Remember Jackie Gulbe & The Suitcase Incident?

Remember Jackie Gulbe and her time at Louisville Metro Animal Services?

The time she brought a poor old dog into the shelter in a SUITCASE?!

Welllll…. the folks at Yew Dell Gardens apparently can’t google to save their lives because:

Creating Canine Friendly Gardens
When: Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
6220 Old LaGrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014

Hosted By:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

Event Details:
Creating Canine Friendly Gardens
Instructor: Jackie Gulbe, Yew Dell Communication Coordinator and “Pet Lady”
Thursday, August 28; 6-7:30
$15/$25 – Members- Non-members
Learn tips and tricks to create an enjoyable garden setting for you, your plants and your puppies. Cat tips included too!

We’re all for second chances but COME ON!

What’s next? How to pack your dog for vacation? Excuse me — how to pack FOR your dog.

These folks didn’t even bother to find out why she got kicked to the curb at LMAS. At LMAS. The place where it takes a huge, embarrassing scandal uncovered by us to get fired.

Jackie Gulbe got fired for her actions. She lied about it. The media caught her in the lie. She has no business doing anything with animals. Ever. All of these people owe those who support Yew Dell a giant apology and they need to remedy this. Unreal.

Of Course LMEMS Is Involved In Another Mess

A controversial policy will remain in place at Louisville’s Atherton High School. The policy allows transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms of their choice. [WDRB]

Louisville officials face an uphill legal battle trying to force Norfolk Southern Corp. to allow pedestrian traffic on one side of the K and I railroad bridge. [C-J/AKN]

Another day, yet another pedestrian death in Possibility City. [WHAS11]

Ford is recalling 100,610 vehicles in North America for various safety defects. [H-L]

Warning: stupid auto-play video alert. Authorities have recovered a young man’s body from the waters rock quarry Tuesday afternoon near South Park Road after a three-day search. [WLKY]

The Alison Grimes embarrassment continues. In a new ad from Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, retired coal miner Don Disney looks straight into the camera and asks Mitch McConnell why he voted to raise his Medicare costs by $6,000. The only problem? McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, cast no such vote. [HuffPo]

Several suburban Louisville fire districts will pull back from all but the most serious medical calls starting this week, a decision that top-ranking emergency officials cautioned would put lives at risk. We hear Richmond is 100% to blame for this. [WAVE3]

Life-size human statues and column bases from a long-lost temple dedicated to a supreme god have been discovered in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. [HuffPo]

Here’s a look at the sad and continued death of your local newspaper. While WDRB’s acquisition of Konz isn’t that big of a deal (we love her and all that but let’s face it, any journalist with guts can do that job at the paper), it’s the perfect illustration of what’s going down in Gannettland. [WFPL]

Today John Yarmuth will meet with representatives from Catholic Charities of Louisville, Federally Employed Women, the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities, and the National Academy Foundation. [Press Release]

Randall (Randy) Combs has been named CFO of Louisville-based KentuckyOne Health Inc. KentuckyOne operates Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington and several other facilities across the state. [Business First]

A $25 million private investment on property that is one of the first sights of Jeffersonville now may be lost through a city council vote. [News & Tribune]

More Scandalous News On The New LMAS Lady

Greg Fischer’s new pick to run Louisville Metro Animal Services?

She was fired from her job at a shelter in Georgia.

And we hear she lost her job in Ohio because she was practicing veterinary medicine without a license. Update: Nope, turns out tons of people heart that.

They sure know how to pick them.

Guess Greg loves playing this game where we rub all of his disastrous picks for LMAS in his face? There can be no other explanation.

This Compassionate City Is So Compassionate

A new nickname for the River City could be the Bourbon City. The Kentucky Distillers’ Association is planning to open a satellite office in downtown Louisville because of its booming bourbon scene. [WDRB]

Metro United Way is cutting funding to about a dozen charities in the Louisville area, leaving some of the nonprofits scrambling to find money from private sources and elsewhere. [C-J/AKN]

How many senseless gun deaths will Possibility City suffer this year? [WHAS11]

Jerry Abramson ended speculation Monday that he might want to be the next president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, saying he was not interested in the job. [H-L]

Compassionate City, indeed. Police are investigating what they call a fatal road rage accident on Southern Parkway that involved a shooting. [WLKY]

The troubled for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the Education Department reached an agreement late Thursday that has 85 of the company’s 100-plus campuses going up for sale, and 12 others closing. [HuffPo]

The Jeffersonville City Council reluctantly agreed to a compromise hire of three new officers after the mayor and police chief made a case for safety. But Monday night, a former Jeffersonville officer and current professor said it may not be necessary. [WAVE3]

Fifty years ago this summer, hundreds of black and white volunteers converged on Mississippi in an effort to, as they put it, make Mississippi a part of America. [ProPublica]

Later this month, finalists present their proposals for an innovative community-designed Jefferson County Public school. [WFPL]

Eating crow is never fun but that’s what Jake is doing. Help him get things squared away? If you get something out of this content, consider doing so in order to ensure that it continues. [Click Here For Details]

The sale of the former headquarters building of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution was finalized Tuesday. [Business First]

The Clark County Republican Party nominated candidates for two positions to face off against incumbent Democrats in November’s general election. [News & Tribune]

Just When You Thought Greg Couldn’t Get Worse

Read this announcement:

Dear colleagues:

Please welcome Margaret Brosko to the Mayor’s Communications Team. She will be the lead staff/body person for the Mayor during his many public appearances, helping juggle the Mayor’s time and interactions with citizens. She will also have special communications assignments as time permits.

Margaret started her city government career in Metro Parks and most recently helped transform Metro Animal Services into the much-improved agency it is today. She is a former television reporter and worked for the National Parks Service.

Please welcome Margaret to our team.


Chris Poynter
Communications Director
Office of Mayor Greg Fischer

Hoo boy!

Much-improved agency, indeed!

The agency that STILL has an abysmal kill rate. It’s not improved. The agency that still euthanizes thousands upon thousands of animals. The agency that is repeatedly directed by failures who eventually get spooked or “resigned” (fired) when they realize we’re not backing down.

The agency that still operates an animal shelter so filthy and disgusting that the public isn’t allowed on-site.

The agency that, at the behest of Greg Fischer and his right-hand hack, Sadiqa Reynolds, refuses to allow volunteers to assist thousands of animals in need if they so much as question authority or offer helpful suggestions.

The agency, with Brosko at the helm, that refused to provide us information about adoptable animals so we could publicize them. The agency that refuses to this day to re-license our pets (and then threatens us with fines) because we’ve been rightfully critical.

Just wait til you find out what a stellar employee Brosko is. Scandals to make your heart ache and eyes water.

No, we’re not just talking about the time she adopted a dog to impress her former girlfriend… only to return it a few days later when she got dumped. A Pit. She returned a dog she knew would be euthanized because she decided she didn’t want it, not because she couldn’t care for it. And then attempted to hide that from our team when filing open records requests. Only to later cave when employees leaked evidence and LMAS was threatened with an appeal to the Office of the Attorney General.

You’ll really love it.

P.S. We told you this would happen yesterday.

Oh, we forgot!

Remember the hit and run? It cost taxpayers thousands of dollars and it’s been covered up. It’s been completely whitewashed from her personnel file, which we have in our hands:


For a look at just how bad she was at her communications job with LMAS, here you go, folks. Greg Fischer doesn’t just approve of LMAS-style corruption, he promotes it!

Possibility City.