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Movies on Disc: ‘First Snow’

A taut little thriller. Starring Guy Pearce, J.K. Simmons, Piper Perabo, and William Fichtner. Directed by Mark Fergus. When New Mexican salesman Jimmy Starks (Pearce) breaks down in the middle of nowhere -and I can’t emphasize ‘nowhere’ enough- he dawdles around a quaint pit stop while his car is being repaired. After a beer and an attempt to sell a bartender on buying a Wurlitzer, he pokes around and finds Vacaro (Simmons), a man who makes his money telling fortunes. Giving him 15 bucks, Vacaro has a reading that scares himself. Starks is given his money back and sent on…


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Oops! WHAS-TV Texts: Fail

Oopsie: Since I’m signed up for text alerts from all the stations, my phone tends to go crazy during weather events. But this one from WHAS-TV was pretty unusual: We regret WHAS11 is suspending snow closing texts due to technical problems. We apologize for the inconvenience. Go to whas11.com for complete closings. I got it Thursday night. It’s not just an inconvenience, though, as the station had sold an ad sponsorship to Big O Tires for its snow closing alerts, as evidenced by the one I got Thursday at 10:30 a.m. announcing JCPS’ early school closings.  Obviously, it’s not a…


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Good News for Larry Meiners

It’s amazing that Terry Meiners has managed to stick around for 25 years on WHAS Radio. He was celebrating the big anniversary yesterday with comedian Tim Wilson, a running gag on the show lately being that Wilson’s just been too busy to stop by the station and talk to Terry. I’ve been on the show a few times, and Terry’s always been the consummate interviewer — he allows guests to get their message across while giving his listeners something unexpected. That keeps you on your toes in the studio. And even though he’s been caught up in a few minor…


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Morning Moonwatch

For me, it wasn’t so much the snow last night but the moon this morning! As I posted earlier on Facebook: I know the moon is a great big hulkin’ ball of cheese and craters but this morning, in the beauty of that frigid, delicate turquoise/white sunrise, I see a gentle winter face glancing down. Had I known, as that deep purple sky and its fast-moving clouds at dawn were about to reveal a Waning Gibbous Moon, I would’ve run out into the snow with a camera. The winter skies over Louisville have been wild for the last 24 hours–hanging…


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Driving Home in the Snow

It’s amazing…even with just a little snow on the road people are driving like a blizzard is coming. We sell Louisville Homes luckily we didn’t have any appointments today. I’m not so worried about the snow.. it’s more about the drivers. Bob Sokoler is a former Anchor/Reporter turned Louisville Realtor 7 years ago in Louisville Kentucky. You can learn more about Bob and his Team at www.weselllouisville.com


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Go Spud Crazy with J.T. Dockery

J.T. Dockery, known to Seidenfaden’s patrons as the drumming half of the Louisville-based glitterbilly duo The Smacks! and the fried half of acoustic street-busking duo Cheeseburger & Fries, is about to unveil Spud Crazy, a deluxe new graphic novel collaboration between himself and renowned author Nick Tosches. Institute 193, a Lexington art gallery, has set up a Kickstarter account to help fund this limited-edition objet d’art book. Institute 193’s edition (9″ x 12″ and sealed in a printed glassine envelope) will consist of 40 pages of artwork, an essay by Bob Levin (author of “The Pirates and the Mouse: Disney’s…


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List of Cancellations: Everything

We are apparently getting the promised snowstorm. As I write this at 2:30, it’s coming down hard outside the window here. JCPS let out high schools at Noon, elementary schools at 1:25, and Luke has already called to see about going sledding. U of L called off classes tonight, and I expect that whatever your event is tonight – fugeddabout it. Which is too bad for the Voice-Tribune people, who have a big party scheduled at the Kentucky Center, and it’s media darling Angie Fenton‘s 36th birthday and all.  She’s probably relieved. It’s canceled. And how’s this for irony. Bellarmine…


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Jewish Anticipates More Clinical Trials, More Disease Management and More From Healthcare Reform

Wednesday, Jan. 19th, the  US House of Representatives voted 245-189 to repeal the health care reform legislation that was signed into law last year.  But, we all know, that it was symbolic, because health care changes are on the docket for all Americans and Louisville’s healthcare landscape is preparing. Take Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare (JHSMH)—News reports have indicated that its merger, anticipated to be finalized this year, will create the state’s largest health system with 11 acute-care hospitals. The new system would have more than 3,000 physicians. Marty Bonick, the President/CEO of the Jewish Hospital Medical Campus and…


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The Louisville version of an EXTREME Makeover

Are you one of the many people living in Louisville wondering if you should remodel parts of the home and stay in it several more years or simply put it on the market and sell it. You might also be thinking it’s time to fix up the house and then sell it. If so here’s the question your probably asking : Where do you spend the money? As a Louisville Realtor I can tell you the most popular renovations (and the ones that will help sell your home faster) are in the kitchen and master bathroom. Those are the 2…


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Living in the High End of The Precipitation Forecast

We all know those people. The ones who call and say, “Did you hear we’re getting 8 inches of snow tomorrow?”  In actuality the forecast is 1-3 inches but there could be “bands” of heavier precip 100 miles north and so that person assumes it’s going to snow butt deep to a buffalo in their back yard.  Such is the situation in the metro today as one station I watch is calling for 3-6 inches of snow while another is calling for 1-3.  At the end of the day neither forecast is crippling.  Neither amount would, say, prohibit you from…