There’s no better time than now to go through the biggest stories of the year. We did the same on Page One just a bit ago.
Yep — you guessed it — another year passes with Greg Fischer’s Arena shenanigans, Metro Animal Services shenanigans, UofL messes and No Kill Louisville shysters topping the list.
Arena Authority & UofL Legal Problems Coming? [May 8]
Earlier this week Governor Steve Beshear signed an executive order approving the University of Louisville’s decision to hire a bunch of law firms.
The LMAS Official-Turned-Fischer-Staffer Scandal Gets Real: Proof Margaret Brosko & Other Metro Officials Are Corrupt & Lack Any Compassion [July 22]
In February 2013, Louisville Metro Animal Services received a young and beautiful Pitbull named Sadie. She was friendly, likable and loving but had what amounted to a dangling leg from an injury that needed to be amputated. Her owner attempted to claim her in March and received a violation notice of her injuries. When a vet notice is issued, owners are required to provide vet care within 48 hours or they wind up in court. The owner didn’t bother getting her care and didn’t bother showing up for court. Nothing happened. No bench warrant was issued. There was no follow-up from LMAS.
New LMAS Lady Is Some Kinda Porno Queen [October 22]
This agency needs competent, experienced, scandal-free leadership. And it’s now got this mess and the lady who was fired and arrested at one of her previous shelters.
The No Kill Louisville Scandal(s) Begin To Unravel [March 11]
No Kill Louisville was for several years an organization dear to many of us. You’ve likely read hundreds of stories about the organization and its past attempts to clean up Metro Animal Services. It was a breath of fresh air in this town filled with nothing but euthanasia story after euthanasia story. Animals were being saved, pets were being fed, owners were being educated, area organizations were being assisted.
Now? The group is a shell of its former self.
LMPD Raided Cahoots, Which Surprises No One [September 11]
Wanna see LMPD raid Cahoots on a drug hunt?
No-Kill Louisville Now A Meaningless Money Pit [March 10]
The once-decent No-Kill Louisville has fallen apart over the past couple years. It now appears to be just a shell for collecting tax-free money. What on earth is it in this city that causes people to go crazy with perceived power and greed?
No One Wants Greg Fischer’s Job This Morning [October 23]
Following yesterday’s news that Greg Fischer had appointed three new out-of-state folks to run Louisville Metro Animal Services, we kept you in-the-loop. We even reminded you that he hired this lady who was repeatedly fired and arrested at her last shelter job.
Yes, Racism Alive And Well In Possibility City [January 13]
After Louisville’s media outlets revealed that a suspect had been arrested in the St. Matthews Kroger murder case, something happened that won’t surprise anyone reading this. But that something is what a ton of people don’t want to talk about. Whenever we bring it up, we’re accused of causing drama and promoting unrest.
Here’s the deal: racism continues to be a real problem in Possibility City and it’s not taken seriously by this town we call home.
UofL VP For HR Let Go, Escorted Away By Cops [December 3]
University of Louisville Vice President for Human Resources Sam Connally has apparently been canned. According to multiple sources, he was forced to resign and escorted off campus by police.
The Back Story Of WAVE3′s JCPS Coverage [January 28]
All of this was shared here so we could get at the back story – the how and why – of the JCPS story WAVE did. We have no idea why anyone thought it was a good idea without a bit more effort.
But we do know that WAVE should never put Flack on a JCPS story again and should likely leave that sort of reporting up to other stations for the foreseeable future.
Greg Fischer Screws LMAS More With New Hire [September 4]
Greg Fischer hired Stephanie Moore to serve as assistant director of Louisville Metro Animal Services.
He’s paraded her around LMAS facilities and Sadiqa Reynolds has been singing her praises to everyone who will listen. She’s allegedly serving as an assistant until the time is right to name her director.
Who is Moore?
LMAS Still A Sinkhole After All These Long Years [January 16]
We’ve basically given up on Louisville Metro Animal Services, as you can likely tell. Because Greg Fischer and Sadiqa Reynolds REFUSE to take the organization seriously. They flat-out refuse to manage the disaster that is LMAS.
How many years has this been going on? How many directors have we gotten fired for being terrible/drunk/pimps/abusive/ridiculous?
The latest person to run things, Margaret Brosko, is no different than the people who came before her. You already know about her ramming a city vehicle into an employee’s car and lying about it – after being caught by police. Your tax dollars had to pay for the damages she caused.
We Can & Must Do More On The Suicide Front [April 15]
When television stations like WHAS11 put people like Claudia Coffey on-air to hype up a potential suicide attempt as a young man is preparing to jump from a downtown parking garage, it is imperative that they don’t turn it into a disgusting spectacle. (That’s an attack, WHAS11 was reckless) It is just plain common sense that resources, help numbers, charities, organizations, web addresses be shared with viewership.
This is sickening. From trying to hide from what happens to hyping it up as media loves to do.
Major LMAS Scandal Update: New Committee [August 19]
Unfortunately for the citizens of our fine city, Mayor Greg Fischer essentially told me (Jake) to take a hike. He ignored the mess. He refused to deal with it. He and his staff went so far as to attempt to retaliate against me behind the scenes by going to our advertisers. Par for the course.
But guess what?
Councilman Kelly Downard and Councilwoman Cindy Fowler are today announcing an ad-hoc committee to investigate the nightmare we’ve come to know as Metro Animal Services.
Been A While Since We Had An LMEMS Update [June 19]
We hear through the rumor mill that the metro ID/security card in possession of that alleged drug lady belonged to Chief of Staff Kristen Miller. Our sources in the LMEMS world tell us she lost the card about a year ago and never reported it, a violation of the agreement signed when issued a card.
Patterns Of Recklessness Begin To Emerge At NKL [March 12]
We have twice requested in-person access to documentation that the group is legally required, as a 501(c)3 entity, to disclose to the public. Rebecca Ficklin refused to allow in-person access, directed us to the bogus financial statements on the NKL website and then just stopped responding to our requests entirely. We’ve since filed complaints with the IRS. Beyond ignoring requests, she also refused to identify the organization’s current treasurer.
Just When You Thought Greg Couldn’t Get Worse [July 8]
The agency that STILL has an abysmal kill rate. It’s not improved. The agency that still euthanizes thousands upon thousands of animals. The agency that is repeatedly directed by failures who eventually get spooked or “resigned” (fired) when they realize we’re not backing down.
The agency that still operates an animal shelter so filthy and disgusting that the public isn’t allowed on-site.
The agency that, at the behest of Greg Fischer and his right-hand hack, Sadiqa Reynolds, refuses to allow volunteers to assist thousands of animals in need if they so much as question authority or offer helpful suggestions.
The agency, with Brosko at the helm, that refused to provide us information about adoptable animals so we could publicize them. The agency that refuses to this day to re-license our pets (and then threatens us with fines) because we’ve been rightfully critical.
Fischer’s New LMAS People Are Out-Of-Towners [October 2]
Greg Fischer finally announced his new Metro Animal Services team. They’re all from out-of-town.
Enough Is Enough With No Kill Louisville Shysters [October 2]
They’re back to promoting a help desk, which is not a thing. All the spaying and neutering they’re claiming to pay for? It was funded by METRO COUNCIL DISCRETIONARY FUNDS. Taxpayer dollars. Not No Kill.
And they’re making claims about their food bank that are… specious, at best.
No Kill Louisville: Victim Of Terrible Leadership [March 14]
On a scale of 1 to 10, how surprised is anyone that No Kill Louisville was forced to start refunding money people have contributed for a non-existent license plate?
2014 was the best yet. Pushing the creation of an investigative ad-hoc committee that admonished Greg Fischer and his inner circle was fun. Not as fun as watching the entire Metro Council vote to approve a whistleblower ordinance that directly resulted from that. But it was still fun.
Thanks for constantly reading this afterthought of a site. Even if you deny it in public.
Here’s to more Possibility City in 2015!