Spend New Year’s Eve At Kentucky State Parks

We write about it every year but Kentucky State Parks are gearing up again for New Year’s Eve celebrations around the Commonwealth.

If you’re looking for something to do in your own backyard, go to the nearest State Park! Some are offering dinner buffets, entertainment, dancing and theater.

Some of the events:

Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Lucas — New Year’s Eve Party: Barren River Lake State Resort Park invites you to ring in the 2014 New Year with us Dec. 31. Sit down to a delicious buffet in the Driftwood Restaurant, then go dance the night away as we ring in the New Year with DJ Cindy Cossey from 8 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. We’ll also have the big screen up again this year to watch the ball drop and have our own balloon drop at midnight. Refreshments and party favors provided during dance. A lodge package for $179.95 plus tax, tip, and resort fee includes lodging Tuesday night, Tuesday night dinner, dance, and Wednesday morning breakfast for two. A cottage package for $299.95 plus tax, tip, and resort fee is also available. The dinner and dance only for two is $85 plus tax and tip. The dance only is $20 per person. For more information or to make reservations call 1-800-325-0057.

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park, Mount Olivet — Comedy in the Parks: Blue Licks Battlefield brings you this year’s installment of “Comedy in the Parks!” Join us for an evening of fine dining and comedy entertainment. Dinner starts at 5 p.m., followed by “The Comedy of Lee Cruse” at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy music from “The Piano Doctor” Dave Stahl and saxophonist Freddy Helm from 9 p.m. to midnight. We’ll have the dance floor in place and the large projection TV showing you what’s going on around the country when the clock strikes midnight. Join us for the dinner and show with event tickets or stay at the Worthington Lodge with a room package that includes a lodge room and tickets for two. Tickets: $37.04 per person. Includes tax, dinner and show for one person. Package price: $126.08; includes tax, dinner, show and one lodge room for two people. For information call 1-800-443-7008.

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, Buckhorn — New Year’s Eve at Buckhorn Lake: Awake to the New Year amid mountain tranquility. Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park is offering a special lodge room rate of $50 per night Sunday, Dec. 29, through Saturday, Jan. 4. The park is also offering a special plated dinner from 5-8 p.m. with tender chicken breast and petite ribeye, tossed salad, side, and dessert for $25. Or choose the seafood platter, sides, and desserts for $14. (Not including tax or gratuity). For reservations call 800-325-0058.

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Brown-Forman Leading Where Lou & KY Should Be

Brown Forman was recently recognized as a climate leader:

Brown-Forman has been named to the Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) for its approach to reducing carbon emissions and mitigating the risks of climate change. The company received a distinguished disclosure score of 93 and an “A” performance rating.

Brown-Forman also announced that it has signed the Ceres’ Climate Declaration, a business-backed effort to seize the economic opportunity of addressing climate change through stronger climate policies. Brown-Forman joins nearly 700 signatories, including General Motors, Owens Corning, Intel, Microsoft, VF Corp. and other leaders.

“We applaud Brown-Forman’s leadership in making the critical connection between its long-term success and the need to tackle climate change,” said Mindy Lubber, president of Ceres, which launched the Climate Declaration in the spring. “We are delighted that Brown-Forman is the first Kentucky-based major company to sign the Declaration and welcome others to join as well.”

The Ceres Coalition? It’s an interesting group, made up of members like:

  • California Public Employees’ Retirement System
  • California State Controller’s Office
  • California State Teachers’ Retirement System
  • California Stat Treasurer’s Office
  • Calvert Asset Management Company, Inc.
  • Center for a New American Dream
  • Center for Political Accountability
  • Christian Brothers Investment Services, Inc.
  • Connecticut Office of the State Treasurer
  • CWA/ITU Negotiated Pension Plan
  • First Affirmative Financial Network, LLC
  • Florida State Board of Administration
  • Green Century Capital Management
  • Harrington Investments, Inc.
  • Illinois State Board of Investment
  • IW Financial
  • Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
  • Maryland Treasurer’s Office
  • Mercy Investment Services, Inc.
  • Miller/Howard Investments, Inc.
  • Mountain Association for Community Economic Development
  • New York City Office of the Comptroller
  • New York State Comptroller
  • New York State Teachers’ Retirement System
  • North Carolina Department of State Treasurer
  • Portfolio 21 Investments
  • Praxis Mutual Funds
  • Rockefeller & Co.
  • Sentinel Investments
  • SJF Ventures
  • Social Responsibility Investment Group
  • SRI World Group, Inc.
  • Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment
  • Trillium Asset Management
  • Vermont Office of the State Treasurer
  • Walden Asset Management
  • Winslow Management Company

Notice anything missing?

Once again, a business is light years ahead of nearly every agency in Louisville and Kentucky.

Councilcritter Ignoring You? Show Up In-Person

Today, Metro Council’s Health, Education and Housing Committee will meet at 2:30 P.M.

The committee is set to review a resolution for the Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program to be administered by the Metro Public Health and Wellness Department.

The agenda for the meeting is available here.

If you’re currently living in a property owned by a slumlord and you’re being ignored by your councilperson and your mayor? You can show up to meetings like this, wait outside, and get embarrass your electeds into listening to you. It’s a good opportunity to have members of the press hear your pleas for help.

Fischer Admin Hits Yet Another Whistleblower

We’re closer and closer to hitting our goal and launching our new project. Consider helping make that happen. [Support Our New Project!]

A Louisville high school student has been taken into custody after authorities say he threatened to kill school staff. [WDRB]

Another day, another whistleblower scandal in Louisville Metro Government. This time involving a police officer who did the right thing. And you wonder why people get so pissed. [C-J/AKN]

Police say this guy who ran from them in the Shawnee neighborhood had an AK-47. That should make you feel really safe, obviously. [WAVE3]

That’s “transparency” Greg Fischer can believe in. The next time you submit a Freedom of Information Act request to the U.S. government, it may end up in the hands of a company you’ve never heard of. [Bloomberg]

Basically, you can’t trust leaving your kids at a daycare without some pervert working there who happens to be a sex offender. [WHAS11]

Kentucky was ranked No. 24 in terms of states with the best business tax climate, according to The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that monitors tax policy. [Business First]

A record number of people are registered to vote in next month’s election, but exactly who are these voters? [WLKY]

Louisville’s solid waste board is set to vote on the city’s five-year plan at the end of this month. If it passes, residents could see changes in how their trash is handled and recycled. [WFPL]

What a Kentucky antique dealer thought was a neat aircraft part caused police to evacuate her store in Paris. [H-L]

A month after Sellersburg teenager Ethan Hunter Bennett was last seen driving his parents’ silver Jaguar, local police and Bennett’s family still haven’t been able to find him or the car. [C-J/AKN]

Connie Marshal Speaks Again & It Is Super-Sad

Oh lawwwwd. Now Connie Marshall is claiming that LMPD beat her.

Here’s a comment she left on The ‘Ville Voice last night:

Connie Marshall // Jul 8, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Please see my website for the truth regarding what occurred on June 26, 2012. The LG&E Rep. did not have I.D. and refused to give his last name. Also the police refused to give a report number. I did not drag a police officer, but I was beaten by the police and those pictures are on my website, http://www.justiceforallcitizens.com Also patents for Directed Energy Weapons are on my website, including audios and videos. Know the truth.

And here are the goodies from her own website:


On June 26, 2012, I left my home briefly to drop my grandson off downtown. A couple of days earlier I spoke with Louisville Gas and Electric Company regarding the Smart Meters that they have been installing at my home and made a request to have it taken off of my home.

So she freely admits SHE is the person who requested LG&E come to her property. And then she wants to go even more crazy on them when they get there. Okay, got it.

She continues:

I am currently receiving Social Security Disability for “Frequency Devices and Neurological problems,” therefore a Smart Meter is a hazard to my health. Also, I have never given permission for LG&E to install this “Surveillance” Meter on my home. For the record in 2010 LG&E came to my home while I was away and left a hanging tag that stated they were at my home and had my service off for about 15 minutes and I had not requested a service call. When I arrived home from work I begin having Extreme Muscle spasms and Extreme Sleep Deprivation so severe that I lost my job due to lack of sleep.


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Metro Community Services & Revitalization Review

Have you taken a look at the 2012 review of Metro Community Services And Revitalization?

Nah, of course you haven’t. So go here to download the 58MB PDF and do so.


We’d link the report ourselves but someone in Greg Fischer’s office decided it was appropriate to scan the report and turn it into a PDF file. Because this is 1997 and people still do things like that.

It’s another hot mess, courtesy Sadiqa Reynolds.

It promotes her sorority sister, Jean Dunlap, while undermining the apparently talented current director.

And it fails to mention that the first recommendation of firing the now-former assistant director has already taken place.

On Monday, Sadiqa called an all-staff meeting for the department and instead of presenting the review, she tried to give everybody a pep talk.

Possibility City.

Sadly, Those Fairness Endorsements Don’t Matter

Today the Fairness Campaign’s Political Action Committee announced that it has endorsed Denise Harper Angel:

Senator Denise Harper Angel once again earns C-FAIR’s support in the Democratic primary for Kentucky Senate District 35. Senator Harper Angel’s breadth of knowledge and experience with Fairness issues and the Kentucky State Senate confirms she is the most equipped to further Fairness causes.

We’re not suggesting Curt Morrison, her openly gay opponent, should receive the endorsement. And we’re not suggesting that an endorsement from Fairness is worth a cubic centimeter of Greg Fischer’s halitosis. But it’s interesting, isn’t it?

Considering Harper-Angel has a questionable past regarding equality.

And her campaign folks have been working with the guy Fairness actually protested over Facebook commentary that many perceived as racist.

Morrison didn’t receive the endorsement because he’s dared question the organization and has been rightfully critical on several occasions.

We all know you can’t speak up about anything in Louisville unless it’s pre-approved by the establishment – even in the gay community – because maintaining the status quo is too important.

In a perfect world, Morrison wouldn’t receive the endorsement because he has no experience and couldn’t beat a Republican if he faced a legitimate challenger. But that’s not why he was ignored in this case.

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