Monthly Archives: September 2012

Rand Paul denies reality, says Romney has already won

Sen. Rand Paul went on CNBC this morning to declare that the unanimous chorus of polls showing Barack Obama about to cruise to an easy victory over Mitt Romney in 40 days are LIES. The damned dirty liberal lies of pollsters fudging the numbers (including his buddies at Fox News and Rasmussen). In truth, Romney […]

NYT questions Ohio River Bridges plan

A tip of the hat to WFPL for spotting this piece in The New York Times today. Writer and critic Michael Kimmelman, who was in town for the Idea Festival, gives props to Louisville’s charming historic architecture and large riverfront park: “So Louisville has good bones, good architects and some good ideas.” But ultimately the […]

LG&E withdraws permit application for second Cane Run coal ash landfill

LG&E announced today that they have cleared enough hurdles to finalize their conversion to a natural gas plant on Cane Run Road, which means that they will now withdraw their permit for a second coal ash landfill. From their release: With nearly all of the permits secured for the new natural gas combined-cycle generating station, […]

Yarmuth hails second anniversary of Affordable Care Act protections

Rep. John Yarmuth is in Louisville today promoting the second anniversary of patient protections under the Affordable Care Act, including those listed below for those in his district: – Louisville children can no longer be denied coverage because of preexisting health conditions. – 5,800 young adults in Louisville now have health insurance through a parent’s […]

LEO Weekly hires new publisher

SouthComm CEO Chris Ferrell has announced that Louisville native David Brennan will assume the role of LEO Weekly publisher next month. For the past two years, Brennan has served as publisher of Folio Weekly, the alternative newsweekly in Jacksonville, Fla., where he’s worked for the past decade. “I am thrilled Dave is returning to Louisville to […]

KY Supreme Court upholds JCPS student assignment plan

What saved the JCPS student assignment plan? The dictionary. According to the Kentucky Supreme Court, the words “enroll” and “attend” don’t mean the same thing. But parents of 14 JCPS students who filed a lawsuit thought differently. In a long, contentious battle with the district, those parents, led by attorney Teddy Gordon (a bulldog chasing […]

JCPS School Board Race: Lots of talk about neighborhood schools

In the first of three JCPS school board debates hosted by WFPL Tuesday night, four candidates vying for the District 2 seat being vacated by Steve Imhoff (who briefly sat listening in the audience) frequently veered toward the issue of neighborhood schools. Whether the question pertained to student achievement or the way in which candidates […]

David Williams leaving the Senate?

We heard through a reliable Republican grapevine today that Senate President David Williams might soon be appointed by Gov. Beshear to a circuit judge position in his home county, filling the spot of 20-year Circuit Judge Eddie C. Lovelace, who passed away Monday night at the age of 78. LEO asked Williams spokeswoman Lourdes Báez-Schrader […]

Romney: Americans are exceptionally parasitic moochers

I’m sure you’ve seen it by now, but in case you haven’t, here’s how Mitt Romney really feels about almost half of Americans: Of course, those 47 percent that he’s talking about are the working poor, retirees mooching on Medicare and Social Security, and Republicans, not owing income taxes due to the policy of Republican […]

Fired over being gay, former Boy Scout leader fights for reinstatement

More than 2,500 individuals have signed a petition posted on Change.org urging the Kentucky-based Lincoln Heritage Boy Scouts Council to reinstate respected, well-liked former assistant scoutmaster Greg Bourke. The father of two adopted children launched the petition after being fired from his post for revealing his homosexuality. The Boy Scouts cling to the antiquated belief […]