Friday, May 14, 2010

The Fight Is On

- The Republican primary election for Metro Council District 25 has turned red-hot following today's write-up in the Courier Journal.  Dr. Robert Thrasher deals incumbent Doug Hawkins a savage beating in the paper's analysis, calling him a transplant from the Highlands "who doesn't really know what's going on in southwest Jefferson County".

In an email blast yesterday, Hawkins called the Courier "anti-God" and "anti-American" for endorsing Thrasher. Hawkins then goes on to mischaracterize his Republican opponent's views in a disparaging way that reveals the mark of a bully and a loser. Hawkins feels so good about his chances of winning the primary he has focused his efforts on the Council's 13th District race, where he has robo-called and trash-talked on behalf of his staff assistant Renay Davis.

In the article, Thrasher repeats what was reported here yesterday: If he fails to beat Hawkins Tuesday, he will support Democrat David Yates in November. I think that just about says it all.

- Councilman Rick Blackwell's District 12 Dialogue for May will be held in conjunction with the Mayor’s Community Conversation at Butler High School on Monday night, May 17th beginning at 6:30pm.

For more information about the May District 12 Dialogue, contact Councilman Blackwell’s office at 574-1112. For more information about the Mayor’s Community Conversation call Metro Call at 311 of 574-5000

- Mayoral candidate Jim King has sent out the campaign's best and most hilarious mailer of the entire race:

Hat tip to The Ville Voice.


  1. HELL YES! It is about time to make those who live and have moved to the brightside of Louisville to pay for the services of the city. Higher paying jobs and lower taxes by crossing the bridges. Let them pay,hope it's 5$ or more.

  2. Tucker you are soooooo outta touch with local politics.
    And you fail to FACT CHECK things.
    Davis quit Hawkins more than a week ago.

  3. To the 1st guy: If they work in Louisville, they pay occupational taxes.

    To the 2nd guy: Davis quit Hawkins more than a WEEK ago, everyone!! Did you all HEAR THAT?? WOW!! Thanks for that URGENT and IMPORTANT "news item"!!

    All this from an obnoxious little TROLL that's preoccupied with PING PONG?? Talk about out of touch!! PING PONG PING PONG PING PONG!!