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N. Iowa (Kurt Warner U) Stands Between Louisville and Sweet 16

Today the Louisville Cardinals face Northern Iowa for a trip to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The Panthers have called on a famous alum for motivation. From ESPN: Months ago, Kurt Warner told Northern Iowa Panthers coach Ben Jacobson to call him if he wanted Warner’s help once his alma mater reached the NCAA tournament. So, Jacobson recently reached out to the retired NFL quarterback, and Warner agreed to fly from Arizona to Seattle, where he’s hanging out with the team throughout its first two games of the NCAA tournament. The former Pro Bowl quarterback gave the fifth-seeded Panthers a pep…


Preservation Group Names Louisville KY One of America’s National Treasures

The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that it is naming the Heart of Louisville a National Treasure. The National Trust’s Preservation Green Lab will use Louisville as an urban laboratory to test the impact of targeted technical, financial, and marketing assistance throughout the city’s historic areas. With Louisville’s resurgence underway in many areas, the National Trust is convening a long-term collaboration with city officials, local preservation and community organizations, developers, and experts in a host of different fields to promote building reuse as a vital tool for sustainable development. The project will last three to five years, build on…


Rusty Satellite Features Thorntons Chief Tony Harris and Underdog Tony Vanetti

LISTEN TO THE RUSTY SATELLITE SHOW HERE. Rusty visits Two Tonys this week as the ‘Ville braces for a total work stoppage — the 2nd and 3rd rounds of the NCAA Tournament. Louisville is the national leader in TV ratings for the tournament, and with the Big Blue as even President Obama’s choice to win it all, you can bet this year will break some records off the court. Tony Harris is the president of Thorntons Inc., one of our most generous corporate citizens. I talk with Tony about all the changes in the look and feel of Thorntons stores,…


Portland is Destination for GLI’s GLIDE Trip from Louisville KY

Greater Louisville Idea Development Expedition looks to build on regional collaboration Louisville, KY — Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce, announced Portland, Oregon as the destination for its 2015 GLIDE (Greater Louisville Idea Development Expedition) trip. The annual GLIDE trip is a three-day excursion designed to introduce participants to cities throughout the world in order to better understand how they have overcome obstacles and achieved goals.  Destination cities for the GLIDE program are strategically selected to represent some of the issues and opportunities that the Greater Louisville region is experiencing. “We keep showing up on top-10 lists with…


Madness is Here in Louisville KY, UK in Action Thursday night: Cards, Hoosiers on Friday afternoon

Time to tune out if you’re not into college hoops. Louisville KY is not the #1 rated market for watching basketball on TV for nothing. The top overall seed, Kentucky, will play late Thursday night in Louisville KY’s KFC Yum! Center. Louisville’s Cardinals are a #4 seed, and open Friday (on TBS) at 4:10 with UC-Irvine’s Anteaters in Seattle. Indiana made the big show as a #10 seed, and play Wichita State in Omaha Friday at 2:45 on CBS. Make your “get-out-of-w0rk” plans now for Friday. And who’s coming to Louisville, along with Kentucky? Cincinnati and Purdue face off Thursday in an…


Check Out Ben Sollee On Tour with New Music

Ben Sollee has released some great new music, and is touring the country. The Lexington native (hear his Rusty Satellite interview here) is on tour through March and April. Here’s the latest from Sollee himself about his new collection, called Steeples Part One. Over the last two years I’ve been slowly working on a new collection of songs for you. Between touring and other projects I’d dip in to the studio to create and make. Now, I’m excited to share with you the first chapter, Steeples Part One. As you all know, I run a small, very independent operation here in…


Rally to End Child Abuse Set for Louisville KY’s Waterfront Park April 1

On Wednesday, April 1, join Family & Children’s Place, along with members of Kosair Charities’ Face It® Movement, to “Rally to End Child Abuse” at the Big Four Bridge in downtown Louisville. The rain or shine event kicks off recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Following the 11 a.m. rally, which will include as speakers Family & Children’s Place President and CEO Pam Darnall, Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad, Louisville Chief of Community Building Sadiqa Reynolds, Kosair Charities Board Chair Jerry Ward and Kentucky Youth Advocates Executive Director Terry Brooks, participants and guests are encouraged to walk across…


That Was Quick…Cold-Shooting Louisville Cards Bounced from ACC Tourney

From U of L… GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Brice Johnson scored 18 of his 22 points after halftime to help No. 19 North Carolina outlast No. 14 Louisville 70-60 in Thursday’s Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals. Marcus Paige added 13 points for the fifth-seeded Tar Heels (23-10), who regrouped from an ugly first half and took control in the final 7 minutes to take the third tough matchup between the teams this season. UNC used an 8-0 run to finally push ahead for good, with Kennedy Meeks coming up with some key plays despite being limited by a recent illness. The…


Schnatter, Koch gifts create free enterprise center

From U of L…  The University of Louisville will use a $6.3 million gift from two foundations to create a new academic and research center in its College of Business. The John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise will “give our students the opportunity to learn from some of the greatest business minds in the world,” said UofL President James Ramsey. “We’re honored that John and Annette Schnatter and the Charles Koch Foundation board have confidence in UofL to make this happen.” UofL will combine funds from the John H. Schnatter Family Foundation and Charles Koch Foundation to recruit two…


University of Louisville Names Interim Provost

From U of L… University of Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey has named Neville Pinto interim executive vice president and provost, replacing Shirley Willihnganz who is stepping down from the positions June 30th.  The provost is the chief academic officer at UofL.  Pinto is currently the dean of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. “Dr. Pinto is passionate about teaching students in new ways and developing collaborations between academic units and community partners,” Ramsey said. “He is highly respected by UofL faculty and is the perfect fit to keep UofL on the amazing trajectory Dr. Willihnganz helped start and sustain.”…