Monthly Archives: May 2012

Councilman Ken Fleming joins the Birthers

With Donald Trump going on yet another insane Birther tirade on the morning of his fundraising appearance with Mitt Romney, Louisville’s Metro Council had some rather significant Birther news of its own last week. Marilyn Parker won her Republican primary in the 18th District over incumbent Jon Ackerson, despite her outspoken views that President Obama […]

An “Approach for Strategy” to curb West End violence

On Thursday, Mayor Greg Fischer asked Dr. Blaine Hudson, U of L’s dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and author, to chair a work group that will try to chip away at the issue of West End violence. Friday afternoon, a press conference announced this nascent coalition. Hudson stood with LMPD Chief Steve […]

EPA “gets on the back” of LG&E’s Trimble County coal ash plans

LG&E was already having trouble getting a permit for their amazing new coal ash landfill next to their Trimble County plant, but now they are running into a much bigger obstacle than caves and state agencies: the EPA. As The Courier-Journal reported, the EPA has informed LG&E that they are not a big fan of […]

The legend of the female athlete …

Earlier this week the Louisville Sports Commission held its inaugural Louisville Legends Golf Tournament According to their website, here’s a list of confirmed legends. Take a look … perhaps you’ll notice that one of these is not like the other. Of the 47 listed “legends” ONE is a woman. That one representative from the XX-chromosome […]

Yarmuth says McConnell “running scared” from Tea Party with new ad

Rep. John Yarmuth was on MSNBC yesterday afternoon to chat with Martin Bashir about the budget smoke and mirrors of John Boehner and Paul Ryan. But halfway through, Bashir asked him what he thought of Mitch McConnell’s amazing new ad for his campaign that is two years away. Visit for breaking news, world news, […]

Primary roundup: Massie, McGarvey, Tea and a Birther

The primary elections are behind us, so here’s a quick rundown of what stood out for us in the results last night: – As LEO Weekly has been saying since the moment that Congressman Geoff Davis announced his retirement, Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas Massie will be Kentucky’s new congressman from the 4th District, which now […]

Councilman David James requests meeting with EPA

This afternoon, the office of District 6 Councilman David James sent an email to the EPA’s Region 4 office demanding a community meeting. This is in regard to contamination found in the yards of those living near the Black Leaf chemical site in west Louisville, now a Superfund site. LEO first reported on the legacy […]

2011 Homeless census shows more homeless families

Louisville’s Coalition for the Homeless released its homeless census report this week. It compiles data from service providers as well as outreach workers for the time span of October 2010 through September 2011. A few notable findings: * 8,615 unduplicated homeless people (both sheltered and unsheltered) were counted in 2011. (A slight decrease overall, but […]

Mitch McConnell rolls out cognitively dissonant 2014 campaign theme

If you’ve heard Sen. Mitch McConnell speaking on television any time in the past six months, you’ve most likely heard him say that President Barack Obama “got everything he wanted” through Congress. It’s all on Obama’s shoulders, since he rammed every liberal policy he possibly could into law. Which is, of course, quite false. Filibustering […]

Senate 19th Q&A, part V

Here is the fifth and final edition of the Q&A LEO Weekly conducted with all four candidates in the Senate 19th Democratic primary race (first four parts here, here and here, and here). In this edition, we talk about expanded gambling, payday loans, and the best and worst of Frankfort legislation. ***** Should Kentucky have […]