Welcome to LouisvilleKY

LouisvilleKY.com The Pulse of the City

Site design by Mr and Mrs Smith LLC www.mrandmrssmithpr.com.

Member Login
Lost your password?


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.

See Larry Muhammad’s “Double V” at Ali Center Feb. 4

January 25, 2015

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...
Read More »

Getting My Swing Back the Right Way

January 11, 2015

When I played golf this year, I was hitting drives off the tee close to 300 yards.  I played better, hit the ball further, and enjoyed the game more than ever.  You might say I was pretty happy with myself. Then I met Lenny Mello. Certified by the Titleist Performance Institute, Lenny runs a...
Read More »

The Brothers Size Brings Powerful Performances

January 11, 2015
Ben Williamson (drummer) with Ronald Kirk, Che Ayende and Larry Powell in The Brothers Size
Actors Theatre of Louisville, 2015
Photo by Bill Brymer

The Brothers Size, currently being performed at Actors Theatre, is promoted as a “lyrical tale of brotherly love (that) explores the tension between fear and desire on the elusive road to freedom.” That is accurate, perhaps, but it doesn’t prepare you for the reality of the play’s raw emotions, street language and battle of...
Read More »

Discover Louisville Uncovered with Cyndy Tandy

December 17, 2014

My friend Cyndy Tandy has been working on this idea for several years, so it’s great to see Louisville Uncovered become a reality. For this week’s Rusty Satellite Show, I checked in with Cyndy as she was taping a new segment of Louisville Uncovered. It’s a series of vignettes lasting about a minute that...
Read More »

The Differences in Us as Luke’s Journal Ends

November 16, 2014

Luke’s school assignment was to write a daily journal for 30 days. I took a great interest, and we both agreed that we’d publish the journal entries here. Of course, Luke is thrilled that it’s over. Here’s our final entry, though Luke knows he can come back to it any time he wants. LUKE:...
Read More »

Tribes at Actors is a Focus on Family Dynamic

November 16, 2014
John Judd, Ryan Spahn, Alex Olson, Meg Thalken, Monique Barbee_Tribes_Photo by Bill Brymer

Tribes, now playing at Actors Theatre, is about a really loud family in which Mom, Dad, Brother and Sister don’t hold back in expressing themselves, while a younger brother who’s deaf must find  his place at the table. The play, by English writer Nina Raine, opens at a family dinner with a spirited discussion...
Read More »

Morning Motivational on Monday

November 11, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 7.16.52 AM

Dick Wilson and I can’t figure out how many years we’ve been doing the Breakfast of Champions, but it’s somewhere between five and eight years. We’re guessing. We finished our 2014 series yesterday, with GLI president and former Rusty Satellite Show guest Kent Oyler giving the group a positive message about the future of...
Read More »

Luke’s Diamond Pursuit and The Newsroom’s Return

November 10, 2014

LUKE: Entry for the weekend. Fairly boring week in terms of my journal because I was very focused on achieving my goal for diamond rank this season for my game. Just to give you a scope on how much I had to play, the system is laid out like this. The ladder is divided into...
Read More »

Journal: Luke’s Three-Day Week; Homecoming with the Pikes

November 9, 2014

Our Journal: LUKE: Entry for 11/6 thru 11/7. This week was a short week so my teachers see this and decide “We need to give them enough work for a 5 day week isntead of 3.” So I’ve been very busy with not only schoolwork but also this is a fairly important time for my game....
Read More »

Our Journal: On Voting in Kentucky

November 6, 2014

We apologize for the short break – Luke and I are back to journaling: LUKE: 11/5/2014 Wednesday. This is the day after elections so that’s all everyone wants to talk about. After an election of some kind people really like talking about politics in general. I am a fairly liberal person and people in...
Read More »

Louisville KY Advertisements