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The First 150 Years Of Thunder Over Louisville

April 13th, 2011 · Comments Off

While everyone is freaking out over Thunder, let’s take a trip with Jim Welp: During the Great Depression, Thunder fell on hard times. The city could not afford fireworks, and the military couldn’t spare enough fuel to send its hardware to Louisville. Nevertheless, Louisvillians showed their endearing trademark party grit when 110,000 revelers gathered on [...]

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Tags: LEO · Thunder

Sad Messes At Metro Animal Services Continue

April 6th, 2011 · 17 Comments

There are no words for the shizstorm of a mess at Louisville Metro Animal Services. So I’m excerpting a giant bit from Jonathan Meador this week: As such, Neumayer becomes the animal control agency’s third interim director since Jan. 1, 2010. Sources within LMAS and in the city’s “no-kill” animal welfare movement suggest this revolving [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · LEO · Metro Government · Scandal

Please Make The Karen Sypher Scandal End Soon

April 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

A new chairman and a new direction for the Kentucky Equine Education Project? Interesting times. Particularly the bits about working with David Williams and Damon Thayer and changing the tone in the racing industry. [Paulick Report] Three people died in three separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, March 28 through Sunday, April 3. [KSP [...]

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Tags: Awards · Bad Behavior · Charity · Churchill Downs · Education · Horse Industry · Kentucky Kingdom · LEO · Lexington · Metro Government · Scandal · Sex · Steve Beshear · University of Louisville

Greg Fischer Loves Us A Whole Big Bunch

April 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Forgot to include this funny bit from the fake Greg Fischer interview in LEO Weekly the other day: LEO: Speaking of Derby, do you plan on being a passenger on the Belle of Louisville during the upcoming steamboat race, and if so, did Abramson warn you that you’re likely to be accosted by LEO Weekly’s [...]

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Tags: Greg Fischer · LEO

Judy Green Responds To Fake LEO Letter

April 1st, 2011 · 4 Comments

HAHAHA. Judy Green issued the following statement (seriously) in regard to LEO Weekly’s annual fake issue: “I have been made aware of a letter written in the LEO this week that has my name attached to it. While I understand that this is a yearly issue made up of false stories as part of an [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Ethics · LEO · Metro Council · Oops · Scandal

Some Things Aren’t Funny If They’re Just True

March 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

LEO Weekly’s annual fake issue is on newsstands and here are a couple of the funnies: On Greg Fischer begging LEO to interview him: Ever since taking office in January, Mayor Greg Fischer has been badgering LEO Weekly to interview him. Pointing out that his predecessor made it on the cover on more than one [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Greg Fischer · LEO · Metro Council · Oops

Jim Gooch Is Working Hard To Ruin Louisville

March 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off

What? A story about air quality just a couple days after the Rubbertown explosion? Yup. Less than a week after the Environmental Protection Agency issued new national mercury and toxic air regulations for power plants, roughly 30 residents of southwest Jefferson County — home to LG&E’s Cane Run Road coal-fired power plant and EPA-designated “high-hazard” [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · LEO · State Government

Somebody Finally Says What Needs To Be Said

March 18th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Phillip Bailey is an outlaw! But you already knew that, because, well, you just did. I like outlaws. Not the commonly encountered criminals — drug dealers, thieves, murderers, most politicians and many preachers. I like outlaws who run afoul of the norm and actually stand for something. My former mentee Phillip Bailey has become such [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Journalism · LEO · Reporters · Scandal

The Flood Is Janky & Gross, But Read This

March 17th, 2011 · Comments Off

Yeah, the flooding is disgusting and smells like a thing we can’t say in polite company. But this fancy article about it breaks it down into easily digestible science nerd/history nerd bits: Following the Great Flood, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers designed and installed a series of concrete and earthen levees that would, over [...]

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Tags: LEO · Water · Weather

Iron Quarter/Whiskey Row Shenanigans Are Testy

March 9th, 2011 · 15 Comments

Okay, look, we get it. Todd Blue is bitter over the millions he’s got in those buildings downtown. We get that he just wants to make a profit. But really? This kind of bitterness is a little much: Last week, Blue appeared on WFPL’s afternoon news program “State of Affairs” to weigh in on his [...]

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Tags: Downtown · Greg Fischer · LEO · Oops · Possibility City