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It is Real…and it is not Spectacular

A reader sends in this picture from the St Matthews Kroger in Louisville. Now if we see pictures of Bubonic plague or a bacon shortage in our Kentucky places of business, we will know that KSR radio is having an effect on the news.

Article written by Matt Jones

12 Comments for It is Real…and it is not Spectacular



  1. theoledog
    7:46 pm September 30, 2012 Permalink

    Next it’ll be Upsidaisium……..



  2. True story
    8:24 pm September 30, 2012 Permalink

    The Bryan Station Kroger in lexington is out of helium also. We tried to get some for my sons birthday today.



  3. as is
    8:45 pm September 30, 2012 Permalink

    The Boston road Kroger



  4. KentuckyReign
    9:00 pm September 30, 2012 Permalink

    Helium is a by-product of natural gas production, and with the advent of shale gas, production is at an all-time low. What else would you like to know?



  5. Pat
    9:23 pm September 30, 2012 Permalink

    As a produce worker, last time we had to order helium tank the salesman said that by 2014 we would no longer be getting helium.



  6. Gogh Big Bleu
    9:45 pm September 30, 2012 Permalink

    Nice Seinfeld reference



  7. Axe Cop
    9:51 pm September 30, 2012 Permalink

    There is a finite amount of helium available and it’s pretty dumb to waste it on balloons at this point. I remember reading in a UK alumni magazine about some UK researchers working on a way to more efficiently use helium because it is most needed in a lab environment.



  8. Juan4UK
    8:33 am October 1, 2012 Permalink

    It is because of the upcoming Red Bull 23 mile high record setting sky dive coming up, that will take the skydiver up in a capsule floated up by a giant helium balloon.



  9. Gas Man
    9:17 am October 1, 2012 Permalink

    Scott-Gross Company currently has helium available in all 20 Kentucky locations http://scottgross.com/Locations.htm



  10. ChicagoSucks
    9:36 am October 1, 2012 Permalink

    Axe Cop,

    That is correct. There is also no way to make and purify more.



  11. JortsJr.
    9:57 am October 1, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah tis true. Listened to an NPR story going home last Friday:
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/09/28/161962626/the-weird-story-of-why-helium-prices-are-going-through-the-roof

    We never had that “Big Blimp War” in the 1920’s.
    Back in the 1920s, the U.S. government thought blimps might be the next big thing in warfare. So the government started producing helium. And they created the Federal Helium Reserve, a vast store of helium that sits underground in the Texas panhandle LOL



  12. Cal's Pal
    10:19 am October 1, 2012 Permalink

    AT a Kroger here in Lexington, the lady told me they were just filling them with regular air and attaching them to a stick. I laughed in her face.