Politics in Louisville, KY.

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How Trump’s election has thrown the tax credit capital market for a loop

May 25, 2017 superuser 0

On Election Day 2016, Todd Crow, an executive vice president with PNC Bank, was flying from Atlanta to Las Vegas. When he boarded the plane, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was the presumptive winner. After he deplaned, “it felt like the entire world had changed,” Crow told members of the Kentucky chapter of the Urban Land Institute […]

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In Other News… Derby 143, McConnell on FBI firing, KFC romance novella, Lawrence’s ‘Red Sparrow’ will carry ‘R’ rating

May 11, 2017 superuser 0

Always Dreaming: Your 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby was on Saturday. Your winner: co-favorite Always Dreaming, says The Washington Post, ESPN, Fox Sports, USA Today, Forbes, Sports Illustrated and every other media source with an internet connection. Jockey John Velazquez rode Always Dreaming for trainer Todd Pletcher, winning in 2:03 by 2 ¾ lengths […]

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Kentucky congressman says ‘Hell No’ to Obamacare replacement bill

March 23, 2017 superuser 0

By Fernando Alfonso III | Lexington Herald Leader A tweet from a Northern Kentucky congressman went viral Wednesday afternoon after he used his voting card to double down on his disdain for the American Health Care Act, the Republicans’ attempt to replace Obamacare. Rep. Thomas Massie’s tweet features a photo of his “new” voting card […]

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A conversation with Mayor Fischer about compassion

November 27, 2016 superuser 0

Mayor and monk playing Ping-Pong. | Photo by Melissa Chipman

In his inaugural address in 2011, Mayor Greg Fischer laid out the three tent posts of his governance: commitments to lifelong learning, health and compassion. But why compassion? In the address, he said: “Compassion means everyone, everyone, has a chance to succeed, to realize their potential. No matter their background, their color, their orientation, or […]

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Historian and outgoing Councilman Tom Owen to give Fenwick Lecture at The Speed

November 27, 2016 superuser 0

In addition to council member and historian, Tom Owen also is a bike advocate. | Courtesy of LouisvilleKY.com

Though Tom Owen soon will retire from his seat on Louisville Metro Council, the longtime legislator will continue to be a voice for the community’s preservationist movement. Owen is a populist, a storyteller, a streetcorner evangelist. For Louisville, those streetcorners are the streets and alleyways of Old Louisville, Butchertown, Germantown, Portland, Cherokee Gardens, Hikes Point – wherever there’s […]

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Trump takes credit for saving Kentucky jobs at nonexistent Ford plant

November 20, 2016 superuser 0

A 2017 Ford Escape with a  2-liter EcoBoost engine rests on a lookout on Kanan Dume Road near Malibu, Calif. Media including Car & Driver and Kelley Blue Book got a first look at the new Louisville-built Escapes this week. | Photo by Boris Ladwig.

President-elect Donald J. Trump last night on Twitter appeared to take credit for saving jobs that were not in jeopardy at a Kentucky plant that does not exist. Trump tweeted late Thursday that he “worked hard with Bill Ford to keep the Lincoln plant in Kentucky.” “We don’t have a Lincoln plant,” Todd Dunn, president […]

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Mayor Greg Fischer announces anonymous $1 million contribution to plant more trees

November 20, 2016 superuser 0

Mayor Fischer at the announcement | Still from Periscope

At a press conference at Gilmore Lane Elementary Monday morning, Mayor Greg Fischer, the Community Foundation of Louisville and TreesLouisville announced an anonymous $1 million donation for planting trees around Louisville to enhance the tree canopy. The CFL’s CEO Susan Barry announced that the TreesLouisville Fund will be trying to raise an additional $1 million […]

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