Hear A Local Teevee Guy Lose His Marbles Live

Occasionally during an incident where the media is present, a reporter or camera person will lose their marbles, get super-egotistical and treat emergency workers or fellow media folks with absolute disrespect.

Like this incident a few minutes ago:


We can only assume it was someone with WLKY who needs an attitude adjustment. Because this is local teevee, not Good Morning America.

What Is David Jones Spending All His Money On?

Things like these generic, over-produced mail pieces:





Fun fact? All kinds of people who don’t live in the 2nd District are receiving his campaign material (that’s how we got our hands on them).

Jones may well be the best man for the job but one wonders if he actually believes he’s just a man of the people. Or if the average voter in the 2nd District believes a guy sitting on tens of millions of dollars can comprehend the needs and desires of the average working class student.

One also has to wonder how his close ties to Donna Hargens will be overlooked or if they’re a potential conflict of interest. For those unaware: Jones was sending letters back and forth, having meetings and working with others a few months ago when all the JCPS scandals broke out over bad hirings and such. He was also attempting to get his friend – who we will not name out of courtesy – a sweet gig. They deserved the job but this sort of thing has raised our eyebrow since he announced his candidacy.

Possibility City.

Jeffersonville Has Turned Into A Corrupt, Hot Mess

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Another day, another senseless shooting in Louisville. Meanwhile, the entire city turns a blind eye to violence. [WDRB]

Wondering why low income people suffering in mold-infested apartments are ignored? Because of photo ops like this one. [C-J/AKN]

A mentally challenged woman says she is recovering after teenagers attacked her and hit her in the head with a baseball bat. She says the whole thing started over a cell phone. [WHAS11]

The Kentucky Commission on Tax Reform is planning to ask for an extension. That’s according to commission chair and Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson, who says there are too many options for reforming the state tax code to fully consider by the November 15th deadline. [WFPL]

New details about the cleanup of a train derailment and hazardous material spill in southwest Jefferson County were released Tuesday afternoon. [WLKY]

For the first time, 2-year-old horses at this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships will not be allowed to use a drug injection aimed at restricting pulmonary bleeding. [Business First]

Michael Brown, the former FEMA director infamously praised by President George W. Bush for doing a “heckuva job” during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, told a local paper that President Barack Obama acted too quickly in mobilizing relief for Superstorm Sandy. [HuffPo]

Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore terminated the employment of Leah Farris, the city’s former communications director, on Friday, according to Farris’ attorney. We believe this means she refused to lie for him, as all of her communications work was exemplary with the press. [News & Tribune]

Senior Judge Martin McDonald has been removed from a death penalty case in which he threatened to strangle a lawyer who called his cellphone and referred to the lawyer’s case as “ridiculous,” “disgusting” and a “huge waste of time.” It’s about damn time. [C-J/AKN]

Way to go, Indiana rednecks. Way to go. A Halloween display in Indiana is the talk of the neighborhood. An Iraq war veteran has a display of a masked President Barack Obama hanging from a noose in his front yard. [WAVE3]

Just Like That, Another Cordish Scandal Sweeps Louisville, Greg Fischer’s Crew Ignores It

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Despite eight years in business and more than $20 million in taxpayer subsidies, Fourth Street Live has not turned a profit. At least, not according to the confidential profit-and-loss statements that the developer of the downtown entertainment district shares annually with Louisville metro government. That’s not to say Fourth Street Live isn’t making money for its developer, the Baltimore-based Cordish Cos. [C-J/AKN]

The UPS Worldport in Louisville is about to become much busier because of Hurricane Sandy. UPS has shut down its sorting activities at its regional hub in Philadelphia, which means its flights from Europe to the east coast will fly directly into Louisville. [WDRB]

In the Ben Chandler-Andy Barr congressional race debate, Andy Barr refuses to say whether abortion is okay in cases of rape or incest. Are Democrats fuming mad over that? Nah, because Ben Chandler is just as wingnutty when it comes to giving women the right to choose as Andy Barr. Democratic hypocrisy at its finest. [Page One]

What a waste of taxpayer dollars. Police in southwestern Indiana are looking for a thief. They’re trying to find whoever swiped 100 Mittens Romney campaign signs. [WHAS11]

Voters in several states will weigh in next month on some of the most contentious issues in public education, including teacher tenure, charter schools and merit pay for teachers, as a national fight over education reform hits the ballot box. [Reuters]

Remember Mel Ignatow? The FBI just released all of his records. Now you can re-live the mess of the man who got away with murder. [WLKY]

Biologists from Northern Kentucky University have begun studying whether restoration efforts will give forests and banks the ability to keep honeysuckle from returning once the invasive plant has been rooted out. [H-L]

David Milburn, who was just named interim principal of Jeffersonville High School on Thursday, has been placed on administrative leave, the Greater Clark Schools superintendent announced Monday. For allegedly shoplifting! [C-J/AKN]

Leading up to the Nov. 6 election, two political action committees (PAC) are supporting two separate Jefferson County Board of Education candidates. [WFPL]

Two children are dead and others were injured after a school bus crashed and rolled over in Carroll County. No matter how many times you see a story about the crash, you’ll feel terrible. What an awful situation. [WAVE3]

Wrapping up its fall meet Saturday, Keeneland Race Course smashed records for wagering and attendance. [Business First]

It’s Been A Year And Literally Nothing Has Changed

Greg Fischer and his people fired the Metro Parks whistleblower, retaliated against him and swept the drunk driving incident under the rug. They continue to speak poorly of said whistleblower.

The whistleblower, on the other hand, seems to be the only adult in the whole mess. Here’s a comment he left this morning:

Joey Sears // Oct 29, 2012 at 4:04 am

After 1 year. it’s still nice to see folks come to the Villevoice, posting comments, sharing facts about how things really are when it comes to working in the parks dept. as well as other Metro dept’s.

I would have never know about Jake and the Villevoice. if it wasn’t for someone I know who works in the Mayor’s office. (I will never expose who that person is.) but I’m thankful for the information. if it wasn’t for Jake and his staff. this story would have been forgotten. as well as many other stories. such a LMAS. LEMS.

I witnessed Mike Heitz doing something that I knew was unethical. unfortunately I had the bad luck of losing a job I loved. because I reported it.

As far as harboring any hard feeling towards anyone from the Parks dept . that is not my style. I still to this day promote public golf in the city of Louisville. just as I did while I was working in golf.

Does that mean I will ever forget. No I will never forget the things my family and I had to endure.

As far as Mike Heitz. I can only hope that by reporting him for drinking and driving. opened his eyes, to the fact that he. in my opinion and the opinion of many others had a drinking problem. I hope he was able to face his problem and get the help he needed . I hope that after a year he and Mayor Fischer, have looked back on this. admitting that his actions could have resulted in someone losing their life. admitting that I did the right thing. that I didn’t deserve to lose my job.


Possibility City?

Whistleblower gets shit-canned, attacked, belittled, hit financially. The Parks Director who repeatedly drove drunk in a city-owned vehicle? Still on the job, not even a slap on the wrist, probably getting a raise of some sort, still treated like he didn’t abuse the trust of the taxpayer.

We’re betting that if Sears had the money to really sue Metro Government as others are currently doing, he’d win or receive a worthy settlement.

Can’t Walk, Can’t Ride A Bike, May Also Get Shot

The Ohio River Bridges Debacle buttcramps are meeting today to ignore the wishes of the public. [C-J/AKN]

Another day, another cyclist has been killed in Louisville. Tomorrow, it will probably be a pedestrian. Possibility City. [WDRB]

Before you roll your eyes at Lexington over this story, remember that Louisville’s downtown only has an arena and Cordish. [H-L]

Sunday marked the beginning of the fall meets at Churchill Downs on a brisk October day. [WHAS11]

For years, biologists have analyzed fish tissue to gauge the water quality in rivers. But in the Ohio River, researchers are now looking at bugs, too. [WFPL]

The departure of David Williams from the state senate does not mean expanded gambling is on its way. The same people, the same staff, the same operations, attorneys, ideas that are in place will remain. [WLKY]

When he put together an equine sale in the spring, Jimmy Robertson wanted to fill a gap left by the Lexington Tatersalls sale, which closed its doors after its fall 2011 sale. [Business First]

A train derailment in far southwestern Jefferson County has led to a chemical release and a HazMat declaration. Reports of the derailment near the Ohio Valley Dragway on Catherine Station Road came in to MetroSafe just after 6 a.m. [WAVE3]

Perry Clark may be an embarrassingly bad state senator but Chris Thieneman is embarrassingly worse. Pretending to live at a South End storage facility while owning fancy East End homes… hahaha. [C-J/AKN]

Though he has legal representation at his side, former Jeffersonville High School Principal James Sexton said he doesn’t plan to bring any litigation against Greater Clark County Schools yet after he was reassigned from his job Thursday. [News & Tribune]

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