Friday. Friday. Friday. Wrapping up week one in the life of LouisvilleKy.com, and we’re continuing to make improvements here. Watch for some exciting new writers coming on board. Yesterday, for example, I spoke with Steve Paradis, who has some great insight into the sustainability movement for food and owns Fresh Start Growers Supply downtown. You can also expect a first post soon from former WLKY morning anchor Abby Miller, whose posts about family life and media were hugely popular back when we worked together at another place I can’t mention. So keep coming back, we’re always coming up with something new.
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Here’s today’s things I thought were worth griping about.
Key Metro Council Appointments: Don’t you love the beginning of the year, when everybody is making nice? MC Pres. Jim King announced leadership positions for a dozen committees, saying “The committees will be lead by a strong group of people who have the experience and solid understanding of the needs of Metro Government. I believe the citizens of Metro Louisville will be very well served by the Council members who have been selected.” Here’s the list.
Fans of the Fountain, Unite: I admire the persistence of the group trying to save Hogan’s Fountain in Cherokee Park, especially the big teepee, which could be demolished under a new parks plan. Nothing that $5 million wouldn’t fix. That’s the amount of prize money being given away in this Reader’s Digest contest. There are 3 weeks left, and our city is only in 31st place.
What Desperation Looks Like for Karen: Now Karen Sypher’s attorney want Rick Pitino’s e-mails, and those of every other person who had sex with her, and every lawyer she’s ever had, in an attempt to delay sentencing.
Mix in a Salad, and a Lap: It’s a shame the state is unlikely to adopt legislation requiring exercise in public schools, even as evidence piles up that Kentucky kids are getting fatter. We’re #7 among states for obesity, and only Georgia and Missisippi kids are fatter than ours. Take a look at John David Dyche’s piece on how conservatives are resisting change.
Drama at JCPS over Berman: The politically powerful teachers’ union wants the school board to change its mind on ousting Sheldon Berman, but it’s not likely to happen unless some members change their votes, which would make them puppets of the JCTA. The board replaced chair Debbie Wesslund, who won an election last fall over a JCTA-backed candidate, with Steve Imhoff, who supports Berman.
Foreclosing Words: The C-J has analyzed a report on foreclosures, which says people lost their houses to the banks more in 2010, but there’s reason to think the tide is turning.
New Heights of Stupidity, SUYT Division: Late Wednesday night. two women decided it would be a good idea to flash anyone lucky enough to be grocery shopping at the Hikes Point Kroger. Then some party-pooper called the cops, and the two drunk ladies were arrested. Christine Hines (photo) is 23, and her cohort Kimberly Gittings is 32. Only on WLKY.
Today’s Local Birthdays: That cool chick from Leapfrog, Emily Carroll, and local artist Karen Boone. HBTY!
Get Up Early: The things U of L will do for ESPN. The Cards’ game at the Yum Center against Marquette Saturday starts at 11 a.m. It’ll be aired on ESPN2. Sure, I’ll go if you’ve got an extra ticket.