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Rehashing Why NKL Red Flags Have Been Raised

March 15th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Catch up here: No-Kill Louisville Now A Meaningless Money Pit [March 10] The No Kill Louisville Scandal(s) Begin To Unravel [March 11] Patterns Of Recklessness Begin To Emerge At NKL [March 12] NKL Hides IRS Docs, Makes False Claims [March 13] No Kill Louisville: Victim Of Terrible Leadership [March 14] … If nothing is amiss [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Charity · Dogs · Scandal · Transparency

On Playing Games With Metro Tax Dollars

February 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Each month Metro OMB provides each director with an itemized view of where their department stands fiscally. The reports include original budget information for the fiscal year for specific commodities or services – like plumbing contractors – and shows directors how much cash remains from the original budget. That allows them to see where they [...]

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Tags: Greg Fischer · Metro Government · Possibility City · Transparency

Your Weekly Transportation Lady Video Update

February 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

This week the Transportation Lady is excited about the KYTC DataMart, which is a thing:

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Tags: State Government · Transparency · Video

Fun Transparency Issues With The Zoo Again

October 28th, 2013 · 3 Comments

We’ve written sporadically about the Louisville Zoo, its director, the efforts to privatize many operations in an attempt to screw the employee union and even secret meetings held at Debbie King’s office (which freaked her out so badly that she begged us to meet her in person – because she knew that wasn’t a good [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Metro Government · Transparency

Jeffersonville’s Mayor Makes Everyone Super-Mad

October 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Mayor of Audubon Park Michael Scalise resigned Monday. According to city officials, Scalise resigned at the beginning of Monday’s regularly scheduled city council meeting. [WDRB] Trying to make up for cuts in state and federal funding, nearly half of Kentucky’s 173 school districts have increased local property tax rates as much as allowed — driving [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Dogs · Education · Gays · Immigration · Indiana · JCPS · Oops · Transparency · UPS

It’s UofL Foundation Bond Offering Funtimes

September 4th, 2013 · 2 Comments

What would you think if the University of Louisville Foundation issued a $39 million bond for construction of a new building? Moody’s Rating Issue: Taxable Fixed Rate Bonds, Series 2013; Rating: Aa2; Sale Amount: $39,000,000; Expected Sale Date: 8/14/2013; Rating Description: Revenue: 501c3 Unsecured General Obligation Opinion Moody’s Investors Service has assigned a Aa2 rating [...]

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Tags: Transparency · University of Louisville

Barbara Shanklin’s Trial Is Never Going To End

July 31st, 2013 · Comments Off

Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin admitted to making mistakes two or three times on the witness stand Tuesday during the ethics trial that could remove her from office. If you’re watching this circus, you know how hateful and unprofessional she’s gotten. And her attorney? Hahaha. [WDRB] Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin admitted Tuesday night that she failed [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Death · Education · Ethics · Ford · Indiana · Metro Council · Oops · Politics · Senate Race · State Government · Transparency

Kentucky Really Dodged A Holiday World Bullet

April 15th, 2013 · Comments Off

In the great words of Dubya, “Is our students learning?” A Jefferson County Public Schools teacher has been arrested after police say she sexually abused a student. [WDRB] After his horse Java’s War won the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes on Saturday at Keeneland, trainer Kenny McPeek, the old Tates Creek High School graduate, was asked [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Derby Festival · Dogs · Education · Guns · Horse Industry · Immigration · Indiana · JCPS · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · Scandal · Transparency · University of Louisville

The Disastrous KRS Falls To 24% Funding Level

December 5th, 2012 · Comments Off

At 11:00 A.M. today, Kentucky Retirement Systems reported that the KERS – the state’s largest fund for state employees – has the lowest funding ratio of any state plan in the entire country. That’s a whopping 24.5%. State officials, for some reason, weren’t aware of just how bad things are. We can chalk that up [...]

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Tags: Scandal · State Government · Transparency

More On How Jones Is Spending Campaign Cash

November 1st, 2012 · Comments Off

Yesterday we showed you what David Jones is spending his money on. Since his campaign has refused – for whatever reason – to share itemized disbursement data? We’re going to go ahead and be, well, transparent for them. The goods: Andy Reynolds – Campaign Manager Services $6,000 Tessa McNair – Campaign Office Work $3,204 Dana [...]

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Tags: Education · JCPS · Politics · Transparency