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Why Not Just Call It A King Coal Conference?

April 8th, 2011 by jake · 9 Comments

If you are a nerd, you should probably check out this book about the history of Kentucky broadcasting from 1945-1970. [Click the Clicky or Get It On Kindle]

Maybe we should try harder to prevent teenage obesity? [CNN]

The Bridges Debacle group may move the planned pedestrian walkway. That’s not terrible, right? [FOX41]

An “energy” conference is being held at the Galt House on April 20. To give you an idea of the sort of “energy” being discussed, here’s the speaker list: Steve Beshear, Greg Stumbo and Len Peters. [Business First]

A man was severely beaten by a group of teenagers at First and Market Streets. [WAVE3]

Teach for America is placing 30 teachers per year in Eastern Kentucky for three years. [H-L]

UPS plans to change cockpits after the plane crash in Dubai that killed two pilots. [WHAS11]

Yes, yet another restaurant has opened in Louisville. We can’t go a day without having new food to pig out on. [Consuming Louisville]

Did your name get dropped by President Barack Obama? If so, the entire country is talking about it. [FatLip]

Does Democratic candidate for Secretary of State Alison Grimes have problem with her campaign narrative? Telling two different stories to different press-types? [Page One]

Tags: Bad Behavior · Dining · Education · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Journalism · Ohio River Bridges · Politics · State Government · Steve Beshear · UPS · Youth

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 blowin' in the wind // Apr 8, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Kudos to Teach for America!
    Those photos on Consuming Louisville are to die for! I want to live on East Market street.

  • 2 The Highlander // Apr 8, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I’ve owned a restaurant before. Let me assure you, folks, 80% of them go out of business in 18 months. Mine did. Let me also assure you that percentage will not change in this economy. There’s waaaayyyy to much simonizing and back patting about all the new restaurants and eateries opening up around here. The number’s the number. Ask anyone who’s ever been in the business. We cannot grow this city getting crazed over restaurants and eateries. That, my friends, won’t work.

  • 3 blowin' in the wind // Apr 8, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Lighten up, Highlander. It’s Friday. I come from a restaurant family, too, and am well aware of the challenges. Celebrating the new cheers all of us up.

  • 4 The Highlander // Apr 8, 2011 at 10:39 am

    ‘blowin’: I’m quite happy, but that happiness comes from accepting reality and its realistic limits. I have no problem with a new restaurant. My problem is that we have talked ourselves into so many new eateries with little or no realistic examination of the business itself and the economy — that we’re destined to see 80% of them go ‘bust.’ Louisville needs to begin to figure out a way to be pleased with our spot in the world, because we’re not gaining any ground within this world’s economy. And – something we can agree upon — THAT will continue, until we straighten out the public school disaster, because UNTIL THEN there will be no business of any substance moving to this town.

  • 5 blowin' in the wind // Apr 8, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Right on, Highlander. If you don’t read education voodoo, check it out. The last few blogs this week have been doozers! And school isn’t even in session.

  • 6 GtownReader // Apr 8, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Alas, I could not “click the clicky” to learn more about Kentucky broadcasting history!

  • 7 stunoland // Apr 8, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    No significant business that requires educated, talented and creative workers will move or startup if this city chooses to toll itself to build one of the worlds ugliest interchanges on its image defining gateway. Meanwhile we are spending over $250 million to build a tunnel under a dozen rich families’ estates, unacceptable.

    I went to the bridge selection forum over 5 years ago and noticed the proximity of the new pedestrian walkway to the converted big 4 bridge. I asked the engineer why they would include a ped/bike path so close to the big 4. The engineer responded that the pedestrian walkway will be removed to absorb cost overruns.

  • 8 GtownReader // Apr 9, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    To “stunoland”
    Do you mean the walkway was intentionally planned so that it could be sacrificed?

  • 9 stunoland // Apr 11, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    @Gtown – The economically suicidal downtown ORBP was being designed in the early 2000s when the big 4 bridge was planned for pedestrian use but was not yet official. Also, in modern highway design and urban planning almost all new bridges include pedestrian and bike lanes by default. With this scenario it was easy for the engineers to include the additional lanes knowing that they would be removed later to absorb some of the cost overruns that almost always plague mega-projects. I don’t blame the engineers for planning non-existent amenities. I do find it dishonest of Fischer, Beshear, and Daniels to take credit for savings that were accounted for years ago.

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