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Media Musings and Getting Out of the Dog Biz

Here’s a big shout-out to Terry Meiners, who allowed me to visit his 84WHAS Radio show yesterday and blabber on about the Governor’s decision to snub the President, whether Richie is going to help or hurt David Williams and he let me plug LouisvilleKY.com. He even came up with a new theme song for the site, by Rick Bartlett, “Louisville  K Y”. Belski Blog: Weather guy John Belski is back on WAVE, but not on the air. He will be doing a blog on the WAVE3 site, but mostly about folksy stuff related to weather.  Kevin Harned was promoting it…


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Overpaid at JCPS?

WLKY-TV’s sweeps piece on the salaries being pulled in by employees of the Jefferson County Public School system is sure to create some controversy. I spoke to GM Glenn Haygood today, who said the station’s already been getting reaction from the outraged, groups and individuals who have had their eyes opened to what he called “stunning” amounts being paid to JCPS staff members. We’re not talking about teachers here — as none of them are in the $100K club.  It will be interesting to see what the public thinks about assistant librarians pulling in fat salaries paid by taxpayers. You…



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Manual Flunks First Amendment Test

Manual High School principal Larry Wooldridge needs a few lessons in public relations, and then he needs to take a class in his school’s communications magnet on the First Amendment and the free press. That first lesson would be this — when a reporter asks you about a story involving your school, a proper response is not to question whether the incident is a story. And lesson two would be that any incident involving the words “sex” and “teacher” and “student” is ALWAYS A STORY. So Wooldridge, and we can only guess he’s not a journalism major, decided that he…


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Louisville Bike to Work Profile: Meet one brave bicycling barista

The confident 25 year old observed that many Louisville motorists haven’t yet caught on to the emergence of more bikes on the roads. “At the same time,” she added, “bad bikers give us all a bad name” by doing things like riding on sidewalks into crosswalks and generally ignoring traffic laws.


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Never Forget, Never Again: Remember the Holocaust

Sunday is Holocaust Remembrance Day, and to commemorate it, I want to share with you my memories of the day I visited Auschwitz-Birkenau. I went there during a study abroad trip through my alma mater, and to me, it was the most important stop on the trip. Our bus, usually filled with chatter and music, was quiet. A small crowd was gathered in front of the gate to the compound–clearly we weren’t the only group visiting that day. It took a while for our professors to get tickets, so I meandered away from the others. The gate, a brick wall…


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Sprained Ankles, Sprained Wrists, Plague Athletes But Help in on the Way! Try the Arctic Ease Cryotherapy Wraps or Pads!

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. I went to pick up my race number for the Derby Festival miniMarathon Thursday.   I spent a few minutes looking the exhibits at the Expo. What I found was an interesting new product called Arctic Ease. As an athlete, I have had every injury in the book: sprained and broken ankles, sprained and broken wrists, shoulder pain, foot pain, knee pain, back pain, pulled groin muscle, you name it, I have had it. Most of the pain and swelling from these musculoskeletal injuries would have been greatly decreased at the point of impact if…


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Join Louisville’s Bike to Work Challenge

A friendly competition for Bike To Work Month to encourage people in the Louisville area to use bikes for transportation! Each trip to work or errands count as one point. Most points wins! Organize a team of your colleagues, neighbors, friends, etc. Only the top five scorers in a team will count toward the challenge total. Who will win the coveted Golden Handlebars and be recognized before the whole city at Bike to Work Day, May 20 at Fourth Street Live? Start pedaling. It could be you!