Louisville

Roscoe Goose’s Longshot and Legendary Career in Louisville KY

Do you know the significance of the name Roscoe Goose? He was a legendary Louisville native who rode Donerail to victory in the 1913 Kentucky Derby. That win set a record that still stands — the longest shot ever to win the Derby. Donerail paid an astonishing $184.90 on a $2 bet. Goose went on to become a legendary trainer and owner, and was inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame. Goose parlayed his success as a jockey and horseman to become a millionaire. He was born and raised in Jeffersontown, where a prominent marker near the town square…


Passing on Plastic – Mayor Says 85% of Louisville KY Residents Following New Law

Louisville, Ky. – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that the vast majority of Louisville households are obeying a new rule that requires the use of reusable or compostable containers for disposal of yard waste. The regulation, which prohibits disposing of yard waste in traditional plastic bags, was passed in May of 2014 by the Louisville Jefferson County Solid Waste Management District and enforcement began January 1, 2015. Through the early weeks of gardening season, the Solid Waste division of Metro Public Works estimates that more than 85 percent of the approximately 80,000 Louisville households from which yard waste is collected…


Let’s Get Fired UP for Another Week in Louisville KY

Sure, the big news may have been that big Rand Paul announcement, but here are some very interesting stories making the rounds in Louisville KY this week: This is NOT Hazing: A U of L fraternity, TKE, is being investigated because members forced pledges to be designated drivers, paint themselves for sporting events, and, if you can believe it, carry books. Is this something worth investigating? Frats are getting a bad rap these days, thanks mostly to the racist video of University of Oklahoma SAE’s, but being forced to carry books? Insert sarcastic comment here. (WLKY) Now THIS is Hazing: The swim…


Hey Terry! Meiners Signs A Nice New Contract with WHAS

Louisville, KY – NewsRadio 840 WHAS announced today that longtime afternoon personality Terry Meiners has renewed with the station.  Meiners, who marks 30 years with NewsRadio 840 WHAS this year, will continue to inform and entertain Kentuckiana every weekday from 3-6:00 p.m. ET. “We’re so happy Terry will continue doing what he does best,” said Kelly Carls, Senior Vice-President of Programming, iHeartMedia Louisville.  “Terry is a true gentleman on the air and off, and a tremendous asset to our community.” “I am delighted to continue with my iHeartMedia family.  I love my on-air radio team and cannot imagine life without…


Okolona Dude Wins KDF’s Fanatic Prize in Louisville KY

LOUISVILLE MAN WILL BE THIS YEAR’S THUNDERNATOR Louisville, KY.   – Through a special second chance promotion sponsored by the Kentucky Lottery, 43-year-old Okolona resident Michael Ernstberger of Louisville, Kentucky, won the opportunity to be this year’s Festival Fanatic for the 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival.  As part of his big win, Ernstberger will serve as the Thundernator for the Derby Festival Opening Ceremonies:  Thunder Over Louisville on Saturday, April 18.  Ernstberger will provide the Thunder countdown and “zero” ignition to activate the Thunder launch system sequence in the Command Center at the Galt House Hotel. Additionally, Michael receives  nine other  Festival VIP experiences…


GLI Chief Calls For Uniting Rural and Urban Kentuckians

From GLI’s Kent Oyler… “We See You; Do You See Us?” That was the profound quote from former Kentucky Governor Paul Patton as he discussed Kentucky’s urban-rural divide at the recent Leadership Louisville Best of Leadership Summit. Wow! We See You; Do You See Us? Those words should be a wakeup call for those of us in urban areas that have for years grumbled about the export of capital and political power to the rest of the state. Whether it is “fair” or not, the reality is that the balance of political power, and the accompanying share of the state’s…


Look What’s in the Sky for Louisville KY’s Thunder

From Kentucky Derby Festival… Louisville, KY.  The Kentucky Derby Festival has released the line-up for this year’s Thunder Over Louisville Air Show.  The 2015 show, set for 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 18th, will be non-stop with both military and civilian air acts.  A full list in alphabetical order is below. The show includes an appearance by the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds.  The Air Force Team will send 2 jets for this year’s show.  Although the jets will not be able to perform the aerobatics of the Thunderbirds demonstration due to changes with the air box, they will still be a featured…


Mayor seeks federal disaster assistance for flooding; Seven free drop-off sites set for flood debris

From the Mayor’s Office. . . Louisville, KY– Mayor Greg Fischer today continued the city’s action to seek federal disaster assistance in the wake of the recent record flooding by signing an order, declaring a local state of emergency. Fischer directed the city’s Emergency Management Agency to lead the process of gathering all damage and cost estimates citywide to be able to quickly apply for federal aid related to both individual and public losses stemming from the record rainfall last week. “The record rains, up to seven inches in some areas, caused devastating flash flooding and damage in all areas…


Waterfront Wednesday is Back on the Louisville KY Waterfront

From Louisville Public Media… 91.9 WFPK announces the launch of Louisville’s favorite concert series on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.  The WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Concert Series is a monthly free concert on the Big Four Lawn in Louisville Waterfront Park, located next to the newly opened Big Four Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge. This concert will feature Shakey Graves, JD McPherson and Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, MINI of Louisville, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan  and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support comes from Old 502 Winery and KitchenAid. “As Shakey Graves, [Alejandro] Rose-Garcia plays a gnarly composite of blues and folk…. Gritty groans and sexy…


The Jack Fry Story from Louisville Uncovered

Jack Fry’s, the iconic restaurant in the Highlands, is a big part of the River City’s booming culinary scene. But as Cyndy Tandy discovered, it was a different story when it opened in 1933. Legend has it that Jack Fry and his wife Flossy ran a bookmaking operation from the back of the restaurant in its early days. Fry shut down his restaurant in 1972, and it became (like every restaurant that closes) a stop for Mexican food. But when new owners took over in 1987, it became the classic Jack Fry’s that we’ve come to know and love. Jack…