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John Yarmuth Was On Fox Discussing Medicare

December 4th, 2012 by jake · Comments Off

Did you see John Yarmuth on Fox the other day discussing Medicare?

Of course you didn’t – because you don’t watch that mess.

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President Barack Obama’s Weekly Video Address

December 4th, 2012 by jake · Comments Off

This week President Barack Obama urged Congress to extend the middle class tax cuts:

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Metro Council Rolls Eyes At Greg Fischer’s Mess

December 4th, 2012 by admin · Comments Off

Here’s hoping everyone saw how biased WHAS11 was at 6:00 P.M. when it gave Bob Gunnell’s distortions the finale word in the NBA shenanigans. It’s like they’re trying to out-hype WAVE. Also convenient that at after Miller’s presser was announced, Jim Ramsey mysteriously decided to hold a presser at the same time. [Teevee Disasters]

J. Bruce Miller, a Louisville attorney who has worked for 30 years to weave the city into the NBA, said the study counts only job creation and a portion of the taxes, not other consumer spending. Dan Rascher, president of Sports Economics in California and a source cited in the report, said the number is misleading and the economy’s impact should be around $50 to $70 million. [Business First]

Police have identified two suspects wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing Monday morning in Jeffersonville. 55-year-old Robert Eader was found stabbed to death early Monday in his own apartment on Spring St. in downtown Jeffersonville. [WDRB]

The very same thing could be said about Morgan McGarvey. Newly elected state Senator Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville, lashes out a Senate Republican Mitch McConnell in a Courier-Journal editorial, saying the GOP leader is only interested in attaining more power. [WFPL]

A former high-ranking official in Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration faces ethics charges for allegedly pressuring state employees to give money to Beshear’s re-election campaign in 2010. [Bluegrass Politics]

The former McMahan fire chief convicted on fraud and money laundering charges is scheduled for a hearing Tuesday in federal court. [WLKY]

Looks like Matthew Barzun could maybe be heading to London. [Bloomberg]

It is beyond crazy that anyone would think someone who confesses to murder should be allowed out on bail. [WAVE3]

As the 1960s dawned, few Americans had ever seen a baby elephant. It had been more than 40 years since an elephant had been born in North America, and then only at a circus — never in a zoo. [The Seattle Times]

Jeffersonville City Council approved seeking a third-party audit over City Court funds before the City Clerk assumes control over finances and employees of the court. [News & Tribune]

Here’s your duh moment of the week. Louisville Metro Council members of both parties are questioning Mayor Greg Fischer for creating a new director for violence prevention in the wake of a West End shooting spree. [More WFPL]

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A Press Conference You Won’t Want To Miss

December 3rd, 2012 by jake · Comments Off

Today at 2:00 P.M., there will be a press conference to discuss the alleged misrepresentations in that Boxcar/Bob Gunnell report about the possibility of an NBA team coming to Louisville.

We’re pretty sure this is going to be good.

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Only Indiana Talking About Those Crazy Tolls Now?

December 3rd, 2012 by admin · 3 Comments

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Another public forum was held Saturday on the Ohio River Bridges Project, and tolls were again the big issue for people with concerns about the plan to build two new bridges connecting Kentucky and Indiana. [News & Tribune]

Jeffersonville Police are investigating a homicide. Detective Todd Hollis confirms that one person died in an apartment on Spring Street early today. Officers were initially called to the apartments about 4:30 a.m. on report of an assault. [WDRB]

Homeownership fell in the Louisville region last year to its lowest percentage in eight years, according to a new report that attributes the drop to tougher lending standards and the lingering effects of years of a high number of foreclosures. [C-J/AKN]

Yet another fun moment involving Walmart, shoplifting and getting your foot run over. An off-duty Lexington police officer was hurt early Thursday at a Lexington Wal-Mart while trying to arrest a suspected shoplifter. [H-L]

Basically, the entire metro area is a death sentence for anyone on foot or riding a bike. [WHAS11]

Can you imagine what something like this would do for Louisville? At a new, $185 million science and natural history museum that opens in Dallas on Saturday, visitors will have the chance to touch a funnel cloud, program a robot and examine their own cells under a microscope. [Reuters]

A week has passed since a college senior was gunned down while visiting loved ones for the thanksgiving holiday. Those loved ones are taking action, pleading for justice in the case and taking that message to the streets. [WAVE3]

For over 30 years, Betty Winston Bayé wrote an op-ed column in the Louisville Courier-Journal until a round of layoffs last year ended her stint. [WFPL]

A contingent of law enforcement officers were on the move Sunday morning in eastern Jefferson County. And you’ll like why they were gathering. [WLKY]

Officials with KentuckyOne Health Inc., the company created after the merger of Louisville-based Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare Inc. and Lexington, Ky.-based Saint Joseph Health System Inc., remain mum on where it will locate its headquarters. But recent job listings might be tipping the company’s hand on the question. [Business First]

A new Louisville Metro Police policy means there might be fewer police cars parked in Louisville’s neighborhoods. A policy revision that took effect Thursday says new officers will have to wait three years instead of one before getting a take-home car. [C-J/AKN]

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The Transportation Lady Is Still Missing In Action

November 30th, 2012 by jake · Comments Off

Another awful KYTC flashback video that is a waste of money:

Yes, kids, your tax dollars are paying for these things.

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John Yarmuth Stands Up For Autism Research

November 30th, 2012 by jake · Comments Off

John Yarmuth says we need more funding for autism research:

Michala makes it big.

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Have A Few Extra Bucks? Help A Child In Need

November 30th, 2012 by admin · 1 Comment

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WHY aren’t you making the world a better place for kids at Home of the Innocents? More than 120 kids have holiday wish lists. [CLICK HERE]

There are thousands of vacant properties across Metro Louisville and thousands of people who need a place to live. But there is an effort to bridge the gap between the two. [WDRB]

Can you imagine what it would be like if Louisville had a mayor who had this kind of sense? Mayor Jim Gray said Wednesday that he will fight to have the city regain control of its police and fire pension fund if officials cannot reach an agreement with police and fire unions to reduce the pension’s unfunded liability and make it sustainable in the future. [H-L]

One woman is hurt, after a yacht caught fire and exploded on Thrusday while in the Marina at the Rose Island Yacht Club in Prospect. North Oldham firefighters found a 41 foot yacht fully engulfed in flames when they arrived at the Marina at about two Thursday afternoon. [WHAS11]

Melvin G. Alexander will join KentuckyOne Health Inc. as chief financial officer, starting Dec. 4, according to the company’s Web site. [Business First]

A local ministry group set up along Interstate 65 on Thursday night and handed out meals, clothes and blankets to homeless community members who said city workers cleared out their camp and took their belongings Wednesday morning. [News & Tribune]

You can’t even walk around Valley Station these days without getting hit by a train. [WAVE3]

Good morning, Warrers On Christmas. Much has happened since our last intelligence briefing. Somebody alert Mandy Connell. [Wonkette]

Newly released dash cam video from a Louisville Metro police cruiser shows the discovery of a convenience store clerk who was bound and locked in the trunk of his own car. [WLKY]

You’ll get a huge kick out of this story. Wednesday was “Business Appreciation Day” in Corbin. And along with a free lunch for the business community, the City of Corbin served up Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson as guest speaker. [Times-Tribune]

Authorities are announcing details Thursday about the construction of a nearly $1 billion of new pollution controls at LG&E’s Mill Creek power plant in southwest Louisville. [C-J/AKN]

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LMAS Facilities & Vehicles Are Barely Maintained

November 29th, 2012 by jake · 6 Comments

Yes, Greg, we have people following everything at Louisville Metro Animal Services. Employees on the inside and people on the outside who follow every move. You already know this.

People constantly want to know why nothing improves at LMAS. It’s because no one makes an effort. Those in charge don’t take care of what we’ve got.

Case in point:

These LMAS vehicles that have been smoking like crazy for an extended period of time.

Because who gives a flip about maintaining those vehicles or anything at LMAS? Certainly not Metro Government.

Greg Fischer begged for patience. He begged for time to allow things to improve.

Guess who no longer has patience and will no longer hold back when it comes to criticism. We’ll give you three tries.

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We Get Great arena/NBA/UofL/Gunnell Comments

November 29th, 2012 by admin · Comments Off

You’ll want to read this:

J. Bruce Miller // Nov 28, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I got a laugh from the headline of the article on the WHAS-TV website beginning “Media Executives…. ” It’s my understanding that one of the 2 “Media Executives”, Keith Hall, was fired by Time Warner when it purchased Insight. As a matter of fact WHEN Insight was operating the cable franchise in Louisville I PERSONALLY MET WITH HALL and he WAS FULLY SUPPORTIVE of the concept of an NBA team in Louisville, because Insight was going to be the cable revenue provider for ALL of Insight, which included their franchises in Covington, Lexington, Bowling Green, Evansville, and Owensboro. Insight was going to make a ‘killing’ off this – particularly when the NBA team’s ownership was going to be the 5 Chinese who controlled CCTV (China Cable TV). He knows this and he also knows that I met SPECIFICALLY with the East Asian ownership of Insight in conjunction with its lawyer at the time (Larry Zielke). Remember all that Keith! Then Demaree is a salesman for 5 small radio stations around here that ARE LOST ON THE DIAL — hardly two MEDIA EXECUTIVES.

Seems to me that WHAT(!)-TV might be trying to CREATE a controversy around here. Wouldn’t be the first time.

There will be some interesting news COMING about this BoxCar report regarding its veracity — and the REAL PEOPLE WHO FUNDED IT. It is my understanding that those people who funded it WERE NOT the ‘fired’ Keith Hall or the salesman of 5 small time radio stations.

Like Jake told Miller in a response:

jake // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:40 pm

That report has no veracity. Or credibility. It only got attention because Bob Gunnell is still trusted by Joe Arnold for whatever reason. And because Mark Hebert helped hype it.

People (not Arnold) at WHAS have reached out to me to share that most folks there have laughed hysterically over the whole mess.

The real story about Gunnell is easily discovered in his bankruptcy filing, which I never published out of courtesy to his family. Suffice it to say he has to do whatever work he can get in order to pay off that $400,000 owed to the IRS and Gus Goldsmith. And likely to his now-former business partners.

Note: Bob has one other tie at WHAS and I won’t name her because she has a young kid.

We thought it’d be a good idea to share it all on the main page.

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