Thursday, April 29, 2010

“Movies under the Stars” Returns to Iroquois Amphitheater

“Movies under the Stars” returning to Iroquois Amphitheater on May 8th
Free movies offer a summer of fun, family entertainment

Louisville – A summer tradition returns to Iroquois Park on Saturday night, May 8th when the 2010 “Movies under the Stars” season kicks off at the Iroquois Amphitheater.

“I am pleased to provide families and residents in the area a chance to go out to a movie for free and enjoy the beauty of Iroquois Park,” says Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15). “Over the years we have seen this event grow as a way to have good summer fun.”

“Movies under the Stars” is held on the second Saturday night of each month during May through September. Meryl Streep’s “Julie & Julia” will premiere the 2010 season beginning at 9:00pm. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the comfort of the Iroquois Amphitheater or bring a blanket, chairs and a picnic basket from home. Concessions will be available as well.
Joining Butler in sponsoring the free movies are Council Members George Unseld (D-6), Rick Blackwell (D-12), Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13), Bob Henderson (D-14) Dan Johnson (D-21), Jim King (D-10), Mary C. Woolridge (D-3), Doug Hawkins (R-25), Jon Ackerson (R-18), Brent Ackerson (D-26).

Here is the schedule of films for 2010 “Movies under the Stars”

Julie & Julia May 8th, 9:00pm

The Blind Side June 12th, 9:00pm

Couples Retreat July 10th 9:00pm

Shrek the Third August 14th, 9:00pm

Mamma Mia! September 11th, 8:00pm

Click HERE for more information on the historic Iroquois Amphitheater.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Derby Week Update

- Details are emerging on a private citizen's efforts to stage a mayoral candidate forum at Valley High School on May 8. Valley Station resident Tim Childers is organizing the event and will be moderating the discussion, which is being paid for in part by candidate Chris Thieneman. David Tandy, along with Thieneman and Shannon Corbin White are confirmed guests as of this writing.

CORRECTION: It was stated above that Chris Thieneman was paying for part of the fees incurred by Mr. Childers in order to have the forum. This appears to be incorrect. Mr. Childers has simply asked all candidates if they would like to make a donation toward the cost of the function. The total comes to $168.00, payable to the Jefferson County Board of Education. The Valley Report regrets the error. -- BT

- Via The Local Weekly: Construction has stopped at Riverview Park (Greenwood Boat Dock) due to changes in the original plans. It seems restrooms were added to the plan after the bidding process and no permit was obtained for said restrooms. Construction will resume after the permit process has been completed.

- Have a safe and happy Derby week. It is what we live for around here.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thieneman Admits To Bribery

I offer the following without comment. Click HERE for the entire story.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Auditor To Appear Before Joint Metro Committee Meeting

State Auditor Crit Luallen to appear before joint meeting of Metro Council Committees on Monday, April 26th

Louisville – State Auditor Crit Luallen will appear before a first ever joint meeting of Metro Council Committees to discuss her recent findings of Metro Louisville‘s 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

The Joint Committee Meeting of the Government Accountability and Oversight and the Budget will take place at 4:00pm on Monday, April 26th in Council Chambers.

“Committee members are ready to hear and learn the details of the findings of this report and understand the criteria used as the basis for it,” says Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) who chairs the Government Accountability Committee. “Our job as overseer of taxpayer money is to understand the findings and be confident that steps are taken to correct the concerns which have been raised.”

“The Metro Council is a little more than a month away from reviewing next year’s operating and capital budgets,” says Councilman Jim King (D-10) who chairs the Budget Committee. “Our Committee wants to assure every taxpayer that money is being used wisely, so I know this report will be closely reviewed.”

The meeting will be carried live on Metro TV Insight Cable Channel 25. It will also be streamed live on the Metro Council’s Home Page. Go to and click on the “Watch Meetings Online” icon.