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Entries Tagged as 'Metro Council'

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

UofL Continues To Play A Game Of Secrecy

July 17th, 2014 · 4 Comments

It’s Louisville’s signature event of the summer — but before Forecastle music rumbles the Ohio River, we’re hearing sounds of setup and seeing what makes this year’s festival bigger than ever. [WDRB] Pretty sure we were the first to tell you GE was in talks to sell its appliance business. [C-J/AKN] Medical emergency runs in [...]

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Tags: Bourbon · Business · Crime · Downtown · Festival · Indiana · Internet · Legal · Metro Council · Music · Taxes · University of Louisville · Youth

Will Fiber Internets Become An Affordable Thing?

July 11th, 2014 · Comments Off

Remember, this is Louisville, so anything that can go wrong will definitely go wrong. Gigabit-speed Internet may soon be coming to Louisville. The Louisville Metro Council is expected to approve contracts with three different companies for fiber Internet installation at its meeting next Tuesday. [WDRB] The tax on Jefferson County hotel rooms would rise 1 [...]

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Tags: Awards · Business · Contests · Crime · Dining · Greg Fischer · Indiana · Internet · Jail · Lexington · Metro Council · Police · Taxes · Youth

Greg Probably Still Clueless Re: Minimum Wage

July 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore has announced his candidacy for re-election. Which is a real shame for Jeffersonville. [WDRB] Two Louisville bicycling organizations are inviting the public to participate in a five-mile bike ride on Friday to celebrate new dedicated bike lanes that connect Old Louisville with the Highlands. [C-J/AKN] A civil suit was filed against [...]

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Tags: Awards · Bikes · Business · Contests · Death · Discrimination · Greg Fischer · Indiana · John Yarmuth · Metro Council · Race

What’s Attica Scott Up To These Days, Kids?

June 30th, 2014 · Comments Off

For the past few weeks the only thing Metro Councilwoman Attica Scott has done is hold a Twitter discussion about the restoration of felon voting rights or something (we think that’s what it was about?). Which… uh… who knew so many people in District 1 who are interested in that are on Twitter? (Spoiler alert: [...]

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Tags: Metro Council · West End

Greg Fischer’s Silver Spoon Is Showing Again

June 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The University of Kentucky has struck a new multimedia rights deal that makes it among the highest-paid universities in the country for athletic and campus media rights. [WDRB] But Jim King can’t do a goddamn thing about Metro Animal Services? He just sits on his hands making excuses. The Louisville Metro Council budget approved Thursday [...]

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Tags: Bikes · Business · Discrimination · Economy · Gays · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Housing · Hype · Indiana · JCPS · Jim King · Metro Council · Sports · University of Kentucky · Youth

Poor Timing For Dan Johnson’s Little Gathering

June 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Something tells us this meeting Dan Johnson has arranged won’t go as well as he hopes: CLICK TO ENLARGE Thoughts on that, folks? At least he’ll have LMPD there to keep his ignorant butt safe. Oh, and Republicans: What’s it say about you that you can’t field a solid candidate that people don’t hate to [...]

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Tags: Metro Council · Oops

A Big Lesson In Listening To Your Constituents

June 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

We love to hate on Tom Owen for often being off in his own world. And for his scandals here and there. But he deserves praise for this. While Attica Scott connects with people (who don’t even live in her district) on Twitter, he does things like this: MR. BICYCLE He rides through his district [...]

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Tags: Metro Council · Neighborhoods

How Out-Of-Touch Is The 1st Dist Councilwoman?

June 18th, 2014 · Comments Off

Just how out of touch is Attica Scott? She seems to believe her entire job should revolve around social media. Since she’s a lame duck, you can bet she’s gonna use social media to make sure she does next to nothing until her replacement takes office. So get a load of this press release: Councilwoman [...]

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Tags: Metro Council · West End