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Entries from July 2007

Pardon the interrpution, but…

July 27th, 2007 · 3 Comments

If you think Louisville’s own Rick Bozich and Pat Forde can be half as entertaining as the guys on ESPN’s Pardon the Interrpution, then a new show on cable might be worth watching. Bozich and Forde will host a new bi-weekly program, Page One Sports, on Insight Cable’s ICN2. The first one, airing July 31 [...]

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Tags: Sports · TV

When What Freezes Over?

July 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

This whole Louisville Arena issue has been a fiasco from the start, and as I write this, the Committee is meeting, hearing chairman Jim Host report on how wonderfully received his group’s efforts are going with the NCAA. In fact, I’m sure he’s talking about all the really cool NCAA championships lining up to compete [...]

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Tags: Arena · Sports

Speculating on Smith’s Successor

July 20th, 2007 · Comments Off

Tonight, Al Smith is back at the helm of his baby, “Comment on Kentucky” on KET. He’s announced that he’s leaving the show this fall, and John David Dyche wrote his C-J column this week on the candidates to succeed him. Among those candidates is my pal Mark Hebert, who wrote some insightful words about [...]

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Tags: Politics · TV

Miller’s Double Duty Questioned

July 20th, 2007 · 3 Comments

This week the Kentucky Enquirer’s Pat Crowley made some state Republicans happy by writing about the heat Jonathan Miller is taking for working one political job (Democratic Party Chairman) while holding one political office (State Treasurer). In doing so, Crowley gave Republican Party Chair Steve Robertson a soapbox on which to needle Miller, especially after [...]

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Tags: Newspaper · Politics · Uncategorized

Where are those NBA Backers Now?

July 20th, 2007 · Comments Off

Will Wolford is looking for a little love and a little money, and if he doesn’t get it, he’ll take one of the city’s only hopes for a long-term professional sports tenant for its big new downtown arena elsewhere. Wolford wants Louisville to embrace his team the way the community of Green Bay loves its [...]

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Tags: Arena · Marketing · Sports

Next Man Out at WHAS – Tim Seymour

July 20th, 2007 · 4 Comments

The challenge facing new WHAS-TV general manager Mark Pimental got a little bit tougher the day after he was announced as the new G.M. — reporter and part-time anchor Tim Seymour accepted an anhoring job in Cedar Rapids. Seymour, who has been at WHAS-TV for four years, had seen his anchoring duties cut back when [...]

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Tags: TV

R.I.P. – The Lip is Zipped

July 19th, 2007 · Comments Off

News that LEO, the city’s alternative weekly, is pulling the plug on its blogging experiment is disheartening. In a final post dated July 18, Stephen George blamed “other priorities” for the demise of the entertaining blog, in which George almost singlehandedly broke stories and provided some entertaining prose. Add in the efforts of editor Cary [...]

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Tags: Blogging · Internet · Magazine · Newspaper

WHAS Taps Lexington station for new GM

July 18th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Mark Pimental is being introduced today as the new general manager at WHAS-TV, and will begin his new job Aug. 9. Pimental is currently the GM at Lexington’s WTVQ-TV, also an ABC affiliate. Pimental has been in Lexington four years, and before that was a GM in Richmond, Va. and Huntsville, Ala. Pimental appears to [...]

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Tags: TV

The Last Kentucky Post Coming Dec. 31

July 17th, 2007 · 2 Comments

More bad news for the newspaper business. In a lengthy press release today, the E.W. Scripps Co. announced it will cease publication of the afternoon newspapers — The Kentucky Post and the Cincinnati Post — at the end of the year. The demise of the paper put 52 newsroom employees out of a job. Scripps [...]

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Tags: Newspaper

Beshear Maintains Big Margin in Latest S-USA Poll

July 17th, 2007 · Comments Off

The assumption that Gov. Ernie Fletcher has been closing the gap in the Governor’s Race with Democratic challenger Steve Beshear is not true, according to the Survey USA poll released today. Beshear maintains a 59-36 lead over Fletcher among 560 likely voters, with 5 percent undecided. That’s just slightly less than Beshear’s lead in a [...]

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Tags: Politics