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Major LMAS Scandal Update: New Committee

August 19th, 2014 · 15 Comments

If you’re not familiar with the Sadie-Margaret Brosko scandal, get caught up because it’s about to be a big deal again: Just When You Thought Greg Couldn’t Get Worse [July 8, 2014] The LMAS Official-Turned-Fischer-Staffer Scandal Gets Real: Proof Margaret Brosko & Other Metro Officials Are Corrupt & Lack Any Compassion [July 22, 2014] Transparency: [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Dogs · Greg Fischer · Metro Council · Metro Government · Scandal

Johnson Should Spend More Time w/His Family

August 14th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Despite delays and changes to school meals and bus routes, JCPS says its first day back to class on Wednesday was a success. [WDRB] Sorry, no, raising taxes like this while Greg Fischer and others spend money on random people and random jobs like it’s going out of style? No. Possibility City should not be [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Housing · Indiana · JCPS · Metro Council · Mitch McConnell · Oops · Police · Politics · Race · Scandal · Senate Race · TARC · Taxes · University of Louisville · Water · WHAS

Greg Fischer’s Horrific LMAS Scandal Rages On

August 4th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Had Kenneth Simmons worked a normal 40-hour week, he would have earned about $45,000 a year, on average, during the last six years of his career as a jail officer for Louisville Metro Corrections. Instead, Simmons worked what he described as an “ungodly” amount of overtime, pushing his average pay from 2008 to 2013 above [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Charity · Dogs · Education · Ford · Greg Fischer · Indiana · JCPS · Metro Council · Metro Government · Neighborhoods · Politics · Race · Scandal · Steve Beshear

Fischer Still Playing Games With LMAS Scandal

August 1st, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Jefferson County jury deliberated for about an hour Thursday before finding in favor of The Courier-Journal and its parent company in an age discrimination lawsuit brought by a newspaper executive who was fired in 2011. [WDRB] Thought Cordish was gonna do all that? The city is moving to find a new life for the [...]

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Tags: Churchill Downs · Cordish · Courier-Journal · Death · Dogs · Downtown · Gambling · Gannett · Greg Fischer · Housing · Indiana · Judges · Metro Council · MSD · Ohio River Bridges · Parks · Scandal · University of Louisville · West End

LG&E Gets Fined Every Waking Minute, Probably

July 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

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 · Comments Off

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

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