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UK a TV Hit Here and Everywhere

The big question is — was anybody not watching the game Saturday night? I sure expected the Kentucky – Connecticut game to be a ratings giant locally, but the 42.6 rating/62 share that the game got locally was off the charts.  Last week’s game with North Carolina was the second-highest rating locally in history,  according to WLKY’s Glenn Haygood, and it only got a 36.9. Nationally, the game certainly won its time period, posting a number as high as 5.4, paltry compared with the local number, but the tournament’s overall numbers are better than they’ve been in years. Prior to…


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Get the LouisvilleKY.com eNewsletter

We like to think we’re kinda “with it” around here at LouisvilleKY.com. We like to think we’ve got all the fancy techno-stuff covered, but as I keep learning about the changing media landscape, we’re not so cool. But at least we can now tell you we’ve launched an eNewsletter so that you can keep up with the posts of our 30 or so writers. I know that in my previous ventures as a blogger, I heard often how people I met wanted to know what’s going on with the site, and loved the daily email they’d received with a list…


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Life In Louisville Goes On

OK, so let’s get on with Derby season. I was in the throng at the St. Matthews Molly Malone’s Saturday night, where the letdown after DeAndre Liggins shot clanged off the rim was palpable. It so happened that WLKY-TV’s Kristen Drew was there most of the night, preparing for, get this, a three-hour post-game broadcast. Anybody else NOT watching the Butler-Connecticut game Monday night? We’ve got a great assessment of what UK basketball is all about from Billy Reed — it’s a great read. And now in sports it’s on to unfounded rumor season — starting with this one from…


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Billy Reed: A Big Blue Post-Mortem

Here’s Billy Reed’s analysis of the state of the UK basketball program after Saturday’s disappointing one-point loss to Connecticut in the Final Four in Houston. Lexington, Ky., is about the last place in Basketball America where you would expect to find a team that’s easy to wrap your arms around and love like an underdog. That’s because University of Kentucky basketball long has been the poster child for overemphasis. Going back to 1930, when Adolph Rupp began building the game’s first national dynasty, to Saturday night in Houston, when John Calipari returned UK to the NCAA Final Four, Kentucky’s obsession…


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Louisville Kentucky home sales numbers update

New Louisville Kentucky home sales numbers for March 2011 show some promising signs. The number of homes sold last month was down 10% from March 2011. Ok, you may be saying “down 10%… that’s promising”? Heck yes… remember March 2010 saw large numbers of first time and move up home buyers in the market skewing home sales up for the first 6 months of 2010. The number of homes going under contract was also positive for home sellers. Even with snow, cold temperatures and rain for a majority of March home buyers were still out looking at homes and asking…



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NBA is a Done Deal for Pizza Guys

Ready for the Louisville Pizza? J. Bruce Miller announced last night that in secret talks with NBA commissioner David Stern, he’d reached an agreement to bring the New Orleans Hornets to Freedom Hall this fall. And Miller revealed that his huge investment group – the one he said could buy the whole league if it wanted to — was actually local rich guys John Schnatter and David Novak. “These are top-secret deals, and I had to provide a cover story for John and David until we got it done,” Miller said. “So I made up the story about the foreign…


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Chocolate Bunnies Feelin’ the Pinch? Easter Price Gouging a Threat!

Greetings, Pagans! For those of us who have worshiped at daybreak on the front porch of our homes by digging into an Easter basket and passing out with a sticky, brown grins by sunset– this economic news might just send you off to pray. Hershey said this week it’s going to raise prices by 9.7%, a move that many people expect competitors to follow. The entire industry is facing huge price increases for raw ingredients — the cost of sugar has more than doubled in the past year — and can no longer absorb the higher expenses. — So says…


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Random Notes Home and Away

Normally I write about politics, but since I’ve been out of touch a bit for the past week, I thought I’d paste a few things together about my time away. Most of it was spent in Baltimore, and Virginia. The Baltimore portion was business while the rest was friends and family time. The business side was extremely informative. I learned a lot about my job and the field in which I’m now employed. Fortunately, the conference was held in Baltimore, whinch means CRAB! Yes we all had a lot of crab for dinner each night. crab cakes, steamed crab, even soft…


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Miller Says NBA Dream is Still Alive

Tonight J. Bruce Miller will tell a group organized by YPAL that the NBA dream is still alive for this year. The event starts at 6:00 at Patrick O’Shea’s downtown. In an interview this afternoon, Miller said he’s working on a number of fronts and that he’s optimistic an NBA team could be the home team at Freedom Hall this fall. Miller said he’s trying to convince the group of  five investors, who he says have committed to Louisville, to come forward and make their identity public in order to fuel energy about the team. The group has a “no-shopping…