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The Louisville version of an EXTREME Makeover

Are you one of the many people living in Louisville wondering if you should remodel parts of the home and stay in it several more years or simply put it on the market and sell it. You might also be thinking it’s time to fix up the house and then sell it. If so here’s the question your probably asking : Where do you spend the money? As a Louisville Realtor I can tell you the most popular renovations (and the ones that will help sell your home faster) are in the kitchen and master bathroom. Those are the 2…



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Ark Wars

Though it may not be as exciting as Gog vs. Magog, the battle between Ken Ham and the heathens and haters who oppose his Christian Creationist theme park is heating up. Stung by a recent article in the Courier-Journal that debunks exaggerated estimates of the park’s prospective attendance, Ham has fired back angry rebuttals on Facebook and on his blog. Also, his “Answers in Genesis” website continues to blame the media for what it calls misrepresentations. A lot of bloggers – especially lefties like Barefoot and Progressive – are having a field day with the idea of a giant Noah’s…


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Somebody From Somewhere Says Something Nice About Kentucky Wine

Winecast, a California-based blog covering the wine business, takes a reluctant swig of 2007 Jean Farris Tempest and gushes: You never know where the next emerging wine State will be here in the U.S. but if this wine is representative of the wines coming out of Kentucky these days, this might be the place. Tempest is a blend of traditional Bordeaux varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc) and Spain’s signature grape, Tempranillo. Writer Tim Elliot got the wine as a gift — I’m sure he was thrilled — and tasted it (I’m guessing) grudgingly, with all the enthusiasm one might display…



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Get in Touch with The Greatest

It’s a Holiday, and a good one. Rather than just enjoy the day off (if you work for the government), it’s a good day to visit the Muhammad Ali Center downtown. If you haven’t been, you’re missing one of the city’s best attractions. To celebrate the holiday, and the 69th birthday of “The Greatest”, there are special admission discounts. Take an old cell  phone down there and get in free. Otherwise it’s $2. The Center is presenting King’s “I Have a Dream” speech all day. Ark Farce: Experts lined up to scoff at attendance projections for the Ark Encounter amusement…



Stopping Foreclosures in Louisville

Oh how we wish we could have helped Janeen Jones who’s the subject of a new story in the Courier Journal. “Louisville foreclosures up again in 2010; might be easing this year” was published n the CJ 1/13/2011. It’s a good read with good information about Janeen and thousands of people in her situation who are going (or have been) through the foreclosure process. But the story leaves out some very important facts that homeowners need to know. Don’t blame CJ writer Chris Otts for missing the key facts about foreclosure because it’s a problem missed by most of the…


All Ears for Ten Years!

If you live in or near Kentucky and have ever drawn a crowd in a club or on a sidewalk; recorded a song with a passionate degree of writing and performing talent–chances are you have played Kentucky Homefront. If your music inspired a standing ovation or caused dancing in the aisles, you’ve been back a few times. If you enjoy the history and preservation of the indigenous music of the mid-south and Appalachian regions of our country–from Irish folk to High Lonesome Bluegrass,  honky tonk to folk-pop, dulcimers to drums–then you’ve been part of the live audience as Kentucky Homefront…


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‘Hornet’ May Not See a Lot of ‘Green’

There’s a reason this was released in January… Starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Edward James Olmos, Christoph Waltz, and Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Michael Gondry Ouch. This one was near painful. For those not in the know, “The Green Hornet” was an old-time radio show that ran from 1936-1952 and started a string of serials (old time short movies) as well as a 1966 TV series that starred Bruce Lee as Kato, the assistant to crime-fighting newspaper publisher Britt Reid. That’s as much as this movie has to do with the original storyline. Seth Rogen is Britt Reid,…