Monthly Archives: October 2010

Lally releases final ad

With the general election four days away, Republican congressional candidate Todd Lally launched his fifth and final television ad in his bid against Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth.  The 30-second commercial, titled “Stand Up”, is much of the same from the UPS pilot, who has attempted to tie Yarmuth’s voting record to Speaker of the House […]

The lost decade

Over the last decade, Louisville’s job market has been bleeding, with little real aid — and critics point to lethargy in Greater Louisville Inc., as the leading culprit. From January 2000 to January 2010, the Bureau of Labor & Statistics shows that the city shed 34,600 private sectors jobs. Those losses represent a 5.5 percent decrease […]

Paul takes the lead

Blame it on the Aqua Buddha backfire? Whatever the reason, Republican Rand Paul — the Bowling Green ophthalmologist and Tea Party messiah — has taken the  lead in the race for Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senate seat. From WFPL’s The Edit: A new WHAS-11/Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll gives Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul a nine-point lead over […]

Karen Sypher: Ex abused daughter

The saga involving Karen Cunagin Sypher and University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino took another ugly turn this week, with self-described “Fertile Myrtle” filing a child abuse report against Pitino and her ex-husband Tim Sypher. The claim involves Karen Sypher’s 5-year-old daughter, who lives with her father and is involved in a nasty […]

Yates slams Hawkins over alleged robocalls

In the not-so-friendly race for the Metro Council’s 25th District seat, Democratic challenger David Yates slammed robocalls that he claims Republican incumbent Doug Hawkins is sending out to voters across south Louisville. “There are several different messages going out. Everything from I’m a liberal who supports ‘militant lesbians’ to attacking my faith,” says Yates. “I […]

Heiner leads in latest poll

In a surprise turn, the latest SurveyUSA poll reports that Republican Hal Heiner leads Democrat Greg Fischer by seven points in the race for Louisville mayor — a 13 point swing from the last poll, conducted in late September. With less than a week until Election Day, the poll is also the first time either […]

City ready for winter, says Abramson

Given our citys’ past problems with snowflakes, Mayor Jerry Abramson thought it was important to assure residents that Louisville’s nearly 300 member Snow Team is ready to take action for the coming winter season. “When winter weather strikes, keeping residents safe on our roads is our top priority,” Abramson said in a news release.  “It’s […]

State Police take over mayoral endorsement investigation

With the general election a week away, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway’s office has turned over the investigation of two Louisville mayoral endorsements to state police. In a letter sent to the chairmen of the Democratic and Republican parties, the attorney general’s office said the inquiry was being referred to the commonwealth’s law enforcement agency […]

“Curbstomper” actually Paul campaign staffer (UPDATE)

That appears to be the case. Joe Sonka at Barefoot & Progressive has uncovered that the alleged Curbstomper of a hapless MoveOn goon is actually Rand Paul’s Bourbon County Coordinator, Tim Profitt, whom was given a shoutout in a full-page Paul ad in today’s Lexington Herald-Leader. When LEO Weekly contacted Paul’s campaign on this matter, […]

OPEN mayoral questionnaire results

The nonprofit OPEN Louisville Inc. has released the results of its mayoral questionnaire that include responses from Democrat Greg Fischer and Republican Hal Heiner on OPEN’s trademark (and acronymned) issues of open government, historic preservation, environmental stewardship and celebrating neighborhoods. Each candidate was asked the same 10 questions, which ranged from land-use matters and zoning […]