Looks like the ‘Ville Voice needs a new, cheap, mode of transportation. Let me know what you’ve got. No, we’re not interested in Jon Draud’s old car.
We’re Now a Coke Town: Now that Coca-Cola has opened an IT center in the East End, expect Mayor Jer to start working on all those Pepsi contracts around town, like the one at U of L. About three dozen $70K jobs is the kind of good economic news he needs. [Metro]
Slowing Down Would Be Safer too: Churchill Downs released a list of two dozen new safety measures designed to avoid another tragedy like the Eight Belles event last year. No steroids, of course, and a $1 million catastrophic injury insurance policy for jockeys. Amazing that in 134 runnings involving 1,710 horses, Eight Belles was the first to die in the Derby. [Churchill]
Jocks on TV: Racing fans should watch the Animal Planet reality series “Jockeys.” It’s great TV looking inside the world of jocks, and features Mike Smith, familiar to those around here for his ride on Giacomo in the Derby. It airs on Friday nights and is On Demand. [Animal Planet]
Think Spring – Baseball: Tomorrow is your first chance to buy single-game tickets for the Louisville Bats. Box office opens at 10. Opening day is April 9. Hurry, spring! [Bats]
Think spring – Golf: Metro Parks is giving you $3 off a round at public golf courses in March if you tee off between Noon and 4. That is, if you don’t have any work to do. [Metro Parks]
Otts Oops: We told you last week about that e-mail that Metro Council member Hal Heiner’s assistant sent out through the city’s e-mail system inviting folks to a religious event. Heiner’s distancing himself, telling Hebert it was Stephen Ott, his aide, and that the event has been moved from City Hall, as it should be. [Hebert]
Harvey Tribute: WHAS Radio will air a one-hour tribute to Paul Harvey Saturday morning at 11.