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Nothing Certain but Taxes and Death

  Friday night. April 15th. For most, or at least since the dawn of my generation, April fifteenth is tax day. Back in ye olde days it was just a given – no one really knew why or bothered to look it up. Why is this important? Because I’m a member of a Meetup group that organized an event seemingly far scarier than taxes – a trip to Waverly Hills Sanatorium. For those of you who have never heard of Meetup it’s like the days when people used to create clubs for those interested in reading, writing, watching movies, doing…


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Hospitality, and Sweet Potatoes, at Southern Grace

I experienced a lot of firsts last weekend. Hummingbird Pie. Sweet Potato Waffles. A Canopy Bed with 600-thread count sheets. Feeding an alpaca.  Spending a night in Brandenburg, Kentucky. No, Brandenburg is no vacation mecca. It’s about an hour west of Louisville. You take 64 west to Corydon, head south across the bridge back into Kentucky. From there, its just a mile or so to the Southern Grace Bed & Breakfast. It’s the perfect “middle-of-nowhere” retreat, situated on several acres. The modern-looking architecture sticks out here, a luxurious oasis of a home that’s off the main road a bit, near…


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Look Who’s in the Louisville News

Kimber Criticized: The shocking news from court yesterday, that Kimber Albarado was dropping her EPO against her jockey/husband Robby, was more shocking after details of their bedroom encounter were read in court. WHAS-TV’s Claudia Coffey had the reaction from the CEO of the Center for Women and Families, who seems to think it was a bad idea on Kimber’s part. Albarado still faces charges. Knight Still Enrages Big Blue: In a speech that found its way to YouTube, Bob Knight inspired ire in Big Blue land by saying that all the starters from UK’s team last year hadn’t gone to…


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Springtime Is Here! Beware of More Cyclists: Watch Out- Cyclists Should Obey the Rule of the Road.

Compiled by Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. Here are the Rules of the Road. Be Courteous and that recommendation goes both ways! Safety should be your first concern. Respect right of way of motorists. Obey traffic signals like from green to yellow light. Stop unless safety is a concern – wet pavement. Obey stop signs and stop lights. (My personal downfall is when riding in my own neighborhood – but am forcing myself to adhere to law. This makes motorists mad if you don’t obey the rules of the road). If riding with a group, look behind for another bike…


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The Merger 2.0 Public Hearings are 2-Point Over

The Merger 2.0 task force held its final public hearing at the East Government Center in Middletown tonight to hear public comments.   Twenty of the 23 task force members were in attendance. The meeting was conducted by co-chairs and former Jefferson County Judge Executives Rebecca Jackson and David Armstrong.  A stenographer was taking down speaker comments and running the front and center timer.  The other task force members sat in the back along the wall in two rows and seemed mostly attentive with a little side conversation. On the outset Armstrong said, “If you are here for something other than…


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Day 581 of My Car-Free Experiment – Meet Jeromy Edwards

It was a Vista Duchess – an obscure brand and model to be sure. I couldn’t recall ever seeing a Vista. This bike looked like it was straight from the carton, but clearly had all the signs of its 1960s vintage – large chrome headlight and taillight with generator, matching yellow handle grips, gum-walled tires, a kickstand, a Pletscher-style rear cargo rack. And everything about the bike was immaculate. I mean, not a scratch!


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Thunder was Like Watching Planes Fly

A friend of mine said no one would get the pun — that the WLKY-TV broadcast of Thunder over Louisville was so devoid of anything actually happening it was like watching paint dry, or planes fly. With a huge percentage of the planned air show canceled, the broadcast was left with a lot, A HUGE AMOUNT, it seemed, of time to fill. So during the mid-afternoon, when I was watching, I was almost cringing for Vicki Dortch, who spent the afternoon anchoring the show with Rick Van Hoose on the Belvedere, stretching their segments and complaining about the cold. There…


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Video: Canadian Stops for Thunder on Cross-Country Trek

Evan Graham, 21, is in Kentucky today, enjoying Thunder over Louisville, and taking a break from his solo 3,000-mile bicycle trek from San Diego to Washington, D.C. I met Evan during a stay at the Southern Grace Bed & Breakfast in Brandenburg, Ky.  He had biked his way to Mammoth Cave, where his Mom picked him up and brought him for a respite from the road at the wonderful  Southern Grace. He’s a recent graduate of the University of Manitoba, and has raised an amazing $10,000 through his Cycling for Schizophrenia website. Amazingly, he’s been doing 90 miles a day…



Queen for the Night: An Evening With Cleopatra

Cleopatra has moved  into the neighborhood…but you don’t have to take her a bundt cake or send the welcome wagon, you just need to take a drive up 1-71 to  the Museum Center of Cincinnati to see a portion of her fabulous palace as Queen, Pharaoh, and last ruler of Egypt  Cleopatra:The Search For The Last Queen Of Egypt I had the privilege to attend a  private showing of the exhibit hosted by the Hilti Corporation ( a global construction manufacturer that I happen to work for) with the owner Michael Hilti himself present. And since he is the 224th richest man in the world, it was a very…