Bulleit In Court: WLKY’s Jim Bulleit was in court yesterday. According to a court document, he pled guilty to the shoplifting and criminal trespassing charges and was placed in a diversion program — sort of a traffic school for shoplifters. And a condition of the deal was that Danger Boy can’t step foot in any Kroger. No word on whether he’ll be stepping foot in the WLKY studios anytime soon.
Lies at PRP: The principal at PRP thought so much of Coach Jason Stinson that he deleted e-mails complaining about Stinson’s practices. Then he told people he’d conducted a thorough investigation. David Johnson gave a four-hour deposition last week in which he said he didn’t even ask Stinson about the controversial practice for two days. And yes, Johnson, like Stinson, is still being paid by JCPS. [C-J]
Penetrating Read: Those potty-minded folks at LEO are having some fun with their new logo’s phallic possibilities. [FatLip]
Vroom Vroom: Gov. Beshear is holding a press conference at Kentucky Speedway to talk about the future of NASCAR here. Maybe it’s a new revenue plan to combine gambling, drinking, smoking and driving. [Press Release]
Taxing Phones: The smarties over at the Public Service Commission figured out that their revenue from a tax on landline phones was eventually going to disappear, so they ordered that everyone with a mobile phone now has to pay into a fund that provides devices for the deaf and hard of hearing. Kentucky has 2.4 million mobile numbers in use, while the number of landline phones has dropped by half since 2006. [PSC release]
Flooding the Troops: Okolona Metro Council member Madonna Flood has been collecting goodies for the troops in Iran and Afghanistan since 2007, and just launched a new drive. Called “Doing Our part from the Heart,” she’s collecting basic items to send overseas. [Metro Council release]
Lobbying Logic Lesson: Lobbyists spent $15.7 million on the General Assembly, led by the tobacco and casino industries. The tobacco tax increase was a fraction of what it should have been. Figure it out. [Page One]
Hump Day: Watch for news about I Love Mountains Day. Festivities start at 11 in Frankfort. [Page One]
Since it’s Tuesday: It must be time to watch the CW Louisville Live at 10. See you then.