Articles by RickRedding

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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Good Times Eating Drinking and Talking…and Rocking

It’s time for some recovery, but there are so many cool things to do around here, it’s hard to slow down. No one at LouisvilleKY.com is complaining, of course. My highlight of the week was seeing my musical idol Paul Thorn at Waterfront Wednesday.  A little pre-concert shower deterred some, but Paula and I made our way up near the stage and even got this pic of Paul and Paula during his last-song jaunt into the crowd. Highlight #2 was the Ballotin Five-Course Dinner at Buck’s Restaurant. You can hear a little bit about chef Colter Hubsch’s creations, using all…


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Fischer Reveals LouisvilleKY’s Budget — $$ for Streets, Parks, Facilities

From Metro Government: Mayor Fischer unveils new budget that builds on city’s success, commits $23.5 million for road improvements Includes dollars for Affordable Housing Trust Fund, Northeast Library design, additional LMPD officers, new animal shelter, Waterfront Park expansion Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled his proposed city budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, which builds upon the city’s success and devotes $23.5 million to paving streets and repairing roads and sidewalks, the largest such investment in a decade. The $822 million budget also devotes a significant investment — $2.5 million — to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund; $3.4 million to build…


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Who Wants to be LouisvilleKY’s Chief Resilience Officer?

From Metro Government Louisville selected to join 100 Resilient Cities — Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation Mayor Fischer will appoint a Chief Resilience Officer to lead local efforts (Louisville, Ky. May 25, 2016) – Mayor Greg Fischer welcomed an announcement from 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), selecting Louisville to join the 100RC Network to build urban, environmental, and economic resilience. Louisville is among the final cohort of cities invited to join the worldwide 100RC Network. As a member of 100RC, Louisville will gain access to tools, funding, technical expertise, and other resources to build resilience…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Eating, Drinking and Talking About What the Hell is Going On

Welcome in to THE WEEK here at LouisvilleKY.com. We had a Slushie, or two, at the Cocktails with Champions at 3rd Turn Brewery, along with 120 of our close friends. I had a couple before they ran out, and was glad to help raise a little money for the Bike MS event (which I’ve promised to ride in) coming up in June. And I celebrated the 150th episode of the Rusty Satellite Show with newly-elected Brandon Coan and Heine Bros. chief Mike Mays. Here’s a bunch of other cool news items: Eat. Drink. Listen:  Our new website, and podcast, is…


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In District 8, Brandon Coan Edges Reily and Five Others

The margin was 116 votes. He got 24 percent of the Democratic vote in the primary, 2,275 individuals who helped Brandon Coan edge Stephen Reily in the most hotly-contested and expensive, Metro Council race in, maybe ever. The margin didn’t matter at the Monkey Wrench last night, as more than a hundred supporters anxiously awaited the official word, which came shortly after 7. From the time votes started coming in, it was evident that despite the presence of five other candidates, this race would come down to the former Greg Fischer aide and the wealthy businessman and philanthropist who raised…


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The LouisvilleKY Legacy of Tom Owen and the Risky Future of the Highlands

Activist Gilderbloom Supports Terra Long in District 8 Metro Council race by John “Hans” Gilderbloom I love the Highlands. It has become the most dynamic and exciting neighborhood in Kentucky. However, some of the proposals that have been made by District 8 candidates would turn back our progress Please don’t let a candidate buy an election like Donald Trump is trying to do in the national election. Indeed, every Louisville neighborhood wants to be like the Highlands. We have the secret sauce. Tom Owen and his legislative aide have done a great job in making us happy, prosperous and safe. When we compare the Highlands to…


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Not a Problem — Metro Council Should Pass on Home Sharing Regulations

by John “Hans” Gilderbloom and Rick Redding A group of home-sharing opponents recently engineered an unwarranted attack on the ability of many Louisville homeowners to rent portions of their homes to out-of-town guests.  These attacks threaten income streams of more than a thousand middle-class homeowners who have joined millions around the globe in offering their unique spaces to visitors. The Metropolitan Housing Coalition and others have presented information not supported by research, and sought to block and/or put up roadblocks to home sharing homeowners. In fact, home sharing can lead to better and more affordable housing options. Home sharing is as tied…


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Like to Eat, Drink and Talk in LouisvilleKY? Listen to THIS

by Rick Redding Steve Coomes and I are proud to announce the launch of a new media enterprise devoted to dining and drinking in our hometown. You can listen NOW to the first podcast, now on the Louisville.am network, and soon to be available at our site, www.eatdrinktalk.net, and all the usual podcast locations, including iTunes. EatDrinkTalk is a podcast created to showcase Louisville’s incredible restaurant and bar scene, the personalities behind it and everything they shake, stir and sauté. Located in the heart of Bourbon Country, the city has earned an international reputation for its hospitality, eats and libations—and…


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So You Want to be an Online Comedian?

Do you think that you have been blessed with the gift of comedy? If you’re not quite feeling up to getting up on stage and putting on a stand-up show, there’s another world of comedy which you can easily delve into – the online comedy category. Every day, more and more people are using the internet as a method of finding some good laughs – whether it be funny videos, celebrity memes, or parody news blogs. With internet comedy growing, there’s never been a better time to start your own comedy blog which could easily turn into a work-from-home business…


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DERBY: A Winner in LouisvilleKY, by the Numbers, Betting and a Complaint

So you had Nyquist and Exaggerator in the exacta, did you? Sorry, but you don’t get the same kind of amazed reactions from us, even if you bet on the horse only because you’re a Detroit Red Wings hockey fan. We know you bet the favorite in the Derby and it paid off to the tune of $6.60.  So don’t over-celebrate — it’s not like you picked Mine That Bird in 2009. Chalk was the big winner on the big race — I had my money on horses that finished 2nd, 4th and 5th. In all I spent $98.40 on…