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Julie Smith Heads West

Julie Smith’s time in L.A. (Louisville area) is done and the former reality show star is headed to the real L.A. (Los Angeles) to pursue a career in entertainment. As reported by WHAS-TV’s Claudia Coffey, Smith is taking a big risk in order to make it show business. “I’m hoping to shop my reel in LA and land a talent agent. From there the idea is that they are able to connect me with the right decision makers and ultimately help me to find my way into the news and entertainment talk circuit,” she said in an interview. When locals…


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It took a Church, a bridge and a scam to bring me back to the blogosphere…

  There are a few things that bother me more than lack of integrity, hypocrisy and just plain stupidity. The aforementioned subjects cover all three, and not in any particular order. Today, we shall cover the Church as mentioned in the title, the bridge and scam are soon to follow… After a short tete-a-tete with the neighboring church over the last year and hopes that they will actually glean some common sense about an expansion project, alas, they are once again stampeding forward against all the neighbors wishes. Here is the scenario: East end church grows in size. Now needs…


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Louisville Cyclists to Honor Local Bike Advocate and Author Joe Ward

Joe Ward, a legend in Louisville and Bluegrass cycling circles, is in the middle of a bone marrow transplant procedure in Lexington.

As a show of love and support, local cyclists will ride to Lexington and Rally outside the Markey Cancer Center on Saturday, May 28. Here’s how you can be involved:


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Two Louisville Women Say Bike To Work Day, 2011 Is Better Than Morning Coffee!

Norma and Mary Lou tried the buddy system on May 20, 2011. They decided biking to work would be a great way to improve heart and lung health while saving money on gas. I caught up with them on their return trip Friday afternoon. They shared a feeling of exhilaration and accomplishment and decided commuting by bike is the way to go – at least in good weather. These two virgin bike commuters are typical of cyclists who find that once they get engaged in bicycling it’s very hard to quit. Grace. Peace. Bicycle grease. PS: Remember, every lane is…


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LambSpeak: No Trouble with Fox, Branding Changing

Yesterday, I wrote about how a Fox affiliate in Boise lost its network affiliation, and that the station is owned by the same company that owns WDRB here. The news led to rumors around town, coupled with some subtle changes in the station’s marketing, that WDRB and Fox might be splitting up. Today I talked with WDRB exec Bill Lamb, who wants to put those rumors to rest. Lamb said WDRB is one of about 70 Fox stations across the country operating without an affiliation agreement, but said there’s little danger that Fox and WDRB will split up. He says…


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A Good Friday in Louisville

Yay! Friday. Yay! It’s not raining. How about some good news. No More Stamps: Should taxpayers foot the bill when Metro Council members want to provide Cokes at public meetings? Should we pay for tickets so members can attend high-priced events? Gift cards to constituents for winning decorating contests? Jim King wants a ruling from the County Attorney on what’s OK and not OK for members to spend their discretionary funds on. I suspect the free gift card party is over. Miraculous Science: U of L researchers are making headlines in the world of science, coming up with a new…


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Texting while driving…pass this along and save a life!

Our blog posts are designed to keep you up to date on Louisville Trends. BUT THIS BLOG post is different! It’s about a subject that hits close to home for many of us. Like many, I have tried TEXTING WHILE DRIVING. After seeing this video my texting while driving days are over! I’ll be sending this to our kids, you may want to consider sending it to people you love and care about! We want to read Louisville KY… but more importantly we want you to be around to enjoy Louisville and the wonderful life ahead of you! This video…


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Trouble with Fox for WDRB?

The Fox Network is getting serious about making its affiliates pay bigger chunks of their revenues to the network, and it’s possible that our local affiliate, Fox41, is on the firing line. The relationships between struggling networks and their affiliates has become difficult, and this month Fox pulled its affiliation from two stations — KTVR in Boise and WTVW in Evansville.  This could be interesting for WDRB because KTVR’s owner is Block Communications, which also owns Fox41. And Bill Lamb isn’t just the GM here in Louisville, he’s a senior executive for Toledo-based Block. Some industry sources claim Fox is…


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Hamilton’s List of Excuses

Cheri Bryant Hamilton reacted to being singled out for giving away taxpayer money (in the form of Kroger gift cards) in exactly the way you’d expect — she attacked the media, avoided actually answering questions, defended the practice, feigned outrage at the idea she would use the giveaways to influence voters, claimed the money is so insignificant it doesn’t matter and passed out blame in every corner she could think of. So the bottom line is this — Hamilton thinks it’s OK to pay people for winning door decorating contests, and for volunteering to help her campaign against drinking in…


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Louisville Softball and Baseball Face a Crucial Weekend

This weekend brings huge match ups for both the Cardinal Softball and Baseball team. Softball Hosts NCAA Regional Last weekend saw the rise of the Lady Cards as they used their home field in the Big East Championships to reach the final. Along the way Louisville was able to knock off the number one-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish, but fell short to Syracuse in a 1-0 affair.   The run in the tourney was enough to propel the (36-18) Cards to a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The selection committee also picked Louisville to host the Regional that includes Jacksonville…