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Adjusting to a City Without Strippers

U of L’s Wednesday game got top billing on ESPN last night, and the Cards showed future opponents how to beat them — denying the three and playing intense, hand-in-your-face defense.  Check out Gabe’s piece.  Not mentioned during the game broadcast: Karen Sypher, who seems, maybe, to have run out of rope and will be sentenced tomorrow.  Experts say she goes to the pokey for 5 years, minimum. Unhappy in Overalls: Fox41 found some farmers willing to go on camera to complain about Louisville’s new no-nudity ordinance.  300,000 people here for the Farm Machinery Show. Quote from a guy in…


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The Holy Grale Is Inspired

Twenty rotating taps cover a broad variety of craft beer styles from all around the world. And their creative menu is nothing short of devinely inspired. The kitchen is in clear view, preparing lots of snacks that go well with the beer of your choice.



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Louisville’s Guide to Super Bowl XLV

No, Louisvillians don’t have a vested interest in tomorrow’s gridiron grudge match, but who won’t be tuning in? Either for the commercials, the halftime show, or the game itself, everyone has something to see in this Super Bowl. And both the Packers and Steelers have plenty of local support. The Packers have long been a favorite in the Derby City, going back to the Golden Boy,  Paul Hornung. Born and raised here, Hornung won the Heisman Trophy before a Hall of Fame career in Green Bay. The Louisville Sports Commission this year gave out the first Paul Hornung Award, to…


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VIDEO: Louisville’s Big Groundhog Party

Thanks to my cohort in partying, Larry Bolton, for helping create this video from last night’s Groundhog Day Party, hosted by my cousin Julie and her husband Kevin Ryan. This year it was at the St. Matthews Community Center, right behind Ten Pin Lanes. My favorite piece of Groundhog stuff: a t-shirt reading: “I Just Came Out of a Hole.” And there’s good news — you can expect an early spring!


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Picking Louisville with Jerry Lotz

For a few years, my office was located in the upstairs of a camelback shotgun house on Frankfort Avenue. I’d tell people that I worked in the hump. Free office space for start up non-profits is always a plus.  I coexisted nicely with the artist, Madison Latimer, and her studio downstairs. But the real gravy was that next door was a cornerstone of the Clifton neighborhood and unofficial tourist attraction featured just this week on American Pickers on the History Channel. Jerry Lotz is a creative genius. Part collector, part artist.  In this picture, the lady liberty in the background has a…


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Things that make you go, hmmm?

I may be new to the area, but I have recently made a disturbing observation. Is it common place in Louisville to use running police cars for flasher barricades? For the last two weeks, I’ve noticed running police cars at the corners of Eastern Parkway and Preston Highway. The cars were positioned in such a way as to block the utility work taking place at the intersection.  Once I noticed this and other areas of town in which this form of barricade was being used, I started to think about all of the ways this situation is a waste. I can only imagine what type of…


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Jumping on the Louisville-Frankfort Train Idea

If you bring up the future of transportation around here, most people focus on the silly Ohio River Bridges project. Wanna-be visionaries will tell you that light rail is a must-do for the city. But no one in recent times has talked about train travel within the state. Until now. A story in the Frankfort paper details plans for a $75 million project that would make it possible to ride a train from here to Frankfort and Lexington for $6 or less.  Ralph Tharp is Frankfort’s “industrial recruiter” and believes the project, using existing rail lines, could be completed by…


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Non-Profits for Profits

You don’t have to grow a small business alone in Louisville, KY–in my opinion it would be foolish to think that you can do everything alone, especially when you don’t have to.  Last Fall I discovered two hidden gems in Opportunity City both of which are extraordinarily special in regards to what they do for our community and what they can do for you.  These two facilities that I speak of are Custom Quality Services and Harbor House. Custom Quality Services is a 180,000 sq. ft. behemoth facility located in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville, KY.  You’ll need a golf…