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Tina Ward-Pugh To Show How to Stay Warm and Keep $

Councilwoman Ward-Pugh and Project Warm host Energy Management Workshop

Event on February 8th to help save money on energy bills

 

Louisville – January has already given Metro Louisville some of its coldest days of the year. Many homeowners may also be realizing just how drafty their home is when it comes to staying warm. What they may not realize is how much money they are losing as a result. 

            “This is an area where Project Warm will be able to help them out,” says Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9). “If they can spare about two hours, we might be able to show them how to save some money.”

            Ward-Pugh is hosting an Energy Management Workshop on Monday, February 8th at the United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 South State Street. The event gets underway at 5:30pm with a Meet and Greet with refreshments provided by Ward-Pugh. Then the workshop runs from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

            “Project Warm does a wonderful job of teaching folks how they can save money and energy by installing plastic over their drafty windows,” says Ward-Pugh. “They will also hand out free supplies to the job.”

            While the program is FREE, registration is required. If you would like to register for the Energy Management Workshop, call Councilwoman Ward-Pugh’s office at 574-1109.

January 27, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Blackwell’s Coffee…

Yesterday Welch was announced to begin following in the shoes of Rick Blackwell, (Democrat-12th District). Now, Blackwell is back announcing his coffee with the councilman:

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Metro Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12) will kick off another year of “Coffee with your Councilman” on Saturday, February 6th beginning at 10:00am.

            “Last year, we had very good response with our Saturday morning conversations,” says Blackwell. “I want to invite anyone who may not have the time during the week to come and  talk about issues or your concerns over a cup of coffee.”

            The February “Coffee with your Councilman” will once again this year be held at Sister Beans, 4956 Manslick Road.

            “If you just want to come out and say hi, that is okay as well,” says Blackwell. “I just want to make sure that I and my office are available to the people of District 12.”

            For more information about the District 12 “Coffee with your Councilman”, contact Councilman Blackwell’s Office at 574-1112.”

January 27, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Stumbo to Support David Yates?

In a brief media advisory, David Yates provides the assumption that Greg Stumbo, (current Kentucky House Speaker), will be supporting Mr. Yates at a fundraiser.

  The advisory states that the information is attached in a link, yet the link was to his website, which gave no updates. Further, when attempted to email via his own website, the site stated that the page could not be found.

  If we obtain more information, but at this time, Yates has been AWOL in regards to requests and current information…

January 27, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Welch Taking Page Out Of Blackwell’s Book…

  It seems as if Vicki Aubrey Welch is attempting to take a page out of Rick Blackwell’s (Dem- 12th Dist) book. Blackwell has hosted ane event almost monthly known as Coffee With Your Councilman. According to the following press release, Vicki Welch has attempted to take that on and apply it in her own district as well.

Metro Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch is extending an invitation to residents of District 13 to come out and have some “Coffee with your Councilwoman” as part of her continued effort to bring Metro Government to the people.

            “This is a chance, in an informal setting, to come out and learn about key issues facing our District,” says Welch. “Once a month, we plan to have a local government leader or official be available to talk about what is important to you.”

            Metro Council President Tom Owen (D-8) will help Welch kick off the first event on Saturday, February 6th at the First String Family Sports Grill and Pub, 5921 New Cut Road just off from the Outer Loop. It runs from 9:00am to 11:00am.

            “There are many times during a busy week that people just do not have the time to come downtown to Metro Hall to voice a concern or ask a question,” says Welch. “I hope this will be an easier and more relaxed way for someone to come and meet with us.”

            Welch plans to hold “Coffee with your Councilwoman,” on the first Saturday of every month and will invite department heads from MSD, LMPD and others to talk about issues.

            For more information about District 13’s “Coffee with your Councilwoman,” contact Councilwoman Welch’s office at 574-1113. “

January 26, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Swine Flu Fooey?

This article came through email from Natural News:

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(NaturalNews) The great swine flu hoax of 2009 is now falling apart at the seams as one country after another unloads hundreds of millions of doses of unused swine flu vaccines. No informed person wants the injection anymore, and the entire fear-based campaign to promote the vaccines has now been exposed as outright quackery and propaganda.

Even doctors are now calling the pandemic a complete hoax. As reported on FoxNews, Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, a leading health authority in Europe, says that drug companies “organized a ‘campaign of panic’ to put pressure on the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a pandemic. He believes it is ‘one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century,’ and he has called for an inquiry.” (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933…)

H1N1 swine flu was never dangerous, and it never should have been escalated to a level-six pandemic in the first place. It was all a big marketing scam whose purpose was to simply sell vaccines. (And the CDC and WHO were in on it…)

And it worked! Big Pharma made out with billions of dollars in profits for a useless vaccine that’s now being dumped by the truck load. These vaccines were, of course, paid for with taxpayer dollars, making the Great Swine Flu Hoax of 2009 nothing more than an elaborate financial scam whose goal was to transfer wealth from the People to the shareholders of Big Pharma.

In just the fourth quarter of 2009, GlaxoSmithKline shipped $1.4 billion worth of vaccines. (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS…)

That’s $1.4 billion worth of taxpayer dollars, by the way. Dollars that could have been spent on nutrition or real health education. $1.4 billion worth of free vitamin D supplements would have done far more to protect public health than vaccines could ever hope to accomplish.

A bailout for Big Pharma

Wall Street hucksters have nothing on Big Pharma, the CDC and the WHO, all of which conspired to mislead the public and generate irrational fear in order to make money selling people vaccine shots they never needed in the first place.

The drug companies raked in billions of dollars in revenues while providing a product that offered absolutely no net reduction in mortality. In fact, as the long-term side effects of the vaccines remain unknown, it could turn out that the vaccines actually result in a net increase in mortality.

Meanwhile, countless people were harmed by the swine flu vaccine frenzy (it’s “countless” because nobody’s counting). In addition to those who were nearly paralyzed after receiving the vaccine shots, grade school staffers in Massachusetts who lined up to receive swine flu vaccine shots were instead injected with insulin. (Insulin injections can put you into a coma.) (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy…)

The school sent a letter home to staffers and parents blaming the mishap on the school nurse. But if they weren’t injecting people with a useless vaccine for a non-pandemic, none of this would have happened in the first place. (Editor’s note: The press originally reported this story as “children” being injected with insulin, but they later changed their report to “staffers.” This paragraph has been updated to reflect that change.)

Total swine flu deaths for 2009 were far lower than the number of deaths from regular seasonal flu. And yet it turns out that thousands of Americans who died from the swine flu had been previously injected with the vaccines (http://www.naturalnews.com/027956_H…). In fact, according to calculations derived from official CDC estimates, thousands of vaccinated Americans died from swine flu anyway. The vaccines, it seems, don’t really work after all. You’re just as safe doing nothing. (NaturalNews) The great swine flu hoax of 2009 is now falling apart at the seams as one country after another unloads hundreds of millions of doses of unused swine flu vaccines. No informed person wants the injection anymore, and the entire fear-based campaign to promote the vaccines has now been exposed as outright quackery and propaganda.

Even doctors are now calling the pandemic a complete hoax. As reported on FoxNews, Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, a leading health authority in Europe, says that drug companies “organized a ‘campaign of panic’ to put pressure on the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a pandemic. He believes it is ‘one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century,’ and he has called for an inquiry.” (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933…)

H1N1 swine flu was never dangerous, and it never should have been escalated to a level-six pandemic in the first place. It was all a big marketing scam whose purpose was to simply sell vaccines. (And the CDC and WHO were in on it…)

And it worked! Big Pharma made out with billions of dollars in profits for a useless vaccine that’s now being dumped by the truck load. These vaccines were, of course, paid for with taxpayer dollars, making the Great Swine Flu Hoax of 2009 nothing more than an elaborate financial scam whose goal was to transfer wealth from the People to the shareholders of Big Pharma.

In just the fourth quarter of 2009, GlaxoSmithKline shipped $1.4 billion worth of vaccines. (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS…)

That’s $1.4 billion worth of taxpayer dollars, by the way. Dollars that could have been spent on nutrition or real health education. $1.4 billion worth of free vitamin D supplements would have done far more to protect public health than vaccines could ever hope to accomplish.

A bailout for Big Pharma

Wall Street hucksters have nothing on Big Pharma, the CDC and the WHO, all of which conspired to mislead the public and generate irrational fear in order to make money selling people vaccine shots they never needed in the first place.

The drug companies raked in billions of dollars in revenues while providing a product that offered absolutely no net reduction in mortality. In fact, as the long-term side effects of the vaccines remain unknown, it could turn out that the vaccines actually result in a net increase in mortality.

Meanwhile, countless people were harmed by the swine flu vaccine frenzy (it’s “countless” because nobody’s counting). In addition to those who were nearly paralyzed after receiving the vaccine shots, grade school staffers in Massachusetts who lined up to receive swine flu vaccine shots were instead injected with insulin. (Insulin injections can put you into a coma.) (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy…)

The school sent a letter home to staffers and parents blaming the mishap on the school nurse. But if they weren’t injecting people with a useless vaccine for a non-pandemic, none of this would have happened in the first place. (Editor’s note: The press originally reported this story as “children” being injected with insulin, but they later changed their report to “staffers.” This paragraph has been updated to reflect that change.)

Total swine flu deaths for 2009 were far lower than the number of deaths from regular seasonal flu. And yet it turns out that thousands of Americans who died from the swine flu had been previously injected with the vaccines (http://www.naturalnews.com/027956_H…). In fact, according to calculations derived from official CDC estimates, thousands of vaccinated Americans died from swine flu anyway. The vaccines, it seems, don’t really work after all. You’re just as safe doing nothing. ”

  You can read the entire post at http://www.naturalnews.com/027984_swine_flu_vaccines.html

January 26, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Doug Hawkins Ready To Run Again…

  After asking for a brief reply regarding the announcement of an opponent in the race for Council, Doug Hawkins released the following statement:

  “I will be submitting my filing papers by the beginning of the week and look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve this council district.  It is a great privilege and honor to be elected to serve this community. and it is a responsibility that I have not taken lightly.  I am the only council person with a 100% attendance record at all council meetings since the inception of the metro government in 2002/03.  What this means is that all the residents of district 25 have been represented on every vote at every meeting since this government was formed.  If I can be of service to anyone in district 25, please feel free to call me at (502) 574-1125”

  We have asked David Yates to state what issues are of interest to him and what was teh deciding factor in his decision, as well as the theme of his campaign. He has yet to respond.

January 22, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Yates to file for District 25 Seat

  Doug Hawkins’ has a new individual to compete with in order to keep his seat in the next election. Earlier today, therealville received the following announcement via email from David Yates:

Yates to file on Thursday, January 21st

Louisville – David Yates will officially file as a Democratic Candidate for the Metro Council’s District 25 seat on Thursday, January 21st at 2:30pm.      

Joining him in filing will be a familiar face to Jefferson County voters. His grandfather Jim Yates served 22 years as State Representative for the 44th District until retiring in 1995. He and his grandson, David are no stranger to serving in public office.

            “I often accompanied him to Frankfort and throughout our community.  At an early age I witnessed the positive impact a dedicated public servant can have.” says David Yates, “I am happy to have him with me on Thursday as we get ready for another Yates to serve the citizens of Louisville.”

            David Yates will file his papers with the Jefferson County Board of Elections at 2:30pm. 

            David Yates,  born and raised in the South end of Louisville, is a graduate of Holy Cross High School, earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Louisville and the degree of  Juris Doctor from Northern Kentucky, Chase College of Law.   David has worked for the Legislative Research Commission and clerked with the United States District Court before working with the Commonwealths Attorney’s Office.  David served as a Kentucky Assistant Attorney General where he represented the Commonwealth before the Kentucky Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.  David was later retained by the UAW Legal Plan where he practiced primarily in consumer protection litigation.  He is now the sole owner of a general practice law firm, teaches part-time at JCC Southwest Campus, and supports, volunteers, and participates in numerous events throughout the community.

“It would be an honor to serve the people of District 25”

Paid for by David Yates for Council, Jill Yates Treasurer

January 21, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Hausman to Run for House

  According to a press release filed earlier this morning, local businessman Larry Hausman will be filing to run for the 3rd District House seat currently held by Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth. Below is the text to the press release:

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LOUISVILLE BUSINESSMAN LARRY HAUSMAN TO FILE FOR CONGRESS

MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact –Brad Cummings, Campaign Manager (502) 644-1454 info@hausman2010.com
January 18, 2009

Louisville, KY – Local businessman Larry Hausman will file to run for office on Monday, January 25th, 11:00 a.m. in the Bowman Field Airport Terminal located at 2815 Taylorsville Road. He will enter the primary race to become the Republican nominee for the 3rd Congressional District and earn the opportunity to run against Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth.

“Over the past few months I have spoken with many Louisville citizens concerned about the direction of our country,” said Larry Hausman. “They are looking for a change. They’ve had enough of John Yarmuth’s extreme left policies and DC’s current love affair with out of control spending. My candidacy will give the people of Louisville the opportunity to vote for a strong conservative and independent thinker who will make fiscal responsibility priority number one.”

Larry Hausman is currently a commercial real estate broker with Marcus Millichap and a Financial Consultant with Altrius Wealth Management. For further details, visit www.hausman2010.com.”

  Hausman has already presented a page of facebook and has aready been featured in various blogsites at this time.

  According to information gained online, Hausman is a real estate broker and a graduate of Loyola University, located in Louisiana.

January 18, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

FORMER JEFFERSON COUNTY GOP CHAIRMAN JERRY T. MILLER

Having fulfilled his four-month commitment as Jefferson County Republican Party Chairman, Jerry T. Miller has relinquished that post and filed to run for the 19th District Metro Council seat held by Hal Heiner.
 
Last September, Miller was asked by the Executive Committee of the Jefferson County Republican Party to become its Chairman following the unexpected resignation of Brad Cummings.  “When I learned last September that my Councilman, Hal Heiner, would be running for Mayor, it was my intention to immediately announce my candidacy for his 19th District Metro Council seat,”, Miller said.  “When asked to defer my personal plans until January, I was glad to do so, as it was clear that it was most important to get the Jefferson County Republican Party better positioned to win elections in 2010.”
  
During his tenure, Miller appointed a search committee chaired by Metro Councilman Ken Fleming to identify the best person to fill the remainder of the four-year term of JCRP Executive Committee Chair.  Following their recommendation, Shellie May was elected the new JCRP Chairman at Tuesday night’s meeting, the first woman to hold that post in 28 years. Miller focused on building party unity during his term and initiated a search for a new headquarters location for the JCRP. Under his leadership, JCRP held voter registration drives at area high schools and made 2,000 calls last December on behalf of Jimmy Higdon’s successful bid for State Senate.  

Miller worked in the private sector for 31 years as a CPA and health care executive.  He was appointed Commissioner of Kentucky’s Department of Parks in spring of 2006 following two years as Executive Director of Finance and Administration for the Commerce Cabinet where he worked for Secretary Jim Host.  He worked closely with Host on the Louisville Arena Task Force from its inception until the enabling legislation was passed by the 2006 General Assembly. While Parks’ Commissioner, he founded the Kentucky State Parks Foundation, which has already made two grants to Louisville’s E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park. He served on the Foundation board of directors until August 2009.

Miller stated, “I feel called to devote the rest of my working life to public service.  Serving as Councilman will allow me to apply my 35 years in business to benefit the people of District 19, who have nurtured me and my family.  It is that experience that allows me to offer proven, effective servant-leadership.”

Miller, an avid bicyclist, lives in Eastwood with Laura, his wife of 37 years.  They have a daughter, son-in-law and a one year old grand child.

January 15, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Getn on Getn On

Well, (yawn), it is time to get that new year in politics started right, with unfinished business.

  Ethics Ordinance, still no pass, and still looks like it may not go, (though individuals are stating that it is).

  Tom Owens is the new Council president. This is much better than Butler, but Democrats have still shown that they choose to buck the old partnership that they had in regards with the position.

  Let’s see, oh yeah, looks like Hal Heiner has the top spot right now in some circles as the front runner for the mayor’s position.

  Courier-Journal’s Joseph Gerth, still wants to go after Jim King.

  Speaking of King, he may just be getting some more looks, and we are not talking about from voters either.

  Bob Henderson, Rick Blackwell, and most of the Democrats in council chose to vote politics instead of principle and install a former legislative aid with absolutely no experience with the fire department, onto the PRP board. (No, we are not kidding).

  Yep, it looks like we are getn on getn on here in Louisville.

  Perhaps, we should get back in the saddle again…

January 15, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment