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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Eating, Drinking and Talking About What the Hell is Going On

Welcome in to THE WEEK here at LouisvilleKY.com. We had a Slushie, or two, at the Cocktails with Champions at 3rd Turn Brewery, along with 120 of our close friends. I had a couple before they ran out, and was glad to help raise a little money for the Bike MS event (which I’ve promised to ride in) coming up in June. And I celebrated the 150th episode of the Rusty Satellite Show with newly-elected Brandon Coan and Heine Bros. chief Mike Mays. Here’s a bunch of other cool news items: Eat. Drink. Listen:  Our new website, and podcast, is…


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LouisvilleKY schools focus of Harvard poverty study

Mayor Fischer, Superintendent Hargens and Community Leaders Begin Harvard Project to Tackle Systemic Poverty Issues “By All Means” initiative kicks off with two-day session in Cambridge CAMBRIDGE (May 19, 2016) – Mayor Greg Fischer, Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens and other Louisville leaders on Wednesday wrapped up two days of intensive learning at the first session of a two-year Harvard Graduate School of Education initiative to study and develop solutions to tackle the impact of poverty on education and child achievement. “Over and over again, people share with me their dream to develop a system that gives every child a…


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LouisvilleKy citizens called to mobilize against gun violence

Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods calls for community mobilization against gun violence People urged to walk and turn on porch lights Wednesday as a sign of solidarity   LOUISVILLE (May 10, 2016) – The Louisville Metro Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods is calling for citizens across Louisville to be part of a community mobilization effort on Wednesday to oppose gun violence and show support for its victims. As part of that, the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods is asking every place of worship in Louisville to forgo its weekly Bible study on Wednesday night (May 11), in…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Thurby, Furby, Derby and Strange Tales of the Track

Happy Derby! So much to tell you, so much to do. I spent much of Thursday driving for Uber and Lyft (click links for free rides), meeting out-of-towners from places like Utah and California, amazed at our trees and the fact that the kids are out of school for Oaks. Also, Churchill Downs hosted a wonderful media gathering, and the Oaks Eve Bash out at Woodhaven was a big success.  And here are some things I’m hearing: Two Shot: Just my opinion, but when WAVE and WDRB sent out “News Alerts” yesterday that a shooting had occurred near the Pegasus…


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Jtown Taking Action to Reduce Heroin Epidemic

Heroin addicts who want to get to rehab and avoid jail will be able to show up at the Jeffersontown Police Department to get the help they need. Getting the addicts off the streets, and not putting them in jail, is the goal of an innovative program starting in Jeffersontown August 1. Mayor Bill Dieruf announced the new initiative at a press conference, along with Chief Ken Hatmaker and Sgt. Brittney Garrett. “Jtown started the HERT (Heroin Emergency Response Team) project to come up with an innovative way to help people with addictions,” he said. “We’re not just talking about…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Some Justice, Some Horseflesh and Something’s a Thunder

The Derby horse are here early this year, and so is the media throng. For my interview with Jennie Rees for the Rusty Satellite Show this week, I went with photographer Bill Brymer to Churchill Downs’ backside, and recommend it highly. This is before all the tents, all the media, all the hangers-on, so it was just me and Bill hanging with the horses, their connections and people who know the game. Bill got the shot above of Derby contender Mohaymen, who was the story of the day. We watched Jennie interview a Japanese trainer, who has Lani in the…


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Chris Thieneman is NOT GUILTY of Assault Charge

Chris Thieneman finally got his day in court, and was found NOT GUILTY of the most serious charge against him brought by an ex-girlfriend. In Judge Amber Wolf’s court, a jury considered charges stemming from a September 2013 incident in which the former girlfriend, April Smith, claimed that the former U of L football star and political candidate tried to strangle her. This occurred after Thieneman got out of a car she was driving on Brownsboro Road. Smith left the car running and followed Thieneman to a nearby business in which she was a partner with Thieneman. Thieneman faced the possibility…


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Louisville Ky Council Members sponsor Naloxone Training Session

Louisville, KY., – Metro Council Members Angela Leet (District 7), Kevin Kramer (District 11), Kelly Downard (District 16), Glen Stuckel (District 17), Marilyn Parker (District 18), and Julie Denton (District 19) along with The Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition will offer free Naloxone (also referred to by its brand name as Narcan®) kits and a training session on how to administer it to reverse the effects of overdose from heroin and other opioid drugs and prevent death. The free training is open to the general public. First responders, family and friends of those who use heroin or other opioid drugs are encouraged to attend. The…


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Louisville Ky youth invited to help reduce city violence

OSHN honors National Youth Violence Prevention Week Louisville, Ky., – In honor of National Youth Violence Prevention Week, the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods (OSHN) is inviting Louisville youth to submit project ideas that aim to reduce youth violence in Louisville. OSHN wants to offer a platform for Louisville youth to voice their concerns about youth violence. The Idea Challenge will culminate on April 8, 2016 with the One Love Louisville Youth Edition launch party at the California Community Center, from 4-7 p.m. The launch party, which will include music and refreshments, will be designed in an art gallery…


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Jeffersontown police chief gets a big promotion

FRANKFORT, KY (Mar. 21, 2016) – Governor Matt Bevin and Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley announced today that Jeffersontown Police Chief Richard W. Sanders will serve as the new Commissioner for Kentucky State Police (KSP). Sanders appeared on the Rusty Satellite Show in August 2015. Hear the podcast here. Sanders joins KSP with more than 40 years of experience from federal and local law enforcement agencies. He has held executive leadership positions for the past two decades and was named Kentucky’s Chief of the Year in 2012. In addition, Maj. William Alexander Payne with Jeffersontown Police will perform the role…