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Happy New Year from the Most Interesting People in the ‘Ville

Did you have a favorite Rusty Satellite Show guest in 2015? You had more than 100 to choose from: NikeDennieLennyJasonEmilyStephenRachelMimiHollyKatieStuCraigBenAngieJasonWillSeanJoeLaurieTeddyJeffSeanElvisTonyTonyTomWinstonLouisJoeJeffMarkKevinTerryPatTravisJackBenjaminAndreSamAmyJeffAlliTomJenniferKennyChrisRobinPaulaCrhisAlexBrianBenSarahChristopherRogerAmandaSamJollyJohnCarolineGaryDanDaveStacyDavidJeffMattSandraJohnLindaBruceChrisRickMoJenniferJoeJasonJohnNanTomMikeDennieToddHannahCalebKileyLauraMaryEllenJoshAliJohnBritanyRitaLisaTonyMartiJessicaTaraSkipDannyStaceyKevinKarenMeredithTomPaulCathiTedGeorgeLizMattBobDianePhilErika Spend some of the New Year’s Holiday with these movers and shakers in my hometown: Join Cyndy Tandy and me as we go through the whole list of Interesting People form 2015, Download the link above or go to RustySatelliteShow.com  


Week 2 of Pizza Club with Luke at Coals.

LouisvilleKY’s The WEEK: You Can’t Mail a Banjo to Italy, and Other Stories

It has been a truly wonderful week — I was able to enjoy free lunches twice, thanks to good luck and kindness from a stranger.  On Monday, I took my son Luke to the UPS Store in Stony Brook, with the intention of shipping a banjo to my son Nick in Italy. Well, that didn’t work out, as the UPS staffer looked at me, took a deep breath, and told me the cost was $650. Not happening. But next door we happened upon the grand opening of a new Potbelly Sandwich Store. My friend Denise, from the Jeffersontown Chamber, saw…


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DownTown Louisville to ban cars

Louisville Mayor plans to make downtown a “No-Traffic Zone” * After months of road closures and diversions coupled with the gradual introduction of no park zones, Mayor Fisher’s plans to prevent cars from being in the downtown area of Louisville is finally becoming a reality.* According to a source who wishes to remain anonymous “The road closures  are a well thought out plan to test the patience of Louisville car drivers.” With only a handful of “road rage” incidents reported the Mayor then appears to have proceeded to give MSD, LG&E and others the green light to add to the road…


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Louisville Uncovered presents: US Marine Hospital

The United States Marine Hospital: Portland, Kentucky The Ohio River has been the lifeblood of Louisville since the beginning of the River City. Back then river traffic had the nighty Ohio looking more like Spaghetti Junction than a lazy river. It was a pleasure to get an insiders look at the hospital as it stands today on Louisville Uncovered!  In 1837, Congress authorized the construction of the U.S. Marine Hospital in Louisville “for the benefit of sick seamen, boatmen, and other navigators on the western rivers and lakes.” (Ohio and Mississippi rivers and Great Lakes.) At this time, steamboats dominated…


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Countdown to BooFest!

Before you start complaining about retailers stocking their shelves with Christmas stuff (and I hope you will boycott those that do), embrace the next holiday on the calendar — Halloween. The 12th annual Bardstown Road Boofest has become the best local party, at least among those not on the 31st. Join us a week before Halloween in the Highlands for Trick-or-Treating, Beer specials and plenty more.


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Louisville Uncovered presents: History of Greenhouses in St. Matthews

Louisville Uncovered presents: History of Greenhouses in St. Matthews, Nanz & Kraft history   Louisville Uncovered presents a historical look back on the acreage of St. Matthews Kentucky c. 1800. We now know it as a social setting full of popular restaurants , bars and shopping, but once upon a time, there was a “hotbed” of “hothouses” aka greenhouses covering this parcel of Louisville! (Courtesy of Nanz & Kraft Florists) Nanz and Neuner Inc., was founded in 1850 in Louisville, Kentucky, after Henry Nanz left his native Germany where he had been a horticulturist. In the year 1850, he opened…


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The WEEK: Choices, Choices, Choices

Chili, Continued. Wouldn’t a big bowl of chili be great right now? Even better, you can still participate in the Great Chili Cook-off next weekend. They need a few more chili cookers for the Oct. 10 event at the Belvedere. Hear about it on this recent Rusty Show. You Don’t Love Me Anymore? The LEO Weekly Readers Choice awards were released this week, and there were zero repeat honors for me and LouisvilleKY.com. But some Rusty Satellite vets cleaned up, my favorite being “Best Entrepreneur” Emily McCay. Also, Tom Mabe got 2nd best local comedian, And Terry Meiners, Rachel Platt and…


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How Mayor Fischer Stumped Ken Jennings at the Idea Festival

What is bourbon, bitters, sugar and water? That would be the Jeopardy answer to this clue — In its economic development campaigns, Louisville and Mayor Greg Fischer promote the Old-Fashioned as the city’s signature drink. It contains these ingredients. During a discussion on the Idea Festival stage on Tuesday, the 74-time Jeopardy champion couldn’t come up with the answer posed by Fischer. Jennings was explaining how he prepared for the game show during his 2004 run, and though he doesn’t drink, explained that he memorized the ingredients for cocktails. That opened it up for Fischer to ask his question. Jennings,…


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Oh, The Cool Sights of Forecastle

It’s difficult to describe the Forecastle crowd — it spans the spectrum of humanity. All ages, body types, dress and levels of outrageousness. We can all agree that it was most unbearably hot for most of the weekend. But with the exception of a shortened set from Sam Smith on Friday, everything that was planned happened. And that was good. I spent a few hours there Friday and Saturday, long enough for a few PBRs and a rocking’ set from St. Paul and the Broken Bones, now a favorite band. LouisvilleKY.com’s photographer Bill Brymer was turned loose with an assignment that consisted of…


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NuLu’s Honest Home Features New Rework Collective Line

LOUISVILLE, KY – Rework Collective, a new small batch manufactured furniture line located in downtown Louisville will launch their first collection on August 7th at Honest Home.  The launch coincides with the first Friday Trolley Hop in NuLu. Melding traditional and non-traditional concepts with artistic sensibility, the line uses reclaimed wood, repurposed metal, toxic free sealants, and the local Louisville workforce. The collective is made up of local artisans and led by the design duo Daniel Fitzgerald and Benjamin Rodman of Infinity Productions commercial design and fabrication studio. Branding and operations will be steered by Sandra Perry of Honest Home. This initial collection includes…