No reporters barred: Sen. Jim Bunning told The Courier-Journal’s political reporter Joe Gerth to kick rocks, barring the reporter from his weekly conference calls. In a statement, Bunning’s spokesman said Gerth has a clear political agenda, which means he reports on the senile curmudgeon’s rants and ravings.
When they come for you: The police department’s Violent Crime Team, a summer task force created to uproot the most violent and drug-related crime in the city, makes about 60 to 70 arrests a week. The task force focuses its efforts mainly in three divisions, searching Louisville neighborhoods looking for felony offenders.
League of millions: The Kentucky League of Cities will open up its board meeting to the media in an effort to discuss possible policy changes to the salaries and expenses of League executives. The Lexington Herald-Leader uncovered that the organization’s executives were making major bank while local government’s were struggling to stay afloat.
W. bites back: The former president’s silence has ended.
The revolution will be tweeted: The use of Twitter in Iran has put an international spotlight on the social-networking website. Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirmed that the U.S. urged Twitter to delay maintenance so the system would keep running and remain available for use by Iranian protesters. The use of 140 characters to dispatch demonstration locations and warn protesters about arrests proves the 24/7 status updates that are mostly used for bullshit in America do have a redeeming quality when used for something important and groundbreaking.