Spring 2015 Bisig Political Report

Introduction
The Bisig Political Report is produced by the Bisig Impact Group, 640 S. Fourth Street, Louisville, KY. This report is intended to help regional media in their coverage of Election Day 2015. A fall report will come out in October 2015. The Bisig Impact Group is a leader in political consulting in the state of Kentucky since 1991.

Note:

  • Questions/Comments regarding the report should be directed to Matt Willinger, Director of Public Relations, at the Bisig Impact Group: mwillinger@bisig.com or (502) 583-0333
  • Disclosure: Larry Bisig is a registered Republican. Bisig has donated to the Comer campain.

STATE RACE

KENTUCKY STATE GOVERNOR

With a few days out, what will it take for the candidates to win?

Let’s begin with the perceived frontrunner, Hal Heiner.

Hal Heiner

Heiner, 62, is a former two-term Louisville Metro councilman and candidate for Louisville-Jefferson County mayor in the 2010 General Election. Earlier in that year he defeated Chris Thieneman, a well-known real estate developer, and Jonathan Robertson, who ran third. Heiner received 33,198 of the 49,175 votes cast or 67.5%. Like Bevin’s vote tally last year, this will bode well for Heiner in the May primary.

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SPONSORED BY BISIG IMPACT GROUP

Spring 2015 Bisig Political Report

Introduction
The Bisig Political Report is produced by the Bisig Impact Group, 640 S. Fourth Street, Louisville, KY. This report is intended to help regional media in their coverage of Election Day 2015. A fall report will come out in October 2015. The Bisig Impact Group is a leader in political consulting in the state of Kentucky since 1991.

Note:

  • Questions/Comments regarding the report should be directed to Matt Willinger, Director of Public Relations, at the Bisig Impact Group: mwillinger@bisig.com or (502) 583-0333
  • Disclosure: Larry Bisig is a registered Republican. Bisig has donated to the Comer campain.

STATE RACE

KENTUCKY STATE GOVERNOR

With a few days out, what will it take for the candidates to win?

Let’s begin with the perceived frontrunner, Hal Heiner.

Hal Heiner

Heiner, 62, is a former two-term Louisville Metro councilman and candidate for Louisville-Jefferson County mayor in the 2010 General Election. Earlier in that year he defeated Chris Thieneman, a well-known real estate developer, and Jonathan Robertson, who ran third. Heiner received 33,198 of the 49,175 votes cast or 67.5%. Like Bevin’s vote tally last year, this will bode well for Heiner in the May primary.

Wanna read the rest? CLICK HERE.

SPONSORED BY BISIG IMPACT GROUP

YAY! It’s Katie King Coronation Day, Louisville!

We’re obviously joking.

The former owner of a mastiff is facing animal cruelty charges after the dog’s four-pound tumor went untreated for months. [WDRB]

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency next week will begin a second round of air sampling at eight homes near the long-closed Lees Lane hazardous waste landfill, after discovering 13 homes with elevated levels of toxic vapors in crawl spaces. [C-J/AKN]

WARNING! RIDICULOUS AUTOPLAY VIDEO! It is one school board race where the candidates have name and face recognition. [WHAS11]

Kentucky’s U.S. Senate election could be a close race, but the battle for the airwaves has already been won. [H-L]

The Simpsons came to life in Louisville yesterday. A shelter-in-place has been ordered for a one square mile area around fire that broke out near Dixie Highway. [WLKY]

You’ll like this story, dog people. [HuffPo]

As they gathered for a reflection ceremony Sunday, friends and family of Ryan Kinnion said they are still looking for answers in his death more than a month after he was found by the side of River Road. [WAVE3]

Democratic Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes’ campaign appears to have shelled out $17,000 to shuttle Hillary Clinton into Kentucky to attend a rally last month. [Politico]

More than six months after Kentucky lawmakers passed legislation allowing limited trials for cannabidiol epilepsy treatments, doctors have not been able to begin them. [WFPL]

Sen. Rand Paul seems to be dealing with an internal battle over how to approach quarantines in the U.S. for people who may have been exposed to Ebola. [TPM]

A project to redevelop three buildings along the fabled section of West Main Street known as Whiskey Row should begin in mid-2015 and will take about 18 months to complete. [Business First]

Four seats have competition for the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corp.’s board of trustees this election with nine candidates in the race, four of whom are incumbents. [News & Tribune]

Where’s The Reward $ For West End Murders?

The family of a Louisville man gathered today in his memory, three years after his murder. [WDRB]

Joe Gerth is right that Mary Woolridge is a leftover turkey. Refusing to vote to remove a corrupt hack because of their race is about as low as low can go. [C-J/AKN]

The Jefferson County Coroner has identified a woman who was found in an alley Saturday morning with multiple gunshot wounds. When will Louisville businesses step up and offer a reward for information about her killer? [WHAS11]

Kentucky recorded 19 fewer drug-overdose deaths in 2012 than the year before. [H-L]

A Bullitt County woman charged in the death of a newborn baby found in a Louisville department store trash can told police she had wanted to keep the little girl. [WLKY]

If you missed seeing it, we’ve got a really fancy advertising special running through the end of the month for small businesses. [CLICK HERE]

The reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the murder of a Kroger employee increased to $25,000 on Friday. [WAVE3]

These days, only one-third of Americans say most people can be trusted. Half felt that way in 1972, when the General Social Survey first asked the question. [HuffPo]

He served several of the people who came through the door personally, not just because he was the pastor, but because he identified with some of them on a deep level. [News & Tribune]

Construction of the new I-65 bridge has forced the University of Louisville to reconsider its master plan for the downtown Nucleus Innovation Park. Officials are now determining where buildings should be constructed with respect to the bridge’s placement. [WFPL]

A partnership managed by Louisville home builder Elite Homes Inc. has closed on the purchase of the former site of Kitty’s Plants and Produce LLC at 8708 Brownsboro Road. [Business First]

In a generation, Kentucky will be a very different state because the federal health-reform law and expansion of Medicaid has made health insurance available to all residents of the state, Gov. Steve Beshear told Los Angeles Times political reporter Mark Z. Barabak for a story the paper published on Thanksgiving Day. And he acknowledged that his Medicaid decision was easier because he can’t seek re-election. [Al Cross]

The support for giving local cities and counties the option to impose a sales tax is long and lofty — Gov. Steve Beshear, Louisville and Lexington mayors Greg Fisher and Jim Gray and various state legislators, not to mention Kentucky’s Chamber of Commerce, League of Cities and the Association of Counties. [C-J/AKN]

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