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Entries from April 2009

Happy Halfway to Derby Day

April 29th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Post Draw Today: Find out which horses get which numbers at today’s post position draw for the Derby. It takes place about Noon today at the track, NOT at Fourth Street Live as it has been for several years. ESPN decided it wasn’t good TV. You can watch in online or on local TV. I [...]

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Tags: Arena · Bad Behavior · Blogging · Celebrity · Construction · Crime · Kentucky Derby · South End · Sponsorships · Sports · TARC · University of Louisville

Who Really Started the PRP Retaliation Rumors?

April 28th, 2009 · 15 Comments

Last Friday, more than 500 people showed up at an abandoned Kmart on Dixie Highway, forking over $20 donations in support of embattled football coach Jason Stinson. There was an auction of donated items, and the take was more than $35,000. I’m told it was an enthusiastic and supportive crowd. There was no media coverage, [...]

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Tags: High School · JCPS · Legal · Sports

Sheldon Berman and the Appearance of Impropriety

April 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

It’s weird to have three middle school principals and others contact us for background information about anything. But that’s exactly what happened. Turns out Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman asked school principals to contact members of the Board of Education to voice their support for him. Why? Because the Board is scrutinizing his [...]

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Tags: Education · JCPS

Heartless Move by Clear Channel

April 28th, 2009 · 31 Comments

If you weren’t yet convinced that Clear Channel is a heartless corporation, how about this news –  the radio station owner chose the middle of Derby week as the ideal time to reduce its workforce, again, by letting go seven staff members. Two staffers in accounting, two in traffic, a program director and even the [...]

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Tags: Clear Channel · Fired · Radio

CW Bids Down to Three

April 28th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Three experienced broadcasters are in the running to buy WBKI-TV, and the station’s management team is in the process of selecting a buyer from the list of finalists. The number of original bidders was more than six. “We believe a definitive agreement will be signed later today or tomorrow morning and we will release the [...]

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Tags: CW · Media · Morning Shows · TV

Page One & The ‘Ville Voice on TeeVee!

April 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

Problems with Louisville Metro Corrections, the Karen Sypher and Rick Pitino craziness, Jerry Abramson’s corrupt administration screwing local businesses, JCPS Supe Sheldon Berman’s big time conflicts and Governor Steve Beshear/Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo’s worst nightmare comes true as President Barack Obama seeks to end disastrous mountaintop removal practices. Check us out this week. You know [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Cable · CW · Dan Mongiardo · Economy · Education · Hype · JCPS · Morning Shows · Oops · Scandal · Steve Beshear · TV · University of Louisville · Video

Sypher’s Pitino Claim Not a First

April 28th, 2009 · 18 Comments

Karen Sypher, the woman charged with trying to extort money from Rick Pitino, filed a sexual harassment suit in 2001 against a former employer. Sypher, then Karen Wise, worked at an auto body shop until she was fired in 2001. She filed the suit against her former employer, now deceased, claiming that while sharing a [...]

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Tags: Crime · Legal · Sex · Sports · University of Louisville

We’re Off for Derby Week

April 27th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Coming to you today from the ultra-comfy media room at Churchill Downs. That new Barbaro statue at the main entrance is pretty impressive, much bigger than you’d expect. It looks as if it were designed for the spot. Check out how sculptor Alexa King created it. A really odd incident occurred on the track today [...]

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Tags: Arena · Art · Celebrity · Charity · Churchill Downs · Construction · Death · Dining · Green · Sports

Bellarmine Blows off Smokers

April 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

There are some smart students over there at Bellarmine. A campus-wide survey conducted among about 1,000 students, faculty and staff revealed that just 1 in 10 self-reported as smokers. The school convened a committee to recommend a smoking policy, and those on campus were notified today that lighting up will not be allowed beginning in [...]

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Tags: Bellarmine · Smoking Ban

Fast Cars, Fast Horses and…

April 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

We’re quite excited about a lot of things going on this week, but one we’re going to check out for sure is Thursday night’s Oaks Eve Bash/Racing for Dreams event at 421 W. Main St. The benefit for the Dream Factory and Racing for Corey featues a marriage of fast cars and fast horses, along [...]

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Tags: Advertising · Charity · Downtown