clawhorn (Chad Lawhorn)


Comment history

City to consider reducing number of lanes on portion of Kasold Drive; new info on pending appointment of commissioner; report estimates Rock Chalk tourneys add $4.4 million to economy

I think the 651 figure is peak traffic in one direction on the road in one hour. The 15,000 is total traffic, all directions, during the course of the day. I think that is correct, if I'm reading the report correctly.

August 16, 2015 at 10:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jefferson's, Ladybird Diner set reopening dates; man takes 4 hours to allegedly steal $4,000 in Best Buy items; accused shoplifter caught with gun, K2

What we have reported in the past is that a group associated with Coal Vines pizza in Kansas City had plans for the building. But, if so, they are very slowing moving. That's still the latest word I have, but keep an eye on my Town Talk blog. I'll try to bring you an update. Thanks, Chad Lawhorn

August 7, 2015 at 5:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Promoter not sure now on canceling 1,000-foot water slide event in west Lawrence; city gets report on its financial health

This story is in the process of being updated. Ryan has called me and told he has now decided not to cancel the event, at least not yet. We're posting an update as I type this, so be on the lookout for it.

July 27, 2015 at 1:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Missouri man in wedged-truck incident charged with DUI, recklessness and driving while a habitual violator

Hi: Let me explain that. No one violated the terms of use. That's my fault that it shows up that way. I made a late edit to an article, removing a phrase that was accurate but wasn't particularly germane. Once I removed that phrase, I realized there were already some comments on the message boards about that particular part of the article, and now people were going to be confused about why those comments were there but no sign of it in the article. So, I removed the comments in an effort to cut down on the confusion. Perhaps my efforts on that front have failed. Regardless, commenters didn't do anything wrong, and Caitlin has done a great job following the incident for us. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks, Chad Lawhorn, managing editor.

July 25, 2015 at 10:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New plans filed for major shopping center south of SLT and Iowa Street interchange

Hi Samantha: I'm happy to chat with you about the Mayor. I'm not in the office today (July 3), but will be in the office on Monday. Feel free to give me a call. As for questions of qualifications related to the Mayor's degree from the Colorado Theological Seminary, we looked into that as part of the 2013 election. I have a 2013 e-mail from the leader of the seminary stating that the requirements you list, specifically the age requirement, were not in place at the time the Mayor attended the seminary. Thanks, Chad Lawhorn, managing editor

July 3, 2015 at 9 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Chad Lawhorn named as Journal-World managing editor

Thank you all for the kind words.

June 30, 2015 at 5:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Take a look at the new 31st Street and rebuilt Haskell Avenue; federal figures give Kansas economy middling rank; BBQ contest this weekend

I think designers believe most of the truck traffic will travel on the four-lane South Lawrence Trafficway that is just a few yards to the south of this road. Thanks, Chad

June 11, 2015 at 2:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trio of Lawrence commissioners say they want to get tougher on economic incentives

Just to be clear, I did not misquote Matthew, and I don't think Matthew is saying that I misquoted him. The article said commissioners "tentatively agreed to seek consultants for an approximately $75,000 study . . ." I didn't say Matthew voted for anything. In fact the article notes that no one voted for anything because it is a study session. The commission can't take a formal vote at a study session. Thanks, Chad.

June 10, 2015 at 12:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Take a look at East Lawrence's latest multimillion dollar project; city prepares for discussion on economic development incentives

Carol, the companies that received tax abatements in 2014 were: Amarr, which manufactures garage doors; Prosoco, a manufacturer of masonry cleaning products; Grandstand, a manufacturer of glassware for the brewing industry; and Sunlite, a manufacture of LED lighting. All those companies have the bulk of their sales come from outside of Douglas County. I think it is fair to say the $12.5 million in payroll is injected into the local economy. You make a good point, though. Not all jobs have the same impact on the local economy. Thanks, Chad

June 9, 2015 at 3:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )