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Plenty For Art, Little For Major Existing Problems

May 22nd, 2013 by admin · 4 Comments

More than two dozen buildings in both Louisville and southern Indiana still have to be demolished or moved to make way for the new downtown bridge. [WDRB]

An alternative census estimate shows that more of America’s seniors than originally thought are living in poverty — and that means the poverty rate could spike under certain Medicare reforms, a new analysis finds. [Politico]

Louisville just graduated a dozen new paramedics. Here’s hoping their boss doesn’t leave them hanging out to dry like he’s done with the rest of the agency. [WHAS11]

Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District officials are borrowing as much as $370 million over the next five years to help complete a court-mandated sewer system overhaul — using deficit spending to hold down rate increases. That’s only partly true – thanks to the corrupt swap every MSD is paying for. [C-J/AKN]

A jail cell confession is at question in a love triangle murder case. Jeffrey Mundt is on trial for allegedly killing a man after a night of sex and drugs, then burying his body in the basement of a home in Old Louisville. [WLKY]

This is probably the most slanted, one-sided, biased story about “welfare” in Kentucky that we’ve ever seen. Kristen Kennedy would be fired if she worked for a television outfit in any other city. Unbelievable. It’s like suggesting that everyone receiving government benefits drives a BMW. [WKYT]

There’s tons of money for this but very little for cleaning up shop at Metro Animal Services. Mayor Greg Fischer has included funds for a new public art administrator in his proposed city budget. The budget, which Mayor Fischer proposed to Metro Council on Monday, adds an additional $30,000 to hire a public art administrator to the $500,000 allocated to the city’s arts fund, which provides funding to external agencies. [WFPL]

An elderly couple was forced down on the floor at gunpoint in their own east Louisville home. Louisville Metro police are looking for two gunman who stole the couple’s car after the violent home invasion that took place on Shenandoah Drive off Chamberlain Lane Tuesday. [WAVE3]

Ted Smith, director of economic growth and innovation for Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government, asked a group of young professionals Monday evening whether gigabit Internet service such as Google Fiber should be a priority for the city. [Business First]

Al Mohler just might be a psycho lunatic masquerading as a man of jaaaaaayzus. His latest remarks about the Oklahoma tornado disaster take the cake. [C-J/AKN]

The search for Sarah Green’s replacement is over. Charles Heavrin, who serves as the shelter manager for the Kentucky Humane Society, was announced as the new director of the J.B. Ogle Animal Shelter in Jeffersonville, according to a press release issued Tuesday by the office of Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore. [News & Tribune]

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cavemouse // May 22, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    The new Paramedics will not cover the exodus of experienced Paramedics from LMEMS. Best of luck to them and bank that OT money for your retirement!

  • 2 Fischyisajoke // May 22, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    So glad Fischy looked the Dalai Lama in the eye and said he was a compassionate man in a compassionate city but not when it comes to LMAS. More $ for arts than LMAS. What a joke. So glad Metro Council will speak up…oh wait… they are gutless cowards too!

  • 3 Bill // May 23, 2013 at 2:10 am

    You know its strange when I hear the theists like Albert Mohler talk about their beliefs and how we were all created free of sin as they say and then Adam and Eve blew it by eating the forbidden fruit. But have you ever thought about all this? It doesn’t make sense. After all, if you’re all powerful and all knowing and all totally informed and didn’t want people to do what it is that you don’t want. Then why would you allow people the ability to choose something other than what it is you want? Maybe this sounds a bit convoluted since its 2 am but if you’re going to frown on bad human behavior because its not what you want for your creation, why in the hell do you allow it in the first place. After all, you’re supposedly the all knowing and all powerful master of the universe as they say. Never did understand what ones calls Christian theology because it really doesn’t make a lot of sense. You want people to do your thing then why do you give them the ability to do wrong in the first place.

  • 4 Bill // May 23, 2013 at 2:13 am

    Oh and by the way, I think Al sucks for the record as do the rest of the fire and brimstone types threatening everyone with some eternal damnation for a lifetime of what some people do as personal stupidity. If you don’t follow their beliefs, you are doomed even though 99 percent of them don’t even follow their own teachings. Ie. Hypocrisy.