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Congressman Yarmuth On The GOP Poverty Push

July 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

Rep. John Yarmuth is not having the Republican Party’s nonsense on poverty: If John were a drag queen, he would have already snatched a weave off somebody’s head.

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Tags: Congress · John Yarmuth · Poverty · Republican Party · Video

LG&E Gets Fined Every Waking Minute, Probably

July 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

Another day, another bus accident, nothing to see here, move along. [WDRB] Tax-increment financing districts and property tax caps continued to have a negative effect on Greater Clark County Schools last year, as assessed property values dropped about $50 million to $2.3 billion, according to the district’s chief financial officer, citing its latest annual report [...]

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Tags: Bourbon · Dogs · Gannett · Health Care · Homeless · Indiana · Internet · JCPS · LG&E · Metro Council · Poverty

Hardcore Porno Gay Causing KY Kingdom Drama

July 15th, 2014 · 4 Comments

JCPS spends $780,000 for Summer Boost program helping 500 students. Some JCPS students are back in class, improving their reading skills as part of a special endeavor called the Summer Boost program, in which teachers are reading with students, both in groups and one-on-one. [WDRB] University of Louisville President James Ramsey is for the first [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Business · Congress · Discrimination · Gambling · Gays · Health Care · Horse Industry · Indiana · JCPS · John Yarmuth · Judges · Kentucky Kingdom · LMPD · Ohio River Bridges · Poverty · University of Louisville

Losing Faith In LMPD: Because Of Greg Fischer?

June 30th, 2014 · Comments Off

Wondering how to further discourage people from coming downtown? Jack up parking rates and make it tougher to park on the weekends. POSSIBILITY CITY! To think a majority of you folks repeatedly vote for Greg Fischer only to have this sort of thing repeatedly happen. Anyone with sense (not him) could have avoided all of [...]

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Tags: Business · Crime · Discrimination · Downtown · Education · Greg Fischer · Indiana · Lexington · LMPD · Oops · Politics · Poverty · Rumors · Steve Beshear · Weather · Youth

Yes, Poverty Is Still A Very Big Deal For JCPS

June 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The idea behind merging Louisville and Jefferson County in 2003 was to have – as Metro Council President Jim King put it earlier this year — “one government, one entity that manages the entire county.” Yet, more than a decade later, the promise of merger remains at least partially unfulfilled. The new 2 percent “franchise [...]

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Tags: Crime · Economy · Greg Fischer · Guns · Health Care · Horse Industry · Indiana · JCPS · LG&E · Mitch McConnell · Newspaper · Politics · Possibility City · Poverty · Republican Party · Taxes · Youth

Even New Albany Takes Unwanted Pets Seriously

June 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off

New Albany Police Chief Todd Bailey has asked the Indiana State Police to investigate the New Albany Police Department. [WDRB] A Metro Council committee last Tuesday tabled an effort to stop allowing new transitional housing and halfway shelters in certain west Louisville neighborhoods while members decide how to address neighborhood concerns about a proliferation of [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Bikes · Charity · Chris Thieneman · Construction · Dogs · Economy · Ford · Greg Fischer · Housing · Indiana · Metro Council · Metro Government · Oops · Police · Poverty · State Government · West End

WAVE Continues Circling The “News” Toilet Bowl

May 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

A Louisville couple is moving ahead to expand their small business. Justin and Kristin Gilbert opened their small gelato shop about seven years ago in Norton Commons called Gelato Gilberto. [WDRB] The Louisville Metro Council has scheduled a public hearing [TODAY] on Mayor Greg Fischer’s proposed 2014-15 metro budget. One likely topic of debate will [...]

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Tags: Bourbon · Business · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Homeless · Hype · Indiana · John Yarmuth · Legal · LG&E · Metro Council · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · Possibility City · Poverty · WAVE · West End · Youth

Who Leaves Pizza Paradise For Doughnuts???

May 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts announced Tuesday the hire of Papa John’s president and COO to lead its company. Anthony “Tony” Thompson, 47, will become Krispy Kreme president and CEO, effective June 1. [WDRB] Clark County taxpayers will shoulder more of a burden this year after the recent mediation of a lawsuit the county courts filed last [...]

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Tags: Business · Death · Education · Indiana · Jack Conway · Jail · Mitch McConnell · Police · Politics · Poverty · University of Louisville · WAVE

You Think Poverty Isn’t An Issue In Louisville?

April 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off

Mapping Poverty in America, via the New York Times: CLICK TO VISIT Some neighborhoods exceed 75% and 80% poverty rates. But some people think it’s a good idea to pump hundreds of millions into Cordish and to install a ferris wheel. Possibility City!

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Tags: Maps · Possibility City · Poverty

Think Positively! Thunder & Derby Are Upon Us

April 7th, 2014 · Comments Off

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has addressed a letter to citizens in an effort to ease recent apprehensions over violence downtown. [WDRB] An abrupt slashing of state funding for Louisville’s waterfront agency will almost certainly lead to elimination of the city’s traditional Fourth of July celebration and a drastic reduction in the planned six-day gala to [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Downtown · Greg Fischer · Indiana · Jail · Parks · Possibility City · Poverty · State Government · Thunder · Zoning

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