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Entries from June 2011

Some Fancy Rumors (Good Ones) About WAVE3

June 30th, 2011 · 14 Comments

We hear through the gayvine that WAVE3, after wallowing in fourth place in the ratings, may be trying to bring some old favorites back into play. They’ve resurrected John Belski’s blog, which says to us they’re trying to bring back a familiar face. And we hear Jackie Hays has been spotted at the station this [...]

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Tags: Anchor · Ratings · Rumors · WAVE · Weather

Nine Observations From A Bridges Debacle Meeting

June 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Say NO to Bridge Tolls folks sent out a release yesterday with nine observations from Tuesday evening’s Ohio River Bridges Debacle meeting: There were 48 speakers. Of those that mentioned tolls: 12 spoke in favor of tolls; and 22 spoke against tolls (or, almost 2 to 1 against tolls). The previous evening, at the [...]

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Tags: Ohio River Bridges

LMAS Urgent Request – Please Help If You Can

June 30th, 2011 · 12 Comments

Can you get to Metro Animal Services at 3705 Manslick Road today? If so, PLEASE take anti-bacterial cleaning products to the facility. Any cleaner that says it’ll kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses (like Lysol – get generic) will work. BLEACH. Also in need of paper towels. LMAS is shut down and staff are disinfecting [...]

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Tags: Dogs · Metro Government

This Maybe Isn’t A Great Thing For JBS Swift

June 30th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Remember JBS Swift? Yeah? Check this out: After watching the video, officials at Pleasanton, Calif.-based Safeway said they had stopped purchases from its supplier, JBS Swift, which distributes pork from the Iowa company, until an investigation into the conditions shown on the video can be completed. “Safeway does not tolerate animal abuse of any kind [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Butchertown · Oops

Greg Fischer On Luring In Manufacturing Business

June 30th, 2011 · 7 Comments

So Greg Fischer’s in Chicago right now at a Clinton Global Initiative meeting discussing manufacturing initiatives, right? He says that in the next couple weeks there will be an announcement that Louisville, Lexington and the Brookings Institute will forge some sort of team to bring manufacturing to two cities. What are your predictions?

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Tags: Business · Greg Fischer

Quick, Everybody Say Goodbye To Sheldon Berman

June 30th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Yesterday Republican Party of Kentucky Chairman Steve Robertson questioned Jack Conway for the 57th day: “Asking Jack Conway to come clean is like asking cats to bark,” said Robertson. “I guess it’s possible…but I wouldn’t bet the farm on it. We will continue to remind voters every day that they are held to a different [...]

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Tags: Bikes · Business · Economy · Greg Fischer · Indiana · Jack Conway · JCPS · Metro Council · Republican Party · South End

You Know What’s Absolutely Absurd About LMAS?

June 29th, 2011 · 17 Comments

Well, other than everything, I mean? This is absurd. You can thank Greg Fischer for KEEPING the problems at Louisville Metro Animal Services instead of firing them.

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

Louisville Zoo In Major – And Funny – Bear Push

June 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Have you seen these new commercials promoting bears about town from the Louisville Zoo? Our favorite is the one with the furry in the parking lot at “Dirty” Kroger. There are several others, accessible via the Zoo’s website, so you should check them out if you need to kill time at work.

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Tags: Possibility City · Video

GLP Releases New Report On City Of Louisville

June 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

Has anyone read this Competitive City Report from GLP? They say these are their key findings: Education: Young women are leading the way in education attainment with 39% of those age 25-34 holding a bachelor’s degree or higher – almost reaching the community goal of 40%. As a result, Louisville registered the second highest rate [...]

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Tags: Economy · Education · Greater Louisville Inc.

Let’s Bang Our Heads On The Desk Repeatedly

June 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

Remember when your momma told you not to say anything if you couldn’t find something nice to say? Yeah, we’ll try really hard not to roll our eyes over that parental farce. We’ll believe the Fairness Campaign is “working hard to implement a statewide anti-discrimination fairness law” when they bother trying to work with Republicans [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Fairness · Gays · State Government