Yeah, what a slow news day. Right? Right.
So. Read this really fast-like and then go watch Comment at 8:00, because you have nothing better to do.
Really, who is writing this tripe? “The governor garnered tons of media attention this week working to save the auto industry and the state’s economy.” Really? [Politicker]
Mitch McConnell went into debt for his U.S. Senate win. $1.2million loan from BB&T and a $600,000 loan at 4% interest. Guess that’s what happens when you spend $19.2 million on a campaign. Oh, and he got sweet financial deals at a time when, like, no one else could get a loan for something as cheap as a candy bar. [Politico]
Latest budget cut woes? Eliminating garbage can liners/trash bags. Effective December 10th, Public Works and Assets Facilities Management in Louisville will be discontinuing the use of garbage can liners in idividual offices. All employees are being asked to dispose of food waste in specially designated receptacles. According to an email blast sent to Louisville Metro Government employees, this is being done as an effort to “green” Metro Government while only saving a tiny bit of money. [Email Blast]
The Presidential Inaugural Committee has invited the Prevention Partnership of the Warrenn County Sheriff’s Office to perform in the 56th inaugural parade in Washington, D.C. Members of the groups will join representatives from across the country and our armed forces in the historic Pennsylvania Avenue parade after Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony. [Press Release]
Something about this advertisement from the “Possibility City” advertising campaign just doesn’t sit well with us. It’s titled “Louisville Celebrates 75th Anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition.” Not sure what it is. Does anyone else feel awkward about it? Surely we haven’t become prudes in our old age. [YouTube]
Going to Frankfort tomorrow? You won’t want to miss Governor Steve Beshear (D-Needs A Better PR Team Or Something) and First Lady Jane Beshear (D-Fine Just The Way She Is) in the 60th annual Jaycees Christmas Parade and tree lighting ceremony. Parade begins at 5:30 P.M. at Broadway and Ann Streets in Frankfort. The tree lighting begins at 6:45 P.M. at the State Capitol. There will be collection bins along the parade route for anyone who brings non-perishable canned goos to donate to need families, so, DO IT OR ELSE. Even if you’re starving and broke? You can afford to give away that $0.50 can of beans from the back of your pantry. [Press Release]