Articles by RickRedding

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Eight Appliances and Gadgets Every Modern Home Should Have

We seem to be moving at an ever-increasing rate and modern lifestyles are more chaotic and demanding than ever. Balancing work schedules with family commitments means there is usually little time for self-care and relaxation. Although the advances in technology have played a significant role in this acceleration, it has provided some pretty brilliant gadgets and appliances that make life a little easier to cope with. Most households these days are stacked full of the latest products on offer, creating an efficient home that slots right in with busy schedules. Here are some of the most popular items today: Coffee…


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Rusty Satellite: Robin Mountain Opens Ntaba Coffee Shop; Jeff Brantley’s Looks Ahead to EatDrinkTalk

When I tell you the Rusty Satellite Show showcases the most interesting people in the ‘Ville, it’s because of people like Robin Mountain. He’s a South African who moved to California to inseminate honey bees, then came to Kentucky where he operates a tour business taking groups to Africa and has now opened a coffee shop in Clifton from which he sells art, imports foods and yes, sells coffee. Not to mention he’s been three times to the top of Camp Kilimanjaro. Intrigued? Listen in. The show also has a keen interest in the local restaurant scene, so I asked…


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How To Come Out On Top: Tackling Your Business’ Weaknesses

One of the most effective strategies for accelerating growth and dominating in your particular industry is tackling your business’s weaknesses. Like many areas in life, it is the weaknesses that must be identified and addressed if you are to succeed yet many business owners ignore weaknesses and only focus on strengths. It can be hard to point the finger at one area of the company and to work to make improvements, but this will all be worthwhile in the end and should help your company to take the next level. Here are a few ways to come out on top…


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Jonathan Searle’s No Kid Hungry Event at Proof; Ed and Mary F. Glasscock on the World Championship Horse Show

Welcome to the 318th episode of the city’s longest-running and most interesting podcast –where this week I went on location to a couple of pretty remarkable and impressive locales. First I met 36-year-old executive chef Jonathan Searle in a private room at Proof on Main, which features a clock that counts down founder Steve Wilson’s life expectancy (he’s got more than eight years left). We talked about Searle’s rise from his start as a chef in Lexington to his new assignment at one of the city’s most prestigious dining spots. Searle, wearing a Bernie Sanders hat, brings tons of energy…


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Market Report – Interest Rates Declining, Homes Are Selling Quickly

No matter what happens with my condo in Clifton, I may be in the market soon to sell some stuff — including furniture, some kitchen gadgets and more. So I may take Bob Sokoler’s advice and offer up those items on Facebook Marketplace. But Bob’s latest video is interesting in another way – thanks to lower interest rates, buyers are still hungry to make a move despite prices that are steadily climbing. It’s no longer unusual to see houses come on the market and have contracts within hours — I experienced it myself over the weekend. In one case, the…


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5 Things to Help Your Teen Fight Mental Illness

Any person struggling with a mental illness, no matter their age, needs the support of those around them, and this is particularly important when it comes to a young teen and their parents. Depending on the level of your relationship, a teen’s first instinct might be to hide their feelings from their parents rather than discuss openly. This is why you need to pay attention to the signs and make active efforts to tackle the issue, even if your teen may be unwilling at first. Reinforce Positivity Your teenager may be feeling some very self-deprecating things about themselves and suffering…


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First on the Org Chart: Lisa Benson of Business First and Louisville Tourism COO Cleo Battle on the Rusty Satellite Show

Not from around here are you? There are plenty of people who have adopted the ‘Ville as their hometown like this week’s guests on the city’s longest-running and most interesting podcast. Lisa Benson and Cleo Battle both have high-profile positions and great impact on the business community here. Benson is just weeks into her new job as publisher of Business First, and she explains how the paper has thrived in a media environment that suffered another casualty when Insider Louisville announced it is shutting down Aug. 7. Benson, from Oklahoma City, started at the bottom in the world of business…


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Clifton Condo Available for Rent

FOR RENT: First-floor condo in contemporary building in Clifton. Ideal for single professional, easy access to downtown, NuLu and Butchertown. Walk to Frankfort Avenue restaurants and shops. Cliffview Terrace is walking distance to Pat’s Steak House, Chicken ‘N Me, Kroger, plus drug and liquor store. Less than 2 miles to Butchertown/NuLu. Cozy space has upper level bedroom, lower level living area and a large open room with high ceilings. Modern Bathroom features steam shower and modern tile. New cabinets. Common space includes community room with pool table, exercise room and a great view from the roof. Has both street level…


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Cheers to 50 Years as Street Rod Nationals Returns for Milestone Year

Over 10,000 Vintage Cars Heading for City Streets LOUISVILLE, Ky.  (July 24, 2019) – Louisville will once again roll out the red carpet to hundreds of brightly colored street rods and vintage automobiles as the city welcomes back the National Street Rod Association’s (NSRA) Annual Street Rod Nationals, August 1 – 4, at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC).  This year’s gathering will mark the 50h anniversary of this popular summer ritual.  Louisville has hosted the group for 25 of the 50 years, with this year being the twenty-second consecutive year the city has put out the welcome mat.  The annual…


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What to Include in Your Travel Itinerary

A travel itinerary is almost just as important as your passport. It’s the holy grail of a successful trip, and to even contemplate travelling without one is asking for trouble and increases the risk of your trip being derailed.  It can be easy to overfill your itinerary with interesting but unnecessary information, so you need to display an element of self-control. Here are the 7 top items that you should include in your travel itinerary: 1. Your flight details 2. Your tickets 3, Your accommodation details 4. Copy of your passport 5. Copy of your travel insurance policy 6. Emergency…