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A Special Interview on “The Greatest” with John Ramsey

Most of us know the legendary stories about Muhammad Ali and his hometown. How he grew up in the West End on Grand Avenue, had his bike stolen and was motivated to fight, that he won the Gold Medal at the Olympics and tossed it into the Ohio River due to racism. We know about his conversion to Islam, his objection to war and his famous quote that really fueled his political opponents —  “I got nothing against no Viet Cong. No Vietnamese ever called me a nigger.” I loved the confidence and arrogance he brought to his sport, the…


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Louisville Ky’s business association launches new campaign

LIBA Launches Public Media Campaign Louisville, KY (April 1, 2016) – For the first time since the original “Keep Louisville Weird” billboard went up on Bardstown Road more than 10 years ago, the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) is pleased to launch a new public media campaign promoting the “buy local” message. Last year, LIBA was granted the Advertising Federation of Louisville’s Dream Team and Public Service campaign grant, and after many months of developing new creative and securing donated media placements, the result is a cost effective way for LIBA to create awareness and educate Louisvillians about the importance…


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Trump Loves Louisville KY

But does Louisville love Trump? TRUMP LOUISVILLE, Ky.  Super Tuesday is big. Really big. Each presidential candidate has had this day marked on their calendar for quite some time. Indeed, a whopping 12 states will take part – but Kentucky is not one of those states! However, for some inexplicable reason this is the day that Donald Trump has decided to visit Louisville – Super Tuesday. If you are a KKK fan you can go see “The Donald” at Kentucky International Convention Center. Whether  you are a supporter or, as what appears to be the majority in Louisville KY, a protester you…


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LouisvilleKY Loves Its Tailspin Ale Fest

On Being a Volunteer Pourer at LouisvilleKY’s Tailspin For Pete’s Sake. . . that was the chocolate-peanut butter beer I was pouring, along with Sweet Baby Jesus, which, was just about as good. I was told the difference was a single percent of alcohol, but no one I spoke to mentioned any difference. I’m no beer connoisseur, and prior to the Tailspin Ale Fest at LouisvilleKY’s Bowman Field on Saturday, I wasn’t “in” on the craft beer scene. I spent several hours as a volunteer beer pourer on an unbelievably clear and warm February day. Pouring beer is a fun job,…


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LouisvilleKY’s “Art of the Derby” from John Mattos Released

ART DECO, RETRO STYLE OF JOHN MATTOS ADORNS 2016 ‘ART OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY’; OFFICIAL ART AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE PURCHASE MONDAY, FEB. 1 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Leading American graphic artist John Mattos, whose Art Deco works have created indelible retro-style images for American films, major sports events and celebrations of iconic individuals, architecture, products and celebrations, has turned his focus to one of the nation’s most important sports and social celebrations to create the officially-licensed artwork for Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2016 “Art of the Kentucky Derby” series. The images created by Mattos for the 142nd runnings of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, America’s…


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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  


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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.