Loyal readers will recall New Albany's 4th district councilman Larry Kochert stating publicly during more than one city council meeting that he could not possibly support the downtown Scribner Place project without the participation of the county, a solemn utterance generally followed by the piercing, Duke Boys rebel yell of assent emanating from the direction of the 3rd District's ceremonial quisling, Steve Price.
Today we’ve learned that Floyd leaders get behind Scribner; Commissioners back New Albany project, courtesy of Ben Zion Hershberg of the Courier-Journal (limited shelf life for C-J links).
Next up is the County Council, where Larry McAllister already is tapping on the brakes of his late model used sedan, warning listeners like reporter Hershberg that unless there's a way to include realtor buddy Don McCartin in the transaction, it’s no dice for any council-supported venture.
Meanwhile, Councilman Kochert is said to be loading a picnic basket and embarking on a horse ‘n’ buggy excursion to the heart of local darkness, Speak Out, Lout (NA), to press the flesh with the unreconstructed Brambleberries and accept their semi-literate murmurings and thus contrive a new flagship objection to progress in the city.
Now that’s constituent service.
The Kochert Dilemma and News Reported, Commentary Deferred at Volunteer Hoosier, and have a fine muggy summer weekend.