Saturday, May 08, 2010

Mayoral Forum in Valley Station Cancelled

UPDATE: The forum that was set for Saturday, May 8 featuring four (4) of the candidates for Louisville mayor has been canceled. Tim Childers, Valley Station resident and organizer of the event, says paperwork required to stage the forum at Valley High School was returned as incomplete by the Jefferson County Board of Education. Childers, via the event's facebook page, also claims some sort of wild conspiracy involving the school's principal and secretary as the reason for the cancellation.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

23 Lanes to Six Flags

- This morning, May 6th, local businessman and mayoral candidate Tyler Allen will be attending the "Say No to Bridge Tolls" Press Announcement. The Announcement is being organized by the group "Say No TO Bridge Tolls" and will take place at 9:15am in front of the Muhammad Ali Center, prior to the Tolling Authority's Meeting.

"I've said all along that tolling our citizens on bridges they already own to pay for a $4.1 billion dollar mistake is just unacceptable," says Tyler Allen. "We must build the East End Bridge NOW, put Louisvillians back to work, and avoid making a colossal mistake of expanding Spaghetti Junction to 23 lanes."

Allen has been the only candidate in the mayoral campaign who has consistently opposed the Ohio River Bridges Project, and suggested instead that the community reinvest its revenue in its existing neighborhoods and businesses. "I'm going to fight every day for Louisville's families, and that certainly does not involve taxing them to get over the Ohio River."

If you can, imagine a 23-lane highway.  Here's a 12 lane one:

- Harold Workman, President and CEO of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, will appear before Metro Council’s Labor and Economic Development Committee today at 3pm to update members on the Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom property.

“Many of us were surprised to learn of Six Flags abrupt closing,” says Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15) Chair of the Committee. “We are looking forward to hearing how the Fair and Expo Center is searching for a replacement operation and what can be done as young people start looking for summer employment.”

The Committee meets at 3:00pm at City Hall, 601 West Jefferson Street.

The meeting will be broadcast live on Metro TV, Insight Channel 25. It will also be web streamed live. Simply go to the Metro Council’s Home page at Click on the “Watch Meetings Online” icon

Monday, May 03, 2010

It's Monday...Back To Reality

- Teamsters at Jeffboat are back on the job today after winning a month-long strike over health benefits.  Workers voted to accept a new contract offer Sunday that improved benefits.  Congratulations to the workers and their families. [WHAS11]

- "Forest Fest" is back for 2010: The Sixth Annual Forest Fest at the Jefferson Memorial Forest features a day of Bluegrass music, food, crafters, vendors and youth activities in the scenic surroundings of Jefferson Memorial Forest. May 15th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Concert is free, parking is $5 per carload. For more info, call 574-1113, or the Jefferson Memorial Forest at 368-6856. Sponsored by Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch.

- Next Louisville: What The South End Wants: Courtesy of 89.3 WFPL.