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Gov Gov-Who’s gonna Be Gov?

Well, the hijinks in the Kentucky Governor’s race have officially begun, and not a moment too soon! After a down period following the November general elections, I’ll wager most political junkies in Kentucky are waiting with bated breath for the race that seems to be shaping up. At least one major national publication calls the race the one to watch in 2011. And that’s not just in Kentucky-they chose it over all other races in the country.  Now,being an off year, that’s not tough to understand since no other major national races will be contested, and it could very well…


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Fisher Touts His Green Cred

Mayor Greg Fischer touted his efforts at making Louisville greener today with a press conference at the Newburg Library, where he talked about the heating and cooling, lighting and carpeting that were part of the building process. Of course he had nothing to do with it, but let’s give him the benefit of the doubt and give him credit for making green building ideas public.  He also mentioned some interesting stuff going on at the Metro Development Center on Fifth Street, taking the opportunity to use the word photovoltaics in an actual sentence. The Mayor even mentions his plan to…


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The Entrepreneur of Soap

Jim Gregory isn’t your average newly-minted college graduate.  Or your average entrepreneur. For one thing, his business card is a bar of soap, and he is quick to tell you he expects to become the first to successfully market soap to a worldwide audience on the Internet. Gregory started making soap in his dorm room at Hanover College in Indiana and in three years has built a business that did $10,000 in soap sales, one bar at a time, in 2010. And Grandma Gee’s Handmade soap, named for the 23-year-old’s great grandmother, is an exciting product, if you listen to…


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Ark Wars

Though it may not be as exciting as Gog vs. Magog, the battle between Ken Ham and the heathens and haters who oppose his Christian Creationist theme park is heating up. Stung by a recent article in the Courier-Journal that debunks exaggerated estimates of the park’s prospective attendance, Ham has fired back angry rebuttals on Facebook and on his blog. Also, his “Answers in Genesis” website continues to blame the media for what it calls misrepresentations. A lot of bloggers – especially lefties like Barefoot and Progressive – are having a field day with the idea of a giant Noah’s…


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Somebody From Somewhere Says Something Nice About Kentucky Wine

Winecast, a California-based blog covering the wine business, takes a reluctant swig of 2007 Jean Farris Tempest and gushes: You never know where the next emerging wine State will be here in the U.S. but if this wine is representative of the wines coming out of Kentucky these days, this might be the place. Tempest is a blend of traditional Bordeaux varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc) and Spain’s signature grape, Tempranillo. Writer Tim Elliot got the wine as a gift — I’m sure he was thrilled — and tasted it (I’m guessing) grudgingly, with all the enthusiasm one might display…


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Root Beer Won’t Float for Yum

Louisville-based Yum! Brands announced today it plans to sell two of its fast-food brands to focus its energies on the others.  There are 1,630 A&W and Long John Silver’s restaurants in Yum’s portfolio of more than 37,000. The rest are Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC locations. The news, which is making a big splash on the Internet, is simply that the company is looking for buyers. So don’t take down all that signage at the new arena just yet. The official company word is that the two brands “don’t fit” into the company’s long-term strategy. That sounds like a…


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And Some LouisvilleKY.com News

If this site were a person, we’d be wearing onesies and have just gotten home from the hospital. So please bear with us as we continue to make improvements. And thanks for stopping by, Louisville (too much “Anchorman” over the weekend). One of the improvements is the calender you see to the right. I’m picking and choosing events worth mentioning there, so if you want your event up there, get in touch with me. You can also expect to see more new writers making their initial posts on LouisvilleKY.com, as the site is continuing to grow in variety, quality and…



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Religion in Kentucky’s Political Arena

On one hand, you have the Presbyterian Church, which has told the Kentucky legislature it is against SB 6, Kentucky’s much harsher version of Arizona’s SB 1070. On the other, you have Northside Christian Church in New Albany, who is planning an anti-abortion event called “barefoot for babies.” Both churches are getting involved in Kentucky politics. However, one is unlike the other. The Presbyterian Church is standing up for those without a voice in government: undocumented immigrants. Kentucky’s SB 6, which is expected to fail, would make it a crime to help an undocumented immigrant (note: this is where it…


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Lamb: “Local is the Future of TV”

Bill Lamb, Fox41’s GM, is finding it hard to contain himself over the prospects for his station in 2011, starting with today’s launch of a 6:30 newscast. “It’s going to be a journalist’s dream,” he says. “It will be all news and a little bit of weather. No sports, no puff pieces. It will be high-energy and fast-paced.” Lamb said the station has hired five new people in various positions as a result of the new newscast, including an anchor for the 4 pm newscast in Gil Corsey. He was most recently in Charleston, W.V.  David Scott and Jennifer Baileys…