Must Be More Of Fischer’s Promised Transparency

The hot mess in Greg Fischer’s administration continues. Ellen Hesen is merely providing legal CYA. Louisville Metro Public Works Director Ted Pullen resigned Friday afternoon, days after one of his subordinates filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit in Jefferson Circuit Court claiming he repeatedly passed her over for a promotion because of gender. [C-J/AKN]

A company that runs horse trams along the Ohio River in Louisville has agreed to take $160,000 to vacate a pole barn to clear the way for the Ohio River Bridges Project. [WDRB]

A year ago, Kentucky Downs in Franklin was a sleepy track, with only four days of turf racing a year on its unique “European-style” undulating turf track. Most of the year, the big draw was bingo. [H-L]

Does it make you happy to see people blindly supporting an organization that discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation? [WAVE3]

A pilot project to capture and store carbon dioxide has begun at a power plant in Alabama. The effort at the Barry Electric Generating Station began in full at the end of last month. [WFPL]

A rare glimpse into hours of closed proceedings in the Savannah Dietrich case were released Saturday. [WHAS11]

The University of Louisville and its athletic association have sued CSX Inc., claiming the railroad has refused to pay the $4 million cost of dealing with diesel fuel, cleaning solvents and other toxins buried under Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. [C-J/AKN]

Thousands of local union workers enjoyed a day off at the annual United Labor picnic at the Louisville Zoo. [WLKY]

State workers in the Kentucky judicial branch will be closed again [today] as they are out of their offices for the second of three planned furloughs. [Business First]

This southwestern Kentucky town has hit the astronomical jackpot. When a total eclipse of the sun darkens skies on Aug. 21, 2017, the show will last longer in a stretch of bucolic hill country near Hopkinsville than any place on the planet. [MSNBC]

5 thoughts on “Must Be More Of Fischer’s Promised Transparency

  1. “One Person’s Poison at Papa John’s”

    Prof. Dert: “I’m turnin’ in my Card football tickets.”

    Prof. Soyle: “Are you crazy? They’re precious, man.”

    Prof. Dert: “Not now that I know about all the toxins I’ve been sittin’ on. I teach here, but I won’t give up my life.”

  2. According to the suit, environmental studies completed before the stadium was built determined “at least 47 different contaminants were found at the CSX property, including high levels of lead, arsenic, chromium, diesel fuel, cleaning solvents and other toxins.”
    The suit claims CSX would have had to spend more than $40 million to clean up the site, which was contaminated as much as some sites on the federal Superfund list, had U of L not built the stadium there.
    Hebert said the school was able to reduce the cleanup costs by building an asphalt cap over the contaminated soil and installing equipment designed to keep the toxins from escaping.

    Really, asphalt is all that is required to contain all of that? If my house was sitting on all that, the value of my home would be worth nothing

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