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Week 2 of Pizza Club with Luke at Coals.

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: On N.O., Joe Goes, Doe’s Show, Media Foes and Two News Items that Blow

THE WEEK — It was a challenging return from my New Orleans experience, especially fighting a summer virus, but all’s well as the weekend comes into view. And of course there’s a lot to talk about here at THE WEEK, including some news you probably haven’t seen elsewhere. Journalism – The Gift That Keeps on Giving Good People to PR: It’s election time, and arguably the two best TV political reporters in town are. . . leaving their jobs. WHAS-TV’s Joe Arnold is going to be the new VP of Strategic Communications at the Kentucky Association of Electrical Cooperatives, without…


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Louisville Public Media Hires Stephen George as Executive Editor

Stephen George has been named Executive Editor of Louisville Public Media (LPM), it was announced today. In the newly- created position, George will direct content across all of the organization’s platforms including radio, web, and social media. He will begin his duties on August 3rd. George, who is currently news editor at Insider Louisville, worked previously as editor of Leo Weekly and Nashville City Paper. He also served as communications director for U. S. Rep. John Yarmuth. “Louisville Public Media stands apart for its deep reporting and strong storytelling, and its reporters, editors, and hosts are essential voices in the community,” said George. “I’m excited to be a part…


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Louisville Casks For A Cause Set to Tap Saturday

Hopefully, the second time is the charm for Casks for a Cause. The event was postponed to THIS weekend (June 27th) thanks to rainy weather. louisvilleky.com and Rusty Satellite’s very own Rick Redding is the emcee of the awards ceremony. – Jackie H. Bentley Louisville, Ky., – The meteoric rise of craft beer in Louisville has been well recorded in local media. Now, the media, itself, is being asked to try their hand at crafting the perfect beer recipe while raising money for local charities. Spudz Chips is the presenting sponsor and Goodwood Brewing is playing host to the block party style…


In Light of IL Report, Magre Tries Again to Shut Down Economy Inn

Councilman Magre calls for renewed effort to close down troubled Economy Inn on Bardstown Road Published report alleges human trafficking taking place at facility through underage prostitution  Louisville – Councilman Steve Magre (D-10) is once again calling for a renewed effort to close down the Economy Inn on Bardstown Road following a report on Thursday by Insider Louisville where a former employee alleges human trafficking and other continued problems taking place at the facility. “I commend the bravery of Angel Bennett who has come forward to shed light on what has been going on in the area of human trafficking…


Highlighting a Pre-Pre Derby Week at Churchill, Library, Freedom Hall and a Racquetball Lesson

With a couple of days left still until the frenzy of Derby Week, I warmed up with an active schedule of interesting activities available only in Louisville, Kentucky. First, you can listen to my conversation with Darren Rogers, the big man on campus (at least as far as 2,000 media members are concerned) at the new and improved Churchill Downs. Here’s a link to our show, which also includes Kentucky Derby Festival board member Jill Bell. Listen to the Rusty Satellite Show here. The biggest improvement is the massive new scoreboard you’ve probably heard about on the backside. Of course,…


Walking and Talking the Big Four and Media

The city’s collective news media, now fully distracted by basketball, seems content to look away from the violence brought by a mob of 200 that started at Waterfront Park March 22. No one, with the possible exception of WHAS Radio’s Terry Meiners, is asking the right people the difficult questions about unruly 11-year-olds roaming the streets and scaring regular folks from even coming downtown. I wrote about this for Insider Louisville, which added a poll that says its readers, (at least 77% of them), don’t think local media has done a good job of covering the issue. I also talked…



Rusty Rambles On: with David James and Terry Boyd

First, I wanted to see why David James voted not to remove ethically-challenged Barbara Shanklin from the Metro Council. He claims it’s because she wasn’t proven to have stolen any money. But I still wonder, given she did break ethics rules, what she would have to do get the boot. And apparently doing stupid stuff with good intentions is not one of them.


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Insider Ire on Journalism, ArkSpeak, Ali’s 70th, and Guess Who’s for Pot?

OK, local journalism followers — you’re gonna want to read Terry Boyd’s rant against local television station WAVE-TV. Boyd called me last night, complaining that the story that his Insider Louisville blog broke had been stolen and aired on the station without attribution. Yes, this kind of thing ticks us off. If I break a story, I want to get credit when it’s repeated on the nightly TV news.  Boyd claims WAVE aired the story on the potential courtship of Kentucky Kingdom by the owners of Holiday World, using his story for its information without giving any credit. In his…