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Sprained Ankles, Sprained Wrists, Plague Athletes But Help in on the Way! Try the Arctic Ease Cryotherapy Wraps or Pads!

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. I went to pick up my race number for the Derby Festival miniMarathon Thursday.   I spent a few minutes looking the exhibits at the Expo. What I found was an interesting new product called Arctic Ease. As an athlete, I have had every injury in the book: sprained and broken ankles, sprained and broken wrists, shoulder pain, foot pain, knee pain, back pain, pulled groin muscle, you name it, I have had it. Most of the pain and swelling from these musculoskeletal injuries would have been greatly decreased at the point of impact if…


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Louisville’s 1st Chevy Volt?

Anyone who knows me …knows I love Tech! So this post will come as no surprise. Bob Sokoler is a former Anchor/Reporter turned Louisville Realtor 7 years ago in Louisville Kentucky. You can learn more about Bob, his Team and Louisville Real Estate at www.weselllouisville.com


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Reed: Derby Betting System No. 2 — Glamour Trainers

Here’s a second installment from Hall of Fame sportswriter Billy Reed on this year’s Kentucky Derby. Thanks to Louisville Catholic Sports.com Back in the days before television came to dominate everything to do with sports, including the Kentucky Derby, trainers generally were taciturn men who did not suffer fools, i.e. the media and other meddlers, gladly. Immortal horsemen such as Ben A. Jones of Calumet Farm, Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, Max Hirsch, and John Gaver never had to endure a morning where they couldn’t stop for a cup of coffee without being surrounded by reporters armed with microphones and notepads. As…


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Let’s Talk a Real Star Derby Party

If you’re watching all these announcements about the “stars” coming to various parties, you may be starting to wonder what qualifies someone as a real, actual celebrity. And you might think that America confers celebrity status on some dubious individuals — like the folks who appear in contests on reality TV shows. This whole competition among party planners to put out a guest list seems a little, well, silly. But that discussion is for another post — it’s just what I’m thinking as I look over the list of guests coming to the Night of Silk Party on Derby NIGHT…


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Billy Reed’s Guide to Picking Derby Winners

Billy Reed may be the world’s greatest authority on the Kentucky Derby. We’re fortunate here at LouisvilleKY.com to have permission to publish this piece, with a special thanks to LouisvilleCatholicSports.com. By Billy Reed I have been on the Kentucky Derby trail since 1964 and have actually picked and bet on a few winners over the last 44 years, most recently Super Saver in last year’s event. However, in the interest of full disclosure, I almost must admit that in 1973 I picked Sham over…uh, gosh, what was that winner’s name? Seems like a movie was made about him recently, but…


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Will Things Ever Get Back to Normal in Louisville?

There’s plenty of water in places it shouldn’t be, but hey, it’s time to start partying for Derby! Let’s Play Two: The Bats try to make up last night’s rainout at Slugger Field with a doubleheader tonight against Durham. Don’t take your dog. The “dog in the park” promotion has been pushed back to June 1. Tonight there’s live music and $1 beer until 7. Not Where You’d Expect to Find Calvin Borel: Fashion model? The three-time Derby winner landed on the cover of a local mag with wife Lisa. But he almost didn’t get a mount in this year’s…


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Royal Wedding highlights, Free Official Programme, and Deep Thoughts.

FWT and I are REALLY excited about the Royal Wedding. Well, that’s not entirely true. FWT is kind and willing to sit through the TV documentaries on the Royal Wedding and pretend like he’s as excited as I am. I suspect that’s for two reasons 1) he loves me dearly and 2) I really never want to watch TV. So this is my rewards for sitting through “Rules of Engagement” and other bad TV shows just because I want to be next to him. Although, I think he is just as excited about the Royal Wedding itself, just not so…


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Costly Coverage on Local TV

One more round of this hellish precip, a reminder to those of us on high land not to move near the Ohio River, no matter how fun it looks when things are nice. Of course we’re all tired of it — the traffic, the comparisons to 1997, the scenes of reporters standing in water, idiots driving over flooded roads, Jay and Monty and Kevin and Marc and of course the storm coverage pre-empting favorite shows. And with local TV stations devoting so much time to wall-to-wall weather coverage and pre-empting network programming, some are airing network programs on the weekend….


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Birth Certificate-Meet The Hairline

Well, now that the White House has officially released Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate, we can finally figure out some things. First of all, why do this now-or address it at all? Two very good reasons, and both are pure politics. Obama was very astute in the way he dealt with this whole thing. He waited for just the right moment to unload on the ‘birthers’. But, he needed a one-note buffoon of a Republican candidate wannabe to take the bait. Enter Donald Trump. AKA “the Hairline.” Trump was so one-note that I found it hard to believe anyone would…


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The Decemberists Kick off Iroqouis Amphitheatre Season

My husband and I couldn’t believe we just discovered Iroquois Amphitheatre last night. After living in Louisville for 16 years I’m embarrassed to say it was my first visit to this venue. The Decemberists kicked off the concert season under threatening skies. Luckily the weather held off and the concert was hauntingly magical with the cool spring breeze and lightning showing off in the distance. If you haven’t  heard The Decemberists, I invite you to check them out. Their music reminds me of a mosh pit of R.E.M- U2- Bluegrass-Native American-influenced yumminess.  The crowd was a striking mix of mid…