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Critiquing the Media with Judy Green

Let’s welcome embattled Metro Councilwoman Judy Green to the wide world of media. Green debuted her radio show over the weekend and, as the C-J reported, started by questioning the news judgment of the local paper for featuring a story about her ethics challenges on the front page.  Green didn’t take calls, ignored her attorney’s (Derwin Webb) advice and claimed (so let’s see it) to have a 2,500-signature petition from people who support her. And where’s she getting the money to buy radio time, anyway? Check out Ed Springston’s response to the story they’re selling, that Green is paying for…

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Non-Profits Spread the Word

Louisville businesses give about the same amount to non-profits are our peer cities, but when it comes to health care, it’s a different story. Kevin Connelly’s talk at the Breakfast of Champions this morning focused on the importance of non-profits in the local economy. He heads the Center for Non Profit Excellence, a local organization of more than 350 members, many of which were represented in the crowd of more than 50 who showed up to hear his talk. Connelly’s statistical analysis showed Louisville ranked about where you’d expect a city of our size to be when it comes to…

Deion Branch Spent The Day In Louisville Today

Super Bowl MVP and former Louisville standout Deion Branch spent the day in Louisville today. This morning he was at FASTSIGNS Louisville on Fern Valley Rd. signing autographs and greeting fans. Branch spent over an hour signing photos, footballs and taking pictures with everyone in the crowd.  FASTSIGNS Louisville is one of the sponsors of Branch’s summer skills camps that benefit the Deion Branch Foundation. The foundation actively supports organizations committed to assisting meningitis victims, particularly infected children. After leaving FASTSIGNS, Branch went to the Home of The Innocents to host a lunch and show his support for the work…

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Foreign Exchange Students Perfect for Staycations in the ‘ville …

Summer vacations don’t always have to be out of town.  There’s the staycation.  You know, where you sorta do the tourist in your own hometown, thing. For several years, we’ve added a staycation here in the ‘ville to our calendar.  In year’s past, we have made it interesting by hosting a foreign exchange student in our home.  We did it for just one month and we took our student from France – who is a friend to everybody in my house on facebook now so it must have been fun – to all things Louisville and we really enjoyed ourselves….

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No Apology Like a Good Apology

All this NASCAR craziness can be a good thing, I think. It’s certainly the most important thing to happen in the state’s economic development world in a while, and it’s fun to see local newscasts taking it seriously. It looks like WHAS-TV’s Claudia Coffey is having a little too much fun up there in Sparta. Other than that, the best story in today’s news is that Chip Woolley, the trainer of Derby-winner Mine That Bird, got himself in trouble for pissing next to a slot machine at an Iowa casino. Obviously, he wasn’t thinking, and was drinking, but he should…

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Louisville Castle’s Garden Party

Glasses and pinkies up! It’s time for the annual Garden Party at Louisville’s very own Conrad Caldwell House. The party happens every summer to celebrate the Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour. Now that we feel the humidity increasing, we know summer is here, and so is the party. This Friday night, July 8th from 6 to 9 pm, the party will take place at the house located on 1402 St, James Court. As you would expect at any social event, drinks will be poured, hors d’oeuvres will be served, music to be enjoyed and money to be spent (on…

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Blues On Us This Weekend

Have you ever been to the Blues and Barbecue Festival down at the Water Tower? It’s a great party, presented every year by the good folks over at Bisig Impact Group, who are usually nice enough to provide the “Pulse of the City” with a few tickets to give away. There are bands Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Regular admission is $7 before 6 p.m., and $10 after that. You can bring your kids, for free, and let ’em run around, and the food is always great. So here’s how to win tickets from us. Just go over to our Facebook…

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Independence Day – And Day 664 Car-Free: Live Free or Drive!

As you and I have the freedom to load a bicycle and roam practically wherever we want – whenever the fancy strikes us – we are free. Would you believe that along the way, you can camp on courthouse lawns and swim in public pools in some generous communities for free? And in many of our National Parks, hikers and bikers can camp for practically nothing, or in wilderness areas for free.

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Siegs On The River…A Place To Forget Your Troubles!

I get lucky every once in a while. The old saying that it’s good to know friends with boats couldn’t be more true than in our lovely River City. So,when asked to hang out on the river yesterday with Matt Coleman, a friend of mine, I graciously accepted. The beauty of Louisville really comes alive on the water, and so if you don’t have a boat but want the view with a lot of charm, you need to come down to Siegs on the river in Prospect, where we tied up after a glorious sunset. Siegs is a great combination of Tiki bar and…