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Of Course Jim King Opposes A Basic Living Wage

November 13th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Jerry Abramson is abandoning the insignificant and obscure office to which he was elected — lieutenant governor of Kentucky – for an even more insignificant and obscure office in the White House — deputy assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs. [WDRB] Residents near Louisville International Airport who don’t qualify for free home [...]

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Tags: Business · Discrimination · Downtown · Education · Gays · Indiana · Internet · JCPS · Jerry Abramson · Metro Council · Neighborhoods · Religion · Taxes

Corrupt Politicians Occasionally Held Accountable

October 24th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Ignore for a moment the reality that WDRB seems to have a serious problem with giving proper credit. Even their competitor stations properly source where they’re stealing stories. Let’s focus on Greg Fischer claiming those photographs were taken a decade ago. Yet another lie from Greg Fischer. [WDRB] A Jefferson County teacher has been named [...]

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Tags: Congress · Dining · Greg Fischer · Indiana · JCPS · John Yarmuth · Metro Council · Neighborhoods · Oops · Politics · Race · Republican Party · Scandal · Senate Race · Taxes

Nothing To See, Move Along, Name A Baby Hippo

October 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

Two years after the death of Bryan Lewis, his family says it will not give up on the search for his killer. [WDRB] A deputy sheriff who was suspended for 15 days for reporting that Jefferson District Court Judge Gina Kay Calvert had talked about her campaign on the record in open court has sued [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Death · Discrimination · Education · Gays · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · Judges · Legal · Neighborhoods · Police · Republican Party · Water

Bridge Tolls? What Tolls? Nothing To See Here

August 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

The Southern Indiana chamber of commerce is asking state officials to consider changes to traffic and toll plans in an effort to ease the Ohio River Bridges Project’s financial burden on local businesses. [WDRB] Who in Possibility City believes the Gannett split doesn’t have a serious impact on the company’s “local commitment”? That’s right — [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Bourbon · Business · Charity · Construction · Courier-Journal · Dogs · Education · Gannett · Indiana · JCPS · Lexington · Neighborhoods · Ohio River Bridges

Hot Mess Called Cordish Is Just Making Excuses

August 6th, 2014 · Comments Off

Yes, kids, your tax dollars paid someone to say your tax dollars are hurting your tax dollars. KFC! Yum Center has actually “added competition and hurt” another taxpayer-subsidized entertainment venue in downtown Louisville: 4th Street Live. That’s according to a long-time Louisville real estate appraiser hired by the Cordish Co., the Baltimore-based developers that own [...]

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Tags: Arena · Business · Charity · Cordish · Courier-Journal · Dogs · Economy · Gannett · Greg Fischer · Housing · Indiana · Lexington · LMPD · Neighborhoods · Ohio River Bridges · State Government · Travel

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

It’s A Great Thing That Portland Is Being Saved

July 1st, 2014 · 1 Comment

World Cup fever is here, and millions are glued to the TV. Now, a Louisville business is flying high thanks to fans cheering on their home country. [WDRB] A group of 2,000 young adults will be at work for the next eight weeks thanks to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s SummerWorks program. [C-J/AKN] Reminder: Greg Fischer [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Downtown · Economy · Education · Health Care · Immigration · Indiana · Jack Conway · John Yarmuth · Neighborhoods · Senate Race · Sports · Youth

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

JCPS Just Can’t Catch A Break In The News

June 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments

A JCPS teacher sues the principal of Moore Traditional High School, alleging years of discrimination based on sexual orientation. [WDRB] It’s the fall of 1985 and the 17-year-old version of me steps on to the campus of Morehead State University. I really have no clue how I made it this far and, even scarier, I [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Courier-Journal · Discrimination · Education · Gas · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · Legal · Lexington · Metro Government · Mitch McConnell · Neighborhoods · Newspaper · Possibility City · University of Kentucky

Louisville Media Is Sometimes A Giant Cat Fight

May 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

The next time there is a power outage, turn to your phone. LG&E and Kentucky Utilities have upgraded their website and app. It’s now more user-friendly and includes the weather radar. [WDRB] With 30 more apartments under construction at the rapidly developing Masonic Homes of Kentucky, it again is seeking additional access to its campus [...]

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Tags: Art · Bourbon · Charity · Economy · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · John Yarmuth · LG&E · Media · Neighborhoods · Newspaper · State Government · Weather

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