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Electric Fans Needed for LouisvilleKY Seniors and Disabled Residents

Donations accepted through June 14; Fan giveaway on June 24 Louisville, KY., – In preparation for warmer temperatures this season, KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is again partnering with Louisville Metro Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens (OADC) to collect electric fans for seniors and persons with physical disabilities.  The fans will be distributed to qualified individuals within the KIPDA region including Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Shelby, Oldham, Spencer, and Trimble Counties. Donations of new box fans will be collected through June 14 at: KIPDA, 11520 Commonwealth Drive (Lou., KY 40299) WLKY Studio, 1918 Mellwood Ave. (Lou, KY…


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Time to jam in front of LouisvilleKY’s Metro Hall

  Lunch-time event includes food trucks and entertainment   LOUISVILLE (July 7, 2016) –  Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a new, interactive lunch time experience in downtown Louisville that includes food trucks and live entertainment. As part of the new Jefferson Street Jam – set for Tuesdays, July 12 and August 9, citizens are encouraged to gather with their lunch, co-workers and friends on the steps of Metro Hall, near a stage fronting Jefferson Street. On July 12, the Jam will feature salsa dancing, with The Ville Casinersa and the Mundo Mix from 100.9 FM Crescent Hill Radio. The Mayor’s…


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Louisville Ky is asked to perform a Holiday Miracle

LOUISVILLE, KY. – Louisville has earned the reputation of being a compassionate city and that distinction will continue to hold strong this holiday season. Mayor Greg Fischer has called on the city of Louisville to celebrate the gift of giving as a part of Louisville’s Holiday in the City.  On Wednesday, December 16, the mayor along with WLKY, Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, MainSource Bank, LG&E and Axxis, Inc. will host a toy drive benefitting Toys for Tots. The goal is to set a world record for the most toys collected for Toys for Tots in a 12-hour period. “Being…


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And the Winner Is…Louisville Stations Rack Up Regional Emmys

Lexington, KY., – In a black-tie gala with Keeneland as the backdrop Saturday, three Louisville stations received several top nods from the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Here’s a list of the Emmys nabbed by WDRB, WLKY and WAVE. There were no awards listed for WHAS. For a complete listing of the entire awards list, click here to go to www.ohiovalleyemmy.org. *Breaking News Fern Creek High School Shooting, WLKY Kendra Ulrich, Lexy Scheen, William E. DeReamer *Continuing Coverage Theft, Deception, Racism, Wrongdoing: Southeast Bullitt Fire Investigation, WDRB Valerie Chinn, Beth Peak, Barry Fulmer, Jennifer Keeney,…


Louisville’s WAVE Wins Best Newscast; Lauren Jones, Kent Taylor Get Big Wins

LEXINGTON, KY. — The Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters announced its News Excellence Awards for 2014 Saturday night in Lexington. The winners for outstanding broadcast journalism are listed below: PROFESSIONAL RADIO: Best Continuing Coverage: WHAS-AM, Staff Best Long Enterprise Reporting: WFPL, James McNair Best Long Light News Feature: WKYU-FM, Joe Corcoran Best Long Newscast: WKYU-FM, Staff Best Long Public Affairs: WFPL, Rick Howlett Best Long Serious News Feature: WNIN-FM, Cass Herrington Best Long Sports Feature: WFPL, Jacob Ryan Best, Political Coverage: WKMS-FM, Chad Lampe, John Null and Whitney Jones Best Radio Anchor: WHAS-AM, Suzanne Duvall Best Radio Reporter: WNIN-FM, Cass Herrington Best…


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Home Cooking at Yum for TV Stations

Local TV station managers and CFOs normally have a tough time with the NCAA Tournament, figuring how to send crews to as many as four locations at once, or arranging to share resources with each other or out-of-town stations. They should be sending love notes to the NCAA Selection committee for sending Kentucky, Western Kentucky and Murray to the Yum Center, while pairing both Indiana and Louisville at the same site, in Portland. And then all those teams played on the first day of the tourney, and they all won, except for Western. That means the crews in Portland can…


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The Biggest Local Media Stories of 2011

Here you go — a completely unscientific subjective list of the top stories I’ve covered in local media in 2011. It’s usually disappointing to me, in this modern digital world of news consuming, to see what posts from this site generate the largest amount of traffic. It’s the same reason I hate the popularity of reality TV shows, or NASCAR. Or how really bad TV commercials, like the one with that damn KIA Store chick, keep showing up on TV. So I didn’t use that information to determine my list. I saw plenty of significant changes on the local landscape,…


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Here’s What Matters, and What Doesn’t

Here’s a new idea to help you decide what’s news. I’ll call it Things That Matter and Things That Don’t Matter. Here’s some that matter — WLKY’s Sweeps Series on Infrastructure: It’s not just bridges that are troubling for our future. WLKY’s Duane Pohlman has been working on a six-part series that will address the following — water, sewers, dams, levees, bridges. The series, of course, is running during TV Sweeps, but according to GM Glenn Haygood, it’s filled with important facts and is one of the most comprehensive series to air on a local TV station. In fact, Haygood…


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I go there for the food, really, just the food!

Okay, you may hate this blog post, you may call me sexist, a pig, but you’d be wrong! I will admit right here and right now I go to Hooters restaurants for the wings! Last night a buddy of mine (AJ Johnson, also known as Action Jackson) and I went to the Hooters at 4120 Dutchmans Lane in Louisville. It was Wednesday night and that meant all-you-can-eat wings for $11.99! To me, that’s a real deal that even Maxine Rouben over at WLKY doesn’t have the guts or the stomach to reveal (Maxine is a friend of mine)! But really, $11.99 for all-you-can-eat…


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It’s all about Me…TV. And yes, Mr. Shatner, that WAS a monster on the wing.

I found myself unable to pull back into 2011 for most of last week. I was living large and in the past on Me-TV (Memorable Television), the new WLKY substation hit on Insight channel 188. Whether it was wading through the big hair and shoulder pads of the 80s dramas, the hoakey machismo of the 60s westerns or the slapstick body language of comedies that served to cut the teeth of a young “Saturday Night Live” cast  – I was in no rush to get back to reality shows, celebrity worship or mean-spirited sitcoms. Sure, I embraced TV Land, the…