Louisville Magazine

JAN 2017

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bearpaddle.com LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 12.16 21 FLASHBACK Inside: At the top? Jerry Abramson or, in our words, "Hizzoner, Mayor for Life, King Jerry or whatever." Other notable names in the top 15: Mitch McConnell (No. 6), John Schnatter (No. 11) and Rick Pitino (No. 15). A story about "young Louisvil- lians to watch" included 32-year- old Chris Poynter, an urban af- fairs reporter at the C-J. "I want to see downtown become a vibrant place," said Poynter, who is now communications director in the Mayor's Office. Jack Conway was a 33-year-old attorney who had recently lost a U.S. Congress race to Anne Northup. "I hope my cam- paign showed the people of this community that my generation is eager to meet the challenges of the future," said Conway, who won a race to become Kentucky's attorney general in 2007 but lost races for U.S. Senate (to Rand Paul in 2010) and governor (to Matt Bevin in 2015). Jim James, 24, led "inventive indie up-and- coming rockers My Morning Jack- et." His advice to young people? "Keep blasting ahead. Don't listen to what people feed you. Shape your world to what you want it to be, not what you hear it will be like in magazines and on TV." It had been 25 years since "the Blizzard of '78" dumped 20-plus inches of snow and generated wind gusts of up to 52 mph. JCPS had been open "a grand total of eight January days (seven for elementary)." Mitch McConnell, then the Jefferson County judge/ executive, didn't have sympathy for residents complaining about streets that remained unplowed for two weeks. "I would remind everyone that government can't do everything for you," he said. He advised people to "get everybody together, get your shovels out and get your roads clear. We're not helpless." Outside: January 2003 C-J headlines: "Petrino busy naming U of L staff, recruiting"; "State cuts $250 million from Medicaid program"; "Competing downtown rallies; Demonstrators differ on Iraq war"; "Cooperation among agencies aims to help clean up crime." January 2003 On the cover: An illustrated dog, for our list of the 50 most powerful people in town.

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