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  • ABCs of the Religious Right-(liberals like Howard Dean don't know why they keep losing the South)

    04/29/2005 8:59:40 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 267+ views
    The Liberals howled at "Justice Sunday." Way too 'uppity' of Senator Frist to speak about a political issue, a majority rules vote on judges, from a Baptist church in Kentucky and simulcast to over 1,000 other churches — when the church isn't predominately Black! Conservatives condemned Democrat hostility to 'people of faith' and not one of their church leaders was a practicing homosexual. That Religious Right is not supposed to speak out in public. Or serve as judges. Or get elected. Or even vote. But millions did in '04. Liberals hate that and covet the votes. Liberals just don't understand...
  • Boycott Ear X-Tacy

    04/27/2005 6:36:11 AM PDT · by Just Kimberly · 373+ views
    BOYCOTT EAR X-TACY 502-452-1799 Ear X-Tacy Read L-PAC’s email below at the bottom of this message. CALL BETWEEN 2 AND 3 PM ON TUESDAY, APRIL 26TH, 2005 The Louisville Peace Action Committee has purchased an anti-War, anti-American, anti-Military scrolling sign to display biased, un-verified, made up negative facts and numbers about our Military’s honorable War on Terror. Ear X-Tacy is supporting L-PAC, who opposed the military by boycotting the Air Show at Thunder, opposes the military at all of their anti-War rallies, and advocates troop desertion and draft dodging on their website. 502-452-1799 Ear X-Tacy 1534 Bardstown Rd Louisville, KY...
  • Mohler: Judicial filibusters show religious liberty is at stake-(Baptist report;"Justice Sunday")

    04/25/2005 4:30:27 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 517+ views
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Believers must exercise their Christian citizenship beyond the ballot box to halt activist judges and secularist senators who are robbing Americans of their religious liberty, R. Albert Mohler Jr. told a nationwide audience April 24 during “Justice Sunday” at Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky. Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, was one of several speakers at the event, which was designed to mobilize Christians to action against judicial filibusters, which Democrat senators have used to block 10 of President Bush’s appellate court nominees. In most of the cases, senators objected to the nominees' pro-life views. The...
  • OPERATION THUNDER IN THE SKIES: Louisville PW and FReepers take on LPAC...again! (PICS!)

    04/24/2005 10:39:48 AM PDT · by BlueOneGolf · 35 replies · 1,713+ views
    Thunder Over Louisville is the Kentucky Derby Festival's annual kickoff to the two week long celebration leading up to the Kentucky Derby. Each year KDF and it's sponsors-Chase Bank, Caesar's Indiana, Ford and UPS-put on an airshow and the largest fireworks display in the United States, dwarfing even New York's July 4th fireworks show. As part of the airshow, military aircraft from all branches of the Armed Forces demonstrate their capabilities. This year these included the F-16, F-15, F-18 fighters, Blackhawk helicopters, and B-2 and B-52 bombers among others. It's typical of airshows across the nation to include military aircraft...
  • Protest of Thunder Over Louisville (Protesters upset because military planes fly over!)

    04/19/2005 12:32:50 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 30 replies · 1,618+ views
    Anti-war activists are protesting the presence of military aircraft at Saturday's Thunder over Louisville air show. On the Belvedere Monday, about 20 sign-waving activists announced plans for "Silence Over Thunder," what they're billing as a non-political demonstration Saturday afternoon at 4th and Kentucky Streets. Courier-Journal has extended article, but prevents posting.
  • Louisville Metro Police Department Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

    03/23/2005 4:07:32 PM PST · by SLB · 13 replies · 1,378+ views
    L'ville PD Web Page ^ | March 23, 05 | L'ville PD Web Page
    March 23, 2005 –27-year-old Louisville Metro Police Officer Peter Alan Grignon paid the ultimate sacrifice this morning when he lost his life while responding to a call for service in the 2600 block of Accasia. Officer Grignon was investigating a hit and run accident when a suspect shot him twice. Officer Grignon was a graduate of Eastern High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Police Administration from Eastern Kentucky University in May of 2000. His family said, “Peter always wanted to be a police officer. It was his lifelong dream to join the force.” Officer Grignon’s aspirations...
  • Police Officer killed in Louisville Kentucky

    03/23/2005 7:04:12 AM PST · by Just Kimberly · 249+ views
    From WHAS11 News and The Associated Press ^ | march 23/2005 | WHAS 11 reporter/unknown
    Metro police officer killed 10:00 AM EST on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 From WHAS11 News and The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A shooting incident Wednesday left one person dead, and a Metro Louisville police officer died later at University Hospital. A police spokesman said a gunshot wound to the person who was killed was apparently self-inflicted. No other details of the incident were immediately available. The shooting happened about 7 a.m. EST. The Jefferson County coroner’s office confirmed one person was dead. Police blocked interstate ramps and downtown streets in rush-hour traffic to clear a path for the...
  • Downard To Run For Mayor (Louisville, KY)

    03/22/2005 8:43:32 AM PST · by Bluegrass Conservative · 199+ views
    A Louisville newspaper | March 22, 2005 | A Louisville newspaper
    Downard to run for mayor The Courier-Journal Former Metro Council president and Republican caucus chairman Kelly Downard announced today that he will run for mayor of metro Louisville against popular incumbent Jerry Abramson. Downard, 58, who represents District 16 in eastern Jefferson County, held a press conference this morning to officially announce his candidacy. Downard, the president and CEO of Louisville Real Estate Development Co., an affiliate of the Louisville Community Development Bank, said Louisville has fallen behind neighboring cities such as Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Nashville and is in "desperate need of new leadership." "If the head coach had been...
  • Operation Infinite FReep: FReeper/PW counter LPAC on Inauguration Day in Louisville

    01/22/2005 11:33:47 AM PST · by BlueOneGolf · 27 replies · 1,249+ views
    Inauguration Day brought out the Socialists of LPAC (Louisville Peace Action Community) to protest our Commander-and-Chief and the War against Terror. However, as usual, the local chapter of Protest Warrior and FReepers were on hand to liven up their pity party. FReepers in attendance that I know of: BlueOneGolf and SheWolf. The LPAC Lefties planned to march through downtown Louisville at 4PM and rally in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse at 5th and Jefferson at 5PM. Although I was late getting off work I joined up with our group of Protest Warriors in the middle of the march. I...
  • University Safe Zone for everyone but the politically moderate and conservative

    12/09/2004 6:47:45 AM PST · by ProfPhDCPACMA · 4 replies · 581+ views
    The Louisville Cardinal ^ | November 30, 2004 | Ben Foster
    I wrote a column on interesting things happening at the University of Louisville that you might want to read. I do not believe the LGBT Center and Safe Zone are a wise use of taxpayer and student funds. Here is an e-mail exchange I have had with a leader of a Gay/Lesbian/Straight student group on campus. My response includes a cite to an article that you might also find interesting. I sent a copy of my response to high-level administrators at U of L >>> "James Taylor" 11/30/2004 2:01:50 PM >>> Dear Friends, Today an editorial attacked the Safe Zone...
  • Anti-religious hate speech at the University of Louisville

    12/09/2004 6:35:32 AM PST · by ProfPhDCPACMA · 27 replies · 1,110+ views
    The Louisville Patriot ^ | December 2004 | Brian Yates
    I am providing a link to an article about a sociology professor at the University of Louisville who reportedly said shortly after the election that “It was the religious zealots who say they are voting on morals. I think we should all buy AK47’s and shoot them all! That’s what I would suggest, if it were allowed.” I sent the following e-mail to University administrators shortly after the article was published. Dear Administrator: The Louisville Patriot reported that a U of L sociology professor, Dr. John McTighe, stated to his class: “It was the religious zealots who say they are...
  • Nutty Professor at UL Wants to Shoot Christians with AK47 ("Mario" - Guerilla Reporter)

    12/07/2004 9:15:21 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 57 replies · 2,561+ views
    According to Brian Yates of the Louisville Patriot, one of the many marxist professors at the University of Louisville, in Kentucky, is suffering from the newly discovered affliction called "post election selection syndrome". On the Thursday following the presidential election of 2004, he told his class, "It was the religious zealots who say they are voting on morals. I think we should all buy AK47’s and shoot them all! That’s what I would suggest, if it were allowed." He has to go buy a gun? That's a shame. I guess, as long as the coming Revolution waits a few days...
  • OPERATION INFINITE FREEP: FReepers & Protest Warriors in action against Louisville peaceniks.

    11/09/2004 6:23:31 PM PST · by BlueOneGolf · 23 replies · 1,292+ views
    I hooked up with the Louisville Chapter of Protest Warrior for some good post-election FReeping of LPAC's (Louisville Peace Action Committee) Monthly candlelight vigil in the heart of Leftist Louisville, The Highlands. On hand were 8 of us vs. 30-40 of them. I arrived at 5:00PM and set up across from Heine Bros. Coffee where many of the Lefties slink into before their protests. All I had was Old Glory and my trusty "Pacifists Are Freedom's Parasites" sign (which was mentioned in the article!) Help soon arrived from Protest Warrior and we set up under the lone streetlight at the...
  • Former 'Rat Opponent Endorses Rep. Anne Northup For Reelection

    10/15/2004 8:56:45 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 1,308+ views ^ | October 15, 2004 | Associated Press
    Ex-AG Chris Gorman defies party, backs Northup.
  • Survey USA: Northup leads Miller, 54-41 (KY-3)

    10/14/2004 8:42:13 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 18 replies · 806+ views
    Northup (R) 54% Miller (D) 41%
  • Hilarious campaign ad -- must see! (video link)

    09/24/2004 6:35:41 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies · 2,793+ views
    Anne Northup for Congress ^ | Rep. Anne Northup
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  • Louisville Firefighter Overtime pay calculated incorrectly, judge rules

    09/15/2004 12:47:20 PM PDT · by BradJ · 2 replies · 360+ views
    Courier Journal ^ | 9/15/04 | Joseph Gerth
    The Louisville metro government owes millions of dollars in overtime to firefighters after a Jefferson circuit judge ruled that officials for years calculated the pay incorrectly. Jefferson Circuit Judge Lisabeth Hughes Abramson has sided with firefighters who sued the old city of Louisville for failing to calculate their overtime based on their total salaries, rather than their base pay. The exact amount of back pay owed still is being determined. (snip) If the court agrees, Oldfather estimated the metro government would owe $10 million to $35 million to some 700 current and former firefighters. Herb Segal, who represents the Louisville...
  • Louisville Metro Council may discuss forest name change to honor Ronald Reagan

    06/09/2004 11:18:14 AM PDT · by RonPaulLives · 4 replies · 377+ views
    RonPaulLives | 06/09/04 | RonPaulLives
    Louisville Metro Council may discuss forest name change to honor Ronald Reagan We are not allowed to post articles or news pieces from several Gannett publications to Free Republic, including the Louisville Courier Journal, better known to many of you as the Communist Journal. Therefore I will give you my account of what is occuring in an effort to change the name of Jefferson Memorial Forest to honor President Ronald Reagan. The idea came from my good friend (for whom I once ran a campaign) and Louisville Councilman Doug Hawkins, R-25th District. Some Council members are bickering with Hawkins about...
  • Congressman Hostettler detained at Louisville airport with loaded handgun

    04/20/2004 10:54:31 AM PDT · by RonPaulLives · 112 replies · 252+ views
    WTHR ^ | 04/20/04 | WTHR-TV
    Congressman Hostettler detained at airport after handgun found Louisville, Kentucky, April 20 (AP) -- Indiana Congressman John Hostettler was detained briefly at a security checkpoint at Louisville International Airport Tuesday morning after a handgun was found in his briefcase. Hostettler was on his way to Washington, D.C. A spokesman for the southern Indiana Republican says the congressman took a later flight. Spokesman Michael Jahr said Hostettler forgot that he had the handgun in his briefcase. He said Hostettler had a permit for the gun. He had a loaded nine milimeter Glock pistol in his briefcase. Jahr didn't know how long...
  • Mel Gibson Slips Into Town To Visit Local Nuns (Louisville, KY)

    04/02/2004 5:56:22 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 18 replies · 200+ views
    WAVE 3 TV, Louisville, KY ^ | 4/1/2004 | James Zambroski
    Mel Gibson Slips Into Town To Visit Local Nuns By James Zambroski (LOUISVILLE, April 1st, 2004, 11:30 a.m.) -- In a surprise visit, Mel Gibson ate chicken and rice, signed autographs and posed for pictures with residents and staff at the St. Joseph's Home on Poplar Level Road Wednesday. It was all a big surprise for the Little Sisters of the Poor when the Hollywood mogul brought them a private showing of his movie, "The Passion of the Christ." WAVE 3's James Zambroski reports. "And all of a sudden, this gentleman walks in and mother recognized him right away, it...
  • Louisville call center expected to add (1600) jobs

    03/03/2004 12:30:01 PM PST · by comebacknewt · 3 replies · 208+ views
    The Courier-Journal ^ | Wednesday, March 03, 2004 | WAYNE TOMPKINS
    <p>Two days after Citigroup announced that it was expanding its call center in Greensboro, N.C., Gov. Ernie Fletcher and Louisville officials plan an economic development announcement this morning at a Louisville Citigroup facility.</p> <p>The financial services giant is consolidating several call centers throughout the country into a handful of locations. As news of Greensboro's successful bid for a consolidated call center and 1,000 new jobs came late Monday, there was speculation Louisville was about to learn its fate as well.</p>
  • KKK Presence at University of Louisville Prompts Student Demands

    02/19/2004 5:40:01 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 237+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 02-19-03 | Pitsch, Mark
    <p>Responding to a string of racially charged incidents and student demands, University of Louisville officials held an emotional two-hour campus meeting yesterday and said they would study whether they are allowed to ban the Ku Klux Klan from school grounds.</p>
  • Rally to Support Local Law Enforcement Officers in Louisville, KY!

    02/16/2004 6:47:55 PM PST · by BlueOneGolf · 1 replies · 172+ views
    It's crunch time as we head toward Saturday's Law Enforcement Support Parade and Rally. I urge you to make whatever plans you can to attend. The Parade will begin at noon this Saturday, the 21st at the old FOP Lodge at 6th & Breckenridge St. in downtown Louisville. From there we will march to Jefferson square at 6th and Jefferson St where the Rally portion of the event will take place at 1:00PM. What will be most important is TURNOUT!!! I can't emphasize enough that we NEED A GREAT TURNOUT!!! We want this to be a positive, patriotic and family-friendly...

    02/05/2004 8:09:24 PM PST · by RonPaulLives · 25 replies · 354+ views
    RonPaulLives ^ | 02/05/2004 | RonPaulLives
    OFFICIAL KENTUCKY CHAPTER OF FREE REPUBLIC Folks, it's OFFICIAL. I can now tell you that the OFFICIAL KENTUCKY CHAPTER OF FREE REPUBLIC is about to be unveiled. I have been in talks the last couple of days with Diotima, Nick, and all the fine people with Free Republic Central. And I am working diligently as we speak on the premiere of the Kentucky Free Republic Forum. Everyone wishing to be a member should freepmail me (or e-mail me at with their screen name, a starter password and an email address. I am excited, so LET'S ROLL!!!

    02/03/2004 4:47:47 PM PST · by CourtneyLeigh · 6 replies · 220+ views
    Kentucky Freepers Post ^ | 2/1/04 | RonPaulLives
    Hey anyone getting to this post, that lives in Northern Kentucky, and I don't mean Louisville. I mean, Covington, Florence, and Newport areas. We have two vans, and are heading down to Louisville this spring for the ~~~KY Freepers Meeting~~~ ~~~KY Freepers Meeting~~~ ~~~KY Freepers Meeting~~~ My old ford is a little bumpy, but for those who are sensitive, I've a newer ford also. We could fit about 6-7 extra people in our vans comfortably. If you want uncomfortable add two people. I'm asking for $2 per Freeper towards gas. And we don't allow any smoking in our vehicles. "My...

    02/02/2004 8:19:23 AM PST · by RonPaulLives · 62 replies · 705+ views
    RonPaulLives | 02/02/04 | RonPaulLives
    *** OFFICIAL KENTUCKY FREEPER MEETING *** Okay, you people, it has been way too long since we had an official "unofficial" (or should that be unofficial "official"?) meeting of the Kentucky Freepers. I checked back and found that over a full year has passed since we last hosted one of our loud and rowdy meetings. In an effort to gather the largest possible crowd of Freepers for this event, I am going to throw out some possible dates for an evening meeting here. After doing my research, I have found a handful of upcoming dates on which there are no...
  • Former Louisville Teacher Charged with Molesting Two Students

    01/09/2004 5:55:15 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 20 replies · 234+ views
    Former Louisville teacher charged with molesting two students Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A former teacher who worked at public and religious schools in the Louisville area has been charged with molesting two boys in the 1970s. Bill Maggard, Jr., 56, faces three counts of first-degree sexual abuse. He is accused of molesting two boys between 1973 and 1975, when he was a fifth-grade teacher at Schaffner Elementary School. Maggard was indicted Dec. 17. He pleaded innocent at his Dec. 22 arraignment and later posted a $5,000 bond. A pretrial conference is set for Jan. 23 in Jefferson Circuit Court....
  • Frito-Lay to Close Factory in Louisville

    12/03/2003 6:52:26 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 16 replies · 442+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 12-03-03 | Tompkins, Wayne
    <p>Frito-Lay is closing its Louisville potato- and corn-chip plant as part of a nationwide cost-cutting strategy that will cost 326 local employees their jobs.</p> <p>Frito-Lay, a unit of PepsiCo, said it plans to close the plant Jan. 7. PepsiCo announced the move as part of an effort to streamline its operations and cut 750 jobs.</p>
  • Thank the Lord ...just not in UofL theater playbills

    11/22/2003 11:17:16 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 12 replies · 152+ views
    The Courier-Journal ^ | November 22, 2003 | MARK PITSCH
    <p>University of Louisville theater professor Lundeana Thomas likes to give public thanks to God when she directs a play.</p> <p>God "fuels my creativity," Thomas said as she prepared for the Dec. 3-7 staging of "Black Nativity," which is set in a Baptist church and is about celebrating the birth of Jesus.</p>
  • Home Foreclosures Skyrocket in Louisville, Sluggish Economy, Job Loss Cited

    11/14/2003 6:29:36 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 239+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 11-14-03 | Poynter, Chris
    <p>The number of home foreclosures in Jefferson County has nearly tripled since 1996 and shows no signs of slowing.</p> <p>While no section of the community is immune — people are losing $300,000 and $400,000 houses in Cherokee Triangle and Lake Forest — most foreclosures are in western Louisville and, to a lesser degree, portions of south Louisville.</p>
  • Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse Returned to Duties in Louisville, KY, Despite Opposition

    10/28/2003 6:06:36 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 124+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 10-28-03 | Smith, Peter
    <p>Two men accusing a priest of sexual abuse are calling on the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville to reverse its decision to return him to ministry, saying they would be willing to tell their stories to the church board that reviews such cases.</p>
  • Fletcher (R) Leads Chandler (D)by 9 Points in KY Gubernatorial Poll

    10/26/2003 12:19:30 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 17 replies · 163+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 10-26-03 | Cross, Al
    <p>Republican Ernie Fletcher has vaulted into a clear lead over Democrat Ben Chandler in the race for Kentucky governor, according to The Courier-Journal's latest Bluegrass Poll.</p> <p>Fletcher led 48 percent to 39 percent, with 13 percent undecided in the poll conducted Tuesday through Thursday. The poll surveyed 712 self-defined likely voters by telephone, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.</p>
  • Louisville Republican Offers Bill to Bar Local Bans on Smoking

    09/05/2003 6:41:44 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 221+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 09-05-03 | Gerth, Joseph
    <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. — State Sen. Dan Seum, R-Louisville, said he will file a bill today that would overturn Lexington's smoking ban in workplaces, including bars and restaurants, and stop a similar ordinance from gaining traction in Louisville.</p> <p>Seum said yesterday that cities that enact anti-smoking ordinances are overstepping their authority by telling business owners what they can and can't do on their property.</p>
  • Unions Gather for Camaraderie in Louisville, KY

    09/02/2003 6:29:59 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 181+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 09-02-03 | Follick, Joe
    <p>Hot dogs, live music and introspective angst were the fare for more than 1,000 union members at the Louisville Zoo yesterday as they pondered a Labor Day holiday whose meaning diminishes each year.</p> <p>"The general public's thoughts have declined as far as what they think labor has done for them," said Joe Wise, a 30-year union member and business manager for the Greater Louisville Building and Construction Trades Council. "This nation was made great on the backs of its workers. But in our society, we tend to have short memories."</p>
  • Clerk likely embezzled money, killed self

    06/27/2003 11:17:34 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 3 replies · 235+ views
    Snitch ^ | June 25, 2003 | Travis K. Kircher
    SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. - Evidence strongly suggests that Scot Michael May, the postal employee whose charred remains were found in the back seat of his smoldering Toyota Celica on June 5, had embezzled more than $10,000 from the U.S. Postal Service since last October and committed suicide. At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, investigators with the Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Postal Service said that an audit had been scheduled three days after May vanished and that traces of an accelerant had been found in the car, which was discovered in the undeveloped Bellefonte Estates subdivision off Veechdale Road. The...
  • Jury Acquits KY Priest of "Orally Sodomizing" Boy, 12, But Convicts Him of Sexual Abuse

    06/26/2003 9:24:08 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 480+ views
    <p>A Bullitt Circuit Court jury this morning acquitted the Rev. Daniel C. Clark of orally sodomizing a 12-year-old boy but convicted him of sexually abusing the boy and his 13-year-old brother.</p> <p>Failing to reach a verdict after deliberating more than three hours yesterday, the jury worked more than an hour this morning before reaching a verdict at 10:30 a.m. The jury recommended that he receive a 10-year sentence.</p>
  • Louisville Archdiocese to Pay $25 Million Abuse Settlement

    06/11/2003 9:10:34 AM PDT · by bedolido · 1 replies · 100+ views ^ | 06/11/03 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville announced yesterday that it would pay a settlement of $25.7 million to 243 people who say they were sexually abused by priests, religious brothers and employees of the Kentucky archdiocese. The settlement is the largest ever paid directly from the assets of a diocese in the two decades since people began confronting the Catholic church in court over sexual abuse by priests, both the plaintiffs' lawyer and an archdiocesan official said. It was also one of the quickest, reached after only five days of negotiations. For Louisville, a small archdiocese with 200,000 Catholics, the...
  • VOTF Practices Censorship: "Voices" of Contradiction and Revolutionary at Louisville, KY Conference

    06/07/2003 8:42:58 PM PDT · by jt8d · 2 replies · 144+ views
    Bets Are Off in Louisville When a group wants to have a voice, the more its voice is heard the better. One would imagine that better yet is if that same voice is heard… and reheard. However, that was not what happened at the organizing meeting of the Voice of the Faithful (VOTF) at St. Agnes Church in Louisville, Ky. Area Catholics were taken aback by some of the practices of an organization that demands transparency of the nation's bishops. John de Friend attended the founding meeting on May 6. His experiences were quite revealing. He reports that the gathering...
  • A GOP congresswoman holds on in an urban, Democratic-leaning district (KY-3)

    06/06/2003 10:37:59 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 7 replies · 170+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6/4/03 | Peter Savodnik
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Locals call this city -- home of Louisville Slugger baseball bats, blues, bourbon and Muhammad Ali -- a "big country town." That may be true. There's a sleepiness to the place, a languid air that permeates the old, four-story brick warehouses, the waterfront, even the glass-and-marble office towers downtown. But this is also a city, which means grit, graffiti, crime, racial gridlock -- all the side effects of cramming hundreds of thousands of people into a small and humid patch of riverside real estate. And in cities there are Democrats -- union bosses, African-Americans, pro-choice activists, academics...
  • 140 Metro Workers in Louisville Face Job Losses, Mayor Abramson Says

    05/29/2003 6:34:30 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 176+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 05-29-03 | Gerth, Joseph
    <p>Custodians, security guards and mid-level managers are among 140 Louisville metro government employees who could lose their jobs July 1 because of an anticipated budget shortfall of more than $18 million.</p> <p>The proposed layoffs were announced yesterday in conjunction with Metro Mayor Jerry Abramson's decision to eliminate 520 vacant government positions. Abramson said his cuts save $10 million annually, reducing the metro government's 6,000-member work force by more than 10 percent.</p>
  • Louisville's Pedophile Priest Could Be Released After One Month of a 20-Year Sentence

    05/28/2003 6:11:03 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 20 replies · 245+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 05-28-03 | Hall, Gregory A.
    <p>Miller gets 20 years Retired priest says he's 'very, very sorry'</p> <p>The Rev. Louis E. Miller bowed his head as his sentence was handed down in Jefferson Circuit Court. He could be eligible for parole in four years or could get shock probation after he serves one month.</p>
  • Louisville's Pedophile Priest Says His Abuse Was No Secret

    05/23/2003 6:36:53 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 124+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 05-23-03 | Smith, Peter, and Hall, Gregory A.
    <p>Five days before his sentencing for decades of child molestation, the Rev. Louis E. Miller testified yesterday that three Louisville archbishops knew of his sexual abuse but kept him in the priesthood.</p> <p>During a daylong deposition that included combative exchanges, Miller also testified that in the early 1990s his therapist told police that Miller was a sexual offender, but police never followed up.</p>
  • RALLY FOR AMERICA: "Thank you, U.S. Military" from Louisville. 4-19-2003

    04/20/2003 5:39:18 PM PDT · by BlueOneGolf · 6 replies · 313+ views
    Today the Louisville Support our Troops Coalition held a "Thank the Troops Rally" on the steps of the Jefferson County Court House. The rally was attended by more than 100 people, many of whom have loved ones deployed overseas. The rally included speeches by local ministers and elected officials. Many held flags and signs saying "Thank You" to our men and women serving overseas in Iraq. The group posed for a group photograph on the steps of the Jefferson County Courthouse. Louisville Support our Troops Coalition is asking that local media outlets post this photograph on their websites so that...
  • Rally for America: Louisville "Thank the Troops Rally" 04-19-2003.

    04/15/2003 5:54:58 PM PDT · by BlueOneGolf · 5 replies · 312+ views
    Louisville Thank the Troops Rally and Photo: Date: Saturday, April 19th, 2003 Time: 12:00 noon Location: Jefferson County Court House Steps The event will feature speeches by local media personalties, local and state elected officials and members of (AUSA) Association of the United States Army. The Louisville Support our Troops Coalition will be holding a "Thank the Troops" rally on Saturday, April 19, 2003. The rally will be held on the steps of the Jefferson County Court House at noon. The purpose of this rally is to gather citizens from Metro Louisville on the steps of the Jefferson County Court...
  • "Thunder Over Louisville" Kicks Off Kentucky Derby Festival. Protestors Mentioned.

    04/13/2003 8:28:13 PM PDT · by BlueOneGolf · 11 replies · 828+ views
    The Courier-Journal ^ | 4-13-2003 | By Chris Kenning
    Fireworks soared over the Ohio River, seen from Jeffersonville, Ind., last night during Thunder Over Louisville. Photo by Durell Hall Jr Thunderous salutes Patriotic displays carry the day at wartime show By Chris Kenning The Courier-Journal Thousands of revelers lined the waterfront last night for the 14th annual Thunder Over Louisville air and fireworks show, a celebration saturated with wartime patriotism. Under cloudless skies, flag-waving spectators dressed in red, white and blue watched about 50,000 multicolored shells shoot skyward to stirring music -- impressing first-timers and those who attend the Kentucky Derby Festival kickoff every year. Before the pyrotechnics,...
  • War Takes Its Toll on Air Shows Back Home

    04/11/2003 7:33:30 AM PDT · by Severa · 13 replies · 292+ views ^ | Thursday, April 10, 2003 | Liza Porteus
    <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Despite many military aircraft deployed overseas on anti-terrorism missions and for the war in Iraq, a much-anticipated Kentucky Derby Festival air show will be flying high this Saturday.</p> <p>"We've got a pretty full show, amazingly, even with the overseas commitments," said Stacy Yates, spokeswoman for the festival.</p>
  • Louisville Archbishop defends 1983 decision to keep priest working near children

    04/10/2003 5:18:31 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 105+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 04-10-03 | Smith, Peter
    <p>As critics called for his resignation yesterday, Louisville Archbishop Thomas C. Kelly defended his decision 20 years ago to let a pastor continue working even though the priest admitted he molested a boy.</p> <p>In a seven-paragraph statement released yesterday afternoon, Kelly said he kept the Rev. Thomas Creagh in parish ministry in 1983 because he believed that Creagh's molestation of Gregory C. Hall, a 15-yearold boy, was an ''isolated incident'' and that the priest ''did not pose a danger to anyone.''</p>
  • Louisville Archbishop Knew of Abuse, Kept Priest in Post

    04/09/2003 4:09:31 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 11 replies · 121+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 04-09-03 | Smith, Peter
    <p>In March 1983, Louisville Archbishop Thomas C. Kelly became aware that a local pastor had sexually molested a 15-year-old boy but allowed the Rev. Thomas Creagh to continue leading St. Albert the Great parish.</p> <p>Two memos written for his own file, and initialed or signed by Kelly on March 9 and June 14 in 1983, show that the archbishop was fearful of church scandal and worked to keep the incident from becoming public.</p>
  • OPERATION INFINITE FREEP: Support Our Troops Rally, after action report, Louisville, KY 4-05-03

    04/06/2003 1:25:21 PM PDT · by Drudge's minion · 8 replies · 312+ views
    COURTHOUSE RALLYIn what has become a weekly event, approx. 40 Patriots gathered Saturday with signs and flags in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse steps to show support for our great nation and the men and women serving in our armed forces. Although attendance was lower than last week’s impressive 200+ turnout (due in part to the absence of the Kentucky Freedom Cruisers), the enthusiasm of the crowd made up for that. After the opening prayer and reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, Freeper BlueOneGolf provided an update on Operation Iraqi Freedom. Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins, who last week gave...
  • FReep this poll: "...How well is America's war effort in Iraq going?"

    04/01/2003 7:41:40 PM PST · by BlueOneGolf · 54 replies · 361+ views
    This poll needs a good FReeping. Current results as of 10:37PM April 1st 2003 (No April Fools. Seriously!) Based on what you've seen and heard, how well is America's war effort in Iraq going so far? Poorly- 71.25 % Fair- 1.65 % Somewhat Favorably- 6.29 % Extremely Well- 20.81 %