MoxieTalk with Kirt Jacobs

Kirt Jacobs

Kirt Jacobs is the host and producer of MoxieTalk, a talk show that gives an intimate look into the courage, character and defining moments of today’s most inspiring individuals.

MoxieTalk with Kirt Jacobs #378: Bill Dieruf
Oct 17 2022
MoxieTalk with Kirt Jacobs #378: Bill Dieruf
Bill Dieruf - Louisville, KY, Republican Mayoral Candidate, 2022 Mayor Bill Dieruf is in his 12th year as Mayor of the City of Jeffersontown, where he has overseen a police department, public works, an economic development authority, parks and recreation, and all other city services. He instituted the WOW customer service approach to city operations that he used during 35 years operating Dieruf Hardware, the longest-operating family-owned business in Jeffersontown. Mayor Dieruf has had many accomplishments during his three terms as Mayor. He used his business acumen as an accountant to eliminate Jeffersontown’s $17 million debt. He renegotiated the debt, paid it off 11 years early, saved $1 million in interest, and did not raise taxes to do it. Mayor Dieruf served as president of the Kentucky League of Cities for two years, including during the pandemic in 2020. That year he visited almost 200 cities across the state, helping his fellow mayors navigate the complicated process of filing for CARES Act funding that kept those communities financially sound. Before he served at KLC, Mayor Dieruf was president of the Jefferson County League of Cities for five years and remained immediate past president. In addition, he serves on the Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency board and is the organization’s past chairman. For 12 years, he has been a board member of GLI and the Jeffersontown Chamber of Commerce and has served on the Campbellsville University Visitors Board of Directors since 2011. Mayor Dieruf was a member of Leadership Louisville’s 2020 Bingham Fellows class that studied the Digital Divide, concluding it is imperative that affordable Internet access, training, and hardware be available to all Louisville households so all residents can thrive. A native of Louisville, Mayor Dieruf was raised in the Hikes Point neighborhood and graduated from St. Xavier High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky. Mayor Dieruf and his wife, Jody, reside in Plainview. They have a daughter, Jennifer, son-in-law Ben, and two grandsons. Mayor Dieruf says his grandsons are one of the reasons he chose to run for Louisville Mayor because he wants to make sure our city is where they will be proud to call their home.
MoxieTalk with Kirt Jacobs #377: Craig Greenberg
Oct 10 2022
MoxieTalk with Kirt Jacobs #377: Craig Greenberg
Craig Greenberg - Louisville, KY, Democratic Mayor Candidate, 2022 Craig is a proud Louisvillian, husband, father, entrepreneur, and community leader who believes in thinking big, working hard, and making things happen. Craig has spent his career turning dreams into realities and will bring that energy to building a Louisville that works for every family. Craig, an attorney by training who went from Jefferson County Public Schools to Harvard Law School, helped start and build a Louisville-based company, 21c Museum Hotels, which grew to more than 1,100 team members. 21c received international recognition and helped revive Main Street in Louisville and other urban neighborhoods across the country. Craig has also led other transformative, historic preservation projects that have driven Louisville’s downtown revitalization, including 111 Whiskey Row, which was nearly destroyed by fire. No matter how great, the desire to solve problems will be at the core of Craig’s effort to build a stronger Louisville. Craig has leadership experience enacting reforms for good government and transparency. As a member of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees, Craig led the effort to hold the former University President accountable for inappropriate financial dealings. While on the University Board of Trustees, Craig also spearheaded a successful effort to stop a proposed 5% tuition increase for students. Craig has also served as the Chairman of the March of Dimes’ March for Babies and on the boards of Metro United Way and the Louisville Jewish Community Center.