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Officials break ground on $28 million Paristown development in LouisvilleKY

Co-anchors include Louisville Stoneware, The Kentucky Center and Goodwood Brewing Co. LOUISVILLE, KY  – Mayor Greg Fischer joined state and local officials to break ground on a $28 million arts and cultural district located in the Paristown neighborhood last week. The neighborhood is a wedge-shaped area bounded by Broadway to the north, Barret Avenue to the east, Kentucky Street to the south and an elevated rail line that runs parallel to Swan Street on the west. The project is co-anchored by Louisville Stoneware, The Kentucky Center and Goodwood Brewing Co., and will bring jobs and a variety of restaurant and…


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Historic LouisvilleKY beer brand redeveloping historic properties

Buildings to house offices, tasting room, event space and brewery Photo from Louisville Sterling’s Facebook page LOUISVILLE, KY (December 7, 2016) – Louisville Sterling, LLC has purchased two city-owned historic properties at 1300-1306 Bardstown Road in the Highlands’ commercial district, with plans to open a small brewing operation and event space. Louisville Sterling purchased the properties for $425,000 and plans to fully restore both buildings, which were built in 1900, returning approximately 15,000 square feet of commercial space into newly designed and productive use. Plans for the buildings include Sterling’s offices, a tasting room and gathering house, event space and…


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Efforts underway to make a Louisville Ky neighborhood arts and culture district

Louisville, Ky., – The Paristown Pointe Preservation Trust will be applying for tourism tax credits to bring a $28 million project to the Paristown Pointe neighborhood, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The Paristown Pointe neighborhood, historically settled by French immigrants, is a wedge-shaped area bounded by Broadway to the north, Barret Avenue to the east, Kentucky Street to the south and an elevated rail line that runs parallel to Swan Street on the west. The project, which will knit together five distinct neighborhoods, is co-anchored by Louisville Stoneware, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Goodwood Brewing Co. and a variety…



You can almost see the tumbleweeds

I like to step outside during big “news” events (like basketball finals, horse races, and elections) just to get a sense of the quiet that over takes my part of town.   I spent the morning and early afternoon at Churchill Downs on Derby Day reporting, then grabbed a cab (hey whats with those Derby Day cab fares!) and got home just before the Run for the Roses.   For those of you still at the track, elbow to sweaty elbow, here’s what Bardstown road looks like 2 minutes before the race goes off.  As I am sure you know, a typical warm Saturday evening…


Occupy Louisville Protesters Arrested During Demonstration

Five members of Occupy Louisville were arrested today during a demonstration staged outside of a Chase Bank branch in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville. LMPD is offering very limited comments as of yet, but there was reportedly a hearing scheduled for 6:00pm this evening. LIVE UPDATES.


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Morris’ Deli for Cold Cuts and Hot Soups

It’s almost been a year since I started posting lunch suggestions via Facebook. How it happened was an accident.  Our newly-elected mayor had a very active Facebook page that quickly became an open forum for praise or problems. Visitors to the page could also find  suggestions, nostalgia and local event promotion. One Friday morning, I was feeling good about the approaching weekend and looking forward to purchasing a to-go lunch from my favorite place, Morris’ Liquor & Deli in the lower Highlands on Taylorsville at Bardstown. During my morning online ritual, I had moved from my Facebook page over to…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Before You Gobble? Get Delicious Fiber This Friday

You know it’s coming – the starch, carbs and sweets that render us thankful and often comatose every November.  If you like to paddle through Thanksgiving in a gravy boat, you know what I”m talking about. One delectable way to prepare for the big meal will help you gain some ground in the battle of the bulge as well a comfort and health. Gird for the bird with extra roughage this week, starting with a crisp, locally grown salad, with or without trimmings. Enjoy a few suggestions for green goodness at of our locally owned, operated restaurants. ‘Tis the seasonal salad…


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Dellie Come Home! Highlands SUV Thieves Swiped My Dell Mini Laptop

Sure, you’ve probably seen her–small, delicate, shiny and black. Distinguishing marks? Intel Inside sticker, coffee stained keyboard. Medical alert – needs adaptor after six hours. I should have known that after seeing my glovebox down when boarding my trusty Ford Explorer last week, that something was wrong. I glanced around the front and back and nothing seemed to missing. Which, if you’ve seen the back 3/4 of my vehicle, is unfortunate because it is full of boxes, event and promo materials, clothing and other gee-gaws that drive along with me as if I were Mr. Haney from Green Acres. Nothing…


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Stock Your Easter Basket at the Farmers Markets!

No matter how or why you celebrate this weekend in Spring, it is a time of reflection,renewal and yes…rain. A feast is always a vital ritual of the season as well as the giving of gifts. If you have a notion to create a basket of goodies for yourself, loved ones or company, you may want to visit Bardstown Road in the Highlands. It’s my neighborhood and I’m Kentucky Proud, if you will, about the variety available to our visitors. The venerable Bardstown Road Farmers Market  at Deer Park Presbyterian Church near Speed and the newest addition to the Metro…