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SPOTLIGHT: Kentucky Reggae Festival A&E: B. Deemer Gallery VOICE OF STYLE: Top Derby Fashion Moments HEALTH: The Skin Group HOMES: Prestigious Properties – Elmcroft Circle HOMES: Prestigious Properties – Harrods Glen SPORTS: Kindergarten Derby TASTES: 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen

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SERVING UP A DIFFERENCE Visually Impaired Preschool Services Tennis Ball and Tournament helps children in need.

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Letter from the Editor

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Boutique Buzz

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Nonprofit News

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ON THE COVER: VIPS supporters and tennis champions Symmes Johnson and Ellen Stubbs. Photo by Andrea Hutchinson.

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With this issue, The Voice-Tribune officially says goodbye to Derby – but not until a last look at our favorite fashion moments of 2018 – and turns our attention from horses to houses. Each year at this time, we select five properties valued at $1,000,000+ that are currently on the market and represented by top real estate agents in our community. This week’s homes are gorgeous and full of grandeur. Next week, we’ll present two more properties, including the estate of a local icon who changed the world. Then, at the end of the month, we’ll host our annual invitation-only Prestigious Properties celebration in the home featured in the May 31 issue. We’re always thrilled to sponsor local events, particularly those of a philanthropic nature. That’s why, once again, we’ve partnered with Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) for this year’s Tennis Ball and Tournament. Writer Lisa Hornung details the importance of the nonprofit in our cover story and how donations affect young lives. Photographer Tim Girton will photograph the ball for The Voice-Tribune and our columnist Janice Carter Levitch has filled our table with a number of movers ‘n’ shakers, including Mo Mcknight Howe, Scott Howe, Jeaneen Barnhart, Erika Chavez-Graziano, Kristi Martin, David Fenley, Kelly Morgan Gerrard, Haley Harris and George Gatewood. If you attend, stop by and say hello. While the tournament is no longer signing up competitors, everyone is welcome to come cheer on the tennis teams.

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Kofi & The New Roots Band provided musical entertainment at the 2017 Kentucky Reggae Festival.

28th Annual Kentucky Reggae Festival As told by Jennifer Washle, Event Organizer

The three-day Kentucky Reggae incorpovendor market, the event has been able to rates Jamaican culture and the flavor of the preserve its authenticity and add a dash of islands through music, ethnic food and the homegrown flair by incorporating a variety of famed Caribbean Vendor Market. local partners. The reggae festival is an experience like By partnering with food vendors like A no other in Kentucky; the event gives patrons Piece of Jamaica and The Louisville Jamaican an opportunity to experience the islands right Association, local bands like PMA, several here in Louisville. The live music, the authenCaribbean craft merchants from the Kentic Jamaican food, the vendor market and the tucky area and sponsors like Four Roses Bourkids entertainment area allow people of all bon, we have had the opportunity to evolve ages to enjoy a fun-filled the event into one of the FOUR ROSES BOURBON and relaxed day for an most unique celebrations affordable price. KENTUCKY REGGAE FESTIVAL of Jamaican culture. The event features live PRESENTED BY KROGER WHAT’S ON THE MENU reggae performances, a May 25-27 wide variety of authenThe festival features Louisville Water Tower Park tic Jamaican food and a wide variety of authenkentuckyreggaefestival.com cocktails made with Four tic Jamaican food from Roses Bourbon, Sailor the Louisville Jamaican Jerry Rum and more. The Association, A Piece of annual Four Roses Bourbon Kentucky Reggae Jamaica and T-Bone’s Jerk Shack. Taste the Festival presented by Kroger has been one of islands with the jerk chicken, curry goat, beef Memorial Day weekend’s most popular events patties, fried plantains and rice and peas. American “fair food” favorites such as ice cold for 28 years. lemonade, funnel cakes, ribbon fries, burgers, HOW IT HAS EVOLVED corn dogs, kettle corn and more will also be available. Over the years, the Kentucky Reggae Cold beverages will be sold in the Sailor Festival has grown to be one of the most Jerry Rum Bar and the Bud Light Build-Aanticipated events of the summer. In addition Bar areas, featuring Four Roses Bourbon, to keeping the usual traditions of Jamaican Sailor Jerry Rum, Hendricks Gin, Reyka cuisine, reggae music and the Caribbean Vodka and Milagro Tequila. Specialty drinks and beverages include Four Roses Bourbon cocktails, Milagro Margaritas, Sailor Jerry Reggae Rum Punch, refreshing Bud Light and more.

TICKETS AND OTHER INFO Through May 23, online-only, one-day general admission tickets are available for $10 single day pass, $20 for a two-day pass and $30 for a three-day pass. Tickets will be available each day of the festival at the gate for $15 per person. Parking is FREE and children 10 and under are free at the festival. No outside food, drinks or pets allowed. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. VT

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THE LINEUP May 25 5 to 11 p.m. • PMA – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. • Yard Squad – 7 to 8:30 p.m. • INDIKA – 9 to 11 p.m. May 26 2 to 11 p.m. • PMA – 2:30 to 4 p.m. • Elementree Livity Project – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. • Gizzae – 7 to 9 p.m. • Warrior King – 9:30 to 11 p.m. May 27 2 to 11 p.m. • Lion Heights – 2:30 to 4 p.m. • Roots of a Rebellion – 4:30 to 6 p.m. • Dimachine – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. • Lazo & Exodus: A Tribute to Bob Marley – 9 to 11 p.m.

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hether your talents lie in oil painting or in stick-figure-sketching, everyone can appreciate a beautiful piece of visual art. Louisville’s own B. Deemer Gallery, owned by Brenda Deemer, can fulfill just such a need. Praising art has always been a passion for Deemer. “It’s been something that’s mattered B. Deemer Gallery to me for as long as I can remember,” she says. “It’s food for people’s spirits. Having beautiful welcomes artists and surroundings is nurturing. We go to great art enthusiasts alike extremes to make beautiful gardens and homes because Story by Graham Pilotte that’s just a part Photos by Kathryn Harrington of what makes us whole. It’s important to our lives.” B. Deemer Gallery takes a somewhat unusual approach to its rapport with creators. “These artists and I have very longterm relationships,” Deemer explains. “It’s not a one-show deal. A lot of galleries have shows for artists, but I keep their art here all the time and represent them B. DEEMER GALLERY for years.” In choosing her 2650 Frankfort Ave. artists, Deemer develops relationships that last a lifetime. “I bdeemer.com represent a group of artists who 502.896.6687 are very accomplished and do good, solid work and also keep in mind what my clients might desire to have in their homes,” she says. “That’s a balance of what people want and where I can help them find it.” The aforementioned artists cover an impressive range of work, from delicate A R T & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

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landscapes to brightly colored abstracts. One such artist, Madison Cawein, recently was on exhibit for his ethereal paintings that capture the delicate movement of hummingbirds. “He’s also looking at focus, and he’s really big on the plays between movement and light,” explains young artist and gallery associate Jake Ford. “He’s a Louisville guy. He taught at St. Francis High School for a little while and then graduated from Yale. He’s a big name around here.” Cawein’s exhibit was featured in B. Deemer Gallery until April 30 and continues to be represented. Not all artists in the gallery are from Louisville, however. “Kit-Keung Kan was a physicist and a scientist, before he started doing paintings,” Ford says of a collection of stunningly detailed waterfalls. “I’m sure he still does research, but he also paints. He does these waterfall scenes; a few are more landscape-oriented. They’re all in traditional Chinese ink and pen on rice paper.” “There’s a good mix of artists from regional to international,” Ford affirms, noting that B. Deemer Gallery represents artists from as far away as Croatia and as close as Bardstown. Additionally, the gallery offers custom framing services, including more handcrafted moldings than most frame shops carry. B. Deemer has always resided in its original Crescent Hill location, a spot that is much beloved by the community. “It’s just got that historical, neighborhood feel with a lot of 0 5 . 1 7 . 2 0 1 8 V O I C E -T R I B U N E . C O M


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character and personality,” Gallery Associate Gretchen Andres explains. “The location is really nice because people can just stop in. We get a lot of people who walk in to see what art we have up right now. We get to chat with our neighbors and quite a few regular clients because it’s such a walkable neighborhood.” “Getting to be part of the community is pretty cool,” Ford says. “You feel like you’re contributing to something. It’s cool to see everything keep moving forward.” Deemer takes pride in her gallery, but also in her city. “I think Louisville is quite an oasis of art,” she says. “We have exceptional art in Actors Theatre, the wonderful orchestra 0 5 . 1 7 . 2 0 1 8 V O I C E -T R I B U N E . C O M 

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hold an official opening on Aug. 1. The gift shop is currently providing a 25% discount coupon to their existing customers to use at their new location. Celebrations launched their big moving sale at their current location on May 14, and this promotion will run through June 29 when they close their doors at Chenoweth Plaza. Discounts are storewide. 0 5 . 1 7 . 2 0 1 8 V O I C E -T R I B U N E . C O M


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A Dynamic Duo The Skin Group’s new practitioners talk melanoma

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Janelle Willoughby and Shannon England. Photo by Kathryn Harrington

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efforts of their expanding practice, the group has added two new professionals to their roster – nurse practitioner Shannon England and medical aesthetician Janelle Willoughby. England received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and her nurse practitioner degree through Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing, which is now Frontier Nursing University. She has worked in dermatology for six years, and while her focus is primarily on medical cases, she also handles cosmetics. “I’ve been committed to healthcare since 1999,” England says. “I do this to help others, 0 5 . 1 7 . 2 0 1 8 V O I C E -T R I B U N E . C O M


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and I have a passion to make a difference in someone’s life. I also have a background in women’s healthcare, so I see all ages, from birth to geriatrics.” Willoughby has worked in the industry for more than 20 years and in aesthetic dermatology for nearly 10. She received a business and communications degree from Texas State University before studying aesthetics at the Christine Valmy School in New York, which was the country’s first learning institution for aesthetics. “It’s so wonderful and rewarding for me, even though it might be cosmetic,” says Willoughby, “I love the way (aesthetics) can instill confidence and help someone’s self-esteem, whether it’s a young acne patient or it’s a busy mom who doesn’t want to look exhausted.” The Skin Group takes both the medical and the cosmetic side of dermatology seriously. Since most people don’t want to wear sunscreen every day – though it’s crucial to apply and reapply it as often as possible – England and Willoughby work with patients to develop different formulas of sunscreen for every skin type. “No one’s saying you cannot be in the sun,” says Willoughby. “We’re not telling anyone they can’t have a tan. (The key) is to do it smart. Wear sunscreen and you can still develop color under the protection. The aging and burning rate is what will cause skin cancer.” “For young people under 30, the rate of developing melanoma is almost 50 percent higher than it was in 1980,” says England. “We can attribute it to a myriad of factors and it’s a startling statistic. One factor is tanning bed abuse. If you use a tanning bed before the age of 30, that increases your risk for melanoma approximately 80 percent.” While they’re both new to the Skin Group, England and Willoughby previously worked together for more than six years. As they begin meeting their new patients at the Skin Group’s three locations (the group recently opened a new office off of Old Henry Road), the two look forward to providing excellent care and furthering their bond as practitioners. “We really work seamlessly together,” says Willoughby, “and it happened organically that she would refer a lot of patients to me and I would reference medical concerns to her. We just have the (right) rapport with one another I think with our personalities and the way we approach things. We’re very excited to be a part of the group.” VT

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uring the month of May in the weeks following the Kentucky Derby, The Voice-Tribune switches gears from horses to houses by selecting five properties valued at $1,000,000 plus that are currently on the market from the top real estate agents in the greater Louisville area. We begin this week with two homes, each showcasing their own glittery grandeur from a swimming pool with fountains to a double decker wrap-around porch. Next week, we’ll bring you two more prestigious properties — a local legend’s home and an exquisite 9,471 square foot estate in our May 24 issue. Then, in our May 31 issue, an exclusively featured home with a stunning view of Cherokee Park. The Voice will also host its annual Prestigious Properties event in the home featured in the May 31 issue, which is an upscale, invitation-only cocktail party for real estate, building and design professionals to view the property and network with other professionals in the industry.

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his stunning Blacketer Company-built home sits on a gorgeous lot in the center of Elmcroft Neighborhood. The home was intelligently designed with an abundance of open living space to enjoy and entertain in. A grand, two-story foyer and living room greet you with an abundance of natural light. On either side of the entryway, you will discover a distinguished office with beautiful built-ins and a generous formal dining area that can accommodate large gatherings. The gourmet kitchen with premium appliances and granite countertops opens to the comfortable family room with an informal eating area with a separate wet bar and a beautiful stone fireplace. There are large windows across the back of the house which provide views of the gorgeous backyard and travertine-tiled terrace. A large, bright laundry room makes this chore a breeze with built-in storage cabinets and ample counter space on which to fold. The expansive master suite is a dream, boasting its own sitting room and exercise room, with windows looking out on the lush backyard. The large master bath is inviting with a double-steam shower, garden tub and his and her closets. 0 5 . 1 7 . 2 0 1 8 V O I C E -T R I B U N E . C O M


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On the second level, you’ll find a fabulous gathering area leading to a large balcony, a spacious studio and three bedrooms, each with their own full bath. For extra convenience, an additional laundry room is located on the second floor. The spacious lower level walkout provides plenty of finished space for entertaining and includes a bar area, craft room and full bath. Plenty of unfinished storage space remains. Four thoughtfully-zoned HVAC systems keep this home comfortable. All drapes, made by Spindletop, remain. The house also includes a three-car garage with access to the main level and the basement and an additional, oversized one-car garage for larger or recreational vehicles. The distinguished circle drive accommodates vehicles two-across with a separate driveway to access garages. Other features include a security system, irrigation and truly too many other amenities to list. Don’t miss this gem in the East End. 0 5 . 1 7 . 2 0 1 8 V O I C E -T R I B U N E . C O M 

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6370 ELMCROFT CIRCLE LOUISVILLE Listing Price: $1,175,000 Contact: Kathy Hinkebein 502.396.1311 Kentucky Select Properties Photography: Aerial State Media Co.

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ocal custom home builder Penny Love built this estate with all the details and quality that you would expect. Crafted with an active family in mind, no expense was compromised on this five bedroom five and a half bath house – from the individual, hand-cut stone on the outside of the house to the rare, leathered-finish granite countertops in the kitchen. It offers mostly first floor living space with gorgeous views of the outdoor pool area, equipped with both an in-ground hot tub attached to the pool and built-in fountains streaming into the 11-foot gunite pool, with wonderful privacy and immaculately landscaped grounds on a roughly one-acre lot. The first floor master suite includes a stunning bath with marble tile – both in the

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WATERSTEP INSTALLS MORE SAFE WATER SYSTEMS IN PUERTO RICO, THANKS TO FUNDING FROM MIAMI DOLPHINS PLAYER KIKO ALONSO

A team with Louisville-based WaterStep has just returned from Puerto Rico, where they worked with Global Empowerment Mission and Kiko Alonso of the Miami Dolphins to provide aid to remote areas of Puerto Rico that have been without electricity and safe water since Hurricane Maria hit the island last fall. The organizations worked together to provide safe water, soup and solar lights to communities in the areas of Lares, Manatí, Río Grande, Yabucoa, Manaubo and Orocovis. During the trip, the WaterStep team installed four safe water systems and trained locals on how to use the water systems so that they are now prepared to have safe water in the event of another natural disaster in the future. The mission trip was coordinated by Third Wave Volunteers and funded by the Miami Dolphins Foundation and the Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso. Alonso’s father is Puerto Rican, and after the hurricanes hit last fall, Kiko started a You-

ARTS-BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT FOR JACKSON, KENTUCKY

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced 60 awards totaling $4.1 million supporting projects across the nation through the NEA’s Our Town program. Creative Agents of Change Foundation, Inc. (a/k/a IDEAS xLab) is one of the recommended organizations for a grant of $150,000 to support Project HEAL Jackson in Breathitt County, Kentucky. “The variety and quality of these Our Town projects speaks to the wealth of creativity and diversity in our country,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Through the work of organizations such as IDEAS xLab in Jackson, Kentucky, NEA funding invests in local communities, helping people celebrate the arts wherever they are.”

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Caring.com page to raise funds for the victims in Miami and Puerto Rico. He traveled to the island in January to deliver much-needed supplies to those hit hardest by the hurricane.

Over 100 of WaterStep’s disaster relief kits – which include water chlorination systems and bleach makers – have already been installed in Puerto Rico since October 2017. GE Appliance Park made the initial investment to get WaterStep on the ground where the organization worked with the National Puerto Rican Leadership Council Education Fund. The Fund received a $233,000 grant from United for Puerto Rico – a non-profit formed by the First Lady of Puerto Rico Beatriz Rosselló to aid those hit by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane María. Each water system also contains a portable bleach maker,

Kentucky,” said Angie Raleigh, director of the Breathitt Co. Health Department. “We believe arts and culture are an integral part of our community’s drive to better health outcomes, building on Jackson’s rich cultural history.” “This has been my family’s home for many generations. I am grateful for Breathitt County,” said IDEAS xLab co-founder Theo Edmonds. “We know too well that our people’s stories were stolen and our mountains robbed. Today, many of our people feel invisible. This grant will help our young people understand that they are worthy of everything! Together with our many partners, we will explore ways to use the opportunity provided by the NEA to lift up Breathitt County heritage as part of the solution for cultivating a more just, creative and healthy future for our people and to establish the care and celebration of one another as the highest priority of the arts in Kentucky.” Project HEAL Jackson is a program organized by IDEAS xLab in partnership with a number of Jackson-based community partners including Breathitt County Health Department, Academic

which creates medical-strength disinfectant that can be used for sanitizing clothing, cooking areas, and household surfaces. Last week while in Orocovis, the team from WaterStep celebrated a very significant milestone by installing the organization’s 1,000th M-100 chlorinator generator in the field. It was dedicated to Bill Parker, a longtime friend and ambassador of WaterStep who recently passed away. Having roamed the world with WaterStep and been on many water disaster missions, Bill was part of the WaterStep team who traveled to Puerto Rico last fall to provide the first distribution of disaster relief kits to the hurricane survivors. The devastation from Hurricane Maria caused massive damage to the island’s electricity systems and water infrastructure, which will take months, if not years, to repair. WaterStep’s safe water systems have been used in many countries, and they are lightweight, solar powered, and easy to install and operate. Bottled water is heavy and difficult to distribute and is no longer a viable long-term solution to the dire situation facing Puerto Rico. To donate to WaterStep’s disaster relief fund, visit waterstep.org.

Boosters, Juniper Health, Kentucky River Medical Center, City of Jackson elected officials, artist Rae Goodwin from the University of Kentucky School of Art & Visual Studies and special support will be provided by former Kentucky Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon. The project will engage many Jackson-based historians, artists, musicians, writers and cultural producers to increase public engagement in local health issues through arts and culture. Project HEAL Jackson will have a specific focus on reducing the negative impact of opioids and cancer. These two areas account for a large percentage of the total preventable health costs in Breathitt County. Jackson, Kentucky, now joins a network of other Project HEAL (Health. Equity. Art. Learning) sites located in Louisville (KY), Natchez (MS), New Orleans (LA), and Asheville (NC). For a complete list of projects recommended for Our Town grant support, please visit the NEA web site at arts.gov. To join the Twitter conversation about this announcement, please tag the NEA @NEAarts and use the hashtag #NEASpring18. Learn more about IDEAS xLab by visiting www. IDEASxLab.com

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ouisville Collegiate School hosted the 57th running of its Kindergarten Derby on May 3. Families, friends and community members gathered to watch as the school’s five- and sixyear-old “jockeys” competed with their self-decorated hobby horses, clad in matching silks, of course. Kids bearing the name of actual Derby contenders raced around a makeshift track in hopes of winning the blanket of roses created by their fellow students. Ayden Goodwin, riding on Justify, was this year’s winner followed by Thomas Paramore on Good Magic and Marin Rooprai, who showed on Mendelssohn. VT

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Chef Van Drongelen’s new bar menu (or ariety is the spice of life and 8UP what he calls a “lounge-y” menu) reflects a Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen, Louisville’s only rooftop bar and more casual dining experience. Guests can restaurant, has a variety of enticorder a variety of small plates, including ing faces. wood-fired baked oysters, sweet & spicy Do you feel like lounging under the stars smoked lollipop wings, pimento cheese with an unparalleled view of Louisville? hushpuppies, fried green tomatoes and the How about relaxing in 8UP double stack burger. the comfy couches and A tasty selection of 8UP DRINKERY & KITCHEN loveseats that are parked wood-fired pizzas are also 350 W. Chestnut St., 8th floor around warm and toasty available to choose from, Reservations recommended fire pits outside? If you including margherita, 502.631.4180 want more of an intimate wild mushroom, ultimate experience, the dining pepperoni and short rib. room provides a modern take on fine dining The expansive and eclectic dining room with assorted seating arrangements oppomenu consists of its own set of small plates, site large windows overlooking downtown including house-made mozzarella, wood-fired Louisville. octopus, Benton’s ham & fig salad and milk Making the decision even more diffibraised pork shoulder. cult is the Chef ’s Table, which seats eight Have a big group and can’t decide in front of the exhibition kitchen. Guests between dishes? Chef Van Drongelen’s shared can enjoy a front row seat as executive chef plates are perfect such an occasion. Diners Casper Van Drongelen and his culinary can try the beer cheese pierogies, brown butter Brussels sprouts, savory monkey bread team work their magic. and butcher’s board with smoked catfish THE MANY MENUS terrine, miso-glazed salmon collar, smelt fries Originally from the Netherlands, Chef and giardiniera. Van Drongelen combines global techniques If you’re in the mood for your own meal, with high-quality produce and products Chef Van Drongelen’s large seasonal entrees of the Bluegrass state. With a passion for do not disappoint. Enjoy savory seafood like sustainable sourcing and tradition, he offers the seared salmon and herb-roasted trout or ingredient-driven American regional cuisine hearty meats like the wood-fired chicken and While there are several ways to experience braised short rib. The “BF” burger, featur8UP, there are equally as many culinary ing pimento-cheese-stuffed ground brisket, options to enjoy. From bar bites to small and house-made beef bacon and steak fries is one shared plates to seasonal entrees, you can of the chef’s specialties. Act quickly, however; snack, savor and satisfy your hunger any way only eight “BF” burgers are available during you please. the week and 12 on the weekends. VT 0 5 . 1 7 . 2 0 1 8 V O I C E -T R I B U N E . C O M


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THE MANY SWEETS The dessert menu has recently been elevated (pun intended) to an epic spring splurge with selections such as the goat cheese cheesecake, brûléed banana split, old fashioned pound cake and s’mores lava cake.

THE MANY LIBATIONS The chef’s cuisine is accompanied by one of the largest bourbon selections in the area, along with a variety of craft and classic cocktails. The new spring cocktails go hand-in-hand with the fresh new menu items and jazzed up rooftop patio. Drinks run the gamut from simple patio quaffers to creative specialties. The On Holiday – featuring coconut, washed aged rum, lime, pineapple Giffard Gomme Banane du Brésil and creole bitters – and the Man About Town – with Wathen’s (8UP barrel selection), Vermut Lustau and Corazon Bitters – are not to be missed. One fun fact about 8UP is that the bar is part of the Urban Bourbon Trail. Members of this esteemed trail are held to a higher bar regarding their cocktail menu and the bourbon-inspired creativity of Louisville’s best bartenders and chefs. Look for at least 50 different bourbon labels with trained staff to help you navigate the nuances and tasting notes of our native spirit.

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his weekend, tennis players and fans will have a chance to serve a little extra money to a good cause at the seventh annual VIPS Tennis Ball and Tennis Tournament. The weekend-long event is the main fundraiser for Visually Impaired Preschool Services for Kentucky and Indiana. The Tennis Ball, which takes place Saturday evening at the Louisville Boat Club, is the main party, where guests dress in cocktail attire and enjoy an evening with dinner, dancing, drinks and a silent and live auction. On Saturday and Sunday, doubles teams will compete in two divisions, round-robin style, and the winners will be announced Sunday afternoon. There will also be an auction and cocktail party at the end of the tournament. The tournament was awarded “Special Tennis Event of the Year” by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Southern in 2016. VIPS previously held other fundraisers in years past, but none endured like the tennis competition, said Dani Harper, VIPS development coordinator. There had been a tennis tournament for many years, but former board President Jay Hatcher, a tennis player and Louisville Boat Club member, took it to the next level. He invited his friends to play and obtained some corporate sponsorships to help make it the premier fundraiser for the organization. The ball was added as a way to allow families and players to cut loose while encouraging further donations to the organization. During the day, the players take the game seriously but still enjoy themselves. “It’s a really fun day,” Harper said. “Players come out and get lunch provided, cocktails, mimo-

sas and Bloody Marys.” Most of the funds raised by the event will pay teachers for the visually impaired who go to the homes of children who have been diagnosed with a visual impairment. VIPS sends these interventionists out as soon as possible after diagnosis to help the parents understand how to help their children meet all of their important milestones. “For a lot of our families, the first blind person they’ve ever met is their own child,” Harper said. “Their child is born blind, and they are at a loss for what to do.” Studies have shown that 85 percent of the foundation of early learning happens in the first five years of life, and 90 percent of what a child learns is through their vision, Harper said. Therefore, knowing how to help a blind or visually impaired child learn is critical to their ability to function. To illustrate how visually impaired kids learn, Executive Director Diane Nelson gave an example: “If you point to a tree, and say ‘tree,’ a child sees a tree, that it grows out of the ground, it has grass around it and it has roots. Big or small, leaves are on the branches and leaves fall off and change colors, or maybe it’s evergreen. Your kids get all of that about the world because you said one word to them. So when our parents say the word tree, it means nothing because there’s no perspective of that. We teach our parents how to take something in the environment and how to teach (their kids) to learn audibly, tactually and with smell, like in our sensory garden. That’s kind of the challenge for our parents.” VIPS also has a preschool in Louisville where visually impaired students can learn 0 5 . 1 7 . 2 0 1 8 V O I C E -T R I B U N E . C O M


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in a safe and optimal environment for them. Harper said only about 40 children use the daily preschool, but about 650 kids throughout the two states use the visiting teachers. Many students graduate from the preschool and attend typical schools, but some go on to the Kentucky School for the Blind to receive a little more help. Maddie Horlander, age five, is about to graduate from VIPS and begin kindergarten at St. Francis of Assisi with her older sister, Ava, age seven. Her mom, Kristin, said Maddie has ocular motor apraxia, which means her eyes don’t move from side to side as quickly as the rest of ours do. Horlander noticed that her daughter was shaking her head in a figure-eight motion when Maddie was only a few months old. Doctors told her it was a habit or a self-soothing action, but Horlander wasn’t convinced. She eventually took Maddie to see a neurologist and then an opthamologist, who diagnosed her at age two. Soon after while looking for guidance, she called Maddie’s physical therapist, who immediately said, “Oh, VIPS!” Maddie began preschool at VIPS at age three, and now her mom is the assistant preschool director. “VIPS has been beyond a blessing for our family,” Horlander said. “They made Maddie feel at home, and they have helped Maddie become the strong, loving and independent little girl that she is today. VIPS gave her strength by teaching her how to scan her environment and how to get around by herself. They taught her how to be independent by advocating for herself and teaching her what her visual impairment is. She can now tell people ‘I have ocular motor apraxia,’ and she can vocalize what she needs help with in order to see better.” But the journey hasn’t been easy. They’ve recently encountered children – and even adults – who mocked Maddie for shaking her head. “It has been extremely hard for us, especially myself,” she said, “because we’ve always taught our kiddos åß... that’s not what you do. And no mom wants their child to be made fun of.” Horlander turned to VIPS for advice about what to do when Maddie is mocked. “We decided that if this happens again, we’re going to say, ‘Oh, we see that you’re shaking your head like Maddie. It’s because she has a vision impairment, and Maddie, can you please tell them what your visual impairment is?’ I mean, it’s a hard situation. You don’t want to sound mean about it, but you want them to know that she’s shaking her head for a reason. She’s not shaking her head because she wants to. This is something that’s not voluntary.” VIPS is a unique agency, one that other states and even countries around the world are looking to for guidance, Nelson said. Teachers have traveled from around the world to Louisville to see what VIPS does for the families of visually impaired kids. “In the industry, we’re well-known, but we’re not well-known in Louisville,” Nelson said. “But Louisville is such a philanthropic city that I don’t think we could have started anywhere else.” She said families have moved to Louisville from all over the country so that their children can receive the services they need.

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In fact, the Indiana branch began because one mother was driving her child to the VIPS preschool daily from Bloomington, and eventually decided to open an office in Indiana. The Tennis Ball fundraiser will help those children receive much-needed aid, Nelson said. “We don’t need things,” Nelson said. “We need a teacher going to a home soon after a mother and father are told by their doctor that their child is blind, and help them work through the process of grief, to get through that, to the understanding that their child is going to be just fine. They are just going to learn in a different way.” Last year, VIPS teachers traveled more than 150,000 miles around Kentucky and Indiana. Nelson said they had a parent recently say, sadly, “I had a dream of my child playing golf with me.” “(To this) we were able to say, ‘Well come on out to our golf tournament and you can meet our blind golfer’,” Nelson said. “It’s not a broken dream; it’s just that your child will play golf in a different way. That’s what (Tennis Ball attendees and donors) are funding. They’re funding hope for families and understanding for families that their child has a different ability and not just a disability. That’s what most of the money goes for in the operation.” Nelson said the Hadley School for the Blind even has blind tennis players. The ball makes a sound, and the players learn to hit it. Tennis player Ellen Stubbs looks forward to the event this weekend. She became involved because her fiance, Steve Huey, is a supporter of VIPS, and she plays tennis in several tournaments. This is her fifth year playing in the VIPS tournament. “Every year, I try and get at least four teams to join the tournament,” Stubbs said. “I recruit ladies that I play USTA with, getting them to join the cause and donate for a great charity.” She and Huey go to the ball, too. 36

“We have a table and fill the table with people who will help, bid on items and donate. Then the following day, Sunday, I’ll actually try and get people to come out and support, and maybe even donate a little bit more.” The VIPS preschool is also open to some typically sighted children, which helps the visually impaired children learn to navigate the world around them in which they will be the minority and will have to advocate for themselves. “The sighted children learn empathy and that not all people are just like them,” Harper said. “I think it’s really elevated the program that we have here,” she continued, “because some of the kids are blind and need a cane to walk with and they read Braille, but some of our kids (have) multiple challenges, and there are children who might be in a wheelchair. So, a child who is typically sighted, they come in here and they learn that a friend in a wheelchair isn’t a different thing. When they encounter someone out in the real world who is in a wheelchair, it’s like, ‘Oh, my friend in school is also in a wheelchair.’ It’s teaching them that acceptance. It’s a very inclusive program we have here.” Kristin Horlander can’t say enough good things about what VIPS has done for her family. She will be speaking at the Tennis Ball and telling her family’s story. Though they are excited to see Maddie going to St. Francis next year, Horlander will still work at VIPS. Leaving her management job after 18 years was difficult, but she said it’s the best decision she ever made. “VIPS is always going to have a special place in our hearts,” she said. “I’m never going to be able to give them the thanks that they absolutely deserve because they have done so much for us. And not only my immediate family, but from the grandparents to my brothers and sisters. I mean, they just see how far Maddie has come.” VT

Despite some heavy damage from this February’s floods, the Louisville Boat Club will host the Tennis Ball and Tournament this weekend, and the club expects the facilities will be completely ready. Andrew Tkach, club manager, said fresh clay is going down on the courts, and the ball is going to take place on the second floor, which didn’t see any flood damage. “I’m proud of how our staff has responded to this,” Tkach said. “They’ve done a fantastic job.” The Louisville Boat Club has now hosted the event for seven years. “The boat club is an excellent host,” said Ellen Stubbs, who attends every year. “They always provide just a great atmosphere, and it’s a lot of fun, with beautiful courts and a great location.”

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5224 AVISH LANE JOSH LAUGHLIN $2,700,000

REPRESENTING ONE OF LOUISVILLE’S HIGHEST SALES

Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to showcase Josh Laughlin’s most significant sale this year, representing the seller of one of Louisville’s most iconic properties, The Avish. This impressive estate is on The National Register of Historic Places and is nestled among 21 acres overlooking the Ohio River with nearly 18,000 finished square feet. Josh is one of the top agents at Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty and in Louisville. Ensuring results for his clients, he dedicates his experience and expertise to delivering extraordinary service with enthusiasm, style and high energy.

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3803 Brownsboro Road • Louisville, Kentucky 40207 © MMXVIII Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. All Rights Reserved. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Sotheby’s International Realty and the Sotheby’s International Realty logo are registered (or unregistered) service marks licensed to Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.


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Artists of the Alley Gallery.

Robert Solinger and Phill Scherer.

Jessica Piasta and Stan Moore.

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Fillies’ Ball

he 60th Fillies Derby Ball was held on April 14 in the Grand Ballroom of the Galt House. The ball raised money for the Kentucky Derby Foundation, the notfor-profit charity that receives and manages contributions on behalf of Kentucky Derby Festival, Inc, its supporters and the general public.

Mike and Buff Fallot, Sherry and Randy O’Connor and Tim and Jana Hourigan.

Traci Stemmle and daughters, Madison Orman, who was the 2016 Derby Queen, and Kelsie Orman.

Jill and Tom Bell.

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By Carla Sue Broecker

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ailing on the Seven massage in the terminal. Seas Voyager, we spent In case you weren’t aware, a couple of days in Thailand is the land of massages. Singapore. This was They have more places to indulge the second time we had this guilty pleasure than there are visited this city/state/country since Starbucks, McDonald’s and KFCs we boarded the ship in December. If combined. In one city block, you can that isn’t enough, the schedule has us back find multiple offerings to have your “feet in Singapore one more time before we head and legs,” your “neck and back” or all of the toward Sri Lanka, India, Oman, the United above worked on really inexpensively. You Arab Emirates and home. would think the Thai people are the most Anyhow, heading off toward Thailand, it relaxed people in the world. was good to get away from Singapore. Not the There is a small spot in the terminal where city but the gateway to that country – the ship several enterprising locals have really comfy terminal! Lordy, it is bigger than St. Matreclining chairs where they do feet, leg, back thews! It has an indoor mall that is humonand neck massages. Like the 30 minute ones gous. After passing through the mall, which we recently got in Bali for $10, these were 60 also happens to be attached to another mall, minutes for $19! Such a deal. you walk at least half a mile through elevated The after-dinner entertainment that night halls to get to the “gate” to your ship. Next was a concert by Helen Wilding, an English door, there is a tall office tower with a cable singer/entertainer. She offered a wonderful car station that is built into the complex. The program of Broadway, opera and popular cable cars go to Sentosa, an island resort off songs. She also offered charmingly funny the coast of the city. One of its major features banter about her life, travels and career. She is a Universal Studios theme park. looked gorgeous in a floor-length, sequined, After sail-away drinks on the top deck and red gown. a delicious dinner in the Compass Rose main The next morning, we anchored in Ko dining room, we headed toward the penny slot Samui, Thailand, an island that was an isomachines in the casino. Then, we were off to lated and self-sufficient community until the the ship’s theater to be entertained by a most early 1970s. Living without roads, it would unusual concert with two-time world chamtake an entire day to trek through mountainpion harmonica duo – Aiden and Evelyn from ous central jungles to get to the other side of Malaysia. Sound corny? the island. Well, let me tell you that All of that has changed they were spectacular. This now, and some 55,000 young couple wowed the inhabitants have built roads audience. Part of the time, and a successful tourist either Evelyn or Aiden play a industry along with exports baby harmonica that is only of coconuts and rubber. They one inch long. When they are doing quite well. played “The Flight of the We decided on a six-hour Bumble Bee,” the audience shore excursion all around went crazy. the island in a delightfully The next day was spent air-conditioned eight-pasrelaxing while cruising senger van. First, we drove the gulf of Thailand. We to what was described as a arrived and docked the next Safari Elephant Camp. With morning at Laem Chabang, stalks of bananas to feed located a couple of hours the elephants on sale at the from Bangkok. Knowing we gate, we walked into a small Big Buddha at Ko Samui, Thailand were going to be in Bangcovered arena with benches temple. kok next year, we decided on each side. Three elephants to stick around the Laem that looked quite well-cared for Chabang area. We had been there in January put on a show for us. It mostly consisted of the for three days, but there is always something elephants coming close to the crowd to forage else to see or do. for bananas from the audience members. They The terminal has an extensive shopping also played soccer with audience volunteers, and area with lots of souvenirs. The problem is two ladies and two gentlemen received elephant it is sucker priced, and they don’t like to massages. This is done by lying down on a rug negotiate. Finding absolutely nothing that on the ground with another rug covering their needed us to take it home, we decided on a backs. The baby elephant then comes over and 0 5 . 1 7 . 2 0 1 8 V O I C E -T R I B U N E . C O M


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Then, we were off to drive by Raffles Hotel, which is completely closed for renovation and will open at the end of the year. After a brief visit to yet another temple (we have seen a lot of them on this trip) we were off to see the highlight of the day, the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The SBG, as it is known, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is no way to tell about all of it, and in truth, we didn’t see it all because we were so stunned by the National Orchid Garden within the SBG. We arrived at just the right time. Not only do they have 3,000 different kinds of orchids on display, they were also having a competitive orchid display competition at the time; just like our state fair only better. Anyone who likes orchids would have assumed they had died and gone to heaven. After this sensory overload, we returned to the ship in time for Brad to search out a “chili crab.” That is a local delicacy featuring an enormous whole crab cooked in a spicy sauce and served with a shell cracker to get at the meat inside. Eaten more or less with your hands, you wind up with spicy sauce up to your elbows and all over your face. He loved it. Next week, we’ll be in Port Klang, Kuala Lumpur and some of the world’s tallest buildings. VT 1.

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Singapore’s iconic merlion on display in Merlion Park on the banks of the Singapore River.

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pats them ever so gently. At the camp, we also saw how small monkeys have been trained to climb coconut trees, sense which coconuts are ripe, spin them on their stem until they break and let the coconuts fall to the ground. In another area, there was a cooking demonstration where a typical Thai “side dish,” green papaya salad, was prepared and samples were served. Our version of the salad was the “three Thai chili” version. Before you knew it, you had a two-alarm fire going off in your mouth. A local rubber plantation was our next stop and the whole process was demonstrated in about ten minutes. Then, we were off to see Big Buddha at an enormous Buddha Temple where with your shoes removed you could climb up 100 steps to be up close and personal with Big Buddha. Having been there before, the busy souvenir area surrounding the “religious” part of the stop got our attention. The final stop was at a seaside restaurant overlooking a beautiful beach. We were served a delicious, family-style meal with coconut milk, chicken and lemongrass soup to start. Then it was a whole grilled fish with vegetables, sweet and sour chicken, curried vegetables and rice along with the ever-present dessert of watermelon, pineapple and honeydew. Husband Brad, who is a soup-freak, finished three bowls before any of the other offerings arrived. Then, it was back to the ship to test its capacity for delivering long, hot water showers. You won’t believe this, but the next day we sailed back through the Gulf of Thailand to Singapore. It was the end of a cruise segment for many of the passengers including a group of 160 Nissan employees from Mexico. Brad always greeted them with “Buenos Lunchos,” which they understood and thought was funny. While they and others disembarked, it was an opportunity to indulge in more of what Singapore had to offer. It is such a beautiful place, and the contrast of the traditional colonial architecture with the smart, contemporary architecture is striking. And the whole place is so clean! We took the cable car to Sentosa Island, much of which is an amusement park, earlier this year. How could I forget the street busker who offered an enormous banana yellow python to go around your neck for picture taking? Never again. The excursion titled “Spirit of Singapore” was selected. After first driving through the Colonial District, we stopped at Merlion Park for a photo opportunity. The Merlion, which is half lion and half fish, is the symbol of the city and functions as a fountain with water spraying from its mouth into the river.

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Table 10 at the Kentucky Bluegrass Wine Auction and Derby Gala.

Derby Legends Wine, Mansions, Bourbon and a First Lady By Janice Carter Levitch

Black Bourbon Society Makers Mark Brunch at La Chasse.

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hen you receive a coveted invitation to the 2018 Kentucky Bluegrass Wine Auction and Derby Gala, you do everything humanly possible to clear your schedule and go. That’s exactly what happened when my dear friends Dale Fisher and Jon Carloftis invited little ole me to one of the biggest shindigs of the year held in Lexington at the Donamire Farm. The word spectacular can’t even begin to reach the pinnacle of what you experience from the moment you see (what seems like the yellow brick road going on for miles) the driveway entrance. As you meander along the winding drive, the rolling hills along with the perimetrically-placed horse fencing immediately capture your sense of nostalgia. You feel you’re on the way to Oz. Once inside the castle-sized tent, you are greeted by sommeliers and wine connoisseurs from all over the world. Surrounded by tasting tables, you are offered a sampling of some of the best wines that will ever land on your palate. From this moment on, you will never be the same. Grapes are a gift of nature after all; they just happen to grow up to be fantastical wines, and my strong sense of responsibility is to do our due diligence and enjoy as many as possible. Transformative and spiritual in a sense, there were moments throughout the evening, I do declare, I was moved to tears. And rightfully so, especially after learning about the

two ladies who are responsible for founding this event that benefits the Lexington Cancer Foundation. Let me introduce you to Mrs. Brenda Rice, president and founder, who had this to say: “It’s hard to believe 2018 was our 14th auction. In October of 2004, five women passionate about the fight against cancer started this foundation along with me around a dining room table. Since that time, we have grown in so many ways. I’m incredibly grateful for all of the continued dedicated support we receive from our board members, staff, donors, sponsors and volunteers within our community and beyond.” Cornelia “Neal” Vaughn, founding executive board member and vice president, has been involved since the inception of the foundation as well and has contributed countless hours to making this event a tremendous success. These two ladies are powerhouses indeed, and let’s not forget Kristi Martin, executive director. “Our dedicated relationships locally, nationally and internationally through this auction have helped us raise millions of dollars in support of our mission,” Martin told me. “It’s wonderful to see how our guests who attend the auction week fall in love with this beautiful place Kentuckians call home.” Like Dorothy, click your heels together and say, “There’s no place like home,”’ and boom, the entertainment for the evening brings down the house with their rendition of, wait for it, “My Old Kentucky Home” presented by our very own Linkin’ Bridge. 0 5 . 1 7 . 2 0 1 8 V O I C E -T R I B U N E . C O M


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Janice and First Lady Glenna Bevin.

Carter Cellars was the featured wine placed at each immaculately set table and has been rated at 100 points, donated by vintner chairs Mr. and Mrs. Mark Carter. Auction paddles flew up in the air as the auctioneer introduced each lot listed. The luxury experience (auction lot) Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens donated received the highest winning bid, bringing in $85,000. Impressive fundraising indeed. The next evening, as I wondered if anything could top the wine auction experience, something different actually hit the mark: the Derby Eve Gala at the Governor’s Mansion in Frankfort. Walking up the long stairs and through the gardens, you feel as if you’ve been magically transported to somewhere in France. Rightfully so; the exterior was modeled after the Petit Trianon, Queen Marie Antoinette’s villa on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles. I’ve been to Versailles, France and Versailles (Vur-sales), Kentucky, and adore both. I was stopped in the middle apex of the garden for a photo near the gorgeous mammoth-sized urn spilling over with a glorious abundance of colorful local flowers that made me swoon. As soon as I passed through the front door, First Lady Glenna Bevin greeted me with a smile and we chatted about one of her greatest interests, foster care. Soon, she was swept away to greet the hundreds of other guests who flowed through the door. The next morning while attending the 0 5 . 1 7 . 2 0 1 8 V O I C E -T R I B U N E . C O M 

Janice with Bill Samuels Jr. and Samara Rivers.

Black Bourbon Society (BBS) brunch at La Chasse, in walked Bill Samuels Jr., chairman emeritus of Maker’s Mark, who I believe is one of the happiest people I’ve ever met. Mr. Samuels was attending as a special guest of Samara Rivers, founder of BBS. “I created BBS when I realized that there was very little direct consumer marketing being spent on cultivating the African American consumers outside of the urban demographic,” she said. “Our audience is a mature, professional, conscious consumer with a sophisticated palate, an eagerness to collect and learn more about premium whiskies. The numbers are there. African Americans spend over $3.3 billion a year on wine, spirits and tobacco. It is my hope that there will be more inclusion to engage with this untapped demographic.” One last stop I made – and such an adorable one at that – was the Cinco de Mayo celebration held the Sunday after Derby. As I watched the young girls that were part of the performance swirl their colorful dresses around so effortlessly, they became much like a moving rainbow. Talented and confident, these young folks held strong to their cultural traditions, and I admired it so. The music was festive and everyone had such an enjoyable afternoon. Reflecting back on my own Derby experience this year, it very much resembled a rainbow within itself – constantly changing and moving around different cultural experiences. VT

Cinco De Mayo dancer.

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BAPTIST HEALTH FOUNDATION ELECTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS

The Baptist Health Foundation of Greater Louisville recently elected two new board members to four-year terms. “We are thrilled to add the talents of Andy Powell and Sue Stout Tamme to our Foundation Board of Directors,” said Mary Michael Corbett, executive director of the Baptist Health Foundation of Greater Louisville.

Andy Powell

Powell has been with Republic Bank for 19 years in various capacities and currently serves as the executive vice president and chief lending officer for the bank. His responsibilities include the overall lending and depository platform for the bank, management of the outer market franchises, management of some operational areas and special assets/collections and strategic direction. He began his banking career with First National Bank of Louisville, which became National City and then PNC. He has served on the board for the Metro United Way and the Kentucky Science Center. A Louisville native, he has a graduate degree from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree from Bellarmine

Tamme served as the president of the Louisville market for Baptist Health System from 2011 to 2014 and as president Sue Stout Tamme and chief executive officer of Baptist Hospital East (now Baptist Health Louisville) from 1995 until 2011. She began her career at Kentucky Baptist Hospital as a staff nurse. She is currently a member of the board of directors of Baptist Health Medical Group. She holds an associate degree in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University, a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Louisville and a master of science degree in health systems administration, also from the University of Louisville.

VENTURE CONNECTORS ANNOUNCES 2018 VENTURE SHARKS WINNER

Venture Connectors has named Innovative Therapeutix Inc. the winner of its ninth annual Venture Sharks™ business competition. Innovative Therapeutix is the developer of LullaFeed, a feeding device for infants that uses music reinforcement. The final round of competition was held May 2, where five entrepreneurs seeking funding for their business plans faced off with a panel of savvy investor sharks fishing for the next great deal. The others finalists were: Desicorp, developer of a dried blood transfusion unit; MyNurse, a mobile platform that enables patients and families to easily find a caregiver in real time by geolocation; Parasite ID LLC, developer of Lice Detector, a test strip for lice; and Agent Ally, winner of the 2018 Startup Weekend, which is working on a plan to streamline Medicare software. For the second year, the audience was invited to choose their favorite finalist via text voting at the finals. Innovative Therapeutix also took home audience favorite award and received $695 raised (minus processing fees) via an audience participation crowdfunding campaign.

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Following a ceremonial opening on National Bourbon Day, June 14, 2018, Old Forester Distilling Co., located at 119 W. Main St., will make its longawaited return to Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row, open to the public for tours and tastings. Advance tickets are now available for purchase at OldForester.com.

OLD FORESTER DISTILLING CO. RETURNS TO WHISKEY ROW THIS SUMMER

The $45 million, 70,000 square foot distillery will guide guests through the bourbon making process from fermentation and distillation, to the barrel-making, aging and bottling of America’s First Bottled Bourbon™. It’s the only downtown distillery with a fully-operational cooperage. Old Forester Distilling Co. will join 10 other distilleries as an official member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour. The distillery will be open weekly Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The tour and tasting will be offered at $16. The distillery will offer extended hours throughout opening weekend; full tour details are available at OldForester.com. Additionally, tickets are now on sale for A Toast to Whiskey Row, set for Friday, July 15, giving guests the opportunity to be among the first to experience Old Forester Distilling Co. The event includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, a progressive tasting of special Old Forester offerings, bottle engravings and signings and Q&A with Old Forester President Campbell Brown and Jackie Zykan, master taster. Tickets for the event are limited and available for $150 per person at OldForester. com. This event is open to guests 21+.

Strong Leadership Strong Women 2018 will be held on Friday, May 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will focus on a question everyone has faced – “What If?” In its eighth year, this conference celebrates the unique accomplishments of women of all ages and life stages.

PROSPECT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTS “WHAT IF….” EIGHTH ANNUAL STRONG LEADERSHIP STRONG WOMEN

Speakers include Jasmine Sanchez, Intrigue HQ; Dr. Gay Masters, UofL professor and mom to gold medal Paralympian Oksana Masters; Dr. Sandra Graves, therapist; Amanda Brennamen, columnist of The Brennamen Report for the Cincinnati Reds; and Kyra Elzy, assistant head women’s basketball coach at the University of Kentucky. Each speaker has their own “What if?” story to tell, both professionally and personally. Following lunch, the “Strong Woman Leader Award” will be given. The cost to attend the Friday conference is $35 and includes a light breakfast, mimosa break, delicious lunch and door prizes. The event will be held at Drury Inn & Suites Louisville North, 9597 Brownsboro Road. Louisville, KY 40241. All are welcome, including men! Seating is limited. Sponsors for this event include title sponsor Exceptional Senior Living. Session sponsors include State Farm Jennifer Brown; Park Community Credit Union; Magnolia Springs East, Eventualities, Inc. and Drury Inn & Suites Louisville North. Other sponsors include Intrigue HQ, The Louisville Chocolate Fountain, Costco Wholesale and Ladyfinger’s Catering. The Grand Senior Living is sponsoring the Strong Woman Leader Award. For more info on “What if?”, please go to www.ProspectAreaChamber.org or Strong Leadership Strong Women 2018 on Facebook, call the chamber office at 502.228.7493 or email kathy@prospectareachamber.org

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Jessica Grainger with her son and KDF Board Members.

LOUISVILLE WOMAN MAKES HISTORY AT HOLE IN ONE GOLF CONTEST

A Louisville woman became the first female to ever get closest to winning the Stock Yards Bank Derby Festival $1 Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest. Jessica Grainger came closest to the pin on May 1 at Seneca Golf Course, hitting her tee shot 9 feet 2 ¼ inches from the cup. She won the $5,000 first prize. This was the first time Grainger has qualified for the finals. “I can’t believe it! Usually, I’m cheering my husband on in the finals and this year it was me.” Grainger also won the Long Drive Competition in the women’s division. It was a beautiful night for the finals competition at Seneca as a crowd

Hardin Memorial Hospital (HMH) and Baptist Health recently announced they are entering into a $361.4 million asset purchase agreement through which Baptist Health would acquire HMH, subject to a vote of the HMH Board of Trustees and appropriate regulatory approvals.

The preliminaries were held at the Seneca Golf Course Driving Range. The contest started April 19 and ran through April 29. Each shot was only $1, with special prices available for more than one shot. Stock Yards Bank was the title sponsor of the event. Contributing sponsor was Louisville Parks & Recreation, joining media sponsors WLKY TV, 840WHAS and Insider Louisville.

HARDIN MEMORIAL HEALTH AND BAPTIST HEALTH ARE ENTERING INTO $361.4 MILLION ASSET PURCHASE AGREEMENT

The HMH Board will vote on the asset purchase agreement at its May 22 Fiscal Court meeting. The Baptist Health Board of Directors approved the agreement at a special-called meeting on Tuesday, May 1. The final step in the process will be finalizing the sale, expected to occur Dec. 1, 2018. Hardin County is the hospital’s owner. Baptist Health has managed

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gathered to watch the 56 finalists. Any golfer who made a hole-inone during the qualifying rounds automatically qualified for the finals and a shot at the $1 million. Any amateur player was eligible to enter. Everyone from scratch golfers to duffers took a swing at qualifying. This was the 29th year for the golf competition. No one has been able to ace Hole #8 at Seneca Golf Course yet.

the 300-bed facility and system for the past 20 years.

After the acquisition is finalized on Dec. 1, the hospital system will be known as Baptist Health Hardin, in keeping with Baptist Health’s tradition of linking the hospital name with its geographic location. Under the terms of the asset purchase agreement, which follows a two-year long HMH process of exploring potential affiliations, Baptist Health would acquire all assets of HMH and in return would commit $235 million over a 10-year period to HMH in operating and capital investments and $126.4 million to Hardin County over a 25-year period.

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BUSTER, CHARLOTTE ALEXANDER Charlotte Alexander Buster, 85, passed away May 7, 2018. She was a native of Scottsville, Kentucky, a 50+ year member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church, a retired hairdresser and owner of LaRee Beauty Salon. She is preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Frank V. Buster; her parents, Jack Alexander and Maddie Moss; and her siblings, Sarah and Jack Douglas. Charlotte was a beloved member of the St. Matthews community, where she spent countless hours serving others. She was a long serving member of Twigs #4, North East Louisville Business Association and, of course, her beloved St. Matthews Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was a volunteer for countless charitable organizations including Apple Patch Inc., St. Matthews Women’s Club and The American Cancer Society’s “Look Good Feel Better” program for cancer patients undergoing treatment. Her community interests and service to others were extraordinary in depth and longevity. Charlotte was a pioneer and a role model for young women across the state. She was voted amongst the Top 15 Businesses in the City of Louisville (two years in a row), voted Kentucky’s Outstanding Hairdresser four times and was inducted into the Kentucky Cosmetology Association Hall of Excellence in 1988. Charlotte was well known in and outside of her profession. She received accolades recognizing her outstanding service, some

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of which include a Key to the City of Louisville, The National Cosmetology Association of Kentucky 2002 Community Leadership Award and The First Capital Bank “Deep Roots” award recognizing her commitment to serving others. Charlotte enjoyed life to the fullest. Her network of friends who loved and admired her deeply spanned the country. She was a sweet soul and truly one of a kind. Until her final days, she was thinking of others, evidenced by gifts prepared and left on her dining room table. Although we know the void will be deep as we long for her spark and wit, we pray that the happy memories overflow and carry you each forward until that time we meet again. Survivors include Frank Buster (Jody) and Curtis Buster (Anne); grandchildren, Katherine Whitworth (Richard), Sarah Shanks (Nathan), Elizabeth Buster (Michael Boone) and Rebecca and Patrick Buster; and great grandchildren, Reid and Virginia Whitworth. Visitation was held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Pearson’s, 149 Breckenridge Lane. A graveside service will be held at 12 p.m. CST on Thursday at Cave City (KY) Cemetery.

SAUNDERS, REBECCA JO SCHNEIDER Rebecca Jo (Schneider) Saunders, “Bekki Jo,” passed away Friday, May 4, 2018, at Norton Hospital in St. Matthews Bekki Jo Schneider after a long illness. She was born November 14, 1946 to the late Rogerlene and Joseph Schneider of Louisville. Bekki Jo has been co-owner and producer of Derby Dinner Playhouse since 1985. A familiar

face in area theatrical circles, she has amassed an extensive career wearing every hat known in the theatrical world. As a producer and artistic director, she has worked for Lexington Children’s Theatre, Metroversity Summer Theatre, the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, and has directed more than 600 productions in the United States and England. As a teacher, she taught theatre to students from kindergarten to college level at The Lexington School, Louisville Children’s Theatre, Jefferson County Schools, the University of Kentucky, Indiana University Southeast, Spalding University and the Kentucky Department of Education. She is a past board member of Leadership Southern Indiana, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, and is past President of the National Dinner Theatre Association. Over the years, Bekki Jo has received many distinguished awards for community and artistic achievement, the most recent being the 2017 Dan Mangeot Lifetime Achievement Memorial Award, the 2017 Leadership Southern Indiana Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2016 Arts-Louisville/Broadway World Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2016 Indiana Leadership Association Distinguished Leader Award. Although her theatrical career has spanned the globe, the work she took the most pride in was as friend, mentor, educator, sister, mother and Nana to many. Bekki Jo is survived by her partner, David Myers; sons, Dudley Saunders Jr. and Jeremy Saunders; daughter, Karen Marion; stepdaughters, Annie Myers and Sally Scott; nephew, Jason Grant; grandchildren, Haley Marion, Livingston Marion, Madeline Grant, Rianissa Jo Saunders, Oliver Scott, Simon Scott and Lucy Scott. In lieu of visitation, a celebration of her life will be held at a later time.

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PRESTIGIOUS PROPERTIES The Editorial Features

After soliciting and reviewing $1M+ real estate listings submitted by the area’s top agents, The Voice-Tribune selected five of the most outstanding listings and will feature them in our May 17, 24 and 31 issues. The single most prestigious of these properties will be featured exclusively in our May 31 issue and will be the host site of the Prestigious Properties event.

The Event

On Thursday, May 31, The Voice-Tribune will celebrate and unveil the identity of the chosen honored residence through a spectacular real estate event. The Prestigious Properties event is an upscale, invitation-only cocktail party hosted by The Voice-Tribune and our sponsors at a luxurious home on the market. Top real estate agents and design professionals are honored and will have the opportunity to network with other professionals in their field.

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THIS WEEK MOSAIC AWARDS

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CHILI’S® CLIP FOR KIDS Fourth Street Live! 2 p.m. May 20 northchildrens.com Join Norton Children’s Hospital in raising $100,000 in the fight against childhood cancer. Participants raise funds in return for clipping, trimming or shaving their hair in solidarity with kids fighting cancer at Norton Children’s.

Omni Hotel 5:30 p.m. May 17 jfcslouisville.org The MOSAIC Awards is the signature event benefiting Jewish Family & Career Services. This dinner event recognizes new or first-generation immigrants and refugees who are making a significant contribution in their professions and in our community.

SPRING ZING The Olmsted 6 to 9 p.m. May 17 louisvilletickets.com/ events/spring-zing This dinner and silent auction benefits the Zoom Group, which provides support for individuals with disabilities. Dawne Gee of WAVE3 News will serve as the emcee and Kevin Harned will serve as the auctioneer extraordinaire.

THE SANDLOT FOREV-VER FEST Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory May 19 sluggermuseum.com Fans of the classic baseball movie “The Sandlot” won’t want to miss this day of games, prizes and contests at the Slugger Museum. Members of the cast and crew will do a Q&A with fans from 2 to 3 p.m. For-Ev-Ver Fest is part of the museum’s mini exhibit “Legends Never Die! The Sandlot Celebrates 25 Years.”

BLOOMFEST AND SPRING PLANT SALE Bernheim Forest Visitor Center 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19 bernheim.org Celebrate the arrival of Spring at Bloomfest with activities for children and adults, artisans and food vendors and so much more. Then, shop from a variety of distinctive plants, including the Bernheim Select™ collection, at the Spring Plant Sale.

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MAKE A WISH DAY

HEARTH MEAL TASTING

Kentucky Kingdom 10 a.m. May 19 oki.wish.org This year, Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana has teamed up with Kentucky Kingdom to raise funds to grant local wishes. Help make wishes come true and spread hope, strength and joy to children with critical illnesses by participating in the Walk for Wishes.

Locust Grove 6 p.m. May 22 502.897.9845 Learn about 18th and 19thcentury hearth cooking practices and the African influence on American cooking through enslaved cooks with historical interpreter and culinary historian Michael Twitty.

ROYAL WEDDING TEA & WATCH PARTY Conrad-Caldwell House Museum 12 p.m. May 19 502.636.5023 Celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with a traditional afternoon tea service which will include teas courtesy of the Louisville Tea Co. and footage of the Royal Wedding played on loop.

VIPS TENNIS BALL The Louisville Boat Club 6:30 p.m. May 19 vips.org/event-calendar/ tennis-ball-2018 Kickoff the VIPS Tennis Tournament with this elegant evening. Enjoy dinner, auctions and dancing the night away. The Tennis Ball benefits Visually Impaired Preschool Services as they provide quality programming for blind and visually impaired children throughout the region.

10TH ANNUAL BUY LOCAL FAIR Louisville Water Tower Park 12 to 6 p.m. May 20 keeplouisvilleweird. com/buylocalfair The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will present this gathering of local businesses, artists and craftspeople, community organizations and farmers. Presented by Louisville Water Company, admission to the fair is free and parking is $5 per car.

COMING UP SUBWAY FRESH FIT HIKE, BIKE & PADDLE Waterfront Park – The Great Lawn 8 a.m. to noon May 28 louisvilleky.gov/ government/city-events This twice annual event is held every Memorial and Labor Day. Bring the entire family for this free and healthy community event.

ROAST OF DARRYL “THE HAMMER” ISAACS The Ice House 7 p.m. May 30 timnortherncomedyfestival. com/calendar The Tim Northern Comedy Festival will start its lineup with a celebrity roast of popular Louiville attorney Darryl Isaacs. Roasters will include Terry Meiners and Tony Vanetti of WHAS, Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio and more. Isaacs is a sponsor of the festival, and ticket sales will benefit the Legal Aid Society, The Center for Women and Families and the Bluegrass Center for Autism.

19TH ARTS ON THE GREEN FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL Oldham County Courthouse Square June 2 and 3 aaooc.org This annual juried arts show in LaGrange shows off the work of hundreds of creatives from our region and beyond. The two-day event also features live music and delicious foods.

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$3179 including airfare. October 31-November 10. Contact John Findlater 313-410-06478 jjfind@aol.com. My 19th group tour to Bella Italia! IS ANYONE RENTING OUT AN APARTMENT IN THE ST MATTHEW’S AREA? IF SO, I NEED IT! I AM LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT IN THE ST MATTHEW’S AREA FOR RENT. IF YOU HAVE ONE, PLEASE CALL 502-8973416. I NEED IT ASAP! THANK YOU!

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Classified AD POLICIES AND RATES To ensure the best response to your classified ad, please take the time to make sure your ad is correct in the first issue it runs. We are only responsible for one incorrect week, and liability shall not exceed the portion of space occupied by the error. If for some reason your ad is incorrect, call the following day after publication. All ads are subject to proper classification and editing. We reserve the right to revise or reject any ad deemed objectionable or unacceptable, and we will not be held liable for advertisement omitted by error. Ad position other than classification is not guaranteed. Deadline: Noon on Tuesday prior to publication Line Ads: $10.50 for the first 15 words, plus $.25 for each additional word. (4 or more weeks will be discounted $1 per week) Display Ads: $23 per column inch (nonprofit rate: $18 per column inch)

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Our agents come with a network of experience & are backed by the most admired name in the business. Call our office at 502-897-3321 to have one of our expert agents market your home.

Open House 5/20 2-4pm

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8706 Featherbell Blvd $749,900

6326 Mistflower Ct. $430,000

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