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First on the Org Chart: Lisa Benson of Business First and Louisville Tourism COO Cleo Battle on the Rusty Satellite Show

Not from around here are you? There are plenty of people who have adopted the ‘Ville as their hometown like this week’s guests on the city’s longest-running and most interesting podcast. Lisa Benson and Cleo Battle both have high-profile positions and great impact on the business community here. Benson is just weeks into her new job as publisher of Business First, and she explains how the paper has thrived in a media environment that suffered another casualty when Insider Louisville announced it is shutting down Aug. 7. Benson, from Oklahoma City, started at the bottom in the world of business…


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Clifton Condo Available for Rent

FOR RENT: First-floor condo in contemporary building in Clifton. Ideal for single professional, easy access to downtown, NuLu and Butchertown. Walk to Frankfort Avenue restaurants and shops. Cliffview Terrace is walking distance to Pat’s Steak House, Chicken ‘N Me, Kroger, plus drug and liquor store. Less than 2 miles to Butchertown/NuLu. Cozy space has upper level bedroom, lower level living area and a large open room with high ceilings. Modern Bathroom features steam shower and modern tile. New cabinets. Common space includes community room with pool table, exercise room and a great view from the roof. Has both street level…


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Cheers to 50 Years as Street Rod Nationals Returns for Milestone Year

Over 10,000 Vintage Cars Heading for City Streets LOUISVILLE, Ky.  (July 24, 2019) – Louisville will once again roll out the red carpet to hundreds of brightly colored street rods and vintage automobiles as the city welcomes back the National Street Rod Association’s (NSRA) Annual Street Rod Nationals, August 1 – 4, at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC).  This year’s gathering will mark the 50h anniversary of this popular summer ritual.  Louisville has hosted the group for 25 of the 50 years, with this year being the twenty-second consecutive year the city has put out the welcome mat.  The annual…


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What to Include in Your Travel Itinerary

A travel itinerary is almost just as important as your passport. It’s the holy grail of a successful trip, and to even contemplate travelling without one is asking for trouble and increases the risk of your trip being derailed.  It can be easy to overfill your itinerary with interesting but unnecessary information, so you need to display an element of self-control. Here are the 7 top items that you should include in your travel itinerary: 1. Your flight details 2. Your tickets 3, Your accommodation details 4. Copy of your passport 5. Copy of your travel insurance policy 6. Emergency…


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Rusty Satellite on the Opening of Paristown Hall with Heather Weston Bell and Lenae Price’s Big Sing-Along

Another interesting Rusty Satellite Show features two smart young women — both involved in the arts. When Heather Weston Bell was making her way through Eastern High School and the University of Kentucky, she was determined that she could create her own career in the arts — and she did. She’s been at the Kentucky Center for 18 years, and this week was part of the team that launched the spectacular Old Forester Paristown Hall with a sold-out Trombone Shorty show. We talk that show, the venue and her arts-centered career. Lenay Price grew up in Memphis and spend a…


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25 Million Visitors Targeted for Bourbon City by 2030

from Louisville Tourism LOUISVILLE, KY (July 23, 2019) – Fueled by visitor demand for bourbon distilleries, iconic attractions, festivals and Top Chef-esque culinary experiences, Louisville’s visitor profile has been rising as the city scoops up national accolades such as Trip Advisor’s “20 of the Top Places to Visit in the U.S. in 2019.” This momentum has Louisville Tourism partnering with a national firm to forecast the future, ultimately seeking to increase the current visitation number from 16.4 million to 25 million by 2030. Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. (JLL) will guide a Louisville Destination Strategic Master Plan, outlining how the…


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Louisville is Rated a Top City for First Time Homebuyers

A recent report put out by website Livability, has just named Louisville among the top cities for first time home buyers. The report focused on the affordability of homes, resale home value, purchasing programs available to first-time buyers, and the overall quality of life in an area. Louisville came in at number 7 on the list of great places to live for first-time buyers. Louisville earned the number 7 spot with a housing affordability index of 80.5; meaning that 80.5 percent of the homes in the area are within an affordable price range for families in the area earning the local…


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How to Improve Fundraising Capabilities Online

Being an events coordinator that specializes in creating, marketing, and managing fundraisers can be a very fulfilling job. It can also, however, be stressful. There is so much on the line when organizing a fundraiser. After all, these charities need the money. Very rarely would they go through the effort of hosting a fundraiser if their charity did not need it to provide relief and services to the poor and disadvantaged. When you organize and plan fundraisers, you need to do your absolute best for the sake of the sick, or the poor, or to help fund research into a…


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Rusty Satellite 315 — Stanley Chase’s Vegan Journey, and Getting to Know GRLwood

As they say in show business — the show must go on. They also say “shit happens.”  Both are appropriate for this Rusty Satellite Show. That’s because the interview I conducted with Reg Forester and Karen Ledford, the quirky duo who make up the band GRLwood, is not usable due to a tech glitch. So you’re getting the next best thing — a clip of their music and my description of what the interview was about. We talked on Frankfort Avenue in front of the Heine Brothers. Their new record will be released on sonaBLAST! records on August 2, and…


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Revealed: Main Street is Site for New Butchertown Grocery’s Bakery

Earlier in the Spring, the words “Hey, Sugar” appeared in the windows at the intersection of Main and Shelby streets, next to Bittner’s and adjacent to Quills Coffee Firehouse. Now, the window display reads “Hey, I Knead You,” a playful love note to the neighborhood and passersby suggesting that something sweet and surprising is coming to Main Street. Executive Chef and owner of Butchertown Grocery, Bobby Benjamin, is proud to announce the future home of Butchertown Grocery Bakery at 739 E. Main St. Chef Bobby says the bakery will be an extension of Butchertown Grocery. “At BG, we’re about the…