Thorns & Roses: The Worst & Best (6/29)

Jun 29, 2016 at 11:23 am
Thorns & Roses: The Worst & Best (6/29)

Lexit? (Rose)

Now that Britain has made the Trumpian move of voting to leave the European Union, who will secede next? An argument could be made for Louisville to exit Kentucky, as we are nothing like the bulk of the state. We could take Lexington and Bowling Green with us.

Traffic-magedon Part One (Thorn)

By next summer, 1,200 Humana employees will relocate downtown. Good thing finding parking downtown is easy and cheap.

Traffic-magedon Part Ew! (Thorn)

Kevin Cogan, the zoning-deaf developer who proposed a gigantic condo tower in the Cherokee Triangle, now proposes a 35- to 40-story tower-hotel on just 3.3 acres at the uber-congested intersection of Lexington Road and Grinstead Drive. The yuge idea is to create “something spectacular,” the project attorney said, according to The Courier-Journal. Like a spectacular cluster-fuck of congestion.

Muhammad Ali Airport (Rose)

Has a nice ring to it! Mayor Greg Fischer has assembled an advisory group to help keep Muhammad Ali exuberance alive. So far we have heard proposals to rename the Big Four Bridge, or the airport, after him. Interestingly, just decades ago, aldermen barely voted for a Muhammad Ali Boulevard. So what are your ideas?

Schoolyard bully-pulpit politics (Thorn)

Gov. Matt “Chief Petty Officer” Bevin has asked a panel of 23 people to study the criminal justice system. Who is not invited? The top law enforcement office in the state: Attorney General Andy Beshear, who is son of Bevin arch-enemy, Steve Beshear. How petty can Bevin get? We shall see.

Shot in the dark (Thorn)

The city may install Shotspotter in neighborhoods, technology that pinpoints gunfire. The Center for Investigative Reporting says in a story about the device in other cities: “Unfortunately, in practice, police often come up empty-handed because people rarely stick around after firing a gun.”

Spike, the tortoise (Rose)

Spike, the tortoise mascot at the Wayside Christian Mission and a familiar sight plodding along downtown sidewalks, was hit by a car in the Mission’s parking lot. At last check, he was recovering after surgery. Get well soon, Spike!