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Entries from April 2012

How Not To Get Back At Your Former Employer

April 30th, 2012 · 1 Comment

An enraged (?) former television station employee in Terre Haute decided to shoot the place up: Indiana officials are investigating an early morning shooting at a news station. Employees at the NBC affiliate in Terre Haute say they heard gunshots outside the building around 4 o’clock Saturday morning. -SNIP- Luckily, no one was hurt. Police [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Guns · Indiana · TV

Cordish Cos. Quickly Running Off Local Businesses

April 30th, 2012 · 27 Comments

You already know this story: local businesses rarely move to Cordish-operated 4th Street Live and when they do, they don’t stick around long. Turns out, those businesses are partly leaving because of Common Area Maintenance (CAM) fees that get imposed on tenants without any warning. Often in amounts that are three or four times the [...]

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Tags: Business · Cordish · Downtown · Possibility City

Report: Farmer Misused State Resources & Staff

April 30th, 2012 · 5 Comments

Let’s just say that you’ll want to immediately go read about all the shenanigans of Richie Farmer. A new report from the Auditor of Public Accounts paints a terrible picture of Mr. Unforgettable. Ruh ro. Click here to read it all.

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Tags: Scandal · State Government

President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

April 30th, 2012 · Comments Off

This week President Barack Obama discussed a new Executive Order designed to crack down on the bad actors who prey on our veterans and service members considering higher education:

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Tags: Politics · Video

And The Grease Bucket Walls Come Tumbling Down

April 30th, 2012 · Comments Off

A new report says the air we breathe is among the dirtiest in the country — but another says the air quality is better now than ever before. [FOX41] Local residents acknowledged the benefit the east-end bridge will provide to the region for the planned Ohio River Bridges Project, but called to stop the construction [...]

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Tags: Arena · Bad Behavior · Death · Economy · Guns · Indiana · Kentucky Derby · Ohio River Bridges · Scandal · State Government

Governor Beshear’s Weekly Video Address

April 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

Steve Beshear decided to do a weekly address again: Of course, he’s patting himself on the back for the budget… which he barely got passed, again, because he didn’t bother working with anyone. Also: leg-iss-lay-torez, meeyun, continyuh.

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Tags: State Government · Steve Beshear · Video

Your Weekly Transportation Lady Video Update

April 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

This week the Transportation Lady discusses work zone safety awareness:

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Tags: State Government · Video

John Yarmuth On Veterans Health And Safety

April 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Here’s John Yarmuth discussing veterans’ health and safety: “By freezing regulations arbitrarily, Congress would be unable to provide any new benefits for our veterans and service members – benefits they were promised and have more than earned,” Yarmuth said. “Over the next five years, more than one million veterans will come home. I do not [...]

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Tags: Congress · John Yarmuth · Video

Kentucky Supreme Court: City Employees Can’t Be Considered Whistleblowers

April 27th, 2012 · 14 Comments

Wow, the Kentucky Supreme Court strikes again. According to them, cities are not “employers” under the Whistleblower Act and employees are not protected. Here’s a taste: The Court of Appeals affirmed, concluding that cities are not “employers” under the Whistleblower Act, and therefore are not subject to it. We granted discretionary review and, because we [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Legal

Possibility City’s Super-Compassionate These Days

April 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

Police are cracking down on human trafficking in Louisville. Something you probably didn’t know was an issue. [FOX41] You’ll probably want to read this story about the poorest county in America celebrating prom. Yes, it’s in Kentucky. [HuffPo] Really, Greg? We’re going to keep talking about what a compassionate city Louisville is while people are [...]

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