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If You Don’t Think The James Mess Is Legit?

February 27th, 2014 · Comments Off

Then take a look at this: FROM FACEBOOK Judges and others siding with David James while complaining about Mike O’Connell. Lots of other remarks from people like Deborah Deweese and Judge Donald Armstrong Jr. Looks like there’s a real political battle playing out before our very eyes, Louisville!

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Tags: Democrats · Metro Council · Politics · Scandal

Metro Council Is Basically One Giant Fustercluck

February 27th, 2014 · 7 Comments

A day after parents learned the school would be re-staffed and at least half the teachers not hired back next year, JCPS confirmed Tuesday evening that principal Jack Baldwin is being forced out. [WDRB] David James cannot serve as both a member of the Louisville Metro Council and as a police officer at the University [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Education · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · LMPD · Metro Council · Oops · Scandal · State Government

VA Hospital Scandal: Yep, It’s Still Going On

February 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

“The social injustice and inequitable opportunities need to end and I really, really felt compelled to really take on the challenge,” is what Houston Barber said in reference to taking on the position of principal of the Academy at Shawnee. [WDRB] In December 2010, a Louisville appraiser hired for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Banking · Education · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · Lexington · LG&E · Mitch McConnell · Politics · Scandal · University of Louisville

Jere Downs Hit The Nail On The Head Again

February 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Kentucky taxpayers have already spent a half-million dollars – and could spend much more in coming weeks – in a court fight to keep a nonprofit Louisville mental health agency from fleeing the state’s troubled pension system. [WDRB] Go read this story from Jere Downs and take 100% of it to heart. This is Louisville. [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Crime · Discrimination · Greg Fischer · Guns · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · Journalism · Lexington · Metro Council · Newspaper · Ohio River Bridges · Race · Scandal · State Government · University of Louisville

So Many Neighborhoods With 50%+ Poverty Rates

January 8th, 2014 · Comments Off

If you missed Governor Steve Beshear’s address last night or just didn’t want to watch, here’s a PDF of his remarks. [SOTC 2014] Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is asking the public for ideas about how the city’s vacant lots can be redeveloped — and he’s willing to put some money on the table to get [...]

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Tags: Business First · Dogs · Economy · Greg Fischer · Internet · Jerry Abramson · LG&E · Poverty · Scandal · Senate Race · Smoking Ban · State Government · Steve Beshear

Possibility City: Who Will Be Gunned Down Next?

December 18th, 2013 · 3 Comments

A teenager standing at a bus stop became Louisville’s latest murder victim Monday night. [WDRB] The Metropolitan Sewer District board agreed Monday to pay a $101,000 fine for 250 illegal sewage discharges during the first half of 2013, totaling about 152 million gallons, MSD officials said. [C-J/AKN] A group of Louisville residents who say coal [...]

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Tags: Business · Death · Economy · Education · Greg Fischer · Hype · Indiana · Lexington · LG&E · MSD · Scandal · Senate Race · South End · University of Louisville · West End

Really, Jeffersonville? Help Your Homeless

December 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

UPS is helping to spread holiday cheer this Christmas — and what better way than with one of its signature shipping containers? [WDRB] She wakes to the sound of breathing. The smaller children lie tangled beside her, their chests rising and falling under winter coats and wool blankets. [NY Times] When is water not a [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Bourbon · Charity · Health Care · Homeless · Indiana · JCPS · Poverty · Scandal · State Government · Steve Beshear · UPS

Let’s All Slow Clap For UofL’s Funtimes Audit

November 5th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden told nearly 700 family members of fallen soldiers that they are an “inspiration” and that she is well aware of their sacrifices. [WDRB] Lost in all the fuss over how Louisville Metro Council members spend money from their discretionary funds is this: Some of them aren’t spending it. [C-J/AKN] The [...]

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Tags: Business · Death · Education · Health Care · Indiana · Metro Council · Ohio River Bridges · Scandal · State Government · University of Louisville · Youth

Everybody Decides To Freak Over The Bridges

October 17th, 2013 · Comments Off

A 173-unit apartment building will break ground on the corner of Liberty and Hancock Streets in the coming weeks. The Metro Housing Authority approved the project Tuesday, allowing developer Bill Whalen of City Properties Group to start work on the now empty corner lot. [WDRB] Fencing, landscaping, facades, a prominent gateway to Jeffersonville and other [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Dogs · Economy · Education · Health Care · Housing · Indiana · John Yarmuth · Legal · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · Oops · Scandal · State Government · Youth

Metro Council Will Always Embarass Louisville

October 10th, 2013 · 3 Comments

An in-depth archeological investigation is set to begin this week on land in Jeffersonville, Ind., thought to be home to the city’s founding fort. [WDRB] Metro Councilwoman Mary Woolridge told others deliberating whether to oust Barbara Shanklin from office earlier this year that she wouldn’t vote to remove her because she is an African-American woman, [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Banking · Business · Death · Indiana · Metro Council · Oops · Police · Scandal · Sports · State Government · Taxes