Monthly Archives: August 2011

Todd P’Pool releases another cop flick movie trailer

Haven’t seen enough of GOP attorney general candidate Todd P’Pool acting like he’s the lead character in an especially bad episode of CSI? Good news, because here’s his new ad hitting the airwaves: Things I like about this ad: 1. More stoic-faced acting as he limbos the tape in the fake crime scene, only with […]

Industrial hemp is gateway to making Damon Thayer blush

Yesterday on Kentucky Tonight, Bill Goodman held an impromptu roundtable discussion on legalizing industrial hemp in Kentucky after taking a call from state Sen. Joey Pendleton, a longtime advocate for such legislation. Goodman threw the topic out to his guests, all Frankfort legislators, who were open to legalization. Except Sen. Damon Thayer, who opposed it […]

Is Richie Farmer actually hurting Robert Farmer now?

One of the hidden shockers in today’s PPP poll bloodbath of David Williams is how far the good ol’ country boy basketball legend Richie Farmer has fallen. It has always been assumed that Farmer was on the ticket to simply be the smiling mustachioed upper lip that reminded UK fans of the good old days […]

David Adams kicks David Williams while he’s down

Kentucky tea party svengali David Adams, manager of David Williams’ opponent in the primary and a fierce critic, decided to dance on the electoral grave of Williams in an email sent out to reporters this afternoon. A question I get a lot recently is what would I tell the David Williams campaign to help them […]

PPP poll: Beshear stomping Williams by 27, down ballot races are competitive

Public Policy Polling just released their survey on the Kentucky races, and it looks like David Williams is no longer just trying to lose by less than Ernie Fletcher. He’s in Peppy Martin territory. Here’s the bloody carnage: Steve Beshear — 55 percent David Williams — 28 percent Gatewood Galbraith — 10 percent Yes, that […]

PPP teases poll on Kentucky 2011 races

Public Policy Polling is doing their ritual pre-release teasing via the Twitter Machine on their Kentucky polling set to be released tomorrow. Here’s what we learn: – Republicans just aren’t that into David Williams – Beshear is up 26 percent on Williams among independents (3 more points than SUSA showed a month ago, though independents […]

Beshear unveils yet another unchallenged TV ad

With David Williams’ campaign now on its fourth week without television ads to challenge the positive ads from Steve Beshear — and the negative ones by Democratic groups attacking him — Beshear is going up with yet another shiny happy positive ad about his record as governor over the past four years. Here it is, […]

When all else fails, thump on your Bible

With David Williams down by a wide margin in the polls — and Steve Beshear refusing to engage him — things are beginning to look bleak for his gubernatorial campaign. The basic message of Williams’ campaign — that Beshear is providing no leadership to make tough decisions, whereas Williams would reform the tax code to […]

Council votes unamimously against delaying Green trial

This afternoon the Louisville Metro Council voted unanimously in a 17-0 vote to deny the effort by Councilwoman Judy Green’s attorney to delay her expulsion trial, which is set to begin on September 12. While Green’s attorney, Derwin Webb, insists that Green has a recent illness that prevents her from either preparing for her case […]

Livin’ At The Edge

Thursday morning, scissors dolled up with red bows cut a red ribbon on Liberty Green’s market rate apartments. In other words, the higher priced piece of Louisville’s latest HOPE VI mixed-income neighborhood is now officially open. The Quad, as the 28-unit building is called, will soon bustle with U of L medical and dental students, […]