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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.


Not a Perfect Start for the Louisville Bats

April 8, 2011
Not a Perfect Start for the Louisville Bats

Last night’s Louisville Bats  opener seemed perfect in every way. There was great weather, a huge crowd and plenty of first-day optimism. It was all good, that is, unless you were among the hundreds of fans hanging in the lobby waiting for your tickets at will call. The Bats made a smart move in...
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Finally Some Love for Jockeys

April 8, 2011
Finally Some Love for Jockeys

There’s no group that’s more overlooked during the Derby party season than the short, strong men who ride the horses around the track. That’s why I was glad to see the Galt House is organizing the inaugural Night of Silk Derby Party on Derby Night to raise money for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. ...
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A Worthy Ride for Louisville’s MS Charity

April 7, 2011
A Worthy Ride for Louisville’s MS Charity

Meet Dean Brooks. He’s kind of crazy. On Monday morning at 7, he’s going to get on one of those spinning bike things at Milestone Fitness Center and says he’s not getting off for 12 hours.  He could put in 220 miles.  It’s the seventh time he’s done it, raising money for MS, the...
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Belly of the Louisville Chopper Beast

April 7, 2011
Belly of the Louisville Chopper Beast

Thanks to WHAS-TV’s Dan Chesser for this cool shot of the new WAVE-TV/WHAS-TV paint job on the news chopper. Here’s a link to the story on the deal.
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All’s Right in Louisville

April 7, 2011
All’s Right in Louisville

All is indeed right with the world. It’s opening day for the Louisville Bats, Karen Sypher is sleeping in a jail cell, and somebody around here bought a $218 million lottery ticket in Clarksville. And did you know that Dontrelle Willis, who won 22 games for the Florida Marlins in 2005, is on the...
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LEO Hires Familiar TV Face in Louisville

April 6, 2011
LEO Hires Familiar TV Face in Louisville

LEO Weekly has hired former WAVE-TV reporter Anne Marshall to replace Phillip Bailey in its newsroom. Bailey moved over to WFPL-FM as a reporter. Editor Sarah Kelley said Marshall has great story-telling skills and has been doing freelance writing in Nashville, including some work for SouthComm, LEO’s owner. Marshall left WAVE-TV in 2006 in...
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WHAS-TV Adding Local Programming

April 6, 2011
WHAS-TV Adding Local Programming

There are big changes all over the TV dial locally this fall, and none will have more impact than what’s going on at WHAS-TV. Rumors have been swirling for months that the ABC affiliate was pitching new, local morning and evening programming, and station GM Mark Pimentel confirmed it a newsletter released today. WHAS-TV...
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The Kentucky Kingdom Saga Hits a Low Point

April 6, 2011
The Kentucky Kingdom Saga Hits a Low Point

It’s a local tragedy that no one is willing to come up with the money to keep the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park from collecting another year’s worth of rust. Ed Hart is holding a press conference this morning to say that the plan to re-open the park is delayed, again, for at least a...
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WHAS-TV’s Fill-In Strategy

April 6, 2011
WHAS-TV’s Fill-In Strategy

It’s storm season, so that means local TV weather guessers are putting in extra hours. And it’s no time to be short on personnel. That’s one reason WHAS-TV has called on a local weather veteran, Kim Stevens, to fill in on the air. Stevens is doing freelance weather in the spot vacated by Jamie...
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So Long to The Edit, Hello to Noise&Notes

April 5, 2011
So Long to The Edit, Hello to Noise&Notes

The real truth in Louisville is that some of the best political reporting to be found comes from public radio station WFPL-FM. And a few years ago, when reporter Gabe Bullard convinced the bosses over there to allow him to blog about news that didn’t always make the station’s newscast, news junkies flocked to...
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