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Come On: Don’t Use Uniformed Folks To Campaign

April 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Thought using uniformed police officers and firefighters in campaign material was frowned upon? CLICK TO ENLARGE CLICK TO ENLARGE FIREFIGHTERS — ENLARGED If this involved police officers, the FOP would be popping a vein over the Hatch Act. We reached out to Attica Scott/her campaign for a response but have received none.

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Tags: Metro Council · Oops · Politics

Greg Fischer’s Probably Never Even Fired A Gun

April 10th, 2014 · No Comments

Greg Fischer is asking gun owners to leave their firearms at home during this weekend’s Thunder Over Louisville. His comments aren’t sitting well with gun owners. [WDRB] Hoping to slow traffic and make the ride easier and safer for bicyclists and pedestrians, city officials are putting a handful of local streets on a “road diet.” [...]

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Tags: Bikes · Business · Downtown · Education · Gays · Greg Fischer · Guns · Hype · Indiana · Metro Council · Ohio River Bridges · Politics · State Government · Thunder · University of Kentucky

Greg Fischer Still Twiddling Thumbs On Violence

April 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off

The Jeffersonville side of the Big Four Bridge is expected to open April 30, Mayor Mike Moore tells WDRB. [WDRB] Metro Councilman David James watched the raw video of a fight and subsequent stabbing of two teenagers on a Louisville bus and said the incident raised concerns about city bus safety. [C-J/AKN] Several violent incidents [...]

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Tags: Automobile · Business · Discrimination · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · Metro Council · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · Race · Senate Race · TARC

Does Your TV Have You Sufficiently Terrified?

March 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

An email sent by a Metro Police deputy chief reveals concerns that teen flash mobs could escalate to violence. “The major concern is that someone is going to get killed during an incident. That someone could be a very young child that is involved,” Gentry wrote. [WDRB] City officials rushed on Wednesday to prove to [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Death · Discrimination · Health Care · Hype · Indiana · LMPD · Metro Council · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · Politics · State Government · Thunder

Graffiti Symbolic Of Jeff Mayor’s Poor Leadership?

March 26th, 2014 · Comments Off

The Jeffersonville ramp to the Big Four Bridge isn’t even open, but vandals have already made their mark. Jeffersonville’s Mayor is now hoping to have the ramp open by the Great Steamboat Race. In the meantime, the graffiti will be cleaned up. [WDRB] You probably want to see Chris Tobe provide testimony before the Louisville [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Dogs · Downtown · Education · Guns · Indiana · Metro Council · Politics · Senate Race · South End · Taxes · Youth

Another Day, Another Big Time UofL Scandal

March 18th, 2014 · 5 Comments

A committee of the Louisville Metro Council voted unanimously Monday to allow the city of St. Matthews to annex 11 homes on Springwood Lane. [WDRB] The University of Louisville last year paid three officials close to President James Ramsey twice as much to take early retirement as other administrators, so they would keep quiet about [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Education · Indiana · Metro Council · State Government · TARC · University of Louisville

Jim King Blasts Out Convenient Award Release

February 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

Well, isn’t that convenient. Jim King got an award and decided to send out a big press release and fancy photograph. It’s not at all a coincidence that he’s taking a beating in the press at the moment. Take a look: CLICK TO ENLARGE Here’s the accompanying photograph: Spoiler alert: these sorts of releases rarely [...]

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Tags: Hype · Jim King · Metro Council

Metro Council Needs Its Own Reality Show

February 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

The head of a specialized Louisville police unit is off the job Thursday morning. It’s a story that’s still developing, and Louisville Metro Police is being very quiet about it. [WDRB] Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says Churchill Downs Inc. officials have told him they would prefer operating a casino in downtown Louisville rather than at [...]

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Tags: LMPD · Metro Council · Scandal

If You Don’t Think The James Mess Is Legit?

February 27th, 2014 · Comments Off

Then take a look at this: FROM FACEBOOK Judges and others siding with David James while complaining about Mike O’Connell. Lots of other remarks from people like Deborah Deweese and Judge Donald Armstrong Jr. Looks like there’s a real political battle playing out before our very eyes, Louisville!

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Tags: Democrats · Metro Council · Politics · Scandal

Metro Council Is Basically One Giant Fustercluck

February 27th, 2014 · 7 Comments

A day after parents learned the school would be re-staffed and at least half the teachers not hired back next year, JCPS confirmed Tuesday evening that principal Jack Baldwin is being forced out. [WDRB] David James cannot serve as both a member of the Louisville Metro Council and as a police officer at the University [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Education · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · LMPD · Metro Council · Oops · Scandal · State Government