It’s time to Step It Up, LouisvilleIt may surprise you to learn that here in Kentucky we get 95 percent of our electricity from coal-fired power plants. The state ranks third in the nation in coal production, accounting for roughly one-tenth of the output of the entire United States and a quarter of what’s mined east of the Mississippi River. Almost one-third of the coalmines in America can be found in the Bluegrass State.
Billy Clyde trumps Billy the Kid. I pray that Big Blue faithful are breathing easily. And willing to cut Mitch Barnhart some slack. All in all, the Cats landed firmly on their feet. Gillispie, as obsessed as those who have wildcatnation.net as their home page, is truly the guy for the job. Apparently Barnhart had made contact, and knew Gillispie was the bird in hand, while waiting to make the perfunctory offer to the old Billy the Kid. Compare that to the ham-handed job Frank Broyles turned in while trying to replace his hoops coach down in Razorback country, which he finally did this week with John Pelphrey.Sayonara SOY. My former source of the year — he told me Thad Matta to UK was a done deal — was last seen boarding a freighter to Shanghai.Pucks. I know, I know, nobody in this burg — except for a few carpetbaggers from up north — cares a bit about hockey. More’s the pity. Saturday night’s championship match in the Frozen Four was a doozy. Remember, in college, they skate and don’t fight. Michigan State and Boston College were scoreless after one period. BC went up a goal in the second and missed a number of chances for a bigger lead. The Spartans tied it with 10 minutes to play, then scored with :19 on the clock for the win. It was much more scintillating than Florida-Ohio State.It’s only a game. If you didn’t know better and were watching the final day of the Masters on CBS, you’d think Byron Nelson and Bobby Jones made the world safe from communism, cured cancer and are about to end global warming, all while wearing the world’s most hallowed green blazer and eagling all the par 5s at Augusta National. Give us a friggin’ break here. It’s just a golf tournament, for heaven’s sake. Enough with the solemnity and over-the-top reverence.
MSD: still hemorrhaging funds over whistleblower case The Metropolitan Sewer District, which lost a federal whistleblower case in January, had paid $323,712.16 for that and a related legal matter by the end of February, according to documents obtained by LEO recently through an open records request.
Illustration by Brian OrmsColleagues, As you may know, there is inarguable scientific consensus that global warming — also commonly referred to as climate change, probably by the same people who call sex “intercourse” — is a real and actual problem with serious human and environmental consequences.
I want my MetroTV: Council subcommittee report reveals distinct pattern of negligence in Metroâ€™s governance of cable TV
You’d think they would hide it better, but they apparently don’t care enough to make the effort.That’s the basic sentiment conveyed in a report issued quietly last month by a Metro Council subcommittee established to study the city’s cable contracts and the entity (Insight) that controls Louisville telecom under a carefully managed and supported monopoly.
The Dog Diaries: Our canine companions want us to take charge. What we donâ€™t understand may come back to bite us
Sam Malatesta says dogs should be bomb-proof. He believes you can stand in the median of I-71 at morning rush hour, your dog at your side, with neither of you feeling any particular stress.He also knows how far most dog-owners are from such a scenario, which is why he’s dedicated his life to learning about dogs and what makes them tick, and sharing that with others.
Green eggs and art: At Easter time, Jeffrey Scott Holland taps into the hunter-gatherer in all of us
I once drew the short straw and had to “cover” an annual Easter egg hunt. I pointed the camera and … never fired a shot as the thing started and ended. Those kids were fast! I’d pay good money to see some young’uns faces if they stumbled on one of Jeffrey Scott Holland’s eggs. The eccentric Louisville artist is hiding original art inside thousands of plastic eggs nationwide. It’s novel, but par for the course for this artist who can’t help but push the envelope.-Cary Stemle
The Braden Institute has original pressings of many of her writings.Some of the tattered hardback books are stamped “Government’s Exhibit,” tattoos of bold black ink that have turned gray with age. The books loosely adhere to a theme: eastern politics, or that which could be affiliated with communism. In contrast are books labeled “Defendant’s Exhibit” — things like a collection of Plato’s dialogues — meant to infer a broader appreciation of philosophy.
Significant sighting. Seen last Thursday having coffee together at the Frankfort Avenue Heine Brothers: Billy Donovan, The Rick, Cotton Nash and Adolph Rupp. Truth. The barista swears she saw Donovan holding the deed to a Citation Pointe luxury condo.