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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Statue’s Limitations, Suddenbreakingnews, Jokes and Parties

As John Asher might tell you, it’s just eight days until the 142nd Run for the Roses, and we’ve already begun to celebrate. Here’s what’s worth paying attention to. Kentucky Name Drops: Exaggerator. Suddenbreakingnews. Nyquist. Creator. Mohaymen. To have some proper Derby conversations, learn that these are names of horses who will likely be in the Derby. 20 will start. Nyquist is the undefeated favorite. Buy a Racing form, or ask anyone for their opinion, if you want to know more. And listen to my interview with John Asher on the Rusty Satellite Show. No Joke – the Mark and…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Candidates Declare, Mayor, GLI, More Politics and the Va Va Vixens

We emerged from the latest meteorological over-hype with our roads clear and a new forecast of a record high of 70 for Groundhog Day. My highlights this week included the Greater Louisville Inc. annual meeting at the Palace, the Ballotin Blues party at Meta, Peter and the Starcatchers (see picture) at Actors Theatre, and all this: The Future’s So Bright: Did you listen to WFPK’s 20-day series looking back at its two decades as the region’s coolest music station? It was cool, and made me look back at my Business First archives to see my 1998 story about the Public…


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Metro Council Approves New Regulations for Short Term Rentals in Metro Louisville Ky

  Louisville –By a vote of 20 to 6, The Louisville Metro Council has approved a new set of regulations to permit the growing online industry of short-term rentals within Metro Louisville.  Hosting platforms such as Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO and FlipKey are used by a growing number of homeowners seeking to rent out anything from an extra room to an entire house. The short-term rental ordinance passed after the work of the Council’s Public Safety Committee.  Members began to review the need for regulation after Metro Codes and Regulations cited residents for renting their homes.  At the time, there were…


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LouisvilleKY’s The WEEK: You Can’t Mail a Banjo to Italy, and Other Stories

It has been a truly wonderful week — I was able to enjoy free lunches twice, thanks to good luck and kindness from a stranger.  On Monday, I took my son Luke to the UPS Store in Stony Brook, with the intention of shipping a banjo to my son Nick in Italy. Well, that didn’t work out, as the UPS staffer looked at me, took a deep breath, and told me the cost was $650. Not happening. But next door we happened upon the grand opening of a new Potbelly Sandwich Store. My friend Denise, from the Jeffersontown Chamber, saw…


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THE WEEK’s NEWS: Ice Cream, a Roller Coaster and Some Real News

The current news cycle is being dominated by yet another tragic shooting, this time in Louisiana, and America’s continuing failure to do anything to change how easy it is for deranged individuals to get their hands on guns. However, there’s plenty of good news in good ole Louisville K Y . . .   COMFY COW’S RANGE: Could an ice cream business be Louisville’s next national success story in business? The six-year-old startup launched by partners Tim and Roy Koons McGee opened a commissary this week with plans to market sweet treats nationally. CHRIS THIENEMAN’S COURT BATTLE: Watch the video…


Metro Council Begins to Address Airbnb-Type Rentals

Louisville – The Metro Council’s Public Safety Committee will hold a special meeting on Friday, June 19th at 11:00am to begin review and discussion of proposed regulations for short term rentals in Metro Louisville. “I want to make sure we have a thorough discussion and that all parties involved have a chance to participate as we move forward,” says Councilman David Yates (D-25) who chairs the committee. “We want to ensure that Metro Louisville keeps up with technology and the changing economy but we must also consider our established businesses as well.” In March, the Metro Council approved a resolution…


Rusty’s Bourbon Experience and Going Over to Teddy’s in Louisville

CLICK HERE to listen to this week’s Rusty Satellite Show   It’s the “We’re all Freaking Out over a Little Snow episode” of the Rusty Satellite Show. My first guest is Louisville Orchestra conductor Teddy Abrams, who is making a name for himself all over town for his unconditional approach to promoting music. I got to visit at his house in NuLu, where if you’re lucky and are walking by on Market, you might hear an impromptu concert. Teddy will be the speaker at the next Breakfast of Champions, the bi-monthly networking event I co-host at the University Club. You’re…


Journal 18: Airbnb Praise and a League of Legends Win

LUKE: Journal for the whole weekend. Saturday in terms of actual stuff happening nothing really, mostly just playing games with people. Had a great diner and a lot of fun so for me a fun day though some might say I wasted my day. Sunday I was supposed to play golf but I was told in the morning we had a tournament in my game (League of Legends) today. So I didn’t want to disappoint Dad, so I tried to find a replacement to no avail. I decided that I didn’t want to let my team down to where they…