Here’s what’s dominating, or clogging, your news feed this week:
Puppies: It was National Puppy Day on Monday, so all your dog-loving friends, and my girlfriend Paula, posted pictures of their puppies on Facebook.
Rainbows: Good news for homophobic caterers in Indiana. Gov. Mike Pence signed into law the deceptively named “Religious Freedom” bill that allows businesses to refuse to provide services to gays. All they have to do is say it’s against their religion. Convention planners, and many others fair-minded folks, reacted by threatening to refuse to do business in Indiana. (Courier-Journal)
Dawne Gee Day: In the same week the WAVE-3 anchor was honored by the Mayor and received the Women of Courage award at the Women on the Move Luncheon, she got the good news that she won’t have to go through chemo in her latest health challenge. Expect her back on the air soon. (WAVE-3)
Showcase on Costco: The deal is real. Costco is coming to the old Showcase Cinemas site on Bardstown Road. The theater there closed in 2004, and now the Ford plant is going to have to find a new place to store vehicles. (C-J)
This Could Be Why It Happened: It seems less likely the new Costco will have the eyesore Economy Inn as a neighbor. Owners have 30 days to clean up or be shut down. I’m betting on the shut down option. (C-J)
Helsinki Sluggers: The Louisville Slugger brand no longer is owned by locals. Wilson Sporting Goods, owned by a Finland firm, will take over the brand. (Breitbart)
Winston Bennett’s Picks: Take a listen to the Rusty Satellite Show to hear how Winston Bennett sees the Final Four, (though one of his teams has since been eliminated), and how he’s faring in the insurance business in his hometown. (Rusty Satellite Show)
Prank King: The show also features local comedian and prankster Tom Mabe, who recently fooled a bunch of folks at Seneca Park with an Invisible Airplane. (LouisvilleKY.com)
Bellarmine Done: Unlike the Division I tournament, most folks around here can unite behind one team, the Bellarmine Knights, in Division II. But Scott Davenport’s ballers came up one game short of the ‘ship. (Catholic Sports Net)
Suicide Numbers: If you’ve been affected by suicide, and you probably have, this piece will show you’re not alone, and that there are lots of efforts to prevent it. (Insider Louisville)
Kickin’ It: Here’s an event some thought would never happen. The new Louisville City FC soccer team opens its season at Slugger Field Saturday. (LouisvilleKY.c0m)
GO CARDS! — Tipoff for tonight’s Sweet 16 game against N.C. State is 7:37 p.m. on TBS.