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RickRedding

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.


Spring! on Stony Brook

March 23, 2011
Spring! on Stony Brook

There’s a stretch of Stony Brook Drive, between the Cinemas and Six Mile Lane, where the rows of Dogwoods in bloom are just amazing. They only stay this way for a day or two.  I noticed it last year, and came back the next day and the blooms were gone. So I stopped to...
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Danger, Danger: Living in Rubbertown, Butchertown

March 23, 2011
Danger, Danger: Living in Rubbertown, Butchertown

Kelly McKnight, who works across the street from the Swift plant in Butchertown, knew something was wrong when he walked out his building’s front door and saw a bunch of people in white coats milling about. So he altered his plan to go out and went back to his office. But the water he...
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Sustaining the Message with Green

March 22, 2011
Sustaining the Message with Green

Everybody in town, it seems, is ready to talk about sustainability. The question is whether anyone is going to do anything. Yesterday, Greg Fischer appointed 25 people to a Food Policy Advisory Board, which may lead to some new ideas for improving our diets and eating more local food products. I did a story...
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Lights Out on Shelbyville Not a Media Story

March 22, 2011
Lights Out on Shelbyville Not a Media Story

We were in the 4th frame at Ten Pin Lanes last night when all of  a sudden, the place went dark. The loud din of pins crashing stopped. Emergency lights came on. And the Monday Night Men’s Bowling League was done for the night.  Outside, businesses up and down Shelbyville Road, just inside the...
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No Excuses for Bonehead Committee Picks

March 21, 2011
No Excuses for Bonehead Committee Picks

Here’s Billy Reed’s logical suggestions for fixing the NCAA Basketball Tournament. It makes a lot of sense. So, of course, none of this will happen. By Billy Reed Ordinarily I’m not a critic of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament committee. I don’t always agree with their selections and seedings, but I can...
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It’s March Badness Time

March 21, 2011
It’s March Badness Time

Welcome to Spring in the City. It’s about time. I know your NCAA brackets are busted, but please, don’t bother telling me how you had Richmond and Marquette in the Final Four.  I’m only interested in watching Jimmer at BYU against Florida Thursday night. Cats fans have to stay up late Friday to watch...
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Pushing the Button One Last Time

March 18, 2011
Pushing the Button One Last Time

They’re having a good-bye party for Steve Langford over at WAVE-TV today. The VP/GM started at the station back in 1978, and has been in charge of things on Floyd Street for a dozen years. Here’s his final Hot Button:
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Morehead’s Day in the Sun

March 18, 2011
Morehead’s Day in the Sun

Want to know a little bit more about Morehead? Of course, Billy Reed has a perspective on the Eagles’ that you didn’t. We’re proud here at LouisvilleKY.com to present his thoughts on the Eagles’ victory over U of L. Read more of Billy’s thoughts at BillyReedSays. by Billy Reed It’s too bad for longtime...
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The “Crap, We Lost to Morehead” Edition

March 18, 2011
The “Crap, We Lost to Morehead” Edition

Oh, NO! Not Morehead. Add Morehead State’s Demonte Harper to the U.S. Reed Cardinal opponent Hall of Fame. His 3 with 4 seconds left stunned Card Nation yesterday afternoon, ruining a perfectly good St. Patty’s Celebration at Ri Ra on Fourth Street, where I was, and countless other game-watching locales. While this team was...
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The TV Madness is New

March 17, 2011
The TV Madness is New

With the new broadcasting plan for the NCAA Tournament, viewers who don’t go to sports bars may have a tough time finding their favorite team.  And for WLKY-TV, the local station that traditionally boasts the best ratings in the nation for the tournament, the new arrangement could really hurt its numbers. That’s because WLKY...
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