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Louisville connections around the world? Always.

We all know that Louisville is a small town, but we are still always so surprised when we run into friends on vacation, or meet someone’s uncle while camping, or discover our neighbor used to be engaged to your BFF from middle school. My recent adventures on tour in the United Kingdom, (read them at my website) prove nothing less to be true. I thought I’d share a few wacky Louisville travel stories … and some related news. First off, we should all congratulate and be proud of Louisville’s/Indiana’s incredibly talented Andrea Davidson for not only being a finalist in…


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Weiner-gate; Evolution Of A Scandal

Well another congressman has lied about something. I know it’s difficult to control your shock, but please try to keep yourselves together. Last week New York Congressman Anthony Weiner had a picture posted from his Twitter account, that we all know about. The crotch shot. The picture went to a youthful FEMALE Twitter follower, and she somehow got it into the hands of a conservative blogger, who further outed Weiner today with yet more questionable pictures and electronic communications. I really don’t need to re-hash what happened, but let’s examine how Weiner handled the situation. Frankly, he botched it from…



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Furloughs and Gas, and a Tennis Movie

Hope you had a whole lotta weekend like I did. Mine was  highlighted by Sunday’s concert at Lakeside Swim Club by Mickey Clark. Thanks to Dr. John (Hans) Gilderbloom for the hospitality.  And congratulations to the WHAS Crusade for Children. It’s amazing how so many people tossing a few quarters in at red lights during a weekend can add up to $5 million. Now, on to the most important, or remarkable, stuff doing on this week: To Furlough, or not to Furlough: The Metro Council continues its budget hearings today, and members have been making news by making public their…


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Watch your step, Louisville!

Last month I learned that my hometown, Louisville, Ky, is at the bottom of the American Fitness Index – number 49 among 50 cities studied. And a few days later I found that Louisville is among the most dangerous midwestern cities for pedestrians, according to the Transportation for America study “Dangerous By Design.” I’m disappointed, but not surprised. I’m angry as hell. I’m embarrassed. I hope you are, too. Infrastructure too expensive? When I see our nation’s crumbling roads and bridges it makes me crazy. It’s like rubbing salt into a fresh wound when you realize that motorists are –…


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Floyds Fork Fun

Definitely a way to possibly stay cool this weekend – the 20th Annual Floyds Fork Clean Up. Apparently they will be cleaning up Floyd’s Fork by canoe this Saturday, June 4 starting at 9 am at Floyds Fork Park. I hear everything is free – including Breakfast, lunch and refreshments provided & Picnic Lunch. Some canoes will be provided free to use with life jackets and paddles by calling 267-6883 or emailing Teena Halbig teenahal@aol.com – make a reservation now. If you have your own canoe or kayak, bring it. But let’m know so they can have some food and drinks for everyone. I hear lots…


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Shafer Takes the Deal, Pays $1,000

Here’s the deal: If you’re a high school teacher and decide to start a romance with a student, and take him out parking and ply him with beer and have sex with condoms, and get caught by police, it’s going to cost you. Carrie Shafer struck a deal with prosecutors today and will pay $1,000 and have 3 years of supervised probation. She can never teach again. Of course, that is the official sentence handed down today in court. There’s no telling what the incident has caused in her own family life as the mother of two young children living…


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Summer Stuff in River City

Let’s declare that summer is officially on. Yesterday was the last day of school, the news is full of stories about idiots leaving their kids in hot cars, and there’s all sorts of stuff to do in our little city of possibilities. And it’s the weekend to be nice to those firemen collecting money for the Crusade for Children. Last night, I was a guest at the Kentucky Country Day graduation ceremony. The student speakers in the 81-member class were incredibly talented, and the keynote by Tori Murden McClure was inspiring, and funny. She provided a list of things not…


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Casino Gambling in Macao, Singapore and…Louisville?

The upcoming general election for Governor is sure to bring the issue of casino gambling to the forefront yet again. There already appears to be some fracturing of the anti-casino GOP party-line stance when Republican primary candidate Bobbie Holsclaw called for the citizens of Kentucky to decide the issue via referendum. Surprisingly, GOP candidate David Williams’ running mate, Richie Farmer, publicly expressed the same sentiment. In the 2007 gubernatorial campaign, then-incumbent Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher took ownership of the anti-gambling argument and attacked then-Democratic candidate and current incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear’s desire to put the issue up for a general…


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Telling The Sick Story on Strip Club Child

Talk about a great story for TV. On Tuesday night someone spotted a child left in the backseat of a Chevy Impala parked at the Deja Vu strip club on Taylor Blvd. Police arrived and rescued the child, perhaps just as the 43-year-old mother, Laura Diprimo, who works, or has worked, at the strip club, came out to check on the child. Somewhere in the vicinity lurked the 28-year-old Dad, Thomas Lee,  who was supposed to be on home incarceration but was instead out having a drink at a strip club with his wife on a Tuesday night at 11….