Today’s Losers: Williams, Charter Schools, Constables

David Williams refused to talk to WDRB yesterday

Here’s what I’m paying attention to lately.

The Politics of Gaming — Funny to watch David Williams, who usually loves to hear himself speak to reporters, avoid a TV camera from WDRB yesterday. Williams made a dash for an elevator, telling Gilbert Corsey he wasn’t talking about the gaming issue. Gov. Beshear introduced legislation yesterday that would pave the way for a vote on gaming in Kentucky.

I’ll Drink to This: This headline from WHAS-TV’s website — “Alcohol may boost creativity.” A study shows that a few beers actually helped people solve problems.

Manual’s President Project: Some good news for the ambitious students at Manual and their project to get President Obama to come to graduation.  From their Facebook page.  “.. . The President Project’s invitation to President Obama has been flagged as important by the Office of Scheduling and Advance…”   And they got some love from CNN.

Saying No to Charter Schools — It looks like all this uproar over charter schools, and all those wasted advertising dollars, will be for nothing. A Frankfort committee adjourned yesterday without taking a vote on the issue after charter school backers made their pitch.  (cn/2)

Soon, The Bridge — Chances are good that the Sherman Minton Bridge will open a week earlier than the March 1 deadline. The bad news is that when it’s done, 30 days of lane closures will begin on the Kennedy Bridge, setting up delays for drivers.

A Vote Against Constables: We can all admit that the shenanigans involving constable David Whitlock are an embarrassment. State Rep. Joni Jenkins wants to let voters decide to get rid of the office, in which constables with no training are allowed to pose as gun-toting peace officers. Jenkins has written a bill that would put the abolishing constables on the ballot.

Commercial Content: Wondering how they’re doing at WHAS-TV’s Great Day Live!? I generally like the show, when I’ve seen it, but today tuned in to a show that looked a lot like the old morning show on the CW, filled with commercials masquerading as information segments. There was a lengthy interview with a sponsor, Republic Bank, followed by another paid piece, an interview with attorney Karl Truman.

Name Me, Baby:  The famed mare Rachel Alexandra is pregnant. The sire is Curlin, a champion in his own right. So what would you name their regal offspring? Stonestreet Farms is taking suggestions here.