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Louisville gets its first public statue of a historic woman

  Story from Louisville, Ky., – Hundreds gathered, many of them Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, on Sunday outside the Cathedral of Assumption to dedicate the first statue of a historic woman on public space in Louisville, Kentucky. Mother Catherine Spalding, bronze and standing a little over 5 feet tall, with two orphan children in tow, took her spot outside the Cathedral where she taught students, cared for children whose parents had died, and worked to heal people with cholera in the early 19th century. “I can imagine that Catherine is delighted to be back on the streets of Louisville where…

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Two Louisville Nightspots Abruptly Close

Louisville, Ky., – In a somewhat surprise announcement, the owner of Phoenix Hill Tavern and Jim Porter’s Good Time Emporium announced that he’s closing both establishments, effective immediately. Ben Rogers made the announcement today on Phoenix Hill’s website. Here is the text of the announcement: June 1, 2015 For immediate release: Official message from Ben Rogers – Retired Owner and Founder. “Thank you Louisville. It was a great gig!” The Phoenix Hill Tavern and Jim Porter’s Good Time Emporium closed permanently today. Please accept my VERY sincere apologies for the abrupt manner in which the clubs closed; and to anyone…