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Entries from January 2011

Tiny Bit Of “Day Of Service” Event Frustration

January 6th, 2011 · 8 Comments

Greg Fischer’s upcoming “Day of Service” event will take place this Saturday, January 8. Which is fine and dandy. But shouldn’t it have been called a “Weekend of Service” in order to include those who observe a religious sabbath on Saturday and those people who have jobs requiring them to work? I mean, since we’re [...]

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Tags: Greg Fischer · Oops

Will King & Fischer Be Able To Work Together?

January 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

Will Greg Fischer and Jim King really be able to work together? Phillip Bailey’s latest piece in LEO Weekly raises that point: [T]here are serious obstacles, such as the 9 percent increase in the city’s payment to retiree benefits that was approved by the state last year. Though growth is expected, the revenue forecasts for [...]

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Tags: Greg Fischer · Jim King · LEO · Metro Council · Metro Government · Politics

Louisville’s: A Great Place You’ve Never Heard Of

January 6th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Louisville was named to the Great Places You’ve (Maybe) Never Heard Of list in Mother Earth News’ and we are excited. It goes on sale January 25. While they’re seriously off on our population in the press release (256K? really?), it’s more great news for our beloved city. A terrific promotion of our sustainable building [...]

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Tags: Green · Hype · Magazine · Possibility City · Public Relations

Let’s Build A Dead Chicken Statue Or Whatever

January 6th, 2011 · 2 Comments

It’s a shame the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission didn’t see fit to do what it said it was going to do and investigate whatever was up with Life At Ten. Somebody needs to light a fire somewhere. [Paulick Report] The University of Louisville hopes to combat teen pregnancy. [84WHAS] If you’re free on February 17, [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Economy · Education · Greg Fischer · Horse Industry · Hype · JCPS · Ohio River Bridges · State Government · University of Louisville · Youth

First Of Fischer Hitting Metro TV Programming

January 5th, 2011 · 9 Comments

Was trolling the Metro Gubmint website and discovered some of the first footage and talking points from the new administration in the opening of this Metro Edition program. Take a look: I do like his talking points. They translate well to television when Fischer himself isn’t using them. The rest of the program is pretty [...]

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Tags: Greg Fischer · Hype · Metro Government · Possibility City · TV · Video

A Metro Animal Services Tidbit For You

January 5th, 2011 · 11 Comments

Last night Metro Animal Services Director Wayne Zelinsky had a rather important meeting scheduled with coworkers and officials from the Humane Society of the United States. We hear through the grapevine that Zelinsky canceled his appearance at the meeting at the last minute. Why? Because he was allegedly called to the mayor’s office and told [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Greg Fischer · Metro Government · Oops · Rumors

2011 Derby City Film Fest Nominees Named

January 5th, 2011 · Comments Off

The 2011 Derby City Film Festival has announced the 11 films named finalists in three categories along with five actor and actress nominees. Feature “Almost Nothing Good Happens”, Kentucky – Directed by Tom Whitus “Hell is Full”, Kentucky – Directed by Steve Hudgins “Hitting the Nuts”, Ohio – Directed by Joe Boyd Documentary “Miracle on [...]

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Tags: Awards · Movies

John Yarmuth Blasted GOP Power Grab

January 5th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Last evening John Yarmuth sent out a press release blasting Republicans for their insane power grab that would give the Budget Committee chair the purse strings. Here’s a taste: (Washington, DC) Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) has called on the House Republican Conference to abandon their proposed new rule that would grant the Chairman of the [...]

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Tags: Congress · John Yarmuth · Republican Party

Furloughs Coming To A Kentucky Newspaper?

January 5th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Gannett Co is forcing another one-week furlough for employees. Check this from the Wall Street Journal: Gannett Co. said all non-union employees in its U.S. community newspaper unit will be required to take a one-week furlough during the first quarter of the calendar year due to continuing revenue declines in that division. Gannett executives said [...]

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Tags: Business · Economy · Gannett · Newspaper

No Wonder The Orchestra’s Withering On The Vine

January 5th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Hilarity: WHAS11′s 6PM cast last night featured a bit about the $150,000 price tag for Greg Fischer’s inauguration. Glad I could help the teevee folks out with a little foaming at the mouth. [WHAS11] The Fischer folks aren’t happy with any criticism, apparently. As they can’t deal with the fact that I’m questioning the massive [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Criticism · Democrats · Economy · Education · Greg Fischer · JCPS · Music · Politics · Republican Party · TV