Paul Thorn

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LouisvilleKY’s The WEEK Celebrates Christmas and Candy and Cards and Cats

Dear Santa — please send me those Springsteen tickets and wins for the Cards in Lexington tomorrow and in Nashville against Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl. 2015’s Winners. It’s been a great year for me, LouisvilleKY.com and for a lot of Rusty Satellite Show guests, who I’ll be mentioning in bold from here on. First off, this is the first Christmas I won’t be seeing my son Nick Redding, who is pursuing his passion in theatre school in Italy. Today he told me he’d gotten great grades in subjects that include “aesthetics” “Italian” and “Movement.” He said he…


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The WEEK says Happy Thanksgiving Louisville KY!

Happy Turkey Day Louisvillians! Here’s some news, and a podcast, and Paul Thorn’s ode to family as we remember that, you know, we’ve got it pretty good around here. There’s plenty of tidbits for you from Rusty Satellite alumni and local media folks: Owen Rides Off: Metro Councilman Tom Owen told me it wouldn’t take him long to decide, and one week after his Rusty Satellite Show appearance the 76-year-old Louisville legend said he’s not up for another election, prompting a lot of Highlands residents to think about running. Happy Trails to Tom. Janelle Chooses Family: WAVE-TV’s anchor Janelle MacDonald…


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THE WEEK: Staying Up Late, Girl Talk and Walking the Trail

Yes, we’ve had some fun this week in Louisville KY. Let’s review: Late Nights in the City: It’s said that nothing good ever happens after 2, so Councilman Tom Owen’s push to close bars at 2 a.m. might make sense to some. But late-night partying is among the city’s charms, and would adversely affect the economics of things, like the new Loui Loui’s carryout spot down in the Highlands. Prediction — this one go anywhere. Inspiring for Girls: Jennifer Lawrence gets a 30 x 40 foot banner in her hometown Saturday. The new Hometown Hero poster goes up at the…


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Monday Morning’s Culture Review of the Weekend

Well, that was fun. I was fortunate to attend three great events over the weekend, experiencing a variety of culture it would be hard to match anywhere else. CLASSICAL MOMENTS: Let’s start the Corkestra event at Norton Commons on Sunday. I had no idea there was such a gorgeous amphitheater there, and since Paula is such a great fan of the Orchestra, she insisted we go. After the initial disappointment of learning that Teddy Abrams wasn’t there, we were thoroughly entertained by Conductor Bob Bernhardt and the talented group on stage. The Orchestra breezed through a two-hour set under sunny skies,…


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THE WEEK: Good News from Google and other Interesting Folks in the ‘Ville

Let’s start out with what I didn’t do this week — there were no trips to Riverport, no meals on Dixie Highway and no annoying phone calls. That left more time to pursue stories for LouisvilleKY.com and to produce a great episode of the Rusty Satellite Show. It was a productive week for the city as well, especially with yesterday’s announcement about Google Fiber potentially coming here. A Even Better Week for WKU: Coach Jeff Brohm‘s Hilltoppers had the only win over a Southeastern Conference school on the opening weekend of college football, surviving a 14-12 thriller over Vandy in…