Yes, we’ve had some fun this week in Louisville KY. Let’s review:
Late Nights in the City: It’s said that nothing good ever happens after 2, so Councilman Tom Owen’s push to close bars at 2 a.m. might make sense to some. But late-night partying is among the city’s charms, and would adversely affect the economics of things, like the new Loui Loui’s carryout spot down in the Highlands. Prediction — this one go anywhere.
Inspiring for Girls: Jennifer Lawrence gets a 30 x 40 foot banner in her hometown Saturday. The new Hometown Hero poster goes up at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, financed in part by a group of young girls who call themselves the “Lawrence Ladies.”
Final Words From Bob Edwards, with Paul Thorn: Speaking of hometown heroes, this weekend marks the final broadcast for radio legend Bob Edwards. And one of his guests will be Paul Thorn, the singer from Tupelo who was just in town, and appeared on the Rusty show in 2014. Find your local Public Radio International listing for Bob Edwards Weekend or tune to XM 121 or Sirius 205 on your satellite radio. The dates for the Public Radio broadcast are September 26 and 27. SiriusXM will air the final show on Wednesday, September 30. Here’s Paul’s thank you to Bob —
Girl Power, Sort of: I got a chance to see Kiley Parker’s IF Film Festival production, the Baby Shower. And I believe that the drama exhibited at baby showers is probably just like the film. You can see it during next week’s festivities at the Idea Festival, and hear Kiley and I discuss it on Rusty Satellite.
Don’t Be a Dope, Get That Scope: That’s the message from Caleb Payne, the inspiring man who hiked the Appalachian Trail. It took him 5 months, and helped raise $13,000 for Colon Cancer Prevention. I attended a celebration at Molly Malone’s in St. Matthews on Thursday,
Heart Disease Goes for #2: For 90 years, heart disease (and not cancer) has been the #1 killer of Americans. Thanks to the American Heart Association’s educational campaign, people are exercising more, eating better and not smoking as much. And it’s on the brink of relinquishing the top spot.
That’s Right, You’re Not Going To Texas: U of L AD Tom Jurich, a recent Rusty Satellite guest, told an audience of 80 Breakfast of Chanpions attendees that he’s not going to consider any job offers from the University of Texas, even if Bobby Petrino loses to Samford (just kidding about that part).
A Drummer, A Lawyer and A Chef Walk Into a . . . No joke – My Morning Jacket drummer Patrick Hallahan is a partner in the planned Butchertown Grocery.
The Mental Illness that Plagues Will Russell: This story in the Courier explains the bipolar disorder that has resulted in four arrests and other negative news about the Funtown Mountain and WHY Louisville entrepreneur, who spent much of this week in the Hart County Jail.