Mr. J-Town Back On The Govenrment Draw Again

Remember when we complained about how crazy expensive Greg Fischer’s inauguration was? Turns out everybody who paid for it is getting to suck from the Fischer gubmint teat like woah. From MSD crooks to Insight. [C-J/AKN]

There’s proof of abuse at Metro Animal Services but the mainstreamers are focusing on mere allegations of abuse in Jeffersonville. [FOX41]

Friday was the 121st day Republican Party of Kentucky Chairman Steve Robertson has questioned Jack Conway over his involvement in his brother’s drug scandal: “Everyone who learns this story knows it doesn’t smell right,” said Robertson. “Maybe that’s why Jack Conway still refuses to answer questions – he knows how voters will react when they hear the truth about this incident.” [Press Release]

Ooooh, wait for it. It’s good. A group of “citizens” (close friends of Judy/people who believe her professed faith is the only thing that matters) are rallying to keep Judy Green on the Metro Council. [WHAS11]

Another anonymous donor is agreeing to pay for a consultant to help in the orchestra talks. [WFPL]

No one is surprised that Steve Beshear is still skipping a KET gubernatorial debate because he’s afraid facing his opponents will cut into his lead. [H-L]

Seen the new Williams-Farmer television spot? Here it is:

Really? They made Clay Foreman the manager of E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park? What on earth is in the water these days? [C-J/AKN]

What’s worse than driving when you’re old? Getting drunk and driving the wrong way on the interstate. [WAVE3]

We still think this Park(ing) Day thing is a waste of time, money and energy – especially in Louisville – but here it is. [Broken Sidewalk]

Celebrate terra and 9/11 9/11 9/11 in Prospect with some delicious food truck goodies. [Consuming Louisville]

Progress Wins One at Harrods Creek

Let’s hear it for good old-fashioned progress.

See, as it relates to the Harrods Creek Bridge, progress has been having a tough time. Nostalgia has been winning. Fortunately, Judge Charles Simpson finally made a decision that puts workers back on the job there today.

The River Fields lawsuit that stopped construction three weeks ago served to put the project behind schedule, lengthening the time nearby businesses suffer because their customers can’t get to them.

The River Fields argument, that keeping the bridge at one lane is a deterrent to speeders and slows traffic, is hollow. There’s no doubt that once the two-lane span is opened, traffic police will look forward to writing speeding tickets for violators.

The $2.3 million project was supposed to have been completed by mid-December. The three-week delay caused by the River Fields lawsuit could push the end date to January 2010.

Still, River Fields president Hiram C. Polk Jr. isn’t giving up, issuing a statement indicating it’s not giving up its obstructionist tactics. And standing in the way of progress.