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It’s Not That Fancy After All

Well it finally happened. The gloves are off and Governor Steve Beshear is wearing the biggest target in Kentucky politics. After Saturday’s annual Fancy Farm picnic, it’s clear Republican David Williams and Independent Gatewood Galbraith are zeroing in on the incumbent and it’s about to get very ugly. Beshear had the chance to speak first at the annual shindig, and instead of the rip-snorter of a speech that is usually expected, he talked about his recent trip to visit Kentucky troops and how his heart was with them and not ready for partisan politics. Well Steve — you seemed to…

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Diamond worth $15,000 Found in Louisville

Genesis Diamonds today ran a Diamond Dash where one lucky winner or team won a diamond worth $15,000! The Genesis Diamond Dash was a one-day, real world treasure hunt around the city of Louisville.  All locations and challenges were delivered straight to the contestants cell phones. And the contestants had to solve riddles, and earn points. Dish On Market, made popular by their “$10 Burger and Bourbon” promotion – how Kentucky!! was one of the stopping places for the 450 contestants that took part in today’s dash.  The clue was “multiply the number of triangles (in the window) by the number…

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Fancy Farm-BBQ and Bull!

Just as politicos around Kentucky set their sights on Fancy Farm, the most recent poll on the Governor’s Race shows Republican David Williams still trailing incumbent Democrat Steve Beshear by a healthy 24 points. A margin very similar to a different poll that was disputed by Williams and company. So now the question seems to be how soon will the GOP go negative in the gubernatorial contest. I think Saturday’s Fancy Farm blowout will provide all the answers. I know this will come as a shock, but Williams has clear problems with likeability. A 36 percent unfavorable rating among likely…

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What a cool idea! Evening bike ride to benefit a good cause

In these dog days of summer Prevent Blindness has come up with a very cool idea. It’s America’s first Night Rider. A light, evening bike ride followed by music from Gene Brock & The Hasselhoffs and The Hard Luck.  The event starts at Saints Pizza and Pub, 131 Breckenridge Lane, in the heart of St. Matthews. Sign in and late registration begins at 7:30 p.m. The ride begins at about 9. Music begins at 10:30.  The $25 registration includes the ride, a Night Rider t-shirt, and admission to the show. All proceeds benefit Prevent Blindness America. For details on early…

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Fun and fitness for a cause

Got plans tonight? Here are two ways to get out and have fun and support Susan G Komen and Kosair Charities: Tonight is the launch party for the 2011 Pink Lounge starting at 6 at the Dressing Room, 2836 Frankfort Avenue. Event tickets will be sold at a special discounted price for this evening only. Purchase your lounge tickets & also receive 25% off any item of your choice at Dressing Room Boutique! The Pink Tie Lounge benefits Susan G Komen for the Cure. The signature cocktail of the Pink Lounge will be served, known as the ‘Fleur de Pink’! Not sure…

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Big win across the pond for Kentucky boy, Russ Cochran.

Yesterday, I tried to get a lot of the things done around my house that one never does unless company’s coming or one finally just screams that the toilet paper roll keeps falling off.  I’ve even lowered myself to leaving it semi-fixed and blaming the occasional guest in the powder room for its breakage and shaming them into fixing it, but the jig is up in my circle and alas, yesterday was the day for my honey do’s.  And, since I don’t currently have a honey, I’m my own honey. Sometimes, I reward myself with a glass of wine or…

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Some Good Louisville Things Come to an End

Yes, those Borders stores are closing at Gardiner Lane and on Shelbyville Road. They’re selling everything at 40 percent off, starting today. The going-out-of-business sale is going gangbusters at Doll’s Market, too. No one should be happy about these developments. Borders has been around 40 years, Doll’s more than 50. More Blue Lots: Why is it that Todd Blue seems so determined to create surface parking lots downtown in the place of historic buildings? Our Cindy Lamb is looking into that question, as Blue is in the midst of another fight with preservationists over a building at 306-310 Main Street….

‘Halfway’ Part 2: Derby City goes Nuts

If Halfway to Forecastle was no more than a decadently delicious taster for 2012’s 10th Annual Forecastle Festival, then Friday’s opening acts BoomBox, Twin Shadow and RJD2 were some rather tasty hor’dourves for the skull-vibrating spectacle brought on by co-headliners Big Boi and Pretty Lights.

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Film Review: ‘Beginners’

Directer Mike Mills has created a serenely meditative, powerful and yet at times raucously funny comedy/drama that explores the travails of love, confusion, the legacy of one’s parents and the ability to accept and/or escape them.