Metro Animal Services Was Nowhere To Be Found

Why, of COURSE Metro Animal Services is refusing to return calls in an emergency situation. Of course they are. Not even returning calls when a media outlet tries to get in touch. Anybody with enough common sense, though, would have used their googler to locate another animal welfare agency to help them out. So one has to wonder whether WAVE’s people have common sense. [WAVE3]

Remember Sexytime Herman Cain and that lady he sexytimed for like 13 years? Yeah? That sexytime all started in Louisville and sexytime lady has written about it on the internet! Go read it posthaste. [Salon]

Way to go, Old Louisville, for your latest murder near First and Ormsby. Metro Police are searching for a gunman in a fatal shooting in Old Louisville. [FOX41]

Jefferson County Public Schools has decided it won’t charge parents and others wanting to volunteer in schools a $10 fee for a background check, instead setting aside $150,000 in its 2012-13 budget to cover the cost. [C-J/AKN]

U.S. employers hired at a dismal pace in June, raising pressure on the Federal Reserve to do more to boost the economy and dealing another setback to President Barack Obama’s reelection bid. [Reuters]

Here’s more from one side of the Avalon guy and the Derby Museum snafu. Now that a lawsuit has been filed. [WHAS11]

Reading this story about Housing with quotes from Sadiqa Reynolds really illustrates everything. [C-J/AKN]

Exit ramps aren’t open again today and local drivers are beginning to freak out. This is Possibility City. [WLKY]

Last year, the western Kentucky town of Madisonville was runner-up in a nationwide contest aimed at being named the “Best Town on Earth.” This year, it wants to be No. 1. [H-L]

An investigation by NPR and several partners has found that black lung disease is far from being eradicated among coal miners. On the contrary: the reports outline a disease where diagnoses have doubled in the last decade in parts of Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia. [WFPL]

A 20 year educational lesson? Evidence from America and Britain shows that independence for schools works. [The Economist]

Shanklin Needs A Really Cool Nickname STAT

Okay, kids, which barns will Barbara Shanklin burn down within the Fischer Administration and within Jim King’s world once she’s toast? You know she’s sitting on a mountain of dirt. Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin used city grant money to continue an upholstery training program that the mayor’s office had ordered shut down. [C-J/AKN]

Sexytime Karen Sypher’s conviction was upheld by a federal appeals court. WHEN WILL THIS SEXYTIME GROSSNESS GO AWAY? [FOX41]

Jim Gray is following in Greg Fischer’s footsteps by starting all kinds of commissions in Lexington. Maybe his commissions will actually DO something, though. [H-L]

He said he was an innocent bystander, beaten by Louisville Metro and Jeffersonville police after a chase and filed a lawsuit. Now, the family of the New Albany man have taken up his fight after his death. [WAVE3]

Don’t worry, you’re all prolly gonna die of the bad air quality today, amen. [WFPL]

Can you imagine being without air conditioning for six days like these families in Newburg? [WHAS11]

Hey, look, your local newspaper figured out that the Metro Parks review is complete. It didn’t realize that it was nearly worthless, however. [C-J/AKN]

Louisville Metro Police busted a drug operation in southwest Louisville after they said they found heroin and needles inside a home filled with young children. [WLKY]

Kentucky stands to benefit most from the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, according to a study. [Business First]

Republicans in Frankfort are still really made about the health care system changing but they still have no alternative. [Page One]

Will The World End If Fox Isn’t On Your Cable?

Ford Motor Co will pursue its boldest attempt yet to tackle a nearly $50 billion risk to its business when it begins offering lump-sum pension payout offers to 98,000 white-collar retirees and former employees this summer. [Reuters]

Guess who got removed from Time Warner/Insight/Whatever Cable. Yep, WDRB/FOX41. [FOX41]

The bonds issued to build the KFC Yum! Center are now classified as “junk” status by Moody’s Investors Service, meaning the rating agency thinks the bonds are particularly risky investments. [C-J/AKN]

Just what Louisville needs! Another deadly shooting. This time near Iroquois Park. [WAVE3]

This should send Marilyn Parker and crew into a fit of rage. Mitch Daniels is a member of the Bilderberg Group. [Dahahaha]

Ruh ro, an appeals panel scolded Karen Sypher’s attorney for repeatedly making assertions that weren’t backed by evidence in the trial record. Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey said the argument “appeared to be a waste of everybody’s time.” [WHAS11]

Nolan offered claims that Sypher wasn’t properly represented by attorney James Earhart, and that he didn’t call witnesses who might’ve testified positively about the ex-trade show model. [84WHAS]

Kentucky officials signaled Thursday they will change how prisoners are executed, opening the door to using a single drug instead of the current three-drug method that has been challenged by inmates who call it cruel and unusual punishment. [H-L]

Some lady was hoarding cats in J-town. Because that is apparently a nice life to live. [WLKY]

The top pick of Kentucky Retirement Systems to lead that organization has once again been sued. That’d be the guy Greg Fischer’s honcho wants to pick, obviously. [Page One]

A federal judge has given the Environmental Protection Agency one week to set standards for fine particle pollution across the United States. These are the fine particles that come out of factories, power plants and automobiles. [WFPL]

Greg Fischer can afford to spend $450,000 of your tax dollars to buy land near Fairdale for a park but can’t afford to feed the animals at Metro Animal Services. That’s compassion, right? [Business First]

What Is Mayor Buzzwords Talking About Now?

Have you seen this sad Brooks Wicker campaign against John Yarmuth? The amount in his campaign war chest is less than Frankfort folks spend on hookers in a given five-minute period of time. It’s just sad watching his campaign. Sad. [WFPL]

Sorry, Louisville’s great, just not the “most compassionate city in the world.” When will Greg Fischer quit with this world record tripe? [FOX41]

If you need a laugh break this morning, be sure to check out all the comments on the story about Karen Sypher’s book. Highly entertaining. [C-J/AKN]

If you missed it yesterday, WHAS11 ran yet another one-sided story about the Brownsboro Road sidewalk project. And those who oppose were again unable to offer any real reason to oppose it. Interesting that the station that claims such great integrity is continuing down this Bob Gunnell path of one-sided dishonesty with no disclosure. [WHAS11]

The Fourth District Congressional race is getting a bit testy. Though, the race is still a sleeper and will be over in May. Because the only way a Democrat can win in November is if Alecia Webb-Edgington wins. [Page One Here & Here]

Another day, another Jefferson County Public Schools bus crash. Sadly, two students were injured in this one. [WAVE3]

TARC wants to raise fares again and cut ten more routes. Because that’s what we consider compassion in Possibility City. [Business First]

WLKY takes a look at the everyday operations at Louisville Metro Corrections. What will the station find? [WLKY]

Kentucky racetracks and horsemen are feeling competitive stress at all levels. You should probably give this story a read. [H-L]

A woman was found dead in the East End and media speculation is running rampant. [84WHAS]

Why Is The Mainstream Eating Chip Keeling Alive?

Seriously, why is this Chip Keeling story an Associated Press story? Why is this relevant to news? It’s beginning to smell like someone’s got a personal vendetta against the guy. [H-L]

The orchestra and its musicians plan to sign a full agreement this week. Will the cat fighting finally end? [FOX41]

The mainstream finally wrote about that crazy book from Karen Sypher. Rather, from that person who doesn’t exist about Karen Sypher. Her attorney now says it could have been written by someone who “served time” with her. How someone could get to know everything about the case, find a publisher and get the book edited and into the public hands since she’s been in custody, we have no idea. We guess magic is real. [C-J/AKN]

Here’s more of WAVE’s slow spiral back into the depths of right-wing hooplah and away from a focus on news. You knew it would only last a couple years, anyway. [WAVE3]

Some fancy Lady Republicans that Mitch McConnell said agree with him? Turns out they don’t agree with him. Not even remotely. [Page One]

What? Yet another suspect in the murder of that 15-year-old boy was released from prison early? Imagine that. [WHAS11]

Papa John’s purchased 56 franchised restaurants which means the company continues to grow. [Business First]

This latest Teddy Gordon bullying story was the only thing local television stations could talk about yesterday. It was literally discussed ten million times. [WLKY]

An annual air quality report shows Louisville is making progress. But pollution? It’s still a huge problem. [WFPL]

Yet another downtown business is closing up shop. Seems to be the trend lately. Unless the business is affiliated with Cordish. [Consuming Louisville]

Metro Government and Greg Fischer are waking up a tiny bit. Joe Riffe has been given more time off – until August 31 – to try to get back into life with his new leg. [Prosthetic Medic]

Everything’s Puppies & Rainbows With Cordish!

We’re not going to shut up about you giving to the Red Cross for tornado relief efforts. This will take a long time. [Click Here To Give]

Greg Fischer can’t even get basketball quotes right. It’s like he wants everyone across the Commonwealth to think he’s as disconnected as he really is. [KSR]

There’s a golf special with Metro Parks during the month of April. Be sure to try to win lessons from the golf “pros” who are bilking the government to literally play games. [Metro Gubmint]

The gay t-shirt shenanigans in Lexington? Really, dumb as hell. Total waste of time and money. [Page One]

Greg Fischer spends every waking moment proclaiming that Louisville is super-safe and woah “compassionate.” Then comes along the new po-leece chief and he says he wants to make the city safe. Meaning it’s not already safe? Or not safe enough? And the safest city in America? Really? Lawwwd, the Fischer rhetoric is thick this week. [C-J/AKN]

It’s another “editorial” from the teevee man about how great and magical Jefferson County Public Schools are. The tens of thousands of parents with concerns are just a bunch of washed up, you know, “urbans” who don’t know what they’re talking about. Also, urban school district? HAHAHA. [WAVE3]

They’re getting ready to just cold assplode Smoketown’s Sheppard Square housing development. You ready for the fireworks? [WFPL]

Lawwwd, the reaction to Karen Sypher’s book – the one she couldn’t even write herself – is pretty rough on Amazon. [Click the Clicky]

If you people act like idiots after a ball game, you deserve to be pepper sprayed like woah. [FOX41]

Just what Louisville needs. Another A Kentucky Newspaper knob-slobbing of Cordish Cos. and Fourth Street Live. All about a new weekends-only bar. [C-J/AKN]

Just in case you haven’t gouged your eyes out over the Louisville Orchestra cat fight, here’s more on the story. [WHAS11]

Really, this Metro Parks scandal is boiling over the edge of the pot. Greg Fischer is still attempting to ignore it. More and more Parks employees are coming forward to us as the days go by. [The ‘Ville Voice]

Hundreds of people in South Bend marched in memory of Trayvon Martin. How many will show up in Louisville tomorrow? [WLKY]

The Karen Sypher Book Is On Its Way To Ruin You

Um…. She’s back like a herpes outbreak.

Get ready to vomit:


CLICK TO ENLARGE

Here’s a taste:

A few minutes later, Tim excused himself and went to the men’s restroom leaving Karen and Father Bradley alone. Karen then said, “I would like to confess something, but I don’t want anyone to know about it.” She then took a deep breath, and told Father Bradley that she had been raped by Rick Pitino.

Sypher allegedly sold the rights for her story to Jim Faller, so we’re assuming “Giovanni Rustino” is a penname/pseudonym.

So take a few minutes to dry heave. And then start speculating.

Will the book reveal rumored details of gambling debts involving one of the key players in the scandal? The hot gossip is that somebody was placing bets for certain powers that be. But it’s just gossip and would likely cause a nightmare for UofL if it were true.

We may never know. Because no one is going to be able to read it.