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Be Glad This Isn’t The Most Bedbug-Infested City

June 14th, 2012 by jake · 3 Comments

Here’s something for Louisville to be proud of: Cincinnati ranked as the second-most bedbug-infested city in the U.S. for the second year in a row. [Business First]

The horsey set is upset over a race day Lasix ban in Kentucky. They say it will put the state at a racing disadvantage. [H-L]

Had Greg Fischer been cognizant enough, he would have gone on that crime prevention walk in the West End last night. But we all know that wouldn’t have happened. Ever. For any reason other than to promote himself. [C-J/AKN]

Matthew Barzun makes Louisville proud with his fancy dog accessories meeting with Anna Wintour. Note: She is some lady that the gays like, apparently. [New York Magazine]

Looks like Possibility City is going to be home to a future drone base. [WIRED]

Kentucky plants to give the Koch Family nearly $4 million despite no solid plan being put into place. Despite no specifics. And the state still owes Ed Hart more than that. Kentucky taxpayers get the shaft again. [FOX41]

Residents living near the former Black Leaf Chemical site in Louisville’s Park Hill neighborhood may be able to get some answers about contamination near their homes at a community forum today. [WFPL]

Outrage over the University of Kentucky’s decision to lay off one of its longest-serving and best-known black employees continues to ripple across Lexington and beyond. [H-L]

You can’t even expose yourself, urinate on someone’s porch and slash their tires in Louisville without getting arrested these days. [WAVE3]

If you missed it, Rand Paul is working feverishly to kill the food stamp program. His brethren claim the program is immoral and they’re making it their mission to starve 800,000+ Kentuckians. [Page One]

Here comes the extreme cry for more cash from all sources. University Hospital leaders say they have cut in half the money they give the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center — and may even consider reducing it to zero amid their financial struggles. [C-J/AKN]

Not surprisingly, everybody now wants to know how much these new JCPS learning “initiatives” are going to cost. [WHAS11]

Here comes Time Warner Cable throttling your bandwidth, preventing you from streaming video, capping your data, et al. Only a matter of time until they start blocking news outlets that are critical of the company. [WSJ]

Tags: Cable · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Horse Industry · JCPS · Kentucky Kingdom · Politics · Poverty · Race · University of Kentucky · University of Louisville · West End

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Novena // Jun 14, 2012 at 8:17 am

    “Invisible Byplay at UK”

    In Ralph Ellison’s now classic novel, “Invisible Man,” someone remarks, “He’s got an amazing layup, but he can’t spell!” That one comment could say a lot about UK: Using black student-athletes primarily for basketball, and now putting their cultural life on the distinct back burner (re: dismissal of Chester Grundy and Capilouto’s nonexistent plans for the MLK Center). Eli has made another terrible blunder in his short tenure as president. Unlike MLK, Capilouto does not appear to be “a molder of consensus. Apparently, he doesn’t even try to be.

  • 2 Jocko Flocko // Jun 14, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Bark for Obama with Anna Wintour and Marc Jacobs. Talk about your one per-centers.

  • 3 Mark // Jun 14, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I have lived in Northern Kentucky for 2 years and have NEVER been across the bridge. Even if I do…..I am touching a damn thing!!!!