Monthly Archives: September 2008

Main Street strikes back

As this Hobbesian decade comes to perhaps its final sad chapter, America facing economic uncertainty seems rather poetic. After international terrorism, multiple wars, domestic destruction, a sickening popular culture and a crumbling infrastructure, a financial meltdown is almost scripted. The failure to pass the record $700 billion bailout in the House has been the headline […]

Pro ball in Louisville?

A little birdie says the Women’s National Basketball Association might bring a team to Louisville, thanks to a new downtown arena slated to open in November 2010. “I’ve talked to David Stern, commissioner of the NBA, and he’s planning on coming here in the next two or three months to look at Louisville for a […]

Yarmuth voted against failed $700 bailout

Joining 40 percent of Democrats, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-KY3, voted against the $700 billion emergency bailout, which failed to pass the House today in a 228-205 vote. This is an unusual vote against party lines for Yarmuth, who votes with Democrats 97.7% of the time. However, as national media outlets pointed out, the bailout […]

U of L ‘outraged’ over records release @ PageOneKY

Via a press release issued this morning, University of Louisville Provost Shirley Willihnganz says she is outraged over the leaking of university information about a degree program and a student’s academic career posted on a local blog.The story, published on PageOneKY, was about another questionable degree awarded by the university’s School of Education & Human […]

More good news for Lunsford

The Rothenberg Report, a somewhat influential non-partisan newsletter that rates American electoral campaigns, has reclassified the McConnell-Lunsford Senate race as having a “Narrow Advantage for McConnell,” a day after the second poll in a week has lodged the race at a statistical dead heat. Rothenberg also cited another unpublished poll as firming up those results. […]

Tied?

The C-J is reporting the results of a Bluegrass poll in the race for U.S. Senate: a statistical tie between Bruce Lunsford and Mitch McConnell. It comes on the heels of a Survey USA poll released earlier this week showing McConnell at 49 percent and Lunsford at 46 percent. Neither campaign comments on polls. (SG)

McCain wins debate!

McCain wins debate! Huh? (SG)

City to get millions for transportation improvements

The Mayor’s office will announce this afternoon grants from the state of between $4 million and $5 million to make further transportation infrastructure improvements, including adding more dedicated bike lanes and paths in Louisville.  Chad Carlton, a spokesman for Abramson, says the grants will help fund road projects on La Grange Road, in Newburg and […]

Which one is more coherent?

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PETA boiling mad at KFC

Holding up graphic pictures of scalded chickens and with two of its members crammed into a tank of “bloody” water (Hawaiian Punch), the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) demonstrated outside a Louisville KFC restaurant today to protest what it calls the abusive treatment of chickens in slaughterhouses that supply the fast-foot chain. […]