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Something to Look Forward To

August 21st, 2009 · 9 Comments

Ahhh. Friday. Hope to be knocking back a few with Dr. Ramsey tonight at the Parents Reception over at U of L, as long as I’ve not been declared a persona non grata. Last Call for Comedy: We’ve still got room for you Sunday. Get in touch with me through the site, or Facebook, and [...]

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Tags: Automobile · Homeless · Horse Industry · KET · Mayor's Race 2010 · TV · Zoning

It’s Our Weekly TGIF Edition

August 7th, 2009 · 12 Comments

Senate Approves Barzun, Northup: We’re happy that Matthew Barzun is going to be the new U.S. Ambassador to Sweden. Less enthused about Anne Northup getting a new job as a commissioner of the Consumer Product and Safety Commission. Both were approved by the Senate today. [Courier] At least they’re being nice: The local GOP is [...]

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Tags: Awards · Books · High School · John Yarmuth · KET · Republican Party · Sports

Time for a Beer Summit

July 31st, 2009 · 5 Comments

I’m with the cop – a Blue Moon, please. Where Rudeness Rules: Treating elected officials poorly is a big sport at Fancy Farm, where up to six U.S. Senate candidates may speak to the 10,000 folks sweating themselves over barbecue dinner. WAVE and WHAS will be there, so reward them for making the trip by [...]

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Tags: Anne Northup · Awards · KET · LEO · Politics · Reporters · University of Louisville · WAVE · WHAS

Fancy Farm: Going or Not?

July 28th, 2009 · 3 Comments

It used to be a no-brainer on the first weekend in August. Every political reporter in Kentucky spent the weekend in western Kentucky and got familiar with barbecue, the heat and heated politics. That was before media started watching their pennies and foregoing most travel. And while the prospect of seeing what Jerry Abramson will [...]

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Tags: KET · Media · Politics · Reporters · WAVE · WDRB · WHAS · WLKY

Getting Late Early Department

July 24th, 2009 · 6 Comments

We’ve wisely scheduled some late Friday afternoon bidness meetings. An Actual Pee Alert: Our favorite news story of the week.  A janitor in Clark County was caught by a hidden camera peeing on a court reporter’s chair. He’s facing some sort of charge. [WHAS-TV] Quarter Expired: Another long-time local restaurant has closed up. Check out [...]

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Tags: Anchor · Dining · Jerry Abramson · KET · Media · Politics · Steve Beshear

Pre-4th Media Meanderings

July 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Awarding Behavior: LEO’s Phillip Bailey picked up a NATIONAL award from the organization of alt-weeklies. His stories on a West End resident, a controversial radio station decision and last year’s fiasco over the homophobic flyer that influenced a Metro Council election got the attention of the AAN. Worthy of re-reading. [AAN] Fixed Sidewalk: Our pals [...]

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Tags: Awards · Blogging · Books · Health Care · Internet · KET · LEO · Metro Council · Movies · Republican Party · Retail · TV

How To Spend the Weekend!

June 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments

How to Spend the Hot, Hot Weekend. Our suggestions: Learn About the Loop — The Parks Department is hosting a public event for residents to learn about the proposed Louisville Loop. It’s from 10-1 Saturday at the Farnsley-Moreman Landing. Ride your bike. [Metro] Cheap Beer — Is it enough to get you back to the [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Bikes · Books · Churchill Downs · Death · Guns · KET · Metro Government · Parks · Religion

Get Out and Feel the Heat

June 19th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Media-Related Belles Moment: Emily’s dad tried to talk her into going to work with Terry Meiners at WHAS Radio, but Em’s got stars in her eyes and going back to Vegas. She said she’d think about it, but not really. Arena Tour Postscript: We heard from Charlie Molen, who did the infamous interview with WHAS-TV [...]

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Tags: Arena · Celebrity · Charity · Churchill Downs · Dad · Fox 41 · Kentucky Derby · KET · TV

It’s Local Emmy Awards Season

June 1st, 2009 · 3 Comments

And the nominees are… The National Academy of Television Arts and Scienes puts on what must be the most extensive awards for the local television industry.  In dozens of categories, stations from 13 markets in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia compete for the prestigious awards. As we always say on these awards programs, though, [...]

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Tags: Awards · KET · WAVE · WDRB · WHAS · WLKY

OK, You Can Start the Weekend Now

April 17th, 2009 · Comments Off

Keeping It Classy: Now that was something. After she wrote a story that appeared on the front page of Thursday’s Courier-Journal about parole rates, the C-J’s Stephenie Steitzer posted a note on her blog crediting WHAS-TV’s Mark Hebert for uncovering the story earlier. Hebert’s piece ran April 6. Hers on April 16. [Courier] For Comments: [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · KET · Sports · University of Kentucky · University of Louisville · Weather · WHAS