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Louisville Uncovered presents: The Heigold House, mystery behind the facade on River Road

The Heigold House was built by immigrant stonemason Christopher Heigold, and stands at the intersection of River Road and Frankfort Avenue, watch the history around it on Louisville Uncovered !      “The Point” was a thriving 19th century neighborhood east of Downtown Louisville and opposite Towhead Island along the Ohio River. It was located north of the present day Butchertown area. Starting in the 1840s it was home to many upper income residents who had moved from New Orleans, giving the area the nickname “the Frenchmen’s Row”. They built many mansion houses in the area, the best known of which was…


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…


The Face It® Movement announces Office of Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell as new partner

June 11, 2015. Louisville, KY – The Face It® Movement with its vision that all children in Jefferson County will be free from abuse and neglect by 2023, is proud to announce the Office of Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell as its latest partner in the effort against child abuse and neglect. “I am thrilled to join the Face It partnership to end child abuse,” says Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell. “Unfortunately, as prosecutors we see the victims of abuse and neglect far too frequently. We are committed to working to bring justice for these victims. But the effort must…


#TBT: The very first airing of TV show, “Louisville Uncovered”

“In 1893, two Louisville sisters, Patty and Mildred J. Hill, both schoolteachers, wrote the song “Good Morning to All” for their kindergarten class. The lyrics were later changed to the more recognizable, “Happy Birthday to You“. This is now the most performed song in the English language.    “Happy Birthday to You“, also known more simply as “Happy Birthday“, is a song that is traditionally sung to celebrate the anniversary of a person’s birth. According to the 1998 Guinness Book of World Records, “Happy Birthday to You” is the most recognized song in the English language, followed by “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow“.    The song’s…


Cards Get Sparty on the Road in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will play at Michigan Statein the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Dec. 2 in East Lansing, Mich. It is a rematch of the NCAA East Regional championship game in Syracuse, N.Y. as the Spartans won 76-70 in overtime to advance to the Final Four.  Wayne Blackshear scored 28 points to lead the Cardinals, who had recovered from a six-point deficit in the closing four minutes to force the overtime. Travis Trice led Michigan State with 17 points. The 14-game slate of inter-conference matchups to be played over a three-day period was announced on…


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…


Get a slice of Kern’s Kitchen’s Derby-Pie®, My Old Kentucky Homemade since 1954

From the closet to the kitchen, Derby is all about tradition, and one of the sweetest, most delectable examples is the one and only legendary Derby-Pie® made exclusively by Kern’s Kitchen. Introduced to the world’s taste buds more than 60 years ago at Melrose Inn in Prospect, Kentucky, the chocolate nut pie has since become not only a tradition, but an icon of Derby season. The original recipe remains a secret to this day and Kern’s Kitchen intends to keep it that way for years to come. This delicious pie is beloved and enjoyed year-round by locals, tourists and anyone…


Gambling in Louisville KY: Civil War & in the mid 1860’s

From Cyndy Tandy, the latest from Louisville Uncovered By 1830 Louisville had become Kentucky’s largest city, workers such as early hands, haulers, and shippers, and its early hotels, taverns, and gambling dens were quickly joined by traders, merchants, warehouses, and markets to run the region’s agricultural and textile bounty—tobacco, hemp, pork, and corn, and jeans. Money men came and invested in the city’s boom, as well as insurers to guarantee it. Keelboats and wagons,  steamboats, engines, and later the railroads, even at one time wooden cargo air craft were all  built in Louisville to all the city’s payloads. Louisville seized…


Bacardi Buys Angel’s Envy, Joins Bourbon Industry in Louisville KY

HAMILTON, Bermuda–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Family-owned Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, has expanded its portfolio of super-premium spirits with the acquisition of Louisville-based Angel’s Share Brands, its subsidiary, Louisville Distilling Co., and its ANGEL’S ENVY™ brand. This deal marks the Company’s entry into the bourbon category of the North American whiskey sector. “We have a clear strategy aligned to meet consumer needs in premium spirits and are building an even stronger portfolio through innovation and acquisition. The purchase of Angel’s Share Brands and the ANGEL’S ENVY portfolio further reinforces our commitment to growing the super-premium spirits sector,”…


Louisville KY to Seattle is the Long Way for Cards in NCAAs

From U of L. . .  LOUISVILLE, KY – The University of Louisville has earned a No. 4 seed for the 2015 Division I NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship and will play its initial game on Friday, March 20, against the No. 13 seed UC Irvine in Seattle, Wash. This is the 41st NCAA Tournament appearance for the Cardinals and ninth straight. Louisville is fifth nationally in NCAA Tournament appearances and sixth in tournament victories (72-41 record in the NCAA Tournament). The Cardinals are tied for fourth in NCAA Sweet 16 appearances (20), sixth in advancing to Elite Eights (13) and seventh…