Local TeeVee News Rumor Round-Up Time

Here are the latest teevee news rumors floating about. Take them with a grain of salt:

  • Marc Weinberg will allegedly move from Fox in the Morning to the evening FOX41 program
  • Paul Emmick of 41 will be let go (hope not)
  • Jude Redfield of WTHR in Indy will move to Fox in the Morning
  • And a lady from one of the Indy stations is interviewing for Jamie Martin’s job at WHAS, as he is allegedly moving to South Bend.

See? Rumors can be fun, kids.

Especially when they have absolutely nothing to do with Metro Animal Services.

MAS Nightmare Should Keep You Up At Night

Maybe the best thing about Greg Fischer’s Day of Service? It exposed the need for volunteers in a lot of places. [WFPL]

If you didn’t participate in Greg Fischer’s Day of Service, remember that you can give back any day, any time, in any way. Always giving back to your community is a good idea. If you can. Obviously. [FOX 41]

President Barack Obama has called for a moment of silence today at 11:00 A.M. for the Tucson shooting victims. To those of you asking why I haven’t been more vocal about the shootings: what the crap could I possibly say? It’s a tragedy. [Press Release]

Here’s what some of Kentucky’s political leaders had to say about the Tucson tragedy. [H-L]

Did you see this open letter from a Metro Animal Services employee to our readers? If not, you need to read it immediately. [The ‘Ville Voice]

Seems only Bennett Haeberle is staying on the Metro Animal Services nightmare going down in our city. [FOX 41]

Metro Council President Jim King says the budget process may be smoother under a new mayor. Here’s why: Greg Fischer, while I obviously dislike him, isn’t incompetent like his predecessor and he’s more likely to cave to the council’s demands. [More WFPL]

Can you believe this David Camm case is still going on? A judge says Keith Henderson gets to remain as prosecutor in the case. [WAVE3]

Wait, what? The deal fell through for the sale of the former Colgate plant? That’s a shame. [WHAS11]

Simply Thai opened in a new location across the street from its old, closet-sized location. It is flipping amazing. Outside of the WORST SERVICE IN THE CITY, however. Flipping amazing. Mmmm. [Consuming Louisville]

Jerry Abramson on being proud of running for office on Steve Beshear’s ticket. [Page One]

Your Metro Animal Services Nightmare Continues

You know how a few folks foam at the mouth any time I publish something about the corruption under Wayne Zelinsky’s failed leadership at Metro Animal Services? How not much has changed since Gilles Meloche was sent packing by the reluctant Jerry Abramson?

You know how I just get accused of being uptight and bitter (okay, so that’s true)? How I’ve been accused – by the Fischer Administration, no less – of fabricating what I’ve published?

Here’s this from FOX 41’s Bennett Haeberle:

Several Metro Animal Services employees have come forward claiming that animals at the city’s shelter are being needlessly euthanized, neglected and in some cases possibly abused.

Those who came forward (a mixture of current MAS employees and volunteers) asked that their identities be concealed. Many feared they would be fired or retaliated against for the information they shared.

“I’m coming forward because the things that have been happening at Metro Animal Services are just totally wrong. They’re killing too many animals for no reason,” said one employee who spoke to Fox 41 News on a condition of anonymity.

Another employee said: “The place, needs new leadership, the place needs new management.”

How about that? Am I still a bitter liar when it comes to one of the most screwed up agencies in Louisville’s Metro Government?

Really. Go read the entire story You’ll see just how uninvolved, uninformed and silly Wayne Zelinsky seems to be. This is the Meloche-turned-Zelinsky nightmare. And it continues unabated.

Here’s Haeberle’s report:

Change needs to take place. Immediate.

Who Will Get The Sweet Jobs From Greg Fischer?

You need to enter to win this terrific new book filled with Louisville history soon. Crossings will really float your boat. Winners will be drawn tonight. [The ‘Ville Voice]

Today at 9:30 A.M. Greg Fischer will announce several personnel appointments. [Press Release]

You should see the hilarious email we got from someone named Ashley Baker defending Wayne Zelinsky. Apparently we fabricated everything – even his resume and letter to Greg Fischer? HAHA. Riiiight. [MAS Corruption Goes Deep]

NERD ALERT! WindStream is launching a lego-like urban wind turbine. [Gigaom]

All y’all getting huffy at me for complaining that we don’t try hard enough to support those U.S. folks who produce greener products? China’s gonna kick our butts. [MSNBC]

Ford’s gonna build the next generation Escape – which is a cool vehicle – in Louisville. [WFPL]

It has been suggested that we donate one of these chicken camera stabilizers to WDRB. [Engadget]

Bruce Traughber was named SVP of economic development for Nucleus. Yet another power broker moved to UofL. Surprised? [FatLip]

Dunno about you, but I’d punch/kick the Snow Fox if it showed up to surprise me. [FOX 41]

The Ohio River Bridges flustercuck is still all about tolls. It’s, eh, frustrating for our city? [WAVE3]

A prominent local doctor has had his medical license suspended for alleged dangerous and unethical practices. [WHAS11]

National Geographic Traveler will have a nice piece about Louisville in an issue next year, but here’s an interesting post about a recent visit to our great city. [National Geographic]

Death Penalty In The Andrew Compton Case

Agree or disagree? WDRB says prosecutors are pushing for it.

My thoughts: No way, no how. How is dying – taking the easy way out – punishment for such a horrible crime?

Why shouldn’t this guy – if guilty and convicted – be forced to live his entire life tortured with the reality of what he’s done?

I get that some people think the death penalty is just cruel. I don’t think it’s cruel enough.

Anyone else on this same page?

Tears: Mayor McCheese Will Finally Stop Talking

If you missed last night’s mayoral debate, here’s what went down: Hal Heiner got closer to a good answer on Fairness but still sucked ass. He then pointed out how the entire Abramson cabal backs his opponent. Greg Fischer cracked a hideous joke about tolls, said the Bridges Authority is doing a fine job (Heiner said he’d review the group to determine if they stay or get replaced), fudged a bit more about the ice machine he didn’t invent. Heiner offered to open up all the hidden documents to unbury the bodies and Fischer lied yet again about his campaign not being involved in the anti-Heiner video. [Deep Mayoral Thoughts]

Footage from the debate will be archived online by noon today, according to Joe Arnold. So be sure to check it out. [WHAS11]

Everyone exited? FOX 41 is adding a 6:30 P.M. news program. [Business First]

Everyone knows that John Yarmuth is a devil. So go listen to him on the radio. [WFPL]

Mayoral candidate Jackie Green, like Greg Fischer and Hal Heiner, sat down for an interview with the teevee news people. [WHAS11]

What are you doing for Halloween? You should go see an all-original adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The Providence Alumni Association, Tim Brown & John Hetzel are producing the show at Providence’s Robinson Theatre (707 Providence Way in Clarksville). Evenings of October 21, 23, 28, 30 and weekend matinees October 23, 24, 30, 31. $14 for evening shows, $10 for matinees and seniors/students are just $8. Go! [Press Release]

Is David Nicklies, the guy who said times are right to build the bridges, behind a bait and switch? [MSNBC]

Jerry Abramson is set to hold his last community conversation on Monday evening. The event will take place at Seneca High School at 6:30 P.M. [H-L]

What? Could Chris Thieneman be involved in yet another campaign conundrum? He’s certainly no stranger to using property he owns to get what he wants. Like letting a “journalist” live rent-free in an apartment in exchange for free press. There are some interesting questions being raised. [Education Voodoo]