Jason Osborne http://wfpl.org en Noise and Notes: The Decadent and Depraved Politics of Derby Weekend http://wfpl.org/post/noise-and-notes-decadent-and-depraved-politics-derby-weekend <p><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F90787532" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>By now we know <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/orb-wins-kentucky-derby-139">who won the 139<sup>th</sup> Kentucky Derby</a>, but there are still questions about other political horse races.</p><p>At this point Republican Mitch McConnell does have one official opponent—Owensboro Democrat Ed Marksberry—who is a little known contender in the 2014 U.S. Senate race.</p> Sun, 05 May 2013 02:31:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 5262 at http://wfpl.org Noise and Notes: The Decadent and Depraved Politics of Derby Weekend State Rep. Warns African-Americans to Avoid Fourth Street Live Until Osborne Case Settled http://wfpl.org/post/state-rep-warns-african-americans-avoid-fourth-street-live-until-osborne-case-settled <p>A Kentucky lawmaker is questioning if African-Americans should continue to patronize Fourth Street Live in the wake of a former University of Louisville basketball player’s arrest.</p><p>As WFPL reported this week, 38-year-old Jason <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/jason-osbornes-arrest-fourth-street-live-sparks-black-leaders-concerns-about-discrimination">Osborne was arrested by Metro Police on Sunday outside of Sully's restaurant</a>. He has been charged with criminal trespassing and resisting arrest, and a hearing is scheduled for May 24.</p><p>Osborne is a former Mr. Basketball who played for the Louisville Cardinals in the early 1990s.</p><p>Several African-American elected officials from the Metro Council and General Assembly were present at Osborne’s arraignment, and at least one lawmaker is now telling black residents to avoid the entertainment district until these mattes are settled.</p><p>"All of us have received complaints of perceived harassment and disrespect at Fourth Street Live. I might go down for lunch during the day, but I don’t go down there after 5 o’clock. You run a risk," says state Rep. Darryl Owens, D-Louisville. "The record is clear and my mama told me where there’s smoke there is fire. There’s a whole lot of smoke coming out of Fourth Street Live as it relates to African-Americans."</p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 20:04:14 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey & Joseph Lord 5221 at http://wfpl.org State Rep. Warns African-Americans to Avoid Fourth Street Live Until Osborne Case Settled