Monthly Archives: March 2010

Allen campaign teases neighborhood vision

Using a presentation technique that he perfected as a grassroots activist, Democratic mayoral candidate Tyler Allen unveiled a campaign video today that conveys his vision for revitalizing Louisville’s debilitated neighborhoods. The abandoned buildings and other eyesores featured in the short teaser were taken from the co-founder of 8664′s recent visit to parts of Southwestern Louisville […]

Got Debt? Not Anymore.

Now that Kentucky’s unemployment rate is hovering just below 11 percent — a number that, if one uses a more accurate/holistic rubric for calculating unemployment, is something more like 18 percent — the meme of economic doom and gloom has rightfully taken hold in the commonwealth. Since lawmakers at both the federal and state levels […]

Rep. Wayne On Kentucky’s Impending (Never-ending?) Fiscal Doom

Yesterday, the citizens of this fair but imploding commonwealth learned that the biggest task in the charge of our state legislators — namely, crafting a budget — would take precedence over normal Capitol proceedings because they cannot agree on how best to pretend solving the problem; the regular session was delayed, most lawmakers got a […]

White slams Tandy for Cordish deal, but misses mark on others

Citing the state auditor’s examination of Metro government and its financial reporting practices, Democratic mayoral candidate Shannon White criticized her opponents in a recent campaign video released over YouTube. The Dress for Success Louisville founder specifically calls out primary opponent and Metro Councilman David Tandy, D-4, for signing a confidentiality agreement with The Cordish Cos., […]

Meyer launches new website

Democrat Marty Meyer, who serves as a district representative for U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, launched his new website this morning in his run for the 38th District state Senate seat that was once held by his father, former Sen. Danny Meyer. The younger Meyer will challenge Republican Dan Seum, who won the seat after Meyer’s […]

Fischer drops first mayoral TV ad

Democratic mayoral candidate Greg Fischer will begin airing his first campaign television commercial this Tuesday, which he unveiled to campaign volunteers. Here it is: [youtube][/youtube] “Enough study, let’s build two new bridges.” — Greg Fischer Entitled “Unsinkable Spirit,” the advertisement outlines Fischer’s work in the community and four campaign agenda items. They include job creation, […]

Dead Fetus Fills Slow News Day

Since it was discovered this morning in a trashcan in Iroquois High School, Louisville’s most famous dead fetus  has given local news outlets plenty to write about, even though many have reported that “details remain scarce.” Nearly 20 different news stories have been filed since the baby — whose name has been withheld by authorities […]

Bridges Project Alternatives Discussed, Largely Ignored

On Saturday, a crowd of about 100 concerned but unfortunately regular, everyday citizens gathered in the cafeteria of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Butchertown to discuss alternatives to the $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project. Despite the issue’s classic side effect of warding off any and all so-called first-tier mayoral candidates — thus diminishing the […]

Thieneman talks transparency in new ad

The fallout from the Kentucky Auditor Crit Luallen’s examination of Metro government continues to spill into the 2010 mayoral campaign. Citing his activism over the city’s controversial $950,000 loan agreement with The Cordish Cos., which the state auditor criticized, Republican mayoral candidate Chris Thieneman has put out a new campaign advertisement trumpeting the virtues of […]

AFSCME endorses King for mayor

In the ongoing tussle for labor union endorsements in the Democratic mayoral primary campaign, Metro Councilman Jim King, D-10, has received the endorsement from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local Union 2629 for mayor of Louisville. The union represents over 1,000 Metro government employees spread across several city departments such as […]