Politics

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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: This is Not Going Well

As President-Elect, Donald Trump is today taking credit for something that was never going to happen — he tweeted that he was responsible for Ford not moving a plant from Kentucky to Mexico. He’s picked a known bigot as one of his top advisors. People around the country continue to hold protests. This isn’t going well, and it’s just getting started. So we must look outside politics for good news — I played golf at Seneca in 70 degree weather on Nov. 17. It’s almost Thanksgiving. Maybe a move to Thailand is in order. According to this video from my…


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LouisvilleKY’s notorious Confederate monument moving to Brandenburg

Time capsule inside statue to be loaned to Filson Historical Society LOUISVILLE —The Confederate Monument on Third Street will be moved to become part of an historic Civil War site in neighboring Brandenburg, Ky., and that a time capsule believed to be embedded in the structure will be retrieved and loaned to the Filson Historical Society for a future historic exhibit. Mayor Greg Fischer made the decision on moving the city-owned monument after reviewing a list of recommended sites from Louisville’s Commission on Public Art (COPA). The mayor said factors included Brandenburg’s desire to use the statue in a historical…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Let’s Talk about Getting Past the Election, and Whiskey

In attempting to come to grips with the outcome of the election and the idea of a President Trump, I invited a local Republican woman to be my guest on the Rusty Satellite Show. I think you’ll enjoy my conversation with Metro Councilwoman Angela Leet, who has plenty of positives to speak about concerning LOCAL politics. I also talk with social media manager Katie Delaune, a recovering TV news reporter, about the election and an important event coming up this weekend — the Candle Glow Gala benefitting Hosparus. Of course, I can’t say the election results aren’t disappointing to me, and…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Bevin’s Twisted Logic, Politics and Podcasts

Yes, you can count me among those disappointed in all things political this season. This week, those of us paying attention were subjected to some jaw-dropping comments from our Governor, who said on Terry Meiners show that most of us who criticize Trump for all his boorish behavior with women are hypocrites. He said you shouldn’t be knocking Trump for saying he grabs women in the crotch if you have read a racy book. Or played a certain video game. Don’t take my word for it, here are his actual words: “The same hypocrites that are supposedly outraged and offended by…


Lamar Jackson and the Cards are at Virginia Saturday at Noon. Bill Brymer photo

LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Pumpkins, Politics and Good Eats

I’m not sure when Halloween transitioned from a focus on kids dressing up and knocking on doors to get candy to one of the biggest party nights of the year, but it happened. With the big Trick-or-Treat night not coming until Monday, that makes for a whole weekend for adults to put on their Donald Trump masks and overindulge in something that’s worse for you than candy. According to Lyft, it’s become about the biggest ride-sharing night of the year, so I’ll be out there and coming to get you. Speaking of Lyft, guess how I met this week’s guest…


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Civil Rights Leader Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. to Moderate LouisvilleKY’s ‘The Bridge Forum’

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — African American civil rights leader, Dr. Benjamin Franklin Chavis Jr., moderates The Bridge Forum, a national gathering of police chiefs, law enforcement and community, Fri., Oct. 28, 9am, with Dr. Kevin W. Cosby, president, Simmons College; David W. Tandy, president/CEO, Kentucky Diversity Chamber of Commerce and Alan “AP” Powell, Checkered Flag Run Foundation (CFRF). It will be held at the Hyatt Regency Louisville Downtown. Powell a Westend Louisville native, entrepreneur, and founder, The Bridge Forum, is founder, CFRF, seeking to ensure students and veterans cross the finish line. Speaking with friend, Troy L. Gray,…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: The Johnson “incident”, stripper scandal, and a couple of pretty good podcasts

Did you hear the latest from Dan Johnson? Not the kooky, racist politician from Bullitt County running to be a state representative by posting offensive Facebook messages. No, this is our own Metro Councilman Dan Johnson, who got himself banned from GLI events (this seems to be an unprecedented action) for something he apparently said to a GLI female staff member during a group trip to Austin, Texas attended by several Metro Council members. Asked by the newspaper, no one else on the trip seems to have been aware of whatever it was Johnson did, though some think that the…


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Meetings begin tomorrow on future of LouisvilleKY’s Urban Government Center

Louisville, KY., – In late August, residents and stakeholders of the neighborhoods surrounding the Urban Government Center attended a series of workshops hosted by Develop Louisville’s Office of Advanced Planning designed to gather community input on the proposed redevelopment of the Urban Government Center. Attendees offered suggestions on possible reuses of the 12-acre campus, which includes several buildings located at and around 810 Barret Avenue and a parking lot at 814 Vine Street. Louisville Metro Government has been relocating the occupants of the Urban Government Center, and the remaining occupants will vacate the space by the end of the year. The…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Cards by 7 TDs?, an Iraqi-born artist, Rabbit Hole Bourbon and a Great Burger

As of Friday morning, the #7 Louisville Cardinal football team is favored by 34.5 points in its ACC football game against Duke. As hard as that is to believe, I think this time Bobby Petrino won’t take his foot off the gas until his team is up by the 7 touchdown margin, because at this point in the season image does matter. And the Cards’ image will certainly be enhanced with a 56-10 win. I’ll see you in the Flight Deck. If it weren’t for it coinciding with the game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, I would be riding down…


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Compassionate Schools Project announces LouisvilleKY program fully under way

Most comprehensive study of 21st-century health & wellness curriculum involves 25 JCPS schools LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Mayor Greg Fischer, Superintendent Donna M. Hargens, Patrick H. Tolan, Ph. D. of the University of Virginia, and Owsley Brown III today announced the launch of full implementation of the Compassionate Schools Project in the Jefferson County Public Schools, as well as four major supporting investments in the effort, totaling $4.4 million. The announcement came during a press conference at Rutherford Elementary School, where students and an instructor demonstrated exercises from the curriculum. The Compassionate Schools Project is the most comprehensive study ever undertaken…