GLI’s A Giant Waste For Anyone But Mega Corps

The five biggest donors to Greater Louisville Inc. in 2012 – KentuckyOne Health, LG&E, Chase, PNC and Brown-Forman – gave at least $100,000 each, according to new information from the chamber. Meanwhile, Louisville’s biggest private employer, UPS, gave $50,000. And Ford Motor Co., which got GLI’s help in securing a $240 million economic development award in 2010, gave a relatively paltry $25,000. [WDRB]

The sales pavilion at Keeneland is usually filled with the lightning patter of auctioneers and whoops of spotters selling horses parading on the auction block. [H-L]

U of L is looking for someone to do a feasibility study on another expansion of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. [WHAS11]

No, Obamacare won’t be a secret weapon for Alison Grimes. She’s spent years running away from it, attacking it, opposing it, refusing to offer solutions. Let’s save the McConnell outrage for something else. This doesn’t help Alison, who has been too cowardly to speak up. [TPM]

The University of Louisville sounds really safe these days with its armed robberies and such. [WLKY]

Kentucky officials announced Wednesday that they have received final approval to borrow up to $452 million from the federal government at a low interest rate to help pay for the downtown portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project. [C-J/AKN]

With a Jefferson County Public Schools bus crash every day? No, they are not as safe as you think. It’s just a cold, dead talking point from JCPS to suggest otherwise and Donna Hargens should be ashamed for pushing Ben Jackey to use that unbelievable talking point. [WAVE3]

He was last seen more than two years ago. Now Kentucky State Police and his family are pleading again for help to find him. [WYMT]

A Jefferson County official is furious with the lack of maintenance at his offices and wants Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration to do more to address the needs of city buildings. [WFPL]

University of Louisville president James Ramsey was asked on Tuesday whether he hopes to keep athletic director Tom Jurich around “forever.” [Business First]

The Big Four Bridge has an opening date of Dec. 20, for part of the project. But the ramp still won’t be open to the public because Jeffersonville’s mayor and his crew are more incompetent than anyone can imagine. [News & Tribune]

4 thoughts on “GLI’s A Giant Waste For Anyone But Mega Corps

  1. Interesting article about the Big Four Bridge. Kinda makes you wonder if they are this far behind in building a walk ramp, how long will it take to build a bridge for cars?

  2. 1) GLI is a stupid name for an organization that has to further have its “purpose” tacked on to every “first mention” of it.

    2) I have a strong problem with not-for-profits and with utility companies that annually raise consumer rates DONATING money to another organization.

  3. Bet CombOverJim and BigHeadTom REALLY want Leib Advisors (Bob Leib, Todd Gruen, Russell Black) to do that stadium expansion feasibility study.

  4. Yes — Where’s ole Jimbo Hostess these days? He used to be around here with Combover and Tommy Turtleneck accepting ‘Man of the Year’ awards. Anybody seen him. How about Jim Patterson and Lil Danny Ulmer and a couple of the other ‘big $’ ULA fanatics. Funny how they all hide when the Arena they created (and gave to Combover) needs cash and they’ve got a bunch in their bank account. Guess they’re in Naples, now. (No income taxes there).

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