Monthly Archives: November 2010

Food safety bill before the Senate

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a new food safety bill that would give the federal government more control over the country’s food supply. The legislation was drafted last year in reaction to a number of food poisoning outbreaks and easily passed the House and is supported by President Obama, but has languished […]

Ain’t no party like an LMPD party…

… ’cause an LMPD party don’t stop until you’re thrown in your own drunk tank. Behold as Louisville Metro Police Officer Lauren Fanning, 24, plays Harvey Keitel to her 23-year-old sister Kathryn’s Nic Cage in “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call: Molly Malone’s“: Louisville Police commanders expect to decide later this week whether Lauren Fanning will remain […]

State intervention shows why new health care plan will still suck after all

Yeah, so that good decision by Kentucky Insurance Commissioner Sharon Clark to prohibit health insurers from dropping child-only insurance policies? You can thank the impending implementation of Obamacare — and the private insurance industry’s typically inhuman response mechanism — for that fucked up noise. Please allow Dr. Margaret Flowers, of the awesome Physicians for a […]

Anti-toll group sends petition to U.S. Dept. of Transportation

The grassroots Say No To Bridge Tolls  (SNTBT) group has gathered more than 10,000 signatures in an effort to petition the federal government to stop — please god, stop — the prospect of using tolls to pay for the $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project. From a press release disseminated yesterday: On Monday, November 22, […]

McConnell’s earmarks buoy “shabby” Possibility City

Father Mitch! In our greatest time of need — e.g., when heathen liberal publications like the Washington Post describe our state’s flagship downtown as “shabby” and not unlike certain set pieces in the film “Escape from New York” — please, do not forsake the healing powers of your earmarks: ..the downtown of Kentucky’s largest city […]

Berman is out

After an almost three hour closed door meeting, the Jefferson County Board of Education voted 5-2 to replace Superintendent Dr. Sheldon Berman. The board called the special meeting to evaluate Berman’s job performance and to decide whether or not to renew his contract, which expires at the end of June 2011. Those voting against renewing […]

The EPA wants you (to comment on coal waste impoundments)!

Today is the last day for public comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed coal ash regulations, which will have an impact on communities as far away as Hazard, Kentucky and as close as the Rubbertown neighborhood of this fair (and polluted) River City. If you haven’t already, click here to give your two cents […]

Insight power-grab heads back to committee

After realizing there were dump truck-sized holes in the city’s new franchise agreement with Insight Communications, the Louisville Metro Council voted to send the ordinance, which granted the cable television and Internet provider an unprecedented degree of autonomy, back to the committee that spawned it. In an interview with LEO Weekly, Democratic Caucus spokesman Tony […]

Proposed eastern Kentucky coal-fired power plant cancelled

Remember the Smith 1 power plant? The Eastern Kentucky Power Cooperative’s proposed coal-fired power plant that would’ve been pretty dumb to build? Well, turns out that they’ve decided not to build the damn thing after all. Via Kentuckians for the Commonwealth: EKPC has entered into an agreement with Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, Kentucky Environmental Foundation, […]

Paul dishes on Hitler/Obama in never-before-seen interview

Put on your tin-foil hats, true believers: Kentucky’s senator-elect, Rand Paul, has some interesting things to tell you about how democracy is actually fascism, why thought crime is bad and a host of other batshit insane things in an interview with Mr. Batshit himself, Alex Jones, conducted well before Mitch McConnell sunk his hooks into […]