Winston Bennett

The Week in Louisville KY — Puppies and Rainbows in Your News Feed

Here’s what’s dominating, or clogging, your news feed this week: Puppies: It was National Puppy Day on Monday, so all your dog-loving friends, and my girlfriend Paula, posted pictures of their puppies on Facebook. Rainbows: Good news for homophobic caterers in Indiana. Gov. Mike Pence signed into law the deceptively named “Religious Freedom” bill that allows businesses to refuse to provide services to gays. All they have to do is say it’s against their religion. Convention planners, and many others fair-minded folks, reacted by threatening to refuse to do business in Indiana. (Courier-Journal) Dawne Gee Day: In the same week…


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Award-Winning Moments for Locals

Pay attention. There’s a lot of funny stuff in the news. Cleaning Up After Jerry:  It turns out Jerry Abramson had his own pile of city money he could use for whatever he wanted. The Metro Council is trying to get rid of the fund, but you can bet this will become an issue in Abramson’s statewide race for Lt Gov. Much Ado About Teepee: I can’t work up an opinion on the Teepee at Cherokee Park, but there are plenty of folks around town who get all worked up over it. Like C.D. Kaplan, who wants it fixed. Yes,…


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A Desperate Green, Decision for JCPS and Winston’s Women

Two big stories, plus crime, are dominating the news during this respite from weather-related crises — Judy Green and the JCPS superintendent search. This is What Desperation Looks Like: Judy Green “believes racism is involved and that she’s being targeted” after five Metro Council members began the process of removing her. A grand total of 20 people showed up to support her at a rally yesterday. Green says she’s going to fight it and is “disappointed” that her colleagues voted to do this to her. The gutsy Council members were Kevin Kramer, Tina Ward-Pugh, Barbara Shanklin, Madonna Flood and Stuart…