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Louisville Cyclists to Honor Local Bike Advocate and Author Joe Ward

Joe Ward, a legend in Louisville and Bluegrass cycling circles, is in the middle of a bone marrow transplant procedure in Lexington.

As a show of love and support, local cyclists will ride to Lexington and Rally outside the Markey Cancer Center on Saturday, May 28. Here’s how you can be involved:


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A Good Friday in Louisville

Yay! Friday. Yay! It’s not raining. How about some good news. No More Stamps: Should taxpayers foot the bill when Metro Council members want to provide Cokes at public meetings? Should we pay for tickets so members can attend high-priced events? Gift cards to constituents for winning decorating contests? Jim King wants a ruling from the County Attorney on what’s OK and not OK for members to spend their discretionary funds on. I suspect the free gift card party is over. Miraculous Science: U of L researchers are making headlines in the world of science, coming up with a new…


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And No Drinking til 6

I don’t really like this new weather guy at Fox41. Ever since Jude Redfield’s been on the air, the weather has sucked.  Some Paul Emmick fans started a Facebook group “Keep Paul Emmick on Fox 41 News.” But only 40 people joined. Bueno Bocaditos : The popular Seviche restaurant on Bardstown Road in the Highlands will close Sunday, but that’s a good thing for fans of Chef Anthony Lamas’ Latino cuisine.  For four weeks, workers will be busy expanding into the old ear-x-tacy space next door, creating an additional 30 seats, a new lounge and bar, and there are 40…


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Good Speed and Drunk Monkeys in Louisville

Just finishing up a great weekend, capped off by a fascinating talk by Charles Venable this morning at the Breakfast of Champions about the way the Speed Museum’s grounds are going to look in about a decade. I’ll write something about that shortly, but now, the news: Sports and the Future: I really wish I could go to this. Tonight in the Churchill Downs press box there’s a forum on the future of sports journalism with a high-powered panel — ESPN’s Pat Forde, the C-J’s Rick Bozich, Kent Taylor of WAVE and John Asher of Churchill Downs.  It starts at…


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Bike Week Reminder: Bicycles Rule Worldwide! Two to One!

Damn, those Danes are stylin’! Just take a look at Cycle Chic, a Website with a bold tagline: “Hold my bicycle while I kiss your girlfriend … The Original. Bringing Sexy Back Since 2006.”

In Freiburg, Germany, 70 percent of local trips are made by bike or public transit or on foot thanks to regular, annual investments in bicycling infrastructure dating back to 1976.

In Australia, the state of Victoria, which is home to Melbourne, the country’s second largest city, amended planning laws to require all new large buildings to provide bike parking and other facilities such as lockers and showers.

New York City and Chicago have proved that even northern-tier American cities can become walkable and bike-friendly when they make the investment. In Washington, D.C. you can ride your bike straight down the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue on a bike boulevard!


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Louisville Bike to Work Profile: Meet one brave bicycling barista

The confident 25 year old observed that many Louisville motorists haven’t yet caught on to the emergence of more bikes on the roads. “At the same time,” she added, “bad bikers give us all a bad name” by doing things like riding on sidewalks into crosswalks and generally ignoring traffic laws.


Drakes…The Newest Addition To Louisville’s Dining/Bar Scene

The St. Matthews dining and bar scene has another top-notch newcomer…Drakes is now officially open for you to come out and play. After attending the grand opening this past Thursday night ( packed!), I went back to try some lunch, and had a chance to sit down with Brandon True, the Managing Partner for Drakes, and find out a bit more about this comfy restaurant and pub. Bluegrass Hospitality Group, co-owned by Bruce Drake and Brian McCarty already have several successful eateries in Lexington, where they are based. Malone’s Steakhouse, Sal’s chop-house and Harry’s Sports bars are the forerunners to Drakes, and I was…


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The Reality — Mint Jubilee’s Big Attractions

OK, Concentrate really hard. Think Sunshine. It’s bound to come sooner or later, just not in the next few days. All this rain guarantees we will have good weather Derby Week, so let’s talk about that. This morning the Mint Jubilee announced that it has an impressive list of celebrities lined up for the big party on Derby Eve at the Palace. Matt Battaglia, hosting the party along with Chris Thieneman and his brother Tom Thieneman Jr., is pulling out the stops to pull in the celebs. And if meeting reality TV stars is your thing, the Jubilee is your…


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Stock Your Easter Basket at the Farmers Markets!

No matter how or why you celebrate this weekend in Spring, it is a time of reflection,renewal and yes…rain. A feast is always a vital ritual of the season as well as the giving of gifts. If you have a notion to create a basket of goodies for yourself, loved ones or company, you may want to visit Bardstown Road in the Highlands. It’s my neighborhood and I’m Kentucky Proud, if you will, about the variety available to our visitors. The venerable Bardstown Road Farmers Market  at Deer Park Presbyterian Church near Speed and the newest addition to the Metro…


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Feeling Floody in River City

I don’t like this forecast, or the fact that Bud Schardein says he’s getting ready for flood conditions worse than he’s ever seen. Meanwhile, the show(s) must go on. I’ll be at the Yum! Center tonight for the Derby Festival Basketball Classic, checking out some of U of L’s new recruits.It won’t be affected by rain, at least. But based on yesterday’s media event and the flooding, it looks like next week’s steamboat race is in trouble. That event has really lost its luster recently, as there have been steamboat issues and a lack of interest by the media. And…