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Entries from September 2012

Brent Yonts Lies About Blame For The KRS Mess

September 28th, 2012 · 15 Comments

When a legislator lies and obfuscates in an attempt to deflect responsibility, we automatically assume they’re more corrupt than Steve Henry or Julian Carroll. So get a load of what Brent Yonts had to say recently: Lawmakers and many of you want to know who, exactly, is to blame for the pension mess. Well, according [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Scandal · State Government

Your Weekly Not Transportation Lady Video Update

September 28th, 2012 · Comments Off

This week the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet released another one of those hideous “centennial” videos that everybody hates. It’s about the Kentucky Turnpike, the first modern toll road in the Commonwealth: The least they could do is have the Transportation Lady handle the voiceover.

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Tags: State Government · Travel · Video

Will Compton’s Killer Finally Face Real Justice?

September 28th, 2012 · Comments Off

The defense attorney for David Whitlock, the Jefferson County constable charged with shooting a suspected shoplifter outside a southwestern Jefferson County Walmart, wants a judge to allow him to raise the victim’s probation status when the trial begins next month. [C-J/AKN] Money is the root of the issue that brought animal supporters to the Clark [...]

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Tags: Arena · Bad Behavior · Business · Charity · Death · Dogs · Greg Fischer · Indiana · Sports · State Government · University of Louisville · Water

Everything Greg Fischer Touches Goes This Route

September 27th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Is this symbolic of the state of the city or what? The first tree planted in Greg Fischer’s new urban forest initiative died at Metro Hall. For real. Possibility City!

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Tags: Greg Fischer · Hype · Metro Government · Possibility City

Two Big New Obama-Biden Ads Hit Kinda Hard

September 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

What the heck is “new economic patriotism”? President Barack Obama is talking about it in this two-minute ad: None of that really matters, though, thanks to this scathing new ad: Happy politickin!

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Tags: Politics · Video

Louisville Once Again Laughed Off National Stage

September 27th, 2012 · 7 Comments

Another day, another story pointing out how out-of-touch and stupid half of Louisville “leaders” are. Here’s a taste from the New York Times: More and more Americans, educated 20-somethings and empty nesters among them, want to live downtown. Plenty of downtowns are coming back; many are thriving. Even so, we remain a nation in thrall [...]

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Tags: Ohio River Bridges · Oops · Possibility City

Woah, That JCPS Principal Is Beyond Awkward

September 27th, 2012 · 2 Comments

This is what happens when kids get bullied and it needs to fucking stop. Yes, we said fucking. IT NEEDS TO STOP. This should break your heart. [This, This, This] Metro police are investigating two, separate homicides that took places within about three hours Wednesday evening. [WDRB] Louisville Gas and Electric Co. has withdrawn its [...]

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Tags: Arena · Bad Behavior · Business · Death · Indiana · JCPS · LG&E · Police · Possibility City · State Government · Youth

John Yar-mooth On The Teevee Talking Republicans

September 26th, 2012 · Comments Off

John Yar-mooth (according to the fancy teevee man) was back on the teevee discussing Republican intransigence injecting more uncertainty into the economy: Brooks Wicker will complain about this in 3, 2…

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Tags: Congress · John Yarmuth · Politics · Republican Party · TV · Video

More On Those Community Paramedics Programs

September 26th, 2012 · Comments Off

Seems many really are rolling their eyes at Greg Fischer’s $5 million proposal to further burden overworked paramedics in Louisville. So. That Community Paramedic program we mentioned? Here’s more information, since Greg apparently can’t have his staff fire up the googler for him: Here Here Here The programs could use experienced paramedics that can’t work [...]

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Tags: Greg Fischer · Metro Government

It’s All Puppies & Rainbows At The Cordish Joint

September 26th, 2012 · Comments Off

Another candidate has dropped out of the race for the Jefferson County Board of Education, leaving the field at 14 seeking three open seats. [C-J/AKN] Hoop dreams? Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer “brainstormed” the idea of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers playing ten games at the KFC Yum! Center during a meeting with the arena’s main tenant, [...]

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Tags: Churchill Downs · Cordish · Death · Education · Gambling · Gays · Greg Fischer · JCPS · Sports · WAVE · West End

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