Articles by JackieBentley

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GLI Awards 2015 EnterpriseCorp Award at Signature Event in Louisville

(Louisville, KY) – Greater Louisville Inc’s (GLI) EnterpriseCorp awarded the 2015 EnterpriseCorp Award on August 19. The award was presented to Greg Langdon.  Langdon works with early-stage companies and related programs in Louisville, KY. He’s an active mentor with local accelerator programs including Velocity Indiana, XLerateHealth and Nucleus LaunchIt, and is a board member with GLI’s EnterpriseCorp and with Venture Connectors. “The Signature Award recognizes an individual who has provided consistent leadership and exceptional support for Greater Louisville’s entrepreneurial community,” said President and CEO Kent Oyler. “Greg has done just that and much more.” Greg Langdon was part of the executive…


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Louisville’s Frazier Features Famed Southern Exposition at Metro Hall

Louisville, Ky., – From operas to orchestras, livestock to light bulbs, Louisville’s Southern Exposition was spectacular in every way. Starting this week at Metro Hall, the Frazier History Museum will showcase a time when the world traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to discover innovation through a world’s fair.  The Southern Exposition featured cutting edge technology illuminated by the magic of the incandescent light bulb, which allowed activities to go on well after sundown.  As part of the Frazier History Museum’s partnership with Louisville Metro Government that began last year, visitors will see the Southern Exhibition at Louisville Kentucky. The exhibit will…


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Last Day to save some dough at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville

Louisville, Ky., – Future fair-goers have until 10 o’clock tonight (August 19th) to purchase Kentucky State Fair advance discount admission and parking. Advance tickets cost $8 per adult and $4 for seniors and children…but after today, they will be $10 per adult and $6 for seniors and children. The advance discount admission can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets, including Walmart stores and Kroger checkout lanes. Parking is also available for purchase in advance for $5 per vehicle, otherwise it’s $8 at the gate. Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster include a $1 service fee and $.20 per ticket…


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GE in Louisville Announces Largest Laundry Launch in 20 Years

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —August 18, 2015—GE (NYSE: GE) announced today an investment of $100-plus million in a new topload washer design and expanded manufacturing capability at its laundry plant in Louisville. This marks the largest laundry launch for GE in 20 years and is another example of the company’s continued commitment to U.S. manufacturing. “While frontload washers have surged in popularity the last decade, the traditional topload washer is 75 percent of washer sales and remains the most popular style of washer in the U.S. today,” said Peter Pepe, general manager for clothes care at GE Appliances. “Our investment in a…


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City Girl Gone Gardening: Misery Loves Company

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley For weeks now, I’ve been watching plants in my raised beds die a slow, painful death. Finally, this happened… and this… I looked on the internets for possible explanations for this ugliness, knowing full well the Biblical Rains this summer are to blame. My mom said she’s hearing from a lot of people that this has been one bad summer for gardens thanks to the deluges. What I found was that it could be what’s called blight, or fungus, bugs, drowning (you think?), any number of things. Armed with these photos on my phone, I visited…


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Louisville Loop Fan Launches Campaign for Loop App

Louisville, Ky., – One Louisville man is on a mission to get the Louisville Loop completed and give its wanderers an easy way to take advantage of all the wonders the partially completed thoroughfare offers. All it took was a case of stir-crazy and not having a map. “Last Winter sucked. Like a lot of people, I went stir-crazy and had to get out of the house. In my quest for space to roam, I drove to the far reaches of Floyds Fork Park, walked back into the woods, and stumbled on the Louisville Loop,” said Tom Johnson. “In the dark days of February,…


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State Fair Features Habitat Home

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PBI Bank, Inc. will serve as sponsor for a unique Kentucky Habitat for Humanity (KyHFH) exhibit at this year’s Kentucky State Fair, which takes place in Louisville, Ky. from Thursday, Aug. 20, to Sunday, Aug. 30. A first for the Kentucky State Fair, KyHFH will put a fully furnished cargo container home and vet cabin on display to the public. This latest KyHFH project involves recycling used steel cargo containers and retrofitting them into an affordable home option for homeless military veterans and low-income individuals and families. “With around 1,000 homeless veterans in Kentucky, the need is great…


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Eve Theatre Company Takes “Bourbon Babes of the Bluegrass” on the Road

Louisville, KY., – Eve Theatre Company will perform its original production of Bourbon Babes of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Bourbon Marketplace September 14 and 15, 2015 as part of Bardstown’s annual Bourbon Festival. This one hour special “Eve-vent” pays tribute to the many women who, over the centuries, have contributed significantly to Kentucky’s signature bourbon industry. The play, a fun and fast-paced homage to the Kentucky women who helped breathe life into the booming bourbon industry, premiered in Louisville last March as part of Women’s History Month and was performed at the Bourbon Women Taste Affair in June at the Governor’s Mansion. Written by Eve…


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Louisville Bats Attempt To Break Losing Streak Tonight

LOUISVILLE, Ky – The Louisville Bats (58-62) snapped their scoreless streak Thursday night, but fell to the Columbus Clippers (66-52), 6-2, in the final game of the series. Columbus started off by putting up two runs in the top of the second, one earned and the other unearned due to a throwing error by Ramon Cabrera. In the bottom of the fourth, Cabrera doubled in Adam Duvall to snap a 32-inning scoreless streak, a franchise record. The previous record from 1995 was 31 scoreless innings. The Clippers increased their lead with four more runs over the fifth, sixth, and seventh…


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Councilman Yates encourages public to help with building the “World’s Largest Disco Ball, Y’all” for Metro Louisville

Louisville – Councilman David Yates (D-25) is asking the public to help build and support the “World’s Largest Disco Ball, Y’all!” It’s a project to give the City of Louisville something original to talk about as a way to promote tourism, give the region a new landmark and have a little fun along the way.           “Every now and then someone comes up with a unique idea to help promote more community spirit and fun,” says Yates. “In this case, a group of private individuals would like to raise private funds to create something unique and then give it to…