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The West End Just Isn’t Important To Politicians

February 18th, 2013 by admin · 3 Comments

Anyone have a favorite web developer/graphic designer? Send them our way. Hiring folks for a new project. [Jake]

Kentucky lawmakers are hotly debating whether to legalize industrial hemp. But do Kentucky farmers think hemp could help grow profits? [WDRB]

If John David Dyche really wanted people to care about him getting cut at A Kentucky Newpsaper, he wouldn’t have run quickly to a racist radio mouth-breather. He would have opened things up for the world to see. Interesting how that works. Maybe things would be different if, you know, anyone read the paper. [Deep Paper Cuts]

Do you think wine and liquor should be available at Kentucky gas stations and grocery stores? The federal courts may clear the way, but not before Kentucky lawmakers step in. [WHAS11]

You may also find it interesting to see how WFPL completely ignores the racist radio blowhard connection. [WFPL]

An elderly man died in a house fire in Louisville on Saturday. Fire crews were called to the scene of a house fire in the 2100 block of West Oak Street about 10 a.m. [WLKY]

Hemp doubters, including prominent Kentucky politicians and law enforcement, scoff at the idea that the market for the crop could mean much to Kentucky farmers. But they have not been answering the phones at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, where Commissioner James Comer gets two or three calls a week. [H-L]

Some LG&E customers may be surprised the next time they check their bill to find it’s slightly higher than usual. The price hike is just one of the changes that took effect with the new year. Many LG&E customers are just now starting to take notice. [WAVE3]

Most Kentucky employers have an employee handbook for their employees, and most employees probably never read it. But Scott Summers, an attorney with the Louisville office of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, is advising his business clients to be careful about what their handbook says about employment at will. [Business First]

About a dozen men held a noontime protest at Main and Second streets, calling on Mayor Greg Fischer to offer similar incentives to developers in western Louisville as those offered to a Whiskey Row renovation project. [C-J/AKN]

The moral of this story is that nothing is working right in Jeffersonville with the mayor’s office. [News & Tribune]

Maker’s Mark finally realized it was doing something stupid. [Maker's Mark]

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Earl // Feb 18, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I regularly (daily) read both your site and IL.

    Terry Boyd on IL details why he did not immediately publish Dyche’s would-be latest C-J editorial column. There are three consecutive pieces on the subject, including Dyche’s column.

    The story is interesting in that, although I followed the last breakup of the C-J’s editorial room, I failed to note the timing of when the editorial page went from merely an off-balance of informative/amusing to an entirely childishly comical take on several-days-before-yesterday’s events.

    I used to read the morning paper with a few cups of coffee. I still susbscribe out of habit, but it doesn’t last a whole cup. In fact, it takes me longer to make the coffee, and my Bunn brews a pot in under two minutes.

    I have to admit, I wasn’t aware that Dyche was still a contributor.

    I also wasn’t aware that Pam Platt was the editor.

    Pam Platt? It’s almost like they planned their own suicide over there.

    Still, reading the C-J now brings the same sadness of the today, along with the better memories of yesterday, of driving through the 1950s and 60s era neighborhood where I grew up. The houses are there, things are a bit run down now. And I don’t know anybody anymore.

    Although I rarely agreed with

  • 2 Earl // Feb 18, 2013 at 8:44 am

    It would be nice to be able to edit your own posts around here!

  • 3 J. Bruce Miller. // Feb 18, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Earl: Your last paragraph says it all. Your analogy hadn’t occurred to me, but it’s ‘spot on.’