Galt House

2017 Festival Fanatic Mary Hager

LouisvilleKy’s Thundernator has been named

  April 13, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – Through a special second chance promotion sponsored by the Kentucky Lottery, Brandenburg, KY resident Mary Hager won the opportunity to be this year’s Festival Fanatic for the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival.  As part of her big win, Hager will serve as the Thundernator for the Derby Festival Opening Ceremonies:  Thunder Over Louisville on Saturday, April 22.  Hager will provide the Thunder countdown and “zero” ignition to activate the Thunder launch system sequence in the Command Center at the Galt House Hotel. Additionally, Mary receives nine other Festival VIP experiences including a ride down…


LouisvilleKY’s Mint Julep Tours Moving, Expanding

Mint Julep Tours Announces Office Relocation, Expansion Louisville, KY –  – Mint Julep Tours, a local business that is a recognized leader in tours, transportation, and special events throughout Kentucky, is excited to announce it will be moving its offices and vehicle garage to a new larger property located at 1631 Mellwood Ave. Eyedia, a local furniture and home décor consignment store, previously occupied the space.  In addition to the 7,000 square ft. building, Mint Julep Tours will also be constructing a new garage on the property to house its rapidly expanding fleet of buses and vehicles. According to Mint…

Mayor Fischer

Louisville Ky is looking good, so says its Mayor

Louisville a city in transformation, with strong momentum, Mayor Fischer declares   ”You can see our momentum. You can feel it. And you can count it!”   LOUISVILLE (Jan. 28, 2016) – Declaring Louisville as “a city in transformation,” Mayor Greg Fischer said today that he’s extremely optimistic and ambitious about the future, and that the momentum in the city is palpable. “We live in a world that’s in transformation. And as a city, our goal is to do more than keep up with the pace of global change; it’s to leap ahead,” Fischer said, during his annual State of…

Mayor Fischer

Louisville Ky Mayor to deliver State of City January 28th

LOUISVILLE (Jan. 21, 2016) – After years of delivering his State of the City address in Louisville’s various neighborhoods – from west Louisville to Valley Station — Mayor Greg Fischer is bringing the annual event back downtown. This year the luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 28th, in the Archibald Cochran Ballroom at the Galt House. The State of the City speech is traditionally delivered every January to the Downtown Rotary Club. The event is free and open to the public, but those planning to attend should RSVP by emailing the Rotary Club at by Monday, Jan….

Rand Paul Set to Announce Presidential Campaign in Louisville KY

Rand Paul, the U.S. Senator from Kentucky, is expected to announce his candidacy for the Presidency at the Galt House in Louisville today at Noon.  Over the rest of the week, he plans to barnstorm the four early voting states — New Hampshire, South Carolina, Iowa and Nevada — in a “Stand with Rand” tour. He released the video here in advance of the announcement, which mixes news clips from sources as diverse as Newt Gingrich and Jon Stewart. “On April 7, one leader will stand up to defeat the Washington machine and unleash the American Dream” reads the screen in…

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Finally Some Love for Jockeys

There’s no group that’s more overlooked during the Derby party season than the short, strong men who ride the horses around the track. That’s why I was glad to see the Galt House is organizing the inaugural Night of Silk Derby Party on Derby Night to raise money for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.  They had a press conference this week, at which Pat Day spoke, and announced that the new event has some impressive sponsors, a great dance band and an auction that I bet will have better horse-related items than any other.  The $375 ticket price, considering that…