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Codes Change

September 17th, 2009 · 8 Comments

We told you earlier this month that Bill Schreck was leaving the Administration, that the only thing keeping him in his position as Codes and Regulations Director was a promise to the Mayor that he’d stay until a replacement was found. Well, the city found its man in Jim Mims, by all indications a well-qualified […]

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Tags: Jerry Abramson · Metro Government · Retirement · Rumors · Zoning

Another Forgivable Loan on Fourth Street

September 17th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Given recent developments downtown, you might find this interesting. Today the Governor and Mayor are doing a ribbon-cutting on Fourth Street, celebrating the opening of businesses for which the city provided $100,000 in forgivable loans.  The businesses don’t have to pay the money back as long as they stay open for five years. No one […]

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Tags: Cordish · Downtown · Jerry Abramson · Metro Government

Positive, Issues-Oriented News. Really.

September 16th, 2009 · 15 Comments

King and LEO: Jim King tells LEO that “courtesy will be the order of the day” in the Mayor’s Race. Just remember this quote, for when the going gets tough: “I do not believe the campaign will be negative. I believe it’ll be positive and issues-oriented. And that’s the approach we’re going to take.”  You […]

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Tags: Jerry Abramson · Jim King · Legal · LEO · Mayor's Race 2010 · Metro Council · Sports · State Government

Getting to 20,000 FOLs

September 16th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Check out all the local D-Listers in this video from Friends of Lou, including Bill Samuels Jr., Terry Meiners, Angie Fenton, Jim Wood, DeVone Holt, Patti Swope, Darryl Isaacs, J.K. McKnight, Mike Mays, Kevin Harned, Jerry Abramson, John Timmons, three dudes at the Tequila Factory, some DJs, a horse, and very briefly, some blogger. It’s […]

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Tags: Advertising · Branding · Downtown · Greater Louisville Inc. · Jerry Abramson · Media

Hal Has Some Pals

September 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments

UPDATE: We’ve added the text of Heiner’s speech at the end of this post. There was standing room only at the downtown Tumbleweed this morning as Hal Heiner anounced that he’s running for Mayor, and that a Heiner administration would start with a complete audit of every Metro Government department. Heiner has been a frequent […]

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Tags: Election · Jerry Abramson · Mayor's Race 2010 · Metro Council · Republican Party

First of Jerry’s Kids to Leave

September 15th, 2009 · 14 Comments

Riggs Among First to Leave: Congrats to Troy Riggs, who got the job as police chief in Corpus Christi, Texas.  He’s one of the good guys. Now the question is how many more Abramson appointees will flee the administration in the next 15 months. [Joe Arnold] Script for the Next Nancy Grace: A long-time Kentucky […]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Courier-Journal · JCPS · Jeffersontown · Jerry Abramson · LMPD · Metro Government · TV

What’s Jay Gonna Say After Tonight

September 14th, 2009 · 6 Comments

What Will Jay Say? No, not Cardosi. Tonight’s is Jay Leno’s debut in primetime at 10 on NBC. Lots of media wags will be watching nationally, and locally, to see if Leno’s show will shake up local ratings. Can he pull WAVE out of third place at 11? Doubt it. Will he do better than […]

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Tags: Crime · Jerry Abramson · LMPD · Mayor's Race 2010 · Media · Metro Council

Up and At ‘Em

September 14th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Once every two months, we start the week with The ‘Ville Voice Breakfast of Champions. By holding the event at 7 on a Monday morning, we make sure guests really want to be there. Today we’re at the University Club listening to Dr. James Ramsey, the school president, and will let you know how that […]

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Tags: Advertising · Blogging · Charity · Courier-Journal · Gannett · James Ramsey · Jerry Abramson · Media · Metro Council · Slugger Field · University of Louisville

Getting a Little Ticked Off With You People

September 10th, 2009 · 18 Comments

More Disgusting News:  This morning, just after listening to all the racist rednecks who listen to Francene call in to complain about Pres. Obama and his health care speech last night, I got Billy Reed’s well-written piece about how UK fans were incensed that Coach Calipari sent the Commander in Chief a UK jersey. He […]

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Tags: Cordish · Jerry Abramson · Race · Radio · Sports · University of Louisville · WDRB

For Mayor: Tyler Allen Is In

September 10th, 2009 · 6 Comments

This is no surprise to anyone following the musical chairs of the Mayor’s Race, but Tyler Allen is running for Mayor. Allen filed paperwork with the State which allows him to start raising money, and told the C-J that he will make a formal announcement of his plans soon. He told us weeks ago that […]

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Tags: 8664 · Greg Fischer · Jerry Abramson · Mayor's Race 2010