Rocky Road: This morning Joe Gerth speculates on Jerry Abramson’s future, wondering if all the problems he’s dealing with are making it less fun being Mayor for Life. Jerry told him he’s getting lots of positive encouragement. Surprise! He said he’d decide on whether to run for a sixth term in late summer. [C-J]
Speak of Hate: It’s really discouraging to watch HBO’s special — Right America: Feeling Wronged because it makes you realize how much hate, bigotry and racism still exists in America – the South in particular. One guy looks into the camera and says “I ain’t votin’ for the n____.”Still, you ought to see it. Then lighten up with Flight of the Concords. [HBO]
Kick This One Around: That Javanon soccer facility in eastern Jefferson County is finally getting some scrutiny by the Board of Zoning Adjustments, which has a hearing March 16. The bottom line is that you’re not supposed to be able to construct a building without permits — but Metro Planning director Charles Cash and others weren’t paying attention. And a Metro employee had no qualms about taking advantage of the siutation. So should they make them tear it down? [C-J]
Your Comment on the Water: The state is seeking public comment on its plan to clean up Beargrass Creek as required by the Clean Water Act. You have until March 24. [Ky. Div. of Water]
And on the Parks: If you’re interested in the future of Hogan’s Fountain or Tyler Park, there’s a publci meeting tonite at the Highlands Library. Officials are developing master plans for the parks. [Metro Govt]
Four in Sports: Anybody notice that today’s C-J sports section was all of four pages? That’s the smallest I think that it has ever been.
Congrats to the Petcheniks: The WLKY-TV reporter and his wife welcomed a new daughter, Julia Brooke, to their home.