It’s one of the few days each year that sports bars are packed during the lunch hour. Cards at Noon, Cats at 1. Hope you’ve got an understanding boss.
Transparency Talk: This morming, Tony Cruise had as a guest David Toborowsky, an assistant to State Sen. Dan Seum and a harsh critic of the Mayor. Tobo was pushing Seum’s transparency bill, defeated in a committee meeting in Frankfort last week. Cruise played Abramson’s sound bite criticizing Seum. Tobo brought up the Cordish deal, including the $1.8 million for the Starks Building that he says was moved over to help pay for the Lucky Strike remodel.
Byck’s Passing: Dann Byck, who died Tuesday at age 72, was a co-founder of Actors Theatre and loved by many, including Jake. [Page One]
Paved Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot: Neighbors who live near the Christ Church United Methodist Church on Brownsboro Road are outraged by the church’s plan to build a parking garage in the residential setting. So chuch leaders and attorney Glenn Price met with them last night. The church needs a zoning waiver, and is going to have to fight neighbors to get it.
But If She Had Won, It Might Have Been Different: Bristol Palin’s boyfriend decided he doesn’t want to marry into the family of ex-VP candidate Sarah Palin after all. Levi Johnston split with the 19-year-old mother of his newborn son, providing fodder for celeb TV shows for the next week. It’s the top story on the C-J website this morning. [C-J]
Life Without Newspapers: Check out this NYT story speculating on which major U.S. market will be the first to lose its only daily newspaper. The day is coming, folks. [NYTimes]
Sticking it to the Horse Industry: It’s pretty obvious that Kentucky politicians don’t understand the damage they’re doing to the horse industry. Maybe they should read this piece, which says the end could be near. [Paulick Report]
Dead Bill, We Think, But Still: Check out Stephen George’s angle on SB 68, Sen. Gary Tapp’s bill to keep gays or other unmarried couples from adopting. It’s kids’ lives that are at stake here. [LEO]
Enjoy the games!