We’re pretty sure the news isn’t supposed to work like this: The Courier-Journal’s best columnist (who isn’t a staffer, but works on contract) writing about the most important, sensational issue in Kentucky … and quoting niche political news sources. Because they’re the only ones covering the most important, sensational issue in Kentucky. Yesterday, John David Dyche [...]Read More →
Category Archives: Made You Look
Missing in action media: CJ columnist John David Dyche nails Kentucky legislators’ ‘gold-plated greed’ … quoting the Kentucky Gazette
This is a joke, right? Atlantic Cities ranks Louisville music scene at No. 22 nationally behind Milwaukee!
Think about this for minute – we have My Morning Jacket, Wax Fang, Houndmouth and Forecastle Festival. SonaBLAST Records and its artists including Nerves Junior and Cheyenne Marie Mize. Headliners, Uncle Slayton’s and the weekend hoedowns at Fourth Street Live during the summer, not to mention WFPK and its concerts. About 50 places with weekly [...]Read More →
Hail Mary? St. Matthews issuing $10 million in bonds for the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, which isn’t in St. Matthews
If the news media are supposed to do anything, it’s add context and perspective to raw information. Well, that was before mega-corporations ran the local news. Now, it’s more about cut and paste. So when I noticed a Courier-Journal story this morning about the City of St. Matthews planning to issue $10 million in bonds [...]Read More →
Big money, big names: Kentucky Gazette tracks record amount of money spent lobbying Kentucky lawmakers
Until last night, we’d never heard of the Kentucky Gazette. And the first e-mails we got called it “The Frankfort Gazette.” But people are going to know the Kentucky Gazette now as the news outlet with a huge story this week, a story the Herald-Leader and Courier-Journal seemed to have missed. (Shocker.) At a time [...]Read More →
Speaking of the Landmarks Ordinance, is Churchill Downs still even there under all those heinous additions?
For the record, there is a God, and She has a cosmic sense of humor. The same week Mayor Greg Fischer vetoed a Landmarks Ordinance that would have made it more difficult to preserve historic buildings, Churchill Downs officials announced they’re building The Mansion, a “Billionaires’ Row” of Dubai-inspired ultra-luxury suites next to the Twin [...]Read More →
Here’s something interesting. Sources have been sending us copies of a Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government request for proposal. We know … sounds kinda dry. Until you understand the scope of the project, what’s at stake and who’s involved. The Fischer Administration is looking for consultants to, in essence, sell the Louisville Vision Plan. What? You’ve never [...]Read More →
(Editor’s note: This post was updated at 1:30 p.m. on August 2. The original version mischaracterized the University of Louisville’s position regarding a National Basketball Association team coming to Louisville.) Joseph Heller’s iconic book “Catch-22″ revolves around a fictional clause in military rules so absurd it has come to define contradictory, circular logic. As one [...]Read More →
(Full disclosure: I have two daughters who are JCPS students. Lucy attends Youth Performing Arts School, Lale The Brown School.) This is the kind of school management issue that leaves the few parents paying attention scratching their heads. I learned a few days ago Jefferson County Public Schools has dropped its principal intern program. The [...]Read More →
Our apologies: Insider Louisville off-line for 10 hours due to ‘technical difficulties’ (I goofed up)
Thank God for “Joe” at a company called Netfirms in Toronto. Joe is a supervisor who took the time to do what no one else would do for 10 hours yesterday … figure out how to get Insider Louisville back online. Most companies would have posted a vague statement about “technical difficulties.” And I’m about [...]Read More →