Say hell to Rep. Wade Hurt. Oh, and Wade: It’s Democratic Party, not Democrat Party. [Deep Dem Failure]

Jack Conway’s office referred the Greg Fischer case to the Kentucky State Police for investigation. There’s evidence in the Fischer case, but none in the Heiner allegations. KSP will get to the bottom of it. [FatLip & WFPL]

The Sierra Club has endorsed John Yarmuth, Marty Meyer, Jim Wayne and fraud/soon-to-be-mayor Greg Fischer. [Sierra Club]

Was gonna write a story about how Greg Fischer didn’t answer any of these survey questions, but Jonathan Meador already did. [More FatLip]

Why is Greg Fischer hiding a traffic accident that resulted in his car being totaled? [Curt Morrison]

Rachel Platt is continuing the lie that Greg Fischer invented an ice and beverage machine. As we all know, that’s not true. Rachel knew it wasn’t true and WHAS aired it anyway. [WHAS11]

Greg Fischer’s Fancy Fire Truck Tour

The Gannett paper’s chosen boy – the guy even reporters are spinning for this days – has a neighborhoods tour coming up this weekend.

According to a press release, this is what Greg Fischer’s “Fire Truck Tour” will look like:

Saturday, Oct. 30

  • 9 a.m. — The parade begins at Fischer’s main headquarters, Distillery Commons on Lexington Road.
  • 10 a.m. — Arrival at the State Rep. Joni Jenkins breakfast at 2307 Embassy Lane
  • 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Travel the length of Dixie Highway to Valley Station and back. The caravan will stop at various places along the route, including the Fischer Southwest office at 9301 Dixie Highway.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. — The fire truck and caravan moves into West Louisville, where it will be part of the PRIDE, Inc political parade that begins at Lyles Mall, 26th and Broadway. The caravan also will stop at Fischer’s West offices at 23rd and Broadway.
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Travel along Frankfort Avenue and Bardstown Road.
  • 5 p.m. — Arrival back at Fischer headquarters – caravan proceeds to the Okolona Chili Supper.

How excited are you?

Congressional Pre-General Election FEC Reports

Pre-General Election campaign finance reports from Kentucky’s Congressional candidates have hit the Federal Election Commission. The period covers October 1 through October 13. Let’s take a look at the highlights…

JOHN YARMUTH

  • $80,086.50 raised
  • $10,916.50 in unitemized contributions
  • $207,431.57 spent
  • $535,067.03 cash-on-hand

Notable Contributions

  • Sonny Bass $1,200
  • Emily Bingham $2,400
  • John Y. Brown III $1,000
  • Sarah Fritschner $100
  • Larry Hayes $250
  • Jamie Yarmuth $2,400
  • Jessie Yarmuth $2,400
  • American Hospital Association PAC $1,000
  • American Osteopathic Information Association $1,000
  • American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO – $2,500
  • American Sugar Cane League of USA Inc. PAC $500
  • Comcast PAC $1,000
  • Federal E ON US PAC $2,000
  • International Association of Fire Fighters $2,500
  • JSTREEPAC $1,000
  • National League of Postmaster PAC $2,500
  • Populist PAC $1,000
  • Realtors Political Action Committee $5,000
  • Unite Here Tip Campaign Committee $1,500

Notable Disbursements

  • $4,061.69 on staff
  • $3,080.70 on telephone & internet
  • $1,877.36 on equipment, supplies, rent
  • $662.81 on food & events
  • $22,207 on printing
  • $440 on postage
  • $230 on polling
  • $150,597 on advertising

See highlights from Todd Lally’s report after the jump…

Read moreCongressional Pre-General Election FEC Reports

Oh, The Things We Hear…

A Kentucky Newspaper is sitting on a three-day series that focuses on the alleged failings of GLI and its relationship with Jerry Abramson’s office. At least, that’s what I hear from several sources in local media.

We also hear, despite claims that the story wasn’t complete, that it has been finished for a while.

If this is true, why would the paper of record sit on such a major story until after election day?

Jack Conway’s Latest Monthly Column

Here’s the latest column from Attorney General Jack Conway:

Health-care fraud costs American taxpayers billions of dollars every year. When drug companies engage in fraudulent pricing schemes and disseminate misleading or false information about their products, they are stealing money out of the pockets of hardworking Kentuckians and endangering public health.

As Attorney General, I have made it a priority to go after those who seek to defraud Kentucky’s Medicaid system. Since I took office in January 2008, my Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control has increased Medicaid recoveries by more than 600%. To date, we have recovered or been awarded more than $141 million for the state and federal Medicaid programs as a result of lawsuits and settlements with individual providers and drug companies.

In the last month, my office has obtained more than $4.7 million in settlements with Schwarz Pharma, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp, Allergan USA and Forest Laboratories, Inc. to resolve allegations of illegal and improper marketing of their products.

Read the rest after the jump…

Read moreJack Conway’s Latest Monthly Column

How’s Your Political Hell Week Going So Far?

Last night Rand Paul name dropped me while pointing out that Jack Conway flip-flopped on cap & trade. And I’ve – no joke – already received threats from a crazed Democrat. [Page One]

If you missed last night’s debate, you may watch it via KET or C-SPAN. [KET & C-SPAN]

Chris Thieneman, the guy who admitted to trying to buy favor with zoning – the guy who gives people free rent in exchange for positive press, endorsed Hal Heiner. [WHAS11]

Greg Fischer is still having difficulty accepting the fact that he could be investigated for election fraud. He’s freaking out that Hal Heiner continues to call him out. [FatLip]

The Jefferson County Teachers Association rescinded its endorsement of of David Toborowski. After all of those mailers and television spots. Guess that whole pretending to live in an apartment owned by Chris Thieneman didn’t work out so well for him. [FOX41]

Eric Flack has tons more on the story. It’s a mess for that group of Thieneman followers. [WAVE3]

Since Gabe Bullard is pointing it out, I’ll do the same. Feel free to check this story to see which A Kentucky Newspaper reporter outed a confidential source. [WFPL]

Is Louisville really the sixth dumbest city in the country? [FatLip]

The Frazier Museum and the University of Louisville Early Music Ensemble presents Nevermore: An Evening With Poe. You should probably check it out. [Consuming Louisville]

Kentucky’s 3rd District Congressional race is considered “strong dem” and the U.S. Senate race leans Republican. [Here & Here]

Todd Lally: Still A Pandering Homophobe

Todd Lally was on 84WHAS this morning talking about the gays and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

So what’d he do? Pandered with his homophobic ignorances. Again.

More talk of being in a tent with ten men. Saying things like, “I don’t want to come in from a 16-hour day to see two men snuggled up watching a movie.”

Even the Clear Channel Republicans are turned off by his anti-gay rhetoric.

Just like they’re turned off by his weeks of gender discrimination denials, only to offer this weird attempt to mock Nancy Pelosi: