Rusty Satellite Showcases Whitney Austin, Survivor of Mass Shooting, and Financial Expert Randy Raque Thursday, Aug 22 2019 

Perhaps the most serious issue in our society today is how to deal with gun violence. Mass shootings like the ones in El Paso and Dayton bring the issue back to the nation’s front pages on a regular basis. Almost a year ago, Whitney Austin drove from her home in Louisville to Cincinnati on a routine business trip. But on that morning, she walked into the middle of a mass shooting. Here on the Rusty Satellite Show, she tells the remarkable story of how she survived, and how the event changed the course of her life.

Mark your calendar for Sept. 12, as Whitney will be our speaker at the Breakfast of Champions event at the University Club.

Expert advice on finance is hard to come by for millenials, so Randy Raque stopped in to the REMAX Properties East studio to talk about the steps they should take before applying for their first mortgage. Randy is the VP and founder of Swan Financial, one of the largest mortgage companies in the region. He also shares some expertise on what you can expect interest rates to do in what could be a slowing of the economy.

Stories from the State Fair are dominating local headlines, starting with an incident last weekend in which hundreds of people panicked as the result of firecrackers being set off by some dumb young people. It prompted the Fair to restrict access by unaccompanied kids. And Gov. Bevin, when he wasn’t insulting teachers on the radio, was pictured walking around the Fair in a Trump jackeet. Of course, Trump was in town doing a fund-raiser for Bevin’s re-election campaign. And this week you’ll hear about the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Ham Breakfast, but maybe not about the organization’s discriminatory policies.

It’s all right here on the city’s longest-running and most interesting podcast, the Rusty Satellite Show, which this week features a new commercial voiced by Bob Sokoler, Let me know what you think at 502-439-6391. Also a big thank you to our sponsors — the Eye Care Institute, Passport Health Plan, REMAX Properties East and Heuser Health.

Randy Raque

Whitney Austin

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Jonathan Searle’s No Kid Hungry Event at Proof; Ed and Mary F. Glasscock on the World Championship Horse Show Thursday, Aug 8 2019 

Welcome to the 318th episode of the city’s longest-running and most interesting podcast –where this week I went on location to a couple of pretty remarkable and impressive locales.

First I met 36-year-old executive chef Jonathan Searle in a private room at Proof on Main, which features a clock that counts down founder Steve Wilson’s life expectancy (he’s got more than eight years left). We talked about Searle’s rise from his start as a chef in Lexington to his new assignment at one of the city’s most prestigious dining spots. Searle, wearing a Bernie Sanders hat, brings tons of energy to his new post. On Aug. 8, he’s invited several chefs to participate in the city’s first No Kid Hungry Dinner, for which you can still get tickets and go.

At the Glasscock home on Upper River Road, I walked into a living room plush with horse-related history. Ed, the city’s famed attorney and civic booster, showed me trophies galore, including a replica of Justify’s Kentucky Derby win. While Ed handles the family’s interest in thorooughbreds, I was interested in talking with his wife Mary F., who has been involved in saddlebred competitions since she was a little girl. We discussed the World Championship Horse Show coming to Freedom Hall Aug. 17.

Back at the REMAX Properties East studio, I noticed that two big openings are on the horizon on the local restaurant scene. First, the old Bistro 1860 at Mellwood and Brownsboro is now Hearth on Mellwood, featuring a new paint job and a totally revamped menu from the couple who brought you the popular Chicken N’ Me up the street. And on Frankfort Ave., my friend Dan Borsch has opened Mellwood Tavern, with a similar menu to that of the Old Louisville Tavern he operates. The kitchen will be open late.

It’s the last week for Insider Louisville, and David Jones Jr. bids farewell with a piece that explains the simple truth — journalism, as a business, doesn’t pay. Let’s hope that the C-J, Louisville Public Media  and Business First step up their game in local media.

In real estate, mortgage rates have dropped to their lowest level in several years, offsetting an unusual rise in home prices as a seller’s market continues. Call me, Rick Redding, for information on selling your home or buying a new one, because the time is right. I’m at 502-439-6391.

Thanks also to REMAX Properties East, Passport Health Plan, Heuser Health and the Eye Care Institute for their support of the Rusty Satellite Show.

Jonathan Searle at Proof

Ed and Mary F. Glasscock with a sculpture of Justify

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7 Questions With … Mike Mangeot, new director of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival Wednesday, Aug 7 2019 

Mike Mangeot

Before there were hundreds of bourbon-centric events throughout the year in Louisville and throughout Kentucky, there was the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. And after 27 years, the five-day event always held during National Bourbon Heritage Month continues to attract more than 50,000 people to Bardstown for all sorts of ways to celebrate and enjoy Kentucky bourbon. […]

Revelry celebrates ninth anniversary with a new location inside Logan Street Market and exhibit by Julio Cesar Wednesday, Aug 7 2019 

Revelry

As the Revelry Boutique Gallery approaches its ninth birthday, it is now set to expand to a second location, the owner told Insider on Tuesday. “I am very excited to celebrate nine years of Revelry,” said owner Mo McKnight Howe in an email. “It’s been really humbling to become a grownup along with my business. […]

Organizers of Hometown Rising, Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life are ready to show off new venue Wednesday, Aug 7 2019 

Bourbon & Beyond

With a little more than a month to go, organizers of September’s trifecta of Louisville music festivals — Hometown Rising, Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life — are preparing to welcome more than 240,000 people to their new venue space at the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center. In fact, in a recent interview with […]

Bourbon Roundup: Little Book’s next chapter, Elmer T. Lee celebrates 100, new Michter’s Toasted, and more Tuesday, Aug 6 2019 

Fred and Freddie Noe

Once again, it’s not yet fall release season, but yet my inbox is full of new bourbon releases that all sound absolutely delicious. Some I’ve tried, and others I cross my fingers and pray I’ll come across an open bottle or bottle for sale in the wild. Little Book Chapter 3 includes a heavenly blend […]

New local CBD oil drinks to hit the market with debut of Hectare’s CBD Innovations Tuesday, Aug 6 2019 

Hectare's products

Louisvillian Jeff Stum has been in the beverage industry for quite some time, having worked for Brown-Forman and later helping develop Rooibee Red Tea and Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey. He has since parted ways amicably with both of those brands and is once again launching a new venture — Hectare’s CBD Innovations. The first products to […]

St. Joe’s Picnic, in its 170th year, about much more than rides, games and chicken Tuesday, Aug 6 2019 

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Live music, carnival rides, gambling tents, food and games — each summer for the last 170 years, the St. Joe’s Picnic has brought fun for a weekend in August. But the picnic is much more than a neighborhood event. The full name of the two-day picnic is St. Joe’s Picnic for the Kids, and the […]

Inaugural Railbird Festival set to take over the grounds of Keeneland this weekend with music, bourbon and more Monday, Aug 5 2019 

Keeneland

Although racing doesn’t commence until Oct. 4 at Lexington’s historic and serene Keeneland racetrack, this weekend the grounds will be abuzz as thousands of music fans flock to the inaugural Railbird Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11. With a stellar lineup including The Raconteurs, Brandi Carlile, Hozier, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lucinda Williams, Tyler […]

Hillcrest Tavern to open in Crescent Hill on Tuesday Monday, Aug 5 2019 

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Fans of Old Louisville Tavern will soon have a second option to get the food and atmosphere they love. Hillcrest Tavern is expected to open Tuesday, Aug. 6, in Crescent Hill. Owners Dan Borsch and Scott Lukemire also own Old Louisville Tavern, a neighborhood staple on South Fourth Street. Borsch and Lukemire also own Burger […]

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