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LouisvilleKY’s The Week Starts 2016 with a Bang

LouisvilleKY’s JCPS Deals with Threat Nothing like starting the first week of school with a local terrorist scare. My sympathies to those of you who are grappling with the decision on whether to send the kids to school today, but here’s my opinion — don’t let FEAR win. Or the terrorists. As I discuss with Robbie Valentine in this week’s Rusty Satellite Show, I believe people today are too conditioned to be scared because of what they hear in the media, from police and elected officials. We now live in a community where I can’t send my 17-year-old son to the…


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2015 LouisvilleKY Highlights with Photos from Bill Brymer

One of the best things that happened for LouisvilleKY.com and the Rusty Satellite Show in 2015 was the start of a partnership with local photographer Bill Brymer. We had quite an adventure, visiting with important people all over town. Bill does great work – as you can see – and does freelance work for many local clients, including Actors Threatre and General Electric. Fortunately for us, he does some great work for us. Here’s to many more great pics in 2016


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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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In Football, It was Reality Weekend In Louisville KY

A Not-So-Great Louisville KY Football Weekend In college sports, this really is a basketball town. Make that state. OK, region. It becomes evident every October, and is usually drilled home in November. Exhibit A – Yesterday’s results. The brightest moment for an area school was Louisville’s ugly 17-14 win over Boston College at home. And by bright, I mean a game that included 21 punts, and 4 fumbles, played under gray skies, and occasional rain, in a half-empty stadium. Bobby Petrino’s offensive genius label is peeling off as quickly as the school’s reputation for high morals, as the Card QB…


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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…


At the Back Door, Bill Page paints the murals. I'm going on this one by the kitchen

THE WEEK: Changing Seasons, for Football, Getting the Jump on Local Terror, the Back Door and Rusty Updates

Peak Season: The leaves are changing, the clocks will soon move back, and the fortunes of local football teams may soon reverse. Last night Kentucky put up a good fight in losing to Auburn 30-27. They’re now 4-2, and the talk of an SEC title has quickly subsided. On Saturday Louisville has its pivotal contest of the year – at Florida State at Noon. Meanwhile, the best offense in the land put up another 55 points last night for Coach Jeff Brohm – Western 55, North Texas 28. I’m a Back Door Man: After talking with John Dant of the…


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New Actors’ Production Luna Gale Takes on Real Issues

There are a lot of problems that real people deal with, stuff that we read about in the media, maybe, that never really hit home in our own lives. Maybe you know someone who is dealing with addiction or abuse — two topics that are addressed in Rebecca Gilman’s Luna Gale, which premiered Oct. 8 at Actors Theatre. You can see it through Oct. 25 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium.   Gilman’s play is set in Iowa, Cedar Rapids actually, which could be anywhere in America. A social worker has too many cases, and the ones she does have pull…


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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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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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I Believe In Science (Hill) for Supper

Lucky me. I received an invite to Sunday Supper at Science Hill Inn in Shelbyville. If you haven’t been, the place represents a step back in time, with a traditional dining room that looks as if it hasn’t been changed in a hundred years. In fact, the building opened as a school in 1825. The only other time I’d been here was to see the Christmas decorations, but little did I know of the fine dinner available prepared by chef Ellen Gill. Much went into the menu, starting with an appetizer of watermelon wrapped in bacon. Now, I’m no culinary…