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We’re Stuck Wondering Who’ll Replace Ward-Pugh

January 2nd, 2014 · 7 Comments

It’s truly unfortunate that televised media in Louisville has chosen to focus on one incident that may not be much more than hype. Instead, Louisville’s press has been sitting on its hands for years when it comes to the hot mess that is Metro Animal Services. It’s much worse than a case or two of [...]

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Tags: Arena · Bad Behavior · Business · Economy · Greg Fischer · Guns · Horse Industry · Hype · Indiana · Metro Council · Politics · Race · Taxes

Everything’s Still Puppies & Rainbows, Move Along

December 30th, 2013 · 3 Comments

It’s tale of two Louisville shopping districts: one seeing a last minute frenzy, the other lackluster sales. The reason(s) everyone but the folks in television and at the newspaper admit: Jerry Abramson and Cordish. [WDRB] Louisville International Airport is nearing completion of two taxiway projects that airport officials say will make it easier and safer [...]

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Tags: Arena · Business · Cordish · Crime · Downtown · Guns · Indiana · Lexington · State Government · TV · WAVE · West End

Wow, Those Bridge Bonds Sure Sound Great

December 6th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Kentucky bridge bonds rated one step above junk status. Two credit rating agencies have weighed in on $747 million in bonds Kentucky plans to sell next week to finance its share of the Ohio River Bridges Project. [WDRB] Why a public utility needs a charitable foundation, we’ll never know, but here’s this thing anyway. The [...]

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Tags: Arena · Awards · Charity · Economy · Education · Hype · Indiana · Kentucky Kingdom · Legal · LG&E · Metro Council · Ohio River Bridges · Politics · University of Louisville

A Little Bit More On The Arena Debacle…

November 18th, 2013 · 7 Comments

First, some related stories: UofL: Land Of The Appearance Of Impropriety [October 25, 2010] Damning New Report Questions Arena’s Future [January 29, 2013] Some Interesting Arena Tidbits For Filing Away [February 6, 2013] We Get Interesting Comments About The Arena [May 15, 2013] Funtimes Arena Messes Will Never Go Away [September 24, 2013] By now [...]

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Tags: Arena · Greg Fischer · Jim King · Oops · Possibility City

The Arena Is Maybe The End Of The World…?

November 18th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Moody’s Investors Service has lowered its confidence in the ability of arena officials to repay the construction debt on the KFC Yum! Center, citing the dependence on a special taxing district, high operating expenses and a lease with the University of Louisville that limits the building’s profit potential. Check back here on TVV at noon [...]

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Tags: Arena · Dogs · Education · Greater Louisville Inc. · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · Kentucky Kingdom · Metro Council · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · West End

How Complacent Will You Be Today, Folks?

October 15th, 2013 · Comments Off

Something tells us this lady would not spend more than a few minutes in a cage at Metro Animal Services. Primarily because she doesn’t want to get a disease that kills her within a week or two. [WDRB] Do you remember Evan Bayh, the guy in Indiana who ran from a potential challenge to avoid [...]

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Tags: Arena · Chris Thieneman · Dining · Dogs · Education · Hype · Indiana · JCPS · Metro Council · Oops · State Government · University of Louisville

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