September 23, 2011 - 7:00am
A summary of local news for September 23, 2011
• Yum! Brands unloads Long John Silver’s, A&W chains. [Business First] • Rand Paul rides Air Force One, thinks big. [WLKY]
September 22, 2011 - 7:30pm
"Here's what he said two years ago this week at a stop in Warren, Ohio: 'All across Ohio and all across the country, rebuilding our roads and our bridges ... that's what the Recovery Act has been all about.' Yet two and a half years later, what do we have to show for it: politically-connected companies like Solyndra ended up with hundreds of millions in taxpayer-backed money, and bridges like the one the President's at today still need to be fixed."
Soap opera lovers will remember the opening credits of The Edge of Night, which featured a view of downtown Cincinnati’s skyline, and the approach from the Brent Spence Bridge, which carries Interstate 71 and 75 between the Queen City and northern Kentucky. Built in 1962—and named...
September 21, 2011 - 11:15pm
A summary of local news for September 22, 2011
• More cracks. Few surprises. [Courier-Journal] • UofL sees the need to teach students basic life skills. [WLKY]
September 14, 2011 - 6:00am
Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul have been eerily silent on the Sherman Minton bridge problem. John Yarmuth, on the other hand, is doing the work of government like only a person who believes in government can.
Of Louisville's three elected representatives in Washington, only John Yarmuth seems to be on top of the Sherman Minton Bridge problem. So much so that if it re-opens, I suggest that we give credit where credit is due and rename it the Yarmuth-Minton Bridge.
September 12, 2011 - 2:41pm
Rand Paul's bait right now is a "penny plan" that would cut government spending by 1% each year for six years. His switch is the 25% mauling of government he doesn't want his supporters thinking about.
Rand Paul has been promoting the tea party's "penny plan" to reduce government spending, but he hasn't been talking much about what implementing that plan would look like. His supporters should ask themselves why.The penny plan calls for