Monthly Archives: August 2010

Williams, Farmer to announce ‘plans’ Wednesday

It’s official — almost. Kentucky Senate President David Williams is expected to announce his gubernatorial candidacy tomorrow morning with former University of Kentucky basketball star and Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer as his running mate. In a news release, both have scheduled a press conference to discuss “their futures”, which means the media has to […]

FEMA to pay city $3.2 million for ice storm

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to reimburse Metro government for more than $3.2 million in previously rejected costs related to the January 2009 ice storm, which closed public schools, left 100,000 without power and thousands of tons of debris across the city in its aftermath. About $700,000 in previously rejected claims may be […]

Fischer waffles on ORBP

For months, Democratic mayoral candidate Greg Fischer has been steadfast in supporting the $4.1 Ohio River Bridges Project. However, the Louisville businessman wavered slightly at a recent press conference, saying there needs to be a plan B if the behemoth public works project isn’t financially feasible. From WHAS-11: Greg Fischer says he’s on board with […]

Marilyn Parker: Fool.

Failed 3rd congressional district candidate/Louisville Tea Party board member Marilyn Parker has a Facebook page and, wouldn’t you know it, she’s using it to berate Muslims at the expense of Hurricane Katrina victims. While we’re sure that Parker doesn’t read, we’d nonetheless like to bring to her attention the story of Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a Syrian […]

JCTA president denies Berman contract swayed nod

An online news site is reporting that the president of the Jefferson County Teachers Association recruited a school board candidate, who the union later endorsed in order to secure the renewal of Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman’s contract. Last week, the teacher’s union announced its support for candidates in a number of area […]

KY Youth Advocates releases 2010 County Data Book

Earlier today, Kentucky Youth Advocates released their 20th annual “Kids Count” County Data Book. This year, the report, which measures and tracks the socioeconomic well-being of children across Kentucky’s 120 counties, factors in the impact of the economic recession. As you can probably imagine, the results aren’t pretty.

Fischer unveils jobs plan

With an unemployment rate close to 10 percent and the economy a chief concern amongst voters, Democrat Greg Fischer unveiled his plan for creating jobs, saying Louisville needs a mayor who can put the city back to work. The 10-point platform includes reclaiming the city’s historic manufacturing base while focusing on green and clean energy […]

HuffPost features Louisville v. NYC score card

The Huffington Post has a cursory piece comparing Louisville to New York City written by David Serchuk, a financial reporter who recently relocated to the River City. We’re sure local boosters will take umbrage with some of Serchuk’s — aka the ‘Brooklyn Baby Daddy’ — observations, but we have to agree with him wholeheartedly about […]

Green against SW Jeff. Co. coal plant

News that the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority offered $7 million in incentives to an Australian company to build a new coal-drying plant in southwest Jefferson County didn’t get much press attention, but independent mayoral candidate Jackie Green used the announcement to call for greener jobs in Louisville. From The Courier-Journal: White Energy would invest […]

Three men and Metro United Way

In Louisville, three mayoral candidates come together to cut an advertisement for a good cause. No, it’s not a joke but it makes for one akward commercial featuring Democrat Greg Fischer, Republican Hal Heiner and indepdenent Jackie Green. Check it out (h/t ‘Ville Voice): [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZb2dlJshJo[/youtube]