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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Swan’s Song and Seven Sense, Flugtag, and Birthdays

Ready for your final free weekend before football season? There’s plenty to do, starting with the Flugtag experience down at the Waterfront, where 40 groups will push their crafts off the edge of a 22-foot high platform. If history is any indication, most will promptly dive into the Ohio River, like those paper airplanes you used to try to fly across the room during Algebra class. For details, check out last week’s Rusty Satellite Show podcast here with Bill DeReamer. Which is also a place to hear about Saturday’s big party on Preston, the Seven Sense Festival, featuring 40 bands,…


Wil Heuser as Angie Fenton in Real Housewives of Louisville

Wil Heuser Brings The Real Housewives to LouisvilleKY

You just have to love the Real Housewives of Louisville parody series produced by Wil Heuser. The eccentric performer talks about his 9th year of producing “The Wil Show” and how local celebrities have reacted to being depicted in his video series on the latest Rusty Satellite Show. Here’s the 2nd episode of the series. The first featured local notables Barbara Sexton Smith (a former Rusty Show guest and Metro Council member) and former WHAS-TV news anchor Melissa Swan battling over an award given at an event for, not kidding, “Red-headed Left-Handed” people. In addition, there are appearances by media…


Thumb Butte, in Prescott AZ. Photo by Rick Redding

LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Cuts at WHAS-TV; Move Lou Pushback; Derby Derby and Petrino’s Deal and Free Advice

I spent a great week in Arizona, climbing up to 6,000 feet of altitude to Thumb Butte. And I came back to great weather, Derby Fever and all this — Cuts at WHAS-TV: A ton of local knowledge will be heading out the door at WHAS-TV in the next week, thanks to another round of corporate cuts. According to a source, Tegna (the parent company of WHAS, spun off from Gannett) offered buyout packages to at least a dozen staffers, and all but a couple accepted. Among those leaving are news anchor Melissa Swan, who’s been at the station since…


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Oh Baby! Gossipy Louisville People News

An occasional departure as we slip into National Enquirer mode: Loving On Melissa: A magazine called Southern Indiana Living got things mostly right in a puffy profile of WHAS-TV’s Melissa Swan, who must hate it that the mag reveals her age (54) and calls her a local legend. A Book We Want to Read: Because we love Ashley Judd.  The Kentucky-born actress releases a memoir next month, “All That is Bitter and Sweet” which is advertised as mainly about the UK grad’s charity work.  So no photos from Rupp Arena, though John Calipari is among those singing its praises. English…