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Louisville It’s Time to Prepare for Flu Season

Louisville It’s Time to Prepare for Flu Season – What You Should Know Every year about this time the CDC in Atlanta issues a public health statement with its projections for the upcoming flu season along with any changes that have been made in vaccines. Flu shots are already available so it’s time to speak with your healthcare provider about getting vaccinated for the 2016 – 2017 influenza season. If You Don’t Have a Doctor Even with the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, there are still people out there who don’t have a family doctor or a healthcare clinic that they…


LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: The Johnson “incident”, stripper scandal, and a couple of pretty good podcasts

Did you hear the latest from Dan Johnson? Not the kooky, racist politician from Bullitt County running to be a state representative by posting offensive Facebook messages. No, this is our own Metro Councilman Dan Johnson, who got himself banned from GLI events (this seems to be an unprecedented action) for something he apparently said to a GLI female staff member during a group trip to Austin, Texas attended by several Metro Council members. Asked by the newspaper, no one else on the trip seems to have been aware of whatever it was Johnson did, though some think that the…


U of L Gets Notice of Allegations – Here’s Response from Jurich and Pinto

Joint statement from the university’s acting president and vice president/director of athletics The University of Louisville has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA and a redacted copy of the document is attached.  The university is currently reviewing the allegations and will prepare a response, which will be provided to the NCAA within 90 days.  The university will continue to cooperate with the NCAA throughout the process. Below is a joint statement from Acting President Dr. Neville Pinto and Vice President/Director of Athletics Tom Jurich: “As parents and university leaders who care about every student who comes to the University of Louisville,…


LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Cards by 7 TDs?, an Iraqi-born artist, Rabbit Hole Bourbon and a Great Burger

As of Friday morning, the #7 Louisville Cardinal football team is favored by 34.5 points in its ACC football game against Duke. As hard as that is to believe, I think this time Bobby Petrino won’t take his foot off the gas until his team is up by the 7 touchdown margin, because at this point in the season image does matter. And the Cards’ image will certainly be enhanced with a 56-10 win. I’ll see you in the Flight Deck. If it weren’t for it coinciding with the game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, I would be riding down…

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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: A Tragedy, a Plea, a Pizza, 2 Great Podcasts and the Game

A lot of you knew James Bickers better than I did. We did some work together years ago, and I occasionally saw him at events like the Waterfront Wednesday shows, but I really felt like I knew him because of the great stories he told on WFPK during his years as a morning host. His death, at age 45, registered as a shock for his colleagues at Louisville Public Media and his listeners, which number into the thousands. Reading tributes online, it’s obvious that we’ve all lost a man with a great mind and a great voice, and he will be missed….


LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK — New Ranking, New Restaurant and Plenty to Do

Most of us really enjoyed the city’s first week in the Top 5 of college football, cranking up the volume on activities as the calendar signaled that autumn is here. I saw the Showtime series, “A Season With Florida State Football” and loved seeing how Jimbo Fisher and his bunch reacted to losing. It was interesting to see the Seminoles go through a practice at Waterfront Park in the pre game and enter into Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, where they were as surprise as fans were that the Cards put a 63-20 pounding on them. I don’t see these guys…


LouisvilleKY’s Butterfly Garden Helps to Heal our Pain of Loss

by John “Hans” Gilderbloom Every year, Compassionate Friends puts down bricks to remember friends and family members who have had their lives tragically shortened.  It is a very powerful approach to healing the heart but the scars on the heart are forever.  The theme of the garden is:  ‘you do not walk alone’. Many others in our community have experienced the same loss and fate with losing a loved one too soon.  This year about 150 people helped placed 42 bricks to remember a son or daughter, friend or worker. The Butterfly Garden will not bring back our children, but it might…

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Plans Unveiled to Boost Jobs in Kentucky

Jim Gray, the mayor of Lexington, has revealed a new plan that is designed to work on boosting jobs within Kentucky. This is welcome news to any families that have been struggling to find gainful employment, and it is also good news for students who are worried that, upon graduating from college, they will be unable to find work. Keep reading to learn more about Gray’s plans, and remember that you can boost your ability to find work by attending school from home, such as through an MBA program online from an esteemed university. A Focus on Infrastructure and Business…

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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK – And Where to Go After the Game

For most locals, THE GAME is finally here. For the first time, the ESPN GameDay broadcast originates from Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, the lights at the Churchill Downs twin spires are glowing red; a sports talk station is doing a 24-hour pre game show, and John Drees is mixing up a batch of the “Seminole” a combination of Grenadine and Goldschlager, for our tailgating party that starts too early. Let’s hope Bobby Petrino has the guys ready, and that Lamar Jackson continues to dazzle. It says here the Cards win in a battle to the wire, 44-37. Meanwhile, here are a…


Take The 39 Steps to Actors

Four zany characters offer a high-energy madcap experience in Actors Theatre’s season-opening production of The 39 Steps. It’s amazing the play uses just four actors, because there are dozens of characters in a play whose pace alone is sometimes frantic. It opens with a short black-and-white film featuring the character Richard Hannay, played brilliantly by David Ryan Smith, who appeared in the 2014 and 2015 Humana Festival. A pair of clowns, played by Jesse Perez and Carter Gill, keep the comedy level high as they frequently change into different characters. Zuzanna Szadkowski is the woman at the center of the…