A lot of us are trying to make the best of this new COVID-19 reality. Some of us have been able to keep things going, but life has forced some to pivot. Welcome to the Rusty Satellite Show, bringing you the stories of two strong women who have pivoted nicely.
Chantal Sutherland on the tee
If you’re a fan of horse racing, you know about Chantal Sutherland. As a jockey, she’s won more than a thousand races, been featured in the game’s two reality shows, and has worked as a model and spokesperson. So what, you ask, is she doing in Kentucky. For one, she’s making a comeback at Churchill Downs as a jockey. She’s also in a relationship with Corey Lanerie, one of the leading jockeys in the current meet. And she’s exploring a few other avenues, including real estate, and hoping to improve her golf game.
For Tisha Gainey, whose career had been focused on events like the Tailspin Ale Fest and others, cancellations forced her to reconsider that path. Along with partner Trevor Cravens, Gainey opened a catering business delivering beer and food out of a rented home on Spring Street. The business, Crowler Catering, is picking up steam and Gainey is busy filling orders every day.
We did have an election this week, and as of this writing we still don’t know who won the big race to take on Mitch McConnell in the U.S. Senate race this fall. Nor do we know who won the Metro Council races. While Charles Booker is currently behind Amy McGrath in the race that has gained national attention, we won’t know the outcome until June 30. Stay tuned.
Listen to the show to find out what former guest of the show purchased the most expensive home on Business First’ list, and plenty more on the ‘Ville’s most interesting and longest-running podcast, sponsored by the Eye Care Institute, Heuser Health and eXp Realty.
While the ‘Ville continues to stumble through downtown protests and businesses struggle to reopen, we’re having a primary election that could reshape the lives of our citizens. And I wonder how many will get through all the obstacles to casting a vote.
Dan Borsch at Hillcrest Tavern
This week I talk with Dan Borsch, restaurant owner, local activist and long-time friend of the show, about campaigning in his race for Metro Council and the city’s struggles at large. Borsch is not a fan of Mayor Fischer’s handling of things, and has some solid ideas about moving forward. Meanwhile, he’s running four restaurants, all bouncing back from the coronavirus shutdown.
Take a step back in time with me as I talk with Steve Magre, who spend two decades on the Metro Council’s predecessor, the Board of Aldermen. But Magre is a legend in the Germantown and Paristown neighborhoods, and there’s even an alley named from him behind Logan Street Market. He contacted me because of his work advocating for Child Care Centers, which were officially allowed to reopen on Monday.
I’m filing my absentee ballot today and joining the momentum in supporting Charles Booker, who I think is our best chance to rid the Senate of Mitch McConnell. The state is flailing in its attempts to manage unemployment benefits, as evidenced by the 8-hour wait times in a line in Frankfort. There was a brutal scene in which a WLKY news vehicle had a brick thrown at it downtown. And more businesses, including downtown hotels, pools and child care centers, are opening back up. And yes, there’s still a pandemic.
All that right here on the most interesting podcast in the ‘Ville, coming at you for its 354th episode. It is brought to you by eXp Realty, the Eye Care Institute and Heuser Health.