Monthly Archives: April 2010

Commonwealth Axes Judicial Jobs

The Kentucky judicial branch is bleeding to death, according to The Lexington-Herald Leader: Kentucky courts will ax 113 positions during the coming months to help make up an expected $6.8 million shortfall for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The job reduction is the largest layoff in the court’s history and follows a smaller […]

Both Miners Dead In Western Kentucky Accident

Officials with the Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing and the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration have located the bodies of two miners who became trapped last night after a roof collapse at Alliance Coal’s Dotiki Mine in Hopkins County. The deceased miners have been identified as 28-year-old Michael Carter of Madisonville, Ky., […]

West End experiencing high foreclosure rates, says PVA

Hoping to bring attention to the city’s housing woes, Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator Tony Lindauer says that although Louisville has been fairly insulated from the national foreclosure crisis, the West End has a significant number of vulnerable properties. The property value administrator is responding to data found in the upcoming annual state of the […]

‘Save the Iron Quarter’ group starts on Facebook

The revelation that developer Todd Blue asked for permission to demolish the cluster of cast-iron buildings along Main Street known as the Iron Quarter has quickly ignited concern from area preservationists, who have started a Facebook group dedicated to salvaging the historic structures. From Save the Iron Quarter: We have reached a critical point where […]

Pat Day supports Heiner for mayor

In time for the Kentucky Derby this weekend, world-famous jockey Pat Day is endorsing Republican mayoral candidate and Metro Councilman Hal Heiner, R-19, in a new television spot that starts running today: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAHpliN–GI[/youtube] “Hal does have vision, he is willing to take risks, and he will always get the job done. Hal has proven he […]

Derby Day protest against Arizona law planned

Several local social justice organizations are organizing a protest at Churchill Downs on Derby Day to speak out against the state of Arizona’s strict new immigrant law. Led by the Kentucky May Day Coalition, which represents different church groups, labor unions and civil rights activists, demonstrators plan to pass out at least 2,000 fliers Saturday […]

PPL Corporation to acquire E.ON U.S.

German power company E.ON AG has finalized a definitive agreement selling its Louisville-based U.S. unit to PPL Corporation, will acquire the parent company of Kentucky‘s two major utilities, Louisville Gas & Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company. The deal was valued at $7.625 billion, and gives the Pennsylvania based power company 1.2 million new customers. […]

ORBP Job “Data” Figures = A Load of Horseshit

If you’ve been paying any attention to the ongoing (and infinitely ridiculous) Louisville Mayoral Power-Grab 2010 Extravaganza, you may have heard front-runners such as David Tandy tout the economic boon that the $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project will be for regional job creation. “Both bridges need to be built now,” they say, “and the […]

79-Percent of Americans Reject Dumb Reagan $50 Bill Idea

Since most of LEO’s readership is either (1) too young or (2) too high to remember America’s 40th president, the news that a Republican congressman wants to put The Gipper’s deflated, astrology-and-jellybeans-filled head on the $50 bill might not mean much to you, since young’ish stoners rarely come across any bill higher than a twenty […]

Carbon Credit Market Already Rife With Fraud

All of the debate surrounding “cap-and-trade” legislation — whereby polluters will be able to offset pollution as well as the costs associated with “going green” — usually centers on whether it will hurt the economy at the expense of saving the environment. Under that context, the debate becomes a no-brainer: You can’t have an economy […]