Rumors: A Redhead in the Race

Another Mayoral Rumor: We hear there’s a female, South End Democrat taking a look at the Mayor’s Race, and wouldn’t that be exciting? We’d love that. If she runs, Joni Jenkins might do well in certain parts of town and with her buds in labor. But the Shively state rep, who’s been in office since 1995, is still a long shot. [Rumors]

Watching Spokespeople Squirm: What’s the worst-kept secret in town? The PGA story. Oh, to be a spokesperson and have to avoid spilling the details the PGA is trying in vain to keep secret, so their big press conference tomorrow will actually include something new. Biz First got someone at the PGA to confirm tomorrow’s announcement, and obtained a quote from Chris Poynter. Can’t wait to see the squirming on TV newscasts tonight. [Biz First]

On the JCPS lawsuit bus: A third parent has come forward to join Teddy Gordon’s lawsuit against JCPS. The suit claims kindergartners shouldn’t have to ride the bus across town, especially if race colors their assignment decision. Plenty of business for JCPS lawyers. [Courier]

Irony?: LEO’s cover story on buying local was written by an out-of-town writer. It makes the point that giant corporations are trying to market themselves as local to help people feel good about going to Wal-mart. Our Keep Louisville Weird campaign is mentioned, too. [LEO]

Not A Done Deal: Tomorrow the Metro Council is voting on whether to allow that bridge authority proposal sponsored by David Tandy and Kevin Kramer. 8664 is urging you to call your Councilman and support the alternative offered by Tom Owen and Tina Ward-Pugh, who says she thinks she’s got as many as 8 votes. hmmm. [Broken Sidewalk]

Healthy Critique: Stephen George is right to bitch about coverage of health care in the media. [LEO]

Bills Get Wood: Congrats to former U of L center Eric Wood, who signed a $12 million deal to play right guard for the Buffalo Bills. [Buffalo News]

This is Golden: Billy Reed is coming up on 50 years of writing about sports. You can read about it. [BRS]

Vote on Poo: Another great category today in the great Golden Poo Awards — the most constipated politician. [Page One]

A Little Local Teamwork

For residents of the Highlands, trips to Wild and Woolly Video and Heine Bros. are a routine part of life. Now the two local businesses have teamed up to make things a little more convenient. You can now drop off rented videos at any of seven Heine locations.

Wild and Woolly’s Todd Brashear said the idea has been tested, and came up with the fact that the service saves an average of 73 trips a day.

It’s a step in the right direction for the two members of the Louisville Indpendent Business Association, which is encouraging local operators to come up with benefits for customers that drives business to other local businesses.

The Big Forecastle Fest Poster

Here’s another thing to check out on Saturday.

It happens to be national Record Store Day tomorrow, so there’s plenty of live music going on at Ear X-tacy on Bardstown Road. The store is one of more than 700 in the U.S. particpating with special exclusive recordings (including from Springsteen and Elvis Costello) and other special prizes.

In Louisville, the Forecastle Festival poster will be unveiled at 10 a.m.

The Festival is set for July 10-12 at the riverfront. We hear that rooms at the Galt House for the weekend are nearly sold out, and that room is getting scare in the VIP Camping section.