Articles by RickRedding

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THE WEEK’s NEWS: Ice Cream, a Roller Coaster and Some Real News

The current news cycle is being dominated by yet another tragic shooting, this time in Louisiana, and America’s continuing failure to do anything to change how easy it is for deranged individuals to get their hands on guns. However, there’s plenty of good news in good ole Louisville K Y . . .   COMFY COW’S RANGE: Could an ice cream business be Louisville’s next national success story in business? The six-year-old startup launched by partners Tim and Roy Koons McGee opened a commissary this week with plans to market sweet treats nationally. CHRIS THIENEMAN’S COURT BATTLE: Watch the video…


Bobby Petrino meets the press at ACC Media Days

Petrino’s Cards Picked to Finish Behind Clemson, Florida State in Media Poll

from GoCards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football team was picked to finish third in the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Atlantic Division, according to a poll of 158 media members in attendance at the 2015 ACC Football Kickoff at Pinehurst Resort in Greensboro, N.C. Clemson, the preseason favorite to claim the ACC football championship, was also picked over three-time defending ACC champion Florida State to capture the Atlantic Division, while Georgia Tech was favored to repeat as the Coastal Division winner. The Cardinals, who earned one first-place vote, finished with a 9-4 overall record in their inaugural season in the…


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Charities to Benefit from New Makers Mark-Breeders Cup Deal

The two brands aim to raise $1 million to benefit Breeders’ Cup Charities LEXINGTON – The Breeders’ Cup, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international event, and Maker’s Mark®, the original premium bourbon, have announced a new partnership that will aim to raise $1 million for charity over the next three years. Beginning with the 32nd Breeders’ Cup World Championships taking place October 30 and 31 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., the two iconic brands will collaborate on a limited-edition collection of Maker’s Mark bottles, each of which will feature a previous Breeders’ Cup champion. The proceeds from these bottles will…


Ghose speaks at a news conference

Seve Ghose Named Metro Parks Director

Citing his innovative approach, vision and leadership in managing and maintaining park facilities and programming, Mayor Greg Fischer today named Seve Ghose as the new director of Metro Parks and Recreation. Ghose is currently deputy superintendent of the Willamalane Park and Recreation District in Springfield, Oregon, overseeing a system of 43 parks/natural areas, numerous trails and sporting facilities. He is also a former parks director of the City of Davenport, Iowa and has worked in a leadership role in the park system in Portland, Oregon — an Olmsted Park system. “Louisville is known nationwide for its rich parks history,” Fischer…


Hebert at the 93.9 FM studios

U of L Launches Radio News Show with Mark Hebert

You know 93.9 FM The Ville for its UofL sports programming, but beginning next week the station will regularly air news about UofL faculty, staff and students. Starting July 27, UofL’s Mark Hebert will host two weekly 30-minute programs on the station. The shows will focus on research and insights from expert UofL faculty, as well as stories about our successful students, and staff and campus events. Called “UofL Today with Mark Hebert,” the shows will air Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. with replays Saturday and Sunday mornings. “This is a great opportunity for us to showcase our outstanding…


MSD's KidWin encourages healthy habits

Fischer’s Choice for MSD Chief — James “Tony” Parrott

  LOUISVILLE  – Citing his leadership and vision as the director of the water and sewer agencies of Greater Cincinnati, which includes the implementation of a complex $3 billion federal program to reduce sewage overflows, Mayor Greg Fischer today named James A. “Tony” Parrott as the new executive director of Louisville’s Metropolitan Sewer District. Parrott has spent 30 years in the public utility business, starting as a frontline worker at the Department of Environmental Services in Butler County, Ohio and working his way through the ranks, eventually landing the top job first in Butler County and then in Cincinnati, where he…


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Uncovered: Louisville’s Planned Botanical Garden

Cyndy Tandy’s Louisville Uncovered answers some of your questions about Botanica, the planned garden down on River Road at Frankfort Avenue. Check it out: There are so many ways to connect with nature in Louisville, from our forests to Waterfront Park. And soon, there could be another way to do it that will be unmatched by any other natural attraction in the area. Plans call for a 22-acre botanical garden to be built at the intersection of River Road and Frankfort Avenue. Ironically, it used to be a city dump. That was created to handle the debris left behind from…


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Oh, The Cool Sights of Forecastle

It’s difficult to describe the Forecastle crowd — it spans the spectrum of humanity. All ages, body types, dress and levels of outrageousness. We can all agree that it was most unbearably hot for most of the weekend. But with the exception of a shortened set from Sam Smith on Friday, everything that was planned happened. And that was good. I spent a few hours there Friday and Saturday, long enough for a few PBRs and a rocking’ set from St. Paul and the Broken Bones, now a favorite band. LouisvilleKY.com’s photographer Bill Brymer was turned loose with an assignment that consisted of…


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THE WEEK: Forecastle Fans, Funtown Funk

It must be time for Forecastle, maybe the coolest weekend of the year to be people-watching downtown. And there’s the music, and the food, and the beer, and the bourbon and the 60,000 people who come here. Credit to founder J.K. McKnight and Holly Weyler McKnight. We’ll be Forecastling here on LouisvilleKY.com, so watch the site for pics from our guy Bill Brymer. Here’s a link to J.K.’s and Holly’s appearances on the Rusty Satellite Show. Hey Mom and Dad, Bring the Kids: At Forecastle, Rusty alum Emily McCay is offering a “parent comfort tent.” Here are some other highlights…


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NuLu’s Honest Home Features New Rework Collective Line

LOUISVILLE, KY – Rework Collective, a new small batch manufactured furniture line located in downtown Louisville will launch their first collection on August 7th at Honest Home.  The launch coincides with the first Friday Trolley Hop in NuLu. Melding traditional and non-traditional concepts with artistic sensibility, the line uses reclaimed wood, repurposed metal, toxic free sealants, and the local Louisville workforce. The collective is made up of local artisans and led by the design duo Daniel Fitzgerald and Benjamin Rodman of Infinity Productions commercial design and fabrication studio. Branding and operations will be steered by Sandra Perry of Honest Home. This initial collection includes…