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Gill Holland Has Done Way More than Fischer

September 23rd, 2013 by admin · 2 Comments

From NuLu to Louisville’s Portland neighborhood, Gill Holland is on the move. On Thursday Holland took WDRB News on a tour of what will be his new offices starting in a few weeks. [WDRB]

For 12 days, it felt like old times inside the Keeneland sales pavilion. After five years of rebuilding efforts following the economic crash that manifested during the 2008 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, the latest edition of the most telltale Thoroughbred auction showcased the strength that has returned. [H-L]

Officials were optimistic at a ceremony held to introduce a partnership between the UofL Foundation and NTS Development Company to top off a new building at the University’s Shelby Campus. [WHAS11]

Bonnie Jones has never believed her son, Christopher “Buddy” Jones, accidentally shot himself to death in March. His autopsy report, which she received Sept. 13, appears to confirm her suspicions. [C-J/AKN]

You aren’t even safe from your own crazy neighbors these days. Police said a Louisville woman tried to kill her neighbor. [WLKY]

Kentucky is, by many measures, one of the most poverty-stricken states in the nation. The state’s 19.4% poverty rate in 2012 was worse than all but four states. Additionally, more than 18.0% of residents received food stamps in 2012, higher than all but two states and up from 17.4% the year before. [Click the Clicky]

Earlier this week, Kentucky children’s advocates and others lobbied state legislators to halt drastic cuts to a program that provides financial aid to low-income working families to cover child care costs. [WFPL]

Campaigning continues a year before the election. Senator Mitch McConnell visited the National Federation of Republican Women’s convention where he addressed a captivated crowd of GOP supporters. [WAVE3]

You’ve gotta go read about the political corruption going down across the river in Indiana right now. Jobs for campaign cash, secret recordings and more. It’s almost as if it’s taking place in Frankfort. [News & Tribune]

The amount of nasty telephone calls and emails received from those around Greg Fischer after this story appeared was unbelievable. How dare anyone discuss what’s actually going on in Louisville. [The 'Ville Voice]

You either didn’t know there was a grocery store downtown or you were afraid to go there. [Business First]

Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Death · Dogs · Downtown · Greg Fischer · Horse Industry · Indiana · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · State Government · University of Louisville · West End

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Laurie Spezzano // Sep 23, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    We are so lucky to have Gill Holland. I am going to enjoy another of his projects this evening – the Louisville Music Awards.

  • 2 J. Bruce Miller // Sep 23, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    When I returned from Vanderbilt Law School in 1965, there were the beginnings of a revitalization of Louisville. Wendell Cherry, David Grissom, David Jones, John Y. Brown, Jr. and a half dozen more forward thinking folks decided to ‘change this place.’ They succeeded and Louisville’s economic future blossomed – only to have that ‘change’ blunted by a non-sensical political and university battle between Louisville and the rest of the state.

    Gill Holland’s entrance onto our ‘scene’ is a God-send — and remindful of the determination of Wendell, the 2 Davids, John Y. and a number of others. He will do wonders — and should be joined by more – and given room to flower.