Articles by JackieBentley

Designs for Louisville’s Newest Hotel Complex Revealed

Information compiled from courier-journal.com and bizjournals.com Louisville, Ky., – New architectural designs of the massive Omni Hotel project in Downtown Louisville have been revealed today. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Omni officials released the designs this afternoon at a Metro Hall press conference. The 30-story glass and brick tower will feature 600 luxury hotel rooms on the lower levels. The upper levels will consist of 225 high-end apartments. The complex, bounded by Muhammad Ali Boulevard and Second, Third and Liberty Streets, will also feature a 20,000 square foot grocery store. “From local art being featured inside to a unique bourbon…


New Liquor Freezing Technology To Be Produced In Louisville

Louisville, Ky., – Beyond Zero and Winston Industries Announces an Exclusive Partnership to showcase a new, disruptive technology – an icemaker that freezes liquor.  This is the world’s first self-contained machine that enables users to make liquor ice cubes to cool drinks, eliminating the need for drink-diluting ice.  The technology makes any cocktail colder, smoother and stronger, while enhancing the flavor notes of both wine and spirits.  This landmark partnership will solve key industry challenges such as “watered down drinks” and “portion control” while sparking true industry innovation with an entirely new category of drinking — In The Rocks! Every 20…


Louisville welcomes its newest distillery

Louisville, Ky., – With a few pounds of a hammer to seal a barrel, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer officially opened today the city’s newest distillery, Kentucky Peerless Distilling. Located at 120 North 10th Street, Kentucky Peerless will now begin offering tours of its facility. Corky Taylor, the great grandson of Kentucky Peerless’ former owner, Henry Kraver, said he wanted to bring back the legendary family business after being dormant for nearly 100 years. “My great-grandfather Henry Kraver brought a distiller in 1889,” Taylor told WDRB.com. “He was making 20 barrels a day. When he shut it down in 1917, he…


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Louisville named among Site Selection magazine’s top Metro Areas for economic success  

Louisville, Ky., –  Mayor Fischer joined Gov. Beshear and community officials to celebrate Site Selection magazine naming Kentucky the top state for economic development projects per capita last year. The nationally acclaimed publication also recognizes Kentucky’s top metropolitan areas for their economic development successes, ranking Louisville ninth in the top tier category for population over 1 million. “We are always proud to have Gov. Beshear visit Louisville, especially today as we celebrate the economic development achievements made by the state of Kentucky and in Louisville,” said Mayor Fischer. “Louisville is thriving and with the recent investments made by quality companies,…


University of Louisville Becoming More and More Energy Efficient, Study Says

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–A joint project between University of Louisville and Siemens has saved UofL $12.9 million in energy costs in just over four years and has paid even larger economic dividends for the region. That’s the bottom line of a study conducted by Economic Development Research Group, a Boston-based research company Siemens hired to assess the overall economic impact of the project. Since 2009, UofL has spent $46 million to reduce energy use on its three campuses through contracts with Siemens’ Building Technologies Division. This spending on labor and materials supported $33.5 million in wages, $25.8 million in business sales and…


Louisville-Cal State Fullerton Super Regional Begins Saturday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The No. 3 national seed Louisville baseball team will continue its pursuit of a third consecutive College World Series berth on Saturday against 13th-ranked Cal State Fullerton in game one of the NCAA Super Regional at Jim Patterson Stadium. Saturday’s Super Regional opener between the Cardinals (46-16) and Titans (37-22) is set for 11 a.m., ET and will be televised nationally on ESPN2, while game two of the best-of-three series is scheduled for Sunday at noon on either ESPN2 or ESPNU. If necessary, the deciding third game is scheduled for Monday (ESPN or ESPN2) with the time…


City Girl Gone Gardening: Things are A-Growin’

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Louisville, Ky., – In my last post, I showed my “artistic skills” by painting old city recycling bins (my niece, Joetta, guessed correctly and won the “grand prize” of my lasting admiration). I’ll admit I felt like a kid again with a paintbrush and my imagination. But I couldn’t wait for the paint to dry so I could transplant my herbs and seedlings. But, of course, as I always do, I ran into a problem. I didn’t have enough dirt. Sigh. I had already purchased two whopping bags of Metro Mix that would cover about 5 cubic…


Triple Crown Hope American Pharoah Breezes For Belmont Stakes; Heads To New York On Tuesday

Louisville, Ky., – Under cloudy skies, light rain and 58 degrees, Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah completed his serious preparation for Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI) with a five-furlong breeze over a Churchill Downs track rated “fast” in 1:00.20 with Martin Garcia in the saddle. With a few hundred spectators on hand, Zayat Stables’ home bred son of Pioneer of the Nile came onto the track at 8:30 a.m. ET after the renovation break during the special 15-minute training period for Churchill Downs-based Belmont Stakes contenders. He broke away from the…


LG&E and KU unveil new Outage Texting option for Louisville customers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Because the Ohio Valley is no stranger to severe weather, being prepared for it year ‘round is key. To help enhance the preparedness of area residents, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company are adding a key tool to the utilities’ portfolio of communication options to keep customers informed during outage and restoration events. The company’s Outage Texting offers critical information to customers, right on their mobile device. To take advantage of the new feature, customers are encouraged first to make sure their current mobile number is on file as the Outage Reporting Number in…


Two Louisville Nightspots Abruptly Close

Louisville, Ky., – In a somewhat surprise announcement, the owner of Phoenix Hill Tavern and Jim Porter’s Good Time Emporium announced that he’s closing both establishments, effective immediately. Ben Rogers made the announcement today on Phoenix Hill’s website. Here is the text of the announcement: June 1, 2015 For immediate release: Official message from Ben Rogers – Retired Owner and Founder. “Thank you Louisville. It was a great gig!” The Phoenix Hill Tavern and Jim Porter’s Good Time Emporium closed permanently today. Please accept my VERY sincere apologies for the abrupt manner in which the clubs closed; and to anyone…