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Museum Plaza will not be built. Land now reverts to the city. 7th Street between Washington and River Roads will be restored and reopened. [Damnit]

You’d think the editorial board could get its facts straight by now. No Kill Louisville has tons of shelter management experience. One of its top folks has decades of experiencing running a large facility. Justin Scally definitely deserves the opportunity to do a good job. But people – particularly the apologists at your failing local paper – need to quit acting like Sadiqa Reynolds’ “with us or against us” way is supreme. Legitimate concerns, questions and disappointment should not be tossed aside. You cannot expect this community to come together overnight after Greg Fischer and crew spent a year ripping everything to shreds. [Short Sighted Editorial]

Get a load of Jack Conway in 2002 versus Jack Conway in 2011. [Page One]

The elephant in the room is FOX41 slowly referring to itself as “WDRB” more and more. Like with this Emmy story. [FOX41]

Are water main issues a preview of the future? [Broken Sidewalk]

Will the Rupp Arena task force cause Lexington as many headaches as the arena shenanigans caused Louisville? [H-L]

Remember the Louisville Zoo train crash? Turns out an employee disabled the train’s warning light prior to the accident. A light that could have alerted folks to problems with the brakes. [WKYT]

Wait, what? Free hot dogs at the Frazier Museum? [Consuming Louisville]

Little by little, problems at the Metropolitan Sewer District are floating to the surface like, well, you know exactly what we’re talking about. [C-J/AKN]

A fundraising event at Central Park tried to change the reputation of pit bulls. [WAVE3]

Kentucky is among the 10 states where government-sector jobs have grown the fastest over the past five years. [Business First]

Wait for this one: a Seymour police officer crashed a DARE trailer while allegedly driving drunk. [WHAS11]

Friday marked the 86th day Republican Party of Kentucky Chairman Steve Robertson questioned Jack Conway: “We will hold Jack Conway’s feet to the fire each and every day until he answers our questions surrounding this controversy,” said Robertson. “For a man who supposedly believes in transparency and accountability, this situation represents the height of hypocrisy.” [Press Release]

WDRB Having Affiliate Difficulties With Fox?

For the first time ever, no one at WDRB/FOX41 wants to answer questions. Which is strange.

Word on the street is that the station could be in danger of losing its Fox affiliate status and that it could have something to do with the money paid to carry programming. Typical station-network stuff, of course.

Without the Fox affiliation, the station would likely have to gut its news department.

And rumors aren’t being killed now that the billboard near Third Street reads “WDRB News” instead of “FOX41 News”…

So what gives?

We hope this isn’t the case because it’d be bad news for Louisville.

Some Timely Local Teevee News Updates

Haha, so, funny story…

WAVE3 sent a text message to eleventeen million thousand recipients indicating that Shackleford won the Kentucky Derby.

At least twenty 20 went by before the station sent out a correction.

What the heck happened? Not asking in a jerk-ish way – honestly want to know what went wrong.

At FOX41… Marc Weinberg’s final day on Fox in the Morning will be this Friday. He’s moving to the evening newscast. Jude Redfield, as you may know by now, will replace Weinberg in the A.M. He’s formerly of WTHR in Indianapolis.

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]