We’ve got a big day on tap today, so this may have to last you awhile.
Cracks in Main Street: Our hearts go out to Patti Clare and Alan DeLisle of the Downtown Development Corp,, who were injured when a stairway collapsed beneath them in the Fort Nelson building on Main Street. Ed Springston is wondering whether the Main Street shakes caused by the prep work on Museum Plaza last spring might have loosened some foundations. Expect some new inspections. [Ed Springston]
IPL Paranoia: While we’re perusing Ed’s site, he’s got quite a story up about what happened when IPL inspector Michael Baugh showed up on his property. Ed had a car in his yard, which is an IPL no-no, so he got a citation. But yeah, he’s probably being targeted. [Ed again]
WYCS Changing Hands: Unless you’re a big Democracy Now! fan, you probably don’t watch WYCS much. It’s a local station broadcast on channel 24, or Insight 138. David Smith, owner of Indiana’s local channel 9, is acquiring the station, which has been housed in the WBKI offices in the East End. We’ll have more on the transaction soon.
Yes, Spring’s Coming: Gov. Steve Beshear is holding a press conference in Frankfort today to talk about Derby events.
No Touch Law in N.A.: Another annual rite of spring – politicians passing laws against strip clubs. These ordinances almost always get thrown out. New Albany’s, which prohibits touching and requires a 5-foot buffer between dancer and customer, is being challenged in U.S. District Court. [C-J]
Politics as Usual: In Frankfort, in the midst of a serious budget crisis, our representatives still find time to pursue restrictions on topics like abortion and strip clubs. The state Senate passed bills Monday requiring women seeking abortions to see an ultrasound. And Louisville’s Julie Denton, for the third year in a row, pushed a bill banning all-nude dancing. [H-L]
Staying in School: The stats on the number of dropouts in Kentucky is staggering. They’re trying to pass a bill in Frankfort to require that kids stay in school until they’re 18. [WHAS]
And does this make it OK?: In his statement to police, PRP coach Jason Stinson admits that he denied water to four players, but says Max Gilpin wasn’t one of them. Read the C-J’s piece. [C-J]
Sure, It’s Not Partisan: The Jefferson County Republican Party is amped up for today’s committee meeting in Frankfort dealing with Dan Seum’s transparency bill, e-mailing its membership to make calls to legislators and planning a big presence today. Let’s see how many Democrats fall in line with this one. I just wonder why they’ve still got all those Anne Northup campaign pics on their website. [JC GOP]