Joey Mechavich

THE WEEK: Political Rebels, Arts Heroes and Finishing a Bowl

Yippee! I’m celebrating a birthday, so it’s already a good week. Plus, it’s the last weekend before the start of FOOTBALL SEASON, and all your teams are undefeated, and your fantasy football geeks are all tied for first. Here in Louisville, the news is picking up, like. . . Hartman Arrested: Ex-Rusty Satellite guest Chris Hartman, director of the local Fairness campaign, got himself arrested for disrupting a breakfast sponsored by the Kentucky Farm Bureau at the State Fair. Hartman and two others held banners and made a lot of guests at the Ham Breakfast uncomfortable by going inside (they…

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Ghose speaks at a news conference

Seve Ghose Named Metro Parks Director

Citing his innovative approach, vision and leadership in managing and maintaining park facilities and programming, Mayor Greg Fischer today named Seve Ghose as the new director of Metro Parks and Recreation. Ghose is currently deputy superintendent of the Willamalane Park and Recreation District in Springfield, Oregon, overseeing a system of 43 parks/natural areas, numerous trails and sporting facilities. He is also a former parks director of the City of Davenport, Iowa and has worked in a leadership role in the park system in Portland, Oregon — an Olmsted Park system. “Louisville is known nationwide for its rich parks history,” Fischer…