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:


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.

People Are Freaking Out Over Sex In A Book

Kentucky should expect more from Frankfort. Obviously. But the editorial board can’t act like it doesn’t carry some of the blame because it’s partially responsible for those folks getting elected. [C-J/AKN]

Frankfort has turned into a literal cesspool. Now everyone is peeing all over everybody else when it comes to Congressional redistricting. [H-L]

Steve Beshear was apparently one of the worst persons in the world on Friday. Not for bungling gambling for four years straight but for the Ark Park. [Page One]

Black and Latino students are performing at levels of 30 years ago. Is anyone paying attention to this? [HuffPo]

Is MSD really making big changes after that scathing state audit from Crit Luallen? [FOX41]

Work on the Sherman Minton is expected to be completed before the March 2 deadline. [Business First]

Jefferson County Public Schools needs consistent curriculum policies and the audit identified several areas for improvement. [WAVE3]

Work on a pedestrian bridge connecting elevated plazas downtown is moving forward. [Broken Sidewalk]

Okay, let’s get serious: There’s an accident involving a JCPS bus nearly every day, right? Come on, people, stop hitting school buses! [WHAS11]

Here’s more on those ten recommendations put forth by the Jefferson County Public Schools curriculum audit. [WFPL]

You’ll roll your eyes really hard at this story. Anyone who believes their 14-year-old hasn’t heard of blowjobs? Uh, yeah, maybe they have bigger problems than a piece of literature to worry about. [WLKY]

People are still freaking out about Rand Paul’s Nashville airport incident yesterday. [84WHAS]

That MSD Story Rattled Some Big Nerves Yesterday

Instead of contributing financially to an arts organization that already has millions of dollars this holiday season, please consider supporting Dare to Care so thousands of hungry youth and elderly can receive the nourishment they need. [Click Here]

Kentucky State Parks offer tons of New Year’s Eve fun and you should make note of what’s available in your own back yard. [Page One]

Congressman John Yarmuth’s press secretary, Trey Pollard, is leaving the job on Thursday to become the deputy press secretary for the Sierra Club. Stephen George becomes the new spokesperson. [Press Releases]

Ishmon Burks was named interim chief of police yesterday. [Press Release]

The editorial board wants you to call 311 if you know anything about the missing scales of justice. We want you to call 311 if you find Greg Fischer’s balls. [C-J/AKN]

Sexytime Herman Cain’s sexytime lady is sharing creepy new details about their creepy sexytimes. To think this all started in Louisville. [HuffPo]

Really? A rally is being held for Stephen Daeschner in Southern Indiana? What kind of jacked up are people in Indiana to believe the man is worth the mountain of cash they’re paying him? Wow. [FOX41]

Seriously – this is the equivalent of Sheldon Berman conning people into rallying for him. It’s the funniest thing we’ve seen in weeks. [WLKY]

Greater Louisville Inc.’s president and CEO, Joe Reagan, is a finalist for a similar job in St. Louis. Will GLI change and actually serve small business? Don’t hold your breath. [Business First]

Do you feel safe with MSD protecting you from the raging floods? [WAVE3]

Just a reminder that five pedestrians and cyclists were killed and one badly injured on Louisville streets in just ten days. [Broken Sidewalk]

Something tells us it’s not a happy week at Masterson’s now that 60 people who ate their food got violently ill. [WHAS11]

Could MSD corruption bankrupt Louisville? Probably not likely but you should definitely see what we’ve uncovered. [The ‘Ville Voice]

Everybody Forgot About Promised Transparency

Greg Fischer campaigned on transparency and has spent the past year claiming to be the most transparent mayor in the country. Reality? He and his staff are working like mad to hide public documents, to obfuscate, to play pat-a-cake and be all-around difficult butt cramps when it comes to releasing information about their level of mismanagement at certain agencies. [The ‘Ville Voice]

Ruh ro! Looks like the copy editors at A Kentucky Newspaper screwed up the Greenville paper by including the word “fuck” – which is awesome. Looks like they’re as adept at screwing up other papers as they are the AKN. [Jim Romenesko]

Some hoodlum has stolen the Scales of Justice from Metro Gubmint! [Click the Clicky]

Oh, get a grip, people. Maker’s Mark IS cheap. That’s a good terrific thing. Maybe the best you can buy for the money. $25 is cheap for magical bourbon like that. Don’t play. And Maker’s 46 is worth every penny of it’s $40-ish price tag. [H-L]

That fireworks ban was so stupid that Metro Council is going to consider lifting it. After it only passed, what, two weeks ago? [WFPL]

Oh, look, here’s a six-page glowing review of Robert White from the paper. Never could have expected that. You’d think an actual news outlet get a few interviews with some officers who actually work in the community to find out what the deal really is with LMPD. They’re glad the man is leaving. [C-J/AKN]

Heard of this RAMP thing? Rockin’ Appalachian Mom Project? There’s a benefit being held on December 10 at The Green Building and Claudia Coffey is involved. It’s a good thing! [CLICK HERE]

It’s so foreign to see actual progress in a Kentucky city. Nope, it’s not Louisville. It’s happening in Lexington and nobody is being corrupt and nasty about it, either. [H-L & More H-L]

Louisvillians are discussing what they want in a new chief for the Louisville Metro Police Department. [FOX41]

Metro United Way has raised $24.5 million for its annual fundraising campaign. [Business First]

The sister of Sexytime Herman Cain’s alleged mistress is talking to Louisville teevee stations. This is definitely worthy of a pee alert. [WAVE3]

We’re trying really hard not to laugh about the lady who drove her car into Longhorn Steakhouse in J-town. Yes, we realize it could have been much worse. [WHAS11]