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Entries from May 2012

Indiana Fischer And The Transfer Of Local Jobs

May 31st, 2012 · Comments Off

Remember this from 2010? It’s happening right now with bridges and tolling.

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Tags: Greg Fischer · Mayor's Race 2010 · Ohio River Bridges

News Commenters Will Quickly Rot Your Brain

May 31st, 2012 · Comments Off

Wondering why 99.9999% of comments never see the light of day? Here’s an example, fresh from the WAVE3 story about Kentucky Kingdom: The text: Bwaaha haha — told ya there Koch family — waste of time and money even if you get it up and going the “Hood Rats” will ruin it for everybody — [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Kentucky Kingdom · WAVE

Newspaper Folks Suckered Into Fischer LMAS Spin

May 31st, 2012 · 2 Comments

We recently rolled our eyes hardcore at a story A Kentucky Newspaper ran about Louisville Metro Animal Services. Primarily because the author of the story didn’t bother checking any fact or figure they were provided by Justin Scally, Margaret Brosko and Sadiqa Reynolds. Seems we weren’t the only ones who rolled our eyes. A former [...]

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Tags: Dogs · Metro Government · Newspaper · Oops

Not Letting The Kentucky Kingdom Scandal Die

May 31st, 2012 · 4 Comments

Ed Hart was on Mandy Connell’s show the other day talking shop about the Kentucky Kingdom mess. Some highlights: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Voodoo theme park economics, indeed. Mandy later speculated about why the Kentucky Kingdom deal went south with Ed. So we’ll go ahead and say why: his ties to Bruce [...]

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Tags: Kentucky Kingdom · Oops · Radio

Other Outlets Notice Kentucky Kingdom Thing

May 31st, 2012 · Comments Off

Quick, let’s pretend this doesn’t sound like Cordish and 4th Street Live! One in five people stopped last year by the New York City police department was a teenager between the ages of 14 and 18, according to a WNYC analysis of recently released police data. Eighty-six percent of those teenagers who were stopped were [...]

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Tags: Bourbon · Cordish · Discrimination · Indiana · Kentucky Kingdom · Lexington · Police · Poverty · Race · Scandal · State Government · Youth

Fischer Continuing To Drag Feet On LMAS Issues

May 30th, 2012 · 11 Comments

Greg Fischer is trying to “innovate” everything and here’s how he says he’s going to improve Metro Animal Services: Increasing Metro Animal Services live release rate of healthy, adoptable animals – The rising homeless pet population creates a huge challenge for Animal Services, which receives more than 12,000 animals yearly. Through greater use of technology [...]

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Tags: Dogs · Greg Fischer · Hype · Metro Government

Let’s Rehash That Kentucky Kingdom Situation

May 30th, 2012 · 9 Comments

Again. Before we get into it, here’s a refresher on the big I-told-you-so moment. The latest from A Kentucky Newspaper: The Koch family partners paint a bleak picture of the conditions they face in reopening the former Kentucky Kingdom amusement park at the Kentucky Exposition Center as Bluegrass Boardwalk. -SNIP- The ordinance, if passed as [...]

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Tags: Kentucky Kingdom · Oops

Some Fancy LMEMS & Teamsters Stuff To Share

May 30th, 2012 · 5 Comments

We hear through the chattervine that Teamsters (national) gutted Local 783 yesterday. Apparently the organization decided it was time to castrate local organizations that didn’t support national leaders in their last election. On a semi-related note, LMEMS is doing a “national search” for a new Car 1. That’s because Neal Richmond ran the last guy [...]

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Tags: Metro Government · Possibility City

Will Locals Even Notice The Insight-TW Transition?

May 30th, 2012 · 3 Comments

This will be happening more and more in the Louisville market beginning in 3, 2… [NYT] Did you hear? We’re all supposed to pretend everything is suddenly puppies and rainbows at Metro Animal Services. Despite reality being, you know, way more bleak. Flowers on a desk and a few new cat boxes doesn’t change much. [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · Lexington · Metro Government · Ohio River Bridges · TV · WDRB · Weather · West End

David Yates Taking Wrong Advice From Marty Meyer

May 29th, 2012 · Comments Off

You know it’s a cold day in hell when Greg Fischer does the right thing. And here he is doing just that: Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will give up his discretionary account to help fill the budget deficit next year, but the Metro Council is split on whether to follow suit. But David Yates is [...]

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Tags: Greg Fischer · Metro Council