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Doing the Right Thing Friday

Finally Friday. It’s been a great week, and an exciting weekend ahead. Here’s a few things you might have missed. First, check out Billy Reed’s piece on Artis Gilmore, who was inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame Wednesday night. My favorite inductee was UK’s baller Rex Chapman, who was throwing behind-the-back passes and pulling up for three’s while I was watching from press row back in the ’80s.  He and Darrell Griffith will always be my two favorite college players of all time. I also had a soft spot for Ed Kallay, an institution in media as I…


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Artis Gilmore — Hall of Famer

Thanks to Billy Reed for these great memories of Artis Gilmore and the Kentucky Colonels. Gilmore was inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame this week, along with Rex Chapman, Bunny Daugherty, Ed Kallay, Jerry May, Phil Roof and George Tinsley. Special thanks to Catholic Sports Net. by Billy Reed LOUISVILLE – At a Kentucky Colonels reunion before Artis Gilmore’s induction into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame, the biggest man in the room sat quietly in a corner, listening and laughing as old friends and former teammates told stories, some of which may have even been truthful, about…


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Outside Looking Into Louisville TV

A June 6 Broadcasting and Cable story (sorry, no link) highlighted the excellence of the local TV market, bragging about how all four local news stations reacted to the weather events in May.  And writer Michael Malone revealed some news: In May, WLKY-TV ran away with sweeps competition, as LouisvilleKY.com readers know. The story quoted WLKY’s Glenn Haygood on the widening gap between his and other stations’ ratings in the Sweeps. In August, WAVE-TV will bring back weekend news between 6-8 a.m., a time slot it dropped a few years ago. In the Fall, WHAS-TV is launching a local morning…


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JCPS Choice is Now Clear

Now that we’ve seen both of the candidates for the Jefferson County Public Schools superintendent post, and knowing that whoever is chosen will be getting a lot of media attention in the next year, I’m ready to cast my vote for Christine Johns-Haines. No, it’s not because she’s better-looking.  At her meeting with the public yesterday, and with a chance to speak from experience on the one main topic that is the absolute number one question on everybody’s mind here, Donna Hargens took a pass. She said she didn’t have an opinion, or refused to give one, on the effectiveness…


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Out of The Rut and Into Summer!

There’s nothing like the kids getting out of school to jolt you out of the day in and day out rut. School’s been out about a week and I’ve already been to places I haven’t been to in a long time. One of my favorite things about Summer is the Louisville Public Library’s Free Reading Program. http://www.lfpl.org/ Honestly, have you been to your nearest library branch lately? First off, it’s air conditioned! Second, the kids reading program offers a ton of fun rewards for the kidos after they read some books. I always tell my kids the best part of…


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It’s wedding crunch time. RX, please?

Yep, there’s still a wedding this summer. I know we’ve both been conspicuously absent from the blogosphere, but it’s still on. I’ve been consumed with work, with this overseas tour taking up the past month and a half. David has also been swamped with work, though he somehow found the time to blast through a huge portion of our To Do List while I was singing in Scotland. I’m fortunate to be marrying David for many reasons, but his help with the wedding is just amazing. If it were all up to me, I’d end up taking the next flight…


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Ex-Anchor Featured in Pool-Poop Story

Abby Miller was back on TV the other day. No, the former WLKY-TV morning anchor didn’t find a new gig. Miller, who recently relocated to northern Kentucky, was an interview subject in a story on WCPO-TV in Cincinnati about a public pool closing because it feared a shigella outbreak. For you non-medical experts, that’s a bacteria found in fecal matter that can make you ill. So the authorities up there don’t want anybody pooping in the pool, and banned children who weren’t potty-trained from using the pool. Abby and her twin boys were turned away. That policy didn’t go over…


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Pitino Presser Brings Addition and Subtraction to 2011 Team

Coach Rick Pitino took to the stage today to announce a couple of changes for next year’s Cardinals.   First Pitino officially announced Kevin Ware and Luke Hancock to the Louisville roster. Ware, a former Tennessee commit, will add the versatility of playing two positions to an already excellent class. Hancock is a transfer from George Mason and will sit out this year, but still has two years of eligibility remaining.   Coach Pitino was very keen on the two additions, praising Ware’s versatility and Hancock’s hardwork and determination. Pitino also announced that three Louisville players would lose scholarship status…


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Good Things, like Harbor House, Must Be Celebrated

This morning, the Harbor House of Louisville hosted a breakfast at the Brown & Williamson Club at the football stadium, and everything that happened was good. If you weren’t moved by the stories of Harbor House’s good works, you would have smiled at the stage when a group of Harbor House residents enthusiastically sang a few songs. You might have gotten teary-eyed at the video showing the sheer happiness of Harbor House participants, or laughed at the stories shared by Maria Smith, the CEO. On the heels of the city’s generous support of the Crusade for Childen (And Republic Bank’s…


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KIPDA to Enroll Qualified Medicare Recipients in Extra Help Program at the 7th Annual Hispanic/Latino Health Fair

The Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA), through its Social Services Division, will be working with Spanish-Speaking Medicare beneficiaries in Kentucky to assist them in getting money to help lower their out-of-pocket prescription drug costs this weekend.  The 7th Annual Hispanic/Latino Health Fair on June 11, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to noon will give the Hispanic community and other fair-goers an opportunity to seek qualification and approval for funds on the spot at the event. “We are pleased to be working with the Hispanic/Latino Coalition of Louisville again this year,” said Barbara Gordon, Director of Social Services for KIPDA. …