Win A Copy Of Lawn Darts of Fate

Amazon lists Lawn Darts of Fate like this:

Hysterical and Addictive “Enlightening and Depraved” Twenty years ago, Frank Felson, was a baseball bashing, drum smashing, rock-n-roll lothario. It was pseudo semi-pro ball and his band was a much maligned one hit wonder, but for Frank the world was his oyster and he was shucking it for pearls. Today, Frank’s life is a steaming pile of excrement. He’s unemployed, his dog has been murdered and his wife is shacking up with another man. Worst of all, Frank’s current band plays nothing but Jimmy Buffet covers. Most people would assume a 42 year-old, day drinker with a penchant for backyard badminton and ditch weed had given up. Not Frank. Frank is convinced he’ll make it back to the top, fall in love, maybe even learn to like himself again. Can man truly do anything he puts his mind to? Or are we all merely dreamers desperately dodging, the perilously sharp . . . Lawn Darts of Fate? “Craig mines diamonds from the coal of lost souls”

Sold on it?

What if I told you the author, Chris Craig, name-checks a bunch of Louisville spots like Captain’s Quarters, The Spaghetti Factory, Slugger Field, Bats, the Grease Bucket Arena, Hikes Point Lounge and more?

Here’s a “trailer” he released for the book last fall:

Craig is a University of Kentucky (now in Chicago) who spent the 80s and 90s in Louisville and you’re likely get a kick out of his latest work if you’re at all familiar with the city.

We’re giving away three copies — two digital download codes and a paperback — courtesy the author. Contest runs through Friday.

To enter, leave a comment here on the site using a real email address that you check daily. While your comment won’t be published on the site, you’ll have to provide your full name and mailing address if you win so I can send along download cards or the book. Will draw sometime after the Kentucky Derby and ship things out next week.

It’s Mayoral Spokesperson Caption Contest Time

Chris Poynter is the guy giving misinformation to media outlets in Louisville regarding the Metro Animal Services scandal.

He’s also one of the people who has attempted to defame Heather Adkins, the LMAS whistleblower in the Sadie mess, in every media outlet that’ll take his bogus remarks seriously.

And since Poynter has taken it upon himself to attack the messenger when caught?

Here you go! A caption contest.


Make it funny or else.

2014 Golden Poo Awards – GO VOTE! Last Call!

It’s the final weekend to get your nominations in for the Golden Poo Awards. It’s been a hot minute since we’ve held them, so please chime in.

Love a politician or public d-bag? Hate them? Think they’re corrupt? Want to see someone awful win a very fitting award? This is your opportunity to make your voice heard.

CLICK HERE to read the rest and take part!

Will Fiber Internets Become An Affordable Thing?

Remember, this is Louisville, so anything that can go wrong will definitely go wrong. Gigabit-speed Internet may soon be coming to Louisville. The Louisville Metro Council is expected to approve contracts with three different companies for fiber Internet installation at its meeting next Tuesday. [WDRB]

The tax on Jefferson County hotel rooms would rise 1 percentage point under a measure pending before Louisville Metro Council, with proceeds earmarked to pay for a proposed $176 million makeover and expansion of Kentucky International Convention Center. [C-J/AKN]

A plaque of thanks was presented to John Hassman at his Middletown store, A Taste of Kentucky. [WHAS11]

Remember when the take-home police cruiser deal was a battle in Louisville? It’s taking over Lexington now. [H-L]

Warning — ridiculously inappropriate auto-play video. State investigators have busted an insurance fraud ring after a three-year investigation. A Jefferson County grand jury indicted 19 people. [WLKY]

Like her co-workers at LFPL, Justice is a member of AFSCME Local 3425—and she says the Fischer administration’s current contract with the union makes it almost impossible for her and her family to survive. [In These Times]

Green space near Interstate 65 has the potential to generate green but a battle between Jeffersonville city leaders has the mayor rethinking plans for a new hotel and restaurants at Exit 1. [WAVE3]

Here’s hoping you’re getting your votes in for the 2014 Golden Poo Awards. [Page One]

The Louisville Forum’s “Growing Up Transgender” discussion on Wednesday focused on the complex controversies and conversations that surround gender identity. [WFPL]

Several red states, including Louisiana, have been diverting some offenders away from prison and into drug treatment and other incarceration alternatives. But not everyone is embracing the effort. [NPR]

Adam Burckle, owner of Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen, scoffs at the idea of calorie counting the items on his menu. The pies, cakes and ice cream flavors are offered to savor on occasion and within reason. [Business First]

The Clarksville Town Council unanimously voted to reject changes to its sign ordinance that had been given a positive recommendation by the town’s plan commission. [News & Tribune]

You Already Know You Can’t Trust Greg Fischer

It’s almost been two weeks since this scene on River Road shocked witnesses, the EMS Community, and the victim’s families. [WDRB]

Focusing on the strategies and programs in place to improve academic achievement and ensuring schools have the resources they need are at the top of Donna Hargens’ to-do list as she begins the final year of her four-year contract as superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools. [C-J/AKN]

We were the first to bring you these rumors and we heard them directly from GE management. Fortunately for readers here, you already know you can’t trust anything Greg Fischer says. Speculation of a sale of General Electric’s Appliance Park has made it all the way to Louisville’s mayor, Greg Fischer. [WHAS11]

A human leg has been recovered from the Ohio River in western Kentucky prompting officials to search for other remains in the waterway. [H-L]

It’s strange when something other than an automobile or gun kills someone in Louisville. [WLKY]

The Republican National Committee is celebrating former President George W. Bush’s birthday this weekend by selling wistful “I Miss W.” t-shirts to its supporters. [HuffPo]

With lights flashing, police say a tow truck operator would have been easy to spot near the Gene Snyder Freeway Thursday night, but his death leaves a woman charged with drunk driving and murder. [WAVE3]

This is Day Six of the Golden Poo Awards. Jump in and make nominations for days one through five now. [Page One]

The plans to tear down Louisville’s largest remaining public housing complex will take at least a decade to be finalized, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said. [WFPL]

Seven people were shot and wounded, one critically, early Saturday in an Indianapolis night club district after an argument broke out between two people, police said. [Reuters]

The Clark Memorial Bridge — or Second Street Bridge as it is widely called — is set to close at midnight Tuesday. [Business First]

A Greater Clark County Schools board of trustees member was indicted on felony theft charges in Franklin, Tenn., in May. [News & Tribune]