Beshear Is Probably Terrified To Veto That Mess

Woo, let’s tear everything in Louisville down for a couple unnecessary bridges! In the Shadow Wood Subdivision, houses have already have been torn down to makes way for the approach to the East End Bridge. [WDRB]

Kentucky expects to have estimates next month on how much money may be generated by tolls on new Ohio River bridges — a key step in the state’s financing of a new span downtown and a rebuilt Spaghetti Junction interchange. [C-J/AKN]

Local teevee people just realized this, despite it being the case for years and years. A new report says Oldham County, just northeast of Louisville, is the healthiest place to live in Kentucky. Bet mega doughnuts they have no clue where Owsley County is, though. [WHAS11]

Wondering why Lexington lost that Bloomberg challenge (it’s idea was, unfortunately, outdated and stale) and why Louisville was never in the running? [Fast Company]

Family and friends of a man left for dead at a hospital want more answers. Christopher “Buddy” Jones was found on March 16th, outside of Kosair Children’s Hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest. [WAVE3]

Republican Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday that illegal immigrants should be allowed to become U.S. taxpayers and ultimately get a chance to become citizens, a significant step for the Tea Party favorite amid growing Republican acceptance of the idea. [H-L]

They were looking for a new house, but a southern Indiana man and wife made a startling discovery in the process, when they came across three bodies floating in a New Albany creek. [WLKY]

The Jeffersonville Redevelopment Commission agreed to pay up to $698,000 toward the Falls Landing Park in a 3-2 vote Wednesday, March 13. [News & Tribune]

Don’t you just love how GLI brings in all these crooks to give them advice? [Business First]

As the Supreme Court prepares to decide whether the federal government may deny benefits to same-sex married couples that it allows their heterosexual counterparts, Americans seem already to have made up their minds. [Reuters]

Better late than never. But WFPL has it wrong – Greg Fischer didn’t speak up in support of a veto because of pressure. He did so because he personally believes it’s the right thing to do. After pressure from local gay rights and city lawmakers, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is asking Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to veto the so-called religious freedom bill. [WFPL]

Two people have been charged after dropping off a shooting victim at a hospital emergency room early Saturday morning, according to Louisville Metro Police. [C-J/AKN]

2 thoughts on “Beshear Is Probably Terrified To Veto That Mess

  1. Instead of tasking London-based Steer Davies Gleave with the traffic and revenue study, Kentucky should have gone with an unconvicted winner and hired Leib Advisors of Wisconsin, the firm responsible for the Yum Center sales tax feasibility study. That way, I’m sure we would have already had that $370 million loan from the federal government.

  2. Leib Advisors. Now they were a real good bunch. Here’s the inside skinny of that tomato can. Jimbo Hostess found them in Owensboro. They were doing a feasibility study on a 4,000 seat baseball field for a Single A baseball team. The only arenas they ever did a study for was a 12,000 seat arena in somewhere in New Hampshire (I think it was Manchester), a 10,000 seat areana in Wilkes-Barre PA and an arena for Costal Carolina University (which may not have been built). The Yum Center was more than 3.5 times the size in area and bonded indebtedness.

    Yeah, ole Jimbo Hostess Cupcake really found a good one on that deal.

    Try another one — the guy who made the study for the projected TIF revenue was a prof. at UofL!!! Jimbo described him on Mandy Connel as being a “world expert’. This ‘dingbat’ used sales and use tax revenues for the ENTIRE COUNTY to determine the projection for ONLY THE TIF DISTRICT!!! Then in order to get to a 7% growth had to go all the way back to 1990 figures, because 1990 was a 45% growth OVER 1989 (because of all the money spent to build UPS (WHICH ISN’T IN THE TIF DISTRICT).

    How’s that for a UofL professor!!!!!!!!!

    Yeah, Nova — hiring the Leib Advisors would REALLY BE A GOOD IDEA! (I know your suggestion is ‘tongue in cheek.’)

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