December 4th, 2013 by admin · 1 Comment
Something tells us we’re about to start smelling a disaster in Jeffersonville. Consider this your final notice: that’s the word from Jeffersonville city leaders Tuesday afternoon after approving plans to shut off water service for customers behind on their sewer bills. [WDRB]
University of Louisville Hospital is developing a new plan for psychiatric services under its recent partnership with KentuckyOne Health — prompting mental health advocates to worry that it could reduce or impede care for some of the city’s most vulnerable residents. [C-J/AKN]
If Claudia Coffey wasn’t an absolutely terrible reporter/stenographer (really, don’t even try to defend it), maybe she could have asked a couple questions to determine that the Buffalo Trace folks believe it was an inside job – not a publicity stunt. Or maybe she could just read some of the national stories about the case. [WHAS11]
Visitors to Fort Boonesborough today have a chance to leave with some 18th century style merchandise. Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. is the final day of the fort’s Winter Trade Days. [Richmond Register]
Louisville police are on the scene of a multiple shooting Tuesday evening. The shootings were reported in the hallway of an apartment building in the 4900 block of Quail Hollow Road around 9 p.m. [WLKY]
Eighteen employees of UPS in Louisville have been delivered some good news: They will share the winnings from a $1 million Mega Millions ticket. [H-L]
A disagreement in the Parkland neighborhood left four men with gunshot wounds and a woman with minor injuries, after her vehicle collided with another vehicle taking one of the wounded men to a hospital, according to Louisville Metro police. [WAVE3]
We’re sitting on probably the largest McConnell research database in existence. What should we do with the data? [Page One]
Jeffersonville’s city council has approved plans for a $2.2 million downtown marina. [Business First]
While the group that makes up Concerned Citizens of Floyds Knobs won’t have their say until Dec. 17, its attorney had plenty to talk about at Tuesday’s Floyd County Commissioners meeting. [News & Tribune]
Louisville Metro Council members are encouraging the Kentucky General Assembly to enact legislation that would strengthen the city ethics commission’s powers. We can’t stop laughing over this one. [C-J/AKN]
Louisville’s new downtown restaurant Sidebar is packed with young professionals—new transplants—from all over the country. They’re attending the monthly meet-up group New2Lou, which aims to welcome the recently-arrived to the city. [WFPL]
Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Ethics · Guns · Health Care · Indiana · University of Louisville · UPS
December 3rd, 2013 by admin · No Comments
It’s been clear over the past few months that some Democrats (*cough* Jim King) on Metro Council have been working hard to distance themselves from Barbara Shanklin.
So it’ll come as no surprise that the latest email blast from the Democratic Caucus conveniently fails to mention Shanklin by name when promoting this.
Latest press release:
District 2 Office calls upon the community to help needy children this holiday season
Toy Drive announced in conjunction with “Light Up Newburg”
The District 2 Metro Council office is calling upon the community to help Santa spread some Christmas cheer for needy children in the Newburg and Norfolk area.
In prior years, donors have brought smiles to the faces of needy children by providing new toys and other items at the “Light Up Newburg” ceremony in Petersburg Park. This year, there has been a shortfall of donations and individual donors, so the District 2 office is asking for the community’s help in continuing this tradition.
Between now and December 13th, anyone in the community who would like to help can do so by donating an unwrapped toy, game; or, a set of gloves/hat, appropriate for a girl or a boy and costing no more than $10.00 each.
Monetary donations may also be made, in any amount, and the shopping will be taken care of for you. Checks can be made out to the Petersburg Improvement Association, a (501 c3) organization.
Please drop off any toys and/or donations @ City Hall 601, West Jefferson Street, in care of Council District 2. The cutoff date for all donations is Friday December 13th at 5pm.
It’s a shame, really, because it’s one of the few noble things Shanklin has done. Guess it makes sense to try to keep her name off of it.
Tags: Democrats · Metro Council · Oops · Possibility City
December 3rd, 2013 by admin · 1 Comment
Private investigator Bill Clutter says it was during a recent meeting over coffee with David Camm in Old Louisville that he asked the now free man to come work for “Investigating Innocence” — a non-profit organization Clutter formed to help the wrongly convicted. [WDRB]
Louisville Metro Council members are encouraging the Kentucky General Assembly to enact legislation that would strengthen the city ethics commission’s powers. [C-J/AKN]
Another day, another Jefferson County Public Schools bus accident. WHAS11 has learned through MetroSafe there is a school bus accident at 15th and Rowan, in Downtown Louisville. [WHAS11]
We’re sitting on probably the largest McConnell research database in existence. What should we do with the data? [Page One]
A Louisville man serving probation for a beating death will be heading to jail. [WLKY]
The housing industry and consumer advocates are preparing for a frantic eleventh-hour push to save struggling homeowners from a hefty tax bill next year. [The Hill]
Even more money is being offered in the reward for information about the murder of a white person in the East End. [WAVE3]
The worst politician in the Commonwealth re-filed for his office. [SoS]
Spoiler alert: no one cares what Hal Heiner thinks about JCPS or education in general. [WFPL]
To encourage a more spirited search for more than 200 stolen bottles of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon and rye, Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton announced Monday that a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction. [H-L]
On Black Friday, proclaimed the biggest holiday shopping day of the year, all 4,500 parking spaces at Mall St. Matthews were full with the cars of customers eager for the best deals. But when retailers at the mall tallied their tills, most fared about the same as last year. [Business First]
The Kentucky State Fair Board has submitted an operating budget request to the state that cites a long list of reasons why it’s losing money and indicates it will require more than $10 million to balance the books over the next biennium. [More C-J/AKN]
Tags: Bourbon · Business · Death · Economy · Education · Ethics · Housing · Hype · Indiana · JCPS · Metro Council · State Government
December 2nd, 2013 by admin · No Comments
This week President Barack Obama wished the American people a Happy Thanksgiving:
We’d have more respect for him if he was honest about Thanksgiving’s history. But we’re not holding our breath.
Tags: Politics · Video
December 2nd, 2013 by admin · 1 Comment
The family of a Louisville man gathered today in his memory, three years after his murder. [WDRB]
Joe Gerth is right that Mary Woolridge is a leftover turkey. Refusing to vote to remove a corrupt hack because of their race is about as low as low can go. [C-J/AKN]
The Jefferson County Coroner has identified a woman who was found in an alley Saturday morning with multiple gunshot wounds. When will Louisville businesses step up and offer a reward for information about her killer? [WHAS11]
Kentucky recorded 19 fewer drug-overdose deaths in 2012 than the year before. [H-L]
A Bullitt County woman charged in the death of a newborn baby found in a Louisville department store trash can told police she had wanted to keep the little girl. [WLKY]
If you missed seeing it, we’ve got a really fancy advertising special running through the end of the month for small businesses. [CLICK HERE]
The reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the murder of a Kroger employee increased to $25,000 on Friday. [WAVE3]
These days, only one-third of Americans say most people can be trusted. Half felt that way in 1972, when the General Social Survey first asked the question. [HuffPo]
He served several of the people who came through the door personally, not just because he was the pastor, but because he identified with some of them on a deep level. [News & Tribune]
Construction of the new I-65 bridge has forced the University of Louisville to reconsider its master plan for the downtown Nucleus Innovation Park. Officials are now determining where buildings should be constructed with respect to the bridge’s placement. [WFPL]
A partnership managed by Louisville home builder Elite Homes Inc. has closed on the purchase of the former site of Kitty’s Plants and Produce LLC at 8708 Brownsboro Road. [Business First]
In a generation, Kentucky will be a very different state because the federal health-reform law and expansion of Medicaid has made health insurance available to all residents of the state, Gov. Steve Beshear told Los Angeles Times political reporter Mark Z. Barabak for a story the paper published on Thanksgiving Day. And he acknowledged that his Medicaid decision was easier because he can’t seek re-election. [Al Cross]
The support for giving local cities and counties the option to impose a sales tax is long and lofty — Gov. Steve Beshear, Louisville and Lexington mayors Greg Fisher and Jim Gray and various state legislators, not to mention Kentucky’s Chamber of Commerce, League of Cities and the Association of Counties. [C-J/AKN]
Tags: Advertising · Bad Behavior · Charity · Death · Guns · Health Care · Hype · Indiana · Ohio River Bridges · Polls · Taxes · University of Louisville · West End
November 30th, 2013 by jake · Comments Off
Small businesses in Kentucky (and even Indiana) often try to advertise on Page One and The ‘Ville Voice but can’t hit our rates. So we’re going to work on that.
Now through the end of the year: small businesses, organizations, causes, et al can pick up a weekly ad for $100.
Since we’re feeling lucky? We’ll give you an entire month for $250.
Buy it now and run it later if you want. Includes both sites. We probably won’t offer this deal again.
No Super PACs, big campaigns or mega corps for this deal. Just trying to give the little guy a fair shake.
Contact Jake directly if you’re interested.
Tags: Advertising · Business
November 29th, 2013 by admin · No Comments
This week the Transportation Lady is focused on the holiday driving season:
Tags: State Government · Travel · Video
November 29th, 2013 by admin · No Comments
Feeding Louisville’s homeless, shelters in our area are usually flooded with volunteers on Thanksgiving and around the holidays but what about the rest of the year? Our Hidden Hero this month serves up compassion and friendship, along with warm clothes and hot food, every week of the year. [WDRB]
The 2014 U.S. Senate race for the seat now held by Republican Mitch McConnell may be the most important in the nation, but it might be the second-most important election inside the state. [Ronnie Ellis]
An outreach program based in the West end of Louisville aims at providing free meals to people in need, on a daily basis. [WHAS11]
Here’s the latest thing from Greg Fischer that won’t matter. Louisville officials are planning a January summit to promote Mayor Greg Fischer’s environmental agenda and his Sustain Louisville plan. Spoiler alert: “Sustain Louisville” was a failed enviro-friendly retail store backed by the people who came up with the current… whatever it is. [C-J/AKN]
A southern Indiana mayor is extending the deadline for several houseboat owners to move from the Ohio River marina as work continues on a plan to overhaul the docks. [WLKY]
Some Jefferson County school board members say they’ve received more calls this year than in the past regarding disruptive classroom behavior—and board members are concerned the district’s discipline policy is being interpreted differently by principals. [WFPL]
Rand Paul will put all of you crazy ladies in your place. [Page One]
The Stevensons have a lot to be thankful for. “He’s a blessing, a blessing,” Clinney Stevenson said of his 1-month-old son. This Thanksgiving marked the first the new parents ate at the Wayside Christian Mission. [WAVE3]
Richmond resident and EKU student Jessica Turner approached the commission during the public comments portion of the meeting and asked for advice on how to make a “fairness ordinance” prohibiting discrimination against people based on gender identity or sexual orientation, a reality. When none of the commissioners said anything, Barnes said, “No comment, thank you.” [Richmond Register]
The Frankfort-based Kentucky Association of Manufacturers is presenting a seminar aimed at helping members form and maintain working relationships with state officials. [Business First]
Convicted murderer William Clyde Gibson on Tuesday was given his execution date: Nov. 26, 2014. Between now and then, appeals and two more murder trials involving Gibson are expected to take place, and two more families will relive the pain of losing loved ones. [News & Tribune]
Tags: Business · Charity · Death · Discrimination · Fairness · Gays · Green · Greg Fischer · Homeless · Hype · Indiana · JCPS · Mitch McConnell · Politics · Poverty · West End
November 28th, 2013 by admin · No Comments
St. Matthews Police now say the Kroger employee who was shot and killed on Saturday was targeted. [WDRB]
Leaving the freezing streets behind for awhile, they filed into the basement of the Jefferson Street Baptist Center on Wednesday afternoon, peeling off tattered coats and layers of other clothing. They looked exhausted as they sat down at folding tables covered in white plastic. [C-J/AKN]
Wednesday marks the one year anniversary of the murder of a Louisville man. [WHAS11]
Lexington is apparently the 14th drunkest city in the United States. [Click the Clicky]
It has been 44 years since authorities discovered a young Louisville boy dead in his bed. Bobby Ellis was 9 years old and weighed just 22 pounds. [WLKY]
A planned amusement park in Grant County featuring a life-size Noah’s Ark is two years and millions of dollars behind schedule, but now it’s getting more civic help: a $62 million bond issue being offered by the city of Williamstown. [H-L]
The name Peter Grignon will forever bring to mind the sacrifices police officers make protecting the community. [WAVE3]
State and federal crews are making progress cleaning up homes contaminated by the old Black Leaf Chemical plant in Louisville’s Park Hill neighborhood. [WFPL]
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, offering signs of a steady improvement in the labor market. [Reuters]
The Louisville/Southern Indiana metro area had 27,200 construction jobs in October, a 6 percent increase from October 2012, according to a new analysis of U.S. Department of Labor statistics by the Associated General Contractors of America. [Business First]
Not sure what it says about Jeffersonville when the Attorney General launches an anti-meth campaign there. [News & Tribune]
There was a big fed conference in Cleveland a few days ago and guess what the hot topic of conversation was. Yep, you guessed it, Kentucky! [Page One]
Tags: Charity · Construction · Death · Economy · Guns · Homeless · Hype · Indiana · Police · State Government
November 28th, 2013 by admin · 1 Comment
It’s Thanksgiving, so here’s a proclamation signed by President Barack Obama yesterday:
Thanksgiving offers each of us the chance to count our many blessings — the freedoms we enjoy, the time we spend with loved ones, the brave men and women who defend our Nation at home and abroad. This tradition reminds us that no matter what our background or beliefs, no matter who we are or who we love, at our core we are first and foremost Americans.
Our annual celebration has roots in centuries-old colonial customs. When we gather around the table, we follow the example of the Pilgrims and Wampanoags, who shared the fruits of a successful harvest nearly 400 years ago. When we offer our thanks, we mirror those who set aside a day of prayer. And when we join with friends and neighbors to alleviate suffering and make our communities whole, we honor the spirit of President Abraham Lincoln, who called on his fellow citizens to “fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation, and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.”
Our country has always been home to Americans who recognize the importance of giving back. Today, we honor all those serving our Nation far from home. We also thank the first responders and medical professionals who work through the holiday to keep us safe, and we acknowledge the volunteers who dedicate this day to those less fortunate.
This Thanksgiving Day, let us forge deeper connections with our loved ones. Let us extend our gratitude and our compassion. And let us lift each other up and recognize, in the oldest spirit of this tradition, that we rise or fall as one Nation, under God.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 28, 2013, as a National Day of Thanksgiving. I encourage the people of the United States to join together — whether in our homes, places of worship, community centers, or any place of fellowship for friends and neighbors — and give thanks for all we have received in the past year, express appreciation to those whose lives enrich our own, and share our bounty with others.