Monthly Archives: June 2008

Arrested waterfront development

In a column last week about Portland, Ore., I credited the good people of Portland for having enough sense not to mar their waterfront with a Hooters. Vigilant reader and LEO contributor Jason Sitzes writes: “Just upriver on Jentzen Beach not more than five minutes from downtown is not only a Hooters sign, but one […]

Wifey shut up

Hat tip to LEO Weekly columnist Lucinda Marshall for her mention of a Louisville Southern Baptist preacher who used a recent Sunday to say, among other things, that “one reason that men abuse their wives is because women rebel against their husband’s God-given authority.” Right. Read the whole deal right here. (SG)

Deal reached on Wayside buildings

A group of investors that includes Gill Holland and his wife, Augusta Brown Holland, will purchase the 10-building East Market Street campus of Wayside Christian Mission, an agency that services the homeless and others in need. The group will reportedly pay more than $5 million for the property. LEO Weekly broke the story about discord […]

The Bush Legacy rambles through River City

The Bush Legacy is traveling across the country in the form of a 45-foot, 28-ton biodiesel-powered bus. Sponsored by the progressive issue–advocacy group Americans United for Change, the Bush Legacy tour, which began on June 24th in Washington, D.C., has already made stops in Dayton and Louisville. “The bus serves to educate Americans about how […]

Northup campaign spews about LEO editorial

I’m beaming with pride: Today, the Anne Northup for Congress campaign sent out an e-mail urging Louisvillians to sign her “Lower Gas Louisville” petition — and used my editor’s note from today’s paper to rile up the masses. Referring to LEO Weekly as “Yarmuth Weekly” — people, John Yarmuth sold LEO in 2003 and has […]

Velocity dying?

We’ve just gotten it on good authority that Gannett, the company that owns The Courier-Journal and the weekly Velocity, is reordering all the sales representatives currently selling for Velocity to sell only bundle packages that include ads in The C-J and other local Gannett properties. Is it a big deal? Not sure. Obviously, it suggests […]

Health Care rally in front of Humana HQ

With Humana Corporate headquarters in the background, car horns honking their support, and chants of “Health care for all!”, the corner of 5th & Main Street was buzzing with activity as Louisville social justice advocates led a crowd of over 200 people today in what was a nationwide protest against health insurance corporations. Sponsored primarily […]

LEO’s ‘Uprising’ with David Sirota

One of America’s great rebel journalists of our times, author and columnist David Sirota, will be in Louisville next week to sign a few books and take a bunch of your questions at Carmichael’s Bookstore (2720 Frankfort Avenue). While certainly different when compared to other journalistic book projects by the likes of Matt Taibi, Jeremy […]

LEO’s ‘Uprising’ with David Sirota

One of America’s great rebel journalists of our times, author and columnist David Sirota, will be in Louisville next week to sign a few books and take a bunch of your questions at Carmichael’s Bookstore (2720 Frankfort Avenue). While certainly different when compared to other journalistic book projects by the likes of Matt Taibi, Jeremy […]

Yum! Brands feed bag

The Onion has a little fun at the expense of Louisville-based Yum! Brands. Behold: New Wearable Feedbags Let Americans Eat More, Move Less