We were not with her, really | Thorn
In Kentucky, Hillary Clinton won just 32.7 percent of the vote, the second-lowest level of support for a Democratic presidential nominee in the state since 1828! That, says the University of Minnesotas Center for the Study of Politics and Governance. Donald Trump got a whopping 62.5 percent, behind only to Richard Nixon, who won 63.4 percent in 1972.
Taking our lumps (of coal) | Thorn
U.S. Sen. Mitch Rhymes with Mitch McConnell said he is unsure whether even a Trumpenstein presidency can bring back coal jobs by ending the alleged war on coal. Whether that immediately brings business back thats hard to tell, because this is a private-sector activity, he said.
Trumping the truth | Thorn
The Don tweeted that he kept Louisvilles Lincoln plant in Kentucky. Turns out only production of a Lincoln model might have been leaving, not the entire plant. And now even that is not happening.
Make a day of it: Ark Park, then racist statue | Thorn
The Confederate monument finally is being moved: some 45 miles from Third Street to Brandenburg, Kentucky, which wants it for Civil War re-enactments. This new location provides an opportunity to remember and respect our history in a more proper context, Mayor Greg Fischer said. And its close enough that Louisvillians can visit. Be right over...
Too many trees anyway | Rose
The city will have an artificial holiday... er, Christmas tree this year. It seems that the construction clogging downtown also makes it impossible to crane into place a four-story real tree, saving one from being cut down while minding its own business. Too bad, because we need to cut down more trees.
Zany, not Zen | Rose
Before announcing that the Dalai Lama is attending the 2017 Festival of Faiths here, Mayor Fischer tweeted a video of himself playing table tennis with a Tibetan monk, because: Sometimes friendly competition clears the mind. The best part is when he smashes a shot past the monk, slams down his paddle in victory and walks away.