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The JeffCo Pension War With Frankfort Heats Up

March 19th, 2014 · 6 Comments

A Jefferson County city says they simply can’t afford to continue paying pensions to retired city workers, and they’re asking that the money already paid out to those individuals be returned. [WDRB] The Metro Board of Zoning Adjustment has approved a controversial request by the JBS USA pork packing plant in Butchertown to expand its [...]

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Tags: Business · Death · Education · Housing · Indiana · Politics · Senate Race · State Government · Steve Beshear · Zoning

Another Day, Another Big Time UofL Scandal

March 18th, 2014 · 5 Comments

A committee of the Louisville Metro Council voted unanimously Monday to allow the city of St. Matthews to annex 11 homes on Springwood Lane. [WDRB] The University of Louisville last year paid three officials close to President James Ramsey twice as much to take early retirement as other administrators, so they would keep quiet about [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Education · Indiana · Metro Council · State Government · TARC · University of Louisville

TARC: Still Scaring Meemaws Watching TV

March 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Two teens are in the hospital after a stabbing that happened on a TARC bus early Sunday morning, according to LMPD. [WDRB] Here’s the latest in Greg Fischer nonsense. The consulting firm that came up with a reorganization plan for the troubled Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District has been working with at least one [...]

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Tags: Ali Center · Bad Behavior · Books · Death · Education · Greg Fischer · Guns · Indiana · JCPS · LG&E · Metro Government · Ohio River Bridges · State Government · TARC · Youth

It’s All Puppies & Rainbows This Friday Morning

March 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The University of Louisville School of Medicine has been placed on probation by its accrediting body, according to a press release issued Thursday. [WDRB] A consulting firm that created a reorganization plan for the troubled Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District also has worked for more than one large company that the public agency regulates [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Dogs · Economy · Education · Gays · Indiana · JCPS · Metro Government · Ohio River Bridges · Oops · State Government · Steve Beshear · Taxes · University of Louisville

Seriously, Enough With The Flipping Shootings

March 12th, 2014 · Comments Off

If the new Omni hotel in downtown Louisville is solidly profitable, Omni will share some of the proceeds with Metro government through “profit participation payments,” according to the broad terms of a $261 million deal that was announced last week. [WDRB] After Shawn Donahue, a former Harrison County juvenile prosecutor and an active member of [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Death · Dogs · Downtown · Education · Health Care · Indiana · LMPD · Politics · Race · Republican Party · State Government

Papaw Bigot’s Weekly Video Rambling Stunt

March 10th, 2014 · Comments Off

On Friday, anti-gay (he can’t even say the word “gay”) Governor Steve Beshear released a video telling college students to take 15 credit hours per semester: That’s all fine and dandy. But Beshear continually screws higher ed, cutting funding, yadda yadda. And no one can afford to go to school to begin with. In other [...]

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Tags: Education · Hype · State Government · Steve Beshear · Video

Downtown Grocery? Yes, Please, Says Everyone

March 7th, 2014 · Comments Off

Two national developers announced plans Thursday to build a 600-room hotel, upscale grocery store and 200-unit apartment complex downtown – a project Mayor Greg Fischer called a “huge leap forward” for the Louisville area. Here’s hoping Cordish doesn’t ruin it. [WDRB] Convention and tourism officials have cobbled together a financial plan to pay the $175 [...]

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Tags: Cable · Congress · Construction · Death · Downtown · Education · Greg Fischer · Indiana · State Government · Taxes

Metro Council Is Basically One Giant Fustercluck

February 27th, 2014 · 7 Comments

A day after parents learned the school would be re-staffed and at least half the teachers not hired back next year, JCPS confirmed Tuesday evening that principal Jack Baldwin is being forced out. [WDRB] David James cannot serve as both a member of the Louisville Metro Council and as a police officer at the University [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Education · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · LMPD · Metro Council · Oops · Scandal · State Government

VA Hospital Scandal: Yep, It’s Still Going On

February 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

“The social injustice and inequitable opportunities need to end and I really, really felt compelled to really take on the challenge,” is what Houston Barber said in reference to taking on the position of principal of the Academy at Shawnee. [WDRB] In December 2010, a Louisville appraiser hired for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Banking · Education · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · Lexington · LG&E · Mitch McConnell · Politics · Scandal · University of Louisville

Tina Ward-Pugh Snaps Back At Greg Fischer

February 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

Pictures of alleged animal abuse in Spencer County are making the rounds on the internet. But county officials are standing by their decision not to charge the owner. [WDRB] Dozens of employees at the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District must reapply for their jobs after audits criticized the agency. [C-J/AKN] The Kentucky general assembly [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Economy · Education · Gambling · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Metro Council · Metro Government · Ohio River Bridges · State Government · UPS

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