The 'Ville Voice header image 1

Entries Tagged as 'Oops'

This LG&E News Will Anger Quite A Few People

December 5th, 2013 · Comments Off

He spent nearly 15 years in prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit. Now, two years after earning his freedom, Kerry Porter says there are still unanswered questions. [WDRB] Sadly, what do we know is a waste of time in Louisville? Task forces and committees. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has set up a [...]

[

Tags: Automobile · Banking · Crime · Economy · Education · Hype · Indiana · LG&E · Metro Government · Oops · Possibility City · West End

Metro Council Dems Avoiding Barbara Shanklin

December 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off

It’s been clear over the past few months that some Democrats (*cough* Jim King) on Metro Council have been working hard to distance themselves from Barbara Shanklin. So it’ll come as no surprise that the latest email blast from the Democratic Caucus conveniently fails to mention Shanklin by name when promoting this. Latest press release: [...]

[

Tags: Democrats · Metro Council · Oops · Possibility City

Are You Relieved That Bus Service Is Closing?

November 22nd, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Jeffersonville couple catches a pair of thieves in the act, and now they want the entire neighborhood to know about it. Their solution — what’s being called the Tree of Shame. [WDRB] Embattled school bus contractor Commonwealth Bus Service and Transportation will be closing its doors Nov. 30, company president Mary Dunaway told Jefferson [...]

[

Tags: Bad Behavior · Churchill Downs · Congress · Crime · Discrimination · Education · Gambling · Gays · Guns · Indiana · JCPS · LMPD · Mitch McConnell · Oops · Poverty · Race · Radio · State Government · WLKY

Metro Government Remains Stuck In The 1950s

November 21st, 2013 · 8 Comments

Jake’s written for years about discrimination within Metro Government. He’s covered the ongoing suits filed by people like Betty Younis and the settled suits from others like Paula Wahl when no one else would. (He’ll be back to writing sometime soon…) There’s a known problem within Metro. It’s the most basic thing you can imagine. [...]

[

Tags: Hype · Metro Government · Oops · Possibility City

Metro Animal Services Moment Of Hilarity

November 19th, 2013 · Comments Off

Leave it to an entertainment reporter or whatever (WTF, Gabe Bullard? How can you allow a staffer to do a story about LMAS without mentioning ongoing scandals?) to totally miss the mark in a Metro Animal Services story: Louisville Metro Animal Services has gone six months without a permanent director, but Mayor Greg Fischer isn’t [...]

[

Tags: Greg Fischer · Metro Government · Oops · Radio

A Little Bit More On The Arena Debacle…

November 18th, 2013 · 7 Comments

First, some related stories: UofL: Land Of The Appearance Of Impropriety [October 25, 2010] Damning New Report Questions Arena’s Future [January 29, 2013] Some Interesting Arena Tidbits For Filing Away [February 6, 2013] We Get Interesting Comments About The Arena [May 15, 2013] Funtimes Arena Messes Will Never Go Away [September 24, 2013] By now [...]

[

Tags: Arena · Greg Fischer · Jim King · Oops · Possibility City

Surprise: Louisville Flunked Morningstar’s Ratings

November 14th, 2013 · Comments Off

More than 30% of cities fall below Morningstar’s fiscally sound threshold of a 70% funded ratio. Louisville wasn’t mentioned specifically because it’s a part of CERS, along with all the other city and county governments in Kentucky. But it’s 64% funding ratio is at the bottom of rankings and fails the solvency test. Morningstar says [...]

[

Tags: Economy · Oops · Possibility City · State Government

See? That Committee Stopped All The Violence!

October 29th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Riders on city buses will be able to use a pre-paid card starting next summer, when the Transit Authority of River City unveils a new electronic operating system. [WDRB] They’re working hard to combat what Steve Beshear and Greg Stumbo do in Kentucky under the guise of “jobs” (when it’s really just campaign cash and [...]

[

Tags: Business · Churchill Downs · Greg Stumbo · Guns · JCPS · Oops · Parks · Politics · Poverty · Steve Beshear · TARC

LMAS Ridiculousness Just Par For The Course

October 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off

You know how Metro Animal Services is a disaster? Yeah, you know. Every person Greg Fischer and Sadiqa Reynolds have ever put into a position of leadership has been a train wreck. Or a train wreck waiting to happen. They’re generally people who have no business being around animals, let alone being in charge of [...]

[

Tags: Bad Behavior · Dogs · LMPD · Metro Government · Oops

Jeffersonville’s Mayor Makes Everyone Super-Mad

October 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Mayor of Audubon Park Michael Scalise resigned Monday. According to city officials, Scalise resigned at the beginning of Monday’s regularly scheduled city council meeting. [WDRB] Trying to make up for cuts in state and federal funding, nearly half of Kentucky’s 173 school districts have increased local property tax rates as much as allowed — driving [...]

[

Tags: Bad Behavior · Dogs · Education · Gays · Immigration · Indiana · JCPS · Oops · Transparency · UPS