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Expect to see this kind of crowd on the Waterfront this weekend for Forecastle

LOUISVILLEKY’s The WEEK: Ahoy! It’s Forecastle Weekend

I got a chance to hobnob at the Forecastle Festival’s pre-opening night party at a really unique venue — it’s called LaLa Land, an old house on Lexington Road near those train trestles. It’s listed on Google as a recording studio, and there was plenty of interesting old equipment in there. And it was a great spot to say hello to Rusty Satellite Show friends Chaz Rough, J.K and Holly Weyler McKnight and Gill Holland. Be sure to check out Rusty guest Jecorey “1200” Arthur as the opening act today at 3, and the Avett Brothers are today’s headliners. Honestly, I’m…


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LouisvilleKY’s Cards set to take on Purdue

Cardinals will Face Purdue in ACC/Big Ten Challenge   LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will face Purdue in the 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 30 in the KFC Yum! Center.   Purdue produced a 26-9 record and finished tied for third in the Big Ten Conference last season.  The Boilermakers, which were ranked 12th in the final Associated Press poll and 19th in the USA Today coaches poll, fell to Little Rock in double overtime in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.   In the last meeting between the two teams, Louisville fell…


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LouisvilleKy Men’s basketball successful on an off court

University of Louisville Men’s Basketball Team Achieves Academic and On-Court Success LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville men’s basketball team has continued to produce successful results in their academic pursuits while also achieving on the court. The Cardinals collectively attained a 3.38 grade-point average for the 2016 spring semester, with 14 of 15 student-athletes earning a 3.0 or better GPA. Ten men’s basketball players achieved a 3.4 or higher GPA during the most recent semester. The men’s basketball team has been around an aggregate 3.0 GPA for 16 consecutive semesters and had attained a 3.36 GPA during the 2015…


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Pegasus Parade takes to Louisville Ky streets today

May 4, 2016. Louisville, KY.  – The event that started the Kentucky Derby Festival – the 61st annual Republic Bank Pegasus Parade – steps off TOMORROW, May 5, at 5 p.m. The parade will march west on Broadway from Campbell to Ninth Street. The parade is one of the festival’s most cherished and popular events, attracting thousands of spectators to downtown streets. The theme of this year’s parade is “Fun for the Arts,” as the Festival pays tribute to all those groups who bring the arts to Louisville.  “The arts and the Derby Festival go hand-in-hand in helping to form the cultural fabric of our community,”…


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Louisville KY players Lee and Lewis to serve as Pegasus Parade Grand Marshals

UofL’s DAMION LEE AND TREY LEWIS TO BE HONORED IN PEGASUS PARADE   April 25, 2016. Louisville, KY. – University of Louisville basketball fans will have another chance to see two of this season’s standout players on the Men’s Basketball team. Seniors Damion Lee and Trey Lewis will serve as Honorary Grand Marshals in this year’s Republic Bank Pegasus Parade on Thursday, May 5. “These two young men are true examples of real student athletes. Both overcame adversity and became ambassadors not only for their team and the school, but for our city,” said Stacey Robinson, KDF Executive Vice President…


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Petrino to stay in Louisville Ky longer

From www.gocards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville has agreed to a new seven-year contract for football head coach Bobby Petrino that furthers his association with the Cardinals through the 2023 season, Vice-President/Director of Athletics Tom Jurich announced on Thursday. Petrino, who boasts the top winning percentage in school history, conducted one of the best coaching jobs of his career last season. He guided the Cardinals to eight wins over their final 10 games, including a 27-21 victory over Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl. Led by true freshman quarterback Lamar Jackson, who set a bowl record with…


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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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University of Louisville self-imposes more penalties; Here’s official statement

Statement From the Office of the President University of Louisville regarding NCAA Compliance Review and Additional Measures:   The University of Louisville continues to work collaboratively with the NCAA in the investigation of the University’s men’s basketball program.  As a member of the NCAA, the University takes its responsibility for NCAA compliance seriously, and has cooperated with the NCAA in an effort to close this difficult chapter as soon as possible consistent with NCAA enforcement procedures.  Under NCAA rules, the University is not able to discuss the investigation or the facts developed to date, but looks forward to doing so…


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Louisville Ky Council Members sponsor Naloxone Training Session

Louisville, KY., – Metro Council Members Angela Leet (District 7), Kevin Kramer (District 11), Kelly Downard (District 16), Glen Stuckel (District 17), Marilyn Parker (District 18), and Julie Denton (District 19) along with The Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition will offer free Naloxone (also referred to by its brand name as Narcan®) kits and a training session on how to administer it to reverse the effects of overdose from heroin and other opioid drugs and prevent death. The free training is open to the general public. First responders, family and friends of those who use heroin or other opioid drugs are encouraged to attend. The…


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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…