A campaign that began with an ironic bang climaxed with a day dominated by women in the Republican-controlled state Senate last week. Last Wednesday, Democrat James E. Keller, who beat Larry Forgy in a 2000 non-partisan Kentucky Supreme Court race, filed to unseat Forgyâ€™s sister, State Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr (R-Lexington). With Kellerâ€™s entry fresh in Thursdayâ€™s press, Kerr harnessed some horsepower from the House â€” and premium publicity.
Discussions of Louisville Metroâ€™s high quality of life often include the parks system, historic architecture and the arts. The visual arts may soon get a boost, if proponents of establishing a Percent-for-Art Program are successful. Trish Salerno, executive director of Arts Kentucky, a statewide service and advocacy organization, led the call for action last week during a meeting at the Urban Design Studio on South Third Street.
R Place Pub is a small neighborhood tavern situated at the corner of Whipps Mill and New Lagrange roads in Lyndon. On most nights a steady clientele of regulars ascends to assume positions on bar stools, at a pool table or around tables scattered about the two-room bar.
So the other day my sweetie is dressed like sheâ€™s going to a game on the Frozen Tundra. Sheâ€™s got on triple layer coverage more suffocating than Prime Time in his heyday. That it was 50 degrees outside didnâ€™t seem to matter.
Everybody wants to be Irish, they just wonâ€™t admit it â€” unless itâ€™s March 17.
Allan Henry wants to put a biodiesel refinery in the West End. Specifically, he wants U.S. Farmers Bio-Industries, the Dry Ridge, Ky.-based company where heâ€™s vice president of sales, to inhabit the old Anderson Packaging facility at 1400 Southwestern Parkway, between Chickasaw Park and the Metropolitan Sewer Districtâ€™s Morris Forman wastewater treatment plant. On a warm, sunny day like last Friday, the area is picturesque, like a post-industrial Bob Ross oil painting.
Super Bowl strategies from a Hoosier transplant in Motown
Chris Wasson is a friend of LEO (details unnecessary) whoâ€™s lived in suburban Detroit for a few years now. Except for the brutal weather, he says itâ€™s a pretty lively place to be. Heâ€™s also a huge sports fan (Cowboys) who seems driven by the challenge of making it into all of the nationâ€™s major sporting events before he turns 40. Which means that if he comes up empty for the Super Bowl in his own back yard, well, heâ€™s a bigger loser than the hometown Lions ever thought of being. No pressure, dude â€”donâ€™t even worry that your friends may take to calling you Dick Bupkis.
So here I am, stuck with Seattle.
You can picture how it happened: The editor comes up with a brainstorm that Seedy K takes one team in the Super Bowl, and I take the other, facing off in a gigantic Battle of Typing Touts. And, of course, faster than you can you can say Troy Polamalu, Seedy K jumps up and says, â€œI will take Pittsburgh!â€*
Whoâ€™s it gonna be, Steelers or Seahawks? When it comes to the Pittsburgh-Louisville connection, a river runs through it. Then again, we do like our coffee.
Only a few shopping days remain until Super Bowl Sunday, and Iâ€™m sorry to report thereâ€™s trouble right here in River City...
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