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Louisville should have this…

As someone in development (the proper term for being a fundraiser), I am always curious and excited by unique concepts, especially ones that can be used to benefit a charity (see my earlier post on the upcoming Bacon Ball for LVAA). So, when stumbling upon this big city concept of Pop-Up Restaurants, I was intrigued. I had to do some research – here and here, and oh here, too. I believe we have enough foodies and do-gooders for this to happen in Louisville. But, like the struggles that Food Truck businesses have had, would our fair city let this be Possible….


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A Worthy Ride for Louisville’s MS Charity

Meet Dean Brooks. He’s kind of crazy. On Monday morning at 7, he’s going to get on one of those spinning bike things at Milestone Fitness Center and says he’s not getting off for 12 hours.  He could put in 220 miles.  It’s the seventh time he’s done it, raising money for MS, the same charity hosting a big walk this weekend. I got a note from Brooks on his plan: This will be the 7th time that I have done this ride. I will ride for 12 hours. Last time I got off the bike only 3 times for…


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Just can’t wait for that first Saturday in May….

This video of The Derby Song comes from Wil Heuser, creator of The Wil Show. I hear he used to be on the CW, but not really sure. Anyway, the video is hilarious. I love the references to cruising Broadway and all the Derby fun, but especially love the girls in the video decked out in their Derby attire getting more and more hammered as the song progresses. Only 30 days until Kentucky Derby 137!  



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All’s Right in Louisville

All is indeed right with the world. It’s opening day for the Louisville Bats, Karen Sypher is sleeping in a jail cell, and somebody around here bought a $218 million lottery ticket in Clarksville. And did you know that Dontrelle Willis, who won 22 games for the Florida Marlins in 2005, is on the Bats’ opening day roster? Only one local TV station (Fox41) covered the shenanigans going on with the end of the special session in Frankfort yesterday, though they all found time to cover a story about a cop shooting a dog.  And yesterday was a terrific traffic…


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As I morph into a crazy woman, I have a reason, I swear.

Somehow wedding planning turns many women into a middle-school girl — overly-sensitive, prone to eye-rolling, and unexplainable bursts of tears. I see it happening to me, but not for the typical reasons that most people get called “Bridezilla” (let’s not even get into the offensiveness of that term). I feel like I should be different because I, shamefully, just really don’t care about flowers and tablecloths, and aren’t the REAL crazies the ones who flip out when the bridesmaids shoes weren’t dyed to match their eyes? For me it’s the opposite. It’s the details of the day — or at…


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Special Session=NOTHING!

After another Special Session of the the Kentucky General Assembly, the results are the same as every other one I can recall. NOTHING.  The House adjourned last week when it became obvious the Senate would not agree to a compromise on shoring up a Medicaid shortfall. But Senate President David Williams kept the Senate in session until Wednesday for no good reason except that he’s running for Governor. Williams knew that NOTHING would get done since the House was formally out, but he persisted, and covened the Senate Wednesday to pass veto motions which mean NOTHING since there was no…


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In Defense of Fast Trains

As a citizen of the most prosperous and powerful nation on earth, I can’t even get snail rail service from Louisville to Cincinnati, Indianapolis or Nashville! Yet just about everyone I know gets absolutely giddy whenever the prospect of rail travel gets the least bit of discussion. It’s a fact that Main street America has been yearning for fast rail for decades. That we don’t take it seriously is a national disgrace.


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LEO Hires Familiar TV Face in Louisville

LEO Weekly has hired former WAVE-TV reporter Anne Marshall to replace Phillip Bailey in its newsroom. Bailey moved over to WFPL-FM as a reporter. Editor Sarah Kelley said Marshall has great story-telling skills and has been doing freelance writing in Nashville, including some work for SouthComm, LEO’s owner. Marshall left WAVE-TV in 2006 in a move up to WSMV-TV in Nashville. The IU grad left TV work in 2008 and pursued a Masters degree in Non-Fiction Writing from Goucher College in Baltimore. Kelley said that Marshall has done stories on homelessness and education in Nashville, and was looking forward to…


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WHAS-TV Adding Local Programming

There are big changes all over the TV dial locally this fall, and none will have more impact than what’s going on at WHAS-TV. Rumors have been swirling for months that the ABC affiliate was pitching new, local morning and evening programming, and station GM Mark Pimentel confirmed it a newsletter released today. WHAS-TV is replacing syndicated programming (Regis) on weekday mornings with a local broadcast featuring Rachel Platt and Terry Meiners. It wil air weekdays from 9-10 a.m.  That would seem to be bad news for WBKI, the CW station that airs a local program, Louisville Live, from 10-11….