Monthly Archives: January 2009

Free chili!

From a press release:  Varanese Restaurant, 2106 Frankfort Ave., is offering complimentary White Chile and Jalepeno Cheddar Cornbread from 5-7 p.m. DAILY (closed for Super Bowl) to anyone who is without power, on the honor system, while supplies last.   “This is just a little something that we can do to help warm everyone up a bit,” says Chef John Varanese. “We’re all in this together. We lost […]

Lunchbox: The aftermath and more

Weather woes: More snow today, but this weekend the mercury is supposed to rise, hopefully melting some of this pesky ice that continues to wreak havoc on the region. Meanwhile, LG&E crews are working to restore power to 172,000 homes and businesses in the region, an effort that could take up to 10 days. Plaza […]

The Great Louisville IceAge 2009: Reactions

We want to know how the ice/snow storm is affecting you and yours. Comment on this blog, write me at this address, or hit us up on Twitter (leoweekly). I tweeted a call for reactions a couple minutes ago. It took about a minute for Angie Impellizzeri to respond:  1.29.09 – ice storm ’09 – […]

Art attack

“Clarke and Loomis: A Landmark Partnership” lecture on Jan. 28, 6 p.m. at the Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. 3rd St. (the reception is 5:15 p.m.). Charles Julian Clarke and Arthur Loomis designed many beautiful landmark buildings for Louisville. From the Speed Art Museum and Conrad – Caldwell House to the Levy’s Building (now The […]

Lunchbox: The day after yesterday

Winter wasteland: The winter storm of 2009 kicked our ass for 36 hours, much like the wind storm of 2008. Except this time it’s freezing cold outside. Thus far reports say the snow and ice knocked out power to more than 500,000 homes and businesses across the state, which is almost a state record. Louisville […]

The Great Louisville IceAge 2009

The last 48 hours have been quite the trip here in Louisville: as much as five inches of snow, atop a layer of thick ice, atop … well, everything. Some 100,000 people are without power in the city; 473,000 are without power across the commonwealth. Public schools are closed through the week. With temperatures expected […]

Lunchbox: A good day to stay inside

Winter wonderland: Shocker! Today’s snow and ice storm is the lead story at every local news outlet. The C-J is on the story like white on snow (sorry, I couldn’t help myself). LGE is reporting 900 power lines are down. The Herald-Leader reports an estimated 400,000 are without power across the Bluegrass. Game on: The inclement […]

Line of the day

On-the-spot local news coverage of disastrous things like weather “events” often produces some spectacular quotes. I’m declaring an early Line of the Day: From a caller into WFPL, who’s hosting some live ice-death coverage: When a tree has a deep V crotch, it’s more prone to break. Tasty!

Are we in the Heartland?

Just about anytime Louisville and the surrounding region get hit with a major storm like this, big enough to rouse the national media, we get tagged as the Heartland. Check out CNN.com: “Ice storms blast the heartland.” Now, being from Louisville, I’m aware of the identity crisis we’re consistently under — south, midwest, whatever. But […]

To sled or not to sled?

The C-J reports that Metro Parks is urging residents not to sled, for fear that an errant tree branch might fall and destroy you. But check out what the MP website says: