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Props to some “Kentuckians Who Kick A**” @ Kentucky for Kentucky

If you are like me, and some new friends of mine over at Kentucky for Kentucky, you love your home town/state. We truly have birthed some pretty cool stuff (you included) and we are unique that people think we still don’t wear shoes ( shhh…don’t tell them – they might want to move here and mess it all up). I stayed here because of my Kentucky roots, and I was lucky enough to travel a lot in high school and college, thus confirming that we have it pretty darn good right here in the Bluegrass. In my mind, Kentucky is…


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Earthquake Felt in Louisville

A 5.9 earthquake in Virginia confirmed as being felt in Washington, New York City and North Carolina was also felt in Louisville, KY. According to the AP, the U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was 3.7 miles deep. Shaking was felt at the White House and all over the East Coast, as far south as Chapel Hill, N.C. Parts of the Pentagon, White House and Capitol were evacuated. The quake was in Mineral, Va., in Louisa County. In my office – at around 1:45pm this afternoon – just 4 stories up in downtown Louisville the building swayed for what felt like over…



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Miami Scandal Will Hit Home

The official U of L bio on Recruiting Coordinator Clint Hurtt doesn’t mention the new scandal at the University of Miami, in which a weaselly former booster (now in jail for 20 years for his role in a Ponzi scheme) decided he’d get revenge on the school by telling Yahoo Sports! the juiciest details in history about rules-breaking and despicable behavior among college athletes. Hurtt, who was on the Miami staff for three years before coming to Louisville last year, is among those implicated for breaking NCAA rules. U of L released a statement late yesterday saying it would cooperate…



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And the Emmys Go To. . .

It was a big night at the Seelbach Hilton Saturday as reps from TV stations in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky learned who’d gotten Emmy Awards for broadcasting.  Yes, John Boel is still winning awards. So here’s to the local winners: WDRB: News Special, Afghanistan: Mission of Hope (Lindsay Allen, Kaitlin DeLaCruz, Ken Bradley) WLKY: Continuing Coverage, Eviction Suspicion (John Boel) Societal Concerns, Looted and Booted (John Boel) Special Achievement, News Excellence (Michael Neelly) WHAS: Feature News Report, Single Story, A Sense of Refuge (Anne Prendergast, Michael Driver) Business/Consumer News, Aging Tires (Melanie Kahn, Steven Richard) Sports News, The Boxer…


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What a cool idea! Evening bike ride to benefit a good cause

In these dog days of summer Prevent Blindness has come up with a very cool idea. It’s America’s first Night Rider. A light, evening bike ride followed by music from Gene Brock & The Hasselhoffs and The Hard Luck.  The event starts at Saints Pizza and Pub, 131 Breckenridge Lane, in the heart of St. Matthews. Sign in and late registration begins at 7:30 p.m. The ride begins at about 9. Music begins at 10:30.  The $25 registration includes the ride, a Night Rider t-shirt, and admission to the show. All proceeds benefit Prevent Blindness America. For details on early…


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The Last ‘Avenger’ on the Screen

USA! USA!   Starring Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Stanley Tucci, and Sebastian Stan. Directed by Joe Johnston. Based on the Marvel Comic Books by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby   NOTE: This review is based solely on the film based on the comic books. No opinion that lies therein has any connection with the Marvel Comics the film is based on.   A little bit “Batman,” a little bit “Indiana Jones,” and a little bit “Return of the Jedi,” among other movies.   “Captain America” is Marvel’s big superhero in a…


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Independence Day – And Day 664 Car-Free: Live Free or Drive!

As you and I have the freedom to load a bicycle and roam practically wherever we want – whenever the fancy strikes us – we are free. Would you believe that along the way, you can camp on courthouse lawns and swim in public pools in some generous communities for free? And in many of our National Parks, hikers and bikers can camp for practically nothing, or in wilderness areas for free.


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‘Super 8’ Shows a Return to Spielbergian Form

Not a ‘super’ stay but… Starring Joel Courtney, Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Gabriel Basso, Zach Mills, and Ron Eldard. Directed by J.J. Abrams Oh, childhood memories. Movies, our multimedia “escapism,” have that ability to make us remember things that we’ve long since forgot. Growing up. Being kids. Filmmakers in Hollywood have the ability to note-for-note recreate a time that we barely knew or can remember except in tiny fragments like getting our first cassette recorder or Walkman, or riding a bike, or just hanging out with friends. Filmmakers also have the ability to mimic or emulate…