Chris Thieneman

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Jtown Attorney to Thieneman: “I’ll do my damned level best to break your neck”

Jeffersontown city attorney Schuyler Olt ignited a firestorm of controversy Jan. 23 when he started an online fight with Chris Thieneman over the treatment of police in the media. The post that started the brouhaha by Thieneman was simply a screen shot of a story by Joe Gerth in the Courier-Journal headlined, “Police must root out racist officers.” It concerned Prospect police officer Todd Shaw’s racist remarks that led to his firing. Olt, who claims on his Facebook page to be a minister at Carlisle Presbyterian Church, responded first with a comment claiming that Shaw’s behavior was “horrible” but adding…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Bevin’s Twisted Logic, Politics and Podcasts

Yes, you can count me among those disappointed in all things political this season. This week, those of us paying attention were subjected to some jaw-dropping comments from our Governor, who said on Terry Meiners show that most of us who criticize Trump for all his boorish behavior with women are hypocrites. He said you shouldn’t be knocking Trump for saying he grabs women in the crotch if you have read a racy book. Or played a certain video game. Don’t take my word for it, here are his actual words: “The same hypocrites that are supposedly outraged and offended by…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Some Justice, Some Horseflesh and Something’s a Thunder

The Derby horse are here early this year, and so is the media throng. For my interview with Jennie Rees for the Rusty Satellite Show this week, I went with photographer Bill Brymer to Churchill Downs’ backside, and recommend it highly. This is before all the tents, all the media, all the hangers-on, so it was just me and Bill hanging with the horses, their connections and people who know the game. Bill got the shot above of Derby contender Mohaymen, who was the story of the day. We watched Jennie interview a Japanese trainer, who has Lani in the…


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Chris Thieneman is NOT GUILTY of Assault Charge

Chris Thieneman finally got his day in court, and was found NOT GUILTY of the most serious charge against him brought by an ex-girlfriend. In Judge Amber Wolf’s court, a jury considered charges stemming from a September 2013 incident in which the former girlfriend, April Smith, claimed that the former U of L football star and political candidate tried to strangle her. This occurred after Thieneman got out of a car she was driving on Brownsboro Road. Smith left the car running and followed Thieneman to a nearby business in which she was a partner with Thieneman. Thieneman faced the possibility…


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Judge Rules Thieneman’s Positive Polygraph Test Inadmissable, Sets Trail Date for late March

Wolf Won’t Allow “Checkbook” Comment by Accuser’s Attorney in Trial Chris Thieneman, whose arrest 32 months ago on wanton endangerment charges was widely reported in local media, may finally be getting his day in court. Judge Amber Wolf, in a March 4 pretrial hearing, suggested that prosecutors and the Thieneman defense be prepared to start a trial in late March.  The trial was to have started March 7, but Judge Wolf granted a continuance after prosecutors put forward an expert witness who was unknown to Thieneman attorney Steve Pence. Pence requested time to prepare for that witness. The case stems from a…


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THE WEEK: Good News from Google and other Interesting Folks in the ‘Ville

Let’s start out with what I didn’t do this week — there were no trips to Riverport, no meals on Dixie Highway and no annoying phone calls. That left more time to pursue stories for LouisvilleKY.com and to produce a great episode of the Rusty Satellite Show. It was a productive week for the city as well, especially with yesterday’s announcement about Google Fiber potentially coming here. A Even Better Week for WKU: Coach Jeff Brohm‘s Hilltoppers had the only win over a Southeastern Conference school on the opening weekend of college football, surviving a 14-12 thriller over Vandy in…


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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…


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THE WEEK: At Least It Ends Well

Welcome to THE WEEK – LouisvilleKY.com’s almost weekly wrap of the River City. This time the big news came on Friday, as the Supreme Court ruled on gay marriage, and your Facebook feed exploded with nice people rejoicing. A Kentucky case was at the center of the argument. And, of course, let’s all not forget that Gov. Steve Beshear once argued in favor of the gay marriage ban because his lawyers claimed gay marriage would hurt the state’s birth rate. That was after Jack Conway realized it was a bad argument and refused to defend the Kentucky law. Let’s hear the…


Last Week NOW: Andy, Humana, Ford and Tying One On

With apologies to John Oliver, LouisvilleKY.com presents all the news from LAST week, here and now, good and bad, official and suspect. Moving On with Andy Treinen: Tough business, TV news. So WHAS-TV’s Andy Treinen is getting out at 46. In a Facebook farewell after nine years doing the morning show, Treinen said he has no immediate plans except to spend weekday mornings and evenings with his wife Wendy. Treinen said WHAS offered to have him stay, but that 25 years of TV news is enough. Rare for TV departures, the station gave Treinen’s leaving a lot of coverage.WHAS-TV Nervous? Yes….


Tying One on in Thailand with Chris Thieneman

The web site is, literally, called TieOneOnInThailand.com. After making several trips across the globe to Thailand, and helping his friend David Toborowsky turn his life around there, Chris Thieneman is working on creating a reality TV show modeled after the old Fantasy Island TV series, and helping all sorts of people fulfill their fantasies with exotic adventures. The former candidate for Congress and Mayor has left local politics behind and is focusing much of his energy and attention on introducing people to Thailand. He has a new fiancé and baby daughter as well. He’s also looking forward to July 21,…