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Louisville Uncovered presents: History of Greenhouses in St. Matthews

Louisville Uncovered presents: History of Greenhouses in St. Matthews, Nanz & Kraft history   Louisville Uncovered presents a historical look back on the acreage of St. Matthews Kentucky c. 1800. We now know it as a social setting full of popular restaurants , bars and shopping, but once upon a time, there was a “hotbed” of “hothouses” aka greenhouses covering this parcel of Louisville! (Courtesy of Nanz & Kraft Florists) Nanz and Neuner Inc., was founded in 1850 in Louisville, Kentucky, after Henry Nanz left his native Germany where he had been a horticulturist. In the year 1850, he opened…


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The blogosphere finally gets a fair analysis

I mentioned on my blog on Sunday that I had just begun reading Eric Boehlert’s Bloggers on the Bus. I’m still not finished with it, and I’m still excited about the fact that the blogosphere’s history, its major players, and its effects offline are being recorded, and published, in a book. Anyone who’s spent more than a week exploring the blogosphere knows the impact it has had politically, but to see it spelled out so vividly, and in such detail, is something else altogether. After all, who hasn’t seen the sneering condescension on the faces of mainstream media anytime blogging…


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Kentucky media: We could all use a little change

Not just the leaves are a’ changing in Kentucky, but some media is changing, and some guys are still looking for you to spare a little change! The Eagle Has Landed If you are Louisville radio listener, you may have noticed bit of a change at the end of the FM dial. Seems the 1077 SFR Classic Rock station, owned by Cox Media, has changed to 1077 The Eagle Louisville’s Classic Hits. I really didn’t notice the format change so much in the music selection until I heard the 2 + minute imaging commercial that talks about Louisville, and about…


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What is Occupy Wall Street?

I’m seeing a lot of misunderstanding going around about the Occupy Wall Street movement. Perhaps it’s willful, perhaps it’s not. But anyhow, I decided to share the thoughts of a couple of my favorite Internet Personages to help explain what this movement is about. First, Holly explains what the movement is, how the movement is being organized, and why this movement is different from Ye Goode Ole Protest: It struck me as a very different kind of protest than any other I’ve seen.  Because it encompasses so many issues–healthcare, education, war, corporate personhood, national debt, jobs–and yet the central one is…


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Loving and Admiring Louisville Ladies

Awards season is upon us, and one of my favorites each year is the voting in Today’s Woman magazine’s Most Admired Women. The local magazine offers up six women in each of a dozen categories and tallies up the online votes to come up with the city’s most admired females.  You can also vote by Fax or Mail if you haven’t yet joined the 21st century. If you don’t know at least a few of these 72 women, you’re not very well connected. I’m going on memory here, but it seems to me the Media category is most often captured…


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About that “Army of Citizen Journalists” Comment

The topic was the future of journalism, so I took a 12-year-old along to see how the world of news fits into his worldview. After listening to a panel of locals, Luke is not in the least interested. I’d be surprised if the meeting inspired any of the dozen or so students in attendance to set their sights on this new and changing profession. In fact, there was a serious discussion about whether journalism is a profession or an activity. The panel, held at St. X and organized by the local SPJ, was lightly attended, maybe because U of L…


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Hi There!

If Rick Redding’s Little Bo Peep, I’m quickly becoming one of his sheep.  After writing under his tutelage at another online organization he’s enticed me to come back for more. I am pretty sure it’s the large paycheck that lured me.  For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Abby Miller, the former WLKY Morning Show Anchor.  I was proud to be a member of a fabulous morning show team that netted the only First Place distinction in that time slot in the station’s history.  It’s a feat that’s not been repeated since I left in September 2008.  I’ve…