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Good Happens When You Focus On Your Parks

August 1st, 2011 · 2 Comments

What happens when a city tears down an overpass and focuses on a park? The city has a beautiful, natural waterfall smack in the middle of its downtown that was hidden for decades by a concrete overpass, warehouses and boarded-up buildings. White took some political heat, but convinced the city to fund a 20-acre public [...]

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Tags: 8664 · Business · Parks

Louisville Yearns For Government Transparency

July 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

Whattya know? Experts say they wouldn’t hire the guy Greg Fischer hired to run LMAS. And, get this: Greg Fischer’s office refused to be interviewed for this story. Doesn’t sound too sure about his hire to us because actions speak louder than words. [WAVE3] Four cases of how tearing down a highway can relieve traffic [...]

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Tags: 8664 · Alcohol · Art · Business · Charity · Churchill Downs · Courier-Journal · Election · Greg Fischer · Health Care · James Ramsey · Metro Council · Metro Government · Oops · Politics · Steve Beshear · Transparency · University of Louisville

Greg Fischer’s Crew Now Out Spinning Like Crazy

June 28th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Republican Party of Kentucky Chairman Steve Robertson questioned Jack Conway for the 55th day in a row yesterday: “Jack Conway doesn’t mind answering questions if he thinks it will get him free publicity…unless it pertains to his own ethical failures,” said Robertson. “This man has no credibility on any issues until he addresses the most [...]

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Tags: 8664 · Business · Downtown · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Jack Conway · Jeffersontown · Jerry Abramson · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · Republican Party

Which Jerry Abramson Shoe Will Drop Next?

June 27th, 2011 · 12 Comments

Jerry Abramson didn’t spend $180,000 out of his fancy discretionary fund. Turns out he spent some $214,000. And you know what? Receipts for what the money was spent on are essentially non-existent. So no wonder Matt Erwin at the KDP lost his shiz last week. [C-J/AKN] Activists are calling for stronger enforcement of the Clean [...]

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Tags: 8664 · Bad Behavior · Business · Dining · Downtown · Education · Election · Gannett · Greater Louisville Inc. · Greg Fischer · Jerry Abramson · John Yarmuth · Newspaper · Police · Water

Greg Fischer Tucks Tail & Runs Over River Fields

June 7th, 2011 · 9 Comments

Why did Greg Fischer run from WHAS11′s Joe Arnold when asked about River Fields? Yes, a pee alert is necessary. Put down all beverages and take a big boy/girl potty break before watching. Yes, that really happened.

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Tags: 8664 · Greg Fischer · Ohio River Bridges · Video · WHAS

Anti-River Fields Group Wants To Intervene In Suit

May 12th, 2011 · 15 Comments

Kentuckians For Progress has filed a motion to intervene in River Fields’ lawsuit against the Federal Highway Administration. Could be a big moment for folks paying close attention to the Ohio River Bridges Debacle. “It will not be the Federal Highway Administration that waits in traffic, does not get a job, loses business, has lower [...]

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Tags: 8664 · Legal · Ohio River Bridges

Louisville Isn’t The Only City With Transit Woes

April 11th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Tell me if this sounds familiar: SEATTLE — Here in the capital of the Pacific Northwest, where commercial jets were born but now the mayor brags about biking to work, questions over commerce, climate change and community are converging on a couple of fateful miles of asphalt. Is the Alaskan Way Viaduct overlooking Elliott Bay [...]

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Tags: 8664 · Ohio River Bridges · Oops

8664, Weed, Ford, Food, Be Glad It’s Friday!

February 11th, 2011 · 15 Comments

8664 won the ‘Big Idea’ contest. Meanwhile, Greg Fischer and everyone in power are looking in the opposite direction. [FatLip] You’ve got until February 24 to submit nominations for the Governor’s Awards for Volunteerism and Service. The awards will honor groups and individuals who strive to improve the Commonwealth through volunteer efforts. [Click the Clicky] [...]

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Tags: 8664 · Awards · Bad Behavior · Charity · Derby Festival · Dining · Economy · Festival · Ford · Metro Council · Music · Politics · State Government · Thunder

Your Weekly Transportation Lady Update Video

January 21st, 2011 · Comments Off

This week the Transportation Lady discusses the bogus Ohio River Bridges Debacle “forum” taking place in February:

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Tags: 8664 · Ohio River Bridges · State Government · Video

Maybe How Not To Fight Against Bridge Tolls

January 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

We’re all for the various anti-tolling groups that are sprouting up around the metro area. But announcing a major meeting that occurs this evening (5:30 @ Buckhead’s in Jeffersonvile) just six hours before it’s set to begin, as No 2 Bridge Tolls has done? From the release: A public meeting to update and inform Kentuckiana [...]

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Tags: 8664 · Indiana · Ohio River Bridges · Oops