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Root Beer Won’t Float for Yum

Louisville-based Yum! Brands announced today it plans to sell two of its fast-food brands to focus its energies on the others.  There are 1,630 A&W and Long John Silver’s restaurants in Yum’s portfolio of more than 37,000. The rest are Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC locations. The news, which is making a big splash on the Internet, is simply that the company is looking for buyers. So don’t take down all that signage at the new arena just yet. The official company word is that the two brands “don’t fit” into the company’s long-term strategy. That sounds like a…


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Get in Touch with The Greatest

It’s a Holiday, and a good one. Rather than just enjoy the day off (if you work for the government), it’s a good day to visit the Muhammad Ali Center downtown. If you haven’t been, you’re missing one of the city’s best attractions. To celebrate the holiday, and the 69th birthday of “The Greatest”, there are special admission discounts. Take an old cell  phone down there and get in free. Otherwise it’s $2. The Center is presenting King’s “I Have a Dream” speech all day. Ark Farce: Experts lined up to scoff at attendance projections for the Ark Encounter amusement…


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The C-J’s Joke Includes J-town

If it weren’t presented in this morning’s newspaper as if it were legitimate news, it would be easy to laugh off this “Top Places to Work” supplement. But what caught my eye was the listing of the city of Jeffersontown as the city’s top mid-size employer. Upon closer inspection, you find out that the insert is a product of a 4-year-old company with an office in Pennsylvania called Workplace Dynamics, which conducts employee surveys. The company asked 876 local companies to participate in this survey, and a whopping 78 did so. About 9 percent. Would you be surprised to know…


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Finishing Week 1 with a Flashing

Friday. Friday. Friday. Wrapping up week one in the life of LouisvilleKy.com, and we’re continuing to make improvements here. Watch for some exciting new writers coming on board. Yesterday, for example, I spoke with Steve Paradis, who has some great insight into the sustainability movement for food and owns Fresh Start Growers Supply downtown. You can also expect a first post soon from former WLKY morning anchor Abby Miller, whose posts about family life and media were hugely popular back when we worked together at another place I can’t mention. So keep coming back, we’re always coming up with something…


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Non-Profits for Profits

You don’t have to grow a small business alone in Louisville, KY–in my opinion it would be foolish to think that you can do everything alone, especially when you don’t have to.  Last Fall I discovered two hidden gems in Opportunity City both of which are extraordinarily special in regards to what they do for our community and what they can do for you.  These two facilities that I speak of are Custom Quality Services and Harbor House. Custom Quality Services is a 180,000 sq. ft. behemoth facility located in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville, KY.  You’ll need a golf…


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Wienies at JCPS, and a Quote Machine Retires

Now that I’m getting back in the groove of blogging, I’m starting to hear some interesting little tidbits about some of you people. Don’t forget there’s a link on the left to send me ideas, and you can always reach me on Facebook.  So here’s what I’m hearing: When Did JCPS Hire the Wienies?: There was absolutely no reason for JCPS to call off school yesterday.  It is a pain for parents. The snow barely covered the ground. Blame JCPS Transportation Director Rick Caple.  The fear of screwing up seems to guide the decision-making process. Cox and Fox: If you…


Reading Redding

I’d like to start by thanking Rick Redding for making this site possible. It should prove to be a win-win for contributors and visitors alike. Both will find they have a voice and probably none of it vile. I enjoyed posting on WLKY’s Local Voices in the last months of 2010. Rick gave me the space and freedom to meander  or rant through my daily tribulations or share  serendipitous moments from a bar in my Unstable Table theme. Rick’s concern for and celebration of Metro Louisville is inspiring. Starting out as a fan of his writing on The ‘Ville Voice,…


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Tandy on the LouisvilleKY.com, The Pulse of the City …welcome!

Welcome to the new Home of the Tandy on the Town Blog! ( new name? working on it…)

Excited and happy to join such an esteemed group of Louisvillians talking about all things, well, Louisville!

Follow me and we will chat about Louisville Life, from happenings to personal takes on news, opinions from comrades and much , much more. We like to keep a fun, unique spin on whats going on in the world we live in here in River City!