Max Investigation Revealed: Finally, JCPS Supe Sheldon Berman will release findings from the system’s investigation of PRP football player Max Gilpin’s death. It happened, oh, more than 10 MONTHS ago. There’s a presser this morning at 10.
This Didn’t Suprise Anyone, Did it? Takes some gonads to build a football stadium addition in the middle of an economic downturn while your football team is sliding toward mediocrity. At a place you weren’t selling out anyway. U of L Athletic officials sure have ’em. And season ticket sales are off at their lowest level in 10 years. [Courier]
C-J Rumor Department: One of the C-J’s top three execs, managing editor Ben Post, will retire Aug. 1, several inside sources tell us. It’s good news — word is that his departure could save a job or two. Gannett’s next round of rumored company-wide cuts are to be announced next week.
Next Time, Use Cash: There’s just nothing good that comes from using somebody else’s money for a good time with strippers. Spencer County judge-executive David Jenkins was dodging media yesterday after it was discovered that he charged lap dances at the Thorobred Club on 7th Street (come on, David, that’s just disgusting) with his Ky. Assoc. of Counties card. Also . . . a Lexington escort service and the Godfather on Preston. Of course, Jenkins says it wasn’t him. [Fox41]
Close to Nauseated: The idea of honoring Michael Jackson on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives was a nauseating idea, according to John Yarmuth. He’s right. Never been done before for a celebrity, and it’s no time to start now. Check out the interview with John Ziegler. [Page One]
Boney Exclusive: We said we weren’t reporting on the David Camm trial, but still found it interesting that Charles Boney singled out WLKY’s Ben Jackey to call from prison to make sure he made his point. Which, I think, was that he won’t be testifying in any new trial. [WLKY]
Worthy Campaign: Not many of David Hawpe’s columns in the C-J elicit postive reactions, but it’s a good thing to spotlight the St. John’s Day Center’s fundraising campaign. Homeless men in our community have to go somewhere, and St. John’s provides them with a place. And when the Center finds them housing, they often succeed. [Hawpe, Fox41]