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Glen Stuckel Appointed to VIPS Board of Directors

This came in today from the minority caucus of the Louisville Metro Council:

Councilman Glen Stuckel (District 17) was recently appointed to serve on the board of directors for Visually Impaired Pre-School Services (VIPS) for a term of four years. VIPS is celebrating its 25th anniversary of providing early education and intervention services to thousands of blind and visually impaired children throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Glen Stuckel- “I am honored to serve on the board of such a wonderful organization which has helped make an

impact in the lives of so many local children and their families. I look forward to being an outspoken advocate for VIPS

and working to ensure that these children are provided with every tool necessary for success.”

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

Median Work Shut Down Snyder Lane

Doug Hawkins has released information stating that there will be some work to repair the various posts in the median that have been knocked down. These posts were put up approximately one year ago, and now many of them have been knocked down.

  The release reads as follows:

The Department of Highways District 5 Office announces the temporary closure of the left lane on westbound KY 841 (Gene Snyder Freeway) in Jefferson County between mile points 0 and 3.  The lane closure is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23rd from 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. and will allow for median cable barrier repairs.

The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.  Dial 511 or log on to for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

February 23, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

2010 Local Black History Nominees Announced

Tony Hyatt, Communications Director for the Majority Caucus of the Louisville Metro Council has sent out the list for the Local Black History Nominees for this year. They are as follows:

Special Honorees


Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky          Tyandriau Irving

African Americans in the Media

 (With emphasis on anchors & reporters)


Renee Murphy, Adrianna Hopkins, Sherlene Shanklin


Dawne Gee & Shayla Reaves


Carissa Lawson, Ann Bowdan, Natasha Collins, Monica Hardin & Eric King


Stephan Johnson & Bill Alexander

District 1 – Norman Martin


District 2 – Earscine Mayberry

District 3 – Eula Frazier

District 4 – Dr. Daniel Withers


District 5 – Rudolph “Rudy” Davidson


District 6 – Walter Hutchins


District 7 – Erwin Roberts


District 8 – Dwayne Adams

District 9 – Gabriel Fritz


District 10 –Mattie Jones


District 12 – Dawne Gee


District 13 – Thornton Family


District 14 – Renee Loveless


District 15 – Tiffany N. Tatum


District 17 – Thomas Cork Sr.


District 18 – Beverly Truitt


District 19 – Dr. T. Vaughn Walker


District 20 – Jennifer Colley

District 21 – Sgt. Robert Brown


District 22 – Thomas Overall


District 24 – Ronnie R. Bowman


District 25 – William “Bill” Wilson


District 26 — Chuck Martin

February 23, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Ethics Bill- maybe this week?

According to an update on the 10th, we may finally be seeing an ethics bill pass through the council this week.  (Don’t hold your breath, it has been WELL over a year and Democrats have fought the strength of the last bill tooth and nail)…

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

Should Pitino be packing?

  That seems to be the question on a growing number of Cardinal fans as many wrestle with what is arguably one of the most dissappointing schedules in recent history for the men’s basketball team. Fans that are faithful to Rick Pitino cite his incredible record at the University of Kentucky; yet others are not as easily convinced.

  Earlier this year Tom Jurich sent Steve Kragthorpe back to Oklahoma  after dismal records at the University of Louisville, but some fans are stating that Pitino’s record is not as impressive as they would like. Many individuals see his recent issues with Karen Sypher affecting the team and discipline, and some are tired of not being able to get into the final game. Further frustrating fans at this point is the fact that Louisville may not make it into the tournament at all this year.

  Accusations of Pitino’s inability to coach and his statements of integrity and lifestyle getting in the way of reality are beginning to emerge from segments of  the population that once supported him continually. With the rise in rage against Pitino emerging, as well as the history of how Tom Jurich has supported his friends, as well as the inability for the Louisville Cardinals to be a consistent team, one has to question: Should Pitino be packing?

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