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LMAS Live Release Claim Confusing As Hell

October 27th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Greg Fischer has for months made the claim that Louisville Metro Animal Services has a 74% live release rate. He has also, for months, refused to provide specifics about that claim and despite repeated questioning, can’t seem to provide details about the animal categories that make up the alleged number. What were we left to [...]

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Tags: Dogs · Greg Fischer · Metro Government · Transparency

Yep, Metro Council Does Have Subpoena Power

October 1st, 2014 · Comments Off

If you missed last evening’s Metro Council ad-hoc committee meeting on Animal Services, it was tons of fun. And not just because Jim King got his rear end handed to him by his own attorneys several times over. If you wish to watch the entire meeting, click here to stream it or download it. Just [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Dogs · Greg Fischer · Legal · Metro Council · Metro Government · Salaries · Transparency

Seems Fischer Admin Is Panicked Over Records

September 30th, 2014 · 11 Comments

Can you believe this is what Metro Government employees see when they log on to their computer system? CLICK TO ENLARGE So much for Fischer Administration claims that they’re not taking this Metro Council open records scandal investigation seriously. They’re in full-on CYA mode.

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Tags: Greg Fischer · Metro Government · Scandal · Transparency

Central Principal Needs Some Prompt Education

September 30th, 2014 · Comments Off

West Virginia plans to frack beneath the Ohio River, which supplies drinking water to millions. Like everyone in Louisville. [Think Progress] KFC Corp., a unit of Louisville-based Yum Brands, says 77 of its fried chicken restaurants across the country could be “in jeopardy” because of a real estate dispute with a California investment group. [WDRB] [...]

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Tags: Business · Discrimination · Health Care · Indiana · Jail · JCPS · Legal · LMPD · Police · Polls · State Government · TARC · Transparency · Water · Youth

Yet Another Crazy Judge Does Something Crazy

September 29th, 2014 · 1 Comment

It was August 27th, just before 6:00 p.m when gunshots were heard throughout the Shawnee neighborhood. Shell casings dotted the street in the aftermath. The shooting left 16-month-old Ne’Riah Miller dead and her mother in the hospital. [WDRB] What the hell is wrong with a handful of judges in Louisville? What’s with the revolving door [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Charity · Crime · Downtown · Education · Greg Fischer · Indiana · Judges · Lexington · LMPD · Metro Council · Metro Government · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · Scandal · Transparency · University of Louisville · West End

Ad-Hoc Committee About More Than Animal Services, Definitely About More Than A Dog

September 26th, 2014 · Comments Off

The Metro Council’s ad-hoc committee on Animal Services isn’t just about Sadie. It isn’t just about Animal Services. It isn’t about this one incident and coverup. It isn’t even partisan. It’s about government accountability in general. It’s about the Council’s authority to hold government officials accountable. It’s about the most basic investigatory power our elected [...]

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Tags: Metro Council · Metro Government · Transparency

Dog Appeared On TV With Brosko, Then Just Disappeared, LMAS Withholding Information

September 22nd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Flash back to 2011: I predicted that Greg Fischer would face legal nightmares if he started down the path of withholding public records. Shortly after, Fischer’s team started to withhold data. A few weeks after I started calling out the secrecy, the husband of Metro Government’s open records officer started attacking the messenger. The coverups, [...]

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Tags: Dogs · Metro Government · Transparency

Is Everything In Clark County, Ind. Crazy Corrupt?

September 15th, 2014 · 9 Comments

Does this stink of unnecessary fearmongering? On Wednesday morning, police say a student at Hite Elementary was approached by a stranger in the neighborhood behind her school. [WDRB] It’s fine and dandy to profess your extreme level of transparency. That is — if you’re actually transparent and not cherry picking what gets released. Like with [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Bikes · Death · Festival · Greg Fischer · Guns · Health Care · Highlands · Hype · Indiana · Judges · Ohio River Bridges · Politics · Senate Race · Transparency · University of Louisville · West End

Greg Fischer: He’s The Opposite Of Transparent

August 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

The city of Jeffersonville is changing its plans for a marina that’s been vacant since the first of the year, after construction bids were more expensive than expected. [WDRB] Chris declined to comment if Kindred had asked the city for financial incentives to assist its project. Because he can’t be caught being transparent with taxpayers [...]

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Tags: Art · Business · Downtown · Education · Guns · Homeless · Indiana · JCPS · Lexington · Mitch McConnell · Music · Politics · Scandal · Senate Race · Taxes · Transparency

A Deeper Look At That Fischer/LMAS Coverup

July 24th, 2014 · 7 Comments

By now, you probably know all about the latest Louisville Metro Animal Services scandal that Greg Fischer is involved in. You know he, the mayor, is ultimately responsible for this mess. Even though he’ll inevitably have a sacrificial lamb that he’ll use to throw to the media. But if you don’t, here’s a nice refresher: [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Dogs · Greg Fischer · Metro Government · Scandal · Transparency