LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: In Which Mary Lou’s Viagra Bill Catches Fire

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Yes, thank you very much for the 60 degree weather this weekend. Should be great for the Tailspin Ale Fest, where I’ll be pouring beers and enjoying the sold-out event. It starts at 3 Saturday at Bowman Field, Tailspinso come on out after the weekend’s other big event — the Cards’ game with Duke, featuring a celebration of the 1986 NCAA champs, the team with Milt Wagner, Billy Thompson and Robbie Valentine. Robbie is now an executive at the KFC Yum! Center and will be our speaker at the next Breakfast of Champions, March 8 at the University Club. Sign up for that here.

But still, the big news this week was made by a middle-aged Highlands woman who authored a tongue-in-cheek bill in the Kentucky House that would require males (including all the old white guys who put forth new restrictions on abortion) to get a consent from

with Mary Lou Marzian. Bill Brymer photo

with Mary Lou Marzian. Bill Brymer photo

their wives and have a consultation with a doctor before getting Viagra. Listen to her on the Rusty Show.

Bevin Strikes Out Again: Speaking of women’s rights, our new Governor decided to sue Planned Parenthood this week in a political move designed to further limit a woman’s right to get an abortion in Kentucky. In response, there’s a Reproductive Rights Rally planned at the Capitol Feb. 26.

Are you a Champion of Cocktails? Join me on March 2 at O’Shea’s in the Highlands at the first Cocktails with Champions, brought to you by Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey, for some interesting libations from the bar, including an Irish Whiskey Kiss or a CWCPosterChocolate Car Bomb. And you’ll be listening to the Danny Flanigan Trio. Or enjoy one of four Ballotin flavors neat.

An Exciting 18 Minutes of Sports: Have you not been to the Kentucky Derby Museum? I saw the updated and amazing panoramic version of “The Greatest Race” this week. Go and visit – it’s only about 75 days until the Run for the Roses. And you can listen to new president Pat Armstrong discuss all the great changes at the 31-year-old museum here.

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Up Next, A Podcast Centered on Jeffersontown: Watch this space for news about a new podcast in town, J-town, that is. Brought to you by the Jtown Chamber, the podcast will introduce you to the city’s movers and shakers, plus you’ll hear from Mayor Bill Dieruf and other city leaders.

When a Trash Can Isn’t Necessarily a Trash Can. Check out the story on LouisvilleKY.com about Mayor Fischer’s innovative way to bring WiFi to the West End. That’s right, it in the trash can. There are plenty more stories at LouisvilleKY.com.

 

 

 

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