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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Catching the Christmas Spirit Out on the Town

  ‘Tis the season for holiday parties, right? I’ve mentioned a few over at EatDrinkTalk, but it’s only scratching the surface. As Caroline Knop mentioned when she was guest c0-hosting the Rusty Satellite Show this week, this weekend provides a rare opportunity to get discounted tickets to the Feb. 18 Tailspin Ale Fest, arguably the most popular of the city’s beer-inspired gatherings. You can get the tix Friday and Saturday at Liquor Barns in Middletown and Elizabethown. In my world, Paula has already completed her Christmas shopping, she says, while I’ve yet to buy the first present. But yesterday I…


The Omni downtown is going up, up, up.

LOUISVILLEKY.com’s THE WEEK: Thanks, I’ll Eat It Here, and There

I won’t have any trouble choosing my favorite eats and drinks from this week for the next EatDrinkTalk podcast — Steve Coomes and I were treated to a marvelous preview of the new Lola Lounge above the Butchertown Grocery. Well, it will be a challenge to choose a favorite from the menu — portobello fries or fish sandwich, Cuban sandwich or Beignet? And the creativity of the cocktail list is unbelievable — I tried something called a Long Dark Blues with charcoal and chartreuse. No, I’m not pretending to even know what those are, but I think I’ll keep going…


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Thanksgiving Eve is Party Time at Gerstle’s; Come back for Leftovers Friday

If you’ve passed the college-age crowd, moved on from the attitude of all-night-drinking and wondering what you did last night, you might not realize that tonight is the biggest party night of the year for many local bars. For 41-year-old Eric White, who’s owned Gerstle’s in St. Matthews for eight years, it’s a known fact that the kids coming home from college with no reason to get up on Thursday means a packed house. It’s time to book the best bands (This, That and the Other is playing tonight) and make sure there’s plenty of kegs of Bud Light on hand….


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What Will Louisville Look Like Sans Obamacare?

Most people know by now that the Affordable Care Act has provided anything but affordable healthcare and many pundits feel like that is one of the major issues on President Elect Trump’s agenda that won him votes. Premiums are on the rise as are deductibles and many major insurers have opted out of the game. If Trump holds true to his campaign promises and does away with Obamacare, what will the outcome be like for Louisville? Will blue collar workers be insured in the future and what will workers do during open registration? After all, they are being told to…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: This is Not Going Well

As President-Elect, Donald Trump is today taking credit for something that was never going to happen — he tweeted that he was responsible for Ford not moving a plant from Kentucky to Mexico. He’s picked a known bigot as one of his top advisors. People around the country continue to hold protests. This isn’t going well, and it’s just getting started. So we must look outside politics for good news — I played golf at Seneca in 70 degree weather on Nov. 17. It’s almost Thanksgiving. Maybe a move to Thailand is in order. According to this video from my…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Let’s Talk about Getting Past the Election, and Whiskey

In attempting to come to grips with the outcome of the election and the idea of a President Trump, I invited a local Republican woman to be my guest on the Rusty Satellite Show. I think you’ll enjoy my conversation with Metro Councilwoman Angela Leet, who has plenty of positives to speak about concerning LOCAL politics. I also talk with social media manager Katie Delaune, a recovering TV news reporter, about the election and an important event coming up this weekend — the Candle Glow Gala benefitting Hosparus. Of course, I can’t say the election results aren’t disappointing to me, and…


Lamar Jackson and the Cards are at Boston College Saturday

LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Bevin’s Twisted Logic, Politics and Podcasts

Yes, you can count me among those disappointed in all things political this season. This week, those of us paying attention were subjected to some jaw-dropping comments from our Governor, who said on Terry Meiners show that most of us who criticize Trump for all his boorish behavior with women are hypocrites. He said you shouldn’t be knocking Trump for saying he grabs women in the crotch if you have read a racy book. Or played a certain video game. Don’t take my word for it, here are his actual words: “The same hypocrites that are supposedly outraged and offended by…


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Chris Thieneman Interview with Lyle Janes on LMPD

This YouTube clip is an interview conducted on a cable access show hosted by Lyle Janes. For almost three years, Thieneman has been working through the court system to clear his name from an assault charge brought by a former girlfriend. He believes he’s been wronged by prosecutors and corrupt police officers, and is taking his case to higher courts. Thieneman also promotes two books. The first is “To Protect and Serve: How to fix America’s Police” written by Norm Stamper. The other is  “Killing Time” a true story about former death row inmate John Thompson, who spent 18 years in for…


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Need to Blow Off Some Steam in LouisvilleKY

Need to Blow Off Some Steam? Here Are a Few Things You Should Try Louisville is a generally laid-back place to live, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get caught in the hustle and bustle of everyday life here in the city. While spending time at the office or working towards getting more clients for your business is great, there are times when some time off can really help a lot. These are some of the things you should try to take your mind off of work and blow off steam. Start a Fantasy Sports Team There are a lot…


Lamar Jackson and the Cards are at Virginia Saturday at Noon. Bill Brymer photo

LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Pumpkins, Politics and Good Eats

I’m not sure when Halloween transitioned from a focus on kids dressing up and knocking on doors to get candy to one of the biggest party nights of the year, but it happened. With the big Trick-or-Treat night not coming until Monday, that makes for a whole weekend for adults to put on their Donald Trump masks and overindulge in something that’s worse for you than candy. According to Lyft, it’s become about the biggest ride-sharing night of the year, so I’ll be out there and coming to get you. Speaking of Lyft, guess how I met this week’s guest…