Lunchbox: From basketball to politics

Trans fat foes: The fight over whether the city should ban trans fat is under way, with more than 50 people turning out for a forum last night to debate the tasty topic. The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is hosting the community meetings — there’s another one Thursday — before making a recommendation to Metro Council on the topic. Possible recommendations include: a ban on the use of trans fat in restaurants and bakeries, a more extensive ban that includes pre-packaged food sold in groceries, a voluntary program for business, or simply an educational campaign about how unhealthy the chemically altered fat really is.

Basketball fever: Tonight the Cards will take the court at Freedom Hall against Georgetown College for their first exhibition game. On the eve of the game, Coach Rick Pitino predicted: “We know it’s going to be a very close game; we’ll probably be trailing most of the game. The fans are going to say, ‘Oh, here he goes again,’ but … Georgetown has given us fits every time we played them.” So modest (at least I hope).

Meanwhile, back in Cat Country: Former UK basketball great Richie Farmer is considering a run for Kentucky governor. Back in 1992, Farmer led the Cats to the NCAA championship (a game Big Blue fans would like to forget). On Tuesday, Farmer acknowledged he’s been “in discussions” about running on the Republican ticket in 2011.


  1. sean ballard
    Posted October 28, 2009 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    I agree with the trans fat for foes article. Because trans fats are bad for you and cause you too gain weight. I think by banning trans fat in restaurants people will become more healthy and less obese.

  2. Chelsea Clenney
    Posted October 29, 2009 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    I also agree for the trans fat foes article. If trans fats becomes banned in restaurants and whatnot, more Americans would become healthier and eating out would be less fattening. Banning trans fats is a good way to start on stopping obesity.