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The Humongous Party of the Weekend

You’ve probably heard the endless promotion of Cabo Wabo in local media. It’s the party to bring you out of hiding, forget about the horrible weather, and boogie the night away.  It’s where all the cool kids will be Saturday night, the highlight of January. Facebook RSVPs alone number 600, and you can bet more than that will show up with $12, and a coat to donate, at the Mellwood Arts Center Saturday night. Here are details of the bash, provided by Cabo board member John Witten. 2012 Cabo Wabo Coat Party- Benefiting The Children’s Peace Center of Our Lady…


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2012 Consumer Electronics Show. I wish I was there!.

I love technology, even more than that I love you technology. When I was a reporter for TV, I used to make a yearly pilgrimage to the consumer electronics show. Nowadays (as a Louisville realtor )I can only read about it or watch video feeds from it. This year there are more than 3100 companies showing off 20,000 new products. There is no way to come up a list of the top 10 products being introduced this year, at least not yet (check back next week). But here are some items worth talking about. Toshiba is showing off a new…


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Challenge Puts College Students Inside the Box to get Cash

by Jessie Clark Mayor Greg Fischer stands behind his podium and in front of a giant blow-up, money-blowing machine. “We have not had a prop like this yet,” says Mayor Fischer. As bizarre a presence as this multi-colored, carnival contraption has beneath the sober gaze of the portraits of mayors past ringing the Mayor’s Gallery, it may become an unlikely tool for reducing financial barriers to college education. The cash cube is the centerpiece of the Grab Cash for College Challenge. PNC Bank will sponsor this 55,000 Degrees initiative to increase awareness and drive up local applications for Federal Student…


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Boel Inspires Breakfast Crowd

John Boel had already put in a full day of work when he arrived at the University Club at 7 this morning. The newly-hired WAVE-TV reporter told his Breakfast of Champions audience some inspiring stories from his journey from top news anchor at WLKY-TV to rehab for alcohol addiction and a rebirth on the morning news. While much of his speech focused on his recovery and some frightening statistics about addiction, readers here might be more interested in his thoughts on media and how he came back to the local airwaves. Boel said that in November he felt he was…


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Fundamentally Good and Bad Guys ‘Rassle at Actors

I’m proud to say I’ve never been to a professional wrestling event, but I can imagine the atmosphere is a little bit like it was last night at Actors Theatre for the press night performance of “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity.” The normally sedate Actors crowd was prompted to raucous noise making by the ring scene atmosphere. I doubt I was the only one there who doesn’t consider wrestling ( or ‘rasslin’) a cultural option or an actual sport. In fact, the outstanding Alex Hernandez (who played Macedonio “The Mace” Guerra” ) explained throughout the 2-act play that the…


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No CATS fans in the ‘Ville? Maybe not at Freedom Hall…

As I sat down to watch the big UK v.UL matchup this year, I wondered what it will be like to have the (BBN) Big Blue Nation seated firmly in the YUM! Center in coming years. And after this week’s pitiful BBN turnout at Freedom Hall to watch the Cats play Arkansas, my thoughts again turn to the YUM! Center. I may not have the politics down like our own Rick Redding, but I do have a few opinions ( imagine that) on why only 14,000+ Cats fans showed for the UK v. ULAR game the other night.   Could…


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Let’s Go Toppers and Cheerleader News

I don’t imagine you’re working today, or Monday, but at least you’re not paying extra to have the city’s sanitation workers clean up your Christmas junk. Yesterday Metro Government announced that there will be  no overtime for sanitation workers after Christmas. So that stuff might sit there an extra day or two. Good move. Fischer’s Year-End Media Tour: Yesterday Greg Fischer granted plenty of one-on-one end-of-year interviews with TV reporters. The big news is that he expects to narrow the 16 candidates for police chief to one by April. Trap Game?: I’m sure I won’t be the only WKU grad…


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FAA Breaking news: Alert about Pilots Flight Fatigue new rules due in an hour

Breaking news: Affecting professional airline pilots: especially our local  UPS contingent. The FAA will host  a stakeholders conference call prior to the release of the Flight Time/Duty Time (FT/DT ) rules. “The effort was revived after the February 2009 crash of a regional airliner near Buffalo, N.Y., killing all 49 people aboard and a man on the ground. An NTSB investigation found that both pilots were probably suffering from fatigue. Neither pilot appeared to have slept in a bed the previous night. The flight’s captain had logged onto a computer in the middle of the night from an airport crew…


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Boel’s WAVE Audition No Secret

Former WLKY-TV anchor John Boel, who was dismissed at his former station after a second DUI last year, auditioned for the co-anchor spot alongside Jean West for WAVE’s Sunrise show this week, according to multiple sources. Boel’s audition may be the worst-kept secret in town. Calls to WAVE officials have gone unanswered today. Boel, whose book about his alcohol addiction and recovery has become a big seller locally, declined to comment on the audition today. “On the News, In the News” was published this fall by Butler Books. Boel’s got a roomful of trophies for his work in local journalism,…


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Mega Cavern Lights Under Louisville – Start a New Holiday Tradition

For the past 10 years my family has had a Holiday tradition to head over to Lexington to the Kentucky Horse Park’s Southern Lights.  The light display, animal petting barn, craft exhibits, Kentucky Horse Park gift shop and the Kentucky Train Associations model train display has been just the ticket to get us in the Holiday spirit.  Listening to Christmas Carols on the way over and stopping at Claudia Sanders on the way back has always been a family favorite. However, this year we altered our Christmas light tradition and decided to head to The Mega Cavern’s Light Under Louisville…