Articles by RickRedding

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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK — New Ranking, New Restaurant and Plenty to Do

Most of us really enjoyed the city’s first week in the Top 5 of college football, cranking up the volume on activities as the calendar signaled that autumn is here. I saw the Showtime series, “A Season With Florida State Football” and loved seeing how Jimbo Fisher and his bunch reacted to losing. It was interesting to see the Seminoles go through a practice at Waterfront Park in the pre game and enter into Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, where they were as surprise as fans were that the Cards put a 63-20 pounding on them. I don’t see these guys…


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LouisvilleKY’s Butterfly Garden Helps to Heal our Pain of Loss

by John “Hans” Gilderbloom Every year, Compassionate Friends puts down bricks to remember friends and family members who have had their lives tragically shortened.  It is a very powerful approach to healing the heart but the scars on the heart are forever.  The theme of the garden is:  ‘you do not walk alone’. Many others in our community have experienced the same loss and fate with losing a loved one too soon.  This year about 150 people helped placed 42 bricks to remember a son or daughter, friend or worker. The Butterfly Garden will not bring back our children, but it might…


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Plans Unveiled to Boost Jobs in Kentucky

Jim Gray, the mayor of Lexington, has revealed a new plan that is designed to work on boosting jobs within Kentucky. This is welcome news to any families that have been struggling to find gainful employment, and it is also good news for students who are worried that, upon graduating from college, they will be unable to find work. Keep reading to learn more about Gray’s plans, and remember that you can boost your ability to find work by attending school from home, such as through an MBA program online from an esteemed university. A Focus on Infrastructure and Business…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK – And Where to Go After the Game

For most locals, THE GAME is finally here. For the first time, the ESPN GameDay broadcast originates from Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, the lights at the Churchill Downs twin spires are glowing red; a sports talk station is doing a 24-hour pre game show, and John Drees is mixing up a batch of the “Seminole” a combination of Grenadine and Goldschlager, for our tailgating party that starts too early. Let’s hope Bobby Petrino has the guys ready, and that Lamar Jackson continues to dazzle. It says here the Cards win in a battle to the wire, 44-37. Meanwhile, here are a…


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Take The 39 Steps to Actors

Four zany characters offer a high-energy madcap experience in Actors Theatre’s season-opening production of The 39 Steps. It’s amazing the play uses just four actors, because there are dozens of characters in a play whose pace alone is sometimes frantic. It opens with a short black-and-white film featuring the character Richard Hannay, played brilliantly by David Ryan Smith, who appeared in the 2014 and 2015 Humana Festival. A pair of clowns, played by Jesse Perez and Carter Gill, keep the comedy level high as they frequently change into different characters. Zuzanna Szadkowski is the woman at the center of the…


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LouisvilleKY’s The WEEK: A Blowout, Bourbon Days, and Bluegrass Lead Into Labor Day Weekend

After a 56-point first half at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, the biggest talking point for the football-crazed fans in the upper deck was whether the Cards could actually score 100 points. “Bobby, Don’t Let Up!” we yelled at Petrino. Of course, no one expects any football team to score 4 TDs per quarter, but it sure was fun while it lasted.  Watching phenom QB Lamar Jackson carve up a Charlotte secondary that seemed to be leaving at least one Card received wide open on pass plays left us marveling at Jackson’s talents. Petrino chose to, well, let up, at the start of…


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Dinner Saturday: Do Some Good at DiFabio’s for Alzheimer’s

3rd Annual Alzheimer’s Walk Benefit “Ballotin Hour” 5:30pm – 6:30pm Supper is Served 5pm – 11pm Saturday, September 3 Louisville KY – – The Difabio Family will host its 3rd, Alzheimer’s Walk Benefit Night at both family-owned and operated locations Difabio’s Casapela Louisville and Difabio’s Casapela Madisonville on Saturday, Sept 3. Both locations will donate a portion of sales to Team Goldstein as they raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Walk on September 10th taking place in Louisville, KY. “This disease is close to our hearts as it has affected my Uncle, my father’s twin brother. my mother, Laura, and father, Peter” explains Chef Caity Difabio, Frankfort Avenue owner…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Swan’s Song and Seven Sense, Flugtag, and Birthdays

Ready for your final free weekend before football season? There’s plenty to do, starting with the Flugtag experience down at the Waterfront, where 40 groups will push their crafts off the edge of a 22-foot high platform. If history is any indication, most will promptly dive into the Ohio River, like those paper airplanes you used to try to fly across the room during Algebra class. For details, check out last week’s Rusty Satellite Show podcast here with Bill DeReamer. Which is also a place to hear about Saturday’s big party on Preston, the Seven Sense Festival, featuring 40 bands,…


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Best Masters Degrees for Today’s Louisville Business Environment

We’re seeing a lot of exciting developments and growth from the business scene in Louisville. The market is picking up and there are a lot of job opportunities to pursue. For those who want to have an even better career, the opportunities are there too. One of the best ways to advance your career further is by getting a masters degree. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the best degrees to get today. Business Administration Whether its Management Information System or other majors, an MBA can really help you a lot in your career….


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Finally, I Cut the Cord and Ditched Dish

I’ve been thinking about doing this for more than a year. But I have kept my Dish Network service because I didn’t want to be without access to watching local news. Finally, for the first time since the 1980s, I’m not going to be paying a cable/satellite bill next month. With some prompting from my son Josh, who has not had cable or satellite TV for several years, I found a digital antenna for local stations that works. So I made the call this week, and now I won’t be paying that $60 every month for the privilege of watching…