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Entries from April 2011

Governor Steve Beshear’s Weekly Video Address

April 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

This week Governor Steve Beshear spends 2:52 discussing the Derby Celebration in Frankfort:

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Tags: Kentucky Derby · State Government · Steve Beshear · Video

Really? A Hunting Season For Sandhill Cranes?

April 29th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Really, Kentucky? A hunting season for Sandhill Cranes? Take a look at this video of young folks getting involved: Then ask yourself why the Department of Fish and Wildlife are keen on offing a bunch of cranes. Click here for more information.

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Tags: Bad Behavior · State Government · Video · Youth

Greg Fischer’s Had A Year To Do Something Big

April 29th, 2011 · 26 Comments

This week the Kentucky Humane Society informed adoption coordinators at Metro Animal Services’ Animal House that they (LMAS) would begin open adoptions. Why’s that a bad thing? Well… LMAS does a terrific job when adopting animals – one of the few things the organization does really well – they check veterinary references, speak with landlords, [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Greg Fischer · Metro Government

Your Weekly Transportation Lady Video Update

April 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

This week the Transportation Lady discusses flooding rains and reminds drivers not to drive around barricades or through high water:

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Tags: State Government · Travel · Video

The Weather Is Ruining Everything Great At KDF

April 29th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Who protects the animals? With a lack of federal and state laws providing protection, we need independent investigators as watchdogs. [NY Times] Why is there so much violent crime at fast-food restaurants? [Slate] The Kentucky Department of Insurance asked Passport to tighten its reporting and conflicts of interest. [Bluegrass Politics] Did you see? The leader [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Crime · Derby Festival · Dining · Dogs · Education · Health Care · Metro Council · Metro Government · MSD · State Government · Transparency · University of Kentucky · University of Louisville · WHAS

No-Kill Louisville Leader Finally Speaking Out

April 28th, 2011 · 57 Comments

Jessica Reid, the leader of No-Kill Louisville, is speaking out about Louisville Metro Animal Services, Greg Fischer’s crew and the Kentucky Humane Society. Here’s a taste: Having mentioned our successes, I need to address some concerns that have been raised – namely about whether I am still speaking up for the pets or being yoked [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Dogs · Greg Fischer · Metro Government

LMAS Headaches & Heartbreak Just Continue

April 28th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Remember the guy who had his dogs confiscated because one – a 14-year-old – was apparently thin (here, here, here and here)? The guy who was charged with animal cruelty and spent the night in jail? Only to discover Louisville Metro Animal Services allowed his dog to be mauled to death by a crazed pit? [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Dogs · Metro Government · Oops · Rumors

Downtown Arena Gets More Unfortunate Press

April 28th, 2011 · 18 Comments

Does everybody hate the arena downtown? From Yahoo! Sports: The Oakland Raiders get a new, ridiculous stadium name Other than the brief reign of Land Shark Stadium, the NFL has largely avoided the rash of absurdly named arenas that have plagued other sports like baseball and college basketball (I’m looking at you, KFC Yum! Center.) [...]

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Tags: Arena · Sports

Meet The New Mayor, Same As The Old Mayor

April 28th, 2011 · 5 Comments

What was that, again, about me “making things up,” LMAS apologists? I told you so. The city is in talks with the Kentucky Humane Society to take over adoptions at Metro Animal Services. [Dan Klepal] Stop us if you’ve heard this one before… a Dismas House worker was arrested after trying to steal two dogs [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Butchertown · Derby Festival · Indiana · Metro Government · Mitch McConnell · Oops · State Government · Water · Weather · West End

KHS Allegedly Offered One-Year Contract At LMAS

April 27th, 2011 · 58 Comments

It’s official: Louisville Metro Animal Services is literally screwed. Screwed by the Kentucky Humane Society, which is money-hungry, as it’s allegedly been given a one-year contract to take over adoptions at LMAS. Anyone surprised? Putting an organization with no real track record better than LMAS to handle something LMAS already did fairly well. And where [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Greg Fischer · Metro Government