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Four Things You Can Do Starting Now to Boost Your Credit Score

Those with a poor credit score who are looking to improve it can often find themselves in somewhat of a catch-22 situation. Perhaps you have paid off any previous debts, but have been left with a poor credit score that’s standing in your way of borrowing money and repaying it on time – often one of the only things that you can do to get your credit rating going in an upward direction quickly. The good news is that even with a lower than average credit score, there are several things that you can do in order to start improving…


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Louisville Ranked No. 5 in AP Preseason Men’s Basketball Poll

from University of Louisville Sports Information LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville is ranked No. 5 in the Associated Press men’s basketball preseason poll released on Monday. It is the highest the Cardinals have been ranked in the preseason since 2013 when UofL opened the year ranked third in the Associated Press and USA Today polls.  It is the fifth time in the last 10 years that UofL has been ranked among the top 10 preseason. Louisville has been ranked in the Associated Press poll on 632 occasions, sixth most all-time.  This is the 127th time the Cardinals have…


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Rusty Gets Energized Downtown with Natalia Bishop and Major Robertson

There’s a certain energy in the air at 900 East Main Street, officially named The Center for SIDIS and the home base for more than a dozen serial entrepreneurs who use the facilities provided by Story Louisville. It’s no surprise that the WIFI code here is “getshitdone”. It seems everyone who walks through the door is immersed in what appear to be vitally important and exciting projects. Leading the way here is one Natalia Bishop, who has overseen Story’s growth in this building while managing another one, a block or so over on Market Street. She also run Level Up,…


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Four reasons to have a career in criminology (and how to start)

So you want to have a career that benefits your community and work with public services. How can you do that? One of the ways you can do this is to think about having a career in criminology, where you could help people in your local area who have been victims of crime. Not only can you be an asset to those around you, but you can also get a great sense of job satisfaction by knowing you can provide safety and security to society. If this sounds like the type of responsibility you want for a career, here are…


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Louisville Basketball Is Back in Title Contention in Mack’s Second Season

Don’t look now, but Louisville basketball just might be back … make that “Back” with a capital B. The scandal of the Rick Pitino era is finally ebbing into the background as coach Chris Mack heads into his second season at the helm. Mack’s first year will, unfortunately, be best remembered for what can only be described as the “Duke debacle” – when the Cardinals blew a 23-point lead, at home, to the Blue Devils with less than ten minutes to go in the game. But diving deeper than that one abysmal nine-minute stretch, Mack’s first season was undeniably a…


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Starting a Business in Kentucky – What You Need to Know

Every state comes with its own unique set of requirements and processes that are involved in starting a business in the region. Kentucky has been rated by Forbes as one of the most inexpensive states to start a business in due to low incorporation and administrative fees as well as lenient tax requirements for startups. More specifically, the state ranks 10th in lowest overall business costs, 2nd in lowest cost of living, and 14th in lowest sales tax. In this quick guide, we’ll go over the basic process of starting a business in Kentucky: Incorporate Under a Suitable Corporation Type…


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Rusty Satellite 326: Kasey Maier at the Waterfront Botanical Gardens, and Joe Pusateri

Louisville is getting something special this week – the grand opening of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens. Its sits above street-level on ground that once was a junkyard, but has been transformed into something the city can be proud of. And Kasey Maier is the dynamic leader who raised the $16 million (thus far) to make it happen. We talk about what’s happened in the three years since she was last on the show, and what visitors can look forward to. Speaking of reunions, the last real conversation I had with Joe Pusateri was probably in 1992, when he was the…


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Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular returns to Iroquois Park for 7th consecutive year

5,000 artistically carved pumpkins to light walking trail In what has become the must-see event of the Halloween season, the Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular is returning for the seventh consecutive year to South Louisville’s Iroquois Park, where 5,000 artistically carved pumpkins will greet visitors from October 8 through November 3. The pumpkins will illuminate a 1/3-mile trail adjacent to the Iroquois Amphitheater, and event officials estimate up to 100,000 people will visit over the course of 27 days. The trail is open from dusk until 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets range…


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Bourbon and Beyond Crowd was 91,000

Bourbon & Beyond Wraps Incredible Weekend with 91,000 Fans In Attendance September 20, 21 & 22 At Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center The World’s Largest Bourbon Festival Featured Foo Fighters, Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, Zac Brown Band, Daryl Hall & John Oates, John Fogerty, ZZ Top & More Plus Special Guest Appearances And One-Of-A-Kind Bourbon And Culinary Experiences With Master Distillers And Celebrity Chefs Danny Wimmer Presents Honors Louisville Partners With Special Awards The third year of Bourbon & Beyond wrapped an unforgettable weekend September 20-22 with 91,000 fans in attendance at the Highland Festival…


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NuLu Fest Returns Sept. 28

Now in its 11th year, the newly expanded festival will take place on September 28th in the 600 – 900 blocks of East Market Street in Downtown, Louisville. NuLu Fest 2019 is presented by Royal’s Hot Chicken, Feast BBQ, and bar Vetti. This year’s event will feature two stages that will ‘book-end’ East Market St, with even more local entertainment and live music throughout the day provided by sonoBLAST! Records. This year’s lineup includes; Fredrick The Younger, The Fervor, Tyrone Cotton, Tyler Lance Walker Gill, Carly Johnson, Bridge 19, Beware The Images, and a performance from Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts…