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Everything newcomers and long-time locals need to get to know their community and discover Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana.
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Greater Louisville Relocation Guide is published annually by the Home Builders Association of Louisville. Every effort has been made to bring the public the latest information available. Greater Louisville Relocation Guide is the intellectual property of the Home Builders Association of Louisville. No reproduction of this publication is permitted without expressed consent of Home Builders Association of Louisville. ÂŠ Copyright 2010. Home Builders Association of Louisville
Scott Yates - President Billy Doelker - Vice President Rob Eberenz, Jr. - Treasurer Bob Thieneman, Jr. - Secretary Dave French - Associate Vice President arial - gill sans - arial black Charles J. Kavanaugh - Exec. Vice President Publisher & Editor Charles J. Kavanaugh Editor Tara Brinkmoeller Art Direction Jason Yann Graphic Design Scott Dudgeon Photography HBAL Staff Listed Contributors Contributing Writers Stacy Smith Rogers HBAL Staff
Community............................................................................. 8 Housing................................................................................... 10 Economic Climate................................................................... 12 Education ............................................................................... 16 Local Media............................................................................. 18 Counties....................................................................................................20 Jefferson..........................................................................................20 Oldham...........................................................................................30 Shelby..............................................................................................34 Spencer............................................................................................38 Bullitt..............................................................................................40 Henry..............................................................................................44 Southern Indiana....................................................................................46 Harrison..........................................................................................54 Floyd................................................................................................56 Clark................................................................................................58
Sightseeing & Attractions........................................................ 62 Museums................................................................................. 66 Dining..................................................................................... 70 Arts Scene................................................................................ 74 Performing Arts....................................................................... 78 Parks & Recreation Areas......................................................... 82 Festivals & Major Events ........................................................ 86 Shopping................................................................................. 90 Sports ..................................................................................... 92
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Welcome to Your Greater Louisville Greater Louisville is where your dream of success and plans for a better tomorrow can be realized. It’s a comfortable, encouraging kind of place where you can settle down and get up and go at the same time – and most importantly, you can have faith in a bright future. There’s a synergy in Greater Louisville that’s flowing as freely as the Ohio River. It’s the result of a community’s shared vision and the pulling together of resources to work toward a goal. The unique enthusiasm for enhancing Greater Louisville is demonstrated by a diverse population of residents who value the area’s natural beauty, central location and rich historic traditions, as well as the promising excitement of its future. While steeped in a long history of traditions that make the area so wonderful to live in, there’s also a youthful enthusiasm here that’s shared by so many people who are investing the time, money and energy into making Greater Louisville an even better place to live. And, it shows. A trip downtown is a telling example, with exciting development and revitalization noteworthy in many parts of the city, particularly near the new KFC Yum! Center. Louisville’s “greenprint” is growing as well through the City of Parks initiative, one of the largest urban parks expansion projects in America that will enhance the community’s already impressive green spaces. Even to the casual observer, the community’s commitment to fostering cultural, economic and business growth is obvious.
Get Ready for Big Hugs Greater Louisville offers the hospitality of a region that greets new residents like old friends. Its open arms extend well beyond the city limits, into vibrant communities in surrounding areas that contribute to its welcoming embrace. It’s home to numerous opportunities to learn, grow and have fun and is simply a wonderful place to plant roots, start a business, raise a family and enjoy both the unique, “hometown” feeling and metropolitan style. Whether it’s a job, the low cost of living or quality of life that brings you here, you’ll soon find many more aspects that make you proud to call Greater Louisville home. The Greater Louisville Relocation Guide offers information on Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby and Spencer counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties in Indiana. The online version is available at LouisvilleRelocationGuide.com. All of the phone numbers are the 502 area code, and the addresses are in Louisville unless otherwise noted. The Greater Louisville Relocation Guide offers information on Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby and Spencer counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties in Indiana. The online version is available at LouisvilleRelocationGuide.com. All of the phone numbers are the 502 area code, and the addresses are in Louisville unless otherwise noted.
In this section you will choose where you are going to live, learn who your neighbors will be, where the schools are located, who the top employers are, plus much more. It’s time to learn what makes your community grow!
In this section you will find your new favorite restaurant, activities for this weekend, the special events that you will only find in Louisville, where to watch your new favorite sports teams, plus much more. So now that you have learned what is making Louisville grow, get ready to discover what makes your community go!
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YOURCOMMUNITY Greater Louisville offers you opportunities to build your future. It is a community where you can find your place, no matter what your taste or style, and be welcomed with a friends embrace from the start. With so many options to choose from, all with unique amenities and qualities of life, you will quickly learn how you can take part to help your community grow.
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housing Revitalized neighborhoods and beautiful new residential developments offer a wealth of affordable homeownership possibilities throughout the area. While other housing markets fluctuate in highs and lows, Greater Louisville’s has traditionally been stable. A recent report posted on louisvillehomesblog. com described that while the entire country barely held values above zero for the past seven years, Louisville saw an average equity gain of $5,200. In addition, Greater Louisville was recently sited at the second-best housing market in the United States by Forbes.com. Diversity of housing is also a plus here in Greater Louisville, with a wide variety of urban, suburban and out-in-the country homes. With incredibly low interest rates and a wide selection of single family homes, condos and patio homes on the market, there are plenty of great opportunities to make the American dream of homeownership come true for you in Greater Louisville. Whether you’re interested in downsizing, moving up or buying your first home, you’ll more than likely find exactly what you’re looking for in Greater Louisville at a price you can afford, and a value that will hold steady in the years to come.
Energy Efficiency is Top-of-Mind for Area Builders Builders in Greater Louisville are offering homeowners environmentally friendly and energy efficient products and techniques that can help your new home function more affordably and efficiently. In the 2010 Homearama, every home featured was qualified by Energy Star, which demonstrates the area building community’s commitment to constructing energy efficient houses.
New Home Construction Resources Home Builders Association of Louisville 1000 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy. 429-6000 hbal.com Visit hbal.com to search for newly constructed homes on the market, new home communities, research area registered builders and learn more about local home building and remodeling resources.
If you’re interested in buying or selling, the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors and Southern Indiana Realtors Association can offer expertise and resources for better preparing you in what the local home market offers. Check the websites for comprehensive, searchable lists of area Realtors and properties. Greater Louisville Association of Realtors 6300 Dutchmans Pkwy. 894-9860 or 1-866-801-9296 louisvillerealtors.com Southern Indiana Realtors Association Clarksville, IN (812) 941-7472 sira.org
The Greater Louisville area offers a broad selection of apartments from quiet neighborhoods to trendy hot spots. And, it’s affordable too! NBC’s Today Show has rated Louisville one of the “Five Cheapest Places to Rent in America.” Greater Louisville/Southern Indiana Apartment Guide apartmentguide.com Apartment Locator Service 326-0470 or 1-800-837-5726 louisvilleals.com
Home Builders Association of Southern Indiana 1601 Greentree Court Clarksville, IN 812-280-1600 hbasi.com Events – If you’re planning on building or improving your home in Greater Louisville, you’ll want to check out the annual Home, Garden & Remodeling Show held in March. The Homearama event in July is also a great way to see the exciting possibilities in new home construction, and the Tour of Remodeled Homes in August showcases some of the area’s most innovative remodeling projects. To learn more, visit hbal.com.
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Economic Climate Louisville is often referred to as “a big city with a small town feel.” Greater Louisville is where entrepreneurial spirit thrives and businesses are built and nurtured. It’s a place that offers both a relaxed, hospitable quality of life as well as a progressive venue for growth, where ideas are encouraged and welcomed. Louisville is the 16th largest U.S. city and Kentucky’s largest, with a population over 700,000 and a metropolitan area topping 1.2 million. An estimated 5 million people live within a 100-mile radius of Louisville – 6.8 million people within a 200-mile radius. With its central location, affordable cost of living and quality of life, Louisville has always been positioned to serve businesses well. Big City Amenities + Small Town Advantages = Greater Louisville Greater Louisville is a unique blend of “blue-sky thinking” and “grassroots can-do.” Whether it’s work or play, Louisvillians will join in, roll up their sleeves and help you succeed. Louisville features major city amenities like world-class healthcare facilities, a strong educational system and an internationally renowned theater and arts community. In addition, it also boasts smaller city advantages such as a lower cost of living and short commutes. The area boasts a number of big ideas that have become realities, reminding all of us of the possibilities our hometown has to offer. One glance at the urban areas as well as the suburbs, and you too will feel the bustling energy of an area planning something big.
Healthcare Louisville is known nationally for its medical breakthroughs, giving the area a strong backbone for its role as a regional health care center and a breeding ground for medical innovations such as the first artificial heart transplant, the first hand transplant and creation of the vaccine designed to wipe out cervical cancer. Greater Louisville is home to 15 hospitals and thousands of quality medical professionals, as well as Humana, Inc., a $20 billion healthcare company. The region’s commitment to fostering growth in the healthcare industry is evident through the Health Enterprises Network, which includes nearly 200 member companies. For more information, visit healthenterprisesnetwork.com.
Manufacturing Louisville has been ranked as the Southeast’s top manufacturing city, according to Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI), which compiles and distributes manufacturing guides, statistics and databases for all 50 states. With major manufacturers such as Ford giving fuel to Louisville’s economy, the area continues to play a significant role within the manufacturing industry.
Louisville – A City Investing in Its Future Downtown Louisville has received national attention with the success of the 4th Street Live! entertainment district, the Muhammad Ali Center, 21c Museum Hotel, the City of Parks initiative and other new cultural and entertainment venues. More than $2.5 billion in revitalization and construction of new developments are underway in the heart of downtown. These investments, along with growth in outlying areas, position Greater Louisville as an emerging hotbed of cultural, entertainment and business opportunities. The KFC YUM! Center, a new downtown arena is bringing excitement throughout Greater Louisville, with residents eager to attend major events in the new state-of-the-art, multi-purpose sports and entertainment facility, which opened in October of 2010. (See “Sports” for more.) Described as a “skyline-changing addition for Louisville’s waterfront,” the proposed $490 million Museum Plaza is a 61-story urban development that will include luxury condominiums, loft apartments, office space, a hotel, retail space, a contemporary arts museum and much more. With impressive new development surrounding Louisville Slugger Field, Louisville is certainly a city that is investing in its future.
Putting Louisville on the Global Map Over the last two decades, Louisville has become one of the world’s busiest distribution centers with UPS’ global air hub in our own backyard, making Louisville International Airport the third busiest cargo hub in North America and ninth busiest in the world. With more than 20,000 workers, UPS is Kentucky’s largest private employer. Currently, UPS is undergoing its second $1 billion expansion to its Louisville facility. More than 110 companies have located in Greater Louisville to be near UPS.
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Business Facilities ranks Louisville as having the 7th lowest cost of living among all major cities in its “Top 10 Metro” rankings in the July/August 2010 issue. It also names Louisville as one of the top 10 major cities for “Economic Growth Potential.”
Diverse in Business Louisville is home to a diverse, vibrant business base that includes companies such as Humana, Brown-Forman Corp., Papa John’s, Ford, UPS, Kindred Healthcare, Yum! Brands, Inc., Hillerich and Bradsby and PharMerica. It’s also the U.S. headquarters for E.On, the world’s largest investor-owned provider of energy services, and GE’s Consumer and Industrial Division. It serves as the location of operations for a growing number of pharmaceutical and biotech companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Amgen, Genentech and Medimmune.
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YOURCOMMUNITY Top 20 Private-Sector Companies: United Parcel Service.....................................20,560 Humana, Inc......................................................9,854 Norton Healthcare...........................................7,978 Jewish Hospital Healthcare............................6,203 Ford Motor Co (2 plants)...............................5,929 GE Consumer & Industrial............................5,000 Kroger Co...........................................................4,784 Baptist Hospital East........................................3,089 Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville...............2,351 University of Louisville Hospital..................2,314
YUM! Brands, Inc............................................2,243 Kindred Healthcare, Inc..................................2,079 Publishers Printing...........................................1,860 Horseshoe Casino Hotel.................................1,858 AT&T.................................................................1,680 American Commercial Lines.........................1,615 JP Morgan Chase & Co...................................1,500 Papa John’s International Inc. ........................1,480 Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield . .............1,381 JBS Swift & Co..................................................1,350 Source: Business First, August, 2008
What’s Everyone Else Saying About Louisville? People across the country are taking notice of the incredible synergy in Greater Louisville ... • Louisville has been ranked in the Top 25 in the nation as a “Desirable Location for Business Expansion or Relocation” by Expansion Management magazine. • Louisville has been named “Best City for Small Business growth” by Entrepreneur Magazine. • Louisville is named one of the “Top 20 Best Places to Raise A Family” by Homebuilder.com. • Louisville is rated the “Most Livable Large City in America” by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. • Louisville has been listed among the “100 Best Communities For Young People” by America’s Promise Alliance for three years running. • In 2007, Louisville was named one of the “Top 10 Safest Cities in America” by the Crime in Metropolitan America Report. • Louisville is noted 15th in the U.S. on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Best Cities for Entrepreneurs” list.
Driving Times From Louisville to Major Cities:
Located in the heart of the country (just 500 miles from half of the U.S. population), Louisville is easily accessible. At the center of three major interstates (I-65, I-64 and I-71), the Louisville area is within one day’s travel to 60 percent of the cities in the continental U.S. If you’re planning a trip to Louisville, here’s how long you can expect to be on the road: Atlanta, GA................................................7 hours Birmingham, AL................................... 6.5 hours Chicago, IL.................................................5 hours Cincinnati, OH.........................................2 hours Cleveland, OH...................................... 6.5 hours Columbus, OH.........................................4 hours Dayton, OH...............................................3 hours Evansville, IN.............................................2 hours Huntington, WV......................................4 hours Indianapolis, IN........................................2 hours Kansas City, MO......................................9 hours Knoxville, TN........................................ 4.5 hours Memphis, TN............................................6 hours Montgomery, AL......................................8 hours Nashville, TN............................................3 hours Pittsburgh, PA....................................... 6.5 hours St. Louis, MO............................................5 hours Toledo, OH............................................ 5.5 hours Washington, DC................................. 10.5 hours Winston-Salem, NC................................8 hours
Source: Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau
• The area has been named by Resident magazine as “One of the 11 Great Places to Live.”
Population of Metro Area Counties:
• MSNBC cited Louisville as fifth on its list of the “10 Most Underrated U.S. Cities.” • Louisville’s outstanding quality of life earned national recognition in 2008 as the U.S. Conference of Mayors awarded Louisville First Place in the City Livability Awards.
One Southern Indiana 4100 Charlestown Rd. New Albany, IN (812) 945-0266 1si.org
Greater Louisville Inc. 614 W. Main Street, Suite 6000 625-0000 greaterlouisville.com
Louisville International Airport: flylouisville.com Located just 10 minutes from downtown, the airport draws travelers within a 200-mile radius and has nonstop service to 20 destinations and convenient connections to cities worldwide. 2008 Population by Race-Louisville MSA:
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American Indian and Alaska Native Alone
Kentucky Jefferson............................................703,702 Bullitt..................................................75,452 Oldham...............................................57,507 Nelson.................................................43,285 Shelby..................................................41,464 Meade..................................................28,085 Spencer................................................17,561 Henry..................................................16,257 Trimble................................................. 9,204 Indiana Clark.................................................105,629 Floyd...................................................73,116 Harrison..............................................37,538 Washington.........................................28,266
Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone
Some Other Race Alone
Two or More Races
Hispanic or Latino
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Education The Greater Louisville area includes award-winning schools, including public, religious and private institutions, with plenty of opportunities for parents to play active roles in their children’s educational growth. Most schools operate from August through May or early June. (The county sections that follow list schools for individual areas.) In the Greater Louisville area, there are more than 50,000 students attending 30 local colleges, universities, seminaries, technical schools and other institutions of higher learning. The region’s post-secondary schools offer a variety of options, ranging from traditional four-year programs to accelerated evening and weekend programs geared toward working professionals to certificate programs that validate a student’s mastery of high-tech skills. Higher education is made possible for many students through community-driven programs that help with funding and finding the right match for your educational needs.
Louisville Bible College 8013 Damascus Rd. 231-5221 louisvillebiblecollege.org
Simmons College 1018 S. 7th St. 776-1443 simmonscollegeky.edu
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary 1044 Alta Vista Rd. 895-3411 lpts.edu
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 2825 Lexington Rd. (800) 626-5525 sbts.edu
Louisville Technical Institute 3901 Atkinson Sq. Dr. 456-6509 louisvilletech.com
Spalding University 845 South Third St. 585-9911 spalding.edu
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McKendree College 10168 Linn Station Road 266-6696 ky.mckendree.edu
Spencerian College 4627 Dixie Hwy. 447-1000 spencerian.edu
National College 4205 Dixie Highway 447-7634 ncbt.edu/locations/louisville/
Strayer University 2650 Eastpoint Pkwy., Ste. 100 253-5000 strayer.edu
Northwood University 11492 Bluegrass Pkwy., # 112 261-1977 northwood.edu
Sullivan University 3101 Bardstown Rd. 456-6504 sullivan.edu
Ottawa University 287 Quarter Master Ct. Jeffersonville, IN (812) 280-7271 ottawa.edu
University of Louisville Belknap & Shelby Campuses & Health Sciences Center 852-5555 (Registration Office) louisville.edu
Purdue College of Technology – New Albany 3000 Technology Avenue New Albany, IN 47150 (812) 206-8379 tech.purdue.edu/NewAlbany/
Webster University 131 Zorn Ave., Ste. 200 896-1835 webster.edu/louisville
kentuckianacollegeaccess.org, greaterlouisville.com/hire metroversity.org, adulted4u.com GraduateGreaterLouisville.com
Area Colleges and Universities
Bellarmine University 2001 Newburg Rd. 452-8000 bellarmine.edu Boyce College 2825 Lexington Rd. 897-4617 boycecollege.com Brown Mackie College – Louisville 3605 Fern Valley Rd. 968-7191 brownmackie.edu Campbellsville University – Louisville Campus 2300 Greene Way 753-0264 campbellsville.edu/louisville Daymar College 4112 Fern Valley Rd. 495-1040 3309 Collins Lane 400-4075 daymarcollege.edu DeVry University 10172 Linn Station Rd., Ste. 300 866-906-9388 devry.edu
Galen College of Nursing 1031 Zorn Ave., Ste. 400 410-6200 galencollege.edu Indiana Tech - New Albany 2441 State St. New Albany, IN 47150 (812) 944-1613 www.indianatech.edu Indiana University Southeast 4201 Grant Line Rd. New Albany, IN (812) 941-2333 ius.edu Indiana Weslyan University 1500 Alliant Ave. 866-IWU-4-YOU www.indwes.edu ITT Technical Institute 9500 Ormsby Station Road, Suite 100 327-7424 or 888-790-7427 itt-tech.edu Ivy Tech Community College 8204 Hwy. 311 Sellersburg, IN (812) 246-3301 ivytech.edu/sellersburg/
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ATA Career Education 10180 Linn Station Road, Suite A-200 371-8330 ata.edu
Jefferson Community and Technical Colleges 109 E. Broadway 213-5333 jcc.kctcs.edu 2010/2011 l 17
Local Media There’s a wealth of resources to help you stay connected to what’s going on in Greater Louisville and the rest of the world. With more than 70 radio stations, including three NPR stations, a variety of talk, country, rock, oldies, hip hop and religious programming, Louisville’s airwaves are full of information and entertainment. Following are some of the major publications and television stations in the area:
The Courier-Journal The metro area’s largest daily newspaper. 582-2211 or 1-800-866-2211 courier-journal.com
The Corydon Democrat 812-738-2211 corydondemocrat.com
More Specialized Publications Al Dia En America Free spanish language newspaper with 320 distribution points 451-8489 aldiaenamerica.com Business First Weekly local-business tabloid published each Friday 583-1731 businessfirstoflouisville.com LEO Louisville Eccentric Observer Free weekly entertainment and commentary tabloid 895-9770 leoweekly.com Louisville Defender Weekly African-American community newspaper 772-2591 Louisville Magazine Monthly magazine focusing on the city’s people, issues and lifestyle and what’s happening 625-0100 loumag.com Portland Anchor Neighborhood monthly Today’s Family Free bi-monthly publication on family issues 327-8855 Today’s Woman Monthly magazine on local women’s issues 327-8855 iamtodayswoman.com The Voice Tribune Weekly community newspaper 897-8900 voice-tribune.com 18
The Jeffersonville Evening News Jeffersonville, IN (812) 206-2192 news-tribune.net The Henry County Local 845-2858 hclocal.com
WDRB (fox41.com) FOX Channel 41 WHAS (whas11.com) ABC Channel 11 WKMJ (ket.org) KET2 (PBS) Channel 68 WKPC (ket.org) KET (PBS) Channel 15 WLKY (wlky.com) CBS Channel 32
The New Albany Tribune New Albany, IN (812) 206-2192 news-tribune.net
WNDA (indiana9.com) Digital Channel 9.1 Inight Channel 98 (Indiana only)
The Oldham Era 222-7183 oldhamera.com
WYCS (ulrichgroup.com/wycs-tv.htm) Channel 24
Pioneer News Mt. Washington, KY and Shepherdsville, KY 543-2288 pioneernews.net The Sentinel News Shelbyville, KY sentinelnews.com 633-2526 The Spencer Magnet Taylorsville, KY 477-2239 spencermagnet.com
Television Stations WAVE (wave3.com) NBC Channel 3 WBKI (cwlouisville.com) Channel 34 CW Network Channel 28 WBNA (wbna-21.com) ION TV Channel 21
WYMO Channel 58
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Jefferson County Jefferson County is a place where big, strong men shed tears during the playing of “My Old Kentucky Home” that first Saturday in May and people of all ages can enjoy more parkland per capita than any other place in the country. With an enthusiastic embrace of new cultures and ideas, Louisville continues to blend metropolitan style with hometown pride and welcome newcomers with wide open arms.
Looeyville... Looavul ... Lewisville ... No matter how you say it, Louisville offers a safe, welcoming environment that will make you feel right at home. Business Louisville offers a diverse living and working environment receptive to both change and preservation of its heritage. (Louisville’s Main Street is second only to New York City, as having the largest collection of castiron storefront facades.) The area includes a wide variety of cultural offerings, innovative businesses, stateof-the-art medical facilities and a host of educational institutions. Keeping in line with history, Louisville’s importance to the shipping industry flourishes today with the expanded presence of the world air hub for UPS, which continues to be the area’s biggest employer. (See “Your Economic Climate” for more.) Major Attractions, Activities & Dining Now, residents have more cultural, dining and recreational opportunities than ever before. Louisville is ranked 5th by ShermansTravel in its Top 10 Most Underrated Cities. The downtown area is quickly changing with the opening of the KFC Yum! Center. A proposed 61-story Museum Plaza will offer more incredible options for shopping, dining and entertainment to the downtown area. In addition, the nationally-recognized City of Parks initiative is preserving the area’s green spaces as the city continues to grow. A 100-mile paved walking loop trail is currently in the works, tying together Louisville’s diverse parks and neighborhoods. 20
At a Glance
Louisville is located between St. Louis and Cincinnati on the banks of the Ohio River at the intersection of three major interstates: I-64, I-71 and I-65. Jefferson County comprises Louisville Metro, which includes an estimated population of over 700,000 and makes it the country’s 16th largest city.
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LouisvilleRelocationGuide.com Ask most Louisville families what makes the city special and many of them would say it’s the variety of kid-friendly activities. Whether it’s taking in a game at Slugger Field, a trip to the Science Museum or the Louisville Zoo, the area offers a variety of activities to enlighten, entertain and educate. From events at local libraries to catching world renowned performances at The Kentucky Center for the Arts, Louisville offers something for everyone. Dining in Louisville is also entertaining, with a surprisingly large selection of one-of-a-kind restaurants and major chains. (See “Dining.”)
Utilities Local Cable Insight Communications 357-4400 insight-com.com Gas & Electric E.ON U.S. (LG&E) 589-1444 eon-us.com/lge Local Internet Providers AT&T 888-757-6500 Insight Communications 357-4400 insightbb.com Telephone AT&T 888-757-6500 (Residential) 866-620-6000 (Business) att.com Trash & Recycling Metro Louisville 574-3333 louisvilleky.gov Water Louisville Water Company 583-6610 www.louisvilleky.gov/LWC/ Metropolitan Sewer District 587-0603 msdlouky.org
Libraries Louisville Free Public Library (main branch) 301 York St. 574-1611 lfpl.org (click on “Main & Branch Locations Hours & Contact Information” for links to other branches)
Established Jefferson County Neighborhoods Jefferson County offers a diverse selection of neighborhoods that highlight both the heritage of the area and the future of its impressive
growth. If you’re looking for a rural setting, suburban convenience or an urban lifestyle, you can find it here. Anchorage Designated as a historic district by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Anchorage boasts Victorian homes on large home sites in eastern Louisville. Beechmont Beechmont’s relaxed atmosphere can be credited to tree-lined Southern Parkway, which leads to Iroquois Park. This historic neighborhood features homes ranging from small cottages to expansive, two and three-story homes on extra-large lots. Butchertown Located just east of the Downtown business district, is Butchertown, which, through intensive preservation efforts, has maintained the area’s historic homes – some dating back to the Federal era. Cherokee Triangle Cherokee Triangle was developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The area’s tree-lined streets and magnificent architecture make it the focal point of the Highlands area and provides the perfect backdrop for small festivals and events. Crescent Hill Crescent Hill is a neighborhood of large Victorian homes on quiet streets that are lined by mature trees. Frankfort Avenue, the neighborhood’s main thoroughfare, offers a unique mix of cafés, shops and small businesses that are housed in century-old structures. Downtown Living in downtown Louisville is attracting more and more urban dwellers who choose to live in lofts, condos and apartments scattered in and around the heart of Louisville. Many residents are realizing the benefits of living close to the new stadium, 4th Street Live!, Waterfront Park and downtown workplaces.
Fairdale Located near the Jefferson-Bullitt County line, Fairdale offers residents easy access to I-265. Homes range from farmhouses to modern dwellings. Fern Creek Fern Creek is located about 10 miles southeast of downtown, near I-265. Fern Creek’s country atmosphere is part of its appeal. The area offers new communities and apartment complexes. Germantown Germantown was established in 1849, and continues to demonstrate a strong sense of community and neighborhood atmosphere. The area offers many affordable housing options. Glenview Glenview began as a small collection of country estates overlooking the Ohio River. Now, the Glenview Historic District includes 13 properties named to the National Register of Historic Places and still maintains its regal country setting. Highlands The Highlands features tree-lined streets and large historic homes – most built between 1870 and 1940. Cherokee and Tyler parks add to the natural beauty of the area, while Bardstown Road offers one-of-a-kind restaurants, music stores, boutiques and antiques. The Highlands offers a mix of apartments in historic structures and large homes.
is home to the Bluegrass Industrial Park, in addition to plenty of shopping centers, restaurants and businesses. New subdivisions and apartment complexes provide both upscale and moderately priced homes, offering a neighborhood atmosphere within a thriving business environment. Lyndon Founded as a rail stop in 1871, Lyndon is tucked between the Watterson Expressway and Westport Road. Lyndon offers convenient access to major shopping centers and businesses and is known for its quiet neighborhoods, affordable housing and abundant apartment options. Middletown Middletown is east of Louisville, along Shelbyville Road and reflects a combination of commercial growth and a peaceful atmosphere. With historic homes, new developments and apartment complexes, the area offers a wide selection of living options. Okolona Okolona stretches along Fern Valley Road south to Bullitt County. The area is near three of Greater Louisville’s largest employers— UPS, General Electric and Ford’s Louisville Assembly Plant—as well as the airport and I-265. In recent years, Okolona has seen an increase in new construction, from moderately priced, starter homes to more upscale, contemporary homes.
Hurstbourne Hurstbourne is a constantly growing area, home to a series of lowrise office complexes, numerous restaurants and shopping centers amid upscale residential areas. With Shelbyville Road and Hurstbourne Parkway as the main thoroughfares, this eastern Jefferson County community offers a variety of conveniences.
Old Louisville Old Louisville features impressive Victorian architecture that showcases historic brick walkways, cast-iron gas lamps, courtyards, fountains and statues. Old Louisville’s St. James and Belgravia courts are the venues of the annual St. James Court Art Show. Central Park, host to Shakespeare in the Park, lies in the heart of Old Louisville.
Jeffersontown One of the fastest-growing areas in Kentucky, Jeffersontown ( J-Town)
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Pleasure Ridge Park Known locally as PRP, Pleasure Ridge Park’s commercial strip is busy Dixie Highway. Most of PRP consists of quiet streets with moderately priced homes conveniently located near Louisville and Fort Knox. Portland The river heritage of Portland is still evident in the preservation of many of its Steamboat Gothic homes. The Portland Museum spotlights the waterfront and the area’s riverfront history, which includes its position as the docking point west of the Falls of the Ohio. Prospect Easily accessible from I-71 and I-265, Prospect features beautiful bottom-land and breathtaking river bluffs along the JeffersonOldham County line. Grand estates, upscale, contemporary housing developments, along with log cabins and quaint cottages, make Prospect a uniquely desirable community. Russell Russell is a western Jefferson County neighborhood in the midst of rebirth, with property and land renovations under way. Russell’s housing options vary from large, Victorian, frame houses to new, moderately priced homes. St. Matthews St. Matthews has been the East End business anchor for more than a century. It includes a mix of traditional homes on tree-lined streets, apartment complexes and condominium developments near the area’s commercial businesses. Shelbyville and Lexington Roads are the main thoroughfares. Nearby Seneca Park adds to the charm of the area.
Shively Shively is conveniently located close to downtown, the Ohio River and Louisville International Airport. The southern Louisville area’s housing options include older houses on tree-lined streets and subdivisions with affordably priced homes. Valley Station Located along Dixie Highway, Valley Station is the home of Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing – a historic house and museum. Valley Station’s housing options are varied in style and pricing, ranging from old farmhouses to more contemporary homes. For up-to-date information on what’s going on in your neighborhood, visit courie r-journal.com/l ouisvilleneighborhoods.
Department of Neighborhoods 400 S. First St. 574-3380 louisvilleky.gov/neighborhoods The Department of Neighborhoods is Metro Government’s connection with you as an active participant in helping build Louisville’s residential community. You can contact the office to find out about neighborhood associations, safety watch clubs and recycling programs. They can provide information on Brightside (the area’s environmental awareness organization), the mayor’s special events, community outreach programs and much more.
Neighborhood Associations For more information about specific neighborhood associations in Louisville, visit neighborhoodlink. com/louisville. Key in the neighborhood you’re interested in and learn more details!
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ongoing redevelopment project, and is currently being transformed into a community of attractive, single-family homes, town homes and apartments.
As a regional health care center, Greater Louisville excels in medical breakthroughs. Known for pioneering achievements, including Jewish Hospital’s Abiocor artificial heart transplant procedure and the world’s first hand transplant performed by Klienert, Kutz and Associates Hand Care Center, it’s no wonder that Louisville’s thriving medical community attracts some of the country’s top scientists and researchers. Here is a sampling of some of the major healthcare providers in Jefferson County: Baptist Hospital East 4000 Kresge Way 897-8100 baptisteast.com
Norton Brownsboro Hospital 4960 Norton Healthcare Blvd. 446-8000 nortonhealthcare.com
James Graham Brown Cancer Center (UofL Health Care) 529 S. Jackson St. 562-4369 browncancercenter.org ulh.org
Norton Hospital 200 E. Chestnut St. 629-8000 nortonhealthcare.com
Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Health Care 200 Abraham Flexner Way 587-4011 jewishhospital.org Kindred Hospital 1313 St. Anthony Pl. 587-7001 kindredlouisville.com Kosair Children’s Hospital 231 E. Chestnut St. 629-6000 kosairchildrens.com Norton Audubon Hospital One Audubon Plaza 636-7111 nortonhealthcare.com
Norton Suburban Hospital 4001 Dutchmans Ln. 893-1000 nortonhealthcare.com Robley Rex VA Medical Center 800 Zorn Ave. 895-3401 louisville.va.gov Saints Mary & Elizabeth Hospital A Service of Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Health Care 1850 Bluegrass Ave. 361-6000 jhsmh.org University of Louisville Hospital 530 S. Jackson St. 562-3000 ulh.org
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Schools in Jefferson County Jefferson County Public Schools VanHoose Education Center 3332 Newburg Rd. Fact Line: 485-3228 Parent Assistance Centers: 485-6250 or 485-6771 jefferson.k12.ky.us Jefferson County Public Schools ( JCPS) educate more than 99,000 students in 89 elementary schools, 23 middle schools, 19 high schools and 24 other learning centers. JCPS offers magnet, optional and advance programs that focus on special interests, including math/science technology, visual and performing arts, telecommunications, language immersion, environmental education, aviation, marine biology, robotics, international studies, highway construction and computer-assisted design and drafting. JCPS employs more than 6,000 teachers, who have an average of nearly 12 years experience. The JCPS website (jefferson.k12.ky.us) provides a comprehensive overview of the schools, how to apply and which schools are in your cluster. To find the school serving your area, access the online “school finder” feature by keying in your address. You can also call the JCPS Demographics Office at 485-3050.
Catholic High Schools Assumption High School (F) 2170 Tyler Ln. 458-9551 ahsrockets.org St. Francis DeSales High School (M) 425 Kenwood Dr. 368-6519 desaleshighschool.com Holy Cross High School (Co-ed) 5144 Dixie Hwy. 447-4363 holycrosshs.com Mercy Academy (F) 5801 Fegenbush Ln. 671-2010 mercyacademy.com Presentation Academy (F) 861 S. Fourth St. 583-5935 presentationacademy.org Sacred Heart Academy (F) 3175 Lexington Rd. 897-6097 sacredheartacad.com St. Xavier High School (M) 1609 Poplar Level Rd. 637-4712 saintx.com Trinity High School (M) 4011 Shelbyville Rd. 895-9427 trinityrocks.com Catholic Special Schools Nativity Academy at St. Boniface 529 East Liberty St.
562-2190 Grades 6-8 nativitylouisville.org Pitt Academy 6010 Preston Hwy. 966-6979 pitt.com Grades: K-12 Other Private Schools Letters after school name indicate religious affiliation: (AG) Assembly of God; (B) Baptist; (C) Christian; (E) Episcopalian; ( J) Jewish; (L) Lutheran; (P) Protestant; (RC) Roman Catholic; (S) Seventh Day Adventist. The Academy for Individual Excellence 3101 Bluebird Ln. 267-6187 aiexcellence.com Grades: PreK-12 Adventist Academy (S) 2988 Newburg Rd. 452-2965 Grades: K-12 Beth Haven Christian School (B) 5515 Johnsontown Rd. 937-3516 bethhaven.com Grades: K-12 Chance School 4200 Lime Kiln Ln. 425-6904 chanceschool.org Grades: PreK-5
Anchorage Public School (Independent) 11400 Ridge Rd. Anchorage, KY 245-2121 anchorage-school.org The city of Anchorage, in eastern Jefferson County, contains the county’s only other public school district. This independent, one-school district consistently ranks at the top among Kentucky schools in state-mandated test scores. Catholic Schools – Archdiocese of Louisville 585-3291 archlou.org Many schools have regularly scheduled sessions for newcomers. It’s recommended to call in advance of your visit to find out the admission policies and procedures. Enrollment and registration periods vary from school to school, but are usually held between November and January. Open houses are offered at Catholic secondary school campuses. All students who plan to attend a Catholic secondary school must take the placement test.
Got a Question? Metro Call 527 West Jefferson St. 574-5000 or 311 (locally) louisvilleky.gov Whether you’re wondering when the next garbage pick up date is, how to report a pothole or who your council representative is, MetroCall has the answer. Most common questions are answered on the website, but you can also call the MetroCall office by dialing 311. Want to Lend a Hand? Volunteering is a great way to get to know your new community. The city’s website provides information on how you can volunteer. Last year, nearly 18,000 volunteers provided over $5 million in service to Louisville. For more information, visit louisvilleky.gov/volunteer. Greater Louisville Inc. - The Metro Chamber of Commerce 614 W. Main St., Ste. 6000 625-0000 greaterlouisville.com Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) is the metro chamber of commerce and economic development agency. GLI offers a wealth of information important for companies or
individuals considering a move to Greater Louisville or for entrepreneurs planning to start their businesses here. Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau One Riverfront Plaza 401 West Main St., Ste. 2300 584-2121 or 1-800-626-5646 gotolouisville.com If you have friends or family visiting the area, refer them to the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website, where they can plan their stay and learn more about entertainment and recreational opportunities. Community Outreach 400 S. First St. 574-3380 louisvilleky.gov/neighborhoods The Community Outreach Team is metro government’s connection with you as an active participant in helping build Louisville’s residential community. You can contact the office to find out about neighborhood associations, safety watch clubs and recycling programs.
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YOURCOMMUNITY counties Christian Academy of Louisville (C) 700 S. English Station Rd. 244-3225 christianacademylou.org Grades: PRE K-12
Kentucky Country Day School 4100 Springdale Rd. 423-0440 kcd.org Grades: K-12
Sacred Heart Model School (RC) 736-6448 3107 Lexington Road sacredheartschools.org Grades: K-8
Valor Traditional High School 11501 Schlatter Rd. 239-3345 valoracademy.com Grades: K-12
Christian Academy of Louisville/ Rock Creek (C) 3110 Rock Creek Dr. 897-3372 christianacademylou.org Grades: PRE K-12
Kentucky School for the Blind 1867 Frankfort Ave. 897-1583 ksb.k12.ky.us Grades: K-12
St. Francis School (E) 11000 W. Hwy. 42 228-1197 stfrancisschool.org Grades: PreK-8
Walden School 4238 Westport Rd. 893-0433 walden-school.org Grades: K-12
Christian Academy of Louisville/ Southwest (C) 8307 St. Andrews Church Road 447-6500 christianacademylou.org Grades: Pre K-8
Landmark Christian Academy (B) 6502 Johnsontown Rd. 933-3000 landmarkbaptistministries.com Grades: Pre K-12
St. Francis High School (E) 233 W. Broadway 736-1000 stfrancishighschool.com Grades: 9-12
The Waldorf School of Louisville 8005 New LaGrange Rd. 327-0122 waldorflouisville.org Grades: PreK-6
St. Mary Academy 11311 St. Mary Lane Grades: Pre K-8 Summit Academy (learning differences) 11508 Main St. 244-7090 summit-academy.org Grades: K-8
Whitefield Academy (B) 7711 Fegenbush Ln. 239-2509 whitefield.org Grades: PreK-12
The DePaul School (Dyslexia and learning differences) 1925 Duker Ave. 459-6131 depaulschool.org Grades: 1-8 Eastside Christian Academy (C) 3402 Goose Creek Rd. 339-0041 ecaky.org Grades: K-8 Emma L. Minnis Junior Academy (S) 3248 Taylor Blvd. 774-2108 Grades: PreK-8 Evangel Christian School (AG) 5400 Minors Ln. 968-7744 evangelchristianschool.com Grades: K-8 Hayfield Montessori School 2000 Tyler Ln. 454-7122 hayfieldmontessori.com Grades: PreK-5 Highlands Latin School 2800 Frankfort Ave. 895-5333 thelatinschool.org Grades: K-12 Highlands Latin School / Spring Meadows 10901 Shelbyville Road 895-5333 Grades K-5 Holy Angels Academy (RC) 12201 Old Henry Rd. 254-9440 Grades: K-12 24
Louisville Classical Academy 6902 Wolf Pen Branch Rd. 228-7787 louisvilleclassicalacademy.org Grades: 3-12 Louisville Collegiate School 2427 Glenmary Ave. 479-0340 loucol.com Grades: K-12 Montessori School of Louisville 10263 Champion Farms 640-8585 montessorischooloflouisville.org Grades: Pre K-8 Louisville Deaf Oral School Heuser Hearing Institute 117 E. Kentucky St. 515-3320 ldos.org Grades: PreK-3 Meredith-Dunn School (learning difficulties) 3023 Melbourne Ave. 456-5819 Grades:1-8 Northside Christian School (B) 2214 Bank St. 778-1113 Grades: K-12 Our Savior-Lutheran School (L) 8307 Nottingham Pkwy. 426-0864 edline.net/pages/Our_Savior_ Lutheran_School Grades: PreK-8 Portland Christian East Campus (C) 12610 Taylorsville Rd. 266-9892 portlandchristian.org Grades: K - 8 Portland Christian North Campus (C) 2500 Portland Ave. 778-6114 portlandchristian.org Grades: K-12
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Covenant Classical Academy (C) 13902 Factory Ln. 243-0404 covenant-classical.org Grades: K-12
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Too many good choices! That’s what newcomers say when they see the wide range of academic programs the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) offers. Whether your child is interested in engineering or the arts, JCPS gives students clear pathways to follow from elementary school through high school in their area of interest. Give your son or daughter the opportunity to learn the three R’s and much, much more in classrooms where he or she will love to learn! For more information, call (502) 485-6250.
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The Bridges of Razor Creek, Section 2, 502-245-6159
The Cotswolds, 502-368-7755
Bridlewood Trails, Section 3A, 3B, 3C, 502-962-8988
Coventry Place, 502-423-9300
Brookhurst, Section 1, 2B, 502-345-5929
Creek View Estates, Section 1, 502-239-0102
Brookshire, Section 1, 3, 502-231-2759
Crimson Lake at Apple Valley, 502-955-5330
Buckingham Estates, 502-239-9444
Eastgate Village Estates, 502-244-0042
Catalpa Springs, Section 2, 502-239-7670
The Enclave at Glen Lakes, Section 1, 502-245-0543
Cedar Brook, Section 1, 2, 502-231-1313
Estate Ridge, 502-425-6299
Cedar Creek Gardens, 502-426-5549
The Estates of Bradbe Forest, 502-267-7695
Cedar Glen, Section 1, 2, 859-268-1191
Estates of Locust Grove, 502-228-1815
Cedarbrook Estates, 502-821-3767
Chatham Park at The Polo Fields, Section 1, 502-957-4663
Estates of St. Anthony, Section 1, 2 (Phase 2A), 502-419-0462
The Estate Section of Innisbrook, 502-245-4427
Chieftain Ridge, Section 2, 4, 502-361-5615
Farmgate Springs, 502-266-7333
Cloverland Farm, 502-244-1212
The Farms at Lovers Lane, Phase 1, 2, 502-244-1212
Cooper Farms, Section 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 502-969-5517
Fawn Lakes, Section 1, 502-585-5451
Copper Ridge at Craigs Creek, 859-268-1191
Fegenbush Place, Section 2, 3, 502-639-7858
Feys Place, 502-9372821
Flat Rock Ridge, Section 1, 2A, 2B, 859-268-1191
Forest Meadows, 502-583-5454
Forest School Estates, 502-244-5131
Fossil Creek, Section 1, 502-905-0594
Fox Run Section 2, 502-244-0454
The Gardens at Beech Spring Farm, 502-245-4427
Gardiner Park, Section 2 (Phase 3), 3, 502-423-9300
Glen Lakes, Section 1A, 502-245-6159
Glenmary East 3 (Phase A, B), 502-241-9922
Glenmary, Section 19, 502-452-2508
Glenview Park, 502-245-4427
Glenview Springs, Section 1, 502-245-3002
Grafton Place, Section 3, 502-228-0300
Grand Lakes, Section 1, 502-267-6376
Grandel Forest Estates, Section 2, 502-955-6103
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Greenridge Estates, Section 7 A & B, 270-604-0639
Landherr Estates, Section 3B, 502-821-3767
Saddle Ridge, 502-762-9196
Greenridge Estates, Section 7D, 270-604-0639
Landis Lakes, Section 2, 502-228-7868
Saratoga Springs, Section 1A, 1B, 2, 3, 502-240-0002
Greenwood Meadows, Section 1, 2, 502-893-2577
Ledgerock Cove, 502-241-8435
Shaffer Farms , 502-423-7770
Grey Oaks, Section 1A, 1B, 2, 502-231-3456
Shakes Run, 502-245-4427
Haldeman Terrace, 502-581-9001
Little Spring Farm, Section 1B, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 502-419-0075
Silver Oaks, Section 5A, 5B, 502-245-0543
Hardwood Forest, Section 2, 3, 4, 502-937-1983
Locust Creek, Section 3, 4, 5A, 5B-1, 6, 7, 502-541-3509
Smyrna Crossings, 502-964-7355
Mansfield Estates, 502-594-7977
Southern Breeze, 502-267-5300
Spring Farm Glen, 502-245-4427
Spring Farm Place, 502-245-4427
Spring Farm Pointe, 502-245-4427
St. Andrews Landing, 502-937-1983
Station Pointe, 502-363-9968
Stone Lakes II, Section 7, 8, 502-429-0306
Stone Lakes, Section 4, 502-429-0306
Stonehaven Commons, 502-895-9797
Stony Farm, Estates 502-499-6519
Sunny Slope Crossing, Section 2, 502-244-9150
Sunset Gardens, 502-636-5214
Sycamore Ridge, 502-244-7914
Thixton Bend, 502-762-9196
Timberbend, Section 5A, 502-231-1313
Triplett Woods, 502-643-8492
Tucker Lake Estates, Section 1, 2, 502-244-0454
Harrods Glen, 502-245-4427
Hazelwood Estates, 502-231-1913
The Meadows of Fox Run, 502-244-0454
Heritage Creek East, Section 3, 7, 502-368-9833
Heritage Creek West, Section 1, 2, 502-368-6524
The Meadows at the Polo Fields, Phase 1, 3, 502-212-7404
Hickory Trace, 502-243-1050
The Meadows at the Polo Fields, Phase 4, Section 2, 502-212-7404
Hidden Creek, 502-292-2300
Midland Meadows, 502-266-7080
Hudson Creek, 502-239-7670
Mockingbird Valley River Bluff, Phase 1, Phase 2, 502-587-9000
Hunt Country Estates, 502-245-6515
Monticello Park, Section 2, 3, 502-245-6159
Hurstbourne Heights, Section 1, Section 2 Phase 1 & 2, 267-688-9444
Norton Commons, Section A, A (Phase 1), Sec. B, B (Phase2 ) , 502-412-5083
Indian Falls, Phase 3, Sec 10, 8A (Phase 2), 9, 502-426-4663
Norton Commons, Section B, Phase 3, Phase 5, 502-412-5083
James Taylor Village, 502-551-1982
Jefferson Park, 502-228-4559
Norton Commons, Section B, Phase 6, Section E, 502-412-5083
Jeffferson Trace, Section 8, 502-267-5300
Notting Hills, Section 1A, 502-245-9100
Keeling Park, 502-254-2575
Oak Hill Estates, Section 2, 502-935-8077
Keeling Place, Section 3, 4, 502-254-2575
Oak Valley, Section 3, 502-935-4655
Oakland Hills, Section 1A, 502-429-0306
Kellerman Place, Section 3, 502-244-1212
Kenbrook Point, 502-935-4655
The Overlook at Beech Spring Farm, Section 1, 502-245-6159
Laclara Farms, 502-429-0306
The Overlook at Floyds Fork, 502-266-7080
Valley Farms, Sections 1, 2, & 3, 502-753-7500
Lake Forest Estate Section, Section 30A, 502-426-4800
Pavilion Park, Section 1, 502-361-1508
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Vinehill, Section 2, 502-267-5300
Lake Forest Highlands, 502-426-4800
Pine Valley Estates, Section 3B, 4, 5, 502-368-7755
The Village at Vantage Point, Section 4, 502-451-3280
Lake Forest Highlands, Section 1B, 502-426-4800
Pinnacle Place, Section 1A & 1B, 502-937-9300
Lake Forest Highlands, Section 2, 502-426-4800
Pleasant View, Section 3, 502-935-4655
Warren Place, 502-893-8540
Washington Green, Section 1, 502-893-2577
Lake Forest, Estate Section, Section 30B, 502-426-4800
Pleasure Ridge Point, Section 3, 502-937-2821
Waterstone , 502-245-6159
Watterson Woods, Section 9, 502-639-8054
Lake Forest, Long Creek Way Extension, Estate Section 56, 502-426-4800
Polo Fields, Section 14, 15, 16, 502-212-7404
Polo Fields, Section 17, 502-212-7404
Welchire Falls, 502-639-9025
Lake Forest, Section 39A-2, 47A, 47C, 51A, 502-426-4800
The Reserve at Glenmary, Section 3, 4, 502-423-1005
Wilke Ridge, Section 3B, 3C, 502-375-1289
Lake Forest, Section 39D-2, 502-426-4800
The Reserve of The Polo Fields, Section 2, 502-244-8801
Willowgate, Section 2, 3, 502-339-4994
Lake View at Polo Fields* 502-432-4151
Rock Springs Farm, Seciton 1, 2B, 502-491-4645
Winchester, Section 2, 502-423-1010
Windgate Meadows, Section 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 502-423-7770
Winding Creek, Section 2, 502-451-6577
Windsor Trace, 502-368-2576
Willow Springs* 502-425-8883
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Wolf Pen Springs, Section 1, 502-245-4427
Woodbridge Place, 502-584-3912
Woodfield Commons, Section 4, 502-348-2305
Woodlands Creek, 502-241-4663
Woodmont, Phase 6, 502-423-1010
Woodridge Crossings, Section 1, 502-426-4663
Woodridge Lake, Section 2, 3, 502-935-8077
Hamilton Springs 502-489-8380
Hunsinger Gardens Condominiums, 502-891-8200
Lake Forest Legacy, 502-426-4810
Manner Pointe, 502-245-0543
Moss Creek, Section 1, 502-231-3456
Nachand Springs, 502-387-7475
Park Wood Villas, 502-241-5354
Pinnacle Place Garden Homes, 502-425-8627
Polo Fields Heritage Condominiums
The Ridge at Old Henry, 502-244-0444
River's End Garden Homes, 502-241-5354
The Woods of Feyhurst, Section 1, 2, 502-955-6103
The Sanctuary, 502-245-1591
The Woods of Iroquois Heights, 502-367-4900
Savannah Springs, 502-266-9597
Woods of Landis Lakes, Section 3, 502-245-4427
Smithfield Greene Condominiums, 502-228-8686
Woods of Saint Andrews, Section 1, 502-935-8077
Smyrna Place, 502-817-0990
Spring House Cove, 502-245-6159
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Autumn Gardens, 502-552-0051
Spring Mill Farm, 502-239-6786
Autumn Trace Condos, 502-897-1414
Spring Villa, 502-742-3030
The Springs of Glenmary Village, 502-552-1664
St. James Place Condominiums, 502-423-9300
Stony Farm, Villas at, 502-499-6519
Valencia Villas at Landis Lakes, 502-4934143
Valhalla Vista Condominiums, 502-326-1000
Villas at Arbor Creek, 502-231-5949
The Villas at Moss Creek, 502-618-0827
Villas of Chadwick, 502-244-1260
The Villas of Stony Farms, 502-499-6519
Woodridge Lake Patio Homes, 502-753-7500
Woods of Glenmary, Phase 2,3,4, 502-231-2792
The Woods of Farnsley Moorman, 502-964-7355
The Woods of St. Andrews, 502-753-7500
Bradford Commons* 502-432-4151
Brookley Place, 502-639-5834
Brookshire Village Condominiums, 502-897-1414
Carrington Greene, 502-569-7527
Chenoweth Park, 502-423-9300
The Commons at Moss Creek, 502-618-0827
Correll Place, 502-897-3321
Creekwood Condominiums, 520-762-9200
Crossings at Cooper Chapel, 502-638-0534
Crystal Waters, 502-244-0454
Dorsey Village Condominiums, 502-551-0569
Falcon Crest Patio Homes, 502-327-7573
The Falls at Old Henry 502.244.0454
The Commons of Westport Village 502-442-0715
$98,000 - $135,000
Fox Hollow Patio Homes, 502-412-3777
Fleur De Lis 502-582-8545
The Gardens at Dorsey, 502-240-5962
Preston Crossing 502-425-8883
The Gardens of Monticello, 502-648-1015
Signature Point 502-245-7055
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Polo match at Oldham County photo © HBAL
Oldham County Oldham County is where blackboard fence rows meander along country roads and sweeping views of the Ohio River remind you to slow down and just relax. Its national award-winning school system and close proximity to Louisville make Oldham County a popular place for many newcomers. Oldham County’s business and residential areas have grown considerably in recent years, bringing with them many modern conveniences and more people. Throughout the changes, however, one thing has remained the same – the soothing hometown atmosphere of a community that’s certainly got a lot to offer. Business Oldham County is rising up to the challenge of preserving its welcoming, country atmosphere while aggressively pursuing new economic endeavors, including development of a 700-acre business park and active promotion of its 1,000 acre Oldham Reserve business park located off of I-71 at exit 22, where The Rawlings Group serves at its anchor tenant, employing more than 560 people. At its completion, Oldham Reserve is expected to create an estimated 11,000 jobs as well as an additional 4,000 jobs elsewhere in the community. The recent arrival of several national restaurant franchises are indications that Oldham County is positioned to offer residents even more dining and entertainment options in the future. Major Attractions, Activities & Dining With horse farms and blackboard fences decorating the path, the winding roads along Highway 42 in Oldham County will will make you want to roll down the windows and take it all in. You’ll also be enticed to stop and smell the roses at Yew Dell Gardens in Crestwood, where guided tours of unique gardens offer a refreshing break from everyday life. Oldham County is a place where you can play paintball, scuba dive, ride a horse, play golf, catch a play and shop for antiques all in one weekend. The locals will make sure you come away knowing about the rich heritage of Oldham County. There are numerous community cultural festivals and celebrations that reflect the hospitable nature of the area. Culinary offerings range from fish sandwiches at local marinas to gourmet selections at fine dining restaurants and cafes. For a more active night on the town, you can take in a performance at the Little Colonel Playhouse in Pewee Valley. You’ll also find plenty of shopping options in Oldham County, including the historic district in La Grange and quaint boutiques scattered throughout the area. The unique charm, beauty of the land, incredible selection of homes, great school system and hospitality make Oldham County a wonderful place to live. All those traits are tempting for those who welcome a breath of fresh air and the comfortable lifestyle Oldham County offers.
At a Glance
With an estimated 58,000 people living in the county, Oldham County is one of the top three fastest growing counties in Kentucky and has the highest per capita family income in Kentucky. Less than 25 miles from Louisville, Oldham County has an abundance of restaurants, new businesses, retail stores, horse farms and increasing acres of parks and recreational facilities.
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Cable Insight Communications 357-4400 insight-com.com
Baptist Hospital Northeast 1025 New Moody Ln. La Grange 222-5388 baptistnortheast.com
Gas & Electric Kentucky Utilities 633-2723 E-ON U.S. (LG&E) 589-1444 eon-us.com/lge Internet Providers AT&T 1-888-757-6500 att.com Insight Communications 357-4400 insight-com.com Phone Bellsouth 1-888-757-6500 or 557-6500 (Residential) 1-866-620-6000 or 557-6000 (Business) att.com Trash Collection Residents located in incorporated cities or subdivisions should check for possible franchise agreements with a particular waste hauler. If none of the above apply, call the permitted hauler for Oldham County, Industrial Disposal at 6389000. Water Oldham County Water District 222-1690 Goshen Utilities 222-9325 La Grange Utilities 222-9325 West Oldham County 896-8866 Louisville Water Company 583-6610 Sewer Goshen Utilities 228-8084 La Grange Utilities 222-7824 Natural Gas E-ON U.S. (LG&E) 589-1444
Baptist Hospital Northeast Outpatient facility 6580 Kenwood Crossing Road Crestwood 222-3381 baptistnortheast.com
Oldham County Board of Education 6165 W. Highway 146 Buckner 241-3500 oldham.k12.ky.us Student enrollment in the Oldham County School System has more than doubled in recent years and serves nearly 12,000 students in grades Preschool through 12. The district consists of a preschool, ten elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, an alternative school, a career center and a center for the arts and community education. High Schools North Oldham High 1815 S. Hwy. 1793 Goshen 228-0158 Oldham County High 1150 N. Hwy. 393 Buckner 222-9461 South Oldham High 5901 Veterans Memorial Pkwy. Crestwood 241-6681 Buckner Alternative High 1350 N. Hwy. 393 Buckner 222-3767 Parochial Schools St. Mary Academy Prospect 315-2525 saintmaryacademy.com Grades: PreK-8 St. Aloysius Catholic School Pewee Valley 241-8516 or 241-8452 Grades: PreK-8
Private Schools Pewee Valley Junior Academy Pewee Valley 241-4354 St. Francis School Goshen 228-1197 United Christian Academy Crestwood 241-6682 Waldeck Academy of the Arts Crestwood 241-7755 Other Oldham County Career Center 1650 Colonels Dr. Buckner 222-0131 Oldham County Arts Center 7105 Floydsburg Rd. Crestwood, KY 40014 241-6018
Established Neighborhoods Buckner Buckner has become the county’s sports mecca, with soccer fields, both indoors and out, in addition to the county’s aquatic center, YMCA complex, convention center and park. Crestwood Crestwood is a thriving commercial hub filled with interesting shops, businesses and restaurants, in addition to sprawling country fields and a broad selection of home options. Garden lovers will enjoy a trip to Crestwood’s Yew Dell Gardens. Goshen Goshen offers nature lovers the beautiful Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve and numerous horse farms along scenic Highway 42, which is a designated Kentucky Scenic Byway.
of artists and writers. Home to the Little Colonel Playhouse, Pewee Valley continues to flourish artistically and culturally, with outdoor summer concerts and numerous other celebrations. Prospect & Harrods Creek River lovers can expect to enjoy the scenery in style in Prospect and Harrods Creek, where beautiful views of the majestic Ohio River, marinas and beautiful homes abound. One of the oldest churches in Kentucky, Harrods Creek Baptist Church, built in approximately 1797, can be found near Brownsboro Rd. Westport Nestled along the banks of the Ohio River, Westport’s quiet river town atmosphere is the biggest draw for residents who enjoy a slow, easy pace in a beautiful atmosphere.selection of home options. Garden lovers will enjoy a trip to Crestwood’s Yew Dell Gardens.
Helpful Places for Information
Oldham County Chamber of Commerce 412 E. Main St. La Grange, KY 222-1635 oldhamcountychamber.com Oldham County Tourist & Convention Commission 412 E. Main St. La Grange, KY 222-0056 oldhamcountychamber.com Other online resources: oldhamcounty.net oldhamcounty.state.ky.us oldhamcounty.com discoverlagrange.org
La Grange La Grange, Oldham County’s largest city and the county seat, is filled with historic sites, iron front buildings, restaurants and quaint shops, most of which are clustered along the railroad tracks that run through the center of town. Pewee Valley Pewee Valley’s unique charm stems from its historic architecture and rambling old houses. It has been home to an unusually high number 2010/2011 l 31
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Ballard Glen, Section 1, 2, 502-222-2611
Ballard Woods, Section 1, 3, 4, 502-593-7421
Beechdale Place, 502-639-7858
Bradford Farms, 502-419-7762
Briar Hill Estates, Section 7, 9, 502-241-9922
Celebration Park, 502-222-2611
Cherrywood Place, Section 2B, 3A-1, $160,000-$335,000 3A-2, 3B, 502-426-4663
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Ash Land, 502-245-2575
River Glades, 502-727-6673
River Woods, 502-228-2411
Heather Green, Section 1A, 1B, 502-241-6588
Stonefield Trace, Section 2, 4, 502-339-1904
Heritage Hills, 502-241-9922
Summerfield by the Lake, Section 1, 2, $375,000-$835,000 502-241-9922
Heritage Place, Section 2, 502-241-9922
Sycamore Run, Section 1A, 1B, 2 , 502-241-9922
Hidden Falls, 502-299-7446
Williamsgate, Section 1, 2, 502-213-9000
Hillcrest, Section 6B, 502-228-4278
Woodridge Estates, Section 2, 502-817-3713
Kentucky Acres, Section 4-2, 4-3, 502-241-8435
The Woods of Harrods Creek, 502-231-7575
Liberty Trace, 502-386-6890
The Woods of L'Esprit, 502-222-1643
Longwood, Section 1, 502-584-3912
Longwood, Section 2, 3, 502-584-3912
Magnolia Place, Section 3, 502-241-5200
Majestic Woods, Section 1, 2, 502-479-5667
Morgan Place, Section 1, 2, 502-241-8811
Patio Homes, Townhomes or Condominiums
Claymont Springs, Phase 1, 502-222-4080
Park View Manor, 502-222-2611
Compton Place, 502-241-9922
Pond Creek, Section 1, 502-228-3765
Darby Point, Section 4, 502-222-2652
Poplar Woods, 502-245-4427
$650,000- $1 million+
The Reserve at L'Esprit, Section 1,2, 502-245-6159
Reserve Estates of Sleepy Hollow, 502-724-2206
The Reserve on Rose Island, 502-727-6673
Grand Oaks, 502-593-7421
Harrods Crossing, 502-241-8811
The Overlook on Covered Bridge, 502-727-6673
Glen Oaks, Section 12B, 12C, 502-326-1000
Clarke Point, Section 5, 502-593-7421
Falcon Ridge, Section 1, 502-243-1050
Mount Zion 16
Artisan Park, Section 1, 2, 502-222-2611
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Cedar Point Condominiums, 502-893-1900
Crestwood Gardens Condominiums, 502-241-4255
Eagles Landing, 502-292-1200
The Gardens of Claymont Springs, 502-222-4080
The Gardens of Hunter's Ridge, 502-241-4255
Heritage Manor Condominiums, 502-241-9922
Rivers Landing, 502-292-1200
Springhouse Estates, 502-244-8444
Villas of Lagrange, 502-241-0288
Yacht Club Estates, Phase 2, 502-425-6000
Timeless Elegance & Tranquil Beauty.
Nestled in the rolling hills of Oldham County, surrounded by picturesque horse farms, Longwood offers country living with all the latest amenities found in a new home. Longwood is conveniently located in Goshen, KY off Hwy. 42 on Hwy. 1793 directly across from the award winning North Oldham County School Campus.
Offering quality, custOm designed hOmes frOm the area’s Best Builders: Chris Carey Builders, Inc.
Paragon Homes, Inc.
David Carey Custom Homes
Petty Company, Inc.
Ellery Esposito Construction, Inc.
Phillip Hill Homes, Inc.
Exquisite Builders, LLC
Pinnacle Builders, Inc.
Fine Home Builders, LLC
Robert L. Eberenz, Jr. Builder, LLC
Jack Gruneisen Builders, Inc.
Simpson Builders, Inc.
Jack Marsh Builders, Inc.
Marketed by: Main Street Realty, Inc. • 584-6795 • www.msrinc.net
Longwood Clubhouse offers swimming pool & tennis courts.
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Shelby County Horse Farm photo © HBAL
Shelby County Shelby County is where the heritage of lifelong residents is openly shared with newcomers, and where imaginations run as boldly as the horses do in its numerous farms. In Shelby County, the sun rises a little earlier for the folks making biscuits at Claudia Sanders Dinner House and it sets a little later for golfers on the back nine at Weissinger Hills. It’s architectural treasures include historic homesteads, log cabin retreats as well a newly constructed homes on large lots, offering residents a wide selection of places to settle down and call Shelby County home. Business A new 4.5-mile bypass in the north section of the county is near completion and construction of a new $20 million judicial center is also in the works. In addition, Shelby County has recently built a new high school to accommodate its growing student population. Plans for creating a downtown district in Simpsonville are also being discussed. Well-known businesses have joined the crowd in recent years to serve the area’s growing population. The development of Hi-Point Industrial Park is continuing to get the attention of prospective new businesses. Major Attractions, Activities & Dining Shelbyville, the county seat, serves as a historic focal point, with elegant homes anchoring both sides of its main corridor throughout the downtown. Its reputation as a destination for antique shopping and interior design is anchored by its wide variety of specialty stores, including the discount fabric store Making Ends Meet and the renowned Wakefield-Scearce Galleries, with more than 32,000 sq. ft. of showrooms located in the historic Science Hill. 34
At a Glance
Shelby County’s population has topped 42,000, with a steady stream of newcomers validating what longtime residents have known for years – the quaint atmosphere and comfortable lifestyle is simply hard to find anywhere else. From Louisville, it’s just a short drive east along I-64, or for a more scenic route, commuters enjoy driving past horse farms and large countryside estates on U.S. 60.
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LouisvilleRelocationGuide.com Known as the Saddlebred Capital of the World, Shelbyville hosts numerous horse shows throughout the year, including the Shelbyville Horse Show, which draws championship American Saddlebreds from across the country. Red Orchard Park, located alongside Lake Shelby, recently opened to offer horse owners trails and special equine events to participate in throughout the year. For visitors who want to get a behind-the-scenes look at local horse farms, guided tours can be arranged through the Shelby County Tourism Commission. Shelby County’s dining scene includes restaurants that serve southern
Utilities Cable Insight Communications 357-4400 or 1-800-273-0144 insight-com.com Electric Kentucky Utilities 800-981-0600 Shelby Energy Cooperative, Inc. 633-4420 shelbyenergy.com Natural Gas ATMOS energy 1-888-286-6700 atmosenergy.com Internet Providers AT&T 1-800-436-8638 Insight Communications 357-4400 www.insight-com.com Phone AT&T 888-757-6500 (Residential) 866-620-6000 (Business) att.com Recycling Shelby County Recycling Center 633-2699 Shelby County Convenience Center 829-5989 Trash Collection Allied Waste Management 1-800-298-7257 Rumpke 800-678-6753 rumpke.com Waste Management 1-866-237-7019 wm.com Water Shelbyville Municipal Water & Sewer Commission 1059 Washington St. Shelbyville 633-2840
West Shelby Water District 7101 Shelbyville Rd. Simpsonville 722-8944 North Shelby Water Co. 4596 Bagdad Rd. Bagdad 747-8942
Hospitals Jewish Hospital Shelbyville 727 Hospital Dr. Shelbyville, KY 40065 (502) 647-4000 jewishhospitalshelbyville.com Jewish Hospital Shelbyville serves residents in Shelby, Spencer, Henry and east Jefferson counties. The medical staff encompasses more than 40 specialties, including spine surgery, hand surgery, orthopedics, oncology, gynecology and laser surgery.
Schools Shelby County Public Schools 1155 West Main St. Shelbyville 633-2375 shelby.k12.ky.us Shelby County is host to six public elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools. High Schools Martha Layne Collins High School 801 Discovery Blvd. Shelbyville 633-2375 Shelby County High School 1701 Frankfort Rd. Shelbyville 633-2344 Technology Center Shelby County Area Technology Center 230 Rocket Ln. 633-6554 Catholic Schools Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy & Corpus Christi High School
hospitality and good old fashioned home cooking in their own unique ways. One-of-a-kind barbecue “joints,” quaint lunch cafes, downtown coffee houses and well-known chains and fast-food restaurants also add to the culinary flavor of the area. The new Talon Winery offers another entertainment option, and a long-time favorite, Gallrein Farms, is a popular spot to find fresh produce, berry and pumpkin picking and seasonal activities for children. A community theater, the Clear Creek Park Family Activity Center, movie theater, skate park and a variety of other offerings add to the family friendly atmosphere and charm of Shelby County.
7010 U.S. Hwy. 60 Simpsonville 722-8090 corpuschristinc.org Grades: K-12
and offers miles of beautiful horse farms and country roads. In addition, it’s home to Purnell’s Old Folks Sausage.
Private Cornerstone Christian Academy 3850 Frankfort Rd. Shelbyville ccaofky.org 633-4070 Grades: K-12
Waddy Winding roads and historic homes welcome visitors to Waddy. With easy access to I-64, Waddy is a rural haven for people searching for a place to get away from it all and who want to be close to the modern conveniences of Shelbyville and Frankfort.
Neighborhoods Bagdad Bagdad includes a beautiful countryside with rolling hills and established farms. In addition to large farmhouses, the community is home to a barge manufacturer and 116-year-old flour mill. Finchville Finchville’s rural environment offers wide-open spaces and older homes. Family-owned Finchville Farms has put the small community on the business map by shipping its cured country hams nationwide. Mt. Eden Small horse farms, curvy country roads and a friendly atmosphere add to Mt. Eden’s small town charm. Shelbyville Shelbyville continues to take full advantage of its strategic location, accessibility to I-64 and quaint charm add to its list of modern conveniences and residential developments. The county seat has plenty of opportunities to live in historic old residences as well as luxurious new homes. Simpsonville Simpsonville has seen incredible growth in recent years with several upscale residential developments, new businesses and the beautiful Cardinal Club, which includes an 18-hole golf course. Simpsonville also hosts the Old Stone Inn restaurant
Jefferson Community & Technical Colleges 1361 Frankfort Rd. Shelbyville 633-5524 jcc.kctcs.edu With the addition of Jefferson Community & Technical College’s $10.8 million campus located near Shelby County High School, the area’s educational offerings expand into the collegiate arena. Offerings include business studies, machine-tool technology and nursing, as well as general education classes.
Helpful Places for Information Shelby County Chamber of Commerce 633-1636 shelbycountykychamber.com Shelby County Visitors Bureau 633-6388 shelbyvilleky.com Other online resources:
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Hidden Creek Woods, Section 1, 502-693-4800
Rockbridge Farms 2, 502-663-4998
Hunters Trace, 502-633-3627
Summerfield Place, Phase 1, 502-957-4663
Indian Springs, Section 5, 6, 502-477-6423
Todd Station, Phase 2, 520-212-4888
Knob View Estates, 502-633-7479
Town "N' Country, Section 11, 502-321-1075
Magnolia Place, Section 2, 502-633-2161
The Villas at Persimmon Ridge, 502-244-0444
Meadow Glen, Section 1, 2, 502-844-2080
Meadowbrook, Section 3, Phase 1, 2, 502-321-1075
Cardinal Club Estates-Condos, 502-220-0418
Midland Estates, Section 9, 502-451-0485
Cardinal Oaks Patio/Garden Homes, 502-225-9434
Mulberry Heights, Section 1, 502-633-5220
The Cardinal Townhomes/Condominiums, 502-425-9110
North Country, Section 4, Phase 1, Phase 2, 502-633-0220
Christopher Crossing, 502-633-4330
Oakmoor Woods-Plat of Correction, 502-241-4471
Dogwood Trace, 502-753-7500
Old Mill Village, Section 1, 2 (Phase 4), 502-321-1075
Dogwood Villa Patio Homes, 502-753-7500
The Gardens of Station Pointe, 502-225-9434
Osprey Cove, Section 3, Phase A, 502-803-5221
Pheasant Glen, Phase 1, 502-410-5192
The Overlook at Persimmon Ridge, 520-241-0456
The Reserve at Twin Springs, 502-292-1200
Parkplace, Phase 1, 502-633-6268
Town-N-Country, Section 11, 502-321-1075
Parkplace, Phase 2, 502-633-6268
The Villas at Osprey Cove, 502-875-4286
Partridge Run, Section 3, 502-633-0220
The Villas at Permission Ridge, 502-244-0444
Payton Place, 502-633-5533
The Villas of Fairway Crossing, 502-292-1200
Persimmon Ridge, Phase 10,13,14,15, 520-241-0456
Gardendale, Phase 2, 502-633-5274
The Reserves at Todd Station, 520-212-4888
Grandview, Lots 87-95, 502-663-4998
Robin Place, 502-551-0569
Benson Trace, Section 1, 502-633-5718
Brassfield, Section 3, 502-633-0220
Bridlewood Estates, Section 1, 2, 3, 502-451-0485
Cardinal Club Estates (The Links), Phase 1,2,3,4, 502-220-0418
Cloverbrook Farms, Section 1, Phase 1, 520-241-0456
Cloverbrook Farms, Section 2, Phase 1, 502-426-4663
Cloverbrook Farms, Section 3, 502-426-4663
Dale Place, 502-647-5336
The Estates of Osprey Cove, Section 3(Phase B), 4, 502-875-4286
The Estates of Osprey Cove, Section 5, Phase B, 502-875-4286
Equestrian Lakes, Phase 1, 502-594-0531
Fairlight Estates, 502-834-7034
Fairway Crossing, Section 3, 502-541-3509
Farming Meadows 2, 502-844-2077
Farming Meadows, Final, 502-647-3100
Forest Hill Estates
Foxwood Estates, 502-633-7479
Patio Homes, Townhomes or Condominiums
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Taylorsville Lake Marina photo © HBAL
Spencer County Spencer County is where the path less traveled gives you reasons to remember where you’ve been. It’s a place where people aren’t afraid to say hello to strangers, invite them in for coffee and convince them there’s no better place on Earth than where they’re currently standing. In Spencer County, store owners know their customers by name and the gentle, laid-back attitude of residents offers a change from big city pressures. It’s where live music fills the air on summer evenings and the views of Taylorsville Lake from area resorts take your breath away and where taking care of your neighbors is part of everyday life. Business With so many outdoor activities surrounding 3,050-acre Taylorsville Lake, tourism is big business in Spencer County. Edgewater Resort offers visitors to Spencer County incredible views and accommodations on a 163acre tract overlooking Taylorsville Lake. In addition to tourism, the county is poised for industrial interest as well with the 51-acre Taylorsville Business Park. Proposals have been made to create a new Taylorsville City Park, which will add to the landscape of the downtown area, as will additions to its Main Street corridor. Major Attractions, Activities & Dining Anglers catch bass, bluegill, catfish and crappie in abundance while pleasure boaters enjoy 60 miles of pristine shoreline alongside Taylorsville Lake State Park. The Horseman’s Camp at the park offers an added experience for horse lovers who enjoy sleeping under the stars. Spencer County extends an invitation to get back to the basics of life, where parents can teach their children how to fish or people of all ages can show off their wake boarding or water skiing skills. In addition to the lake, several venues invite the public to understand Spencer County’s agricultural roots, including working farm tours and farmer’s markets. Main Street in Taylorsville offers a series of live musical performances on various summer evenings and the 200-acre Tanglewood Golf Course is a natural draw for golfers in the area. The annual arts fair, Kentucky Gourd Show, Light Up Salt River and the Spencer County Octoberfest also draw crowds from around the region. Hometown cooking is the secret ingredient for many one-of-a-kind restaurants in Spencer County. The historic Ashes Creek Schoolhouse and Yates Log Cabin symbolize the rich heritage of the area, reminding us where this growing community originally began. The friendliness, southern hospitality and low crime rate make Spencer County a natural draw for many. And, with the natural beauty of Taylorsville Lake State Resort Park, Spencer County is simply hard to resist.
Helpful Places for Information Spencer County Chamber West Main St. Taylorsville 477-8369 Spencer County/City of Taylorsville Information Center 19 East Main Street Taylorsville 477-8369 Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority, Inc. 88 East Main Street Taylorsville, KY 40071 477-3247 Other online resources spencercountyky.gov taylorsvilletourism.com
At a Glance
Located just 20 minutes from Louisville, Spencer County offers residents an out-in-the-country experience with all the benefits of a quick commute to the city. Spencer County has been regarded as one of the fastest growing counties in the state of Kentucky, with a population of nearly 18,000, impressive considering it has nearly doubled its size in the last 12 twelve years. 38
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Utilities Cable Insight Communications 357-4400 insight-com.com
Ferrellgas 633-4707 Greenwell Brothers 477-8463
Satellite Services Radio Shack – Dish Network & Direct TV 477-9615
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High School Spencer County High School 520 Taylorsville Rd. Taylorsville 477-3255
North Nelson Water 348-8342
Life Long Learning Center 406 Main Cross Street 477-3265
Spencer County Board of Education 207 W. Main St. Taylorsville 477-3250 publicschools.spencercounty.ky.gov Spencer County is host to two elementary schools, one middle school, an alternative school and one high school.
Water Bloomfield Water & Sewer Dept. 252-8222
Insight Communications 357-4400 insight-com.com
Salt River Electric 477-5133
Trash Collection Rumpke Consolidated Co. 1-800-678-6753
Internet Providers AT&T 1-800-436-8638 att.com
Kentucky Utilities 1-800-981-0600
Taylorsville Water Works 477-3236 or 477-3235 U.S. 60 Water District 747-8942
Recycling Off KY 155 on Industrial Rd. 477-3240
Shelby Energy Propane Plus 1-888-259-4646
Electric Bluegrass Energy 888-655-4243
Phone AT&T Home Service: 1-888-757-6500 or 557-6500 Business Service: 1-866-620-6000 or 557-6000 att.com
Gas Bennett’s Gas Company 477-2234
Single Family Detached Homes 1
Arbor Green, 502-357-0186
Elk Chase, 502-955-6765
The Orchards at Plum Creek, 502-267-7695
Beacon Hill, 502-817-9061
Elk Creek Ridge, 502-817-5486
Pin Oak, 502-477-0320
Pleasant Point, 502-477-8310
Camp Branch Trail, 502-817-9070
Fox Lair, 502-727-6745
River Hill Farms
Goebel Crossings, 502-244-9073
Cedar Lakes Estates
Chelsea Park, 502-817-9061
Hardesty Ridge Farms
Top Flight Landing, 502-777-4698
Heritage Hills, 502-477-8998
Top Flight Landing, Phase 1A
Early Wyne, 502-228-0177
Early Wyne Plantation, 502-228-0177
Kimberly Run Farms, 502-252-7922
Watkins Glen, 502-477-6561
Eden Ridge, 502-817-5486
McClain Heights, 502-477-6561
Mill Creek Estates, 502-371-1122
Patio Homes, Townhomes or Condominiums 1
The Gardens at Pin Oak, 502-477-0320
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Bullitt County Bullitt County is a place where quality of life is valued and history and agriculture are celebrated just a few minutes from the big city. In Bullitt County, you can discover the secrets of a 14,000 acre forest along Bent Twig Trail or have a tea party at a place called Slow Poke Farm. Bullitt County consists of 300 square miles and has a strong commitment to preserving its natural setting which is demonstrated at numerous parks, including Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest. Businesses In the last 10 years, Bullitt County has seen an explosion of new businesses, including those in Settlers Point Business Park and Cedar Grove Business Park, which hosts Gordon Food Services, among others. Publisher’s Printing Company is the area’s largest private employer. The tourism industry is the second largest. Zappos and Best Buy’s “Geek Squad City” both have set up shop in Bullitt County, offering the area an increased public awareness among consumers eager to buy discounted designer shoes or electronics. With Norton Hospital’s two immediate care centers, and Jewish Hospital’s $35 million medical center, the county has seen a rise in the number of health care providers. The Paroquet Springs Conference Centre is a popular site for business meetings and hosts many regional, state and local events that promote the future of Bullitt County. Major Attractions, Activities & Dining A key stop on Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail, the Jim Beam American Outpost and Distillery draws thousands of visitors each year, and the new Beam Global Visitor’s Center is expected to add to that experience, bringing even more visitors to Bullitt County. New wineries like MillaNova in Mt. Washington also add to the tourism “spirit” of the area. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest offers weekend nature programs, a visitor center and plenty of opportunities to get away from it all with 14,000 acres for exploring with more than 50 miles of hiking trails and 14 miles of biking trails. Country and bluegrass music can be enjoyed at the Shepherdsville Music Show. If high speed is more your style, you can spend the night out on the go-cart track at Kart Kountry or make a big splash at the 10,000 square foot Pirates Bay indoor water park. Shoppers will find bargains at some of the area’s outlet stores, antique shops and the World’s Most Awesome Flea Market and Zappos shoe outlet. And, golfers will enjoy going for par at Heritage Hill Golf Club. Historic sites include Belmont Iron Furnace, Brashear’s Station, Bullitt’s Lick, the Lloyd House, and Mystery Cemetery, Salt River Iron Furnace and the Bullitt County History Museum. At Hawk’s View gallery and cafe, distinctive hand-blown art glass items are made while you watch and dine. The area’s agricultural heritage is celebrated at Historic Slow Poke Farm in Shepherdsville and Sycamore Ridge Farm in Mt. Washington, where down-on-the-farm fun is an everyday experience. Bullitt County offers familiar national restaurants, in addition to some local eateries. Whatever you’re craving, Bullitt County can satisfy your appetite for settling down in a growing community that offers a rural country setting with just enough metropolitan flavor. 40
At a Glance
Bullitt County is just 15 minutes south of Louisville on I-65, immediately north of Fort Knox and Elizabethtown. With an estimated population of 70,000, Bullitt County is one of Kentucky’s fastest-growing counties.
Helpful Places for Information Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce 543-6727 or 955-9641 bullittchamber.com Shepherdsville - Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission 800-526-2068 or 543-8687 travelbullitt.org Bullitt County Judge-Executive’s Office 543-2262 bullittcounty.ky.gov
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Utilities Cable Inside Connect Cable 543-7551 Insight Communications 357-4452 insight-com.com Electric E-ON U.S. (LG&E) 589-1444 eon-us.com/lge Kentucky Utilities 1-800-981-0600 Salt River Electric Cooperative Corp. 955-9732 Natural Gas E-ON U.S. (LG&E) 589-1444 eon-us.com/lge Phone AT&T Home Service: 1-888-757-6500 Business Service: 1-866-620-6000 att.com Windstream Residential Service: 1-800-347-1991 Business Service: 800-843-9214 957-7100 windstream.com Internet Providers AT&T 1-866-757-6500 Inside Connect Cable 543-7551 Insight Communications 357-4400 Windstream 1-800-347-1991 windstream.com Recycling Recycling Center 502-543-1769 Trash Collection Rumpke 568-3800 Waste Management 962-5000 Eco-Tech 935-1130
Water & Sewer Mt. Washington Water and Sewer Company 538-4781 Shepherdsville Sewer Department 543-7339 Lebanon Junction Water Works 833-4311 Louisville Water Company 583-6610 Shepherdsville Water Company 543-2923
Hospitals Jewish Hospital Medical Center South 1903 W. Hebron Ln. Shepherdsville 955-3000
Immediate Care Centers Norton Healthcare 115 Huston Dr., Ste. 2 Shepherdsville 957-6434
Riverview High School 383 High School Dr. Shepherdsville 543-1884 Parochial Schools St. Aloysius Gonzaga Academy 197 South Plum St. Shepherdsville 543-6721 stafalcons.com Grades Pre-K-8 Private Schools Little Flock Christian Academy 5500 N. Preston Hwy. Shepherdsville 957-7686 Grades K-8 Micah Christian School 130 Smith Ln. Hillview 957-2856 maryvillebaptist.com Grades PreK-12 Rolling Hills Christian School 4290 N. Preston Hwy. Shepherdsville 957-5388 Grades K-12 Other Schools: Jefferson Community & Technical College Bullitt County Campus 505 Buffalo Run Road Shepherdsville 213-7916
Neighborhoods Hillview Hillview jump-started the area’s residential growth more than a decade ago. Now, it’s still on the move, with Jewish Healthcare Services and its outpatient surgical facility and emergency room. Hillview also features established subdivisions and peaceful neighborhoods. Shepherdsville In recent years, the county seat has produced hundreds of new jobs and the addition of a shopping center, newly completed Government Center, elementary school and new subdivisions. Shepherdsville is also home to JOM Pharmaceutical in Settlers Point Business Park. Mount Washington Mt. Washington is currently the largest city in Bullitt County and offers unique older homes and up-and-coming new residential developments. Lebanon Junction Lebanon Junction is is a designated historic district and is home to the Lebanon Junction Old Fashion Days held in the fall. With plans for a railroad depot museum in the works, Lebanon Junction continues to showcase the county’s history. Muir Field Industrial Park is expected to draw new businesses to Lebanon Junction as well.
Bullitt County Public Schools 1040 Hwy. 44 E. Shepherdsville 869-8000 bullittschools.org The Bullitt County Public School system is Kentucky’s seventh largest district. With 25 school facilities (12 elementary, six middle, four high schools, and one Area Technology Center, one Adult Day Treatment & one Adult Learning Center), educational services are provided to more than 12,500 students. High Schools Bullitt East High School 11450 Hwy. 44 E Mt. Washington 869-6400 Bullitt Central High School 1330 Hwy. 44 E Shepherdsville 869-6000 North Bullitt High School 3200 East Hebron Ln. Shepherdsville 869-6200
Bullitt County Court House photo © HBAL
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Dove Field, Section 6, 502-955-7517
Kingswood, Phase 2, 502-231-1913
Autumn Glen, Section 3, 502-955-1212
Eagles Bluff Estates, Section 1, 502-957-5909
Knapp Meadows, 502-538-8366
Beechwood Estates, Section 4, 502-543-1575
The Equinox, Section 2, 502-543-1575
Bethel Branch, Section 4, 502-921-1986
Brooks Landing-Revised Plat
Mallard Lake, Section 1, 502-231-0441
Fernwood Acres, Section 1 & 2-Revised, 502-543-1575
The Lakes of Dogwood Run, Section 3-Revised, 502-921-1986
Bryarfield, Section 2, 502-538-4651
Forest Ridge, Section 1, 3, 502-538-8687
Mallard Pointe, Section 1, 502-957-4663
Canterbury Glen, Section 1, 502-426-7199
Glenn Ray Estates, 502-348-4740
Maple Ridge, 502-543-2329
Cedar Falls, 502-543-4600
Grand Oak Estates, Section 1, 502-966-3446
Meadow Peak, Section 1A, 502-543-6828
Cherry Hill Estates, Section 2, 5, 502-267-5300
Hensley Estates, Section 1, 2, 502-921-1986
Miles Place-Revised, 502-245-6867
Cherry Hill, Section 3, 4, 502-267-5300
Heritage Creek, Section 1, 502-693-6469
Miller's Crossing, Section 2, 502-955-6103
Cold Springs, 502-543-4600
Heritage Hill, Section 1A, 1B, 1C, 2, 502-439-3040
Oak Grove Estates, Section 2, 502-538-2055
Courtney Heights, Section 2, 502-543-7860
Highland Meadows, 502-955-8967
Oakwood, Phase 2, 3, 4 , 502-955-1212
Creek View, 502-957-3311
Hillside Terrace, Section 1, 502-339-1904
Old Spring House Farms, 502-538-2055
Cundiff Hollow Meadow
Jasper Hall Estates
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Kingswood South, 502-231-1913
Reserves at Bethel Branch, Section 1, 502-231-0441
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The Reserves of Mallard Lake, Section 1, 502-231-0441
Saint Andrews Crossing, Phase 1, 502-957-2121
Settlers Gap, Section 9D, 502-543-6354
Shepherd's Glen, Section 1, 2, 502-459-4083
Smith Grove, Section 2
Spalding Station, Section 1, 2, 502-538-8687
Spring Meadows, 502-477-1231
Stone Meadow, Section 1, 2, 502-955-1212
Sunshine Estates, Section 3, 502-955-7011
Tanyard Springs, Section 8, 502-448-2750
Tanyard Springs, Section 9, 502-448-2750
Timber Ridge Place, 502-543-4600
Twin Eagles, Section 1, 502-231-3456
Waterford Ridge, 502-239-8400
Wilchar Estates, Section 2, 502-451-0485
Wilson Creek Farms, Section 1, 2, 502-543-1575
Winding Creek-Revised, 502-955-6765
Woodlake, Section 2, 4, 5, 7, 502-955-1212
Woods of Mt. Washington, 502-955-7517
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Bullitt Creek Condominiums, 502-213-5660
The Gardens at Woodlake, Phase 1, 502-955-1212
The Greens at Heritage Hills Patio Homes, 502-426-5549
Heritage Hill Patio Homes, 502-417-7625
Louise Way Condominiums, 502-955-6103
Patio Homes of Running Creek, 502-955-6765
Spring Meadow Patio Homes, Section 4, 5, 502-895-4273
The Terrace of Twelve Oaks, Section 2, 502-955-1212
Villas at Grand Oak Estates, Section 1, 502-238-1865
Woodlake, Section 1, 7, 502-955-1212
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Henry County Henry County’s picturesque country roads and beautiful agricultural heritage offer the tranquility and peace-of-mind not often found so close to the big city. It’s a place full of surprises in a hello-how-are-you-doing kind of atmosphere – where absolutely no one is a stranger and summer evenings are spent on the front porch with neighbors. In Henry County, you can enjoy an outdoor concert at a local winery, watch artists demonstrate their talents at downtown pharmacies or even pull for your favorite knight in a jousting contest. If you’re craving a peaceful lifestyle in a quaint rural atmosphere, Henry County has much to offer. Like many who appreciate its beauty and historic ambiance, you too might become accustomed to the hospitable nature and easy-going attitude of a community committed to making the most of its agricultural assets. Attractive housing options are available in the quaint downtowns of the county in addition to several up-and-coming subdivisions, including a new development in the northwest part of the county that includes upscale homes surrounded by lush green fields and open spaces. Beautiful country roads border farms and homes on large lots. Business Henry County ranks in the top 10 in the state in tobacco and hay production and recently has received well over $1 million in grant money for agricultural diversification efforts, with expectations of receiving more in coming years, which makes it an attractive climate for new agricultural ventures. In recent years, Henry County has transformed from a purely agricultural economy to a diversified economy with industry and technology playing large roles. Two prime industrial parks, Henry County Campbellsburg Industrial Park and Shawnee Industrial Park, offer businesses locating to the area a wide variety of options. 44
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Located approximately 35 miles northeast of Louisville, Henry County is easily accessible by Interstate 71. If you would rather take the path less traveled, there are plenty of country roads that connect Henry County with surrounding Shelby, Oldham and Trimble Counties. The estimated population is 16,185 and growing, due largely to the affordable housing market and its prime location to Louisville as well as Lexington (70 miles northwest) and Cincinnati (65 miles southwest).
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LouisvilleRelocationGuide.com Major Attractions, Activities & Dining The diverse landscape of Henry County offers many outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing and boating on the Kentucky River and Lake Jericho. A bustling farmer’s market can be found on the Courthouse lawn on Saturday mornings, and the annual Henry County Harvest Showcase held in July draws thousands to experience the agricultural heritage and artistic talents of the area. Visitors and locals alike mingle frequently at Smith-Berry Vineyard and Winery, where kids climb on hay bales and adults enjoy summer concerts under the stars and white lights of the barns. The Highlands Renaissance Festival in Henry County runs for eight weeks on the weekends from May through July and offers unique opportunities to experience the beauty of Henry County’s countryside and the traditions of some of our medieval ancestors. For the nature lover, 137-acre Lake Jericho features fishing, camping, shelters, outdoor picnic areas and more. Henry County’s most famous place is “little town of ” Bethlehem, where thousands of Christmas cards are stamped with the wise men following the star. A living nativity scene is offered each year, and live animals and church members portray the First Christmas. Hungry eaters from around the region make the quaint drive to Smithfield for mouth-watering home cooking at Our Best Restaurant. (If you go, remember to save room for their fantastic desserts.) Notable historic sites throughout the area remind visitors of the county’s heritage, including the 1790 Pearce Log Cabin and the Henry County History Center and Museum, as well as Sweet Home Spun, a restored Low Dutch building on Hwy 421.
Utilities Cable Insight Communications 357-4400 or 1-800-273-0144 insight-com.com Charter Communications 1-888-438-2427 www.charter.com Gas & Electric Kentucky Utilities 1-800-981-0600 E.ON U.S. (LG&E) 1-800-331-7370 eon-us.com/lge Shelby Energy Cooperative 1-845-2845 Internet Providers Insight Communications 357-4400 or 1-800-273-0144 AT&T 1-888-757-6500 att.com Phone AT&T 1-888-757-6500 att.com Recycling Henry County Road Barn 714 Property Road
Trash Collection Rumpke 800-678-6753 Water Henry County Water District #2 532-6279
Schools There are two school districts in Henry County: Eminence Board of Education and Henry County Public Schools. Henry County Public Schools 326 S. Main St. New Castle 845-8600 henry.k12.ky.us High School Henry County High School 1120 Eminence Rd. New Castle 845-8670 Eminence Independent Schools 114 South Penn Ave. Eminence 845-4788 eminence.k12.ky.us Eminence High School 254 W. Broadway Eminence 845-5427
Neighborhoods Campbellsburg Campbellsburg is home to several of the area’s major businesses and continues to offer more opportunities for economic growth. Eminence Eminence is the largest city in Henry County. Originally named “Eminence” because it was the highest point on the L & N Railroad between Louisville and Lexington, the city offers wonderful views of the countryside and numerous housing options. New Castle Founded in 1798, New Castle is the third oldest incorporated town in Kentucky. With a population of just over 1,000, the city is primarily residential, offering historic old homes close to the downtown area and a variety of subdivisions.
Smithfield With a population of 135, Smithfield is the smallest of Henry County’s incorporated cities. However, you might see as many as that passing through the doors of Our Best Restaurant on a busy night.
Helpful Places for Information Henry County Chamber of Commerce 137 S. Main St. New Castle, KY 845-0806 henrycountyky.com Other online resources: eminencekentucky.com campbellsburg.org newcastleky.com henrycountygov.com madein.henrycountyky.com
Pleasureville Pleasureville has a population of approximately 900. The quaint community offers affordable housing and a rural country atmosphere. 2010/2011 l 45
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Southern Indiana Louisville’s northern neighbors include three Indiana counties on the north shore of the Ohio River, which are commonly referred to as “Southern Indiana” – Clark, Floyd and Harrison. As part of the Louisville, KY-IN metropolitan area, Southern Indiana offers residents the best of both worlds – small-town charm and big city amenities.
A Room With a View Just a short drive over the Ohio, Southern Indiana provides a wide variety of affordable housing within top-rated school districts and its own share of worldrenowned healthcare choices. Beautiful riverside retreats and rolling hills offer Southern Indiana residents plenty of unique landscapes for settling down and enjoying a comfortable lifestyle. Whether it’s a home with a breathtaking view of the downtown Louisville skyline, a historic residence along New Albany’s Mansion Row, or a newly constructed house in an up-and-coming development, Southern Indiana’s housing options certainly reflect the “more for your money” mentality of spending.
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YOURCOMMUNITY Southern Indiana Schools & Education There are seven public school systems serving Southern Indiana and over ten private schools offering various programs and curriculums. In addition, Indiana and Kentucky have a tuition reciprocity agreement that allows residents throughout the region to enroll at certain state-supported colleges and pay in-state tuition rates, regardless of whether they reside in Indiana or Kentucky. Southern Indiana and Louisville metropolitan colleges, universities, community colleges, business schools and technical schools enroll over 70,000 students. The Ogle Center at the Indiana University Southeast Campus
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An exploration of Southern Indiana includes entertaining lessons in history, culture and the environment. Fossil hunting, cave exploring and riverboat gambling offer visitors and residents plenty of opportunities for adventure, while Victorian mansion tours, one-of-a-kind restaurants and quaint shopping venues add to the Greater Louisville experience. Southern Indiana’s options for entertainment and recreation cover a wide range. Over 100 public parks, 50 golf courses (including Fuzzy Zoeller’s home courses Covered Bridge Golf Course and Champions Pointe), numerous tennis courts and fishing lakes offer residents a diverse selection for fun. In addition to having the best seat in the house for the largest fireworks display in North America – Thunder Over Louisville, residents and their guests can try their luck on the world’s largest riverboat casino, Horseshoe Southern Indiana. Coupled with an active and strong regional arts community, Southern Indiana’s festival circuit includes some of the most popular events in the Midwest, including Harvest Homecoming, the largest festival in the region outside of the Kentucky Derby Festival. A view of Thunder over Louisville from the Sunny Side
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YOURCOMMUNITY Southern Indiana A Sample of Southern Indiana There is never a shortage of quality restaurants to select from in Southern Indiana. Beyond the variety of quality chain restaurants, there is an array of unique deluxe dining choices such as The New Albanian Bank Street Brewhouse & Brasserie, Cozza Osteria Enoteca in Jeffersonville and Magdalena’s Café on the Square in Corydon. Shopping opportunities in Southern Indiana offer a nice compliment to the upscale stores located throughout Louisville. In addition to standard fare like Dillard’s, Target, Best Buy, Sears and JC Penney, Southern Indiana is home to many specialty shops as well as one of the largest Bass Pro Shop stores in the country.
Restaurant Row in Jeffersonville, IN
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YOURCOMMUNITY Southern Indiana
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Harrison County K-12 Schools North Harrison Community School Corporation 1. North Harrison Elementary School 2. Morgan Elementary School 3. North Harrison Middle School 4. North Harrison High School Lanesville Community School Corporation 5. Lanesville Elementary School 6. Lanesville Junior-Senior High School South Harrison Community Schools 7. Corydon Central High School 8. Corydon Central Junior High School 9. Corydon Elementary School 52
10. Corydon Intermediate School 11. Heth-Washington Elementary School 12. New Middletown Elementary School 13. South Central Elementary School 14. South Central Junior - Senior High School 15. South Harrison Alternative School Private Schools 16. St. Joseph’s Catholic School 17. Corydon Christian Academy 18. St. John’s Lutheran School Hospitals 19. Harrison County Hospital
New Albany - Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation 20. Fairmont Elementary School 21. Floyds Knobs Elementary School 22. Georgetown Elementary School 23. Grant Line Elementary School 24. Green Valley Elementary School 25. Greenville Elementary School 26. Mt. Tabor Elementary School 27. S. Ellen Jones Elementary School 28. Slate Run Elementary School 28. Hazelwood Middle School 29. Scribner Middle School 30. Highland Hills Middle School 31. New Albany High School 32. Floyd Central High School 33. Prosser School of Technology Private Schools 34. Clear Fork Christian Academy 35. Christian Academy of Indiana
55. Utica Elementary School 56. Wilson Elementary School 57. Charlestown Middle School 58. New Washington Middle School 59. Parkview Middle School 60. River Valley Middle School 61. Charlestown High School 62. Jeffersonville High School 63. New Washington High School 64. Corden Porter Alternative School 65. Options Alternative School
36. Community Montessori School 37. Holy Family School 38. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School 39. St. Maryâ€™s Catholic School 40. St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic School College & Universities 41.Indiana University Southeast 42. Indiana Tech Hospitals 43. Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services 44. Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital Clark County K-12 Schools Greater Clark County Schools 45. Bridgepoint Elementary School 46. Jonathan Jennings Elementary School 47. Maple Elementary School 48. New Washington Elementary School 49. Northaven Elementary School 50. Parkwood Elementary School 51. Pleasant Ridge Elementary School 52. Riverside Elementary School 53. Spring Hill Elementary School 54. Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
Clarksville Community Schools 66. Clarksville High School 67. Clarksville Middle School 68. Clarksville Elementary School
West Clark Community Schools 69. Silver Creek Elementary School 70. Borden Elementary School 71. Henryville Elementary School 72. Silver Creek Primary School 73. Silver Creek Middle School 74. Silver Creek High School 75. Borden High School 76. Henryville High School Private Schools 77. Jeffersonville Baptist Schools 78. Our Lady of Providence Junior-Senior High School 79. Rock Creek Christian School 80. Sacred Heart Catholic School 81. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School Hospitals 82. Clark Memorial Hospital 83. Saint Catherine Regional Hospital Colleges & Universities 84. Ivy Tech Community College 85. Ottawa University
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Harrison County, IN In Harrison County, both the roll of the dice and views of the Ohio River take your breath away. Just 30 minutes west of Louisville, you can canoe a river, hike a mountain or explore a cave. Harrison County is a place where a trip to Emery’s Ice Cream Shop and Butt Drugs will satisfy both your sweet tooth and your taste for nostalgia. It’s a beautiful rural escape, where winding scenic roads give plenty of reasons to take a drive or feed the alpacas at Flatwoods Farm. It’s a place where nature and art are appreciated and a full house is something to get excited about. With an estimated 37,000 people living there, Harrison County offers valuable resources that work together to meet the needs of its growing population. Whether your interest is Blackjack or stalagmites, Harrison County has some unique attractions, including O’Bannon Woods State Park, Squire Boone Caverns and Village, the Zimmerman Art Glass Factory, Horseshoe Casino Hotel and four unique wineries. As the historic site of the only Civil War battle fought on Indiana soil, Corydon combines nature with history in its Battle of Corydon Memorial Park. When Horseshoe Casino Hotel dropped anchor in Harrison County, the revenue immediately went to work in the community, providing countless dollars toward civic and educational projects and organizations. The casino offers more than 142 table games and 2,500 slot machines. The resort also includes a 503-room hotel, the Chariot Run 18-hole golf course and a variety of concerts and live entertainment, in addition to fine dining options.
An up-and-coming hot spot for business development is in and around the I-64 Lanesville interchange, where plans are underway for improving the infrastructure to accommodate new business growth. Icon Metal Forming, Lucas Oil and Tyson Foods are major employers, as is Harrison County Hospital. Downtown Corydon is an entertaining and appetizing lesson in history. As the original capitol of Indiana, many historic buildings and sites encourage visitors to step back in time and enjoy a slower pace of life. Antique shops, quaint boutiques and wonderful restaurants make Corydon a “must-experience” town in Southern Indiana. The Corydon Jamboree held on Saturday nights and the Hayswood Community Theater showcase the town’s hospitable nature and quest for a good time shared among friends. Incredible views are around every corner of Harrison County, including the underground passageways of nearby caves. The Ohio River Scenic Byway twists and turns itself around scenic overlooks, stately mansions, quaint wineries and green fields in Harrison County. The area features homes ranging from classic farmhouses to contemporary houses in new developments. Housing options fit all budgets and needs, from expansive acreage to modern developments to historic properties. Harrison County’s rural and small town atmosphere, beautiful scenery, combined with unique entertainment and cultural offerings make settling down there a sure bet to achieving a comfortable and rewarding lifestyle.
Town of Corydon (812) 738-3958
Cable Insight Communications 1-800-273-0144 Electric Duke Energy 800-521-2232
Phone Verizon 1-800-483-4000 Business 1-800-483-5000 Internet Providers Portative Technologies (812) 738-7007
Harrison County REMC (812) 738-4115
Recycling Harrison County Solid Waste Management (812) 738-8415
Gas Indiana Utilities (812) 738-3235
Trash Collection Waste Management, Inc. (812) 738-8393
Water & Sewer Various companies serve cities in Harrison County. Contact the Chamber of Commerce of Harrison County at (812) 738-2137 for more information.
Hospitals Harrison County Hospital 1141 Hospital Drive N.W. Corydon, IN (812) 738-4251 Construction of a new Harrison County Hospital, affiliated with Norton Health Care, has been
completed. The $47 million facility nearly doubles the hospital’s workspace. The new location is adjacent to I-64.
Schools Harrison County maintains three public school corporations. The county has twenty-two schools; fifteen public schools in three school districts, and seven private schools. South Harrison Community Schools is the largest district with 3,141 pupils in 2010. North Harrison School Corporation (812) 347-2407
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LouisvilleRelocationGuide.com North Harrison High School 1070 Hwy. 64 NW Ramsey, IN (812) 347-2741 South Harrison Community School Corporation (812) 738-2168 shcsc.k12.in.us South Central Jr./Sr. High School 6675 East Hwy. 11 SE Elizabeth, IN (812) 969-2941 South Harrison Alternative School (812) 738-2168 Lanesville Community Schools (Franklin Township) (812) 952-2555 Lanesville.k12.in.us Lanesville Community School Corporation is the smallest district serving only Franklin Township. It consists of Lanesville Junior Senior High School and Lanesville Elementary. Lanesville Elementary School 2725 Crestview Ave. NE Lanesville, IN (812) 952-3000
Lanesville Junior-Senior High School 2725 Crestview Ave. NE Lanesville, IN (812) 952-2555 In addition, adult education programs, computer lab distance learning, nursing and general education certification training are offered through Harrison County. Harrison County Lifelong Learning 101 Hwy. 62 W., Ste. 104 Corydon, IN (812) 738-7736 Private St. Joseph’s Catholic School 512 N. Mulberry St. Corydon, IN (812) 738-4549 Grades: Pre-K-6 Corydon Christian Academy 2040 Corydon Ramsey Rd. Corydon, IN (812) 738-4457 Grades: Pre-K-12 St. John’s Lutheran School 1507 St. John’s Church Rd. Lanesville, IN (812) 952-2737 email@example.com Grades: Pre-K-8
Neighborhoods Corydon Harrison’s county seat, Corydon, was Indiana’s state capitol from 1816 to 1825, and is now home to the Corydon Capitol State Historic Site. Downtown Corydon is alive and thriving with a blend of new and old specialty shops and restaurants. Elizabeth Home to Horseshoe Casino Hotel, Elizabeth is a very small town with open fields and wooded areas. Lanesville Lanesville’s main thoroughfare is State Road 62, which is surrounded by rolling hills and rural landscapes, including the Turtle Run Winery.
Palmyra Palmyra is a beautiful rural area, home to Buffalo Trace Park, which offers residents and visitors camping, boating and swimming opportunities. Mauckport Once a bustling river port community prior to the 1937 flood, Mauckport now maintains a quiet atmosphere along the banks of the Ohio River. New Middletown New Middletown includes a general store and several other businesses in this small rural community
Helpful Places for Information Harrison County Convention & Visitors Bureau 310 N. Elm St. Corydon, IN 888-738-2137 (812) 738-2138 thisisindiana.org
Chamber of Commerce of Harrison County 310 N. Elm St. Corydon, IN (812) 738-2137 harrisonchamber.org
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Culbertson Mansion, photo Courtesy of Southern Indiana, Clark and Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau
Floyd County, IN Floyd County is a community that offers a unique blend of modern conveniences and historic ambiance where “sense of place” means something and where heritage isn’t just something you see in a museum. It’s where a night under the stars at the Georgetown Drive-In reminds you of the simple things in life. It’s where you can step back in time and imagine hooped skirts and 20th Century elegance at Culbertson Mansion. It’s where a shopping trip Downtown unveils historic treasures, and indulging caramel apples at Stumler’s Orchard becomes a fall weekend tradition. Floyd County covers 150 square miles and is accessible from Louisville on I-64 via the Sherman-Minton Bridge in Indiana. New Albany is the county seat, and has an impressive display of fabulous older homes, including Victorian mansions and early 20th-century bungalows. Mansion Row in New Albany offers a glimpse of life during the city’s “Age of Elegance” and reflects the community’s pride and dedication to preserving its rich heritage. A perfect example is the Culbertson Mansion. With its hand-painted ceilings, carved rosewood staircase, marble fireplaces and crystal chandeliers, the Culbertson Mansion signifies the affluence of a man once considered to be the wealthiest in Indiana. New Albany claims half of the county’s population of 71,997, making it 56
the largest city on the Indiana side of the Greater Louisville area. Its Harvest Homecoming, held in October, is Indiana’s second largest festival. Plenty of historical and artistic venues make Floyd County a quaint retreat and inspiring destination. The Carnegie Center for Art and History invites the community to enjoy art classes, family workshops and exhibits in its art gallery and history museum. Advanced manufacturing, education and health care are industries that drive Floyd County’s economy. Major employers include Floyd Memorial Hospital, FKI Security Group, Discount Labels, General Mills, Hitachi Cable, Samtec and the New Albany-Floyd County School System. Indiana University Southeast is one of the fastest growing campuses in the IU system. Its impressive $15.4 million library gives students a state-of-the-art venue to research and study. In the fall of 2008, IUS opened its new on-campus housing facilities with a 96 percent occupancy rate. The new Purdue Technology Center opened in 2008, giving area students another higher education option. With many existing companies expanding and new companies coming to the area, Floyd County continues to grow and thrive with activities that offer a variety of opportunities to appreciate the heritage and culture of the historic community.
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New Albany/Floyd Co. Consolidated Schools P.O. Box 1087 New Albany, IN (812) 949-4200 New Albany/Floyd County Consolidated Schools include 9 elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools (Floyd Central and New Albany High Schools) and one vocational school with an enrollment of 11,654. Private Schools Clear Fork Christian Academy 3015 Budd Rd. New Albany, IN (812) 944-6920
Electric Clark County REMC (812) 246-3316 Electricity - Duke Energy 800-521-2232 Natural Gas Vectren 1-800-742-8771 Phone AT&T Indiana 1-800-742-8771 att.com Recycling (812) 948-4733 Trash Collection Industrial Disposal 638-9000 Rumpke 568-3800 or 1-800-678-6753 Sweetland (812) 944-5642 Waste Management (812) 944-9974 Water & Sewer Indiana American Water 1-800-492-8373 Floyds Knobs (812) 923-9040 Greenville (812) 923-9821
Hospitals Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services 1850 State St. New Albany, IN 47150 (812) 944-7701 or 800-4SOURCE floydmemorial.org Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital 3104 Blackiston Blvd. New Albany, IN (812) 941-8300 sirh.org
Christian Academy of Indiana 1000 Academy Dr. New Albany, IN (812) 944-6200 Community Montessori School 4201 St. Joe Rd. New Albany, IN (812) 948-1000 Holy Family School 217 West Daisy Ln. New Albany, IN (812) 944-6090 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School 1752 Scheller Ln. New Albany, IN (812) 944-7676 St. Mary’s Catholic School 420 East Eighth St. New Albany, IN (812) 944-0888 St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic School 3033 Martin Rd. Floyd Knobs, IN (812) 923-1630 Other Schools Prosser School of Technology 4202 Charlestown Rd. New Albany, IN (812) 949-4266 (serves high school students and adults)
Colleges & Universities Indiana University Southeast 4201 Grant Line Rd. New Albany, IN (812) 941-2333 ius.edu
Indiana Tech 2441 State St., Ste. E New Albany, IN (812) 944-1613 indianatech.edu
Among the homes still standing is the birthplace of U.S. Senator and Supreme Court Justice Sherman Minton, who served on the nation’s highest court from 1949 – 1956.
Ivy Tech Community College 8204 Highway 311 Sellersburg, IN 4100 Charlestown Rd. New Albany, IN ivytech.edu
Greenville Once primarily a farming center, Greenville is growing into a center of suburban residential growth, but many vestiges of Floyd County’s past remain unscathed. The rural countryside boasts an outstanding collection of 19th century farmhouses and country churches, including several structures in the Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian styles.
Purdue University College of Technology at New Albany 3000 Technology Avenue New Albany, IN (812) 206-8290 tech.purdue.edu/newalbany
Neighborhoods Floyds Knobs Floyds Knobs offers upscale homes in a country setting with breathtaking views of the Ohio River and the Louisville skyline. There’s also a wide range of housing options and prices throughout the community. Georgetown Georgetown is a remarkably wellpreserved example of 19th century Midwestern town development with a population of about 2,200.
New Albany New Albany’s historic ambiance and downtown charm make it a quaint place to live and work. With an estimated population of 37,603, it is Southern Indiana’s second largest city. Mt. St. Francis Home of Mt. St. Francis Retreat Center, the small town is a natural retreat in and of itself, with beautiful rolling hills and green spaces and quaint historic homes. The Mary Anderson Center for the Arts was founded in 1989 by the Franciscan Friars to provide time and space for artists to concentrate and work.
Helpful Places for Information One Southern Indiana 4100 Charlestown Rd. New Albany, IN (812) 945-0266 1si.org One Southern Indiana is a business advancement organization dedicated to supporting entrepreneurship, existing business growth, and attracting new enterprises to the Southern Indiana/Greater Louisville region. Representing more than 1,300 businesses, One Southern Indiana provides its clients with business intelligence, advocacy, and connections solutions in support of regional business innovation. Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau 315 Southern Indiana Ave. Jeffersonville, IN (812) 280-5566 or 282-6654 or 1-800-552-3842 sunnysideoflouisville.org The Louisville Municipal Bridge, built in 1929, was the first bridge to carry highway traffic alone between Louisville and Southern Indiana. The bridge operated as a toll bridge until 1946. The Municipal Bridge Building was renovated to house the Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau in 1995. The adjacent visitor center is open seven days a week.
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Clark County, IN Located just a stone’s throw from Downtown Louisville, Clark County is a place that is as ambitious as the famous explorer for which it is named. It’s where gardens are more than just gardens and where thousands of people migrate in the fall to find just the right pumpkin. In Clark County the beauty of the Ohio River is celebrated and preserved in a community that embodies an invigorating enthusiasm for a promising future. Clark County is founded on a unique history that includes an important role in the famed Lewis & Clark Expedition. The George Rogers Clark home site in Clarksville has been designated by the National Park Service as an official site associated with the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail where Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (younger brother of George Rogers Clark) established a base camp and later departed for their expedition to explore the West on October 26, 1803. Today, Clark County offers residents modern conveniences and an easygoing lifestyle in a beautiful environment. Home to Jeffersonville and Clarksville, Clark County has an estimated population of 101,592, making it the second largest county in the Greater Louisville area. The Falls of the Ohio encompasses more than 220 acres of the world’s largest exposed Devonian-aged fossil beds. In addition to special events held throughout the year, the Falls of the Ohio attracts thousands of nature lovers and curious adventurers to Clark County. The Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center is a centerpiece for the park and features a full-size mammoth skeleton, plus exhibits on geology, history and cultural development. Along with its historic artifacts, the beauty of the area is highlighted in many of Clark County’s parks, including the 24,000-acre Clark State Forest, Indiana’s oldest state forest. Deam Lake Recreation Park in Borden also provides an abundance of water sports, camping and picnicking. Charlestown State Park, one of the state’s newest parks, is quickly developing to be its largest as a result of newly acquired land from the U.S. Army. A stroll through the Cathedral Gardens in Henryville offers a more manicured presentation of Indiana’s beautiful rolling hills and appreciation for natural beauty, while the Hidden Hill Nursery in Utica combines artwork 58
with eclectic landscaping. Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant, in addition to Huber’s Orchard & Winery, have made Starlight, IN a popular weekend excursion that includes unique outdoor experiences designed to appreciate family, homemade products and the beauty of the land. Clark County has been coined the “Sunny Side of Louisville.” Visitors and residents alike will find many opportunities to play, learn and grow there. Nearby Atlantis Water Park offers a summertime water playground the whole family can enjoy. Laughter is contagious at Derby Dinner Playhouse, an entertainment tradition for more than 30 years and one of the largest dinner theaters in the country. History buffs will enjoy a trip to the Howard Steamboat Museum in Jeffersonville, where the heritage of boat building is interpreted and celebrated in a beautiful Victorian home. For a taste of nostalgia and to satisfy your sweet tooth, be sure to stop by Schimpff’s Confectionery in Jeffersonville. Shoppers and anglers alike won’t be able to miss the enormous Bass Pro Shop in Clarksville. With a wide variety of employment sectors, entertainment venues, natural wonders, and scenic views, Clark County is an excellent place to work and live. Major employment sectors include heath care, mining/quarries, steel, advanced manufacturing, utilities, government, and three Clark County school corporations. River Ridge Commerce Center has proven to be an excellent destination for commerce and development resource for the area. River Ridge recently announced its newest tenant, Clarcor Air Filtration Products, which will house 450 area jobs. Additionally, the U.S. Census Bureau is expanding its long-time Clark County operations into a new 450,000 square foot facility. Other major employers include the Clark Memorial Hospital, JeffBoat/ American Commercial Barge Lines, Gohmann Asphalt, Heartland Payment Systems and MedVenture. Both Clarksville and Jeffersonville feature upscale homes in new developments, as well as moderately priced homes in styles ranging from modern riverside condominiums to traditional brick houses and historic Victorian homes. North on I-65 is Sellersburg, a former farming community that is expanding with new business and home developments.
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Clarksville Community School Corporation (812) 282-7753 ccsc.k12.in.us Clarksville Community School Corporation is the smallest of the public school districts in Clark County, with an enrollment of approximately 1,400 students in one elementary school, one middle school and one high school.
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Hospitals Clark Memorial Hospital 1220 Missouri Ave. Jeffersonville, IN 47130 (812) 282-6631 clarkmemorial.org Saint Catherine Regional Hospital 2200 Market St. Charlestown, IN 47111 (812) 256-3301 stchc.com
Greater Clark County Schools (812) 283-0701 gcs.k12.in.us Greater Clark County Schools is the 19th largest school corporation in Indiana, operating 12 elementary, four middle, three high schools and two alternative schools serving a student population of approximately 11,000. West Clark Community Schools (812) 246-3375 wclark.k12.in.us West Clark Community Schools consists of three high schools, one separate middle school, three elementary schools, and one primary school serving approximately 3,620 students. Private Schools Serving Clark County Jeffersonville Baptist Schools 5015 Hwy. 62 Jeffersonville, IN (812) 288-7985 Our Lady of Providence Junior-Senior High School 707 W. Hwy. 131 Clarksville, IN (812) 945-2538 Rock Creek Christian School 11515 U.S. 31 Sellersburg, IN (812) 246-9271 Sacred Heart Catholic School 1840 E Eighth St. Jeffersonville, IN (812) 283-3123 St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School 320 N. Sherwood Ave. Clarksville, IN (812) 282-2144
Ottawa University Indiana Campus 287 Quarter Master Ct. Jeffersonville, IN (812) 280-7271 ottawa.edu/admissionsin.htm
Neighborhoods Charlestown Charlestown is a community of about 6,000 residents dedicated to preserving and interpreting its past. The Charlestown Industrial Park has a diverse mixture of industries. One of its major tenants is DA Inc., which is a molding injection plant that produces automobile components. Charlestown has been growing steadily within the past two decades as many new homes are built here. Clarksville Located between Jeffersonville and New Albany, Clarksville is a blend of old historic sites and new shopping, business and residential areas and is home to approximately 21,400 people and 600 businesses. Clarksville is a major regional retail center and is home to the nation’s second largest Bass Pro store.
Jeffersonville Jeffersonville is the county seat and has an estimated population of 27,362. It’s a hot spot for big businesses, including the U.S. Census Bureau, American Commercial Barge Lines, Kitchen Kompact, Inc., Jeffboat, MKM Machine Tool Co., Inc. and others. Jeffersonville offers historic architecture and a bustling downtown, in addition to new developing subdivisions. Sellersburg With a population of approximately 7,000, Sellersburg is a thriving town that has continued to prosper from its early roots of rock quarries and concrete manufacturing. Essroc Materials, Inc. is a major employer in Sellersburg and much of the town’s early development is linked to the original concrete manufacturing. Haas Manufacturing, a kitchen cabinet maker, is another major employer in the community.
Helpful Places for Information One Southern Indiana 4100 Charlestown Rd. New Albany, IN (812) 945-0266 1si.org One Southern Indiana is a business advancement organization dedicated to supporting entrepreneurship, existing business growth, and attracting new enterprises to the Southern Indiana/Greater Louisville region. Representing more than 1,300 businesses, One Southern Indiana provides its clients with business intelligence, advocacy, and connections solutions in support of regional business innovation. Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau 315 Southern Indiana Ave. Jeffersonville, IN The Louisville Municipal Bridge, built in 1929, was the first bridge to carry highway traffic alone between Louisville and Southern Indiana. The bridge operated as a toll bridge until 1946. The Louisville Municipal Bridge Building has now been renovated to house the Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau in 1995. The adjacent visitor center is open seven days a week.
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YOURDISCOVERY Your discovery of Louisville will last a lifetime. Much like the many first time experiences of a child, Louisville will continue to excite, inspire, educate and engage you through each unique experience. Each discovery of Louisville will surely leave you with a smile.
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sightseeing & attractions Greater Louisville is home to a variety of unique attractions. Churchill Downs and its glorious twin spires top the list no matter what the time of year. Although you must experience Derby at least once in your life, according to most longtime residents, Churchill Downs welcomes you no matter what the season. Although live racing is only offered during a fall meet in November and a spring meet in May, you can admire Churchill Downs beauty and tradition year-round. There’s plenty to do in your hometown, whether you’re a newcomer or long-time resident. So make time to enjoy the area. You might discover some new reasons to fall in love with it or be reminded of why you moved here in the first place.
Unique Entertainment Venues Fourth Street Live! Fourth St. (between Liberty St. and Muhammad Ali Blvd.) (812) 282-LIVE 4thstlive.com Selected as one of the best projects of its kind in America by the Urban Land Institute, Fourth Street Live! is the remarkable transformation of a struggling urban mall into a $72 million thriving dining and entertainment complex in the heart of Louisville’s downtown. Fourth Street Live! hosts concerts, special events and numerous entertainers that draw thousands each weekend. A variety of restaurants, bars and nightclubs have invigorated downtown’s nightlife and have made Fourth Street Live! a truly “happening” entertainment venue. Parking is available at the Fourth Street Live! parking garage (off Fifth St., between Muhammad Ali Blvd. and Liberty St.), the Starks garage, Seelbach garage, Hyatt/Convention Center garage and the Cowger garage. Valet parking is also available on Friday and Saturday nights at the corner of Muhammad Ali Blvd. and Fourth St. Horseshoe Casino Hotel 11999 Casino Center Dr. SE SR 111 (8 miles west of New Albany, IN) Elizabeth, IN 1-866-676-SHOE horseshoe-indiana.com Horseshoe Casino Hotel offers more than 2,500 slot machines and 142 table games. The resort also includes a 503-room hotel, fitness center, and an indoor pool. Although it’s only a 20-minute drive from downtown Louisville, you’ll feel like you’re in a Las Vegas casino. Open 24 hours daily. Churchill Downs 700 Central Ave. 636-4400 churchilldowns.com People across the world recognize the twin spires of Louisville’s famous Churchill Downs. Home to the “greatest two minutes in sports,” Churchill Downs is always THE place to be the first weekend in May, as the fillies vie for the Kentucky Oaks title and the three-year-olds run for the Roses when Derby gets underway. The track hosts live Thoroughbred racing during its spring and fall meets as well as concerts and special events throughout the year. Hands (or hooves) down, Churchill Downs offers one of the best authentic Louisville experiences you can have. For hours and racedays, visit the website. (Also see Kentucky Derby Museum in “Museums,” Kentucky Derby in “Events and Festivals” and Churchill Downs in “Sports.”) Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium University of Louisville, Cardinal Blvd. & Second St.
852-6664 or 852-0214 louisville.edu/planetarium Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium bring the outdoors in with vivid multi-sensory experiences under a night sky dome. Screaming comets, dancing lasers, pulsing music and thousands of stars treat visitors to an out-of-thisworld experience! Special events, including laser shows, are held throughout the year. Call or visit website for show times.
Visitor Resources Louisville Visitors Center 3rd & Market Streets in Kentucky International Convention Center 1-888-LOUISVILLE/1-888-568-4784 or (502) 584-2121 gotolouisville.com Check out the “tours & itineraries” on gotolouisville.com for fun, interactive ways on experiencing Louisville. Indiana Tourism Development Division Indianapolis, IN 1-800-677-9800 or 317-232-8860 visitindiana.com Kentucky Department of Travel & Development Frankfort, KY 800-225-8747 or 564-4930 kentuckytourism.com Catch the Kentucky Show and Learn More About the Area KentuckyShow! 501 West Main Street, The Kentucky Center 584-7777 kentuckyshow.com KentuckyShow! is described as a “first-see” for all visitors and a “must-see” for all Kentuckians. It’s an exciting, emotionally compelling large screen, multimedia experience that captures Kentucky’s people, culture, history, music, spirit and more. Call or check website for showings.
Friendly Town Meets Scare Your Pants Off While Louisville is recognized for being one of the friendliest metropolitan cities in the country, the Waverly Hills Sanatorium in southwestern Louisville is credited for deeming it the scariest. The former hospital has been featured on ABC/FOX Family Channel’s Scariest Places on Earth, VH1’s Celebrity Paranormal Project, Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, Zone Reality’s Creepy and the British show, Most Haunted. More than 6,000 patients died there in the early 1900s during a tuberculosis outbreak, many of them allegedly haven gone insane prior to their demise. The strange happenings since have garnered much attention from curiosity and thrill seekers. Currently, the plan for the sanatorium is to use proceeds from tours to turn it into a four star hotel. For more info, visit therealwaverlyhills.com. 2010/2011 l 63
YOURDISCOVERY Outdoor Attractions Atlantis Water Park 515 Marriott Dr. Clarksville, IN (812) 285-0863 atlantiswaterpark.net Just minutes from downtown Louisville, Atlantis Water Park features Tsunami Sea, a large exhilarating wave pool; Mount Olympus, a 43’ towering maze of water slides; and King Neptune’s Cove, a perfectly sized water space for the smaller water tikes. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Memorial Day - Mid-August. Belle of Louisville and The Riverboat Spirit of Jefferson 401 West River Rd. 574-2992 belleoflouisville.org The Belle of Louisville, a National Historic Landmark and The Riverboat Spirit of Jefferson serve as the western anchor of Louisville’s award winning Waterfront Park. With the playing of her calliope, the Belle, now in her 95th year, continues to beckon passengers, many of whom book the steamboat for charter tours. Special events are offered, including Halloween, Breakfast With Santa and New Year’s Eve cruises. Cathedral Gardens 1314 Hebron Church Rd. Henryville, IN (812) 294-3193 cathedralgardens.com A 50-acre private estate populated by rolling hills and oak forests surrounds 10 acres of gardens. Open May-October, Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tours offered at 9 & 11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m. Sunday and holiday tours are offered by appointment only at 1:30 p.m.
Henry’s Ark 7801 Rose Island Rd. Prospect, KY 228-0746 Henry’s Ark is a unique petting zoo that features exotic and domestic animals. Visitors are welcome free of charge. Open Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Joe Huber Family Farm & Restaurant 2421 Scottsville Rd. Starlight, IN (812) 923-5255 or 877-Joe-Hubers joehubers.com Established in 1843, Joe Huber Family Farm encompasses 600 breathtaking acres perfect for either a family or romantic day trip. Joe Huber Family Farm offers an entertaining reminder to appreciate family, homemade products and the beauty of the land. The restaurant features country-style dinners. Guests can stroll or take a wagon ride through the fields of strawberries, pumpkins, flowers and daylilies and the apple orchard. There’s also a market, cheese factory, winery, petting zoo and gift shop. Numerous events and fruit picking opportunities are held throughout the year. Louisville Nature Center 3745 Illinois Ave. (across from the Louisville Zoo) 458-1328 louisvillenaturecenter.org This place is for the birds – literally – in addition to the other wildlife that claim its 41 acres home. Opportunities for hiking, birding and nature study are abundant. Summer hours are Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Louisville Zoo 1100 Trevillian Way 459-2181 louisvillezoo.org With more than 1,300 exotic animals, the Louisville Zoo offers unique adventures around every turn, including its share of lions, tigers and bears. You can see the zoo from a whole new perspective with the new Sky Trail High Adventure Course and Zippidity Zoo Da zip lines. The new Glacier Run exhibit hosts seals and sea lions and allows Zoo-goers to enjoy them from a new amphitheater. Also enjoy the waddles of penguins in the Islands exhibit, the underwater explorations of polar bears or watch the elephants perform their tricks in the African village. Yearround passes are your best bet since one trip to the zoo is never the same as another. Special events such as orchestra performances and Halloween trick-or-treating offer something for everyone. Marengo Cave 400 East State Rd. 64 Marengo, IN 1-888-70-CAVES marengocave.com Discovered by a 15-year-old girl and her younger brother in 1883, Marengo Cave has been an explorer’s paradise for well over a hundred years. The U.S. National Landmark offers a variety of underground splendor rarely seen in a single cave. The park that overlies the cave and the nearby recreation area provides many activities, including canoeing, gemstone mining, a cave simulator, hiking, fishing and much more. Open daily, yearround, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., except Thanksgiving & Christmas.
Gallrein Farms 1029 Vigo Rd. Shelbyville, KY 633-4849 or 633-0724 gallreinfarms.com Gallrein Farms in scenic Shelby County offers a farm fresh produce market, berry and pumpkin picking, a petting zoo, greenhouses, horse-drawn hayrides and a picnic barn available for special events. Hours vary. Check the website. Georgetown Drive-In 8200 State Rd. 64 Georgetown, IN (812) 951-2616 georgetowndrivein.com Originally a solo screen when it opened in 1951, Georgetown is now a two-screener, and one of the few remaining drive-ins which still maintains a playground. Open seasonally, April – October. 64
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LouisvilleRelocationGuide.com Montgomery Farms, Inc. 1122 Radio Tower Rd. Underwood, IN (812) 752-2300 montgomery-farms.com Enjoy gift shops, corn mazes, hayrides, petting zoos, haunted events and much more. Seasonal hours vary. Shelby County Horse Farm Tours Shelbyville, KY 633-6388 or 1-800-680-6388 shelbyvilleky.com Take a guided tour of one of several gorgeous American Saddlebred horse farms in Shelby County, and experience for yourself some of the areaâ€™s most beautiful landscapes. Tours by appointment. Slow Poke Farm 8910 Cedar Grove Farm Shepherdsville, KY Exit 116 off I-65 921-9632 slowpokefarm.com A variety of special events are offered at Slow Poke Farm, including tea parties and art classes. A sweet shop, antique store and catering service add to the
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relaxed environment. A schedule of classes and events is available online. Squire Boone Caverns 100 Squire Boone Rd. S.W. SW Hwy. 135 Mauckport, IN (812) 732-4381 squireboonecaverns.com Explore the caverns that brothers Squire and Daniel Boone discovered in 1790 and enjoy underground waterfalls, a cave tour, petting zoo, candle dipping exhibits and bakery. Sycamore Ridge Farm 725 Wade Rd. Mt. Washington, KY I-65, exit 117 955-2440 Pet the soft fleece of the resident Alpacas, canoe the Salt River, ride on a hay wagon or just sit by the river as it gently rolls by at Sycamore Ridge Farm.
yewdellgardens.org Yew Dell is the former home, garden and arboretum of the late commercial nurseryman Theodore Klein. His unique collection of rare garden plants, display gardens and unique architectural features are being developed into a major horticultural display, education and research center and a visitors area. Open seasonally.
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museums Louisville’s museum offerings are a winning combination of unique venues that appeal to all ages. Home to the Official Bat of Major League Baseball, Louisville brings to life the history and tradition of America’s favorite pastime within the newly renovated Louisville Slugger Bat Factory and Museum. A drive past the museum in downtown Louisville will evoke many “did you see thats?” from passengers who can’t help but notice the 120-foot bat on display along Main Street. The Slugger Bat Factory and Museum is a great example of the area’s pride in its heritage and willingness to share that enthusiasm with others. The Greater Louisville area is home to an array of museums that provide interpretations, exhibits and special programs highlighting the historical, artistic and cultural examples of what makes this region so unique. American Printing House for the Blind & Callahan Museum 1839 Frankfort Ave. 895-2405 aph.org/museum Founded in 1858, the American Printing House for the Blind is the world’s largest and the nation’s oldest nonprofit company devoted solely to creating products for visually impaired people. Visitors to the Callahan Museum can write their names in Braille. Tours offered Mon.Thurs., 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Open Mon.Fri, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (museum only). Conrad/Caldwell House Museum 1402 St. James Ct. 636-5023 conradcaldwell.org One of the most stunning of Old Louisville’s houses, the Conrad/ Caldwell House Museum defines Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. Enjoy gargoyles, swags, massive arches and fleur-de-lis. Sun., Wed.Fri., Noon-4 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment. Crane House The Asia Institute, Inc. 1244 S. Third St. 635-2240 cranehouse.org Crane House actively promotes cultural understanding among people from the United States and Asia through education. A variety of educational and entertainment programs are offered throughout the year. Call for an appointment. Culbertson Mansion Historic Site 914 E. Main St. New Albany, IN (812) 944-9600 indianamuseum.org/sites/culb.html
With its hand-painted ceilings, carved rosewood staircase, marble fireplaces and crystal chandeliers, the Culbertson Mansion reflects the affluence of a man once considered to be the wealthiest in Indiana. The three-story French, Second-Empire mansion encompasses more than 20,000 sq. ft. and contains 25 rooms. Open Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m., Apr. 1- Dec. 19. Filson Museum 1310 S. Third St. 635-5083 www.filsonhistorical.org The Filson Museum’s artifacts include a bighorn sheep horn (the only known verifiable animal artifact brought back by the Lewis and Clark expedition), a genuine Kentucky still, Daniel Boone’s famous “Killed a Bar” tree carving, handmade quilts and various Civil War artifacts. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Frazier International History Museum 829 W. Main St. 753-5663 fraziermuseum.org Take an unforgettable journey through 1,000 years of history and explore one of the greatest collections of arms, armor and related historical artifacts in the world. Interactive displays, state-of-theart multi-media presentations and dynamic performances by costumed interpreters add to the experience. A variety of special events and programs are offered. Open Mon. – Sat., 9 a.m.5 p.m.; Sun., Noon-5 p.m. Historic Locust Grove 561 Blankenbaker Ln. 897-9845 locustgrove.org
Final residence of George Rogers Clark, a national historic landmark on 55 acres. Extensive new museum gallery displays artifacts and information about the American Revolution in this region and the life of George Rogers Clark. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun., 1-4:30 p.m. Howard Steamboat Museum 1101 E. Market St. Jeffersonville, IN (812) 283-3728 steamboatmuseum.org The history of the Ohio River is interpreted through artifacts and models of famous boats housed in this 1894 Victorian mansion, which features original furnishings, brass chandeliers, stained glass windows, a grand staircase and intricate carvings created by master craftsmen from the historic shipyard. Open Tues.-Sat.,10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun.,1-4 p.m. Jim Beam American Outpost Clermont, KY 543-9877 jimbeam.com/visitthedistillery.aspx Nestled in the rolling foothills of Bullitt County, the Jim Beam American Outpost offers a lesson in bourbon making that originated more than two centuries ago. An entertaining combination of history, folklore and one-of-a-kind merchandise are offered, in addition to tours of the historic Beam house. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun.,1-4 p.m., Closed holidays and Sundays in January & February. Kentucky Derby Museum 704 Central Ave. (Gate 1 at Churchill Downs) 637-1111 derbymuseum.org The Kentucky Derby Museum
offers two floors of exciting exhibits giving visitors an in-depth look into thoroughbred racing and the Kentucky Derby. Visitors can experience the thrill of the Kentucky Derby, the excitement of the crowds and the thunder of the hooves every day with the museum’s 360-degree, high-definition video, “The Greatest Race.” See horses up close on the track with backside, behind-the-scene and walking tours of Churchill Downs. Open Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Opens weekdays at 9 a.m., Dec. 1 - Mar. 14. Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft (see Louisville’s Art Scene) Kentucky Railway Museum 136 S. Main St. New Haven 549-5470 kyrail.org At the Kentucky Railway Museum, take a 22 mile, 90 minute train excursion on a restored passenger train. The museum continues to tell the story of the people who built the railroad through interpretation and operation of the historic equipment. Louisville Science Center & IMAX Theatre 727 W. Main St. (across from the Louisville Slugger Museum) 561-6100 louisvillescience.org A great place for both young and experienced learners, the Science Center includes interactive exhibits, a KidZone play and learning area and a four-story IMAX theatre. The Science Center offers a creative approach to understanding science, mathematics and technology, with 40,000 square feet of interactive 2010/2011 l 67
YOURDISCOVERY exhibits, educational programs and special events. Open Mon.-Thurs. & Sun, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Louisville Slugger Museum 800 W. Main St. 588-7228 or 877-7SLUGGER sluggermuseum.org Home to the official bat of Major League Baseball, the Louisville Slugger Museum and factory offers a fascinating and fun tour of the bat factory. Visitors can face down a 90 mph fastball, discover a prehistoric ball glove and step into “Bud’s Batting Cage” to take a swing. Free mini bats are offered with the tour and personalized bats are available for purchase. The museum offers a nostalgic tribute to baseball’s greatest hits and hitters with displays of actual bats swung by legendary sluggers like Hank Aaron. Guided factory tours available; check website for exact times. Museum open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Noon-5 p.m. July 1 through Aug. 15, open until 6 p.m.
Muhammad Ali Center One Muhammad Ali Plaza 144 N. Sixth St. 584-9254 alicenter.org This $60 million, one-of-a-kind facility celebrates the deeply rooted values and worldwide influence of Louisville’s most famous native son – Muhammad Ali. The 93,000 square foot Ali Center features an orientation theater, media stations and interactive exhibits through which visitors will learn about Muhammad Ali, as well as have an opportunity to embark on their own personal discovery. Also included in the facility is the Howard L. Bingham Gallery, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, a library, retail shop, café, auditorium and theater. Hours are Tues.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sun., Noon-5 p.m.
Exhibits highlight the rich heritage of Portland and the role the land and river played in the history of Portland. Also included in the museum is the Albert B. Comstock Gallery and Skene Gallery. Open Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday by appointment.
The Portland Museum 2308 Portland Ave. 776-7678 iglou.com/portlandmuseum
Thomas Edison House Museum 729-31 E. Washington St. 585-5247 edisonhouse.org
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Schimpff ’s Confectionery 347 Spring Street Jeffersonville, IN 47130 (812) 283-8367 www.schimpffs.com Schimpff ’s has one of the few candy museums in the United States. It displays thousands of pieces of American candy memorabilia and represents decades of collecting candy equipment and artifacts. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; closed Sun. The Speed Art Museum (see Louisville’s Art Scene)
Hands-on exhibits and examples of Edison’s inventions are featured in the home where he lived while employed by Western Union Co. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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A visit to Downtown Louisville offers an obvious reminder of what there is to do and a declaration of the community’s pride in noteworthy attractions. Show your ticket stub from any of the attractions below and save $1 off admission price to another participating attraction. Frazier International History Museum; Glassworks; Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory; Louisville Science Center; Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft; 21c Museum Hotel; Muhammad Ali Center; The Kentucky Center For Performing Arts KentuckyShow! For more info, visit museumrowonmain.com.
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Dining Noted among “America’s Foodiest” Cities by Bon Appetit, Louisville’s true flavor is revealed through its many one-of-a-kind restaurants. Much like the community itself, the area’s dining scene is an eclectic combination of cuisines that surprises many newcomers. One of many “Louisville Originals” Limestone Restaurant offers guests an elegant dining experience without having to travel downtown. One of our more famous restaurants Lynn’s Paradise Cafe, has put Louisville on the map for incredible culinary experiences. Featured on national television shows and publications, the quirky Highlands restaurant delivers an eclectic take on down home cooking. You’ll find a variety of prestigious national chain restaurants throughout the area. In addition, there are many uniquely Louisville restaurants that make going out for dinner a popular household decision. Here’s a sampling of some of them: 211 Clover Lane 211 Clover Lane 896-9570 211cloverlane.com
Bistro 301 301 W. Market St. 584-8337 bistro301.com
Bucks Restaurant & Bar 425 W. Ormsby 637-5284 bucksrestaurantandbar.com
Corner Café 9307 New Lagrange Rd. 426-8121 cornercafelouisville.com
Derby Café 704 Central Ave. 634-0858 derbycafe.com
60 West Bistro 3939 Shelbyville Rd. 719-9717 60westbistro.com
BLU – Italian Grille 280 W. Jefferson St. Marriot Louisville Downtown 671-4285 blugrille.com
Café 360 Mantra Lounge 1582 Bardstown Rd. 473-8694
Cottage Inn 570 Eastern Pkwy. 637-4325
Ditto’s Grill 114 Bardstown Rd. 581-9129
610 Magnolia 610 Magnolia St. 636-0783 610magnolia.com 732 Social 732 E. Market St. 583-6882 732social.com Annie Cafe 308 W. Woodlawn Ave. 363-4847 anniecafe.com Asiatique 1767 Bardstown Rd. 451-2749 asiatiquerestaurant.com August Moon Chinese Bistro 2269 Lexington Rd. 456-6569 augustmoonbistro.com Avalon 1314 Bardstown Rd. 454-5336 avalonfresh.com Bank Street Brew House 415 Bank Street New Albany, IN, 47150 812-725-9585 newalbanian.com
Blue Dog Bakery & Café 2868 Frankfort Ave. 899-9800 Bluegrass Brewing Company 3929 Shelbyville Rd. 899-7070 650 S. Fourth St. 568-2224 3rd & Main bbcbrew.com Boombozz Famous Gourmet Pizza 3400 Frankfort Ave 896-9090 boombozz.com Boombozz Taphouse 1448 Bardstown Rd. 458-8889 Westport Village Westport Road and Herr Lane (502) 394-0000 boombozztaphouse.com Bourbons Bistro 2255 Frankfort Ave. 894-8838 bourbonsbistro.com
Basa Modern Vietnamese 2244 Frankfort Ave. 896-1016 basarestaurant.net
Bristol Bar & Grille (5 locations -- Downtown, Highlands, East, Jeffersonville & Prospect) bristolbarandgrille.com
Baxter Station Bar & Grill 1201 Payne St. 584-1635 baxterstation.com
Brownings Brewery 401 E. Main (Slugger Field) 515-0174 browningsbrewery.com
Bearno’s Numerous area locations 584-1577
Buckhead Mountain Grill 3 area locations eatatbuckheards.com
Café Lou Lou 106 Sears Ave. 893-7776 cafeloulou.com Captain’s Quarters Riverside Grille 5700 Captain’s Quarters Rd. 228-1651 cqriverside.com Chubby Ray’s Original Louisville Pizza Company and Sports Café 3910 Ruckriegel Pkwy. 267-1188 chubbyrays.com City Café (3 locations) 589-1797 citycafelunch.com Cliftons Pizza Co. 2230 Frankfort Ave. 893-3730 cliftonspizza.com Club Grotto American Bistro 2116 Bardstown Rd. 459-5275 Coach Lamp Restaurant & Pub 751 Vine St. 583-9165 coachlamprestaurant.com Come Back Inn 909 Swan Street 627-1777 415 Spring St. Jeffersonville, IN (812)285-1777 Corbett’s 5050 Norton Healthcare Blvd. 327-5058 corbettsrestaurant.com
Crave Cafe’ & Catering 2250 Frankfort Ave. 896-1488 cravecafeandcatering.com Cumberland Brewery 1576 Bardstown Rd. 458-8727 cumberlandbrewery.com Cunningham’s 630 S. Fourth St. 587-0526 Dak Shin 4742 Bardstown Rd. 491-7412 mydakshin.com De la Torre’s/La Bodega 1606 Bardstown Rd. 456-4955 delatorres.com Del Frisco’s 4107 Oechsli Ave. 897-7077 delfriscoslouisville.com
El Mundo 2345 Frankfort Ave. 899-9930 502elmundo.com The Emperor of China 210 Holiday Manor Shopping Center 426-1717 The English Grill at the Brown Hotel Fourth St. & Broadway 538-1234, ext. 7166 brownhotel.com Equus/Jack’s Bar 122 Sears Ave. 897-9721 equusrestaurant.com The Fishery 3624 Lexington Rd. 895-1188 11519 Shelbyville Rd. 409-4396
Get a True Taste of the Area With Louisville’s Farm to Table initiative, you can expect that many of the items on area menu feature products from local farmers. In addition, the area hosts special events throughout the year that will satisfy your appetite for culinary exploration, including Desserts First, a Taste of Derby Festival, Brew at the Zoo, Taste of Louisville, Oktoberfest, Taste of Asia and more. For up-to-date information on unique opportunities to sample some of the area’s celebrated cuisine, visit The Courier-Journal’s Dining Calendar section at courierjournal.com or visit: gotolouisville. com; louisvillehotbytes.com; louisvillediner.com and louisvilleoriginals.com. 2010/2011 l 71
YOURDISCOVERY Flabby’s Schnitzelburg 1101 Lydia St. 637-9136 Gasthaus 4812 Brownsboro Center 899-7177 gasthausdining.com Genny’s Diner 2223 Frankfort Ave 893-0923 The Grape Leaf 2217 Frankfort Ave. 897-1774 grapeleafonline.com Havana Rumba 4115 Oechsli Ave. 897-1959 12003 Shelbyville Road Suite 108 Middletown, KY 40243 myhavanarumba.com Impellizzeri’s Pizza 1381 Bardstown Rd. 454-2711 impellizzeris.com
Intermezzo Café & Cabaret 316 W. Main St. 561-3344 intermezzolouisville.com
Joe’s OK Bayou 9874 Linn Station Rd. 426-1320 joesokbayou.com
The Irish Rover 2319 Frankfort Ave. 899-3544
John E’s 3708 Bardstown Rd. 456-1111 johnesrestaurant.com
The Irish Rover, Too 117 E. Main St. La Grange, KY 222-2286 theirishroverky.com Jack Fry’s 1007 Bardstown Road 452-9244 jackfrys.com Jarfi’s Bistro 1543 Bardstown Rd. 589-5895 jarfis.com Joe Huber’s Family Restaurant 2421 Engle Rd. Starlight, IN 812-923-5255 joehubers.com
Kobe Japanese Steakhouse 301 Southern Indiana Avenue Jeffersonville IN 47130 (812) 280-8500 kobesteakhouse.net L &N Wine Bar Bistro 1765 Mellwood Ave. 897-0070 landnwinebarandbistro.com
KT’s 2300 Lexington Rd. 458-8888 ktsrestaurant.com
L &N Wine Bar Bistro 1765 Mellwood Ave. 897-0070 landnwinebarandbistro.com
Kaelin’s 1801 Newburg Rd. 451-1801 www.kaelins.com Kashmir Indian Restaurant 1285 Bardstown Rd. 473-8765 kashmirlouisville.com Kingfish (3 locations -- Louisville & Jeffersonville) 895-0544 kingfishrestaurants.com
Las Rosita 1515 East Market Street New Albany, IN 47150 (812) 944-3620 113 Grant Line Plaza New Albany, IN 47150 (812) 948-7967 larositagrill.com Le Gallo Rossa 1325 Bardstown Rd. 473-0015 Le Relais 2817 Taylorsville Rd. lerelaisrestaurant.com 451-9020 Lilly’s 1147 Bardstown Rd. 451-0447 lillyslapeche.com Limestone Restaurant 10001 Forest Green Blvd. 426-7477 limestonerestaurant.com Los Aztecas Mexican Restaurant (4 locations-- Louisville) 426-3994 Lynn’s Paradise Café 984 Barret Ave. 583-3447 lynnsparadisecafe.com Maido Essential Japanese Cuisine & Sake Bar 1758 Frankfort Ave. 894-8775 maidosakebar.com
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Maker’s Mark Bourbon House & Lounge 446 S. Fourth St. 568-9009 makerslounge.com
Mazzoni’s 12003 Shelbyville Rd. 451-4436 Mike Linnig’s 9308 Cane Run Rd. 937-9888 mikelinnigsrestaurant.com Meridian Café 112 Meridian Ave. 897-9703 themeridiancafe.com Mojito’s Tapas Restaurant 2231 Holiday Manor Ctr. 425-0959 mojitorestaurant.com Napa River Grill 211 Herr Lane 423-5822 napariverlouisville.com Neil and Patty’s Fireside Grill and Bar 7611 Hwy 311 Sellersburg, IN 47172 (812) 246-5457 North End Café 1722 Frankfort Ave. 896-8770 northendcafe.com The Oakroom at the Seelbach Hilton 500 S. Fourth St. 585-3200 seelbachhilton.com/ hoteldining_theoakroom Osaka, a Sushi Bar 2039 Frankfort Ave. 894-9501 O’Shea’s Irish Pub 956 Baxter Ave. 589-7373 osheaslouisville.com Our Best (4 locations - Louisville, Jeffersonville & Smithfield) 962-8810 ourbestrestaurant.com Palermo Viejo 1359 Bardstown Rd. 456-6461 palermoviejo.info Pat’s Steak House 2437 Brownsboro Rd. 893-2062 patssteakhouselouisville.com Porcini 2730 Frankfort Ave. 894-8686 porcinilouisville.com
Mark’s Feed Store (4 locations -- Louisville & Clarksville) marksfeedstore.com
Proof on Main 700 W. Main St. (21c Museum Hotel) proofonmain.com 217-6360
Mayan Cafe 813 East Market St. 566-0651 themayancafe.com
Ramsi’s Cafe 1293 Bardstown Rd. 451-0700 ramsiscafe.com
Ray Parella’s Italian Cuisine 2311 Frankfort Ave. 899-5575 Rivue 140 N. Fourth St. 568-4239 rivue.com Rocky’s Sub Pub 715 W. Riverside Dr Jeffersonville, IN eatatrockys.com Saffron’s 131 W. Market St. 584-7800 saffronsrestaurant.com Saigon Cafe 106A Fairfax Ave. 893-7757 Sake Blue 9326 Cedar Center Way 708-1500 sakeblue.com
Tucker’s American Favorites 2441 State Street New Albany, IN 47150 473-8765 tuckersaf.com Twig and Leaf 2122 Bardstown Rd. 451-8944
Westport General Store, A Restaurant 7008 Hwy. 524 222-4626 westportgeneralstore.com
Stevens Stevens Deli 1114 Bardstown Rd. 584-3354 stevensandstevensdeli.com Stumler’s Orchard and Restaurant 10924 St. John’s Road Borden, IN 47106 (812) 923-3832 Third Avenue Café 1164 S. Third St. 585-2233 thirdavecafe.com Toast on Market 736 East Market Street 569.4099 141 East Market Street New Albany, IN 47150 (812) 941-8582 toastonmarket.com Tony Boombozz (4 locations -- Louisville) tonyboombozz.com
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Vincenzo’s 150 S. Fifth St. 580-1350 vincenzositalianrestaurant.com
Sapporo Japanese Grill & Sushi 1706 Bardstown Rd. 479-5550 sapporojapanese.com
Stan’s Fish Sandwich 3723 Lexington Rd. 896-6600
Varanese 2106 Frankfort Ave. 899-9904 varanese.com
Volare 2300 Frankfort Ave. 894-4446 volare-restaurant.com
Seviche 1538 Bardstown Rd. 473-8560 2929 Goose Creek Rd. 425-1000 sevicherestaurant.com
Uptown Café 1624 Bardstown Rd. 458-4212 uptownlouisville.com
Sam’s Food & Spirits 473-8765 3800 Payne Koehler Rd. New Albany, IN 47150 samstavern.com
Sari Sari 2339 Frankfort Av. 894-0585
Wick’s Pizza Parlor (5 locations -- Louisville/ So. IN) 458-1828 wickspizza.com Wild Eggs (3 locations) 893-8005 crackinwildeggs.com Winston’s Restaurant 3101 Bardstown Rd. Sullivan University 456-0980 sullivan.edu/winstons Yaching’s East-West Cuisine 105 S. Fourth St. 585-4005 yachingsrestaurant.com Z’s Oyster Bar & Steak House 101 Whittington Pkwy. 429-8000 zoysterbar.com
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art scene Louisville’s art community is hopping, especially on the weekends. In downtown, the First Friday Trolley Hop is an art show, a tourist attraction and street party rolled into one, drawing crowds to the Main and Market Street downtown corridors the first Friday of every month. It’s where friends meet for drinks and treasure hunters find just the right piece to hang over the mantel. Numerous other events and art festivals are held throughout the year, highlighting the eclectic combination of artistic talent of artists from Louisville and beyond.
Area’s Major Art & Craft Fairs March Kentucky Crafted kycraft.ky.gov Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center Produced by the Kentucky Arts Council, Kentucky Crafted features more than 300 exhibitors of the state’s finest traditional, folk & contemporary crafts, two-dimensional visual art, musical recordings, books, and food products.
April Cherokee Triangle Art Fair cherokeetriangle.org Always planned for the April weekend before the Kentucky Derby, this wellloved local art fair tells us spring is here! Set in a charming neighborhood, the Cherokee Triangle Art Fair hosts live music, art exhibits, a plant sale, great food and a children’s activities tent for family fun.
September September Art Fair @ Mellwood Fine Art & Craft Show Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center www.mellwoodartcenter.com Following in the tradition of the former Ursuline Art Fair, the show features culinary arts, wine tasting, live entertainment, children’s art/craft area and a “Gallery Row,” – showcasing the best of Louisville’s gallery scene. Free on-site parking.
August Art in Speed Park Speed Park in Sellersburg, IN artinspeedpark.com Filled with more than 100 of the nation’s finest artisans, delectable food, and the region’s top musical artists. Art in Speed Park has been established as one of Kentuckiana’s favorite art shows, and is considered a true gem among the arts community.
October St. James Court Art Show (St. James Court, Fourth and Magnolia) in Old Louisville stjamescourtartshow.com Regarded by many as the best fine art and design show in the country, the St. James Court Art Show celebrates more than 50 years of welcoming juried selections of fine arts and crafts from more than 650 national artists.
Lets Hop To It Gallery Trolley Hops Louisville’s art scene is “hopping” with its share of opportunities to enjoy the city’s unique variety of artistic talents and galleries. 1st Friday Gallery Hop Downtown, Main & Market Streets firstfridaytrolleyhop.com More than two-dozen downtown galleries open their doors, put on the music and invite you to experience downtown’s thriving art scene the first Friday of every month. Gallery “hoppers” can board a complimentary TARC trolley and ride along the Main and Market Street corridors, from 5 p.m.–11 p.m. FAT Friday Trolley Hop Frankfort Avenue, Mellwood Avenue and Story Avenue fatfridayhop.org Frankfort Avenue celebrates its eclectic selection of quality art galleries and shops on the last Friday of every month. The Frankfort Avenue Trolley (FAT) offers free transportation along Frankfort, Mellwood, and Story Avenues with stops at galleries, local restaurants, coffee houses, a wine shop, antique and consignment stores and quaint boutiques. Trolleys run from 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Fund for the Arts Save With Your ArtsCARD 623 W. Main St. 582-0100 fundforthearts.com With an annual $25 contribution to Fund for the Arts, you can get an ArtsCARD, which offers significant discounts on admission to select performances at participating artistic venues in the region.
Gallopalooza – A celebration of artistry and community No, you’re not dreaming or hallucinating. There actually are life-size painted horses around Louisville -- a lot of them in fact, standing proudly throughout many parts of the city. Each one is unique, and each one has a story behind it. The common theme, however is Gallopalooza, a civic pride initiative that blossomed as a way to beautify the streets, encourage tourism and local exploration, showcase local artists and generate civic pride. In addition to the artistic contribution to the community, Gallopalooza has raised nearly $800,000 to support Brightside (the area’s environmental awareness organization) and other charities! For more information, visit gallopalooza.com
Check Out the Galleries... Louisville is a hotbed of creativity, with a thriving art scene that consists of a variety of art galleries. Whether you’re spending a lazy Saturday afternoon window-shopping or a night on the town during one of the gallery hops, you’ll discover the Greater Louisville area offers an impressive selection of one-ofa-kind galleries. LOOK is a consortium of fine art galleries in the Louisville area. For more information and a list of members, visit looklouisvilleart.com. 2010/2011 l 75
21c Museum 700 W. Main St. 217-6300 21cmuseum.org Housed in 21c Museum Hotel, the 21c Museum collection features both emerging artists and acclaimed international artists within its 9,000 square foot exhibit space. This stunning collection of cutting-edge art inspired the naming of the property and influenced the creation of the museum and hotel (which was awarded Best of Year 2006 by Interior Design magazine). Gift Shop open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.8 p.m. and Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Carnegie Center for Art and History 201 E. Spring St. New Albany, IN (812) 944-7336 carnegiecenter.org The former Carnegie library offers a contemporary art gallery, history museum, year-round art classes, plus free family art workshops on the second Saturday of every month. On permanent display is “Grandpa Makes a Scene: The Yenawine Dioramas,” a handcarved animated depiction of early Indian life. Tues.Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Flame Run 828 E. Market St. 584-5353 flamerun.com The Flame Run studio is one of the largest glass blowing facilities in the country at 13,000 square feet. Visit the gallery or enjoy viewing the hot shop in full swing while artists describe the process, including everything from cast glass to flameworking, fusing to slumping. Learn more on exhibitions, lecture demonstrations and workshop opportunities on the website. Tues.Sat., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and by appointment. Glassworks 815 W. Market St. 584-4510 louisvilleglassworks.com Glassworks fills a fully renovated landmark building with on-going classes, tours and workshops to both educate and inspire the artistry of glassmaking. Along with residential loft spaces, this urban building includes galleries and hot-glass studios where visitors can observe and even participate in the glassblowing process. The galleries offer collectible works by national and international artists. One-hour guided tours offered on Saturdays showcase flameworking, glassblowing and architectural glass studios. Mon.Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hawks View Gallery 170 Carter Ave. I-65, Exit 121 76
(Bullitt County) 955-1010 hawksviewgallery.com Distinctive hand-blown art glass items are made while you watch. Gallery and showroom tours are selfguided. Open Mon., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden 1011 Utica - Charlestown Rd. Utica, IN (812) 280-0347 hiddenhillnursery.com Hidden Hill lies a few miles from Louisville in Southern Indiana and includes a mini-arboretum, sculpture gallery and unusual plant nursery. Wander the grounds free of charge, enjoying the rural serenity. Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., Noon-5 p.m. or by appointment. Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft 715 W. Main St. 589-0102 kentuckyarts.org The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft has supported the art and craft heritage of Kentucky for more than 25 years. In addition to its permanent collection, exhibits are presented in three gallery spaces. The Gallery Shop features work in all media, from folk art to furniture. The Education Center provides special needs workshops, summer art camps, community center programs, school partnership workshops, Girl Scout workshops, child, teen and adult workshops and craft artist demonstrations. Mon.- Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
mellwoodartcenter.com Formerly the Fischer Packing Company on Mellwood, the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center encompasses 350,000 sq. ft. of former industrial space that has been converted into more than 200 artist studios, art galleries and shops, restaurants, office spaces, rehearsal spaces for theater and dance groups and special event venues. Open seven days a week, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. The Speed Art Museum 2035 S. Third St. 634-2700 speedmuseum.org Established in 1927, the Speed Art Museum is Kentucky’s oldest and largest art museum with more than 12,000 pieces in its permanent collection. Its extensive collection spans 6,000 years, ranging from ancient Egyptian to contemporary art. The museum has distinguished collections of 17th century Dutch and Flemish painting, 18th century French art, Renaissance and Baroque tapestries and significant holdings of contemporary American painting and sculpture. The museum offers Art Sparks, an award winning interactive gallery for the whole family. Enjoy lunch at The Café and take home a unique souvenir from the gift shop. Wed.-Thurs., & Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun., Noon- 5 p.m.
Louisville Stoneware Company 731 Brent Street 582-1900 louisvillestoneware.com Louisville Stoneware’s downtown location invites you to witness artistry in the making with a tour of one of the nation’s oldest and most revered stoneware manufacturing firms. Experience unique handmade and hand-painted tableware, bakeware and collectibles. Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Louisville Visual Art Association 3005 River Rd. 896-2146 louisvillevisualart.org As Kentucky’s oldest visual arts organization, LVAA offers exhibits, classes and art advocacy services. LVAA is located at the historic 19th century Water Tower along the banks of the Ohio River. Just look for the 169-foot Greek revival tower. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Noon-4 p.m. Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center 1860 Mellwood Ave. 895-3650
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performing arts Couples and friends will have no trouble planning a night on the town in Louisville. The city is one of the few in the country to host its own ballet, orchestra, regional repertory theater, an opera and a Shakespeare Festival. In fact, theatre lovers from around the world make annual pilgrimages to the Humana Festival of New American Plays held at Actors Theatre of Louisville each spring to get the first look at the future of the American theatre. More than 400 plays have been produced, representing the work of over 200 playwrights throughout the last 35 years.
Venues Actors Theatre of Louisville 316 W. Main St. Box Office – 584-1205 actorstheatre.org The Tony-winning Actors Theatre has captured the hearts of audiences in Louisville and across the country for more than three decades and has played a major role in revitalizing American playwriting. Bunbury Theatre 604 S. Third St., Ste. 301 585-5306 bunburytheatre.org Louisville’s Bunbury Theatre is in its 25th season and is recognized as one of the hottest alternative theaters in the region. CenterStage Theatre Jewish Community Center 3600 Dutchmans Ln. 459-0660 jccoflouisville.org Center Stage provides a performance venue for works of Jewish interest that offer a broad cultural appeal and a diverse mix of dramas, musicals and new works by local playwrights. Clarksville Little Theatre 301 E. Montgomery Ave. Clarksville, IN (812) 283-6522 clarksvillelittletheatre.org The Clarksville Little Theatre has entertained audiences with dramas, comedies and musicals for nearly 60 years. Clifton Center 2117 Payne St. 896-8480 cliftoncenter.org The Clifton Center serves as a venue for a variety of musical, theatric and dance performances, in addition to festivals, meetings, instructional art, dance, yoga and tai chi classes. Derby Dinner Playhouse 525 Marriott Dr. Clarksville, IN (812) 288-8281
derbydinner.com Dinner Playhouse is one of the largest dinner theaters in the country, offering live-stage productions and a plentiful buffet. Derby Dinner presents mainstage shows running Tuesday through Sunday year-round, in addition to concerts and children’s musical theater productions. Iroquois Amphitheater 1080 Amphitheater Rd. 368-5865 iroquoisamphitheater.com Home to Broadway at Iroquois, this historic amphitheatre is nestled in the woods of Iroquois Park and offers an artistic experience all on its own. The 2,407-seat amphitheater provides a unique, outdoor theater venue in which to experience a wide variety of outstanding cultural, artistic entertainment and educational opportunities. The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts 501 W. Main St. Administrative Offices – 562-0100 Tickets – 584-7777 kentuckycenter.org For more than two decades, The Kentucky Center has taken the lead as the state’s premier performing arts center, and home to such resident groups as the Louisville Ballet, Kentucky Opera, Louisville Orchestra, PNC Broadway Across AmericaLouisville and Stage One Children’s Theater. Its own Kentucky Center Presents performances bringing in such acclaimed performers as Lily Tomlin, Lyle Lovett, kd lang and The Paul Taylor Dance Company, along with world music, jazz, family programming, bluegrass, comedy and more. Its three theaters range in size from 139 seats to 2,400, and host everything from international performers to local theater companies. The Kentucky Center also manages the beautifully renovated historic Brown Theatre at 315 W. Broadway. Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Old Louisville 574-9900 kyshakes.org The oldest, free, independently operated Shakespeare Festival in the nation is located in Louisville. The Festival’s professional productions of Shakespearean plays have become a summer tradition in Old Louisville.
Little Colonel Playhouse 302 Mount Mercy Dr. Pewee Valley, KY Tickets- 588-1557 littlecolonel.org The area’s oldest community theater presents a variety of productions in its quaint 103-seat theater in Pewee Valley. Louisville Palace 625 S. Fourth St. 583-4555 louisvillepalace.com The magnificently renovated 1928 Spanish Baroque movie theater hosts numerous concerts, plays, comedians, children’s performances, and a summer movie classics series. Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center Indiana University Southeast Campus. New Albany, IN Tickets – (812) 941-2526 ius.edu More than 100 performances are offered annually by students and nationally-known performers at the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center, which features four theaters, a 4,500-seat amphitheatre and the Barr Art Gallery. Walden Theatre 1123 Payne St. 589-0084 waldentheatre.org Recognized as one of the country’s finest preuniversity instruction programs for theater students, Walden Theatre provides a creative training ground for students pursuing real-world theater and arts experience. Youth Performing Arts School 1517 S. Second St. 485-8355 jefferson.k12.ky.us/schools/special/YPAS One of only 100 schools of its kind in the nation, the Youth Performing Arts School (YPAS) offers unique opportunities for high school students who have the interest, ambition and talent to pursue formal training in dance, theater acting, musical theater, vocal music, piano, concert band, concert orchestra and theater design and production. Throughout the season, YPAS students perform on the school’s Main Stage and other venues. 2010/2011 l 79
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Major Performing Arts Groups Kentucky Opera 101 S. Eighth St. Tickets- 584-7777 kyopera.org The well-respected regional opera company presents top-quality productions with international stars performing with local talent.
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Louisville Ballet 315 E. Main St. Box Office- 583-2623 louisvilleballet.org As the official state ballet of Kentucky, the ballet offers performances to more than 100,000 people each year, with 65 world premiere ballets to its credit and a repertoire of nearly 150 works by choreographers such as Marius Petipa, George Balanchine, Paul Taylor and David Parsons. The Louisville Ballet’s educational programs reach more than 18,000 school children annually. All performances are in The Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall. Louisville Orchestra 323 W. Main St., Ste. 700 Tickets - 587-8681 louisvilleorchestra.org The Louisville Orchestra’s full-time ensemble performs a wide variety of concerts an is also the resident performing group for the Louisville Ballet and the Kentucky Opera. The Orchestra is known for performing a wide variety of musical series, including Classics and Coffee Concerts (classical music), the Louisville Pops (popular music), OrKIDStra and ROARchestra (performed at the Louisville Zoo). Louisville Theatrical Association 323 W Broadway Suite 600 ltastages.org 498.2436 The Louisville Theatrical Association (LTA) is home of Stage One: The Louisville Children’s Theatre and Music Theatre Louisville. Now in its 62nd season, Stage One is Louisville’s nationally acclaimed professional theater for young audiences and is dedicated to bringing the finest quality theater to young people and families. Music Theatre Louisville’s 28th season continues its tradition of educational programming that inspires and encourages students and shares the joy and thrill of live musical theatre. Both groups perform in the Kentucky Center’s Bomhard Theater. PNC Broadway Across America-Louisville 611 Main St. 584-7469 broadwayacrossamerica.com The “Broadway Series” is almost a household name after more than two decades of bringing exciting, big-name Broadway musical productions to town. Performances are held at The Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall or The Louisville Palace. 80
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parks and recreation areas There’s plenty of green to be enjoyed in Louisville’s portion of the Bluegrass. Louisville’s park system is the last designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, the “Father of American Landscape Architecture” and the renowned planner of New York City’s Central Park. And the city is standing firm in its commitment to preserve additional green spaces. The ongoing City of Parks initiative guarantees even more wonderful parkland for current and future residents of Louisville. Building upon more than 14,000 acres of existing parks, City of Parks is heralded as one of the largest urban expansion projects in America. For more information on the development of the City of Parks, visit louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/cityofparks.
The City of Parks Initiative is a project THAT has been praised by the Trust for Public Land as “…path-breaking land conservation efforts that puts Louisville in a league of its own nationally.”
Major Metro Parks For a complete list of parks managed by the Metro Parks Department, visit metro-parks.com or call 456-8100. You can access information on athletic leagues, special events and activities, maps for hiking, biking and walking and much more. Area parks offer a wide variety of outdoor activities and venues, including playgrounds, community centers, swimming and wading pools, performing arts, golf courses, athletic fields and courts, lodges and shelters and hiking, biking, fishing and horseback riding opportunities. The Metro Parks Department makes it easy to find just the activity and park to meet your fitness and recreational needs. Visit louisvilleky.gov/ MetroParks and download “Louisville’s Fitness Parks,” a guide to Louisville’s best parks to exercise or call 456-8100 to find out more. Central Park Fourth St. and Park Ave. Located in the heart of Old Louisville, Central park serves as the summer venue for free Kentucky Shakespeare Festival performances and the St. James Art Fair in the fall. Tennis and volleyball courts, a spray fountain and enormous trees make Central Park an ideal location to relax and play in the middle of the city. Cherokee Park Eastern Pkwy. and Cherokee Rd. This 409-acre park is one of the original parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. It’s located among the rolling hills of the Highlands area and includes everything from archery ranges, a 2.4mile scenic loop, a golf course and walking trails to fountains and even a bird sanctuary. Louisville Extreme Park Witherspoon and Clay St. 456-8100 louisvilleextremepark.org Louisville Extreme Park provides skateboarding, in-line skating and biking opportunities for people of all ages and skill levels. Heralded as one of the
best skate parks in the nation, Louisville’s Extreme Park is home to several competitions throughout the year. With 40,000 sq. ft. of outdoor skating and biking, the park also includes a wooden “vert” ramp and a 24 ft. “fullpipe.” Open 24 hours daily. Iroquois Park Southern Pkwy. and Taylor Blvd. Iroquois Park is home to Iroquois Amphitheatre and offers breathtaking views, a golf course and a 10,000-year-old forest that is the focal point of this incredible scenic reservation planned by Frederick Law Olmstead in South Louisville. Jefferson Memorial Forest 11311 Mitchell Hill Rd., Near Gene Snyder Freeway (I-265) and I-65 368-5404 memorialforest.com Located in Fairdale, the Jefferson Memorial Forest offers nature lovers a chance to get away from it all. With excellent hiking trails, towering oak trees, campgrounds and entertaining and educational public programs, the forest is an excellent outdoor playground. An old schoolhouse serves as the welcome center, gift shop and meeting facility. Long Run Park Flat Rock Rd. off Shelbyville Rd. Located east of Middletown, Long Run Park features a 28-acre fishing lake, horseback riding trails, a golf course and numerous picture-perfect picnic locations throughout its 394 acres of rolling hills and open meadows.
parades and large public gatherings. The park includes a state-of-the-art outdoor athletic complex, a golf course and also has river walk access. Waterfront Park 574-3768 louisvillewaterfront.com River Rd. between Second St. and Frankfort Ave. Designed by noted architect George Hargraves, this 85-acre park along the Ohio River attracts 1.5 million visitors yearly and has been named one of the nation’s Top Ten Urban Parks by the Urban Land Institute. Now in its last phase of construction, Waterfront Park offers a spectacular view of the Ohio River, the Adventure Playland, the Brown-Forman Amphitheatre, Kentucky’s own Lincoln Memorial, miles of walking paths, picnic areas and the 14 acres that make up the Great Lawn — great for lounging on lazy afternoons.
State Forests & Parks Charlestown State Forest Highway 62 Charlestown, IN (812) 256-5600 state.in.us/dnr/parklake/parks/charlestown.html Charlestown State Forest is home to scenic vistas of the Fourteen Mile Creek Valley, Devonian Fossil outcrops and area of sinkhole topography, which are seen along the park’s numerous hiking trails. Fishing and camping opportunities are also offered.
Seneca Park Cannons Ln. and Pee Wee Reese Rd. Located in the heart of St. Matthews, Seneca’s 333 acres encompass a popular 1.2-mile walking path and 3.1-mile cross-country trail, a golf course, numerous athletic fields and courts, horseback riding trails and more.
Clark State Forest U.S. 31 Henryville, IN (812) 294-4306 state.in.us/dnr/forestry Clark State Forest, established in 1903, is the oldest state forest in Indiana and encompasses 24,000 acres.
Shawnee Park Broadway and Southwestern Pkwy. Shawnee Park is an ideal place for picnics, sports,
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Louisville’s Partnership for a Green City is a collaborative effort between the Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government, the University of Louisville and the Jefferson County School System to move Louisville toward a greener future. The partners focus on climate change, energy, fleets, waste management, environmental education, environmental health and green purchasing, and each of the partners exchange service and professional expertise, saving tax dollars and increasing educational opportunities.
Borden, IN (812) 246-5421 state.in.us/dnr This state recreation area has picnic facilities, hiking trails, a beach and a 286-site modern campground. Rowboat rentals are offered. Hunting is allowed in some areas. Open March-October. Camping is available Memorial Day-Labor Day. E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park 3000 Freys Hill Rd. near Westport Rd. and the Gene Snyder Freeway 426-8950 kystateparks.com Located in East Louisville, E. P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park encompasses 369-acres dedicated to physical fitness, recreation and the natural beauty of open meadows, creeks and rolling hills. The park includes fitness and nature trails, a gymnasium, exercise and physical education classes, athletic fields and courts, an Olympic-size outdoor swimming pool, arts and crafts programs, BMX track, dog park and an 8,066 square foot community center.
Falls of the Ohio State Park & Interpretive Center 201 W. Riverside Dr. Clarksville, IN Along the banks of the Ohio, off I-65, Exit 0 (812) 280-9970 fallsoftheohio.org The park features 386-million-year-old fossil beds, which are among the largest naturally exposed Devonian fossil beds in the world. Visitors can enjoy exploring the 220 acres of fossil beds, in addition to fishing, hiking, bird watching and picnicking. August through October provides the best views of the beds, with the Ohio River at its lowest level. Open seven days a week; dawn to dusk. Numerous special events are held throughout the year. The Interpretive Center hours are Mon.Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. O’Bannon Woods State Park 7234 Old Forest Rd. SW Corydon, IN – within Harrison Crawford State Park (812) 738-8232
Coming Soon -The Parklands of Floyds Fork The Parklands of Floyds Fork is a nearly 4,000-acre public parks system along Floyds Fork Creek that will include more than 100 miles of multi-use recreation trails, 18 miles of the Louisville Loop, children’s playgrounds, a canoe trail, ball fields and other recreational and natural amenities. The Parklands of Floyds Fork will be comprised of four major parks, each named for tributaries of Floyds Fork creek: Beckley Creek Park: 616 acres, encompassing the existing Miles Park at Shelbyville Road and stretching to South English Station and Echo Trail Pope Lick Park: 575 acres, just south of Beckley Creek Park stretching south approximately 4.5 miles to near Thurman Road, and incorporating the existing Floyds Fork Park off Taylorsville Road Turkey Run Park: 1076 acres, stretching 4 miles from Seatonville Road to Broad Run Road Broad Run Park: 685 acres, south of Turkey Run Park and stretching south to Bardstown Road A 3.5 mile narrow stretch of connecting land between Pope Lick Park and Turkey Run Park, called The Strand, will encompass another 353 acres. For more information, visit theparklands.org. 84
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LouisvilleRelocationGuide.com in.gov/dnr/parklake/2976.htm O’Bannon Woods State Park encompasses 26,000 acres of recreational heaven, including horse trails, fishing, boating, hiking, cave tours and camping. Bring the horses and spend the night and experience the beauty of one of Southern Indiana’s natural treasures. Taylorsville Lake State Park 1320 Park Rd. Taylorsville, KY 477-8713 kystateparks.com Located a short drive from Louisville to Spencer County, Taylorsville Lake State Park encompasses 1,200 acres along Taylorsville Lake, where anglers vie for bass, bluegill and crappie. With some of the most beautiful horseback riding, hiking and biking trails around, the campground even offers select campsites for the horses. From wake surfing on the lake to primitive camping, Taylorsville Lake State Park is an ideal choice to relax and enjoy the beauty of the region.
Additional Parks & Recreational Areas
Battle of Corydon Civil War Memorial Park 100 Old Hwy. 135 SW Corydon, IN (812) 738-8236 harrisoncoparks.com Commemorating the only Civil War battle fought on Indiana soil, the park features a cannon, log cabin and historical markers that interpret the Harrison County Home Guard’s attempt to delay Confederate General John Hunt Morgan’s march through Southern Indiana. Open 8 a.m. to dusk. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest 2499 Hwy. 245, I-65, Exit 112 Clermont, KY 955-8512 bernheim.org Just 25 miles south of Louisville in Bullitt County, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest offers weekend nature programs, a visitor center and plenty of opportunities to get away from it all, including fishing, hiking, biking, geocaching and letterboxing. As Kentucky’s Official State Arboretum, it provides 14,000 acres for exploring with more than 50 miles of hiking trails and 14 miles of biking trails. Open 7 a.m. until sunset. The Visitor Center, Art Gallery and Nature Shop open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Creasy Mahan Nature Preserve 12501 Harmony Landing Goshen, KY 228-4362 creaseymahannaturepreserve.org Thousands of songbirds call the 100-acre Creasy
Mahan Nature Preserve in Oldham County home. Listen for their harmonic symphonies while enjoying a variety of hiking trails through the preserve and along Little Huckleberry Creek. Numerous programs, including nature and environmental camps are offered. Jeffersontown Veterans Memorial Park 1/2 mile S. of Gaslight Square on Taylorsville Rd. Jeffersontown, KY 267-8333 jeffersontownky.com/parks.html Located on 25 beautiful acres, Jeffersontown Veterans Memorial Park offers an ideal location for family picnics and group gatherings. A 60foot flagpole, a Huey helicopter, naval guns, an M-60A tank and more than 3,000 inscribed brick pavers welcome visitors to the park, which hosts ceremonies on Veterans and Memorial Day.
Bourbon isn’t the only spirit that Greater Louisville is known for. Many area vineyards and wineries offer incredible selections of locally made wine, including:: Best Vineyards 8373 Morgans Ln. Elizabeth, IN 812-969-9463 bestvineyardswinery.com Broad Run Vineyards 10601 Broad Run Rd. (Gene Snyder to Billtown Exit) 231-0372 broadrunvineyards.com
River Bend Winery 120 S. 10th St. Louisville 540-5650 riverbendwineryky.com Scout Mountain Winery 2145 Scout Mountain Road NW Corydon, IN 47112 877-351-8607 scoutmountainwinery.com Smith-Berry Vineyard and Winery 855 Drennon Rd. New Castle, KY 845-7091 smithberrywinery.net Stumler’s Restaurant and Orchard 10924 St. John’s Rd. Borden, IN (812) 923-3832 Talon Winery 400 Gordon Ln. Shelbyville, KY 633-6969 talonwine.com Turtle Run Winery 940 St. Peters Church Rd. Corydon, IN (812) 952-2650 or 866-2TURTLE turtlerunwinery.com Wight-Meyer Vineyard & Winery 340 Meyer Dr. Shepherdsville, KY 921-0267 wight-meyervineyards.com
Huber’s Orchard & Winery 19816 Huber Rd. Starlight, IN (812) 923-WINE (9463) huberwinery.com Indian Creek Winery 6491 County Line Rd. NE Georgetown, IN 47122 812-951-0303 indiancreekwinery.org MillaNova Winery 744 Gentry Lane Mt. Washington, KY 664-8308 millanovawinery.com River City 321 Pearl St. New Albany, IN 812-945-9463 riverbendwineryky.com
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festivals & major events You don’t need a reason to celebrate in Greater Louisville -- just a willingness to have a good time! With the most exciting two minutes in sports drawing attention to Louisville in many parts around the globe, it’s only fitting that the city takes two weeks to celebrate the momentous occasion. Thunder Over Louisville headlines the Kentucky Derby Festival, with traditional events such as the Pegasus Parade and Great Steamboat Race giving Louisville residents and visitors plenty of opportunities to be a part of history in the making. Two-thirds of the Festival events free, so families can enjoy numerous just-forkids activities without stretching their pocketbooks. The Festival includes several formal affairs, as well as casual, foot-stomping good times. More than just entertaining, the Derby Festival generates more than $93 million annually for the local economy. Festival events also raise nearly $300,000 for area charities each year. Other major events held throughout the year complement Derby fever’s true sense of pride in living in Louisville.
The Kentucky Derby The Kentucky Oaks & The Kentucky Derby First Friday & Saturday in May Churchill Downs kentuckyderby.com Whether you’re at the track or at a friend’s Derby Party, Churchill Downs lives up to its historic reputation and offers an experience like no other than the first weekend in May. More than 10,000 Mint Juleps are poured during the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks and more than 550 roses are included in the garland of roses for the Derby winner. The longest continuously staged sporting event in the world and the first leg of the Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing just keeps getting better and better. The running of the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May is preceded by the Kentucky Oaks the day before. You simply have to be there -- at least just once. Whether you’re cheering on your horse from Millionaire’s Row, the grandstand or the infield, the excitement of watching the “greatest two minutes in sports,” surrounded by thousands of people is what makes Derby such a unique event.
Kentucky Derby Festival Two Weeks Prior to Derby 584-6383 kdf.org The Kentucky Derby Festival is one of the premiere events of its kind in the world, attracting nearly 1.5 million people who gather to celebrate spring, the rich Derby tradition and the unique vitality of the Louisville community. With more than 4,000 volunteers and the support of 325 sponsors, the Derby Festival hosts a whirlwind of 70 special events throughout the city, including Thunder Over Louisville - touted as North America’s largest annual pyrotechnics show. The ensuing two weeks of excitement and entertainment promises something for everyone of all ages. By purchasing a Pegasus Pin (located at over 1,000 local retail outlets and banks), you can gain access to the many Festival events, receive coupons and win free merchandise.
Major Conference, Outdoor Entertainment & Trade Show Venues Iroquois Amphitheater Iroquois Park 1080 Amphitheater Road 368-5865 iroquoisamphitheater.com With seating for 2,407, the theater hosts a variety of performing arts and cultural programs coordinated through the Iroquois Arts Association. Kentucky Exposition Center I-65 & I-264 (adjacent to Kentucky Kingdom) 367-5000 kyfairexpo.org The Kentucky Exposition Center is ranked one of the top 10 largest public facilities of its king in the United States. The 400-acre property offers more than 1,000,000 square feet of indoor, ground level, air-conditioned space and hosts numerous events, conventions and trade shows, including
the Kentucky State Fair and the Home, Garden & Remodeling Show. Freedom Hall, which seats more than 19,000 people and is adjacent to the center, also showcases numerous sporting events, concerts and other special events. Kentucky International Convention Center 221 Fourth Ave. 595-4381 or 1-800-701-5831 kyconvention.org The Kentucky International Convention Center hosts numerous trade shows and events within its 300,000 square feet of exhibit space in downtown Louisville. New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater New Albany, IN cityofnewalbany.com The amphitheater accommodates up to 10,000
persons for activities ranging from Bluegrass music and fireworks displays to rock concerts and visiting symphony orchestra performances. Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere Between Fourth & Sixth Streets, along the Ohio River This eight-acre plaza is a common venue for festivals and downtown events, offering a great view of the Ohio River. Waterfront Park River Rd. between Second St. and Frankfort Ave. 574-3768 louisvillewaterfront.com Designed by noted architect George Hargraves, this incredible park along the Ohio River attracts 1.5 million visitors yearly and is host to more than 100 events annually, including public concerts, fireworks displays and numerous cultural festivals. 2010/2011 l 87
YOURDISCOVERY Annual Events Louisville plays host to a variety of family-friendly events, musical performances, old-fashioned ice cream socials, outdoor theatrical presentations, ethnic festivals, art fairs, parades, balloon glows and an assortment of one-of-a-kind experiences that offer residents and visitors something to do practically every weekend. The following is a snapshot of annual events. For spur-of-the moment decisions, The Courier-Journal lists weekend events every Friday. For planning ahead, it’s a good idea to check out the MetroFest calendar found at louisvilleky.gov/metrofest. Additional information can be found at gotolouisville.com.
Dinnerworks at Louisville Visual Art Association Home Product Expo Paroquet Springs Conference Centre Shebherdsville, KY www.LouisvilleHomeShow.com
Revolutionary War Encampment 18th Century Thunder Historic Locust Grove 897-9845 locustgrove.org
Earth Day Celebration Louisville Zoo 238-5448 louisvillezoo.org
Cherokee Triangle Art Fair Cherokee Parkway at Willow Park 459-0256 cherokeetriangle.org
Polar Bear Plunge Waterfront Wharf at Joe’s Crab Shack 326-5002 soky.org Home, Garden & Remodeling Show Kentucky Fair & Expo Center 429-6000 louisvillehomeshow.com St. Patrick’s Parade Bardstown Rd. and Baxter Ave. from Broadway to Mid-City Mall 228-5237 louisvilleirish.com
Get Moving With Area Run/Walks
Numerous 5 and 10K races are held throughout the year, in addition to triathlons and the Derby Festival’s marathon and mini marathon. Charity walks, plenty of hiking and biking trails and worthy causes keep Louisville residents on the move!green purchasing, and each of the partners exchange service and professional expertise, saving tax dollars and increasing educational opportunities.
Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade Frankfort Ave. 296-0091 frankfortave.com Easter Eggstravaganza E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park 424-7270 parks.ky.gov
Kentucky Derby Festival kdf.org
The Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks kentuckyoaks.com kentuckyderby.com Art in the Arbor Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church 4936 Brownsboro Rd. 425-6943 pjuc.org
Rock Creek Horse Show 3114 Rock Creek Dr. 895-5252 rockcreekhorseshow.com Kentuckiana Pride Festival Belvedere 649-4851 kentuckianapridefestival.org 91.9 WFPK Waterfront Wednesday Concert Series Harbor Lawn 129 E. River Rd. 814-6500 wfpk.org Summer Antiques Market Locust Grove 561 Blankenbaker Ln. 897-9845 locustgrove.org
Shakespeare in the Park Central Park 635-5244 oldlouisville.org Waterfront Independence Festival Waterfront Park 574-3768 louisvillewaterfront.com Crescent Hill Old Fashioned 4th of July Peterson-Dumesnil House 301 S. Peterson Ave. 895-7975 crescenthill.us Homearama 429-6000 www.Homearama.com Independence Day Celebration E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park 429-7270 parks.ky.gov
Annual Bar-B-Q Pitt Festival 6010 Preston Hwy. 966-6979 Abbey Road on the River Belvedere 216-378-1980 abbeyroadontheriver.com Kentucky Reggae Festival Water Tower River Road & Zorn Ave. 583-0333 bisig.com Starlight Strawberry Festival St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 8310 St. John Road (812) 923-5785
Festival of the Dogwood Audubon Park between Linnet Road and Wren Road 635-6710
Portland Family Reunion Festival 33rd & Northwestern Pkwy. 778-5061 neighborhoodlink.com/org/ portfamreufest
Riverside Annual Plant & Herb Sale Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing 935-6809 riverside-landing.org
Sculpture in the Dell Yew Dell Gardens 6220 Old La Grange Rd. 241-4788 yewdellgardens.org
Louisville’s Greek Festival Belvedere 425-7775 assumptionlouisville.org
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Get Listening With Live Music Louisville’s music scene is humming with a wide variety of special concerts and performances at various venues throughout the city, including outdoor shopping venues such as Westport Village and neighborhoods like Cherokee Triangle and Old Louisville. WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesdays held at Waterfront Park draws large crowds as do performances at 4th Street Live! and numerous music festivals held throughout the year
Hidden Treasures Garden Tour Old Louisville oldlouisville.org The Louisville Blues-n-Barbecue Festival Water Tower River Rd. & Zorn Ave. 583-0333 bisig.com Forecastle Festival Waterfront Park 472-7555 forecastlefest.com Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing 935-6809 riverside-landing.org Brightside/Coca-Cola Volleyball Classic 574-2613 brightsideinc.org
Get Inspired With Area Performances From Shakespeare in the Park to Broadway shows at The Kentucky Center to community theatre performances, Greater Louisville offers a wealth of talent on area stages. (See Performing Arts for more.)
Kentucky Bluegrass Music Festival Waterfront Park 583-0333 www.bisig.com WorldFest Belvedere 456-8110 worldfestlouisville.com Festa Italiana St. James Church 1826 Edenside Ave. (812) 282-3938 louisvilleitalians.com Louisville Irish Fest Saturday Belvedere 609-2826 louisvilleirishfest.com The Original Highlands Art & Music Festival Baxter Ave. (between Highland Ave. and Breckinridge St.) 451-7535 thehighlandsoflouisville.com Turtle Soup Festival Bethel-St. Paul Church, 4004 Shelbyville Road 895-9437 bethelstpaul.org Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival 267-1674 jtownchamber.com
St. Joseph Orphans Picnic 2823 Frankfort Ave. 893-0241 ext. 272 sjkids.org
Best of Louisville Bash Bowman Field 451-0014 bestoflouisvillebash.com
Kentucky State Fair Kentucky Expo Center 367-5002 kystatefair.org
Mellwood September Art Fair Mellwood Art Center 895-3650 mellwoodartcenter.com
Brew at the Zoo Louisville Zoo 459-2181 louisvillezoo.org
Oktoberfest German-American Club 1840 Lincoln Ave. 618-1950 german-americanclub.com
Tour of Remodeled Homes 429-6000 www.HBAL.com Kentucky Pig Roast Water Tower, River Rd. and Zorn Ave. 583-0333
Idea Festival 966-4607 or 800-966-4607 ideafestival.com The Bluegrass Balloon Festival Bowman Field 491-1076
Captain’s Quarters Regatta and Art Show Captain’s Quarters Restaurant 5700 Captain’s Quarters Rd. 291-4260
Get Green With Brightside Louisville citizens join efforts on many occasions throughout the year to take care of their neighborhoods, parks and landscapes through events organized by Brightside, Metro Louisville’s environmental awareness organization. For more information, visit louisvilleky.gov.
Festival of Trees and Lights Slugger Field 629-KIDS helpKosairchildrenshospital.com KaLightoscope Christmas 140 N. Fourth St. & Belvedere 589-5200 kalightoscope.com
Bardstown Road Aglow The Highlands 721-8636 bardstownroadaglow.com Old Louisville Holiday House Tour and Festival Old Louisville 635-5244 oldlouisville.org
Winterfair! Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, 4936 Brownsboro Rd. 425-6943 pjuc.org
Harvest Homecoming New Albany, IN (812) 944-8572
Pancakes, Paws & Santa Claus Louisville Zoo 459-2181 louisvillezoo.org
St. James Court Art Show Old Louisville 635-1842 stjamescourtartshow.com
Week in the Highlands Bardstown Road Corridor 451-7535 highlandsweek.org “The World’s Largest Halloween Party” Louisville Zoo 459-2181 louisvillezoo.org
Holiday Candlelight Tours Locust Grove 561 Blankenbaker Ln. 897-9845 locustgrove.org Mayor’s New Year’s Eve Bash 574-5220 louisvilleky.gov
Oktober Fest/Oktober Feast Louisville 640 S. Fourth St. 583-0333 Great Chili Cook-Off Phoenix Hill Tavern 644 Baxter Ave. 589-4957 phoenixhill.com Brightside Community-Wide Cleanup 574-2613 brightsideinc.org
Light Up Louisville Jefferson Square Park 574-5220 louisvilleky.gov
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yourshoppinG shopping An eclectic assortment of boutiques, restaurants and galleries are nestled in various sections of Louisville. Westport Village Shopping Center is Louisville’s newest outdoor shopping center, where you’ll find neighbors meeting for brunch, visitors discovering unique souvenirs and interior designers hand-picking just the right accessories. Whether it’s a day spent antiquing, a quest to find just the right Derby hat or an excuse to get to know the region better, there’s plenty of opportunities to go treasure hunting in Greater Louisville.
Main Shopping Hubs for Louisville Downtown Louisville Main Street, Fourth Street & Market Street Primary shopping attractions are between Fifth and Ninth Streets, including the gift shops at the Louisville Science Center, the Louisville Slugger Museum, Glassworks, the Kentucky Art and Craft Gallery and Fourth Street Live! On Market St., you’ll encounter a wide variety of art galleries, restaurants and shops. On the first Friday of every month, more than two-dozen downtown galleries participate in the First Friday Gallery Hop. (See “Louisville’s Art Scene” for more.) The Highlands Bardstown Road With numerous coffee houses, art galleries, one-of-a-kind fine dining restaurants, small boutiques, antique stores and numerous other venues, Bardstown Road offers an urban shopping 90
atmosphere in a neighborhood environment. Mark your calendar for Bardstown Road Aglow, held the first Saturday in December. Crescent Hill/Clifton Frankfort Avenue The former stagecoach and streetcar route offers an eclectic mix of galleries, antiques, crafts, consignment shops and specialty clothing stores. On the last Friday of every month, the Frankfort Avenue Trolley (FAT) offers free transportation along Frankfort, Mellwood and Story Avenues during the FAT Friday Trolley Hop. (See “Louisville’s Art Scene.” ) Holiday Manor and Glenview Pointe Brownsboro Road Just east of I-264 and Brownsboro Road, you’ll encounter a variety of home furnishings, clothing, gift and jewelry stores that offer an eclectic mix of treasures.
Hurstbourne/Stonybrook Hurstbourne Parkway Hursbourne Parkway offers approximately 3.5 miles of shopping centers from Stonybrook Drive to just north of Shelbyville Road. If you’re looking for a national or regional chain, you’ll likely find it here. At the north end, the Hurstbourne Forum Center offers upscale clothing and gift shops. St. Matthews Shelbyville Road In addition to Oxmoor and Mall St. Matthews, Shelbyville Road offers shopping venues along both sides of the road between Breckenridge Lane and I-264, including Shelbyville Road Plaza. Gourmet groceries, home design stores, gift shops, discount clothing, electronics and numerous other stores abound. On the east end, between Hurstbourne Parkway and Moser Road, small retail stores and restaurants in Middletown offer a variety of entertainment and shopping opportunities. From
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893-0311 mallstmatthews.com More than 140 specialty retailers including Arhaus, Ann Taylor Loft, Brooks Brothers, J. Jill, Pottery Barn & Williams-Sonoma. Food court and restaurants, including The Cheesecake Factory. Mall hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., Noon6 p.m.
Shelbyville Road and Chenoweth Ln., across the tracks to the north and along Lexington Rd., you’ll find upscale boutiques, antique shops, jewelry stores, bakeries and cafes. Additional Shopping Venues As a complement to the city’s malls and large shopping centers, Louisville’s outlying areas offer quaint, historic shopping districts full of unique treasures.
Open-Air Malls River Falls 951 E. Lewis & Clark Pkwy. Clarksville, IN (812) 284-6255 riverfallsmall.com Home of Bass Pro Shops, Toys R Us, Dick’s Clothing & Sporting Goods, Olde Tyme Pottery and a movie theater. The Summit Lifestyle Center 4300 Summit Plaza Dr. 425-3441 thesummitonline.com The open-air Mediterranean-style shopping center includes 60 upscale stores, including Talbots, J. Crew, White House/Black Market, Old Navy, The Gap, Barnes & Noble, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Ann Taylor, Eddie Bauer and others. Numerous fine dining and casual restaurants are surrounded by the center. Springhurst Towne Center 3575 Springhurst Blvd. 429-6770 The sprawling shopping center offers a number of large stores in the shadow of Tinseltown USA’s cinemas, including, Target, Meijer, Kohl’s, Booksa-Million, OfficeMax, Bath & Body Works, Dick’s
Clothing & Sporting Goods, T.J. Maxx and more. Numerous fine dining and casual restaurants surround the center. Westport Village Westport Rd. between Herr Ln. and Lyndon Ln. in Lyndon 581-8800 westportvillage.com Transformed from the old Camelot Shopping Center into an upscale outdoor shopping and dining destination, Westport Village is located off the newly expanded Westport Road in Lyndon and features a variety of home design, boutiques and art galleries. Locally owned restaurants, coffee shops, retail and specialty stores add to the neighborhood feel of the development.
Indoor Malls Green Tree Mall 757 E. Lewis & Clark Pkwy. Clarksville, IN (812) 283-5678 greentreemall.com Anchor stores: Sears, Dillard’s, JCPenney. Approximately 90 stores. Restaurants and eateries within and surrounding the mall. Greentree 10 Cinemas. Mall hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., Noon-6 p.m. Jefferson Mall 4801 Outer Loop 968-4101 shopjefferson-mall.com Anchor stores: Macy’s, Sears, JCPenney & Dillard’s. Approximately 95 stores. Food court. Mall hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., Noon-6 p.m.
Oxmoor Center 7900 Shelbyville Rd. 426-3000 oxmoorcenter.com Anchor stores: Macy’s, Sears, & Dick’s Clothing & Sporting Goods. Approximately 110 stores. Food court and restaurants, including California Pizza Kitchen. Mall hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., Noon-6 p.m.
Uniquely Louisville Products Derby Pie Co. (Kern’s Kitchen, Inc.) 408 Production Ct. 499-0285 derbypie.com Hadley Pottery 1570 Story Ave. 584-2171 hadleypottery.com Kentucky Derby Party Supplies 8007 Vinecrest Ave., Ste. 9 425-2126 derbygifts.com Kentucky Derby Store 1-800-379-3274 derby.zouire.com Kentucky Derby Museum Finish Line Gift Shop 704 Central Ave. 637-7097 or 1-800-593-3729 derbymuseum.org Louisville Stoneware 731 Brent St. 582-1900 or 1-800-626-1800 louisvillestoneware.com A Taste of Kentucky 11800 Shelbyville Rd. & Mall St. Matthews 244-4816 & 895-2733 tasteofkentucky.com
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sports and venues When it comes to sports, Louisville not only dreams big, but it delivers big. The new KFC Yum! Center is a great example. The much anticipated downtown sports arena made its debut in October of 2010 as the fifth largest college basketball arena in the nation. The $238 million, 22,000-seat multipurpose arena hosts the University of Louisville men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as numerous special events and collegiate sports championships. It’s no doubt that the synergy of activity will continue to thrive as the arena and other area venues draw more cultural activities to the area. In addition to the Kentucky Derby, the area has proven to be a popular venue for many other nationally-recognized large-scale sporting events. Including PGA tournaments, the Breeder’s Cup, the Ryder Cup, the Senior Games and Ford Ironman competitions.
College Sports Louisville prides itself on being one of the best college sports towns in America. The city is home to the University of Louisville Cardinals, who compete in the NCAA Division I and are members of the Big East Conference. Bellarmine University, home of the Knights, fields 16 competitive NCAA Division II teams and competes in lacrosse at the Division I level (the only collegiate lacrosse program in the state).
Spectator Sports Churchill Downs 700 Central Ave. 636-4400 or 800-283-3729 churchilldowns.com Home to the “greatest two minutes in sports,” Churchill Downs continues to do Louisville proud as it hosts the annual running of the Kentucky Derby the first Saturday in May each year. The Kentucky Derby sets the stage (or the track) for quality thoroughbred horse racing in the spring and fall. Numerous special events are also held there throughout the year. Louisville Bats Baseball Club 401 E. Main St. 212-2287 batsbaseball.com Louisville Bats Baseball Club is the Triple A affiliate of the National League’s Cincinnati Reds. The team’s season runs from April through early September, with games held at Louisville Slugger Field. A carousel and children’s playground area make it a wonderful venue to enjoy the game for both adults and kids alike. University of Louisville Cardinals 852-5151 uoflsports.com Members of the Big East Conference, U of L competes in 21 major men’s and women’s sports. If you plan to catch a football game, remember that tailgating at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium begins early on game day. The men’s and women’s basketball teams play their games in the new KFC Yum! Center.
Other College Sports Nearby colleges also offer competitive sporting events, including Bellarmine College, Indiana University Southeast and Spalding University.
Major Sporting Venues Freedom Hall Kentucky Expo Center 937 Phillips Ln. Tickets – 367-5144 kyexpo.org Freedom Hall can accommodate about 19,000 people. The multi-purpose facility is also a popular venue for horseback riders and a variety of musicians and performing artists, including ice skaters, wrestlers, circus performers and many others. KFC Yum! Center One Arena Plaza arenaauthority.com The new 22,000-seat Louisville is the new home of the University of Louisville’s men’s and women’s basketball programs. Additionally, it is designed to host a wide variety of other events including NCAA championships such as wrestling, swimming and volleyball, as well as concerts, circus, wrestling, boxing and ice shows. Louisville Slugger Field 401 E. Main St. 212-2287 batsbaseball.com Slugger Field, home of the Louisville Bats features a retro-classic design and has become one of the most admired parks in all of baseball, featuring sweeping views of the Ohio River and downtown Louisville skyline. Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 2800 S. Floyd St. south end of Uof L campus Cardinal Tickets – 852-5151 louisville.edu/athletics/papajohns With its state-of-the-art construction and fanfriendly environment, Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium is one of the finest stadiums in the nation. Home to the Uof L football program, the $63 million stadium features 42,000 chairback seats and hosts a variety of events, including soccer matches, conventions and concerts.
Participatory Sports Whether your sport is hiking, tennis, golf, horseback riding or fishing, there are plenty of places to stay active in Greater Louisville. Information about parks and recreation, such as sledding, skateboarding and other fun activities can be found at metro-parks.org or louisvilleky. gov. Here are a few venues that host sportsrelated activities. All About Kids Sports Center 2531 Blankenbaker Pkwy. 1-809-1FUN (1386) allaboutkids.cc Alpine Ice Arena 1825 Gardiner Ln. 459-9500 alpineicearena.com Baseball Academy of Kentucky 11782 Hwy. 44 East Mt. Washington, KY 538-8000 Basketball Academy 2401 Stanley Gault Parkway 244-6677 basketballacademy.org Cave Country Canoes 112 Main St. Milltown, IN (812) 365-2705 cavecountrycanoes.com Champ’s Rollerdome 9851 Old LaGrange Rd. 425-1717 Champions Baseball Academy 10701 Plantside Dr. 261-9200 championsbaseball.com E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park 3000 Freys Hill Rd. 429-7270 or 429-3280 kystateparks.com 2010/2011 l 93
YOURDISCOVERY Falling Rock Park - Scuba Diving Park Exit 22 off I-71 La Grange, KY 939-5049 Hoops 12101 Sycamore Station Place 814-6677 wherethegameis.com Iceland 1701 UPS Dr. 425-7444 icelandsports.net Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center 201 Reservoir Ave. Crescent Hill Park 897-9949 louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks Mockingbird Valley Indoor Soccer Club 3000 Mellwood Ave. 896-2412 Ohio Valley Dragway 632 Katherine Station Rd. West Point, KY ohiovalleydragway.com 922-4152
OpenRange Sports 6401 Cross Keys Blvd. (Exit 14 off I-71) Crestwood, KY 243-8282 openrangesports.com River City Indoor Soccer Club 3383 Freys Hill Rd. 426-9085 rivercitysoccer.com Rocksport 10901 Plantside Dr. 266-5833 climbrocksport.com Central Kentucky Canoe & Kayak 345-9220 kycanoe.com
MidAmerica Sports Center 1906 Watterson Trail 736-0800 midamericasportscenter.com Red Barn Arena 6720 Hwy. 44 East Taylorsville, KY 477-1700 Salt River Canoe Outfitters 947 West River Rd. Taylorsville, KY 639-4178 Skate World 6310 Preston Hwy. 327-8111 skateworldpreston.com
Little Big Horse Trails 1100 East Hwy. 524 La Grange, KY 222-1842
Ohio Valley Volleyball Center 1820 Taylor Ave. 473-1200 ovvc.com
Bike Louisville Louisville lands at number 21 in Bicycling Magazine’s 50 top bikefriendly cities! Outside Magazine has included Louisville in one of its “Best Towns” listings, citing its expanding park system, the addition of biking lanes and a bustling downtown. The cylcocross world championships will be held in the United States for the first time in 2013, when Louisville, Kentucky, hosts the January event. For more info, check out louisvilleky.gov/ BikeLouisville. Bicyclist at Seneca Park photo © HBAL
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Published on Oct 1, 2010