THE WEEK: Comer’s Close Call, the C-J and the Colonels

Friday already? And a Holiday Weekend. It’s the Abbey Road/Reggae Fest/Senior PGA/Hike&Bike weekend. Let’s go! First a look back:

Costly for Comer: We’ll never know if Agriculture Commissioner James Comer would have won the GOP Primary for Governor had he not been in the relationship back at WKU with Marilynn Thomas, but her allegations didn’t help his cause some 25 years later. He lost to Matt Bevin by 83 votes, unless a recanvass changes things. (C-J)

Master of Understatement: Quoted in Business First‘s piece on the Courier, reporter Andrew Wolfson: “the C-J’s influence has declined a little bit.”

Preserve and Protect: Check out Preservation Louisville‘s new list of successes, including what’s going on downtown with the old Water Company buildings.

Not Fit, But Better Than Indy: A new American Fitness Report reveals that of 50 metro areas, we ranks 46th in fitness. Indianapolis was last. D.C. was first. All that smoking, bad food and lack of exercise continues to keep the city low on these lists.

RS98JenniferHancockHancock on Heroin: Listen to Volunteers of America president Jennifer Hancock talk about how heroin overdoses occur in every zip code, and how she’s turning lives around at VOA. (Rusty Satellite)

I Knew Kenny Before Kenny was Cool: Listen to my Rusty Satellite interview with Kenny Klein, the Hall of Fame Sports Information Director who advises Pitino and Petrino on how to handle the media.

Something Smells: Ya, Mon. The Beatles things get most of the attention, but the fun is at the Kentucky Reggae Festival this weekend.

Colonels Go Quick: I was there, rushing the court at Freedom Hall 40 years ago when the Kentucky Colonels won the ABA. Back when hoops was fun, Artis Gilmore was dominant and Louie Dampier was king. (

Jackie’s Gone Gardening: Check out’s own Jackie Bentley’s gardening adventure, as she gets stuff in the ground. (

Rusty x 100: On June 5, we’re having a party to celebrate 100 Rusty Satellite Shows. You, and all the most interesting people in the ‘Ville, are invited.