Louisville

The Right Place to Start the Bourbon Trail in Louisville

After my one-hour “Bourbon Experience” on Main Street, I can tell I’m the one to turn to at parties if you want to know who Evan Williams was, or why Main Street was so important in early bourbon history, what a speakeasy was or even why Heaven Hill once only sold its most-aged Evan Williams in Japan. Jeff Crowe, the GM at the one-year-old tourist attraction, told me the company was thrilled with the attendance in the first year, and that even on a slow Wednesday afternoon like the one on which I visited there were a handful of bourbon-curious…


Rusty’s Bourbon Experience and Going Over to Teddy’s in Louisville

CLICK HERE to listen to this week’s Rusty Satellite Show   It’s the “We’re all Freaking Out over a Little Snow episode” of the Rusty Satellite Show. My first guest is Louisville Orchestra conductor Teddy Abrams, who is making a name for himself all over town for his unconditional approach to promoting music. I got to visit at his house in NuLu, where if you’re lucky and are walking by on Market, you might hear an impromptu concert. Teddy will be the speaker at the next Breakfast of Champions, the bi-monthly networking event I co-host at the University Club. You’re…


Louisville Prepares for 2nd Major Snow, Bitter Cold

Mayor urges citizens to clear sidewalks, TARC bus stops Parked cars should be removed from major snow routes by 6 p.m. today LOUISVILLE (March 4, 2015) – As city crews prepare to tackle another major winter storm, Mayor Greg Fischer is urging citizens to do their part to help the community get through this latest snow and ice.   According to meteorologists and the National Weather Service, a significant amount of snow – 7 to 11 inches – is headed toward Louisville. As soon as the snow starts, the nearly 300-person Snow Team will be out salting and plowing, working in 12…


Greater Louisville Inc. Urging Members to Contact Legislators on Key Issues

GLI is asking its members to contact legislators as the 2015 Session nears its end. It wants action on the “Beer Bill”, LIFT, and giving school superintendents more power. From GLI: Support Sen. Raque Adams’ amendment to HB 168  House Bill 168, as passed by the Kentucky House, is a forced divestiture of a good corporate citizen, sending a terrible signal to other out-of-state companies who might be interested in investing in Kentucky. Please support Sen. Raque Adams’ amendment which would protect current jobs and promote fairness, equality, and property rights in Kentucky’s beer distribution system. It protects Anheuser-Busch employees in…


March 13 University of Louisville conference explores filmmaking in Kentucky

Festivals, video art, tax incentives among topics LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A March 13 film symposium at the University of Louisville will focus on “Film and Filmmaking in Kentucky II: Showing Work, Seeing Work and Building Audiences.” The public event, organized by UofL’s Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships in the College of Arts and Sciences and by the Louisville Film Society, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University Club on the Belknap Campus. Speakers from throughout the country will discuss successful film festivals, creative entrepreneurship and tax incentives in filmmaking and the need for exposure for…


KDF and Kentucky Lottery Looking for the 2015 Festival Fanatic

March 4, 2015. Louisville, KY.  – For this year’s 60th Celebration of the Kentucky Derby Festival, KDF has teamed up with the Kentucky Lottery to name someone the 2015 Festival Fanatic!  One lucky winner, as part of a second-chance promotion, will have the opportunity to claim nine individual Festival experiences ranging from VIP treatment and a ride down Broadway in the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade to being the Thundernator for the Festival’s Opening Ceremonies – the person who activates the fireworks sequence and starts Thunder Over Louisville. Said Chip Polston, Vice President of Communications for the Kentucky Lottery Corporation: “Every…


KDF Waterfront Jam Will Have Fans “Talking About the Car Wash”

ROSE ROYCE AND MIDNIGHT STAR IN CONCERT TUESDAY, APRIL 28 March 4, 2015 Louisville, KY.  – One of the funkiest bands around, Rose Royce, will perform at Kentucky Derby Festival’s Waterfront Jam Presented by the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign.  Party band, Midnight Star, will also take the stage for the FREE concert set for 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville.  Admission is free with a 2015 Pegasus Pin. Los Angeles based American soul and R&B group Rose Royce is currently working on a new CD to be released this year.  In their 25-year recording history the…


Louisville Earns National Ranking for Job Creation Momentum

Site Selection magazine also names Kentucky top state for business creation FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 3, 2015) – The Louisville metro area has earned a Top 10 ranking for economic development and job creation from a leading national publication thanks to a slate of business investments and company expansions and locations in 2014. Louisville placed ninth in Site Selection Magazine’s ranking of top tier metro areas with population over one million – that was up seven spots from the year before, the largest jump by any metro area in the top ten.  “This ranking is further evidence that we have a solid…


Cheers to the Taste of 502 in Louisville

Originally scheduled for a few weeks ago, the weather had other ideas for the annual Taste of 502 event at the Hyatt Regency downtown. But with temperatures above freezing, restaurateurs showed up for the rescheduled event March 2. Several restaurants offered up small bites at the event. Even more prevalent were companies offering up drink samples. No one went thirsty. I think I tried some Fuzzy Vodka first, moved on to a Shock Top brew, American Honey bourbon, Four Roses — but remember they were all little bitty tastes. Topped off with an Ale-8-1. Paula liked a new wine she…


Louisville Bats Single-Game Tickets On Sale

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Single-game tickets for all 72 Louisville Bats home games at Louisville Slugger Field during the 2015 season are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased at the Louisville Slugger Field box office on Preston Street, online at batsbaseball.com/singlegametickets or by calling the ticket office directly at 1-855-228-8497. Tickets to all regular home games range from $8 to $12 (excludes April 18 game for Thunder Over Louisville). Regular hours for the Bats’ ticket office are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fans purchasing online have the ability to choose specific seats for individual games and print their tickets at home for…