Articles by JackieBentley

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City Girl Gone Gardening: I may have picked the wrong time to start a gardening blog

  By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Yeah, I just may have picked the wrong year. Don’t get me wrong, I was able to harvest food for my family from this year’s gardening: potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, peppers. But I’m greedy. I wanted enough to be able to can and store for the winter, and maybe give a few fresh veggies away to friends and family. So this made me sad: As I’ve learned earlier (See CGGG: Misery Loves Company), I’m not alone in my home gardening woes. A lot of people have told me they’re having crappy years. So I didn’t…


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Louisville Metro Parks opens new footgolf course

Louisville, Ky., – Area residents who enjoy the game of golf or are interested in an alternative that won’t require the purchase of a new set of clubs should get a “kick” out of what’s being offered at Bobby Nichols Golf Course starting on Saturday, September 4. Metro Parks & Recreation is opening its first “Footgolf” course at Bobby Nichols over Labor Day Weekend. The course will be the first certified public footgolf course in Louisville and 4th in the state of Kentucky. The game is played as it sounds, as participants start each hole from a teeing area with…


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Louisville Mayor looking to break Guinness World Record this weekend with citizens’ help

Louisville, Ky., – Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns Labor Day with hopes of setting a world record for paddlers going through locks (See August 21st story here). Paddlers will begin their adventurous five-mile course at 10 a.m., taking canoeists and kayakers through the McAlpine Locks and Dam to the Jaycees Boat Ramp in New Albany. TARC will offer a shuttle service for paddlers to retrieve their vehicles at the launch site. Organizers are attempting a Guinness World Record for most paddlers in a lock system. “Hope to see 1000s lined up Monday as we look to set #GuinnessWorldRecord for…


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Matt Fondy sets USL scoring record as Louisville City clinches playoffs

Louisville, KY — Needing a win to get into the playoffs, Louisville City FC (14-5-6, 48 points) got a hat trick from Matt Fondy, giving him the USL regular season scoring record with 21 goals, to lead the hosts past the Harrisburg City Islanders (10-10-5, 34 points) 4-0 in the final regular season home game in front of 7,702 fans at Slugger Field Wednesday night. Starting off the scoring in the 19th minute, Lou City set up a series of passes when Magnus Rasmussen sent a short cross inside that found the right foot of Fondy for his first goal of the…


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Red Cross blood drives planned across Louisville in remembrance of Sept. 11

Louisville, Ky., – The American Red Cross is partnering with 9/11 Day to offer individuals a chance to help others and commemorate the events of Sept. 11 by giving blood or platelets or volunteering their time with the Red Cross. 9/11 Day was launched in 2002 as an annual day of service to honor the victims and heroes of Sept. 11. Since then, it has evolved into the largest annual day of charitable engagement in the U.S. and was designated as a National Day of Service and Remembrance by the U.S. Congress in 2009. Each year tens of millions of…


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University of Louisville 2015-16 Men’s Basketball Slate Includes 21 Home Events

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Appearances in three special early season events, the Cardinals’ second season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, facing three of the 2015 NCAA Final Four teams, at least 17 games on national television and 21 home games in the KFC Yum! Center highlight the 2015-16 University of Louisville men’s basketball schedule.           Sixteen of the Cardinals’ 31 games will be played against teams that participated in post-season competition last season, including 10 from the 2015 NCAA Tournament (NCAA Tournament:  Duke twice, Kentucky, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, North Florida, Michigan State, Virginia twice; NIT:  Miami, Pittsburgh…


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Rare version of ‘Happy Birthday’ song discovered by University of Louisville librarian

Louisville, Ky., – The only known manuscript of Louisville native Mildred Hill’s song “Good Morning to All,” which evolved into the world-famous “Happy Birthday” song, was recently uncovered in the Dwight Anderson Memorial Music Library at the University of Louisville. Hill, along with her sister Patty, co-authored the piece originally known as “Good Morning to All,” in the early 1890s as part of their publication “Song Stories for the Kindergarten.” The words evolved over the years but the tune has remained the same and eventually became known as “Happy Birthday.” The song has grabbed national headlines recently as the subject…


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Thunder Over Louisville makes national Top 100

Photos from the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Instagram Page. Louisville, KY.  Top honors today for Thunder Over Louisville, the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Opening Ceremonies. The annual air show and fireworks spectacular has made the 2015 list for the “Top 100 Events in the United States.” The list is put together by BizBash – the leading trade media for event and meeting organizers and event marketers. “The Top 100 lists are not about excess or one-hit wonders. They are about influence, the power to build movements, form communities, and create cultural touch points for those that attend as well as those that…


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In Louisville and across the Commonwealth, Holidays come early for bourbon lovers

Louisville, Ky., – For those who love bourbon, it’s Christmas in September, rather Bourbon Heritage Month for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Several tourism departments have several events, tips and advice on how to properly mark this special month. We list a couple for you: From www.gotolouisville.com: Bourbon Heritage Month is an ideal time to celebrate America’s only native spirit in the heart of the region where 95% of the special whiskey is made – Kentucky.  Special dinners and events are being held throughout Bourbon Country, including the Kentucky Bourbon Festival later this month in Bardstown, KY.  Here are some ways to…


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Louisville’s Churchill Downs announces $18 million upgrades to track

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015) – Churchill Downs Racetrack, one of the world’s most recognized sports venues and home of the Kentucky Derby, has announced an extensive $18 million capital project to modernize the Turf Club and several other premium areas. The changes include: Stakes Room         A new and enlarged Stakes Room on the fourth floor of the Clubhouse will combine the current Stakes Room, Aristides Room, Directors’ Room and Turf Club Lounge into a new, spectacular open space paying homage to the rich traditions of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. The exclusive grand setting of an open…