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Funtimes Arena Messes Will Never Go Away

September 24th, 2013 · 8 Comments

State legislators were advised that the Louisville Arena Authority bond issue required the Arena Authority to set aside money for the Kentucky Fair Board. That money would make up for the revenue lost due to the University of Louisville leaving Freedom Hall, which is controlled by the Fair Board. Legislators were also told that specific [...]

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Tags: Arena · Bad Behavior · State Government

Does Downtown Need Even More Shelters?

September 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

Allegations of four police officers breaking the law with a 15-year-old girl come from counties west and south of Louisville. [WDRB] It seems counterintuitive — shrink the size of your tax district so you can increase revenue. But that’s what the Louisville Arena Authority is proposing to help reduce the KFC Yum! Center’s annual revenue [...]

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Tags: Arena · Bad Behavior · Death · Education · Gambling · Homeless · Indiana · JCPS · Metro Council · Police · Scandal · State Government · Zoning

Yarmuth Could Hurt Grimes Outside Louisville

July 16th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Alison Lundergan Grimes has kept a low public profile since she announced that she wants Mitch McConnell’s U.S. Senate seat, and McConnell is using that to his advantage. [WDRB] Frankfort city commissioners said they anticipate eventual passage of a fairness ordinance, but they spent two hours Monday discussing and tweaking a draft. [H-L] The Louisville [...]

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Tags: Arena · Death · Dining · Discrimination · Ethics · Gays · Hype · Indiana · Jack Conway · John Yarmuth · Metro Council · Mitch McConnell · Senate Race · University of Louisville

West End Health Concerns Heightened After Spill

June 11th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Louisville Gas and Electric has been fined once again and received another notice of violation for allegedly allowing coal fly ash particles to leave its Cane Run facility. The utility, which received the notice of violation this week, also received a $5,000 fine which could increase. [WDRB] It may seem counter intuitive, considering the agency’s [...]

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Tags: Arena · Bad Behavior · Bourbon · LG&E · MSD · Oops · State Government · Steve Beshear · University of Louisville · West End · Youth

Arena Authority Revenue Dropped? Surely Not!

June 4th, 2013 · 6 Comments

Louisville Metro Police say they found more than just drugs during a narcotics investigation at a Louisville hotel: they found several women acting as prostitutes. [WDRB] Several Louisville Metro Council members aren’t happy with Mayor Greg Fischer for failing to restore previously cut urban services in his new budget proposal. [WFPL] This is certainly not [...]

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Tags: Arena · Bad Behavior · Dogs · Education · Greg Fischer · Health Care · JCPS · John Yarmuth · Judges · LMPD · Metro Council · Metro Government · Sex · State Government · Steve Beshear · WHAS

Indiana Scandals Calm Compared To Metro Council

May 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

Awww, lookit, Al Mohler is really upset that the Boy Scouts have decided to stop hating on gay kids. He’s the Rush Limbaugh of the church world. But even Rush Limbaugh isn’t that uptight. [WDRB] The Louisville Metro Council on Monday approved a resolution urging Norfolk Southern Railroad to allow cyclists and pedestrians on the [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Arena · Bad Behavior · Business · Death · Gays · Indiana · Metro Council · Police · Scandal · State Government

We Get Interesting Comments About The Arena

May 15th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Of course we get interesting comments about the arena: J. Bruce Miller // May 14, 2013 at 10:15 pm I read where the Arena Authority is considering the possibility of refinancing the bonds. Their present interest rate averages a little above 6%. Can you imagine what the interest rate would be when the bond rating [...]

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Tags: Arena · Hype · Possibility City

Being Nonchalant With Tolls (Taxes) Unacceptable

May 14th, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has nabbed an accused wig thief, according to an arrest warrant. Gives a whole new meaning to wig snatching. [WDRB] What planet is Greg Fischer living on when he says membership of the board setting toll rates for bridges is not a major concern? [C-J/AKN] Who believes everything is all [...]

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Tags: Arena · Bad Behavior · Discrimination · Ford · Greg Fischer · Indiana · JCPS · Kentucky Derby · Lexington · Metro Government · Ohio River Bridges · Race · State Government

Louisville Ignores The Looming Pension Disaster

February 28th, 2013 · Comments Off

JCPS Principals at some of the district’s lowest performing schools get to keep their job. The move is in response to a surprising report from the Kentucky Department of Education. [WDRB] Kate Hopkins didn’t know the man in the casket, never met him or his family. Yet, Hopkins attended the funeral of Francisco Carmona, 48, [...]

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Tags: Arena · Business · Dogs · Greg Fischer · Guns · Homeless · Hype · Indiana · JCPS · Sex · State Government

Some Interesting Arena Tidbits For Filing Away

February 6th, 2013 · 12 Comments

We get a lot of questions about the fancy new arena downtown and the Arena Authority. Lately, those questions almost always include mentions of the University of Louisville. Could that be because the majority of those connected to the construction of the Yum! Center are either boosters, board members or otherwise connected folks at UofL? [...]

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Tags: Arena · University of Louisville