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Entries from March 2011

Happytail Hour During Kentucky Derby Festival

March 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

Yeah, we focus on Metro Animal Services quite a bit because it’s obviously a necessity. But here’s something you can do during the Kentucky Derby Festival – for free (minus the purchase of a Pegasus Pin) to benefit your furry friends: CLICK TO ENLARGE On Monday, May 2, from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M., you [...]

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Tags: Derby Festival · Dogs · Metro Government · Possibility City

The C-J/AKN Gets Yet Another Thing Right!

March 31st, 2011 · 3 Comments

The Courier-Journal/A Kentucky Newspaper gets another thing right! They’re refusing to refer to the Kentucky Derby Festival as the “Derby Festival.”

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Tags: Courier-Journal · Derby Festival

Debbie Fox & Metro Animal Services Shenanigans

March 31st, 2011 · 18 Comments

This week Debbie Fox removed a Metro Animal Services staffer from doing animal rescues, angering even her closest allies within the agency. Fox used the excuse that “the union” pushed her into moving the staffer back to the “business office” and summarily said rescues would need to be halted. Unfortunately for Fox, someone from “the [...]

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

Ed Commish Allegedly Interfering In JCPS Search

March 31st, 2011 · 20 Comments

I hear through the grapevine that Education Commissioner Terry Holliday is allegedly attempting to force the Jefferson County Board of Education to hire his personal friend, Jerry Weast, the retiring superintendent of Montgomery County Schools in Maryland. The reason? To serve as a “consultant” in the hunt for a new JCPS superintendent at a cost [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Education · JCPS · Rumors · State Government

MSD’s History Has Come Back To Haunt Louisville

March 31st, 2011 · 3 Comments

Judy Green faces the ethics commission today. Let’s all hold our breath in unison. [FOX41] FINALLY! The mainstream remembers why there are problems with MSD and Bud Schardein. [C-J/AKN] Let’s decipher coal’s job impact. And let’s assume everything Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul say about coal and the environment is off by two-thirds. [H-L] I [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Dining · Downtown · Frankfort Ave. · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Metro Council · Metro Government · Mitch McConnell · MSD · Ohio River Bridges · Transparency

Your Timely UofL Equine Scandal Update

March 30th, 2011 · 9 Comments

Hear through the grapevine that the alleged Equine Trust Fund scandal at the University of Louisville involves more than $100,000. Here’s what we originally published on March 25: I hear that there‚Äôs a problem with the Equine Trust Fund grant currently administered by the UofL School of Business. Allegedly, some fraud has been wrought resulting [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Education · Rumors · Scandal · University of Louisville

Some Things Aren’t Funny If They’re Just True

March 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

LEO Weekly’s annual fake issue is on newsstands and here are a couple of the funnies: On Greg Fischer begging LEO to interview him: Ever since taking office in January, Mayor Greg Fischer has been badgering LEO Weekly to interview him. Pointing out that his predecessor made it on the cover on more than one [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Greg Fischer · LEO · Metro Council · Oops

Teabaggers Blatantly Ignore Campaign Finance Law

March 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

Louisville teabaggers still can’t comprehend campaign finance law. Take, for instance, the latest email from the Frank Simon Circle Jerkers promoting the election of anger bear Phil Moffett: We’ve profiled their willful ignorance of the law on Page One seemingly dozens of times. Unfortunately for the teabaggers (not the Tea Partiers, there’s a big difference), [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Hype · Oops · Politics

Nothing Like A Little Fancy Nepotism In Louisville

March 30th, 2011 · 25 Comments

We hear that as of this Friday, Susan Neumayer Pullen will be the new interim director of Louisville Metro Animal Services. She’s the wife of Ted Pullen. Really, nothing like a little nepotism to go around.

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Tags: Metro Government · Oops · Possibility City

Helson’s Webseries Finally Premiers & It’s Hilarious

March 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

In December we first told you about Louisville native Rachel Annette Helson’s webseries called stalkTALK that was set to begin filming right here in our fair city. The show – series about a 12-step rehab group for recovering B-list celebrity stalkers, is finally premiering. The cast includes notables like Peter Lewis and Ron Howard’s daughter, [...]

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Tags: Celebrity · Hype · Possibility City · TV · Video