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The JeffCo Pension War With Frankfort Heats Up

March 19th, 2014 · 6 Comments

A Jefferson County city says they simply can’t afford to continue paying pensions to retired city workers, and they’re asking that the money already paid out to those individuals be returned. [WDRB] The Metro Board of Zoning Adjustment has approved a controversial request by the JBS USA pork packing plant in Butchertown to expand its [...]

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Tags: Business · Death · Education · Housing · Indiana · Politics · Senate Race · State Government · Steve Beshear · Zoning

President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

March 17th, 2014 · Comments Off

This week President Barack Obama focused on strengthening overtime pay protections:

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Tags: Economy · Politics · Video

How Many Hotels Does Downtown Really Need?

March 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The cold and snowy winter weather has made it tough on area homebuilders. [WDRB] Wasn’t this Tina’s campaign headquarters at some point? A long-vacant Frankfort Avenue transmission repair shop and adjoining property owned by developer Todd Blue has been fenced off, blocking parking that had been used by customers of nearby businesses and the general [...]

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Tags: Bellarmine · Downtown · Economy · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Hype · Indiana · Politics · State Government · Weather

Seriously, Enough With The Flipping Shootings

March 12th, 2014 · Comments Off

If the new Omni hotel in downtown Louisville is solidly profitable, Omni will share some of the proceeds with Metro government through “profit participation payments,” according to the broad terms of a $261 million deal that was announced last week. [WDRB] After Shawn Donahue, a former Harrison County juvenile prosecutor and an active member of [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Death · Dogs · Downtown · Education · Health Care · Indiana · LMPD · Politics · Race · Republican Party · State Government

How Not To Campaign In 2014 In Louisville

March 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments

When you’re running for something important like Family Court Judge… Maybe don’t do this – in Louisville – in 2014: CLICK TO ENLARGE Not including a web address or social media presence on your campaign literature suggests you’re out-of-touch and have no attention to detail required to adequately judge other human beings. What on earth [...]

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Tags: Hype · Judges · Politics

Ugh. Another Day, Another Pedestrian Death.

March 11th, 2014 · Comments Off

Another day, another pedestrian death here in Possibility City. Police in Shively have confirmed that one person has died after being struck by a vehicle on Dixie Highway. [WDRB] The four finalists are in for Jefferson County Public Schools’ first “school of innovation” — a hunt for an out-of-the box approach for students whom traditional [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Death · Discrimination · Economy · Ford · Gays · Guns · Health Care · Housing · JCPS · Police · Politics · Weather

President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

March 10th, 2014 · Comments Off

This week President Barack Obama again pressed Congress to raise the minimum wage:

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Tags: Congress · Economy · Politics · Video

Some Bad Ideas From The Past Just Won’t Die

March 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment

An audit of Metro government grants to Louisville arts groups, community ministries and social-services agencies found that, in most cases, the recipients failed to submit proof that the money was spent properly. [WDRB] You’ll cackle when you see the sketches featuring a giant LOUISVILLE sign. With a goal of making downtown Louisville easier to navigate [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Discrimination · Ethics · Gays · Greg Fischer · Guns · Hype · Jim King · Metro Government · Politics · Possibility City · State Government · Steve Beshear · Water

President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

March 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

This week President Barack Obama hit upon investing in technology and infrastructure to create jobs:

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Tags: Economy · Politics · Technology · Video

Metro Council Scandal Rages On Like Crazy

March 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

A local company is working to help diagnose Alzheimer’s in its earliest stages. [WDRB] In an effort its spokesman has described as “outreach to rednecks,” the Kentucky Baptist Convention is leading “Second Amendment Celebrations,” where churches around the state give away guns as door prizes to lure in nonbelievers in hopes of converting them to [...]

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