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2016-06-02 10.04.23

LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Listening Pleasures in Liquor, Plus Ricky Jones, John Timmons and J-town

I’m told that getting to sample this 13-month old bourbon, currently aging at the Peerless Distillery on 10th Street, is quite a privilege. Lots of flavor, and the highlight of a brief tour of the facility that is celebrating its one-year anniversary today. Thanks to Corky Taylor, who has an amazing cache of stories to tell about his extraordinary life, beginning with his childhood in Henderson, being classmates with the Allman Brothers and Al Gore, golfing at Murray State and professionally, and running a very successful business. You can imagine that for a guy like that, retirement left a lot…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Good Times Eating Drinking and Talking…and Rocking

It’s time for some recovery, but there are so many cool things to do around here, it’s hard to slow down. No one at LouisvilleKY.com is complaining, of course. My highlight of the week was seeing my musical idol Paul Thorn at Waterfront Wednesday.  A little pre-concert shower deterred some, but Paula and I made our way up near the stage and even got this pic of Paul and Paula during his last-song jaunt into the crowd. Highlight #2 was the Ballotin Five-Course Dinner at Buck’s Restaurant. You can hear a little bit about chef Colter Hubsch’s creations, using all…


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Like to Eat, Drink and Talk in LouisvilleKY? Listen to THIS

by Rick Redding Steve Coomes and I are proud to announce the launch of a new media enterprise devoted to dining and drinking in our hometown. You can listen NOW to the first podcast, now on the Louisville.am network, and soon to be available at our site, www.eatdrinktalk.net, and all the usual podcast locations, including iTunes. EatDrinkTalk is a podcast created to showcase Louisville’s incredible restaurant and bar scene, the personalities behind it and everything they shake, stir and sauté. Located in the heart of Bourbon Country, the city has earned an international reputation for its hospitality, eats and libations—and…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Some Justice, Some Horseflesh and Something’s a Thunder

The Derby horse are here early this year, and so is the media throng. For my interview with Jennie Rees for the Rusty Satellite Show this week, I went with photographer Bill Brymer to Churchill Downs’ backside, and recommend it highly. This is before all the tents, all the media, all the hangers-on, so it was just me and Bill hanging with the horses, their connections and people who know the game. Bill got the shot above of Derby contender Mohaymen, who was the story of the day. We watched Jennie interview a Japanese trainer, who has Lani in the…


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Chris Thieneman is NOT GUILTY of Assault Charge

Chris Thieneman finally got his day in court, and was found NOT GUILTY of the most serious charge against him brought by an ex-girlfriend. In Judge Amber Wolf’s court, a jury considered charges stemming from a September 2013 incident in which the former girlfriend, April Smith, claimed that the former U of L football star and political candidate tried to strangle her. This occurred after Thieneman got out of a car she was driving on Brownsboro Road. Smith left the car running and followed Thieneman to a nearby business in which she was a partner with Thieneman. Thieneman faced the possibility…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Cuts at WHAS-TV; Move Lou Pushback; Derby Derby and Petrino’s Deal and Free Advice

I spent a great week in Arizona, climbing up to 6,000 feet of altitude to Thumb Butte. And I came back to great weather, Derby Fever and all this — Cuts at WHAS-TV: A ton of local knowledge will be heading out the door at WHAS-TV in the next week, thanks to another round of corporate cuts. According to a source, Tegna (the parent company of WHAS, spun off from Gannett) offered buyout packages to at least a dozen staffers, and all but a couple accepted. Among those leaving are news anchor Melissa Swan, who’s been at the station since…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: 49 Trifecta, Jeffersontown’s Online Village, Uber’s Up

It’s April 1, you fool, and remember it’s just  about 36 days until the Kentucky Derby, and things are picking up around here, in a good way. Guess Who’s Turning 50 This Year: There must be something I should bet on here. This week’s Rusty Satellite Show features Donna Brothers, the NBC pony back reporter who is COO of Starlight Racing and one of the all-time winningest women jockeys. She’s speaking at Maryhurst’s Journey of Hope Luncheon May 18. And there’s the artist Jeaneen Barnhart, who loves to paint horses and naked people, who’s opening a new show downtown this…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Rusty Gets Around to SoBro, Jtown, plus some Media Moves

  This week I learned. . . …about a program being spearheaded by Luckett & Farley’s Ed Jerdonek that will provide cool housing for company interns under the same roof as L&F headquarters, giving a few lucky young architects a good working environment and a short walk to the office. Hear about that on the Rusty Satellite Show, along with. . . . ..YouthBuild, which Brandon Bailey says helps two societal issues — it helps 18-24 year-olds who need direction a way to learn a building skill; and provides little houses for developmentally-challenged young people who live at home with…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: March Badness Ain’t All That Bad

I could certainly pout about plenty of the items that perturb me around here, like enduring these NCAA Tournament games with no real rooting interest, thinking what might have been had the Cardinals been taking on a 14 seed today. And then there’s the disturbing news out of Bowling Green yesterday, where some un-named thing happened that resulted in the resignation of Coach Ray Harper and the suspension of three players. Politics? Sheesh. Mitch McConnell finds it convenient to ignore the Constitution by refusing to consider President Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court. The Kentucky Senate keeps cranking out anti-progressive legislation,…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Green Days – Driving with Andre, Jtown’s Podcast, River House, Stage One, Speed, Actors, St. Pat’s —

Of course the mysterious and elusive Andre McGee is an Uber driver in Kansas City. The big question is — How did the local and national media spend all this time wondering where the University of Louisville’s fall guy in its basketball sex scandal is and how to interview him, when all they had to do to question him was hail an Uber? Of all the characters in the sordid story, McGee seems to be the only one who has not had to answer to media. According to reports on the ESPN story coming out Sunday, McGee has been keeping a…