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Hal Heiner to address the Chamber Jeffersontown 2016 Annual Meeting

Jeffersontown, Ky., – The Chamber Jeffersontown is playing host to the newly-named Education and Workforce Development secretary Hal Heiner at its Annual Meeting this Thursday. Heiner is filling in for the previously scheduled Governor Matt Bevin, who now can’t attend due to a scheduling conflict. In addition to Heiner’s keynote address, the chamber will also swear-in its 2016 Board of Directors. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 21, 2016. Reservation are required for the ticketed event — $55 for chamber members and $65 for non-members. Reservations can be made by calling (502) 267-1674. A portion of each reservation fee…


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LouisvilleKY’s The WEEK: Serious Cartooning, Pot Dreams, Powerball Fantasies and 10-Minute Plays

Welcome to the latest on Louisville, where you didn’t win the Powerball, but GE Appliances found a new buyer. And I learned from experts that Matt Bevin is easy to draw, and lampoon, and that he’s in favor of passing legislation on medical marijuana, just like his GOP brother Rand Paul. Controversy Stirs With Race, and Guns, and Religion: So that’s where Courier-Journal cartoonist Marc Murphy gets the most inspiration. Find out what he did to get his face on a WANTED poster in rural Kentucky on the Rusty Satellite Show.  Chinese Firm Agrees to Buy GE Appliances, and Louisville…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Will Bevin Bury Kynect?

This week we learned that the Republican strategy of tying Democratic opponents to President Obama in Kentucky, where Obama’s approval rating is about 30 percent, still works, especially if the Dem is Jack Conway. Our next governor is Matt Bevin, who won by a wide margin in an election that only a third of registered voters in Kentucky bothered to participate in. The good news is Bevin will certainly be different and his team will be inexperienced in Frankfort bureaucracy and methods. And he’s hired Hal Heiner for his transition team. The bad news: He says of Kynect, the popular health…


THE WEEK: Riding On with the GOP Squabble, the Kingdom’s Reign, Wicked Operator and a Tremendous Headline

It’s been a pretty good week, so I’m writing this update while biking to work. OK, while wishing I was biking somewhere other than work. We’ve got some media moves, dirty politics and fun events this week. The highlights: Ziegler Returns: If anyone missed him, controversial talk show host John Ziegler is back on local airwaves. Though its only once a week. The dude is, well, entertaining. WHAS is also bringing back Mandy Connell, so we’ll see how that goes. (LEO Weekly) But Lach, and SportsTalk, is Gone: Lachlan McLean and SportsTalk 84 on WHAS is in the history books. Lach…


GOP Gubernatorial Candidates To Face Off in Louisville Next Week

Louisville, KY – Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones will moderate a broadcast debate among the four Kentucky Republican gubernatorial candidates.   The debate will take place Wednesday, May 6, from 10-11 a.m. EDT.  It will be broadcast live in Louisville on TalkRadio 1080 WKJK, in Lexington on NewsRadio 630 WLAP, and on 35 affiliate stations throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner and Will T. Scott will debate various issues facing Kentucky voters.   It will likely be the last meeting of all four candidates before the upcoming primary election on Tuesday, May 19. Listeners can hear…


Louisville’s Hal Heiner Pushes E-Verify in New Statewide Ad

from Hal Heiner campaign: LOUISVILLE – Republican candidate Hal Heiner announced today his proposal to implement E-Verify in Kentucky, a measure to ensure that Kentucky jobs go to legal Kentucky workers. The E-Verify program allows employers to identify the immigration status of potential hires by checking names against government databases. E-Verify comes at no cost to employers. Heiner’s proposal would require the use of E-Verify to confirm legal worker status for all employers, government employees and government contractors and subcontractors. “Washington continues to struggle to address illegal immigration”, Heiner said. “E-Verify is a simple, commonsense measure we can put in…


It’s Angie Fenton and Diane Williamson on the Rusty Satellite

This week’s podcast on the Rusty Satellite Show features Angie Fenton, who describes her media career and recent exit from the Voice-Tribune, as well as some antics she’s been able to be a part of as the go-to reporter on WHAS-TV’s Great Day Live. Angie also helps me make sense of news items about Jerry Abramson and U of L football. I would describe Diane Williamson as smart, bubbly and gifted with a golden voice. Listen to the podcast to find out how she knows so much about cranes and jibs, and her dream job of helping single males with…


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The Charter School Debate Continues

The charter school debate saw another flurry of activity this past week. KARE (Kentuckians Advocating for Reform in Education) released its second ad on the small screen, while KARE frontmen Hal Heiner and Dr. Wayne Lewis put their pens to work for an editorial in the Courier Journal. The CJ editorial was an overview of how charter schools work, thumping hard on the “public” nature of charter schools. Check it out here. The editorial does not however, address a key concern for many in the charter school question—additional funding for charters from private entities. Many charter school opponents fear that…


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The Charter School Question

You’ve probably seen the ads on TV already—the one with the kids’ faces and the big depressing stats about education in Kentucky. The advertisement is sponsored by Kentuckians Advocating Reform in Education (KARE), the chairman of which is Hal Heiner. Remember that guy? He ran for mayor against Greg Fischer in 2010. And now he’s back on the stump, only this time it’s not for city hall, it’s for charter schools. So what exactly is a charter school? Well, there are a lot of permutations, but at its core, a charter school is a school with open enrollment, that is…


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Being Uncool for the News Cause

It’s not like I ever thought I was that cool, but then, it’s another thing when your own son puts it out there in public. In a response to the heavily-trafficked post on UK basketball the other day by Gabe Duverge, Josh wrote this: “i can verify that rick redding does not know anything about being hip.” The good news about that is the UK piece generated record traffic here at LouisvilleKY.com, and I’m willing to be exposed publicly for non-hipness for the cause of this site. So here are some other people who aren’t that hip, but are making…