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.
Right to work (for less)
Gov. Fletcher endorsed â€œright-to-workâ€ legislation, which champions workersâ€™ rights in much the same way the presidentâ€™s â€œClear Skiesâ€ initiative clears skies. The anti-labor proposal drew about 1,000 union members to the Capitol Rotunda, where they loudly booed and chanted during the governorâ€™s budget address, making it really difficult to tell whether any criminals were pardoned during the speech.
Metro Louisville announced a couple of clever outsourcing measures to help keep an eye on the community: The city enlisted couriers and sanitation workers to rat out any motorists they spot littering. The litter bugs will get a litter bag in the mail, along with a stern warning letter suitable for putting inside the handy litter bag. Meanwhile, Metro Police launched a program that lets citizens who fear retaliation report crime tips to five western Louisville churches instead of calling the nabs directly. The church ministers expressed enthusiasm for the crime-prevention plan, while also admitting to a sudden insatiable desire for crullers.
Group urges Kentucky legislators to support federal bill pushing universal health care...
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...
Rumblings from the World of Sports
Whoâ€™s running for governor and whoâ€™s running from the governor? These questions top this weekâ€™s news from Frankfort.
Nothing much that we can tell. Which means the Arena Authority has some â€™splaining to do.
A small group of politicians, bureaucrats and power brokers â€” meeting mostly in secret â€” may be stampeding this community toward a hasty decision about a new multipurpose civic arena that could turn out to be one of the biggest disasters in Louisville history.