Monthly Archives: September 2010

SoHo hosts open house in NuLu neighborhood

After changing ownership and being renamed earlier this year, the SoHo Lofts project will host an afternoon open house Oct. 2 to begin welcoming prospective residents in conjunction with the NuLu Festival along the East Market Business District. The new developers say the newly constructed SoHo Lofts offer affordable and eco-chic condo ownership in a […]

Fairness PAC endorses Herndon

The political action committee of the Fairness Campaign, C-FAIR, announced its final round of endorsements for the upcoming general election, and in the four-way race for the Metro Council’s 6th District seat, the group has given write-in candidate Ken Herndon the nod. The gay rights group cites Herndon’s “encyclopedic knowledge” of the district, which is […]

Moxley endorses Heiner for mayor

Standing in front of The Academy at Shawnee in the heart of west Louisville, former Democratic mayoral candidate Lisa Moxley endorsed Republican Hal Heiner for mayor. In the race for mayor, Moxley is the third Democrat who ran in the primary to cross party lines and publicly announce her support for the east Louisville Republican […]

Public Service Commission approves sale of LG&E to polluting PPL

After months of deliberation and review, the Kentucky Public Service Commission has finally approved the sale of E-ON US (owner of Louisville Gas & Electric and sister company Kentucky Utilities) to Pennsylvania Power & Light (PPL) for $7.625 billion. Here are the goods from a KPSC press release: In an order issued today, the PSC […]

White moderates Fairness, Heiner sit-down

Frustrated with portrayals of Republican mayoral candidate Hal Heiner as an extremist,  former Democratic mayoral candidate Shannon White recently set up a lunch meeting between the GOP nominee and Fairness Campaign director Chris Hartman to discuss gay rights in the city. In August, White, who came in fifth in the May primary, broke with her […]

EPA hears coal ash comments as MTR protest gets buried

Yesterday, representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency listened to 11 hours worth of testimonies delivered by concerned citizens, environmental activists and pro-coal industry-types to aid the EPA in its adoption of new regulations for the toxic byproducts generated by the burning of coal (i.e. coal ash, fly ash, slurry, et al.). That this hearing took […]

Teachers endorse Fischer

With the November election less than five weeks away, Louisville’s teachers have endorsed Democratic mayoral candidate Greg Fischer, citing his vision to help improve public education. The Jefferson County Teachers Association, which represents 6,000 teachers, librarians, speech clinicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists, said the Louisville businessman has the insight to move the city forward. […]

Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on new headquarters

Hoping to increase its ability to help low-income families build new homes, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville  announced the groundbreaking of its new headquarters and construction center, which will open in the Portland neighborhood next week. The official opening of the new facility will be held on October 5 at 10:30 a.m. at 1631 […]

Heiner camp says Fischer co-opted transparency plan

Sitting behind a mock desk, Democratic mayoral candidate Greg Fischer pledged to make his administration the most open and honest in the country when he unveiled his ideas to make Metro government more transparent. But Republican Hal Heiner’s campaign points out that much of Fischer’s plan borrows from the GOP nominee’s campaign platform and record […]

Tea with Taibbi

A few weeks ago former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin visited the River City to deliver a speech in front of a gospel quartet group about who the hell knows what. Besides the “array of Christian music artists, vendors and other assorted  merchandise-hawkers” that our intrepid Jonathan Meador observed while providing a blow to Palin’s puffy […]