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2015-11-27 11.01.19

Football’s Dust Settles in Louisville for WKU, Louisville Cards and UK

Maybe this is the year I should have started betting on football. That was a near-perfect football weekend. First, I went to Bowling Green and saw one of the country’s best offenses demolish a 9-2 Marshall team that came in expecting to be competitive. The final was 49-28, but it could have been a lot more if not for a few Topper miscues and Jeff Brohm’s decision to take his foot off the gas in the 4th quarter. Western, 8-0 in Conference USA, earned the right to host Southern Miss (yes, Card fans, THAT Southern Miss) in the league title…


These Eagle fans found some fun tailgating

In Football, It was Reality Weekend In Louisville KY

A Not-So-Great Louisville KY Football Weekend In college sports, this really is a basketball town. Make that state. OK, region. It becomes evident every October, and is usually drilled home in November. Exhibit A – Yesterday’s results. The brightest moment for an area school was Louisville’s ugly 17-14 win over Boston College at home. And by bright, I mean a game that included 21 punts, and 4 fumbles, played under gray skies, and occasional rain, in a half-empty stadium. Bobby Petrino’s offensive genius label is peeling off as quickly as the school’s reputation for high morals, as the Card QB…


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Louisville Uncovered presents: History of Greenhouses in St. Matthews

Louisville Uncovered presents: History of Greenhouses in St. Matthews, Nanz & Kraft history   Louisville Uncovered presents a historical look back on the acreage of St. Matthews Kentucky c. 1800. We now know it as a social setting full of popular restaurants , bars and shopping, but once upon a time, there was a “hotbed” of “hothouses” aka greenhouses covering this parcel of Louisville! (Courtesy of Nanz & Kraft Florists) Nanz and Neuner Inc., was founded in 1850 in Louisville, Kentucky, after Henry Nanz left his native Germany where he had been a horticulturist. In the year 1850, he opened…


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In Louisville and across the Commonwealth, Holidays come early for bourbon lovers

Louisville, Ky., – For those who love bourbon, it’s Christmas in September, rather Bourbon Heritage Month for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Several tourism departments have several events, tips and advice on how to properly mark this special month. We list a couple for you: From www.gotolouisville.com: Bourbon Heritage Month is an ideal time to celebrate America’s only native spirit in the heart of the region where 95% of the special whiskey is made – Kentucky.  Special dinners and events are being held throughout Bourbon Country, including the Kentucky Bourbon Festival later this month in Bardstown, KY.  Here are some ways to…


NiFi, a new music festival comes to the Kentucky Speedway!

SPARTA, KY – JUNE 11, 2015 – Nitro Fidelity in association with Kentucky Speedway are excited to announce the single day lineup for inaugural NiFi Festival. Single day tickets will also be available beginning Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10am est via nififest.com. The single day tickets can be purchased at an incredibly low introductory offer of $69 while supplies last or until June 30, 2015. After introductory tickets are sold out, the price for a single day ticket will be available for $99. Three-day tickets are still available for $199. AN Ignited One Day Pass is also available for $275. The three-day NiFi Festival will…


Enjoy the Heaven & Evan Tour From Bardstown to Louisville

May 5, 2015 Louisville, KY – Having a well-rounded, palette-pleasing bourbon experience doesn’t have to take an entire day. Bourbon lovers can now sign up for Heaven & Evan, a unique exclusive tour and tasting experience organized by Mint Julep Tours. The experience transports you from downtown Louisville to nearby Bardstown and back in just five and a half hours, making it the perfect option for people looking to maximize their time. For just $175 per person, you have the opportunity to visit two staples of The Kentucky Bourbon Trail—Heaven Hill’s Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Kentucky, and the Evan…


Jobless Rate Drops in Every Kentucky County

From Ky.gov… FRANKFORT, Ky. — Annual unemployment rates were lower in all 120 Kentucky counties in 2014 than in 2013, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. “Even though economic opportunities vary across the state, 2014 proved to be an extraordinary year with all 120 counties posting an improvement in the unemployment rate,” said economist Manoj Shanker of the OET.  “The greatest improvement in percentage points was in the coal counties of eastern Kentucky. This is the first time since at least 1990 that all the counties have had a drop…


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…


Madness is Here in Louisville KY, UK in Action Thursday night: Cards, Hoosiers on Friday afternoon

Time to tune out if you’re not into college hoops. Louisville KY is not the #1 rated market for watching basketball on TV for nothing. The top overall seed, Kentucky, will play late Thursday night in Louisville KY’s KFC Yum! Center. Louisville’s Cardinals are a #4 seed, and open Friday (on TBS) at 4:10 with UC-Irvine’s Anteaters in Seattle. Indiana made the big show as a #10 seed, and play Wichita State in Omaha Friday at 2:45 on CBS. Make your “get-out-of-w0rk” plans now for Friday. And who’s coming to Louisville, along with Kentucky? Cincinnati and Purdue face off Thursday in an…


It’s Conference Tournament Week for Louisville, UK and WKU

Whatever work you need to get done this week, do it on Monday and Tuesday. Starting Wednesday the region becomes mired in Basketball, and Spring, Fever. It’s Christmas all over again for sports bars, and March Madness affects even casual fans, as they try to memorize starting lineups for local teams and figure out where Alcorn State is. So here’s where our teams are playing: Western Kentucky’s first game in the Conference USA Tourney is Wednesday at Birmingham. WKU is the 5th-seed in the 12-team league. The Toppers get Marshall, then would face 4th-seed Alabama-Birmingham Thursday at 6. If WKU…