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Metro Council Backing Away From Greg Fischer

April 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

A Louisville man is accused of assault after police say he intentionally struck a bicyclist with his vehicle. [WDRB] The Louisville Metro Council will not rush to buy the century-old Colonial Gardens site in southern Louisville, as Mayor Greg Fischer recently proposed. [C-J/AKN] Pre-construction is underway in Indiana for the new Downtown bridge that will [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Bikes · Death · Economy · Education · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · Kentucky Derby · Metro Council · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · State Government · Steve Beshear · University of Louisville

Governor Beshear’s Sometimes Video Address

April 26th, 2013 · Comments Off

This week, Papaw Beshear and Jane discuss the fancy Kentucky Derby celebration:

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Tags: Derby Festival · Horse Industry · Kentucky Derby · Steve Beshear · Video

Don’t Let Fear Keep You Away From Everything

April 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

One local group says it’s concerned about possible plans to demolish a historic home in their community. [WDRB] Lexington officials find ways to handle run-down and abandoned property. Could Louisville learn a thing or two? [H-L] A brutal attack was reported early Sunday morning inside a South Louisville movie theater. [WHAS11] A new nanotechnology to [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Derby Festival · Ford · Housing · Indiana · Jail · Kentucky Derby · Lexington · Metro Council · South End · Steve Beshear · Thunder · University of Louisville

Governor Beshear’s 2013 Derby Poster Released

April 9th, 2013 · Comments Off

Yesterday, Steve Beshear released the 2013 Governor’s Commemorative Derby poster and it’s pretty great: It features a photograph by John Stephen Hockensmith that captures Smarty Jones in 2004. “I am honored to continue this time-honored tradition of unveiling the commemorative Derby poster,” said Gov. Beshear. “This artwork exemplifies the excitement and enthusiasm that surround the [...]

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Tags: Kentucky Derby · Steve Beshear

Time To Make The City Look Clean For Visitors

April 1st, 2013 · Comments Off

It’s the annual effort to make Louisville appear clean to the rest of the world. Hundreds of volunteers line up to make the community a little brighter. [WDRB] United Parcel Post has agreed to forfeit $40 million it made in payments from pharmacies that shipped controlled substances to Americans without valid prescriptions. [NPR] Jeffersonville Police [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Death · Guns · Housing · Indiana · Kentucky Derby · Kentucky Kingdom · Metro Government · Politics · Race · State Government · Steve Beshear · University of Kentucky · UPS

The Latest Horsey Capital Survey Results Are In

January 24th, 2013 · 5 Comments

The current economy has increased demand for apartment living in the Louisville area. This is benefiting one locally owned company. [WDRB] State education officials are urging schools to compete for a national award that recognizes outstanding efforts in environmental impact and health. [WLEX18] You can’t even ride TARC these days without some woman snorting drugs. [...]

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Tags: Art · Bad Behavior · Economy · Horse Industry · Housing · Indiana · Kentucky Derby · Kentucky Kingdom · Race · Steve Beshear · TARC · Taxes · University of Kentucky

Most Livable City In America? Oh, For Chrissake

June 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments

From the Department of Things That Will Tick A Bunch Of People Off: Metro Police to Conduct Racial Profiling Study. [WFPL] You can’t even go to Walmart these days without finding a body in the parking lot. [FOX41] This Bluegrass Mental Health thing is going to be a disaster. Maybe another airport or KLC funtimes? [...]

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Tags: Churchill Downs · Death · Health Care · Hype · Indiana · Jack Conway · Kentucky Derby · Legal · LMPD · Race · State Government

Wrongfully Convicted, Tossed Aside, Forgotten

May 25th, 2012 · 4 Comments

We’ll have a nice, big I-Told-You-So moment around noon today. So be sure to check back. [Possibility City] 49 water treatment plants in Kentucky were recognized by the Energy and Environment Cabinet for their “demonstrated success in producing drinking water in 2011 that consistently met or exceeded state water quality standards.” Nope, the Louisville Water [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Greg Fischer · Horse Industry · Kentucky Derby · LG&E · Metro Government · Oops · Politics · Possibility City · Travel · Water

Sorry, But “Compassionate City” Isn’t A Real Thing

May 8th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Why is anybody still pretending the Charter for Compassion or whatever is a real thing in Louisville? It’s not. The city’s own mayor can’t even understand it. [C-J/AKN] Metro Police are searching for the person who shot and killed a man in front of a liquor store in West Louisville. [FOX41] The bourbon had been [...]

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Tags: Churchill Downs · Death · Education · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Hype · Indiana · Jerry Abramson · Kentucky Derby · Lexington · Metro Government · MSD · TV · West End

Greg Fischer Knew Some Kentucky Derby Horses

May 7th, 2012 · 4 Comments

This will shock you but Greg Fischer wasn’t absolutely embarrassing when interviewed at Churchill Downs this weekend: We’re glad Angie Fenton wasn’t on crazy crack during

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Tags: Greg Fischer · Kentucky Derby