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Louisville Uncovered presents: US Marine Hospital

The United States Marine Hospital: Portland, Kentucky The Ohio River has been the lifeblood of Louisville since the beginning of the River City. Back then river traffic had the nighty Ohio looking more like Spaghetti Junction than a lazy river. It was a pleasure to get an insiders look at the hospital as it stands today on Louisville Uncovered!  In 1837, Congress authorized the construction of the U.S. Marine Hospital in Louisville “for the benefit of sick seamen, boatmen, and other navigators on the western rivers and lakes.” (Ohio and Mississippi rivers and Great Lakes.) At this time, steamboats dominated…


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New times posted for University of Louisville Men’s basketball

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Additional game times and television designations have been set for the 2015-16 University of Louisville men’s basketball schedule. Since the initial schedule release on Sept. 2, several times and televison assignments have been added.   The time for UofL’s Nov. 21 game against North Florida will be set after the Cardinals’ football game at Pittsburgh on that day is determined so as not to conflict with each other. The game time for Louisville’s March 5 game at Virginia will be established later in the season.  Television for the Cards’ Nov. 28 game against Saint Louis in the Brooklyn…


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THE WEEK: On N.O., Joe Goes, Doe’s Show, Media Foes and Two News Items that Blow

THE WEEK — It was a challenging return from my New Orleans experience, especially fighting a summer virus, but all’s well as the weekend comes into view. And of course there’s a lot to talk about here at THE WEEK, including some news you probably haven’t seen elsewhere. Journalism – The Gift That Keeps on Giving Good People to PR: It’s election time, and arguably the two best TV political reporters in town are. . . leaving their jobs. WHAS-TV’s Joe Arnold is going to be the new VP of Strategic Communications at the Kentucky Association of Electrical Cooperatives, without…


Rusty Gets Athletic with Ben Rhodes and John Boel

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE. In my world, the big news this week wasn’t local. One of my favorite writers of all time, Elmore Leonard, passed away this week.  And on Wednesday, it seems like every other post on my Facebook page was another tribute to Leonard, who was 87. My tribute in the podcast was to talk about Leonard’s famous 10 Tips for writing. The best-known is the advice to leave out the parts people usually skip. But the most useful may have been Leonard’s opinion on writing dialogue — never use anything other than the word “said” in…




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Insider Ire on Journalism, ArkSpeak, Ali’s 70th, and Guess Who’s for Pot?

OK, local journalism followers — you’re gonna want to read Terry Boyd’s rant against local television station WAVE-TV. Boyd called me last night, complaining that the story that his Insider Louisville blog broke had been stolen and aired on the station without attribution. Yes, this kind of thing ticks us off. If I break a story, I want to get credit when it’s repeated on the nightly TV news.  Boyd claims WAVE aired the story on the potential courtship of Kentucky Kingdom by the owners of Holiday World, using his story for its information without giving any credit. In his…


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Boel Inspires Breakfast Crowd

John Boel had already put in a full day of work when he arrived at the University Club at 7 this morning. The newly-hired WAVE-TV reporter told his Breakfast of Champions audience some inspiring stories from his journey from top news anchor at WLKY-TV to rehab for alcohol addiction and a rebirth on the morning news. While much of his speech focused on his recovery and some frightening statistics about addiction, readers here might be more interested in his thoughts on media and how he came back to the local airwaves. Boel said that in November he felt he was…


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WAVE Taking News to 11 (a.m.), Changing Hosts on Local Show

WAVE-TV is making more changes to its daytime schedule in January. Having suffered through a November sweeps in which its Noon newscast was attracting less audience than WLKY, WHAS, Family Feud and the Jerry Springer Show, WAVE GM Ken Selvaggi is making a big change next month. Starting January 9, WAVE’s Noon newscast will air at 11 a.m., followed by Extra at 11:30. At Noon, WAVE will air its locally-produced WAVE 3 Listens, but with a new host. Gone is Cindi Sullivan as host, and John Ramsey will take over.  In a staff email, Selvaggi thanked Sullivan for “several years”…


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No More Trouble, Charla Young Launching New Show

Remember Charla Young? The former WAVE-TV Troubleshooter quit that job two years ago and has been working her own leadership training business ever since. And now she’s getting back into TV with a show that debuts on WDRB-TV January 7. Young said that after 5 years at WAVE, she was tired of being threatened by the people she exposed on the air, and wanted to do something less stressful. And she told me a story about why she wanted to help people. “I was in the hole, sitting in the dark because I couldn’t pay my bills,” she said. “I…