This week in Louisville area news and politics
First, due to some family issues that needed to be taken care of, and a mountain of research to get through posting has been light as you know. The upside? The much needed research has given me enough to write about for a long time so stay tuned.
In the meantime Katie King gets nailed by media again here:http://www.wdrb.com/story/15116573/judge-katie-king-has-confrontation-in-courtroom?hpt=ju_bn4.
So here is the question as I honestly am torn on this. Did Katie do anything wrong here? I know, big surprise me looking at it from that angle, but the woman was unruly in her courtroom and did not follow the rules nor do as she was instructed. So who in the Hall of Justice has it out for Katie to bring this issue to light for the media? In all honesty, if it was any other Judge would we even care?
Gatewood files papers to run for Kentucky Governor: http://www.whas11.com/home/Candidate-says-hes-more-than-just-a-spoiler-in-Ky-governors-race-125975928.html
While Gatewood made his candidacy legitimate, finally, I have one question here.
Was it really necessary for WHAS11's Joe Arnold to turn this into the same old 30 year old debate on Gatewood's stance on marijuana? Even including old footage of Gatewood with a bag of weed? Whether you choose Gatewood or not, why in the world was this relevant to his campaign for Governor now. Gatewood has been an open book on his stances on everything from education to tax reform yet the mainstream continually tries to discount him because of a singular issue like medical marijuana.
HINT. If you guys want to continue down that road then perhaps we should have mandatory drug testing for all candidates for political office. Include the Judges races as well. Private employers require it for a potential hire and we the people are hiring these candidates to represent us. Level the playing field a bit and stick with ALL the issues fairly across the board.
We deserve it. These cheap shots are the biggest reason some mainstream news folks are now unemployed or on their way to be.
Judy Green finally has a hearing date before the Council Court. Why the Court decided to postpone it until September 12 is beyond me. This case can and should be tried tomorrow. Get it over with. At least they finally are moving forward though and for that we should be grateful.
The interesting part is the witness list presented by the prosecution attorney Greg Hovious: http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110721/NEWS01/307210029/Prosecuting-attorney-wants-14-witnesses-subpoenaed-Councilwoman-Judy-Green-s-removal-hearing?odyssey=tabtopnewstextHome
Looks pretty complete to me and should keep Green's attorney's on their toes.
By the way mainstream you are welcome. I am tired of giving you guys all this great stuff to cover without credit. No biggie enjoy your unemployment checks. ;-)
Final thought for now. Valley Station is getting a great new store at the old Kroger on Dixie Hwy. Yeah right.
Just ask them what they think of their new flea market in a prominent location like that. Two Valley Station guys who run their corporation out of a trailer (no joke) have decided this is what we need on Dixie. Another flea market. Is it no wonder people don't take the residents out here seriously?
It is yet another pathetic display by leaders in our community like Democrats Bob Henderson, and his cronies Blackwell, and Vicki Welch. Oh yeah don't forget the newest member of the substandard club Democrat David Yates who took over Hawkin's seat.
I do wonder though. After getting over inflated media mega attention for a banner flying on the side of a building on Dixie, is this the type of business the Southwest Dream team is focused on? Have they done anything noteworthy at all?
Henderson, Blackwell, and Welch took a lot of credit for "working" with the Southwest Dream Team in attracting new business for this area but we have to be honest here.
The Southwest Dream Team and aforementioned Democratic Council members have proven to be a big fail at this point.
Surely we can do better.
See you next time folks.....