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Rick is the entrepreneur behind LouisvilleKy.com. He’s been a world-famous blogger since thinking up The ‘Ville Voice back in 2006. Before leaving that start-up in 2009, he was voted the city’s best blogger by Louisville Magazine. LEO Readers voted his site the best independent news site in the city. In 2009 he organized a news operation at LouisvilleMojo and headed up the Local Voices blog team at WLKY.com in 2010. A long time ago, he was a beat reporter at Business First, launched business news operations in the Kiosk and Pizza industries, and wrote a media column at LEO. He’s a Louisville native and a graduate of WKU.


Champion Take Charge Brandi Heads Roster of 154 Early Nominations for Kentucky Oaks

February 28, 2015
Take Charge Brandi at Keeneland

Nomination Total of 154 Up 27.3% From 121 Early Oaks Nominees in 2014 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, Feb. 27, 2015) – Willis C. Horton’s reigning juvenile champion Take Charge Brandi is the brightest star among 154 horses on the roster of early nominations to the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), America’s premier race...
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New Rusty Features Joe Steier and Laurie Dhue

February 28, 2015
Joe Steier of Signature HealthCARE

Listen to this week’s Rusty Satellite Show here.  He’s come a long way from running Hikes Point’s Golden Nugget, and these days Joe Steier leads one of Louisville’s largest employer and most important companies. He’s busy. Joe serves on a number of boards that promote the city, is an advocate for Louisville as a...
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Pegasus Pins Out Everywhere Starting Monday, March 2

February 28, 2015
2015 Pegasus Pin

Friday, February 27, 2015. Louisville, KY.   – Pegasus Pin Madness starts Monday!  The Kentucky Derby Festival’s 43rd edition of the Pegasus Pin officially goes on sale Monday, March 2, at more than 1,000 retail outlets and participating financial institutions.  Since February 24, the pins have only been available at Hard Rock Café Louisville. The 2015 Pegasus Pins...
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Fischer Consolidates City’s Emergency Services

February 28, 2015
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Debbie Fox to lead agency; Dr. Raymond Orthober named EMS Medical Director LOUISVILLE (Feb. 27, 2014) – Mayor Greg Fischer today consolidated the city’s three emergency services departments into a single agency to create a more efficient, seamless and coordinated response for citizens — from the time a 911 call comes into MetroSafe until a...
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The Speed Art Museum opens new exhibit at Local Speed featuring tea and coffee sets spanning sixty years.

February 28, 2015
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LOUISVILLE, KY (February 27, 2015)–As the Speed Art Museum construction and expansion project takes shape on Third Street, the Museum’s satellite space, Local Speed, is pleased to announce its seventh exhibition entitled, Teatime Chic. From bold and colorful to white and austere, this exhibition’s tea and coffee services illustrate changing definitions of “modern” over...
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Next Breakfast of Champions Features Orchestra’s Teddy Abrams

February 28, 2015
Abrams will be a guest on the Rusty Satellite Show that debuts March 5.

Teddy Abrams is shaking things up in the Louisville Arts community – and far beyond. The dynamic Louisville Orchestra Music Director will share his insights and energy at the March 9 Breakfast of Champions. Teddy will discuss the evolution of music, seamlessly incorporating (you guessed it!) MUSIC into his entertaining talk. You will not want...
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The Healing Place, Heroin and Helping Celebrate Freedom

February 17, 2015
Laurie Dhue

On Friday, the Healing Place holds its annual Celebrate Freedom Dinner. Laurie Dhue, a former cable TV news anchor who appeared on MSNBC, CNN and Fox, will be there to talk about her personal journey and recovery from addiction. She will be a guest on my podcast, the Rusty Satellite Show, and I’m looking...
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Ben Folds Fab at Sold-out Kentucky Center

February 1, 2015
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I was pretty sure that Ben Folds was going to put on a memorable show at the Kentucky Center with the Louisville Orchestra. Before last night’s show, I didn’t really know much about Folds. But I knew he had to be more than a mere pop star to get an invite to play with...
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Butchertown, Ben Sollee Are the Stars of Actors’ “At the Vanishing Point”

January 31, 2015
At the Vanishing Point
Actors Theatre of Louisville, 2015
Photo by Bill Brymer

At The Vanishing Point, currently playing at Actors Theatre, might not be so riveting if it took place in another city, or another neighborhood. But the way it uses Louisville’s Butchertown neighborhood as an omnipresent character in the lives of one family puts your mind squarely on Story Avenue. Or the Fischer’s meatpacking plant,...
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See Larry Muhammad’s “Double V” at Ali Center Feb. 4

January 25, 2015
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It was “the good war.” That’s how America portrayed its involvement in World War II: a righteous struggle of freedom against tyranny. But America in the 1940s had legal restrictions denying its black citizens the vote, and segregated them in rundown neighborhoods, poor schools and low-paying jobs. Black GIs were assigned to building roads...
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