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Learning to Walk Again

Why, as soon as you get your motor vehicle operators license, do your legs become alternative transportation? It may be time to learn to walk again.


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Passport: Slow Progress, but Progress

The link below takes you to a letter from the interim CEO of Passport Health Care, Mark Carter, to the state auditor, outlining the steps he’s taken to get the troubled agency back on track after a scathing audit last fall. Carter, I know, is doing his best. The job, however, is monumental. There have been personnel changes — at least the two VPs with the caviar tastes, who took resort vacations, spent lavishly on meals and ordered limos on company expense, were finally fired. They got rid of chairman and CEO Larry Cook. No longer is money being wasted…


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Today’s Least Surprising Lead Story

So Randall Cobb is leaving the University of Kentucky to play professional football. I’ve never criticized a college student for leaving school early to take a good job. And whether Cobb does well or not in the pros, he’s leaving behind a Kentucky football program not likely to improve on its dismal 6-7 record and lopsided bowl game loss this season. The only surprising aspect of the story is that Cobb, who is from Alcoa, Tenn., was emotional about leaving UK.  He set the SEC record this season with 2,396 all-purpose yards and accounted for 16 touchdowns four different ways….


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‘Hornet’ May Not See a Lot of ‘Green’

There’s a reason this was released in January… Starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Edward James Olmos, Christoph Waltz, and Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Michael Gondry Ouch. This one was near painful. For those not in the know, “The Green Hornet” was an old-time radio show that ran from 1936-1952 and started a string of serials (old time short movies) as well as a 1966 TV series that starred Bruce Lee as Kato, the assistant to crime-fighting newspaper publisher Britt Reid. That’s as much as this movie has to do with the original storyline. Seth Rogen is Britt Reid,…


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Sex, Money or Both?

Goooood Morning! Yesterday some members of the LouisvilleKy.com got together at Browning’s Restaurant downtown to talk about the launch of this site. We’ve got some big ideas, so stay tuned. About Last Night:  It was nice to see U of L get to play on real TV last night on ESPN2.  Don’t know about you, but I’m not getting ESPNU just to watch these games, and the watching experience online doesn’t cut it. Now that the Big East has started, let’s hope that nonsense is over. This Cards’ team is fun to watch, but as was evidenced last night against…


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Non-Profits for Profits

You don’t have to grow a small business alone in Louisville, KY–in my opinion it would be foolish to think that you can do everything alone, especially when you don’t have to.  Last Fall I discovered two hidden gems in Opportunity City both of which are extraordinarily special in regards to what they do for our community and what they can do for you.  These two facilities that I speak of are Custom Quality Services and Harbor House. Custom Quality Services is a 180,000 sq. ft. behemoth facility located in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville, KY.  You’ll need a golf…


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Wienies at JCPS, and a Quote Machine Retires

Now that I’m getting back in the groove of blogging, I’m starting to hear some interesting little tidbits about some of you people. Don’t forget there’s a link on the left to send me ideas, and you can always reach me on Facebook.  So here’s what I’m hearing: When Did JCPS Hire the Wienies?: There was absolutely no reason for JCPS to call off school yesterday.  It is a pain for parents. The snow barely covered the ground. Blame JCPS Transportation Director Rick Caple.  The fear of screwing up seems to guide the decision-making process. Cox and Fox: If you…


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Wayne’s World is All About Local People

Wayne Perkey, a long-time media institution in Louisville, has a new television show that begins airing next week. Perkey, long-time morning show host at WHAS Radio and a pitchman for plenty of local businesses, told me that the new project allows him to interview interesting people he’s met. There will be 3 interviews in each half-hour show, leading off with sculptor Ed Hamilton. The first show also has Baptist HealthCare president Sue Tamme and Dr. Joe Fowler, a dermatologist who owns a farm and puts together horse syndicates. The show premiers Monday at 10 p.m. on WKYI-TV. That’s the rejuvenated…


Reading Redding

I’d like to start by thanking Rick Redding for making this site possible. It should prove to be a win-win for contributors and visitors alike. Both will find they have a voice and probably none of it vile. I enjoyed posting on WLKY’s Local Voices in the last months of 2010. Rick gave me the space and freedom to meander  or rant through my daily tribulations or share  serendipitous moments from a bar in my Unstable Table theme. Rick’s concern for and celebration of Metro Louisville is inspiring. Starting out as a fan of his writing on The ‘Ville Voice,…


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He Did Not Win!

The events in Tucson last weekend were horrible. It was scary, terrible, awful and unforgivable. No matter how bad it was though Jared Loughner did not win.  Yes, he shot and killed people. Yes, people suffered and died. But he didn’t win. He didn’t win because there were brave people who stood up to him and stopped him from killing or hurting more than he did. As he tried to reload, one of the victims wounded by gunfire approached him and wrestled the clip away. He didn’t win because two other people tackled him and others sat on him to…