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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.


Life In Louisville Goes On

April 4, 2011
Life In Louisville Goes On

OK, so let’s get on with Derby season. I was in the throng at the St. Matthews Molly Malone’s Saturday night, where the letdown after DeAndre Liggins shot clanged off the rim was palpable. It so happened that WLKY-TV’s Kristen Drew was there most of the night, preparing for, get this, a three-hour post-game...
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Billy Reed: A Big Blue Post-Mortem

April 3, 2011
Billy Reed: A Big Blue Post-Mortem

Here’s Billy Reed’s analysis of the state of the UK basketball program after Saturday’s disappointing one-point loss to Connecticut in the Final Four in Houston. Lexington, Ky., is about the last place in Basketball America where you would expect to find a team that’s easy to wrap your arms around and love like an...
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Live Lunch with Paul Thorn

April 1, 2011
Live Lunch with Paul Thorn

One guy said “That was the best one-hour show of music I’ve ever seen.” My musical hero plays at Jim Porter’s tonight.
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NBA is a Done Deal for Pizza Guys

April 1, 2011
NBA is a Done Deal for Pizza Guys

Ready for the Louisville Pizza? J. Bruce Miller announced last night that in secret talks with NBA commissioner David Stern, he’d reached an agreement to bring the New Orleans Hornets to Freedom Hall this fall. And Miller revealed that his huge investment group – the one he said could buy the whole league if...
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Miller Says NBA Dream is Still Alive

March 31, 2011
Miller Says NBA Dream is Still Alive

Tonight J. Bruce Miller will tell a group organized by YPAL that the NBA dream is still alive for this year. The event starts at 6:00 at Patrick O’Shea’s downtown. In an interview this afternoon, Miller said he’s working on a number of fronts and that he’s optimistic an NBA team could be the...
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Green’s Ethics Battle Just Beginning

March 31, 2011
Green’s Ethics Battle Just Beginning

The long and slow process of relieving Judy Green of her duties on the Metro Council kicks off today. She’s the focus of a meeting of the Louisville Metro Ethics Commission beginning at 11:30. The meeting may not take place, however. The original complaint, filed by political rival Ray Barker in January, has triggered...
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Assault on Houston for Local TV

March 31, 2011
Assault on Houston for Local TV

Welcome to Opening Day. No, I don’t mean for the Reds, though they take on the Brewers at a chilly Great American Ballpark this afternoon. And the Bats don’t open up at Slugger until next week. No, it’s opening day for the local TV station assault on Houston (imagine graphic: ASSAULT ON HOUSTON! 2011)....
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All Your Real News About Louisville

March 30, 2011
All Your Real News About Louisville

Fake, Fake, Fake: Hey, I’m a little busy doing the ROFL thing with LEO’s Fake April Fools issue. It came out today, so you know to be prepared when the real jokes start coming tomorrow. The cover story really is priceless. Favorite fake quote, from a fake Charles Buddeke “. . . none fulfill...
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Time to Care about Education

March 29, 2011

That email headline really caught my attention — “Louisville Turns up the Heat on Education.” It was one of those cheeky emails from the Friend of Lou bunch touting the 55,000 Degree project. It’s a goal set by education leaders last year to increase the number of people with college degrees — the goal...
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Some Big Stories, But a Woman in the Men’s Room?

March 29, 2011
Some Big Stories, But a Woman in the Men’s Room?

Sure, there’s stuff to cover in the news, like the Mayor going down to the ‘hood, the Metro Council demanding ethics compliance from MSD, and there are dangerous feral hogs wandering around in Jefferson Memorial Forest.  They’re having a big party at Bellarmine tonight, and UK is in the Final Four. Another story concocted...
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