VISIT DOWNTOWN LOUISVILLE: WE PROBABLY WON'T SHOOT YOU! Is this our city's next tourism slogan? Image makers are furiously weaving their woke principles to the city's desperation for downtown activity. The pandemic started the freefall but unhinged protesters set Louisville on a course to become Kentucky's biggest ghost town. The idiotic "driver hits Louisville protester" headline (on the video below) should actually read: "Woke thugs attack driver as one moron protester is deservedly run over" Welcome to Louisville. We used to be fun! After that driver wisely drove away from her terrorizers, one chased her to the next red light and pointed a gun at her before she sped away. Louisville is a friendly town! Did you notice the other car parked to intentionally block traffic at
In a radio chat this week, I asked Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer about an expert's plan that could save $300 million paying off the KFC Yum Center ($10m per year). The mayor seemed underwhelmed. The Metro Council is considering tripling the local tax on insurance premiums. Taxpayers are incensed that the mayor and council aren't first considering budget cuts. Mayor Fischer and I also discussed the odd logic of paying criminals to curtail crime without LMPD guidance, JCPS sickouts, the Passport Health meltdown, and more. 🎙️ AUDIO Below are the financial plan details submitted by businessman Denis Frankenberger and affirmed by former attorney general Chris Gorman and other financial experts who wish to remain anonymous. A sidebar to this story is
The Louisville Forum asked former NBA player and Denver Nuggets general manager Dan Issel to offer his thoughts on the NBA2Lou project. I was asked to moderate and throw in my own comments about the potential of snaring an NBA team for the city of Louisville. Naturally, the subject creates animated opinions from those who are opposed to adding professional sports. Some fear that it would harm the University of Louisville's athletic pursuits and others worry that taxpayers will be on the hook for various concessions made for team owners. Issel and his investors have the city's best interests in mind. Bring it on. The CJ's Phillip M. Bailey live-Tweeted the forum. Great audience questions and general enthusiasm for the prospect
It was close for the first twelve minutes of the Kentucky vs. Louisville rivalry game. Tie score. Both teams missing too many shots. Then UK went on a tear in the second half, opening a 32 point lead. The final score was 90-61. All Wildcats all the time. No Pitino playing the villain role. With more NCAA punishment coming soon and no permanent school president, head basketball coach, or athletics director, how in the world will Louisville compete against top programs in the next five years? QB & JYB - @KyLaborSec Derrick Ramsey and Gov. John Y Brown Jr were elated with @KentuckyMBB blowout of @LouisvilleMBB Me? Nope.Now I worry about the next few years of competition
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones knows how to throw a party in his stadium suite. Gift bags, framed photos, celebrity seat mates, and private elevator access are just some of the amenities. And you don't even have to watch the hapless Cowboys. If you are ever a guest in a fancy arena suite, savor every bite of food because the owner paid dearly for your sustenance. Here are basic charges for Louisville's KFC Yum Center events, not including a 21% service fee added to the entire order. Even though Yum! Brands owns Pizza Hut, rival Papa John's has an overriding agreement with the arena's main tenant the University of Louisville that demands its product availability. But, ooh, compare these
As the final Hunger Games film hits theaters, Jennifer Lawrence is rocketing forward with multiple major films ahead. I suspect that her next Academy Award nomination will come from the Steven Spielberg film where Jen plays kidnapped war photographer Lynsey Addario. That film, based on Addario's book "I Do What I Do," is tentatively set to launch production in 2016. That video is still hilarious and sad. It's hilarious to see Louisville's Jennifer Lawrence handle odd moments with grace and humor. And it's sad to see then 75-year-old Jack Nicholson hitting on a then 22-year-old in front of network TV cameras.
Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, a Louisville native who is Hollywood's top box office draw, was home for the Christmas holidays. She visited Kosair Children's Hospital, lent a hand at Wayside Christian Mission, and cheered for her UofL Cardinals at the KFC Yum Center. Oddly enough, I wound up delivering several outfits to the movie star at the arena when she arrived with her family. The Lawrence family is adored locally for operating Camp Hi Ho, a summer day camp for kids. Jennifer's mom and dad got a big kick out of watching me pretend to be fashion judge as the star decided on which Louisville garb to wear to the arena. MORE PHOTOS HERE EN ESPANOL
ESPN breaks down who's rolling in dough in college basketball. Open your window --- the harvest is here.