Jeffersontown

2016-06-02 10.04.23

LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Listening Pleasures in Liquor, Plus Ricky Jones, John Timmons and J-town

I’m told that getting to sample this 13-month old bourbon, currently aging at the Peerless Distillery on 10th Street, is quite a privilege. Lots of flavor, and the highlight of a brief tour of the facility that is celebrating its one-year anniversary today. Thanks to Corky Taylor, who has an amazing cache of stories to tell about his extraordinary life, beginning with his childhood in Henderson, being classmates with the Allman Brothers and Al Gore, golfing at Murray State and professionally, and running a very successful business. You can imagine that for a guy like that, retirement left a lot…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Good Times Eating Drinking and Talking…and Rocking

It’s time for some recovery, but there are so many cool things to do around here, it’s hard to slow down. No one at LouisvilleKY.com is complaining, of course. My highlight of the week was seeing my musical idol Paul Thorn at Waterfront Wednesday.  A little pre-concert shower deterred some, but Paula and I made our way up near the stage and even got this pic of Paul and Paula during his last-song jaunt into the crowd. Highlight #2 was the Ballotin Five-Course Dinner at Buck’s Restaurant. You can hear a little bit about chef Colter Hubsch’s creations, using all…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Eating, Drinking and Talking About What the Hell is Going On

Welcome in to THE WEEK here at LouisvilleKY.com. We had a Slushie, or two, at the Cocktails with Champions at 3rd Turn Brewery, along with 120 of our close friends. I had a couple before they ran out, and was glad to help raise a little money for the Bike MS event (which I’ve promised to ride in) coming up in June. And I celebrated the 150th episode of the Rusty Satellite Show with newly-elected Brandon Coan and Heine Bros. chief Mike Mays. Here’s a bunch of other cool news items: Eat. Drink. Listen:  Our new website, and podcast, is…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Statue’s Limitations, Suddenbreakingnews, Jokes and Parties

As John Asher might tell you, it’s just eight days until the 142nd Run for the Roses, and we’ve already begun to celebrate. Here’s what’s worth paying attention to. Kentucky Name Drops: Exaggerator. Suddenbreakingnews. Nyquist. Creator. Mohaymen. To have some proper Derby conversations, learn that these are names of horses who will likely be in the Derby. 20 will start. Nyquist is the undefeated favorite. Buy a Racing form, or ask anyone for their opinion, if you want to know more. And listen to my interview with John Asher on the Rusty Satellite Show. No Joke – the Mark and…


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Jtown Taking Action to Reduce Heroin Epidemic

Heroin addicts who want to get to rehab and avoid jail will be able to show up at the Jeffersontown Police Department to get the help they need. Getting the addicts off the streets, and not putting them in jail, is the goal of an innovative program starting in Jeffersontown August 1. Mayor Bill Dieruf announced the new initiative at a press conference, along with Chief Ken Hatmaker and Sgt. Brittney Garrett. “Jtown started the HERT (Heroin Emergency Response Team) project to come up with an innovative way to help people with addictions,” he said. “We’re not just talking about…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Taking it on the Road to Phoenix

Hello from Arizona – I miss you guys. But it’s also great to be the tag-along guest at a conference, as I’m here in Phoenix with Paula, enjoying great weather, food and sights. My only complaint so far — In Phoenix, the airport blocks Uber/Lyft pickups, and the only ground transportation we could find for our 2-mile ride to our hotel was a cab with a $15 minimum. And then the driver expected to pocket the change from a $20 on our $16 fare (it took 5 minutes), not even offering change. Cab companies like these are hanging on to their…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: 49 Trifecta, Jeffersontown’s Online Village, Uber’s Up

It’s April 1, you fool, and remember it’s just  about 36 days until the Kentucky Derby, and things are picking up around here, in a good way. Guess Who’s Turning 50 This Year: There must be something I should bet on here. This week’s Rusty Satellite Show features Donna Brothers, the NBC pony back reporter who is COO of Starlight Racing and one of the all-time winningest women jockeys. She’s speaking at Maryhurst’s Journey of Hope Luncheon May 18. And there’s the artist Jeaneen Barnhart, who loves to paint horses and naked people, who’s opening a new show downtown this…


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Jeffersontown’s Bluegrass Commerce Park Designated As AT&T Fiber Ready

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As part of AT&T’s* continuing efforts to drive economic development and investment in Kentucky, AT&T and representatives from the City of Jeffersontown and the Jeffersontown Chamber of Commerce announced that the Bluegrass Commerce Park in Jeffersontown, Kentucky has been designated AT&T Fiber Ready. The AT&T Fiber Ready designation helps economic development leaders more effectively position their communities for site selection by emphasizing the availability of high-speed, fiber-based services. In today’s world, connectivity is vital to new employers and businesses of every type. “Jeffersontown has long been attractive to investment and to business opportunities, and the infrastructure that AT&T…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Rusty Gets Around to SoBro, Jtown, plus some Media Moves

  This week I learned. . . …about a program being spearheaded by Luckett & Farley’s Ed Jerdonek that will provide cool housing for company interns under the same roof as L&F headquarters, giving a few lucky young architects a good working environment and a short walk to the office. Hear about that on the Rusty Satellite Show, along with. . . . ..YouthBuild, which Brandon Bailey says helps two societal issues — it helps 18-24 year-olds who need direction a way to learn a building skill; and provides little houses for developmentally-challenged young people who live at home with…


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Big Business Expo and Fine French Fare Featured in Jtown Podcast #3

Meet Meghan Murphy of the Chamber and Guy Genoud of Brasserie Provence On the show this week, the Chamber’s Meghan Murphy gives us the lowdown on the upturn for the Business Expo, set for Thursday at the Ramada Convention Center on Bluegrass Parkway.  More than 130 vendors are set to exhibit, plus there are silent auction prizes and 20 restaurants will be giving away food on the show floor from 3-5. Listen Here: The luncheon, at 11:30, will feature Craig Greenberg of 21C Hotels. Also on the show, Mayor Bill Dieruf answers my question about the departure of Police Chief…