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Artis Gilmore — Hall of Famer

Thanks to Billy Reed for these great memories of Artis Gilmore and the Kentucky Colonels. Gilmore was inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame this week, along with Rex Chapman, Bunny Daugherty, Ed Kallay, Jerry May, Phil Roof and George Tinsley. Special thanks to Catholic Sports Net. by Billy Reed LOUISVILLE – At a Kentucky Colonels reunion before Artis Gilmore’s induction into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame, the biggest man in the room sat quietly in a corner, listening and laughing as old friends and former teammates told stories, some of which may have even been truthful, about…

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KIPDA to Enroll Qualified Medicare Recipients in Extra Help Program at the 7th Annual Hispanic/Latino Health Fair

The Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA), through its Social Services Division, will be working with Spanish-Speaking Medicare beneficiaries in Kentucky to assist them in getting money to help lower their out-of-pocket prescription drug costs this weekend.  The 7th Annual Hispanic/Latino Health Fair on June 11, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to noon will give the Hispanic community and other fair-goers an opportunity to seek qualification and approval for funds on the spot at the event. “We are pleased to be working with the Hispanic/Latino Coalition of Louisville again this year,” said Barbara Gordon, Director of Social Services for KIPDA. …

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Summer Stuff in River City

Let’s declare that summer is officially on. Yesterday was the last day of school, the news is full of stories about idiots leaving their kids in hot cars, and there’s all sorts of stuff to do in our little city of possibilities. And it’s the weekend to be nice to those firemen collecting money for the Crusade for Children. Last night, I was a guest at the Kentucky Country Day graduation ceremony. The student speakers in the 81-member class were incredibly talented, and the keynote by Tori Murden McClure was inspiring, and funny. She provided a list of things not…

My Morning Jacket Rounds the Corner for Home

Synthesizing their signature sound of psychedelic southern rock, storytelling folk and electro-funk into one giant musical behemoth, Louisville native rockers turned breakout stars My Morning Jacket are back and raring to regain their title as the last and greatest jam band on Earth.

Kentucky Reggae Festival Competes Amongst a Jam-packed Weekend

When one thinks Kentucky, and one thinks Memorial Day weekend, it’s not unfair to say that reggae music might be one of the last things to come to mind. That is unless you can already count yourself amongst the thousands of Kentucky Reggae Festival initiates devoted to this seemingly improbable event, which over the past nineteen years has grown from a modest Louisville Water Tower romp to the largest festival of its kind in the region.

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Meet Colleen Sholtes, Senior PGA Championship Standard Bearer

There are about a bloody, blue million volunteer jobs at Valhalla this week and weekend for the Senior PGA Championship.  And, you can tell a volunteer is legit because they’re wearing a green shirt.  All cool and waterproof and all. Standard Bearers, however, wear blue shirts. The volunteers drive around in golf carts, are hole marshals (these are the folks who hold up the signs and their arms when a golfer is putting that essentially shush’s everybody) and line people who keep the fairways clear of spectators when the golfers are passing.   Then, there are the folks who direct…

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Let’s Party Reggae Style, Mon. Win Tickets!

It’s a great weekend to be in Louisville, especially if you like music. And one of the places to be is the Water Tower, where Reggae bands will be playing Saturday, Sunday and Monday. And thanks to your friends here at, you can get in free. Just respond to this post in the comments, and I’ll pick a winner late Friday. Use your real email address so I can contact you about your tickets. The Kentucky Reggae Festival is in its 21st year, brought to you by the Bisig Impact Group. There’s the great music, but also great ethnic…

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Whoever Heard of a PDS?

I’ve had my fill of not only weather, but weather panic. And of the new (to me) weather term — PDS (Particularly Dangerous Situation) Last night, during a perfect evening on the Waterfront, I was enjoying Over the Rhine with a thousand or so folks with a gorgeous sunset in the background, with the Belle of Louisville rolling by on the River. Suddenly, about 8:30, the singer Karin Bergquist announced this was the last song because she’d been told to wrap it up because of the oncoming storm. So there was no encore and the crowd dispersed. Blame the city….

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Weather Changes Wednesday’s Show

From WFPK-FM: The city safety director is requiring us to end Waterfront Wednesday by 8:30. Harper Blynn will go on at 5:45 and we will get all three acts on as soon as possible. As 8:30 approaches, if the weather holds off, the City will allow Over the Rhine to play longer. Your personal safety is of utmost importance. Because of seasonal flooding on the Harbor Lawn, the May 25th WFPK Waterfront Wednesday will be relocated to the newly opened Big Four Lawn, located just west of the Big Four Bridge.