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

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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:


CLICK TO ENLARGE

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.

Hmmm.

Read the rest of this hot mess after the jump…

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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.


SEE? LOOKS SO FANCY

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.

See the rest of the Fairness endorsement recipients after the jump…

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Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble Gobble!

Just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving.

Thankful for each and every reader, as always. Even the d-bag Democrats who defamed me.

And on that note, it’s time to open up a bit. I just decided to kill an advertising contract (yep, I know I said I’d take money from anybody but I was wrong) for one of the individuals involved in that mess. Why? Because they showed up at a loved one’s funeral in February and a week later were spreading sealed autopsy photos of my loved one in an attempt to cause serious emotional damage (you didn’t see the C-J writing about THAT, now did you?). This individual, a Democratic elected official, will be retiring at the end of their term for obvious reasons. I plan to tell you more about it next year.

So if anyone wants to get in on a sweet 90-day deal, EMAIL ME directly:


Out of spite, I’ll be selling the spot at our 2010 rate just to rub it in their face. Will include both of our Kentucky sites (Page One & The ‘Ville Voice) in the deal, a huge steal, just to make it worse. We’re nearly sold out for ads through 2012 and have a bit of a waiting list. First come, first served on this one, though. (Come on, please come through, folks, so I don’t have to explain to the salesperson why their commission got flushed)

You folks make this all possible and you’ll never understand how thankful I am.

Gobble gobble,

Jake

Won’t Bode Well For Fischer Re-Election Attempt

Buried deep in this story about the Louisville Orchestra was this tidbit:

In an effort to bring the parties together, Mayor Greg Fischer met with both parties Friday afternoon, Fischer spokesman Chris Poynter said. “He wanted to hear where things stood, since the Monday deadline was looming,” Poynter said, adding that Fischer encouraged the two sides to keep talking.

That’s right — Greg Fischer has time to meet regarding the orchestra but has no time to fire his drunken Parks director, no time to deal with Metro Animal Services, no time to handle his MIA EMS director. Guess it’s tough taking time out of his day of showing up at various ribbon cuttings so we can appear in the weekly socialite rags.

The man truly is existing solely to give us crap to write about. Wow.

P.S. Really, a salary of $925 per WEEK? That’s more than most Louisvillians make each week. No wonder the local Orchestra is a disaster.