Articles by RickRedding

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You Are Not Changing Me with that Garbage that you wrote

Rick Pitino attacked C.L. Brown of the Courier in his press conference today, because The Rick thinks an article Brown wrote criticizing Pitino’s practice methods was erroneous. That’s a little New York coming out of Pitino in the featured quote above. I pulled a few more excerpts below, and here’s a link to the whole exchange. Pitino doesn’t take criticism well, especially when things are going bad. I’ll never forget the one he had during the Karen Sypher mess, when he told the media that they should all ignore any news coming from Sypher. He assembled the media in a…


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The Humongous Party of the Weekend

You’ve probably heard the endless promotion of Cabo Wabo in local media. It’s the party to bring you out of hiding, forget about the horrible weather, and boogie the night away.  It’s where all the cool kids will be Saturday night, the highlight of January. Facebook RSVPs alone number 600, and you can bet more than that will show up with $12, and a coat to donate, at the Mellwood Arts Center Saturday night. Here are details of the bash, provided by Cabo board member John Witten. 2012 Cabo Wabo Coat Party- Benefiting The Children’s Peace Center of Our Lady…


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Gilderbloom to Reveal Surprising Results on Louisville Real Estate

My friend Dr. John Gilderbloom has been doing some amazing research on local real estate, trying to explain why things happen the way they do here and what leaders could/should do to make our quality of life better. One of his goals is to convince city leaders to change two-way streets into one-way streets, serving to slow down traffic, reduce crime and encourage business on those streets. Gilderbloom hasn’t shared the results of his research to a Louisville audience — until now. On Jan. 18, he will be giving a talk at Big Spring Country Club. It ought to be…


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News Flash — It’s Not a Major Snow Event

Local TV stations are so starved for snowflakes, they’d have you think this afternoon’s potential dusting should incite panic. In some cases, it is. Everyone’s making jokes about getting bread and milk, and anyone hosting an event of any type tonight is wavering on going through with it. I remember making these jokes a long time ago, but it is really getting much, much worse, maybe because local TV has so many more hours to fill. But don’t panic, or cancel your plans. It’s really going to be OK, even if you have to drive your vehicle on a wet…


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Fischer Finallly Fills Sustainability Post

Mayor Fischer has finally filled one of the most talked-about spots in his administration — at least it was talked about a lot during last year’s election. Rival candidate Jackie Green had pushed for the office to be created, and many thought he would be a candidate for the job. Instead, Fischer hired Maria Koetter as the city’s new Director of Sustainability. She’s been involved in environmental programs as a consultant. It will be interesting to see what gets accomplished through this new office, and if it justifies the $78K salary. Here’s the official release from the city: Mayor Greg…


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Hanging with Republicans on Dixie

I had quite an afternoon yesterday, and not all of it good. I am back to playing racquetball all the time after an injury. And remember I’ve been playing for 30 years. But I’d never done this — ran into the side wall tooth first, busting a chunk out of one of my front teeth, leaving me looking like, well, I don’t want to insult any group of people, but you know what I mean. Fortunately I have an appointment at Moore Smiles, just up the street, to see what it’s going to take to fix it. But last  night…


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What’s the Safety Concern for School Bus Ads?

The only reason opponents have come up with to oppose allowing financially-challenged school systems is concerns about “safety.” Huh? That’s a patently ridiculous position, and one that could cost school systems a lot of money. Rep. Terry Mills has, for the second year in a row, brought a measure to the state legislature that would permit school systems to sell advertising on the sides of their very visible buses. But the measure didn’t pass last year over safety concerns, and it’s likely that someone in the state Senate will oppose it again. Of course, there are and should be restrictions…


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Beshear to U of L: NO, Ask Me Again and I’ll Tell you the Same

U of L Hospital Still in Trouble: Another effort to get U of L Hospital some love from the Governor has failed.  Beshear announced today there will be no revised plan to get U of L a piece of the merger pie. That deal was consummated last week between Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare and Catholic Health Initiatives, a deal that will basically save Jewish. U of L simply botched the merger from the start by keeping details secret from the public and not playing nice enough with politicians, including Beshear, and failing to emphasize the positive ($$) aspects…


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Cards Drop to 15, Murray up to 14, WKU Shopping Coaches

Let’s get caught up on hoops, shall we? Over-Rated: Those of us who watched U of L’s disheartening double overtime loss to Notre Dame on Saturday know the team has problems, mainly with its offense. The Cards can’t score. And that makes it really hard to watch them. 50 points in regulation?  It is not even an average free-throw shooting team. No one that this bunch deserved that #4 ranking a few weeks back, and this week’s #15 seems to be a little generous. Race to the Top: Undefeated Murray State, quickly becoming the talk of college hoops, passed the…


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Boel Inspires Breakfast Crowd

John Boel had already put in a full day of work when he arrived at the University Club at 7 this morning. The newly-hired WAVE-TV reporter told his Breakfast of Champions audience some inspiring stories from his journey from top news anchor at WLKY-TV to rehab for alcohol addiction and a rebirth on the morning news. While much of his speech focused on his recovery and some frightening statistics about addiction, readers here might be more interested in his thoughts on media and how he came back to the local airwaves. Boel said that in November he felt he was…