When it comes to improving Jefferson Countyâ€™s air quality, state Sen. Dan Seum is public enemy No. 1. An inveterate opponent of government measures to regulate toxic emissions of everything from cars to factories, Seumâ€™s most notorious strike was his bill that resulted in the closure of the VET program in October 2003. After all, $11 a year is an obscene price to pay to ensure your vehicle isnâ€™t a rolling smokestack.
LEO was shocked and saddened this week to learn of Mark Bestenâ€™s death. Working as a free-lancer, Besten wrote numerous articles for LEO, including a lengthy cover piece about his 2001 visit to Holcomb, Kan., where he was able to fully indulge his obsession with all things Clutter. (That notorious murder case from 1959 led to the book â€œIn Cold Bloodâ€ by Truman Capote, and more recently, the film â€œCapote.â€)
For months, David Jones, the retired co-founder of Humana, kept receiving packets of information that supported the old Louisville Water Company property (on Muhammad Ali Boulevard, across from the Pendennis Club) as a better and more economical site for a downtown arena than the LG&E site (on Main Street between Second and Third) that was eventually favored by Gov. Ernie Fletcher’s Louisville Arena Task Force.
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LEO learned yesterday about the tragic death of Nate Robinson, a prominent figure in the Louisville music scene, after a Monday evening traffic accident. Few details were available at press time.
Robinson, 24, was a sound engineer who collaborated with a long list of prominent Louisville bands.
The mailboxes for Metro Council members at City Hall look like the boxes teachers use at elementary schools or universities. Theyâ€™re cubbyholes with open fronts. Thereâ€™s no real privacy. Itâ€™s a typical setup, and it infers a certain level of honesty â€” the honor system, if you will â€” that you figure people in leadership positions should handle with no problem.
Deborah Peden: What’s a nice girl like her doing in a race like this?
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