In addition to the Rusty Satellite Show, I’m hoping to have the discipline to be a weekend blogger, sort of the like the old Fred Wiche Weekend Gardener, with my weekly Top Five stories.
I tackle my Top Five news stories — the battle over gaming in Kentucky that illustrates why we can’t have nice things; a quick take on the Metro Council elections now that the candidate deadline has passed; Governor Beshear’s “mind-boggling” trip to see the President’s State of the Union address; the death of a local newspaper and my Super Bowl prediction.
While we’re waiting for Charlie Strong to make up his mind, the city braces for a weather event and I found out what’s on the Mayor’s mind. Plus Bill Nye in Kentucky, a win for the little guy and smokers get a little more negative news.
The University of Louisville basketball team were outplayed by Kentucky yesterday – particularly up front, and U of L power forward Montrezl Harrell didn’t have his A-game. “They just outworked us, they outhustled us to every loose ball and they played like they wanted to win the game and we didn’t,” the sophomore Motrezl said in a somber locker room after the No. 6 Cardinals fell to the No. 18 Wildcats 73-66 on Saturday in Rupp Arena. The Cards (11-2) got good offensive production from their guards in hanging close to UK (10-3), but a lack of production from the…
It’s three days until Christmas, and I’ve only got a few more gifts to get. I found the perfect time for shopping this weekend. I showed up at Target on Saturday night. It wasn’t crowded at all. First, I figured the whole data breach scare would keep a lot of paranoid shoppers away from that store. Then I went during a tornado/thunderstorm warning, about 10 p.m. Those two factors combined to create a situation in which I had the place almost to myself. I left in time to pop into Dick’s Sporting Goods just before it closed at 11. Of…
I’m really not a sunglasses guy. Certainly not an expensive sunglasses guy. But when I was contacted by Oakley to test out their new shades at their store in the Mall on Shelbyville Road, I was all eyes.
New shoes make all the difference in bowling
Listen in this week as Rusty Satellite is on the road meeting two more of the most interesting people in the ‘Ville — first stop is Ed Hart’s office in the Highlands, where we learn all about the new and improved Kentucky Kingdom that opens for business in the spring. Hart talks about the enormous economic impact the opening of the Park will have on the city, and goes over some of the hurdles it took to get here. There are a bunch of new rides, and the amusement park will be hosting a job fair in January. Later I met WHAS-TV’s Joe Arnold at 38th and Market, where he was doing a story on a new economic development initiative there. Joe’s the only beat reporter on politics working for a TV station in this market. I also got him to sing a line or two, so you’ll want to hear that. And in the spirit of Thanksgiving and Holiday Shopping, I offer up for your consideration my annual gift card rant, in which I encourage you to just go to the store and get me something I can open on Christmas Day.
If you haven’t listened, here are links to the last two Rusty Satellite Shows. David Jones Jr. and Smith Haynie Mark Carter and Emily Gimmel
On the north side of Main, at the Frazier History Museum, it was the preview reception for “Hugh Haynie: The Art of Opinion”. Across Main, at the Slugger Museum, it was the preview exhibition for the 10th annual Auction, where Cal Ripken Jr. was receiving a Lifetime Legend award.