Articles by RickRedding

2015-11-27 11.01.19

Football’s Dust Settles in Louisville for WKU, Louisville Cards and UK

Maybe this is the year I should have started betting on football. That was a near-perfect football weekend. First, I went to Bowling Green and saw one of the country’s best offenses demolish a 9-2 Marshall team that came in expecting to be competitive. The final was 49-28, but it could have been a lot more if not for a few Topper miscues and Jeff Brohm’s decision to take his foot off the gas in the 4th quarter. Western, 8-0 in Conference USA, earned the right to host Southern Miss (yes, Card fans, THAT Southern Miss) in the league title…

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The WEEK says Happy Thanksgiving Louisville KY!

Happy Turkey Day Louisvillians! Here’s some news, and a podcast, and Paul Thorn’s ode to family as we remember that, you know, we’ve got it pretty good around here. There’s plenty of tidbits for you from Rusty Satellite alumni and local media folks: Owen Rides Off: Metro Councilman Tom Owen told me it wouldn’t take him long to decide, and one week after his Rusty Satellite Show appearance the 76-year-old Louisville legend said he’s not up for another election, prompting a lot of Highlands residents to think about running. Happy Trails to Tom. Janelle Chooses Family: WAVE-TV’s anchor Janelle MacDonald…

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Cupcakes Continue for Louisville with 85-41 Win at Yum! Center

Win number 4 for the Louisville Cardinals, over outmanned St. Francis Brooklyn, was an 85-41 pummeling at the Yum! Center. The Cards’ leading scorer was Damion Lee with 25 points. Chinanu Onuaku, gaining a reputation as the most improved player in the ACC, led the Cards with a dozen rebounds, and sophomore guard Quentin Snider pitched in 10 assists. 6-foot-10 freshman Ray Spalding had 12 points, eight coming in the first half. Samford, Hartford, North Florida and now St. Francis haven’t really challenged the Cards, but the heavy lifting is coming. The Cards play St. Louis in New York Saturday night before their…


Bats’ Go Back to Blue, and Red for Louisville KY AAA Team

Louisville KY’s Bats Unveil New Look I’m hearing mixed reviews on the new look of the Louisville Bats, as the new uniforms and logos were unveiled today at Slugger Field. On one hand, the color change to red and blue is welcome and more in line with our city’s baseball tradition. But that Bat is ugly. Maybe the team just needs to sell more merchandise. Here’s the official release. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats unveiled new logos and uniforms to be used for the 2016 season and beyond Monday afternoon at Louisville Slugger Field. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Bats majority…

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My LouisvilleKY Week: How I Spent a Post-Surgical Week at Home

It is actually a lot harder than it sounds — Dr. Quill said that all I would need to do is keep all weight off my right foot. So I got a set of crutches, rented a scooter and borrowed one of those old-people walkers, filled the Percocet prescription, got Paula to stock some food and drink upstairs and…. I’ve spent four days in the same two rooms with my iMac, KindleFire, iPhone, and Bluetooth speaker. And two dachshunds. This has been my post-surgery week — on Monday I had my ankle fused, an operation that fuses some of the bones in…


There’s a New Podcast in LouisvilleKY – It’s Uncovered

LouisvilleKY’s Newest Podcast Uncovered with Cyndy Tandy You may remember that Cyndy Tandy was one of my guests on the first Rusty Satellite Show. That was some 124 weeks ago. Cyndy has her own media empire — a series of local TV vignettes that have aired on WAVE-TV, entitled Louisville Uncovered. And she’s got a far-reaching social media network on Twitter and Facebook. So I have no doubt that her new podcast on the network will be a huge success. Here’s how Cyndy describes the new show: Listen and get the scoop from behind the scenes, as we scan the River…

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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: A Big Movie, Bibles, Bridges and Brains and Bull – and a Moose

There was a lot to do this week as I prepared for some sitting-around time post-surgery, and it seemed there was some urgency around town too. It’ll Probably Take 40 Days and 40 Nights: Now that we’ve got a religious conservative heading to the Governor’s Mansion, most folks think it won’t take long for Matt Bevin to restore state tax incentives for the Ark Park in northern Kentucky. Last year, the state tourism cabinet revoked $18 million in tax credits because the Park wouldn’t say it would hire anybody who wasn’t a Christian, and the state doesn’t support religious ideas….


On Rusty Satellite: LouisvilleKY’s Most Interesting People of the Week – Kevin Harned and the Lawrence Family

LouisvilleKY’s Big Upcoming Events Featured: Brain Ball Nov. 20 and Nov. 17 Mockingjay Part 2 Premiere This week, the Rusty Satellite Show features WAVE-TV weather dude Kevin Harned, who leads a double life raising thousands of dollars for charity as an auctioneer. He will be at the Brain Ball on Nov. 20 at the Marriott East. Jennifer Lawrence is NOT coming to the local premiere of her latest, and final, Hunger Games movies, Mockingjay Part 2. But her mom and sister-in-law are busy promoting the Tuesday night event at Tinseltown, which will raise plenty of money for charity and offers…


LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Will Bevin Bury Kynect?

This week we learned that the Republican strategy of tying Democratic opponents to President Obama in Kentucky, where Obama’s approval rating is about 30 percent, still works, especially if the Dem is Jack Conway. Our next governor is Matt Bevin, who won by a wide margin in an election that only a third of registered voters in Kentucky bothered to participate in. The good news is Bevin will certainly be different and his team will be inexperienced in Frankfort bureaucracy and methods. And he’s hired Hal Heiner for his transition team. The bad news: He says of Kynect, the popular health…

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On Louisville KY’s Dixie Highway, How $16.9 Million will Make a Difference

President Tandy sees Dixie Highway Grant as a significant part of improving the Urban Core of Metro Louisville’s infrastructure Grant covers Dixie Highway improvements from downtown and beyond Louisville- Metro Council President David Tandy (D-4) joined other Metro Council members, Congressman John Yarmuth, Governor Steve Beshear, Mayor Greg Fischer and members of Jefferson County’s Legislative Delegation on Monday to praise the announcement that Metro Louisville will receive a $16.9 million TIGER Grant for the Dixie Highway Master Plan. “Dixie Highway is just as vital to Metro Louisville as any interstate when it comes to moving people to and from destinations…