Louisville

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…


Code Louisville Expanded to Fill 1,700 Local Tech Job Openings

From Metro Government…. LOUISVILLE KY —  The innovative Code Louisville tech-training program, a focus of President Obama’s visit to Louisville Thursday, is being expanded to help even more people get training for higher-paying technology jobs, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. Fischer said the Learning House, a cloud based technology learning platform company headquartered in Louisville, has committed to bring an intensive coding “bootcamp” to Louisville later this year. The bootcamp will meet a growing demand from people who want full-time, concentrated IT skill development. The bootcamp will be based on the successful model enacted at Concordia University in Saint Paul, Minnesota and will…


The President, Pulling Out, Fire, Rain Highlight Louisville KY’s Week

Some of the highlights of a week of living in Louisville KY: JCPS Canceled Classes for Rain: On the last school day before Spring Break, JCPS canceled classes because it was raining too much. Remember when the only weather that could get you out of school was a foot of snow? I fully expect JCPS officials to cite oppressive sunshine, which could damage young eyeballs, for calling off school one of these days. Obama Leaves Town with a Weapon, Bourbon: Despite a few hours’ delay, the President’s visit to tech firm Indatus went smoothly, and highlighted the city’s focus on tech…


Love a Parade? – Here’s the Lineup for Pegasus in Louisville KY

Louisville, KY – The line-up is set for the 60th annual Republic Bank Pegasus Parade.  Floats and inflatable units participating in this year’s parade drew for positions at a special event tonight at 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen. “Best of Louisville” will be the theme for the Derby Festival’s oldest event, which will feature approximately 100 units marching down Broadway on Thursday, April 30th. Said Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO Mike Berry: “We wanted to pay tribute to the community that has supported the Festival for 60 years. Participants can decorate their units to reflect what they love about Louisville. Then, we’ll…


We’re #24!! Louisville KY Makes EPA’s Good List

Louisville Ranks 24th in EPA List of Top Cities with ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville was recognized for its sustainability efforts, being ranked 24th in the 2015 Top Cities list with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings.  This is the second year in a row Louisville has made the EPA’s Top Cities list, being ranked 25th in 2014. “Having Louisville ranked as an EPA Top City for two years in a row confirms that we are fully committed to working with our local business leaders to lower energy costs and reduce our carbon footprint,…


Louisville KY Launches South Points as a Scenic Area

LOUISVILLE KY – A new campaign to encourage visitors and residents to explore 24 cultural, recreational and entertainment attractions in Southwest Louisville was launched today by Mayor Greg Fischer, Southwest Louisville Metro Council members, the Southwest Dream Team and project supporters. The attractions will collectively be known as the South Points Scenic Area. “South Points Scenic Area possesses some of the most beautiful scenery and popular attractions in our region,” Fischer said. “It is has a rich natural, historical and cultural legacy that draws nearly 1.4 million visitors yearly.” South Points Scenic Area is a collaborative project initiated in 2009 by…


Fast Dozen Exemplify Entrepreneurism in Louisville KY

from GLI – three Rusty Satellite alums featured in Prestigious Fast Dozen – Craig Greenberg, Ingrid Hernandez and Taylor Trusty Louisville, Ky. – EnterpriseCorp, the division of Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce, that specializes in developing the region’s fast-growth entrepreneurial sector, hosted a special reception this evening to announce the latest 12 fast growth companies named to its Fast Dozen Showcase and present each with the prestigious Fast Dozen Award.   Vice President of EnterpriseCorp, Terry Gill, recognized these homegrown companies that are expanding, adding jobs, increasing revenue, and providing vitality for the entire region. “We have numerous examples of…


Mint Julep, Old Forester Version, Coming to Louisville KY Stores in March

LOUISVILLE, KY — Old Forester Mint Julep, a 60-proof ready-to-serve cocktail made with Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky, will be available for sale in select stores as of late-March. In addition to stores, Churchill Downs® will serve Old Forester Mint Julep, recently named “The Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby®,” during the 141st Kentucky Derby®. Old Forester Mint Julep is sold in a commemorative 1L Kentucky Derby bottle with a horse-themed neck wrap for a suggested retail price of $24.99 which will vary by location. The ready-to-serve cocktail makes it easy to enjoy a 10-second mint julep (just unscrew and pour over crushed ice), and…


Lordy, this Glory of the World is Amazing at Louisville KY’s Humana Festival

Here’s proof that you never know what to expect at Actors Theatre. “Glory of the World” was billed as having something to do with Thomas Merton, the internationlly-known monk with ties to Louisville. It’s his 100th birthday party, and a group of young men are determined to celebrate Merton. The play opens and closes with quiet mediation, as Les Waters, the director of the production, sits silently as words are projected on both sides of the stage. The idea, I think, is to think. But then 17 young men enter the stage and mayhem soon ensues. First, many toast Merton for…


Thompson Square Headlining Waterfront Jam in Louisville KY

Louisville, KY.  You’ve seen them on Leno, Kimmel and Conan, now you can see Thompson Square perform live at the Waterfront Jam Presented by the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign.  The FREE concert is set for Friday, April 24, at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville.  Special guest A Thousand Horses will open the show at 8 p.m. Admission is free with a 2015 Pegasus Pin. Thompson Square has taken the country music industry by storm with a trio of hit singles including “I Got You”, “Glass”, and the No. 1 double-platinum-selling “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”. The married musical duo, Keifer…