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Louisville Mayor Fischer announces plan to save all or part of old Water Company building

LOUISVILLE – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a plan to save all or parts of the old Water Company Building and pledged city money to help in the effort. The Mayor said his team — along with Craig Potts, the state’s historic preservation officer, and preservation leaders including the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Preservation Louisville — have been meeting to discuss options.  “The bottom line is we are committed to saving all or parts of the historic old Water Company Building,” Fischer said. “The city is committed to providing up to $1 million dollars toward a relocation effort and…


Louisville’s NuLu to Establish a Pilot Sustainability District

Louisville, KY  – On May 27, 2015 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at The Green Building at 732 East Market Street, a community meeting will launch the Pilot Demonstration Sustainability District Initiative in the NuLu area. Primary target audience is NuLu based businesses, residents, schools or non-profits and others in the community that are interested in creating a sustainability model for NuLu that can be replicated in other neighborhoods in Louisville. Seating is limited so register free at https://eventbrite.com/event/16855108082/. What is an EcoDistrict or Sustainability District? EcoDistricts are neighborhoods or districts where neighbors, community institutions, businesses and government leaders commit to…


City Girl Gone Gardening: It’s In The Ground

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley I’ve been trying to think of a catchy first sentence, but, really, the only thing I could come up with is, well, the garden is in. Mostly. In the few, short years that I’ve been using my backyard as a source for food, I’ve developed some traditions/habits/superstitions. There are a few things I never plant until the Kentucky Derby has run its course and any good Louisvillian knows that is the first Saturday in May. By the end of the following week, I usually have my tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, green beans and squash in the ground.  …


Kentucky State Fair Brings Aretha Franklin to Louisville

Louisville, Ky., – Soul and R&B legend Aretha Franklin will perform at the Kentucky State Fair on the Freedom Hall Stage on August 30, the final day of the 11-day event. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Known as the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin has had 20 NO. 1 Billboard R&B hits, was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2012 was inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Some of her classic hits include “Respect,” “Freeway of Love” and “A Natural Woman.” This will be Aretha’s first performance in Louisville…


Louisville’s Forecastle Focuses on Bourbon

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival, Louisville’s three-day music, art and environmental activism festival, is bringing back its Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, The Bourbon Lodge, with a unique lineup of bourbon offerings, education, bourbon-inspired cuisine, and the return of the charitable partnership, Bourbon Cares. Wall Street Journal best-selling author Fred Minnick hailed Forecastle Festival as “bourbon’s most important festival for new consumers,” in 2013, praising its creation of “future connoisseurs.” Set to take place July 17–19, 2015, Forecastle will feature a diverse collection of Kentucky bourbon brands uniting to offer dozens of bourbon selections within the Bourbon Lodge, including those from…


Endeavor Expands Into Louisville

Louisville, Ky., – Endeavor is expanding its U.S. presence with the launch of an office in Louisville, KY that will support high-impact entrepreneurs in the greater Louisville and Southern Indiana region. With the support of key business leaders and entrepreneurs, Endeavor Louisville will help multiply the impact of the region’s most promising companies. As Endeavor’s third expansion in the U.S. following offices in Miami and Detroit, the office will leverage the region’s entrepreneurial spirit to drive job creation, wealth creation, sustained economic growth, and a culture of giving back. Endeavor is an 18-year-old, nonprofit organization that is leading the global…


Cosmic Driving Range Comes to Louisville

COSMIC DRIVING RANGE JUNE 5&6 2015 South Park Country Club, 915 S Park Rd, Fairdale, Kentucky 40118 When was the last time you swung a club and hit a car? Deliberately? How about at night? Or aimed for an array of 24foot tall inflatable targets? Well, if its been a while, now is your chance! The Cosmic Driving Range™ is a mobile lighting system of glowing inflatables that transform a driving range into a Cosmic bowling alley of giant smart targets that respond when a player hits them with a golf ball. A representative from GlowGear, a Louisville based company…



American Pharoah Returns to Louisville’s Churchill Downs

Louisville, Ky., – With his date with racing history in the June 6 Belmont Stakes (Grade I) on the near horizon, Zayat Stables’ Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness (GI) winner American Pharoah returned to Churchill Downs on Monday to prepare for the third jewel of racing’s Triple Crown. The Bob Baffert-trained son of Pioneerof the Nile stepped off a van around 2:30 p.m. (all times EDT) at the track that has been his training center since his arrival for the Kentucky Derby on April 27.  American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 2 and…


Louisville-based Kentucky Fried Chicken Celebrates 75 Years

LOUISVILLE, Ky., – Seventy-five years ago a feisty 65-year-old chicken salesman (once a farmhand, an army mule-tender, a locomotive fireman, an aspiring lawyer, an insurance salesman, an amateur obstetrician, a political candidate and a ferryboat entrepreneur, among other professions) set out to give his neighbors the best fried chicken out there. A decade later that secret recipe and his finger lickin’ good® fried chicken made Colonel Sanders one of the most recognizable men in the world. “One of things that kept me going in those days was the conviction that my Kentucky Fried Chicken® was good—good for the restaurant owner and…