UofL Could Be Hurt Financially By Felner

That’s right. WHAS11’s Adam Walser has finally put the story we’ve been digging through for weeks on the teevee. And through him we discover that Felner never produced final accounting for two huge Carnegie Corporation grants worth more than $1.5 million. That forever prevents the College of Education at the University of Louisville from receiving Carnegie funds. UPDATE: Carnegie tells us that it’s URI that is impacted, not UofL. We were merely repeating what Adam Walser reported in his story. But we wanted to get this corrected.

After re-watching his attorney’s comments about being one of the most well-regarded people in his field, we can’t help but shake our head. The past week has certainly made that statement seem less than solid. We actually feel sympathy for Felner’s attorney at this point.

There’s a bunch more.

Just watch the video after the jump…

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Guess Who is Back… Dun Dun Dun…

Guess who says he’s going to be writing about Kentucky politics again from Montana? Yup. Mark Nickolas.

And he says he’s got some full-time writer who is really plugged into Kentucky politics who will also be writing. But he won’t be revealing who it is until Monday.

Is it too little too late for Nickolas? And who would align with him after such a controversial departure from Kentucky who is actually in-the-know?

Tuesday. Candidates Gone Wild Dept of Crazy.

OMG. You’ve gotta watch this. Jefferson County judicial candidate (District Judge) Katie King went crazy on her ex-boyfriend and he called 911. OMG. You’ve gotta watch this story. OMG OMG OMG. I LIVE FOR THIS STUFF! FRANCENE! You’ve gotta talk about this! It’s so amazing! OMG! Hands down, this is the best story to hit the teevee in weeks. [WATCH IT!]

Don McNay was named treasurer of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Hooray Don! Also, if you win a bazillion dollars, Don is the guy to talk to. Everyone congratulate him! [Don McNay]

Now the Democrats are all up on three-wheel electric cars. We’re a little confused, really, since it was Republicans who were all up on them first. What’s going on, here, kids? Is this bipartisanship? [PolWatchers]

Jim Bunning and Robert Byrd– the two oldest dudes on earth or whatever– are going to fight each other like that dancing woman on Steel Magnolias. Two pigs fighting under a blanket. You know how it is. [C-J]

Speaking of old people. Mitch McConnell wants all medicare-aged old people to die of the starvation, the poverty and the sickness of whatever. He just wants them to die and will vote against them no matter what. [The Hill]

Monday Afternoon Update Dept & Such

Aww, Mitch is on the Facebook and Joe hearts him. Lookit.

The KDP’s Jeremy Horton is afraid of Joe and some Shark Lady has the Fayette Co Democratic Party Chair believing he’s not a Democrat. Fancy.

Bruce Lunsford walked the parade route in Murray while Mitch McConnell rode around in a car. Even fancier. Lookit the video.

The Associated Press hearts John McCain and wants to strangle John Kerry really hard. A lot.

Remember when Ernie Fletcher tried to reign in state vehicle use and abuse? Remember when his crew directed cabinet secretaries and others to turn in their vehicles? No? FLASHBACK to 2005.

Even the foreigners are all up on McConnell’s comments about dead hatemonger Jesse Helms. For reals.

Georgetown Supernanny Dad Commits Suicide

James Scott Terrill, the Georgetown man who appeared on the ABC program Supernanny, allegedly committed suicide on July 4. Terrill was a struggling single father who appeared on the January 23 episode of the program.

From the Georgetown News-Graphic:

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at Georgetown Cemetery with Pastor Dwayne Russell officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be his brothers. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 8, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Safe Harbor Baptist Fellowship, Building Fund, 131 N. Broadway St. Georgetown, KY 40324.

This may seem inconsequential to some, but it’s a serious subject. If you or someone you know is suicidal, help is within reach. Please call 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK. Or CLICK HERE to find a local number.

State Vehicle Abuse – Same Jeep, New Week

Last week we discussed the potential abuse of a Jeep Patriot owned by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We thought it’d be prudent to check in on the Jeep to see if any changes have been made re: the vehicle’s take-home status.

At 10:30 A.M. this morning, the same Jeep was parked in the state employee’s driveway. It’s what gives state government and state employees bad names. In this case it seems like somebody would at least try to, you know, seem like no one is wasting state dollars.

See for yourself: