Louisville

City Girl Gone Gardening: Left Louisville for A Week and Look What Happens!

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Louisville, Ky., – My oh my, what a difference a week makes. The Bentley Crew has been gone for a week, vacationing along the sunny shores of Florida.  I had received several weather alerts from Louisville while there, but I blew them off. I was on vacation and Louisville was, literally, a thousand miles away. The first picture is what my beds looked like the day before we left. Oh, was I tickled pink that I had a little cluster of Romas emerging!  Things were progressing quite nicely, in my humble opinion. So, I had my…


Louisville Uncovered presents: The Heigold House, mystery behind the facade on River Road

The Heigold House was built by immigrant stonemason Christopher Heigold, and stands at the intersection of River Road and Frankfort Avenue, watch the history around it on Louisville Uncovered !      “The Point” was a thriving 19th century neighborhood east of Downtown Louisville and opposite Towhead Island along the Ohio River. It was located north of the present day Butchertown area. Starting in the 1840s it was home to many upper income residents who had moved from New Orleans, giving the area the nickname “the Frenchmen’s Row”. They built many mansion houses in the area, the best known of which was…


Guthrie Street Opens Downtown

(Louisville, KY) –Mayor Greg Fischer and the Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP) will celebrate the reopening of Guthrie Street on Tuesday, June 16th at 11:30 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a “Food Truck Roundup” for Downtown professionals to linger and enjoy lunch on the newly refurbished street. “In addition to the sidewalk and streetscape improvements that we completed last year, and with major new tenants such as the Embassy Suites and Hilton Garden Inn, 4th Street from Ali to Broadway is transforming into a unique retail and restaurant corridor,” Fischer said. “The reopening of Guthrie Street removes the last vestige of the…


Louisville Uncovered presents: A timeless Louisville favorite food lives on, nearly 120 years later.

Louisville Uncovered presents a fresh episode: “Benedictine Uncovered”   Benedictine, is a spread made with cucumbers and cream cheese, was invented near the beginning of the 20th century by Jennie Carter Benedict (1860–1928), a caterer, restaurateur and cookbook author in Louisville, Kentucky.[11] After attending Fannie Farmer’s Boston Cooking School, she built a 256-square-foot kitchen with a 48-square-foot pantry in her backyard in 1893 (with no running water!) for what she thought was an excessive $316.85 so she could better serve her catering clientele. Watch the story, now, “Uncovered” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meiK5siOG3I In 1900, “Miss Jennie”  opened a restaurant and tea room…


New Louisville Slugger Bat Honors Wounded Warriors With Special Bat

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team™ (WWAST) has a desire to inspire. And it has. With the help of modern prosthetic technology, the WWAST has left its mark on hundreds of thousands of people who’ve watched these courageous veterans hit, run, slide, dive, catch and throw. Now Louisville Slugger® – the team’s first sponsor – is honoring these brave soldiers by creating a special edition of its new 2016 performance bat. It’s called the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team Super Z. “I was speechless when Louisville Slugger told me they wanted to name a performance bat after…


The Face It® Movement announces Office of Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell as new partner

June 11, 2015. Louisville, KY – The Face It® Movement with its vision that all children in Jefferson County will be free from abuse and neglect by 2023, is proud to announce the Office of Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell as its latest partner in the effort against child abuse and neglect. “I am thrilled to join the Face It partnership to end child abuse,” says Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell. “Unfortunately, as prosecutors we see the victims of abuse and neglect far too frequently. We are committed to working to bring justice for these victims. But the effort must…


Louisville City FC Brings On Chicago Fire’s Collin Fernandez

Louisville, KY (June 9, 2015) — Louisville City FC announced today that 18-year-old midfielder Collin Fernandez has joined the club on-loan from Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire. Fernandez, a current member of the U.S. U-18 Men’s National Team player pool, was also named to the roster for the U-14 Boy’s National Team trip to Mexico in 2011 and spent 2013 at the U.S. U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida while moving through the Fire Academy ranks. “Collin is a very young talented player who also has national team experience,” Louisville head coach, James O’Connor said. “We feel he will be…


Louisville’s Kentucky Derby Museum Has Made Some Changes for New Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah

Louisville, KY (June 6, 2015) – Several changes recognizing the historical achievement of American Pharoah as Thoroughbred racing’s 12th Triple Crown Champion will be unveiled at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Multiple banners and displays congratulating the most recent Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes victor are now for public consumption, including one located on the exterior of the Museum’s main entrance. “American Pharoah is a special, special horse, and has cemented himself as a legend in Thoroughbred racing,” Museum President Lynn Ashton said. “We’re thrilled to recognize his achievements to all of our guests and share in the celebration of…


Louisville Bats Begin Seven-Game Homestand

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Devin Mesoraco bobbleheads will be given to the first 3,000 paid admissions to the Louisville Bats game versus the Durham Bulls at Louisville Slugger Field on Saturday, June 13. Gates open at 5 p.m. and first pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. The Bats will also host their second and final Dog Day at the Park on Tuesday, June 16 to benefit the Kentucky Humane Society. The Bats’ seven-game homestand opens against the Bulls on Thursday, June 11 as the club hosts another locally famous $1 Budweiser beer happy hour from 5:30-7 p.m., featuring live music by Kimmet…


Walking Wednesdays Are Back at Louisville’s Crescent Hill Reservoir

Louisville, Ky., – Curious what’s inside the Gothic-style structure at the Crescent Hill Reservoir?  Walking Wednesday tours return today, providing information about the history of Louisville Water’s architecture and operations. Louisville Water staff offers guided tours on the second Wednesday of each month from 11am – 7pm, from June through September.  The Crescent Hill Reservoir is located near 201 Reservoir Avenue, between Frankfort Avenue and Brownsboro Road. The Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse opened in 1879 to supply a 10-day supply of water to the city. (See May 11 story), ” The gatehouse is still an integral part of operations,…