Peak Season: The leaves are changing, the clocks will soon move back, and the fortunes of local football teams may soon reverse. Last night Kentucky put up a good fight in losing to Auburn 30-27. They’re now 4-2, and the talk of an SEC title has quickly subsided. On Saturday Louisville has its pivotal contest of the year – at Florida State at Noon. Meanwhile, the best offense in the land put up another 55 points last night for Coach Jeff Brohm – Western 55, North Texas 28.
I’m a Back Door Man: After talking with John Dant of the Back Door on the Rusty Satellite Show, I went back with Paula and two others for drinks and dinner. The tab came to a whopping $60. It ain’t fancy, but you don’t stay in business 30 years without giving folks good value.
Va Va Vortex: Is just one of many cool things I learned about at the Art Sanctuary. It’s a burlesque show from the group Va Va Vixens, playing this weekend. This writing, from the Va Va Vixen web site, sure sounds enticing: You will be greeted at the door by a scantily clad woman wielding condoms and candy in an old fashioned cigarette tray.
Progress vs. Preservation: Usually, progress wins. This week the Omni Hotel plan for downtown took a big step forward when efforts to preserve the Water Company building on the site failed at the Landmarks Commission. (Insider)
Not Really a Terror Threat: But the Victorian Tales of Terror, an outdoor theater experience brought to you by the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council, was jolly fun. You can go through the weekend. Our leader was Perry Hauter, played by former local journalist Joseph Grove.
Loving Me Some Ironman: The move to an October Ironman was a huge success, and the Fourth Street Live! finish is considering one of the best in the country. From Insider Louisville.
Write Much?: You could be a Training Content Writer for a local company. Check out the “Job of the Week” at Snelling Staffing. It pays up to $20 an hour.
Scandal Fatigue: One U of L scandal item — Jeffersonville attorney Larry Wilder is now the attorney for Katina Powell, who wrote the book that started the scandal. U of L fans were quick to dig up the 2009 story about a drunken evening when Wilder was found in a trash can. It’s surprising, and bit shameful, that USA Today took the bait and published a story about Wilder. But Wilder is a successful lawyer who has represented several U of L athletes in the past, especially those who get in trouble in Indiana.
Rusty Satellite Guest News: Karl Schmitt was promoted to president and CEO of the Louisville Sports Commission. Mimi Hwang had her baby boy – Benjamin Hwang Kang. Mayor Greg Fischer announced Christmas is coming early for motorists – the new downtown bridge is ahead of schedule. Parks Director Scott Martin had a big week – opening Turkey Run Park in the Parklands. Happy Birthday today to Loui Loui’s proprietor Michael Spurlock.
And Tom Mabe has found a new group to offend – blind people: