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LG&E Gets Fined Every Waking Minute, Probably

July 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Another day, another bus accident, nothing to see here, move along. [WDRB] Tax-increment financing districts and property tax caps continued to have a negative effect on Greater Clark County Schools last year, as assessed property values dropped about $50 million to $2.3 billion, according to the district’s chief financial officer, citing its latest annual report [...]

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Tags: Bourbon · Dogs · Gannett · Health Care · Homeless · Indiana · Internet · JCPS · LG&E · Metro Council · Poverty

Business First OBSESSED With Term “Hispanic”

July 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Four groups will present their ideas for the newest JCPS school [WDRB] Louisville Metro Council members intend to add their voice to a growing chorus calling for a state referendum on the automatic restoration of voting rights for most nonviolent felons who have served their time. [C-J/AKN] Community members came together July 19 using sports [...]

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Tags: Crime · Economy · Education · Hype · Immigration · Indiana · JCPS · Legal · LG&E · Metro Council · Mitch McConnell · Politics · Race

Yes, Poverty Is Still A Very Big Deal For JCPS

June 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The idea behind merging Louisville and Jefferson County in 2003 was to have – as Metro Council President Jim King put it earlier this year — “one government, one entity that manages the entire county.” Yet, more than a decade later, the promise of merger remains at least partially unfulfilled. The new 2 percent “franchise [...]

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Tags: Crime · Economy · Greg Fischer · Guns · Health Care · Horse Industry · Indiana · JCPS · LG&E · Mitch McConnell · Newspaper · Politics · Possibility City · Poverty · Republican Party · Taxes · Youth

Fischer Content With Living In Fantasy World

June 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Louisville non-profit says the mayor’s proposed budget cuts its funding by more than $13,000. They say it’s money that could mean the difference between life and death. [WDRB] Greg Fischer says the LG&E fee compromise will cause pain. What planet is this man living on? As if the original proposal wasn’t even worse for [...]

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Tags: Business · Charity · Churchill Downs · Discrimination · Festival · Gays · Greg Fischer · Guns · Health Care · Horse Industry · Indiana · LG&E · Music · Politics · Republican Party · Senate Race · Taxes · University of Louisville · West End

Everybody Is Just Cold Getting Stabbed Now

June 6th, 2014 · Comments Off

Well, this is supremely embarrassing, Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. [WDRB] Despite claiming not being able to remember events as recent as one week ago, Stan Curtis pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing more than $183,000 from U.S.A. Harvest, the charity he founded. [C-J/AKN] Police are investigating after a domestic dispute lead to a stabbing and [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Bad Behavior · Business · Charity · Crime · Education · Gambling · Greg Fischer · Horse Industry · Indiana · LG&E · Ohio River Bridges · Oops · Politics · Senate Race · State Government · Taxes

Republicans Fighting Against Fischer Tax Hike

June 5th, 2014 · Comments Off

Republicans on the Metro Council held a press conference just a bit ago to oppose the LG&E franchise fee mess. Some of the highlights: “Since 2013, the average household in Louisville has been asked to pay $403.22 in additional state and local taxes and fees. These fees include requests for additional funding for MSD and [...]

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Tags: Greg Fischer · LG&E · Metro Council · Republican Party · Taxes

Fischer’s Outta Touch So He Gets Another Term

June 4th, 2014 · Comments Off

Just like Jerry. To say that people oppose Greg Fischer trying to jack taxes up for his games is an understatement. Everyone is talking about it: Louisville Residents Slam Mayor’s LG&E Fee [WFPL] Email comments overwhelmingly oppose LG&E fee [WAVE3] The reaction isn’t surprising, no. But what is? Greg Fischer still thinks it’s golden. He [...]

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Tags: Greg Fischer · Hype · LG&E · Taxes

Attica Scott Got Publicly Schooled By The PSC

June 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

Another reason Attica Scott lost: FROM TWITTER She almost never has any idea how the most basic parts of the government she’s a part of function. And the Public Service Commission had to publicly school her. Why beat this dead horse? Because Scott and her legislative aid still refuse to work with people in her [...]

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Tags: LG&E · Metro Council · Metro Government · Oops · State Government

Everyone’s Super-Mad About MSD Rate Increases

May 30th, 2014 · Comments Off

A week after a state audit criticized JCPS for not spending enough of its $1 billion budget on students, there’s news that the district will create dozens of new positions outside the classroom. [WDRB] Louisville’s sewer rates will rise another 5.5 percent starting Aug. 1 to pay for an ongoing $850 million project to stop [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Business · Charity · Construction · Dogs · Economy · Festival · Greg Fischer · Indiana · JCPS · Legal · LG&E · Metro Government · Movies · MSD · Parks · Sports

WAVE Continues Circling The “News” Toilet Bowl

May 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

A Louisville couple is moving ahead to expand their small business. Justin and Kristin Gilbert opened their small gelato shop about seven years ago in Norton Commons called Gelato Gilberto. [WDRB] The Louisville Metro Council has scheduled a public hearing [TODAY] on Mayor Greg Fischer’s proposed 2014-15 metro budget. One likely topic of debate will [...]

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Tags: Bourbon · Business · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Homeless · Hype · Indiana · John Yarmuth · Legal · LG&E · Metro Council · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · Possibility City · Poverty · WAVE · West End · Youth

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