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University of Louisville Alumni Association names Alumnus of the Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s Alumni Association today announced that J.D. Nichols has been named Alumnus of the Year and the late Jim King will receive the Wilson Wyatt Award. The association bestows the two awards on prominent graduates who have earned distinction in their careers and have been exemplary ambassadors for the university. Nichols is a Louisville native, chairman of the real estate firm NTS Corp. and a 1964 graduate of the university’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. He has served on UofL’s Board of Overseers and UofL Foundation board. He began his career in real estate…


Kentucky Derby Festival To Posthumously Honor Louisville’s Jim King

Louisville, Ky. – Each year, the Kentucky Derby Festival presents the Fifth Third Bank Silver Horseshoe Award to an individual or organization for their outstanding service to the community.  This year’s award will be given to honor the late Jim King.  The award will be presented at the 59th annual They’re Off! Luncheon on Friday, April 17, at the Galt House East Hotel. Accepting the award will be Jim’s wife, Debbie King. As part of the award, the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation – the Derby Festival’s charitable arm – will also present a $5,000 check to the Leukemia & Lymphoma…



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TGIF Local Lunch Post – District 10’s Charm, Tradition and Best Baloney!

Do we really need to spell out “bologna” between sandwich lovin’ folks? Does  your baloney have  a first name? Good!  I just love it when the weather, the occasion or the nostalgic appetite line up for a delicious baloney sandwich. Whether it’s a thick slice with mustard on white, wrapped in wax paper or a Dagwood stacker with layers of deli-thin slices rolled under  produce, seasoning and condiments, everyone has their own classic baloney sandwich. Today is the first week of Metro Council guests to the TGIF Local Lunch Post so raise a toast (wheat, white or rye?), to Metro Council…


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Year Two: Who Came Back and Who Got Married

We’re back for more in our second year here at LouisvilleKY.com. Send me your suggestions (rick@louisvilleky.com) for making the site better, or start a dialogue by leaving a comment. Is This All You Got?: Gov. Beshear released a list of top 10 accomplishments, which was pretty easy to poke fun at, as John David Dyche did in his C-J column today. Example — Beshear took credit for creating 13,718 jobs, but didn’t have anything to do with many of them, and all those announced didn’t necessarily come to fruition. Cozy With King: Looks like Jim King will get an unprecedented…


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It IS the Heat in the City

Drunks hitting telephone poles, judges losing their cool, some guy pushing an old lady into the pool and a respected restaurateur busted by the FBI for threatening phone messages? Yea, it’s the heat, and it’s at least in part responsible for short tempers and random shootings. “You’re a Dead Man” — Advice to Majid Ghavami, owner of Majid’s in St. Matthews. If you’re going to threaten someone’s life, don’t leave it on their voice mail. Ghavami left several threats intended for a man from Louisville now living in California, as reported on WHAS.  If you’ve met him, you know Majid…


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Green: Losing Friends by Trying to Influnce People

So now we know Judy Green’s strategy to try and keep her seat on the Metro Council. Yesterday, as WFPL’s Philip Bailey reported, Green started lobbying her colleagues for support, cornering them in Council meetings pleading her case. That didn’t go over well, especially with Madonna Flood, who told her, basically, to shut up. And Council president Jim King told council members not only that they weren’t to discuss the Green case with media, but that they shouldn’t discuss it with Green, either. So Green came up with a story that was aired on WLKY, claiming that King has been…


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Stars Came Out For the Animals

I was fortunate to be invited to Zoofari 2011 on Saturday, the big fund-raiser for the Louisville Zoo. It was the 31st annual event, and it always brings out some of the city’s biggest and most generous big-shots. The highlight of the evening, at least for the Zoo’s patrons, is the auction of animals up for adoption. No, nobody takes home a polar bear for their back yard, but generous people bid to become adoptive parents of animals at the Zoo. Videos, cleverly done by 2Thomases Video Productions, are presented to encourage the crowd to ante up for one of…


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King of the Caucus Takes the Heat on B&B Law

I showed up the Democratic Caucus meeting of the Metro Council on Thursday, just in time to hear some really bad singing of Happy Birthday for Tina Ward-Pugh. The Caucus meetings, though, are a way better way to hear what’s really going on, because it’s in the Caucus meeting that the real debate takes place before the cameras come on at the actual meetings. And yesterday the hot topic was the ordinance restricting what the 15 Bed & Breakfasts in town are allowed to do with their property. Most of these businesses operate quietly in Old Louisville, a point made…