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LouisvilleKY’s The WEEK Celebrates Christmas and Candy and Cards and Cats

Dear Santa — please send me those Springsteen tickets and wins for the Cards in Lexington tomorrow and in Nashville against Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl. 2015’s Winners. It’s been a great year for me, LouisvilleKY.com and for a lot of Rusty Satellite Show guests, who I’ll be mentioning in bold from here on. First off, this is the first Christmas I won’t be seeing my son Nick Redding, who is pursuing his passion in theatre school in Italy. Today he told me he’d gotten great grades in subjects that include “aesthetics” “Italian” and “Movement.” He said he…


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There’s a New Podcast in LouisvilleKY – It’s Uncovered

LouisvilleKY’s Newest Podcast Uncovered with Cyndy Tandy You may remember that Cyndy Tandy was one of my guests on the first Rusty Satellite Show. That was some 124 weeks ago. Cyndy has her own media empire — a series of local TV vignettes that have aired on WAVE-TV, entitled Louisville Uncovered. And she’s got a far-reaching social media network on Twitter and Facebook. So I have no doubt that her new podcast on the Louisville.am network will be a huge success. Here’s how Cyndy describes the new show: Listen and get the scoop from behind the scenes, as we scan the River…


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Uncovered: Louisville’s Planned Botanical Garden

Cyndy Tandy’s Louisville Uncovered answers some of your questions about Botanica, the planned garden down on River Road at Frankfort Avenue. Check it out: There are so many ways to connect with nature in Louisville, from our forests to Waterfront Park. And soon, there could be another way to do it that will be unmatched by any other natural attraction in the area. Plans call for a 22-acre botanical garden to be built at the intersection of River Road and Frankfort Avenue. Ironically, it used to be a city dump. That was created to handle the debris left behind from…


Louisville Uncovered presents: A timeless Louisville favorite food lives on, nearly 120 years later.

Louisville Uncovered presents a fresh episode: “Benedictine Uncovered”   Benedictine, is a spread made with cucumbers and cream cheese, was invented near the beginning of the 20th century by Jennie Carter Benedict (1860–1928), a caterer, restaurateur and cookbook author in Louisville, Kentucky.[11] After attending Fannie Farmer’s Boston Cooking School, she built a 256-square-foot kitchen with a 48-square-foot pantry in her backyard in 1893 (with no running water!) for what she thought was an excessive $316.85 so she could better serve her catering clientele. Watch the story, now, “Uncovered” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meiK5siOG3I In 1900, “Miss Jennie”  opened a restaurant and tea room…


It’s a Dress of Roses on Louisville Uncovered

Cyndy Tandy has uncovered another local gem, just in time for Derby. This is the “uncovered’ story of the “Rose Dress” created by Amy Streeter, owner of Susan’s Florist! Louisville model Shannon Burton will wear the dress for Derby. Decorated with some 600 red “Freedom” variety red roses, the dress walks the red carpets at the best Derby galas, and you will see it on the Red Carpet again on Derby Day at Churchill Downs.  Hand created, it truly is a Louisville original, and embodies the spirit of Derby! 


Roscoe Goose’s Longshot and Legendary Career in Louisville KY

Do you know the significance of the name Roscoe Goose? He was a legendary Louisville native who rode Donerail to victory in the 1913 Kentucky Derby. That win set a record that still stands — the longest shot ever to win the Derby. Donerail paid an astonishing $184.90 on a $2 bet. Goose went on to become a legendary trainer and owner, and was inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame. Goose parlayed his success as a jockey and horseman to become a millionaire. He was born and raised in Jeffersontown, where a prominent marker near the town square…


The Jack Fry Story from Louisville Uncovered

Jack Fry’s, the iconic restaurant in the Highlands, is a big part of the River City’s booming culinary scene. But as Cyndy Tandy discovered, it was a different story when it opened in 1933. Legend has it that Jack Fry and his wife Flossy ran a bookmaking operation from the back of the restaurant in its early days. Fry shut down his restaurant in 1972, and it became (like every restaurant that closes) a stop for Mexican food. But when new owners took over in 1987, it became the classic Jack Fry’s that we’ve come to know and love. Jack…


Where Does All That Mint Come From? – Louisville Uncovered Finds Out

From Louisville Uncovered… Cyndy Tandy found 10 acres in Pleasure Ridge Park where the mint for all those Mint Juleps come from. During Derby time, more than 6,000 plants are harvested every week, 10 times the normal demand. Dohn and Dohn Gardens is the exclusive supplier of mint at Churchill Downs, as well as many local restaurants.  Bill Doan has been in charge since 1974, hiring local young people to pick and clean and package the mint. Doan’s plot is located in PRP, in the middle of a residential neighborhood. The demand at Derby is strong, but mint is used…


Discover Louisville Uncovered with Cyndy Tandy

My friend Cyndy Tandy has been working on this idea for several years, so it’s great to see Louisville Uncovered become a reality. For this week’s Rusty Satellite Show, I checked in with Cyndy as she was taping a new segment of Louisville Uncovered. It’s a series of vignettes lasting about a minute that tell you about something you probably didn’t know about Louisville. Our location was a perfect example. Since I work in Riverport, I’m constantly driving up and down Dixie Highway in Valley Station. The vignettes air on WAVE-TV in conjunction with the Secrets of Louisville Chefs program,…