Happy Almost New Year!
The Greg Fischer jokes have seriously started writing themselves.
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Even Jerry Abramson knows better than that.
This week the Transportation Lady discusses the one-year anniversary of the Customer Service Center in the Kentucky Transportation Department of Vehicle Regulation:
Why is the mayoral spokesperson speaking on behalf of Greg Fischer’s campaign?
Are our tax dollars now paying for campaign matters?
Does Greg really believe Bruce Lunsford and Ed Hart are going to back down after the stunts he’s pulled?
Who believes it’s wise for Greg to continue talking smack about Hart & Lunsford?
Why aren’t Louisville Metro Animal Services vaccination records in the government computer system? Why are LMAS officials claiming they are?
Why are 99% of cats being killed after 5 days with no effort to find homes?
Who believes it’s appropriate to come up to me (Jake) on the street to make threats when you’re a Metro Animal Services official?
Why is the general public turned away from the LMAS location on Manslick?
Why is Greg Fischer allowing Bud Scharedein to waltz off with that $200,000 bonus after the mess he caused at MSD? Is it hush money?
Okay. I’ll stop now. Way too many questions that will never get answered.
This week Governor Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear spend X discussing Kentucky’s Save the Children child safety rating:
Does anyone in the Louisville metro area have warehouse space they’d be interested in providing to No Kill Louisville for its food bank? If so, please get in touch with Jake. [Contact Jake]
Regardless of what happens today with the University of Louisville Hospital merger decision, Kentuckians will still be screwed. You already expect it, we know. [FOX41]
Pro-tip to to Patti Swope: Stop spamming us and everyone else with unsolicited press releases. Or get a new PR agent who takes your business relationships more seriously. [Come On]
WHAS11 explores the lives of 3 transgendered women living in Louisville. And, of course, that exploration pushes nothing but stereotypes. Come on, Gene. [WHAS11]
As I explained to Curt Morrison at the time, and he apparently didn’t take to heart, the person who solicited inaugural funds from Ed Hart and Bruce Lunsford was Tommy Elliott, not Christy Brown. I know because they told me so and have email trails to back it up. Even KREF is ignorantly placing blame in her lap. Christy may be the River Fields frenemy everybody loves to hate but she wasn’t involved in that mess of Greg Fischer’s. Maybe every other mess, but not that one. That’s all Tommy Elliott, Jim Mims and Bill Bardenwerper. Hopefully Christy will finally learn her lesson about trying to play power broker for her favorite little boy, Greg. [Curt Morrison]
Oh, look, the Ohio River Bridges Debacle talking points are spreading amongst the loyal. Thank goodness Kentucky has no money and won’t be able to build a downtown bridge. [Business First]
You’ve seen the corruption Greg Stumbo admits publicly he’ll do nothing about, right? Because it involves his friend, Keith Hall? The guy Crit Luallen fingered in a massive audit? The guy Jack Conway refuses to investigate? The guy the Ethics Commission fined and spanked? Yeah. [Page One]
Frankfort is still living in the dark ages, believing their pseudoephedrine legislation will solve the meth problem. Something that’s only really an issue in ten counties. And wouldn’t be if more than 30% of doctors and pharmacists actually used systems that already exist. But that’s the Kentucky way – raising costs to Medicaid, killing tax revenue and playing to fears. [C-J/AKN]
Sorry, WAVE, you didn’t have an exclusive on Senate Republicans meeting with Steve Beshear on gambling. Every outlet with a reporter in Frankfort or covering Frankfort had the story and interviews. [WAVE3]
We can’t decide if this story makes Greg Fischer look disconnected or just a bit confused when it comes to the economy. [NYT]
Here’s a history nerd look at vintage buses of Louisville’s transit past. Remember when Louisville had transit dreams? [Broken Sidewalk]