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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…


After 100 Rusty’s, We Had a Party

On Friday, Loui Loui’s Authentic Detroit-Style Pizza played host to the 100th episode party for the Rusty Satellite Show. And a lot of the most interesting people in the ‘Ville, and those who have helped the weekly podcast grow and prosper, were there as well. Thanks to Jason Smith (Rusty’s logo creator and web designer), there was a great 4-minute movie featuring most, but not all, of the 200 or so guests that have been on the show. We showed it on Loui Loui’s big screen, to the Rusty theme song — Paul Thorn’s “What the Hell is Goin’ On….


Louisville Uncovered: Parish picnics begin!

Whoo hoo! Summertime is upon us! We love going to the parish picnics around town, and even if its not your church, its so much fun for the whole family and we get out of cooking:) There are 53 picnics coming up from June-September alone… and Louisville Uncovered will soon be uncovering some scoop about picnics, so stay tuned! Check out the  list for the 2015 parish picnics around ‪#‎Louisville‬, Scroll down to see them all, it contains the entire year! Enjoy, Louisville! ‪#‎LouisvilleUncovered‬ ‪#‎picnics‬ ‪#‎churchpicnic‬ ‪#‎PicnicSchedule‬ ‪#‎Summer‬‪#‎Fun‬ ‪#‎FamilyFun‬ ‪#‎FamilyEvents‬ ‪#‎Happenings‬ ‪#‎LoveLouisville‬ ‪#‎OLOL‬‪#‎StJoes‬ ‪#‎FriedChicken‬ ‪#‎Games‬ ‪#‎Festivals‬ ‪#‎Carnivals‬ http://www.archlou.org/parishes/picnics-festivals/


Old Guys Find French Lick Tough; Montgomerie Leads by 3

FRENCH LICK, IN — Brian Henninger has never made much noise during nearly three decades as a professional golfer. He’d won two Tour events in the ’90s, and held the 54-hole lead at the 1995 Masters. He lost his Tour Card in 2002. So seeing him tied for first coming to the 16th hole on Saturday at the PGA Senior Championship was a surprise to most everyone in attendance. And then he knocked one into the scrub on his 2nd shot on the Par 5, in such a bad place that half a dozen people looked for 10 minutes and…


THE WEEK: Riding On with the GOP Squabble, the Kingdom’s Reign, Wicked Operator and a Tremendous Headline

It’s been a pretty good week, so I’m writing this update while biking to work. OK, while wishing I was biking somewhere other than work. We’ve got some media moves, dirty politics and fun events this week. The highlights: Ziegler Returns: If anyone missed him, controversial talk show host John Ziegler is back on local airwaves. Though its only once a week. The dude is, well, entertaining. WHAS is also bringing back Mandy Connell, so we’ll see how that goes. (LEO Weekly) But Lach, and SportsTalk, is Gone: Lachlan McLean and SportsTalk 84 on WHAS is in the history books. Lach…


Back to the Thrill – Hart Has Kentucky Kingdom Going Strong

In the world of business, it’s a bit of a thrill to interact with a big personality like Ed Hart. He was the featured speaker today at Business First’s What’s Brewing Breakfast. Normally these events feature a panel of two or three rather important business folks, but Hart easily carried the banter on his own with host Cary Stemle. Listen to my interview with Hart from Dec. 2013 on the Rusty Satellite Show Hart is the architect behind Kentucky Kingdom, Part 3. He’s the one who resurrected the park in the 1990s, made it the top tourist destination in the…


Park Credit Union Opens 2nd ITM Branch in Hikes Point

New technology seems to drive the banking industry, going back to the first ATM in 1969, and probably before that. Most of us have become accustomed to online banking, buying items online and even new twists like using your phone to purchase items at stores. Park Community Credit Union has modernized the branch bank with its ITM (Interactive Teller Machines), the first of its kind in Kentucky. Here’s how it works. When you walk into one of the branches, you have the option of interacting with a teller — with a catch. The teller you’re dealing with is on a…


Rusty Satellite Goes Video — Talking About the Banyan Tree

A big thank you to my friends Dan Petrik and Nick Mattingly at Switcher Studio for choosing the Rusty Satellite Show to demonstrate their fantastic technology. Check out the multi-camera shoot accomplished with one camera operator and edited while it was being shot during my Rusty interview with Sam and Amy Patel and Jeff Stum. Sam and Amy have developed Banyan Tree Chai as a retail product that you can find, starting this week, in local groceries like ValuMarket and Lucky’s. Jeff is a partner in Spicewood Branding, which is marketing the product. We shot the video at the downtown…


The Spirit of Derby 141 in Louisville Captured by Bill Brymer

LouisvilleKY.com gave Bill Brymer a media pass and simple instructions — capture the spirit of Derby Day. So Bill spent some time outside the gates, on the backside and in the infield, saw plenty of fast horses, beautiful women and, well, other people on the record-setting afternoon. It proves there’s plenty of ways to make a buck, and spend some, and a wide range of “looks” that make Derby an affair for all.


It was the Best and Brightest, and Richest and Most-Watched, of Derbies

The numbers tell much of the story, but no matter where you were, this was the ideal Kentucky Derby. From Churchill Downs.  . .  Record Breaking 170,513 fans watch American Pharoah take home 141st ‘Run for the Roses’ in the final stretch Highest all-time wagering from all-sources on both the Kentucky Derby Day program and the Kentucky Derby race LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 2, 2015) – It was ideal weather for the 141st running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands as a record 170,513 fans, the highest attendance in Derby history, watched American Pharoah take home the garland of roses in the final stretch. Prior attendance record…