No Picture

The world at your fingertips!

How do you spend your time on the computer? Work? Surfing? Exploring? Learning? With two words I’m about to show you a way to do what ever you do on the computer and kick it up a notch or two. Save time, get more out of your computer with “Google Alerts”!  Never heard of them? It’s simple and yes, Free! The alerts are a way for you to have Google actively and continually look for whatever interests you and bring the information back to you! The process is fairly straightforward and simple. 1)    Go to https://www.google.com/accounts/ 2)    Create a g-mail…


No Picture

GOP–Trump? Nope! Romney? Best Bet!

Normally I write about statewide politics, but every so often I like to veer over to the national side when things become interesting. That hasn’t happened yet, but in Kentucky nothing interesting is happening politically either, so I opt for the lesser of two evils here. Where to begin? Donald Trump. Normally the name alone would cause me to throw things and change TV channels, but with the Trumpster’s recent foray to the political fringe, I just can’t resist the urge. Trump will not run for President. He, like Sarah Palin, craves and basks in the attention. He has also…


No Picture

Surge in Louisville TV Watching Last Night

We had a significant weather event last night, a big cahuna that reminded us why local TV coverage is important. The timing of the storm, hitting around the time that late-night newscasts began, was ideal for local stations, which began three hours of wall-to-wall weather coverage that didn’t end until after 2. And we found out that all is well again with the MetroSafe sirens. They went off around 11:30, and then one more time later in the night. When sirens didn’t go off during a previous weather event, it touched off a serious examination of how Metro Safe operates….


No Picture

KIPDA Tri-County Rural Diabetes Coalition Names Board; Meeting Tomorrow

The KIPDA Tri-County Rural Diabetes Coalition announced its core formation members this month, which bodes well for a creative plan to combat diabetes in the Kentucky region.  The next coalition meeting will be held tomorrow, on April 21st, at the Henry County Extension office, 2151 Campbellsburg Road (Hwy 421) from 10:30 AM to 12:30 AM. The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition, under a $2.5 Million Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant, expects to impact the diabetes prevalence statistics seen from Shelby, Bullitt, and Henry within the next five years.  These counties have been identified in the Bluegrass State as…


No Picture

A Good Start, Greg

Mayor Greg Fischer made the first solid decision in getting the city’s budget fixed yesterday. He announced he’s laying off 20 business managers, out of 81, in order to save $1 million. If you believe the $22 million budget deficit figure he’s tossing around, then he’s just got another $21 million to go. The important thing is that the move is a sharp contrast from how Jerry Abramson would have handled the budget shortfall. With Mayor Jer, there would have been an announcement about all the ways he was saving money in order to avoid layoffs. He treated the city’s…


No Picture

Will the Fischer Administration Make it ‘Snow’ in Louisville?

When economist Clyde Presotwitz was promoting his book about the developing economies of Asia, Three Billion New Capitalists, he liked to recount a conversation he had with his 20-something son during the early part of the last decade. The topic of that father-son talk focused on the son’s future career ambitions.  The younger Prestowitz, armed with an MBA from one of the leading business schools in the U.S., promptly announced that he was eschewing an expected career in Silicon Valley in order to buy into a Californian ski resort.  The befuddled father demanded to know why.  Back came a very…


No Picture

State of Local News changing on WFPL

On today’s State of Affairs on WFPL-FM, Julie Kredens announced the end of the State of Affairs program she hosts. The daily one-hour show has been on the air for 14 years. Don’t worry, nobody got fired. According to the station’s news release, LPM is “working on a concept for a new series of interviews that will showcase Julie’s ability to interact with guests and create really magical radio. Watch for more news about that.” OK, we will. But meanwhile it looks like there will be a little less local talk and more national product on the air. There will…


No Picture

Nothing Certain but Taxes and Death

  Friday night. April 15th. For most, or at least since the dawn of my generation, April fifteenth is tax day. Back in ye olde days it was just a given – no one really knew why or bothered to look it up. Why is this important? Because I’m a member of a Meetup group that organized an event seemingly far scarier than taxes – a trip to Waverly Hills Sanatorium. For those of you who have never heard of Meetup it’s like the days when people used to create clubs for those interested in reading, writing, watching movies, doing…


No Picture

Hospitality, and Sweet Potatoes, at Southern Grace

I experienced a lot of firsts last weekend. Hummingbird Pie. Sweet Potato Waffles. A Canopy Bed with 600-thread count sheets. Feeding an alpaca.  Spending a night in Brandenburg, Kentucky. No, Brandenburg is no vacation mecca. It’s about an hour west of Louisville. You take 64 west to Corydon, head south across the bridge back into Kentucky. From there, its just a mile or so to the Southern Grace Bed & Breakfast. It’s the perfect “middle-of-nowhere” retreat, situated on several acres. The modern-looking architecture sticks out here, a luxurious oasis of a home that’s off the main road a bit, near…


No Picture

Look Who’s in the Louisville News

Kimber Criticized: The shocking news from court yesterday, that Kimber Albarado was dropping her EPO against her jockey/husband Robby, was more shocking after details of their bedroom encounter were read in court. WHAS-TV’s Claudia Coffey had the reaction from the CEO of the Center for Women and Families, who seems to think it was a bad idea on Kimber’s part. Albarado still faces charges. Knight Still Enrages Big Blue: In a speech that found its way to YouTube, Bob Knight inspired ire in Big Blue land by saying that all the starters from UK’s team last year hadn’t gone to…