Monthly Archives: December 2010

Possible Kentucky chupacabra spotted, shot to death

Watch in abject horror as LEO’s Louisvillian of the Year/ WAVE-3 news anchor Dawne Gee introduces this nationally recognized testament to Bluegrass exceptionalism: Thankfully, WAVE-3 consulted a scientist to put our Book of Revelation-inspired fears in check. (And no: There will be no chupacabras on the ark)

Daniels wants to “downsize” East End bridge (UPDATE)

Indiana Governor Mitch “My State Doesn’t Have A Deficit Because We’ve Privatized Everything & We Hate the Poor” Daniels recently told the New Albany News & Tribune that the East End bridge component of the $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project could be “downsized” for reasons that are nonsensical. To likely lessen the amount being paid in […]

New homeless stats a mixed bag for Louisville

The U.S. Conference of Mayors released their 2010 Status Report on Hunger & Homelessness in American Cities yesterday (WARNING: ‘Tis a PDF), and the results aren’t pretty. The nation’s homeless population grew by 9 percent this year, and paints a bleak picture for the country. On an average night, roughly 1,000 families are on the […]

Hallelujah! Creation Museum free Xmas Eve

The Kentucky museum that presents human history based on a literal interpretation of The Bible will once again open its doors free to the public on Christmas Eve to express its appreciation to the community and as “a gift modeling the free gift of salvation provided by Christ,” before the holidays. Opened in 2007, the […]

Chromium in Louisville’s drinking water exceeds safe limits

Although Louisville’s tap water has been dubbed “Best Tasting” by the American Waterworks Association, that refreshing, metallic tang you detect every time you take a good swig of Ohio River aqua has earned our fair city a new distinction: We are now among 25 American cities whose tap water contains unsafe levels of carcinogenic hexavalent […]

Old Louisville — there’s an app for that

In the world of smart phones, local graphic artist John Paul has developed an iPhone application for the Old Louisville neighborhood that provides a virtual tour of the historic area. Published by Sutro Media, the ”Historic Old Louisville Kentucky” app is available in the Apple iTunes store for $1.99, if you’re interested. From Insider Louisville: […]

Fischer to audit public works, retain most employees

The city’s department of public works will undergo an extensive, top-to-bottom review to insure it is operating effectively, said Mayor-Elect Greg Fischer, adding that he is ready to take office. The review will examine the agency’s leadership, management style and structure while soliciting recommendations from employees for making improvements in work processes. “Public Works, perhaps […]

Yarmuth blasts extension of Bush tax cuts

After breezing through the U.S. Senate, the tax-cut compromise between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans easily cleared the House of Representatives, providing a two-year extension for all tax cuts that were due to expire Dec. 31. The bill passed 277 to 148 with bi-partisan support and now heads to the president’s desk after overcoming […]

Adult entertainment ordinance delayed

After promising that Louisville’s adult entertainment ordinance would take effect by Jan. 1, city officials will have to delay enforcement of the controversial law as a result of failing to send out proper notification to strip club owners and a pending appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The ordinance was passed by the Metro Council […]

Ward-Pugh forgoes council presidency bid

A day before Metro Council Democrats were to select their nominee for council president, a top contender announced she is dropping out of the running. In a brief interview, Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh, D-9, told WFPL that she will not seek the office next year, which means that former mayoral candidate, Councilman Jim King, D-10, will […]