Preservation Louisville

THE WEEK: Comer’s Close Call, the C-J and the Colonels

Friday already? And a Holiday Weekend. It’s the Abbey Road/Reggae Fest/Senior PGA/Hike&Bike weekend. Let’s go! First a look back: Costly for Comer: We’ll never know if Agriculture Commissioner James Comer would have won the GOP Primary for Governor had he not been in the relationship back at WKU with Marilynn Thomas, but her allegations didn’t help his cause some 25 years later. He lost to Matt Bevin by 83 votes, unless a recanvass changes things. (C-J) Master of Understatement: Quoted in Business First‘s piece on the Courier, reporter Andrew Wolfson: “the C-J’s influence has declined a little bit.” Preserve and Protect:…


Louisville Mayor Fischer announces plan to save all or part of old Water Company building

LOUISVILLE – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a plan to save all or parts of the old Water Company Building and pledged city money to help in the effort. The Mayor said his team — along with Craig Potts, the state’s historic preservation officer, and preservation leaders including the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Preservation Louisville — have been meeting to discuss options.  “The bottom line is we are committed to saving all or parts of the historic old Water Company Building,” Fischer said. “The city is committed to providing up to $1 million dollars toward a relocation effort and…


Rusty #6 with Brendan McCarthy and Marianne Zickuhr

Starting off, here’s a big thank you — to Diane Williamson, the area’s phenomenal voice talent, for giving the Rusty Satellite Show some free voice promos. That’s her doing the intros on today’s show.She’s gotten some pretty cool clients, not the least impressive of which is being the voice of OnStar — “Your vehicle is disabled. Don’t Panic. Help is on the way.” My interview with Brendan McCarthy started another week full of media news. This piece in Insider Louisville got a lot of attention for its chronicling the outflow of warm bodies at Sixth and Broadway, while LPM is…


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Rest In Pieces, 306-310 East Main or Remember the Elmo

The chain link fence was adjusted to protect passers-by from falling brick, metal and glass. The  humid summer air hung with silt and grains of time as the backhoe reached up into the second floor of the building that housed many a bar, restaurant and office space in its day and peeled back the walls with much rumble and crash. It would take a tornado or quake moments destroy such a sturdy building but as for now, Nature has very little say in the matter. I see where at least three gentlemen have a job, job job –to ring out…