Rugby Team Auctions Signed Keith Richards Book

The Rebel Raider Rugby Team, a combo of Atherton and Iroquois High School students, is auctioning an autographed copy of Keith Richards’ book LIFE.

Richards’ book was obtained by the team’s coach, David Barhorst, at WFPK’s fund drive last month.

All proceeds from the auction of the book – which you can bid on at eBay by clicking here – will be used by the team to participate in the Kentucky Youth Rugby League.

If you’re a Rolling Stones fan, here’s your chance to help some students out.

Rising Gas Prices Are Freaking The Locals Out, Too

The Downtown Development Corporation released its first-ever State of Downtown report. Have you read it? [WFPL & DDC]

Jack Conway wants Pabst Brewing Company to stop selling it’s ‘Blast by Colt 45’ alcoholic beverage and he’s written a letter with some other folks about it. [External PDF Link]

Here’s hoping the gross Ohio River isn’t too high for the Great Steamboat Race on May 4. [84WHAS]

Miller Lite is subsidizing TARC rides on Oaks night. This is sure to be interesting. [C-J/AKN]

Greg Fischer discussed retail and housing at the first State of Downtown Address. [WLKY]

Gas prices have some people using creative ways to cope. But why not walk or bike for a change? Especially if you live within an okay distance from your job? [WAVE3]

Lexington seems to be getting everything right these days. This time they’re cutting travel times in half with traffic signal upgrades. [H-L]

Guess it’s time for local media to cover the Barnstable Brown party non-stop. Find out who will attend this year’s party. [WHAS11]

The nation’s mood is at its lowest level in two years, according to the latest polling. [NY Times]

A University of Louisville professor says high gas prices could lead to a new recession. [FOX41]

There’s a fancy annual plant sale at Yew Dell Gardens on April 30 and May 1. Be prepared before going because you have to pay admission. [Consuming Louisville]

Branden Klayko likes to tease us. He writes a few things and then disappears for months and months. Will we ever get our nerd fix again? [Broken Sidewalk]

Helson’s Webseries Finally Premiers & It’s Hilarious

In December we first told you about Louisville native Rachel Annette Helson’s webseries called stalkTALK that was set to begin filming right here in our fair city. The show – series about a 12-step rehab group for recovering B-list celebrity stalkers, is finally premiering. The cast includes notables like Peter Lewis and Ron Howard’s daughter, Paige.

The TONY-nominated Rachel is maybe Louisville’s next big actress. She appears in the series herself and I can say in all seriousness that she is hilarious. I mean, just look at this photo of her in character and you’ll immediately know what I mean.

After much anticipation, today marks the launch of the series and we couldn’t be more proud of Rachel.

So here’s the pilot:

Now that you’ve seen the opener? You’ll need to stay tuned for upcoming episodes. Primarily because they get risque and hilarious. And maybe because Rachel has what it takes to make us all proud.

She’s got quite the bright future.

1st Chance To See Star Trek: The Exhibition

Ready for your first chance to see Star Trek: The Exhibition at the Louisville Science Center?

On Saturday, January 22, you’ve gotta go to Science with a Twist: An Evening Aboard the Enterprise. For as little as $25? You can nerd out like woah. And maybe even meet Robert Picardo, the doctor on Star Trek: Voyager.

The skinny: (Gotta be 21) Star Trek-themed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, laser tag, a preview of Quantum Quest in IMAX and music. A Power Hour Reception starts at 7:00 P.M. and tickets are $250. The main event is $100 and starts at 7:30 P.M. The Fan Club Party, which includes a cash bar, complimentary cocktail and light desserts, starts at 9:00 P.M. and costs $25. Cocktail or Star Trek attire encouraged. Proceeds benefit the Science Center’s work to promote science literacy. A portion of each ticket is tax deductible.