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Kicking Up a Local Radio Ruckus: River Fields vs. WHAS

I made my monthly appearance on Joe Elliott’s radio show today, where we talked about, well, you guessed it. The Sherman Minton Bridge. Given that the Bridge isn’t going to be working anytime soon, it’s fascinating that a lot of people are getting comfortable with the idea of paying a toll to cross a bridge. It’s partially the realization that no bridge is going to be built without toll money. And that ferry idea? It’s got a long way to go, with just 58 people boating it the first morning.  The ferry option won’t take off without some serious marketing…


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Indiana May Want Me, But I’m Not Going Back There

I’ve never liked going over there, anyway. And now that the Sherman-Minton Bridge won’t be carrying the 80,000 cars a day it usually takes back and forth, I won’t be going anywhere near the remaining bridges that take you to Indiana. From the looks of things, it would be faster to swim across. Buzz on the Bridge closing — 1. It will increase the urgency for new bridge(s), with some claiming the whole thing a conspiracy foisted upon us by the Bridge forces to make the idea of paying a toll to get across the Ohio a little more palatable….


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9/11 American Flag Remembrance on the Waterfront

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. I was listening to the Mandy Connell show on WHAS 840 AM radio on Friday when I heard about the planting of 30,000 American Flags arranged to spell out USA for Sunday, September 11 ceremony to remember the 3000 innocent people who died on September 11. Fred Moore, the founder of Vets4flags, said the needed volunteers to help out with the project from 12:00 – 8:00 pm on Saturday. I decided to volunteer but got a late start because I had earlier plans. Then 45 minutes in traffic on I-71 put downtown at 2:00…


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Cards’ Worst-Case Scenario Turning into Reality

Reality bites sometimes. It was such a nice story for the U of L football team this year. Coach Charlie Strong, in his second season, seemed to have everything moving right on schedule. There have been no off-field problems with his players. Academics are important. Billboards on the interstates attest to the possibilities. A diminutive QB from Trinity is a surprising starter. The schedule is set up to build momentum toward Big East competition. But then, the reality is you still have to play the games. And this is big-time college football, and no matter how great the story is,…


Real Health Reform

If you want REAL health care reform, reform your approach to your own wellness and learn how to take care of yourself. Support your local and regional holistic community and attend the Festival of Healing & Spiritual Awareness this weekend! Many practitioners will have booths giving sessions at discounted prices, lots of readers, and a full range of products to support your health and items to beautify your home. I am speaking at 3pm on Saturday. See the schedule below for a list of some of the other vendors who are also speaking. Please come out and enjoy the many…


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Never shall we forget…

  Its been a turbulent time here in the US for several years now. Last night’s Presidential speech sparked so much debate about JOBS, WORK and the US economy, that its hard to keep up with the rhetoric. In that light, I found this video clip of VP Biden and House Speaker John Boehner chatting up their golf game before hand to be strangely comforting that these are still just men with a job to do: video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Not to make light of the economic catastrophe that the US in, but nice to see divided parties are…


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Props to some “Kentuckians Who Kick A**” @ Kentucky for Kentucky

If you are like me, and some new friends of mine over at Kentucky for Kentucky, you love your home town/state. We truly have birthed some pretty cool stuff (you included) and we are unique that people think we still don’t wear shoes ( shhh…don’t tell them – they might want to move here and mess it all up). I stayed here because of my Kentucky roots, and I was lucky enough to travel a lot in high school and college, thus confirming that we have it pretty darn good right here in the Bluegrass. In my mind, Kentucky is…


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Judy Green…and her “Help” in Louisville

 Did I just fall back into the 1960’s in Louisville, KY? Was there a busing riot in front of Seneca High School…I’m confused. You fellow readers might have to help me out on this one. Judy Green now has a group of supporters. Well, that’s not out of the ordinary, even with the stain on the dress, Bill Clinton had his. What is odd to me is that Gracie Lewis, a Green Supporter, just waltzed out of a Book I finished reading the other day called The Help. Gracie knows what happened to Judy Green and her fall from office…and I quote “To…


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Da Vinci Deserves Better

(Photo from FrazierMuseum.org) Last week, I took my family to the Frazier History Museum to see the Da Vinci “The Genius” exhibit. We expected it to be solidly entertaining, though we knew that it probably wouldn’t hold our toddler’s attention for long. First, we were very surprised by how cramped the exhibit was. There was a lot of stuff in those 10,000 square feet, but I could hardly turn around without running into someone, and it was so crowded that it was difficult to read most of the signs without hogging them. The reproductions of Da Vinci’s machines had the…


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Southeast Christian Church’s Family Palooza Labor Day Celebration

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. Southeast Christian Church’s FREE Family Palooza Labor Day Celebration was a happening! The weather was cool but better than the 102 degrees that had plagued Kentuckiana for a week. The Family Palooza was filled with lots of activities for kids of all ages. The most popular activity was the pony rides. The pony rides had the longest lines but what kid wouldn’t want to ride a pony! Three stations were set up for the pony rides and it was apparent the kids and parents loved the ponies, too. There was also a petting zoo…