Monthly Archives: October 2011

P’Pool, Giuliani, abortion, Rand, 9/11 and Conway

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani came to Louisville last week to campaign for not-David Williams GOP attorney general candidate Todd P’Pool, speaking in front of a crowd of about 100 people at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Rudy served up the red meat that the crowd and P’Pool were looking for, blasting Jack Conway […]

Former LEO reporter arrested covering Occupy Nashville

Former LEO Weekly staff writer Jonathan Meador was arrested early this morning while covering the Occupy Nashville protest. Meador — now a staff writer for LEO’s sister publication, the Nashville Scene — apparently identified himself as a reporter, but was arrested nonetheless. Turns out the First Amendment is still alive and well in Nashville’s judicial […]

Chief of Louisville Metro Police leaving

The chief of Louisville’s Metro Police Department is heading west to Denver. That city will officially name Robert White police chief next week. White was sworn in on the day city and county merged on Jan. 6, 2003, making him the the first chief of Louisville Metro Police Department. In a press release, Mayor Greg […]

News on the home front

On Thursday, the Metropolitan Housing Coalition released its annual “State of Metropolitan Housing Report,” a snapshot of all things affordable housing related in Louisville. It can be unintentionally disheartening, as the deeply embedded social problems in the city surface every year — clusters of poverty, races divided based on neighborhoods and the dwindling of resources […]

New ads: Edelen attacks Kemper, Johnson protects fetal right to vote

Democratic auditor candidate Adam Edelen is done playing Mr. Nice Guy/poor kid made good on TV. Here’s his new ad, which ridicules opponent John Kemper for thinking he can be state auditor when he’s wrecked in personal debt and unpaid bills, himself: One might be tempted to think Edelen is turning negative because he’s worried […]

Yarmuth building up his war chest

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth announced today that he brought in a big haul a couple of weeks ago, preparing for a credible opponent next year that has yet to emerge (and might not). From his office: The inaugural fundraiser for Congressman John Yarmuth’s (KY-3) 2012 re-election campaign raised more than $150,000, surpassing any event the […]

Williams gives up on Teflon Beshear, goes after Abramson

David Williams, the guy who is losing by 30 percent with only two weeks to go until election day, is trying a new tactic with his new ad he just released (on YouTube, as I’m not sure he has enough money to put it on anything other than public access television). It’s all about the […]

cn|2 poll: Big Democratic sweep in Kentucky

Just 18 days away from the election, cn|2 has their new poll numbers out, and not only do they show Steve Beshear continuing to stomp David Williams in the gubernatorial race, they show an eminent Democratic sweep. Here are cn|2′s numbers, with their movement from cn|2′s August poll: Steve Beshear (D)- 54 percent David Williams […]

School barely spared

Pardon the cliche symbolism. But, Wednesday’s gray, blustery weather provided a fitting backdrop to announce yet another five Jefferson County Public Schools had been tacked onto the state’s list of persistently low-achieving (PLA) schools. The schools are all middle schools: Olmstead Academy North, Thomas Jefferson, Stuart, Myers and Westport. That makes Jefferson County home to […]

Prominent pro-choice, gay rights advocate to campaign for Todd P’Pool

GOP attorney general candidate Todd P’Pool has been flexing his “100 percent pro-life” muscles throughout this campaign, including his TV ads, which tout his endorsement by pro-life groups and attack his opponent Jack Conway for being pro-choice. Which makes the announcement of his special guest next week kind of odd: MADISONVILLE – The Todd P’Pool […]