Everybody’s On A Four-Day Weekend, It Seems

Two very important awesome evening things. Really. Very important. [The ‘Ville Voice]

Everybody is just so mad that Ken Herndon isn’t on the council. [Fat Lip]

State government budget cuts are ready to roll into action. The budget director sent a fancy letter to cabinet heads yesterday. [Page One]

Yesterday Papaw Governor Steve Besehar appointed Mary Gwen Wheeler to the State Board of Education. Chatter amongst yourselves. [Press Release]

Farmers’ markets accepting food stamps? Yes, please. I think that’s something we can all support.

Todd Lally claims a poll done by “Derby City Polls” has him at 43, John Yarmuth at 44 with 13% undecided. Hahaha. [Announced On Facebook]

Embargoed by the White House until 12:01 A.M. this morning: Thacker-Grigsby Telephone Company, Inc won $7.4 million to deploy a fiber-optic network in portions of Breathitt County. 3,000 people, 60 businesses and 34 community institutions stand to benefit from the project. [Click the Clicky]

Maybe you should head down to East Market tonight for this local artists thing. [Consuming Louisville]

Louisville allegedly has one of the most thriving stand-up comedy scenes in the country. [LEO Weekly]

The National Conference of State Legislatures is coming to Louisville this month. Greg Stumbo & David Williams have recorded a welcome video. [Page One]

Getting a Fresh, Green Start for Farmers

This is how a lot of good ideas get started.

When Steven Paradis started doing some small scale farming, he wanted to be kind to the environment. But when he went shopping for enviro-friendly fertilizer, he couldn’t find anything in town and soon learned that his only option was to pick up supplies out of state.

Next week, Paradis is hosting an open house at his new business, Fresh Start Growers’ Supply, at 1007 E. Jefferson Street. He sells non-toxic agriculture products, and hopes to provide much-needed enviro-friendly products to farmers in the region who grow food. There are also retail products for backyard farmers.

“If farmers like it, and I think they will, we’ll be a good alternative to chemical-based products,” he said.

Paradis is also producing a film, Dig It, about protecting the environment.