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Bourbon stirred with a Cigar and mixed with a Gun

This was too good to pass up without writing about. I received an invite for an evening of cigars, bourbon, beer, food, music, guns, and more. It’s this Saturday, June 30th from 6pm to 10pm join at TG&G for Smokin Barrels. Maybe it’s because I am not originally from Louisville but Bourbon and Guns aren’t the first combination that comes to mind. The invitation went further and invited me to come see Louisville’s favorite indoor gun range and training center, and tour their brand new 10,000 square foot Airsoft Arena. Experience and sample cigars from the hottest boutique cigar company on…


Memorial Weekend Bash and Fundraiser Helps MIA/POW’S Find Their Way Home

  The Marcus Lindsey – 801 E. Main St. Sunday, May 27th 7pm-10pm Silent Auction 7pm-9:30pm Live Auction by Mallory and Lamb Chop – 8pm Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop will be hosting a unique event in support of the Bentstar Project – an organization helping bring POW/MIAs back home to their families.  Music by local artist Patrick Henry Hughes, Heavy hors d’oevres, grab bags, Kentucky Ale and Helwig wine as well as Street performers. Admission is free but 100% of all donations and proceeds from the event go to BentStar.org . Live auction items include: 2012 Fiat 500 courtesy…


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The Karen Sypher Story

With coach Rick Pitino ready for his team’s Final Four national semifinal game against Kentucky on Saturday, Karen Sypher is serving a seven-plus year prison sentence for trying to extort the all-time great coach. But Sypher has just released a book title ‘Raped and Railroaded: The Karen Sypher Story.’ Is is a coincidence that the book was released this morning when Rick is preparing Louisville’s Cards for what will be the most important game of their career so far? Of course not – it is as much of a coincidence as the price of the book – the famous “less than 15 seconds” quote…


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Louisville Explosion Closes Downtown

  At 8am this morning a series of explosions, originally thought to be caused by sewer gas, closed the downtown area at around 1st and 2nd street and Market and Main Street. Later a fire fighter said that it was not sewer gas but an electrical explosion and LG&E was exploring a possible failure. Fire was seen coming out of man-hole covers and other man-hole covers were seen open – seemingly due to an explosion that happened in the sewer. Heavy smoke was seen at 1st Street and Market Street. In an exclusive LouisvilleKY.com interview an executive from a prominent…


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Louisville KY Remembers Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple Computers who oversaw the launch of the iPhone, iPad and iPod died earlier today. At around 7:50pm apple.com announced his death. Its very hard to overstate the influence Steve had on the American culture and was described as the Thomas Edison of our times. The first products were assembled in a garage and in 1996 the iMac was launched – becoming the fastest selling computer ever. Oct 2001 the iPod was released – holding 1,000 songs on its debut that fitted into your pocket. In 2005 the Nano was released. Jan 2007 Apple dropped…


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Satellite May Crash in Louisville

The space agency now says the U.S. is back as a possible “landing site” for the satellite. As it gets closer to impact, NASA now says the 6.5-ton behemoth will fall to earth sometime Friday or Saturday ET. Looking at the possible trajectory path of the satellite, Louisville, KY is close and therefore is a possible crash site.   While NASA  still can’t pinpoint exactly when the spacecraft will reenter the atmosphere, writing on its website, “It is still too early to predict the time and location of re-entry with any certainty, but predictions will become more refined in the next…


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Earthquake Felt in Louisville

A 5.9 earthquake in Virginia confirmed as being felt in Washington, New York City and North Carolina was also felt in Louisville, KY. According to the AP, the U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was 3.7 miles deep. Shaking was felt at the White House and all over the East Coast, as far south as Chapel Hill, N.C. Parts of the Pentagon, White House and Capitol were evacuated. The quake was in Mineral, Va., in Louisa County. In my office – at around 1:45pm this afternoon – just 4 stories up in downtown Louisville the building swayed for what felt like over…


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Did the Louisville YUM Center retaliate against UK fans booing?

As a sea of Blue swarmed in to the Yum Center last night and Louisville’s Cardinals’ long time rival took ownership of this beautiful new arena, I could sense that the night was going to be a little different. With all the hype surrounding what in effect was no more than a practice match for coach Cal’s Dominican Republic team it was amazing to be witness the dedication of some of the 40,000 fans – all paying good money to see the former UK players get together again. Ticketmaster was selling tickets at the Yum Center for as much as…