More Possibility In Chattanooga Than Louisville?

The words don’t always come easy. For Perry Clemons, they sometimes vanish. Clemons is 58-years-old and lives in Clarkson, Kentucky. [WDRB]

As Mayor Greg Fischer joins Metro Council member Angela Lee in calling for a fuller environmental study of the Brownsboro Road site purchased for a new Veterans Affairs Medical Center, plans are in the works to turn about half of the second choice site into a subdivision. [C-J/AKN]

What? Another shooting? Surely not. Not in Possibility City where everything is Compassionate and Transparent. [WHAS11]

Rand Paul takes the first step toward running for president when he asks state party leaders to endorse his idea to create a 2016 presidential caucus in Kentucky. [H-L]Singed by their defeat in the battle over Homeland Security funding, Republicans aren’t about to renew their fight against President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration anytime soon. [Politico]

They’ll run stories like this about animal shelters hundreds of miles away. But couldn’t be bothered to dig in at Metro Animal Services at any point over the past decade. [WLKY]

Louisville doesn’t have the guts to do something like this. Fischer and council will always bend over backwards for lobbyists. [HuffPo]

Lexington has started to shoot its kids just like Louisville! Copycat. We were first. Lexington police told media outlets a 9-year-old boy was taken to UK Hospital after being shot while riding in his parents’ car. [WAVE3]

A factory in Louisville, Kentucky, made chewing tobacco for over a century before folding in 2009. Now the abandoned site is a symbol of how the city is changing: The 24-acre brownfield will soon become one of the largest hubs for local food in the U.S. [Fast Company]

Louisville Metro Police is on track to putting body cameras on some officers this summer. [WFPL]

President Barack Obama’s proposal to consolidate more than a dozen regulatory offices into an agency that would oversee food safety is drawing the intrigue and ire of some food safety advocates, producers, and experts — some of whom question the feasibility of a move that’s decades in the making. [ThinkProgress]

A U.S. Supreme Court decision about whether patients who get insurance through federally administered exchanges should have their costs subsidized is not expected to have an impact on Kynect, Kentucky’s insurance exchange. [Business First]

At first it looks like some kind of marketing ploy. Six picnic tables, surrounded by a garbage can on a concrete slab in the middle of Same Peden Community Park in New Albany. [News & Tribune]

Do You Remember Chris Parente From WAVE?

Surely you remember Chris Parente from back in the day at WAVE3.

He’s had some, ahem, fun lately:




Something tells us he wishes he could have a do-over so that video won’t have been seen millions of times.

And what the heck kind of ego does a person have to have to be so unprepared and disrespectful of another person’s time? When you get paid tens of thousands of dollars to talk at a camera a few minutes a day, the least you could do is watch whatever it is you’re supposed to discuss.

JCPS Truly Works Hard To Feed Children Well

Just take a guess at who the card belongs to. Louisville Metro Police say they’ve arrested a woman after she was found with a stolen access card belonging to a “high ranking” Louisville Metro EMS administrative employee. [WDRB]

Allison “Jamie” Kleinhelter has collected only $4,000 of the $120,000 awarded to her in 2011 when a Jefferson Circuit Court judge found that her lawyer had botched an appeal of the denial of her disability claim. [C-J/AKN]

The University of Louisville is hoping to open the city to the world of soccer with a new state of the art facility. [WHAS11]

The idea that fans of bourbon would want to visit the places where the spirit is made seems a fairly new one, fostered by the growing popularity over the past decade of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. [H-L]

It’s sad that the community is so used to random shootings that this seems the norm. [WLKY]

When you start feeling like Jefferson County Public Schools are a hot mess? Remember that things are MUCH worse elsewhere in the state and no one is ever held accountable. [Page One]

This is what counts as journalism and breaking news for at least one television outlet. [WAVE3]

Eating crow is never fun but that’s what Jake is doing. Help him get things squared away? If you get something out of this content, consider doing so in order to ensure that it continues. [Click Here For Details]

Since the U.S. Agriculture Department’s new school meal requirements were implemented in 2012, the cost for Jefferson County Public Schools to provide fresh produce has doubled, said Julia Bauscher, the district’s director of school and community nutrition services. [WFPL]

Crews are making progress in getting Flat 12 Bierwerks, a taproom and brewery planned for Jeffersonville, ready for an opening in late summer or early fall. [Business First]

The city council will discuss a proposal Monday to hire five new police officers each of the next five years to increase a force that is “spread thin,” said Jeffersonville Police Chief Chris Grimm. [News & Tribune]

Nothing About This Is Good For Television

Anyone else have their eyes roll back in their head after reading this press release?

June 12, 2014 – Louisville, KY – Coming this season exclusively on WBNA TV, Louisville’s home for “locally grown” TV, is a brand new show called Deadbeat – Kentuckiana Child Support Court. This 30-minute program takes you inside Jefferson County Child Support Court while real drama unfolds with real people. Cameras have been granted special permission to follow these cases from the courtroom to inside jail walls to gain perspective on a growing and national problem plaguing single parents.

“Deadbeat is a unique show that will engage our viewers,” said Tom Fawbush, WBNA General Manager. “We believe it will be a home run because it’s local, compelling and has a lot of personality. Judge Erica Williams and Judge Sean Delahanty have endorsed the program and are granting us unprecedented access to what happens in their courtrooms. Deadbeat will entertain and educate people at the same time.”

BMB Productions, current producer of Secrets of Louisville Chefs, is producing the program. BMB is led by Executive Producer Michael Lattin, an Emmy and Eclipse Award winning producer. His highly experienced team brings loads of insight and energy to Deadbeat.

Talent on the show is diverse and consists of the following:

Host – Carolyn Gaeta McLean – The former WAVE 3 TV News Reporter is excited to get back to her television roots and express her snarky commentary which TV News does *not* necessarily allow.

Co-Host – Nichole Taylor Compton – A local attorney and Judicial Candidate who provides legal insight on Deadbeat cases. Nichole draws upon her background as a former teenage single mother and has a deeply–rooted desire to help others facing child support problems.

Courtroom Correspondent – Ashley Anderson – Editor for www.BleacherReport.com and co-host of a sports radio show on 970 WGTK, plus a former staff writer for The Voice-Tribune.

Deadbeat will air daily on WBNA TV starting Monday, June 23 at 1:30 p.m. after WAVE3 News Midday. It will also air nightly on RTV 21.4 (TWC Channel 185) at 9:00 p.m. EST.

WHAT?

What on earth is this?

Profiting off the system that’s meant to force parents into supporting their children?

That’s some WAVE3-style junk.

Where do we file claims for injuries related to eyes rolling back in one’s head?