Monthly Archives: August 2008

Chandler endorses Lunsford

U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler endorsed Democrat Bruce Lunsford this morning at a breakfast for the Kentucky Democratic Caucus in Denver. Chandler’s endorsement is a key development for Lunsford’s Senate campaign. “I am delighted that Ben has publicly expressed the support that he’s been expressing to me privately throughout the year,” said Lunsford in a statement. […]

Glover/Gibson ’08

Give B-Rock credit, picking Sen. Joe Biden for Veep was a smart choice. Besides shoring up the inexperience tag it augments another character trait he lacks — toughness. Unless he’s reprimanding radical pastors or dead comedians, Obama isn’t hard-hitting enough. The lovable black guy can’t be, really. The popularity of Bill Cosby, Will Smith or […]

Glover/Gibson ’08

Give B-Rock credit, picking Sen. Joe Biden for Veep was a smart choice. Besides shoring up the inexperience tag it augments another character trait he lacks — toughness. Unless he’s reprimanding radical pastors or dead comedians, Obama isn’t hard-hitting enough. The lovable black guy can’t be, really. The popularity of Bill Cosby, Will Smith or […]

Kragspeak on press day

College football’s reigning master of CoachSpeak, Cardinal mentor Steve Kragthorpe, held his final press conference of the pre-season Monday in anticipation of the opener against rival Kentucky. He called the Wildcats a “very, very good team.” He used the word “excited” a felonious number of times. I stopped counting when he hit double digits. The […]

Tennyson’s JRC responds

Saying they have no animosity towards Mattie Jones & Co., the Rev. James Tennyson, the new interim director of the Justice Resource Center, promised that the work of the Rev. Louis Coleman would continue at the organization he founded and would not be derailed in the wake of a recent split between him and Jones. […]

Tennyson’s JRC responds

Saying they have no animosity towards Mattie Jones & Co., the Rev. James Tennyson, the new interim director of the Justice Resource Center, promised that the work of the Rev. Louis Coleman would continue at the organization he founded and would not be derailed in the wake of a recent split between him and Jones. […]

State studied 8664, then cancelled it without explanation

8664 co-founders Tyler Allen and J.C. Stites are asking Gov. Steve Beshear to reinitiate a study of their alternative to the $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project that had been 90 percent completed and then stopped mysteriously, according to documents the group obtained from the Kentucky Department of Transportation through an open records request. In […]

Willie Williams emerges

Remember Willie Williams, the standout U of L linebacker whose 11 arrests were as high-profile as his tackling and who was dismissed from the team four games into last season? Here’s what he’s up to now. (SG)

Quarterback U?

It’s only once a year, maybe, that we devote a cover to football. All we’ve got here is U of L and the Fire (show of hands: Who’s seen ‘em?), so, you know, not much to get riled up over. This week we ran a cover story by Bill Doolittle, longtime LEO sports columnist, assessing […]

The battle for lower gas prices rages on

All right, so everyone in Louisville knows we’ve been paying some of the highest prices at the pump in the U.S. Many Louisvillians have spent much of their time asking themselves why. Today, Gov. Beshear, Rep. John Yarmuth and Attorney General Jack Conway released an update on their ongoing investigation. During the past two years, […]