2014 Golden Poo Awards – GO VOTE! Last Call!

It’s the final weekend to get your nominations in for the Golden Poo Awards. It’s been a hot minute since we’ve held them, so please chime in.

Love a politician or public d-bag? Hate them? Think they’re corrupt? Want to see someone awful win a very fitting award? This is your opportunity to make your voice heard.

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Greg Fischer Has LMAS Blood On His Hands


Feast your eyes:


If you can’t read the text above, here you go:

At Seven this morning, I stepped outside of my apartment to find a frail, malnourished, scared to death, puppy frantically searching for food inside of my recycling bin. I woke up all of my neighbors immediately and called animal metro Louisville and heard a recording which informed me that they would be open at seven thirty. After many attempts to get a live person, my call was finally answered at seven fifty. I explained the condition of the dog and that my fear was that the dog was near death and needed immediate care. Animal Metro told me they had put the call in and they would be here shortly. It is now past two thirty pm. We bought the pup dog food, and are keeping him hydrated. Will he be rescued? I wonder just what Animal Rescue Louisville is doing right now? Having Lunch?

We attempted making a lift for him to assist him to clinic or something but he cried, growled and was slowly becoming aggressive. Leaving him be, we called several more times over the hours and the woman on the other end of the phone was impatient with me, treating me as if I had done something wrong, isn’t this your job I thought? I wanted to SCREAM! We are sitting here doing everything we can to help this pup and you are pretty much telling me, this is an inconvience to you and the metro Louisville animal services. How ashamed would you feel if Curtis died on my porch? Knowing that there was something more you could’ve done? It is now 2:50pm and the puppy (Curtis we named him) is still sitting on our porch watiting for someone with the tools and resources to restore him back to his maximum health. More have gathered around scared to move Curtis and his frail body waiting for the help to come that is supposedly on the way. He is slowly dying with hope that he will get help, but in our eyes Louisville Animal Metro may never come. Why has no one been here? If we were to call 911 in need of a hospital bed/care we would’ve already been seen and probably stable. Does an animal is the eyes of Louisville Metro have a lesser value and urgency because they are “just animals”? Shame on you guys, if it weren’t for great courageous citizens of the Clifton area “Curtis” would be dead.

Possibility City!

This sort of thing continually happens and Greg Fischer, with the assistance of his spokesperson (Hi, Chris! You’re just as guilty!), continue to blow smoke up this city’s collective ass.

People like our friend, Don Vish, Mr. Compassion, should be ashamed that this sort of thing continues to happen under the leadership of Greg Fischer. All of the people who sing Greg’s praises and sweep serious matters like this under the Metro rug. The Browns, the Blues, Craig Greenberg, even John Yarmuth. They sit on their hands, bite their tongues, throw campaign cash at him. They get upset when you try to have polite discussions with them. But…

You’re only as good as you treat your animals, your children, the elderly and the poor.

Will Fiber Internets Become An Affordable Thing?

Remember, this is Louisville, so anything that can go wrong will definitely go wrong. Gigabit-speed Internet may soon be coming to Louisville. The Louisville Metro Council is expected to approve contracts with three different companies for fiber Internet installation at its meeting next Tuesday. [WDRB]

The tax on Jefferson County hotel rooms would rise 1 percentage point under a measure pending before Louisville Metro Council, with proceeds earmarked to pay for a proposed $176 million makeover and expansion of Kentucky International Convention Center. [C-J/AKN]

A plaque of thanks was presented to John Hassman at his Middletown store, A Taste of Kentucky. [WHAS11]

Remember when the take-home police cruiser deal was a battle in Louisville? It’s taking over Lexington now. [H-L]

Warning — ridiculously inappropriate auto-play video. State investigators have busted an insurance fraud ring after a three-year investigation. A Jefferson County grand jury indicted 19 people. [WLKY]

Like her co-workers at LFPL, Justice is a member of AFSCME Local 3425—and she says the Fischer administration’s current contract with the union makes it almost impossible for her and her family to survive. [In These Times]

Green space near Interstate 65 has the potential to generate green but a battle between Jeffersonville city leaders has the mayor rethinking plans for a new hotel and restaurants at Exit 1. [WAVE3]

Here’s hoping you’re getting your votes in for the 2014 Golden Poo Awards. [Page One]

The Louisville Forum’s “Growing Up Transgender” discussion on Wednesday focused on the complex controversies and conversations that surround gender identity. [WFPL]

Several red states, including Louisiana, have been diverting some offenders away from prison and into drug treatment and other incarceration alternatives. But not everyone is embracing the effort. [NPR]

Adam Burckle, owner of Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen, scoffs at the idea of calorie counting the items on his menu. The pies, cakes and ice cream flavors are offered to savor on occasion and within reason. [Business First]

The Clarksville Town Council unanimously voted to reject changes to its sign ordinance that had been given a positive recommendation by the town’s plan commission. [News & Tribune]

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.