Monthly Archives: July 2008

Arena financing fiasco

The chairman of the Louisville Arena Authority says walking away from the $249 million arena project is not an option at this point, despite the fact that plans to finance the facility have crumbled. “I am cautiously optimistic that we will find a solution,” Chairman Jim Host told fellow Arena Authority board members this morning. […]

New gig for Stemle

Mitch McConnell’s campaign for a 5th term in the U.S. Senate just got a little dicier: Cary Stemle, who spent the last decade as editor of LEO Weekly, has been hired as the press secretary for Democrat Bruce Lunsford. “I’ve never worked on this side of the story, but I have always been fascinated by […]

Congress finds the mountains

Following up on a promise after canceling at the last minute a trip planned for two weekends ago, two members of Congress visited mountaintop removal mining sites in Eastern Kentucky today. Reps. Ben Chandler, D-KY, and Norm Dicks, D-Washington, along with a representative of the Office of Surface Mining, visited several sites and spoke with […]

At war with Tampa

This is so much fun: Mayor Jerry Abramson (D-Possibility City) is in Tampa tonight throwing a party to try and lure Louisville ex-pats back to the city. He’s taking bourbon and tickets to the Derby. This is part of an ad campaign that started last fall, which is attempting to brand the River City as […]

Mayor, police chief discuss sharing the road

Mayor Jerry Abramson and Metro Police Chief Robert White appeared together at Cycler’s Café today to speak to the public and press about bicycle and traffic safety in light of the recent death of Vance Kokojan, a cyclist who was hit by a car and killed on the Outer Loop last week. They mentioned the […]

JCPS student assignment plan in today’s NYT

Today’s New York Times Sunday Magazine has an interesting piece examining Jefferson County Public Schools’ new student assignment plan, which will be based on class status above race. The change had to come because of last June’s Supreme Court ruling that struck down race-based assignment plans in both Louisville and Seattle. The central question here […]

JCPS student assignment plan in today’s NYT

Today’s New York Times Sunday Magazine has an interesting piece examining Jefferson County Public Schools’ new student assignment plan, which will be based on class status above race. The change had to come because of last June’s Supreme Court ruling that struck down race-based assignment plans in both Louisville and Seattle. The central question here […]

Happy Birthday Dr. Thompson

Today, Hunter S. Thompson would’ve turned 71. Yep.  

Larry Craig: Don’t jerk us around…by the gas nozzle

From Brave New Films: Now, I’m no expert on energy independence, but I would think that Bush, McCain, and the rest of the Republicans pushing for offshore drilling wouldn’t want Craig and his scandalous past to come anywhere near a campaign with soundbytes like this that could be misconstrued as innuendo. But that’s just me. […]

Larry Craig: Don’t jerk us around…by the gas nozzle

From Brave New Films: Now, I’m no expert on energy independence, but I would think that Bush, McCain, and the rest of the Republicans pushing for offshore drilling wouldn’t want Craig and his scandalous past to come anywhere near a campaign with soundbytes like this that could be misconstrued as innuendo. But that’s just me. […]