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Entries from February 2013

The Inside Scoop On Your Late Newspapers

February 28th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Yeah, we know, no one is too worried about it but we thought we’d share the inside scoop on this: That’s on the bottom of P1 of a local newspaper. But they left a little bit of information out. Turns out the “computer system problem” was Gannett-wide. The system used for all papers failed (apparently [...]

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Tags: Gannett · Newspaper · Oops

Congressman Yarmuth On The VAWA Passage

February 28th, 2013 · Comments Off

Here’s what John Yarmuth had to say about the passage of the Violence Against Women Act: “Today’s vote for a comprehensive Violence Against Women Act is a major victory and an encouraging sign of bipartisanship on an issue vital to millions of Americans,” Yarmuth said. “All victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse in Louisville [...]

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Tags: Congress · Discrimination · John Yarmuth

Louisville Ignores The Looming Pension Disaster

February 28th, 2013 · Comments Off

JCPS Principals at some of the district’s lowest performing schools get to keep their job. The move is in response to a surprising report from the Kentucky Department of Education. [WDRB] Kate Hopkins didn’t know the man in the casket, never met him or his family. Yet, Hopkins attended the funeral of Francisco Carmona, 48, [...]

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Tags: Arena · Business · Dogs · Greg Fischer · Guns · Homeless · Hype · Indiana · JCPS · Sex · State Government

Maybe Andrew Compton Will Finally See Justice

February 27th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Kentucky’s public university presidents say they’d like to see the state’s U.S. senators help overhaul the country’s immigration system. [WDRB] The University of Louisville is considering offering buyouts to longtime faculty and staff in an effort to save $2.5 million as the state’s financial support dwindles. [C-J/AKN] There’s all kinds of important stuff to cover [...]

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Tags: Death · Education · Hype · Immigration · Indiana · State Government · Thunder · University of Louisville

School Boards Assoc. Lying About EpiPen Costs

February 26th, 2013 · 26 Comments

The Kentucky School Boards Association and at least one large union representing teachers are fighting tooth and nail against putting EpiPens in schools. Even in the face of no health care, disappearing nurses and increasing allergies. They’re being unbelievably dishonest with their spin in claiming that putting life-saving EpiPens in every school would cost millions [...]

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Tags: Education · Health Care · Youth

Where Are The No Tolls People On The Latest?

February 26th, 2013 · Comments Off

Oldham County’s school superintendent is pushing for increased security upgrades that could cost the district between $1.5 and $1.75 million. [WDRB] The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has turned back a challenge from a bidder who claimed it submitted the least expensive and best deal for the downtown portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project. In a [...]

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Tags: Awards · Bad Behavior · Business · Education · Greg Fischer · Guns · Indiana · Jeffersontown · John Yarmuth · Newspaper · Ohio River Bridges · State Government

Jane Beshear’s Special Commentary On Literacy

February 25th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last week, First Lady Jane Beshear released a special commentary focused on Literacy Celebration Week:

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Tags: Education · Video · Youth

President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

February 25th, 2013 · Comments Off

This week President Barack Obama discussed sequester:

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Tags: Economy · Politics · Video

Woah, Louisville Got Some Good Green Press!

February 25th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Louisville’s congressman expects just one part of the president’s gun control plans to pass Congress this year. He sees it as a start in efforts that re-awakened the nation and Louisville’s interest in gun violence issues. [WDRB] When storms, disease or old age down trees and limbs in city parks, the wood waste will now [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Gays · Green · Guns · Health Care · Indiana · John Yarmuth · Race · University of Louisville

A Lesson In Combating Negative Press With GE

February 22nd, 2013 · 2 Comments

What do you do when you’re experiencing a non-stop flow of stories about layoffs and business cuts in Louisville? After you just convinced the public to believe you were moving 500 jobs back to Louisville and wouldn’t ever do anything like cut jobs? You get your friends at a local business publication called Business First [...]

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Tags: Business First · Oops