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Study Isn’t Necessary: LMPD Needs More Help

April 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

It has hosted college and professional basketball games, high school graduations and roller derby clashes. Louis Armstrong played there, as did musicians from Elvis Presley to My Morning Jacket. [WDRB] The Waterfront Development Corp. is scrambling to offset the legislature’s abrupt slashing of all state funding for the agency — $420,000 a year for each [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Cordish · Downtown · Education · Gays · Indiana · LMPD · Oops · Politics · State Government

Why Waste So Much Time & Energy On GLI?

April 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Suicide prevention sheds a longstanding taboo: talking about attempts. [NY Times] The U.S. Secretary of Transportation is warning that gridlock in Washington could halt big transportation projects in Kentucky and across the country. [WDRB] Drivers downtown can’t miss the progress being made on a new Interstate 65 bridge and its approaches. But work on the [...]

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Tags: Art · Bad Behavior · Bourbon · Contests · Death · Downtown · Economy · Education · Greater Louisville Inc. · Indiana · Ohio River Bridges · Race · State Government · Steve Beshear · University of Kentucky

You’ve Probably Already Skipped Out For Thunder

April 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment

JCPS officials are responding to an FBI memo sent to local law enforcement claiming a gang of middle schoolers is responsible for the downtown mob violence in late March. [WDRB] The University of Louisville announced Thursday that it has reached its fundraising goal of $1 billion for its capital campaign, which began in 2007. [C-J/AKN] [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Cable · Derby Festival · Downtown · Education · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · Mitch McConnell · Senate Race · Thunder · University of Kentucky · University of Louisville · Youth

Greg Fischer’s Probably Never Even Fired A Gun

April 10th, 2014 · No Comments

Greg Fischer is asking gun owners to leave their firearms at home during this weekend’s Thunder Over Louisville. His comments aren’t sitting well with gun owners. [WDRB] Hoping to slow traffic and make the ride easier and safer for bicyclists and pedestrians, city officials are putting a handful of local streets on a “road diet.” [...]

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Tags: Bikes · Business · Downtown · Education · Gays · Greg Fischer · Guns · Hype · Indiana · Metro Council · Ohio River Bridges · Politics · State Government · Thunder · University of Kentucky

Everyone’s Apparently Still Nervous About Thunder

April 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment

After rumors of possible violence at this weekend’s Thunder Over Louisville, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer explained why more than just teens must be held accountable for any violence — including the recent mayhem at downtown. [WDRB] This Indiana loon sounds like he’d do really well in Frankfort. Indiana’s top official in charge of improving the [...]

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Tags: Arena · Bad Behavior · Cable · Downtown · Gambling · Greg Fischer · Guns · Homeless · Indiana · Thunder · Youth

Think Positively! Thunder & Derby Are Upon Us

April 7th, 2014 · Comments Off

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has addressed a letter to citizens in an effort to ease recent apprehensions over violence downtown. [WDRB] An abrupt slashing of state funding for Louisville’s waterfront agency will almost certainly lead to elimination of the city’s traditional Fourth of July celebration and a drastic reduction in the planned six-day gala to [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Downtown · Greg Fischer · Indiana · Jail · Parks · Possibility City · Poverty · State Government · Thunder · Zoning

Hot Mess With Deranged Downtown Ambassador

April 5th, 2014 · Comments Off

Maybe there’s a bit of a problem with some downtown employees? Check out what Charles Johnson, a sandwich shop employee, went through when some nutty downtown “ambassador” assaulted him: On April 3.2014 I was at work at Jimmy Johns at 4th and Broadway. I had just returned to the store from making a delivery on [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Downtown · Possibility City

Wow, White Panic Has Just Cold TAKEN OVER

April 1st, 2014 · Comments Off

The city of Louisville joins forces with a private waste company to get more businesses downtown to recycle. [WDRB] Major Pee Alert! Because white panic is getting worse and worse. This time in J-town. [C-J/AKN] Legislation in Kentucky that was designed to set euthanasia standards for shelter animals took an unexpected turn when it went [...]

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Tags: Churchill Downs · Downtown · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Housing · JCPS · Mitch McConnell · Politics · Possibility City · Race · Senate Race · State Government · Steve Beshear

Still Unnecessarily Panicked About Downtown?

March 31st, 2014 · Comments Off

Even the youth in Louisville know Greg Fischer’s nonsense is just nonsense. You can’t take private school kids to talk to people who live in the real world. [WDRB] Facing mounting criticism over its “zero-tolerance” approach to discipline, Jefferson County Public Schools is considering loosening its student-conduct policies to reduce punishments that remove thousands of [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Downtown · Greg Fischer · Indiana · JCPS · Mitch McConnell · Police · Possibility City · Senate Race · State Government · Youth

Let’s All Freak Completely Out Instead Of Working

March 27th, 2014 · 3 Comments

A woman punched in the face by a teenage boy during a string of assaults and robberies in downtown Louisville tells WDRB she was scared for her life and the lives of her children. [WDRB] A longtime Southern Indiana businessman told Indiana officials during a Tuesday public hearing for the Ohio River Bridges Project that [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Downtown · Education · Green · Greg Fischer · Indiana · LMPD · Ohio River Bridges · Senate Race · Youth

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