20 Years Later… Now that LEO’s corpulent 20th anniversary issue has hit the streets, we would like to invite you, The Unwashed Reader, to our birthday party, which will be held this Thursday at the Mellwood Arts Center. (It’s free, btw) Oh, and if nostalgia is your kind of thing, check out this podcast featuring Sara “Bar Belle” Havens, Editor Sarah Kelley and Congressman/LEO-papaw John Yarmuth. It’s like an episode of “Gossip Girl” but with class.
Black Hole Threatens Horsies: No, it’s not some cute euphemism to describe the decline of the horse industry. Awesomely named track superintendent Butch Lehr tells The Courier-Journal that he’s never seen anything like the 8-10 inch “sinkhole” in his 43 years at the Downs, which mysteriously appeared as the result of a rift in the space-time continuum. Our theory? Chinese equestrian spies.
More Meloche Mess: In case you missed it, we broke a story yesterday about former Louisville Metro Animal Services Director Gilles Meloche and interim Director Wayne Zelinsky getting named in a new sexual harassment lawsuit. In a nutshell: Shit is fucked up, yo. Click here for the schadenfreude!
James Carville Has Feelings, Too: Watch the venerable Cajun pundit get emotional over some environmental disaster, which is happening somewhere right now, or so we’ve read.
Speaking of Disasters: Frankfort has avoided fiscal Armageddon by passing a lean $17.1 billion state budget in the Kentucky House of Representatives, which means roving gangs of cannibalistic bikers won’t be marauding the Bluegrass anytime soon. From Tom Loftus of The C-J: “HB 1 is a two-year state spending plan totaling about $17.1 billion. It includes cuts to most state agencies of 3.5 percent in 2010-11 and another 1 percent cut on top of that in 2011-12. Education and several other high-priority programs received smaller cuts.”