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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…


It’s Golden — Kentucky Derby Trophy Unveiled in Louisville KY

LOUISVILLE, KY – The solid gold trophy that will be presented to the owner of the 3-year-old Thoroughbred that wins the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) on Saturday, May 2 has arrived at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) and was unveiled to members of the media on Tuesday, March 31. The 14-karat gold, handcrafted Kentucky Derby Winner’s Trophy, which will be presented to the winning owner in ceremonies in the Kentucky Derby Winner’s Circle following American’s greatest race, arrived in Louisville aboard a Brinks truck on Friday evening. The priceless trophy was unveiled to…


Highs and Lows on Tuesday: Herbstreit, a Festival of Ideas and Meeting a Reptile

Quite a week in my hometown. On Tuesday, ESPN commentator Kirk Herbstreit answered questions friend of Rusty John Asher at a charity luncheon for Catholic schools held in conjunction with the Trinity-St. X football game on Friday. Herbstreit said he’s a regular at the Derby, which Asher reminded us is only 214 days away. It was the start of the Idea Festival, where Angie Fenton hosted a session called Thrivals targeting young adults. I stopped in and heard several high school students ask intelligent questions about what will be different in 2035. One young man named Thomas was from Fern…



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Getting Dialed In for the Derby

If I were going to a workplace today, I’d have a good excuse for being late. Traffic all over the East End is backed up because the ramp to 64 at Hurstbourne is closed. Some idiot drove his car into a gun shop at 4 a.m. right at the interchange. On Watterson Trail in J-town, it was bumper-to-bumper for more than a mile at 9 a.m. I Wonder Who God’s Got in the Derby:  A Kentucky politician says he decided to run for Lt. Gov. after “feeling God tugging on my heart to run for office.” Mike Harmon of Danville…