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he inhabitants of any great city from the beginning of time until now are the visionaries, business owners, artists, and members of the government. They all play an essential role in crafting the atmosphere of society living in our day to day lives. The vital component of their impact is determined by the satisfaction of Photo by Gary Barragan the people; which is translated in the financial and philosophical existence that is coveted in our desires to live the best life we can in the amount of time that we have it. As you turn the pages of this publication know that the TOPS Louisville staff have pulled together an issue that is the beginning of a new era in publishing in the city of Louisville with an elevated approach to showcase life in Louisville as the way inhabits live within its realm. From our history that can is found in museums, books, and historical landmarks to the businesses that breathe life into every significant component of the city, we’re a city that started in 1778. Aligned with the greatness of all things, we’ve had our success moments and the moments of growth that have required continuous teamwork in the determination to succeed and support those around us. We’re in the epicenter of highly regarded healthcare, education, athletics, manufacturing, food, and libations that have allowed our city and state to become a center of travel within the United States recognized by international publications and influencers alike. Once they arrive in the town through the Muhammad Ali International Airport or one of our significant roadways that connects us to 7 states, they’re welcomed by locals that hold the door for them, serve them the best food and slow pour bourbon but that’s on the surface. The depth of the gravitational pull to keep people here can be explored in our universities and their athletics, cultural experiences with music and art, shopping local in our boutiques, staying locally in hotels and if they stumble while they’re here, there are nationally recognized hospitals to mend them. We, the people, occupy these positions that make our daily lives possible and promotes us to keep this city great because we know that we need one another to play a vital role in the success of Louisville. We’re all serving this city, and that is what makes the city great. I hope you find the people that are featured in this issue to be deserving of greatness for their successes and the silent obstacles they faced on their journey to a brighter and bigger life comes with the same purpose we all share each day; to live the best experience we can while we have the time to do so. For the greater good of our city,

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Treyton Oak Towers Celebrates 35 Years BY ROCKO JEROME • COURTESY PHOTO

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his year, compassionate non-profit Treyton Oak Towers celebrates its 35th year as one of Louisville's absolute preeminent senior living communities. Located in the vibrant and wonderfully historic Old Louisville neighborhood, the elegantly architectured grounds serve as home to people celebrating life 7 days a week. While things at Treyton Oak Towers are decidedly tranquil, there's never a lot of time on anyone's hands. There's a wellspring of things to do for entertainment and activities to be involved in! Amenities include an art studio, massage suite, a beauty salon, a library furnished with shelves built by one of the original founders, a rooftop deck with an amazing view, fantastic garden areas including a greenhouse, patio areas, a ballroom, a wellness center offering

classes that include yoga and tai-chi, as well as a gloriously elegant dining room with a varied menu for each meal. One would be remiss to forget to mention the beautiful and varied art on display throughout Treyton Oak Towers, featuring lovely work by residents past and present. Residents are encouraged to enjoy and express themselves creatively. Residents go out on organized trips to enjoy such fine entertainment as the opera, ballet, plays, and chamber music, and sometimes, that kind of sterling artistry even comes to them. Over the years, Treyton Oak Towers has seen generations of folks and has become a real family tradition. Three of the original founders reside there, and presently there are 12 happy second-generation residents living their best lives in wonderfully furnished apartments. The amenities of the community rival a fine hotel and each apartment is designed according to every resident's tastes and individual needs. Moving into a retirement community can be a scary thing, but Treyton Oak Towers is designed to provide a smooth transition. The goal is nothing less than to provide residents with some of the absolute happiest times of their lives. There's a well-trained staff of licensed professionals monitoring the well being of residents on a 24 hours a day, 365 days a year basis. For those moving in, the staff will see to it that each individual is taken care of perfectly. Residents and visitors alike will find a warm, welcoming feeling, something

that's been carefully curated by the staff over many years. The feeling of warmth and compassion that you will feel is absolutely palpable in these peaceful halls. For Rhonda Harding, Director of Residency Development, her commitment to serve is a personal drive to maintain an important tradition. "It's so important to keep the vision that was originally set in place for Treyton Oak Towers, as it is such a special place. When I first came here 20 years ago, it was immediately clear to me that the sense of culture and diversity was very unique and special. It's all about celebrating a phase of life; not just making the most of it but truly enjoying a life well lived." Her colleague, Paula Carey Poole, is similarly committed to excellence. "At first when I came in, I saw that Rhonda knew everyone's names and I just thought that was amazing and didn't think that I could ever do that, but it came so easily. Everyone who works here cares so much and is deeply invested in what we do. It just feels so fantastic to make a difference in someone's life." 

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The Meaning of Pride BY BEN GIERHART • COURTESY PHOTO

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ome may not know that the colors on the Pride flag have meaning: Red means life, orange means healing, yellow means sunshine, green means nature, blue means harmony, and purple means spirit. These words together create a picture of what the word Pride means to the LGBTQ community. During the month of June, Pride events spring all over the world, and Louisville is no exception with Kentuckiana Pride. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots, the inciting incident of the modern gay civil rights movement and the kindling underneath the fire of Pride events such as Kentuckiana Pride worldwide.

The first Kentuckiana Pride was held in 2001 – after the Louisville Pride Picnics of the 90s were renamed to offer more representation to the region. Acceptance of the LGBTQ community in Louisville as well as nationally and internationally has seen a tremendous change since then. Some good, some not as much. Kentuckiana Pride Foundation President Allen Hatchell knows that this is a divisive time for the country and acknowledges that perhaps a look back at the strength displayed in the past is welcome. “This year we are celebrating the brave people who stood up 50 years ago at a bar in New York called Stonewall Inn,” he says. “Without those people rising up against oppression then, we may not have Pride like you see today.” And what does Pride look like today? Last year, the event moved from the Belvedere to Big Four Lawn, which was exciting for attendees and organizers alike but not without opportunities for improvement in knowledge of the new space. “This year we are able to capitalize on that knowledge to improve the guest experience throughout,” Hatchell says. “From the parade that now takes us through NuLu to the quicker admission process at the festival and the two fully packed stages that offer something for everyone.” There is a Family Fun Zone that has greatly expanded, and Louisville City FC will be

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there to offer a mini-soccer clinic. There will be events and educational classes to cater to every community under the LGBTQ umbrella. RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Contestant and Louisville Native Dusty Ray Bottoms will be performing as will Martha Wash, Norma Jean Wright and Linda Clifford, the “First Ladies of Disco.” There will even be performances from more local organizations such as Pandora Productions, Louisville's only LGBTQ theater company.

for a full schedule of events visit kypride.com And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With corporate sponsorships from such places as Tito’s Vodka, Play Louisville Owners Todd Roman, Chris Galla, Micah McGowan, and Joey Brown’s serving as grand marshals of the parade and more inclusive entertainment than one can shake a fist at, it’s all more than a Stonewall rioter could have ever dreamed. For every step forward, there is a Pulse tragedy, so it is essential to remember the great work that is still ahead. “Things have certainly changed in those 50 years, we have more equal rights and marriage equality for most of us, but we still have a lot to do for our transgender, non-binary, and queer communities,” Hatchell reflects. And the future is something to which Hatchell and others at the Kentuckiana Pride Foundation are fiercely dedicated. They have promised to listen to the community and give them an event that draws from the Pride of the past and encourages those in the present. They have not forgotten what those Pride flag colors mean, but they also know that Pride can expect a great many things, that its definition can vary from person to person. “Pride for me is about celebrating who you

are. About being able to connect with others who are like you and living life to the fullest without fear of persecution or prejudice,” says Hatchell. With vibrant gay bars that have moved into the heart of the Highlands and Butchertown and small triumphs such as Drag Queen Storytime and even a second and separate Louisville Pride event that has recently begun to take place in the fall, that fear becomes a little weaker and that Pride a little stronger every day.

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Enjoy all the sights and sounds of the festival with a general admission ticket. Weekend passes are available through Eventbrite, day passes are $5.00 and will be available at the gate Friday and Saturday, children age 5 and under are free with paid adult admission and seniors age 65+ are free. If you would like additional information, visit kypride.com or call 502-649-4851.


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razy Zen Life isn’t the three-word breakdown of what your life could be titled. Instead, it is the podcast title of two Louisville women on a mission to cultivate a natural blend of all components of your life. These superheroes don’t wear cape’s but they wear a lot of hats. Meet Brittany Swan and Shannon Kessler. Bringing two voices together was a challenge with their busy schedules that

dominates majority of their lives; marriage, motherhood, and work. Three small words that lives in large volumes. Brittany is wonderful wife, a proud mom of 3, and a yoga instructor at Bend and Zen Hot Yoga in Louisville. Shannon is also a fabulous wife, proud mom of two “Kesler Cuties”, a recently certified yoga instructor, and the owner of Primp Style Lounge. Knowing this, you may wonder how on

earth would they find the time to podcast? I asked the same and they said, “We’re neighbors so we spend time together as our kids play with each other after school. We made time to talk to each other as touchstones for Zen when we were experiencing the craze that life can bring. If two women can make one another feel connected and more peaceful, how could we not share that with others?” With a plan in their head, light in their heart, and a mission that couldn’t be torn apart, Brittany and Shannon started podcasting on July 25, 2018 and are holding steady with 64 episodes as of May 24, 2019. Their subjects range from fun topics about fashion, serious in-depth conversations about real issues everyone faces, to business advice. They cover all of the bases without any sign of hesitance to continue to cultivate an open culture between women. “We have a few special projects coming up. We’re just getting started. Sharing the voices of other women that vulnerably allow one another to be heard and help connect people to know they’re not alone with their challenges. We all have mountains we must move; we just have to get on the same level about sharing them. Life isn’t a balance, it’s a blend. We’re just blending.” 

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Meghan’s Still Moving Mountains COURTESY PHOTOS • QUOTES KINDLY SHARED WITH US FROM JERRY STEINBERG

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eghan’s Mountain is the story of Sarah “Meghan” Steinberg’s climb to life against cancer. Meghan worked to make the world aware of the devastating effects of the disease and the need for all of us to work together to raise awareness and funds to help those who have cancer (patients and their families) so that they know they are not alone in their climb to life. At the age of 22, Sarah Meghan Steinberg faced the most challenging battles of her life. Leukemia. Instead of allowing this devastating type of cancer to take another life, she decided to let it make a change in hers. Armed with first-hand knowledge of the challenges cancer presents to individuals and their families, Meghan started an organization with the mission of generating awareness and resources for cancer sufferers and survivors. Meghan's Mountain was born. At the time of her diagnosis, she was a student at the University of Louisville School of Justice Administration. Because of her illness, Meghan had to withdraw from college, give up her part-time job, and begin the fight for her life. Early on, Meghan realized that neither she nor her family truly understood what a person with cancer faced to live. And, if they did not understand, then other patients and their families must also not understand. Despite her battle, Meghan opened up her world on the Internet so that others would be able to travel her road with her. Meghan called her to climb to life, "Meghan's Mountain." Almost daily, an email update, often with pictures, went out to tell the world what Meghan and her family had to endure, and to update them on how Meghan was doing. Early on, those emails reached people in over 25 states in the US, and as far as Africa, France, India, and Mexico. Because of Meghan, more people throughout the world began to understand what it was like to fight this devastating disease called cancer. Meghan's emails and pictures throughout her journey touched the lives of many.

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Meghan's First Mountain In June of 2005, after spending almost four months in and out of hospitals in Louisville to put her cancer in remission, Meghan went to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, for a life-saving stem cell transplant (sometimes called a bone marrow transplant). Her brother, Justin, was her donor. Without this, Meghan would not have had a chance at life. Meghan underwent four months of treatment in Seattle before returning home in October of 2005. Since her original diagnosis, Meghan always battled cancer and its side effects in one form or another, but never let it interfere with her lighting the mountains for others. Meghan, her foundation, and donations from the community continued to raise funds to provide support, and share prayers for others who are also battling cancer.

More Mountains "In Meghan's final days, before going to Hospice with the knowledge that this mountain would take her to God, she asked me and others to please keep her foundation alive because she knew that no one diagnosed with cancer, or their family members, should ever have to fight this disease alone. She cared about the mountains of others in her final days. She was a selfless soul with a heart of gold." - Jerry Steinberg, Meghan's father. She battled three more rounds of cancer before passing away on January 23, 2016. Meghan, understanding that she would soon pass away, asked that her foundation continue so that her "brothers and sisters" fighting cancer would know that they will never climb their mountain alone. Meghan's funeral was very special. It was attended by over 500 people, with eulogies given by her Rabbi, Rabbi Slosberg; her "hero", Coach Denny Crum; and her sister, Libby. Her procession to her final resting place was a testament to the love that others share for Meghan: there were over a dozen police and sheriff's cars leading the way. Cards and letters came in from all over this country, sharing how Meghan had touched the lives of many.

Meghan and Denny Crum

"This event is for HER, to honor her wishes and her dreams. To make the world a better place for all of us. To bring hope, love, and belief to anyone battling cancer as this is a mountain no one should climb alone. When it comes to cancer, you cannot walk in someone else's shoes because every climb is personal and different than someone else's. We can climb beside them to make their journey a little easier. That is why it is important to carry on Meghan's dream. I made a promise to Megahan, who taught us how to love others in their time of need, to keep her dream alive." - Jerry Steinberg Meghan's Mountain is a non-profit charitable foundation that raises money for what Meghan defined as "direct patient care". All of our funds must directly benefit the cancer patient and his or her family members. No matter what the size of the cancer hospital or institution, there is never enough funds to cover everything. Please visit the Our Funds section to learn how our "brothers and sisters" benefit from your tax-deductible generosity.

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Founded on the principles of helping cancer patients and their immediate families overcome their struggles with cancer, Meghan's Mountain provides a conduit for charitable donations to many organizations. The mission is simple. To let every child and adult know that they do not climb their mountain alone. Not today. Not tomorrow. Not ever!

Meghan’s Mountain “Dreams in Denim” Date: June 22, 2019 Time: 6 pm - 10 pm Location: The Pointe 1205 East Washington Street Louisville, Ky. 40206 To purchase tickets: climb.givesmart.com For more information visit: facebook.com/events/335685197137092


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aterside Wellness is a unique and exciting place for you to better your health, fitness, and overall wellness. Offering a variety of fitness classes and workshops encompassing power yoga, slow flow yoga, Pilates, cardio dance, TRX circuit training, barre, and indoor cycling, Waterside Wellness is ready for you if you’re looking to get in shape or stay in shape.

Endless Summer Paddle and Coffee BY ROCKO JEROME • COURTESY PHOTO

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ust the place to meet before or after your Ohio River adventure, Endless Summer Paddle and Coffee Company is Louisville's home for all things stand up paddle boarding, and also a fantastic spot to get caffeinated. You can get all the gear that you need, take lessons to get properly trained, and enjoy your choice of some delicious coffee or juice drinks.

Endless Summer Paddle was first founded in 2016 by Mimi Hahn and Matt Sheehan with an important goal: providing access for everyone to everything needed to enjoy exploring and enjoying this region's diverse waterways. They knew that the low impact sport of stand up paddle boarding was one that a community could enjoy, they just needed a hub

to center around. In 2019, they opened a physical location and added coffee to their name so that they could continue to build a paddling community and have a fresh meet up spot. "Really having something to call our own has been the most rewarding aspect of this adventure," says Rachel Dattilo, the “Boss Lady” of the Frankfort Avenue location. "We are in charge, making decisions, and love how much support and enthusiasm we have received from the area and our community." Nate's Coffee provides the savory beans with their fantastic coffee brands, and other items on the menu include smoothies, fresh juice, snacks (bagels by Paynestreet Bakehouse).

IF YOU GO

Endless Summer Paddle and Coffee Company are located at 1301 Frankfort Ave., Louisville KY, inside the Waterside apartment complex at River Park Place, on the corner of Frankfort and River Road. Space is also available for private events. Their hours are Monday through Friday 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM and weekends from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For more information, call 502-203-1041 or visit their website at endlesssummerpaddle.com.

Pursuing her passion, owner Kymberli Nix, opened this boutique style fitness and wellness studio to offer a variety of specialty classes all under the same roof. “It’s rewarding to see the sense of accomplishment and pride someone feels after completing a challenging class and pushing beyond what they thought they were capable of doing,” says Kymberli. “I love getting to meet so many people and becoming part of their fitness journey.” Waterside Wellness is located within Waterside apartment complex at River Park Place and offers convenient services to all residents there, but they are open to the public, as well. Everyone is welcome to stop by, meet the staff, and become a member. Notable upcoming events include a Group Exercise Instructor Certification on June 29 and a Yoga with HIIT Instructor workshop occurring on June 30. There will also be Full Moon Meditations, an instructor Pilates Certification in August, just to name a few. They even have space and ability to host private events.

IF YOU GO

Waterside Wellness is located at 1301 Frankfort Ave., Louisville KY, inside the Waterside apartment complex at River Park Place, on the corner of Frankfort and River Road. For more information, call 502716-6693 or visit their website at watersidewellnesslouisville.com. TOPS LOUISVILLE | JUNE 2019 21


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Pappy and Co. Key Largo Ball Cap, $28.00 from Cartwheels Paper and Gifts. Tateossian Playing Card Cufflinks, $315.00 from Rodes.


Vibration Massage Device, $349.00 from Massage Envy.

(Left) Jefferson’s Reserve, $49.99. An incredibly smooth bourbon aged up to 18 years old. (Middle) Jefferson’s Ocean, $87.99, Bourbon aged at sea which gives it a salted caramel characteristic. (Right) Jefferson’s Manhattan, $39.99, Barrel-aged Manhattan makes a perfect cocktail every time. All available from Kentucky Artisan Distillery.

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On Mally: Monkee’s Romper by Cupcakes and Cashmere On David: Dillard’s for Men

28 What Makes Louisville Great

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32 Living Your Best Louisville Life The Goal Line: Meet Louisville 40 Behind City FC’s Coach John Hackworth Wow Wedding:

44 Carrie Syberg + Justin Hagovsky

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What makes Louisville great? Maybe to you that’s a question, or perhaps it’s a statement, but either way, we’re going to explore just what we love about this easy going (but still pretty plucky) river city, and why we’re a remarkable place to be even on the 364 days of the year that the Derby isn’t happening. BY ROCKO JEROME • COURTESY PHOTOS

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iving in Louisville feels like you’re in on something, a secret that not everyone is in on. It’s loaded with so many fantastic places to explore that when you stop to count, you just can’t help but be amazed. Miles and miles of park space in which to relax or exercise. Entertainment of all varieties can be found everywhere you look. We’re rich with the taste of bourbon trails. Art and culture abound and infuses everyplace we go. Plus, you don’t have to deal with the crowds of a major city. We’ve designed this special issue of TOPS as a sort of keepsake, something that you might reflect on years down the road to see just where we were collectively, at this moment in time. Always moving, always growing, but still unmistakably ourselvesthis is What Makes Louisville Great.

Look for this icon throughout this keepsake magazine as we will be answering the question "What Makes Louisville Great?"

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louisville From Past to Present Louisville has been around for hundreds of years and has a rich history, but it’s undeniable that we’re entering into an absolute peak period. Bolstering numerous hot spots, including theatres, museums, parks, and other tourist attractions, Louisville is fast becoming a cultural influence on the entire nation.

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t feels like a quirky “big small town” where residents are never more than two degrees from anyone else, but Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky and the 29th most-populous city in the United States. It’s received the nicknames “The River City,” “The Derby City,” “The Possibility City,” “The Gateway to South,” and more frequently of late “Kentuckiana,” in combination with Southern Indiana.

The iconic, albeit controversial, George Rogers Clark founded Louisville, it’s one of the oldest cities west of the Appalachian Mountains. In a showing of great restraint, he resisted the temptation to name the town after himself, and instead attached the moniker in honor of King Louis XVI of France. King Louis XVI of France, Louisville’s namesake.

This was 1778 when the French were aiding America in the Revolutionary War. Our city is located at the Falls of the Ohio, the only major barricade to river traffic. Riverboats had to be unloaded and moved downriver to avoid the falls, something that helped form a culture of vitality here. By 1828, Louisville’s population had grown to over 7,000 residents. One of our most significant sources of pride, and one we often tend to take for granted, is Old Louisville. It’s the largest historic preservation district uniquely featuring Victorian homes and buildings in the United States. Our downtown was constructed with many modern high-rise buildings, as well as older preserved structures. The cast iron facades of the buildings of West Main Street in the downtown area are one the largest collections in the U.S. of buildings of their kind. It’s a matter of some frustration to commuters going across Main Street due to all of the traffic altering construction, but great care has been taken to preserve these facades and rebuild around them, something that will be a point of great pride sooner than later. Louisville takes great pride as the home of the GOAT, the incomparable boxer Muhammad Ali, the endlessly charming Jennifer Lawrence, who continues to be as smart and witty as she is beautiful, and the Gonzo one himself, Hunter S Thompson. Maybe it’s something in our

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water (some of the best in the nation, by the way) that cultivates these strong characters. We are also the home of Diane Sawyer, the final resting place of Colonel Harland Sanders and residence of Kentucky Fried Chicken and YUM Brands, the University of Louisville and its Louisville Cardinals athletic teams, Louisville Slugger baseball bats, Louisville City FC soccer team, the Belle of Louisville, Humana, Kindred Healthcare, and a little horse race you might have heard about called the Kentucky Derby. Louisville is honored to host and fiercely support and protect a vast variety of small, independent businesses and restaurants. Some of these have become known for their originality and innovation. F. Scott Fitzgerald mentions The Seelbach Hotel in The Great Gatsby as a place where Al Capone would regularly meet with partners during the Prohibition era. The Brown Hotel in 1926, became the home of the Hot Brown. The Louisville’s Pendennis Club is given credit for inventing the drink named the “Old Fashioned,” made famous again in recent years as the favorite tipper of Mad Men’s Don Draper. Although there’s some contention, it has been said that Kaelin’s invented the cheeseburger, and even if that is not so, they have a great one. Although now sadly defunct, ear-x-tacy music store was once one of the greatest in the nation, a complete and total cultural touchstone for almost all who ever visited, and the answer to the question “Where did you buy your first album?” for a great number of us. A high point of excitement these days has to be our revitalized downtown. The Omni Hotel joined the list of fabulous hotels like the Marriott, the incomparable 21c, the ever elegant Galt House, and the historic Brown Hotel. The embarrassment of riches that is the Louisville Palace Theatre. The ever-evolving Fourth Street Live. The booming NULU area, a more fun set of shops and eateries for which one could never ask. Our city is on the move, and we’re excited to be a part.

The Greatest, Muhammad Ali


Louisville is a fantastic place to be. We’ve got a low cost of living (third most affordable in the nation), highly valued cultural arts, and historical museums. Louisvillians are independently minded, friendly, and tend to be warmly welcoming and hospitable. Louisville is best known nationally and globally as home to the Kentucky Derby, but we also provide a home to iconic brands like KFC, Maker’s Mark, and Louisville Slugger. We’re also an essential hub to a few world-class companies, including UPS, GE, Humana, and more. Louisville is also a very well regarded location when it comes to dining out, with absolutely delicious cuisine of all varieties, all around town...and that’s just for starters.

Population

Homeowners

1,293,953: Louisville Metro area including Southern Indiana population

59.7%: Homeowners

615,536: Louisville population in 2015 750,000: 2019 population estimate 37.2 years: Average age 35.8 years: Male average age

3.15: Average family size 2.44: Average household size $167,300: Median home price $792: Median monthly rent

38.8 years: Average female age

29.6%: Have children under the age of 18 living with them

Our commute times are short (you can be almost anywhere inside of 30 minutes just as long as it isn’t rush hour), our leaders are approachable, and our quality of life is second to none. Louisville is gradually becoming known as one of the top up-and-coming markets. Here are a few of the reasons why:

317,927: Females make up 51.66% of the population

45.2%: Married couples living together

297,551: Males make up 48.34% of the population

14.7%: Have a female householder with no husband present

41.8%: Married population

36.2%: Were not families

475,032: Louisville adults

30.5%: Are single households

86,904: Senior citizens

Louisville Rankings

10.3%: Someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older

Income (as of 2017)

#29 Largest City in the United States

$49,439 - $69,805: Average income

#64 in Best Places to Live #52 in Best Places to Retire

Tourism in Louisville 16.4 Million: Visitors in 2018 spending over $15 billion

$32,446: Average single household $67,965: Average family household $36,326: Average male income $36,326: Average female income

Major Employers Yum! Brands, Kindred Healthcare, United Parcel Service and UPS Airlines, Ford Motor Company, GE Appliances, Humana Inc., Norton Healthcare, Kentucky One Health, Papa John International, Brown-Forman, Anthem, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville, LG&E and KU Energy

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On Betty: dress, $75, from Work the Metal; Indie Green earrings, $68, and bracelet from Monkee’s Louisville

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LIVING your BEST

PHOTOGRAPHER: Erik Branch STYLED BY: Bella Portaro-Kueber LOCATION: Doc’s Cantina and Louisville Waterfront Park MODELS: Betty Lee, Mally Wonderlich, Diana Hylton, David Nichols, Ross Wallace, Danel Louis

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Tito’s Vodka available where liquor is sold (please drink responsibly); “Definitely just water” flask, $17, from Work the Metal On Mally: Juicy Couture, $88, from Sassy Fox; sunglasses from Rodeo Drive On David: Polo Ralph Lauren Non-Iron Classic Fit Button-Down, $89.50; Ralph Lauren Relaxed-Fit Twill Surplus Shorts, $75, all from Dillard’s for Men

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On Betty: Saraphina Boustier, $550; Alice & Olivia Farrel Pleated Pant, $295; Janis Savitt earrings, $113, circle bracelet ,$148, all from Rodeo Drive

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On Ross: Retro Black Label Pink Floyd T-Shirt, $65; 7 Diamond Button Down, $69; Stetson Hat, $110; Ray Ban Sunglasses, $155, all from Him Boutique On Diana: Hot & Delicious Dress, $29; Talbots Petit Denim Jacket, $29; bracelets, all from Belle Monde Boutique

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On Betty: Stripe Tank, $44; Molly Bracken Orange Trouser, $68, all from Six Sister’s Boutique On Danel: Ralph Lauren Crew Neck Tee, $39.50; Ralph Lauren Classic-Fit Stretch, $75, all from Dillard’s for Men A special thanks to Brochin Expeditions for lending their Scream Machine jet boat: brochinexpeditions.com

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“ TOPS STAFF WAS A DELIGHT TO WORK WITH AND VERY PROFESSIONAL.

THANKS TO TOPS FOR THAN HELPING US MAKE THE MAGIC HAPPEN FOR THE UNBRIDLED EVE DERBY GALA!” “The 2019 Unbridled Eve Derby Gala was a tremendous success, one of our best year’s yet! Tickets were completely sold out which meant one of our largest crowds ever. Our sponsors, both new and long standing, were extremely happy with all aspects of the event. Our silent and live auctions were very successful. Funds raised from the Gala will benefit all of our 2019 charitable beneficiaries, including our primary beneficiaries Blessings in a Backpack and Fund for the Arts. TOPS Magazine was our exclusive magazine promotional partner and played an important role in our success. Not only was Unbridled Eve promoted heavily in Louisville, we also received excellent exposure in the Lexington area. The dual reach was a big differentiator! TOPS staff was a delight to work with and very professional. Thanks to TOPS for helping us make the magic happen for the Unbridled Eve Derby Gala!”

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49-year-old head Lou City Soccer coach John Christopher Hackworth just joined the team in the middle of last season, being picked from an international search for a suitable new leader. So far, he’s clearly done great things and become a fan favorite. He took a bit of time out from his busy schedule to share a few thoughts about his career, the team, and the new stadium. PHOTO BY DANNY ALEXANDER

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arrie Syberg and Justin Hagovsky said their “I do’s” on April 27th in Indianapolis at St. John the Evangelist Church. Carrie’s family was instrumental in this union, with her two brothers as the officiating priests. The couple celebrated their life together as one soul, originally meeting as creatives at Actors Theatre. That set the tone of their marriage, the heart of their meet-cute that began with the song “God Only Knows” as performed by Michael Bublé. As seen in their wedding photographs, the wedding was regal yet worthy of “fear of missing out” on the frolicsomeness enjoyment from their festivities. Cheers to Carrie and Justin!

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AT HOME

Makes Louisville Great: 48 What Days at the Park, Festivals and Fun Creating A Backyard Oasis: Meet The

50 Winner Of Our Outdoor Dining Set From Digs Home & Garden

52 Starting Over At Alta Vista

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June

September

Old Fashioned Fortnight

National Bourbon Heritage Month

Derby City Comic Con

Kentucky Bourbon Festival (Bardstown)

Kentucky Bourbon Affair Whiskey Live Kentuckiana Pride Festival Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Kentucky Craft Bash Beer Festival Portland Festival

WorldFest Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival Kentucky Bluegrass & Bourbon Experience Louisville Brewfest Louisville Pride Festival

I Am Ali Festival

Mayor’s Hike, Bike and Paddle

July

National Jug Band Jubilee

Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival Forecastle Lebowski Fest Waterfront Independence Festival Flyover Film Festival

August Brew at the Zoo NSRA Street Rod Nationals Plus Kentucky State Fair World Championship Horse Show Louisville Zombie Walk African Heritage Festival

NuLu Festival

festivals

and fun There's no doubt about it Louisville is a fun loving placeto be. Here's just a partial list of upcoming events over the next year! November

March

Festival of Trees and Lights

Humana Festival of New American Plays

Light Up Louisville North American Livestock Exposition & Championship Rodeo

December

Louder Than Life

Bardstown Road Aglow

October

Christmas Gifts and Décor Show

Garvin Gate Blues Festival

Lights Under Louisville

St. James Art Fair

Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour

World’s Largest Halloween Party at the Zoo Ironman Louisville Louisville's International Festival of Film Louisville LGBT Film Festival

NuLu Bock Beer Fest

April

Bourbon & Beyond

Jack O’Lantern Spectacular

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Cherokee Triangle Art Fair Kentucky Derby Festival Thunder Over Louisville Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon/ Marathon Mint Julep Month

January Louisville Boat, RV & Sport Show WhiskerMania

May Kentucky Oaks Kentucky Derby Kentucky Reggae Festival

February Bourbon Classic Louisville Jewish Film Festival National Farm Machinery Show

Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle Abbey Road on the River

Tailspin Ale Fest

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Create A Backyard

Oasis:

meet the winner of our OUTDOOR DINING SET FROM DIGS home and garden BY ROCKO JEROME • PHOTO BY DICK ARNSPIGER

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ast month, TOPS teamed up with Digs Home and Garden for the Distinctly Digs for Derby Giveaway. Hundreds entered to win a spectacular prize - a lucky winner's outdoor space was transformed into the perfect party patio, just in time for Derby 145. Pamela Ritter won the package, consisting of an Outdoor Dining Set from Lane Venture Furniture and an Umbrella from Treasure Garden Umbrellas at a value of $4,775.00. "I love Digs and was thrilled to win the patio set; it's just stunning. I foresee many lovely gatherings with friends and family," Ms.Ritter said of the prize package. Digs, a St Matthews fixture since 2000, is a fantastic source for renovating, updating, or just adding flair to make your outdoor area pop. After all, your yard space is a part of your home, and during these Summer months, Digs can be the key to help you unwind as you visit with friends and family or just enjoy a little outside solitude in nature. This season, Digs has welcomed the Lane Venture outdoor product line to its portfolio of suppliers. Lane Venture is an established outdoor brand featuring a variety of collections from well-known designers, as well as reliable products that have served as brand staples crafted from aluminum, synthetic weaves, and teak. Lane Venture is one of the original designers of fully upholstered outdoor furniture built to withstand the elements. Digs was the original Summer Classics store in the

Additional examples of local outdoor spaces curated by Digs

marketplace but opted to add in other product lines and categories to ensure customers could tailor their outdoor living spaces to match personal tastes and preferences. The design approach at Digs has always been about eclecticism, with a wide variety of carefully curated brands coming together to ensure a varied selection. Digs is your destination if you're interested in creating that outdoor space that is uniquely you. In addition to Lane Venture and Summer Classics, Digs is proud to represent beautiful outdoor products from Brown Jordan, Kingsley-Bate, TUUCI, and Gloster Outdoor in the Louisville marketplace. Clients of Digs are always welcome to invite the design or planting pros on staff to come to their homes and advise them on their gardening, including planters, pots, landscape materials, and more. Another introduction this season at Digs is a weekend POP-UP planting event taking place on Saturdays. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the partners from Cracked Pots, Nique Friese, and Mindy Wiseman will plant your container with a variety of carefully selected stunning plant materials from Wallitsch nursery. The idea behind the pop-up is to educate clients on plant materials and planters that can complement and enhance outdoor spaces. Beautiful planters are, of course, available at Digs, but they don't mind if you bring your own. Ben Palmer-Ball, Digs owner and founder, notes that growth of the business has

not always been easy. "We've had our share of upside down experiences, but those lessons, while painful at the time, can be the most impactful for a business – you'll never grow if you don't keep putting yourself out there. I used to look for that quick win and, while that sometimes works for others, I've found the best approach is to take smaller risks – baby steps – and be satisfied with incremental growth." That's one reason this small, homegrown business is looking forward to 2020 – they'll be celebrating 20 years in business – no small accomplishment for a brick and mortar retailer in such a changing and evolving marketplace...as any gardener knows, patience is an important virtue! 

IF YOU GO:

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Alta Via STA RT I NG OV E R AT

PHOTOS BY TIM FURLONG, JR.

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When Bill and Cindy Green's home was mostly destroyed in a ďŹ ery explosion, decorator Shane Pearson of Dwellings and a team of builders, developers, and other experts went into action to help. Now, the home is rebuilt and better than ever. Rocko Jerome reports on the details.

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n July 20th, 2017, disaster struck when an electrical spark met a gas leak. Intensely destructive fire ripped through the Alta Vista ranch house home of Bill and Cindy Green, leaving more than half of it completely annihilated. Fortunately, the Greens were out of town at the time. "It was a really helpless feeling," Cindy recalls, "but I was intent on rebuilding and making it even better than before." Cindy wanted the house completely back in order by October 17th, in time to have an Open House for her friends and many vendors and in time for her to start preparing to host Thanksgiving. Friends and acquaintances were doubtful, but thanks to an incredible team, everything came together. Cindy's decorator Shane Pearson of Dwellings saw the incident on the television news. "It looked just awful," he says, "I felt so badly for them." He also knew, after a working relationship going back several years, that he could help. Together with builders Chris Carey and Norman Noltemeyer of NC Construction along with a lot of assistance along the way, the home was rebuilt better than ever.

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at home FAMILY AREA The original house, which was built in 1968, was a total loss and had to be rebuilt from the original foundation. Met Life required that they keep the basic footprint, but they were able to redesign the interior even with the same floor plan. One of the most dramatic changes was raising all of the ceilings over 2½ feet to make it feel much more modern and spacious. Along that line, they also made several small rooms

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around the living area into a much more open area. "We love to entertain," says Cindy, "and we like that this is set up in such a way that people can move around and enjoy each other." In what's become a fantastic family anecdote, Cindy brought a photo of a fireplace that she had seen to Shane...only to find out that Shane had created it in the first place! "I told her that it would absolutely not be a problem," Shane says with a warm laugh.


DOWNSTAIRS Going down a glass staircase will take you into a very sleek and modern bar area. There's a fireplace that leads from this floor up through the main floor, right around the center of the house. The bar itself is made of quartz and is loaded with character, especially with its alabaster background and backlit wine bottles on display.

Downstairs also hosts a craft room that Cindy spends a lot of time enjoying, as well as a laundry room and storage space for Christmas decorations. All of the closets in the house were custom designed, a real point of pride for Cindy.

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EXTERIOR The backyard area of the home features a luxurious pool with a slide that is fun even just to look at, an ornate garden area, and a lovely shed. It's Cindy's happy place. "I love to look out at all of this," she says with a smile. Although separated by a fence, this area flows very well with the outdoors area that belongs to the next door neighbors, the DeCamillis family. "All of the kids, grandkids and adults love to share in the fun throughout the year," Cindy says, "it's like a sports complex!" It's especially sweet because after the fire, the DeCamillises and close friends helped Cindy and Bill’s daughter Sandra recover some of their personal belongings from what was left in the home. They include many old family photos and personal effects that now reside throughout the home. Cindy says "It's not a whole lot, but we were fortunate that any of these things survived."

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BUILDER: Chris Carey and Norman Noltemeyer of NC Construction

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Best Spot on the River Live Music • No Cover • Wednesday - Sunday

Weekday Specials Wednesday | Nashville Night $5 Wild Turkey • $3 Tacos

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Sunday Special Join us on Sundays for $1 Chesapeake Oysters and $3 Drafts. Starting June 16th new hours from 2 pm - 10 pm

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HEALTH & BEAUTY

70 Barbershops: The Next Cut

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DERBY CITY CHOP SHOP

1233 BARDSTOWN RD, 502-632-2467 1100 E BURNETT AVE, 502-916-4064

Although it’s not necessarily always a compliment to call something “hip,” this Highlands joint embodies that in its best sense. It's the place to go if you want a pompadour, ducktail, or a high and tight not unlike what Elvis wore when he got drafted. The shop screams Rock & Roll from floor to ceiling with a 50’s feel and wild wall art... and that’s before you even kick up the jukebox. It’s rarely a quick trip, with a line often stretching out the door, but the staff tends to be so quick witted and jovially entertaining that it's worth your time if you have time to kill. There's also now a second location in Germantown, lightening the load and wait times considerably.

NALLY’S BARBERSHOP

305 WALLACE AVE, 502-896-9276

This St. Matthew’s institution has been around since 1950, serving generations of dapper men. You walk into the mirror lined room, take a number, have a seat, and wait your turn to climb into one of the several barber chairs. Glass cases contain relics of yesteryear, including long-forgotten tonics and accouterments that your grandfather might have sworn by. If you want to have the full experience of what it was like to visit a barber back in the time so many barbershops like to try to recapture, this is the place for you.

NOVA SALON

4600 SHELBYVILLE RD #302, 502-883-0786 2346 FRANKFORT AVE, 502-895-1956

Although not a barbershop, NOVA Salon offers a full line of haircare products that owner and founder Bennie Pollard created just for guys. Gage for Men offers the full gamut, including shampoos, conditioners, and multiple styling products for various styles. NOVA Salon provides personalized Image Profiles to design your expert haircut, and for those rogue eyebrow hairs, they also offer eyebrow waxing. The salon has won two NAHA awards, an honor that has been described as the Oscars of the beauty industry. You can visit the salon at either their Shelbyville Road or Frankfort Avenue locations.

BEARDS AND BEERS 514 S 5TH ST, 502-996-7999

This downtown spot is best known for their precision cuts, beards trims, and hot lather shaves but what keeps people coming back is the environment. You can enjoy a craft beer as you socialize before or after you climb into the chair. The staff is split almost evenly between women and men— the folks there know that being a barber isn’t a gender, it’s a career. They also offer a range of special products, including the ever-popular Beards and Beers beard balm, made for sensitive skin.

A barber must be someone you trust. Along with helping us to maintain the way we look, they can often become good friends, confidants, and even de facto therapists.

WOODY'S

966 BAXTER AVE, 502-365-3541

Situated on Baxter in the Highlands near the point when you start to enter Nulu, Woody's is an underrated location to get your head high and tight without much fuss by one of several men's men. They serve by appointment or walk-ins, but you can generally expect to get in and out rather quick either way. The barbers there can give you solid advice on which kind of products to use for your hair type and what you wish to achieve, whether you require pomade or a gel.

18'8 FINE MEN’S SALON

1301 HERR LN #160, 502-257-0077

A high-end location in Westport Village, 18'8 is the shop if you're extremely particular and want to look just right. The staff serve a clientele that tends to be repeat customers and they are well known for always going the extra distance to get your look completely perfect. When you walk out, your style is sure to be right on point.

HIGHLAND BEAUTY AND BARBER

2425 BARDSTOWN RD, 502-456-9200

With a carefully designed retro feel complete with black and white checkered floor and mid-century modern art, Highland Beauty and Barber offers you not just a haircut, but an experience. You will be treated like royalty with good conversation, complimentary coffee and other drinks, and a spectacular environment. The attention to detail in the decor is only rivaled by the attention to detail in the service you receive.

FADES AND BLADES

8107 LA GRANGE RD, 502-565-9416

An affordable price and a timeless haircut, that’s what Fades and Blades is all about. This La Grange Road shop is a place you will find a master barber who can not only give you exactly what you want, but can also offer some expert advice and insightful suggestions based on your type of hair, the shape of your face, and your personal sense of style.

GENTLEMAN’S CUT

3592 SPRINGHURST BLVD, 502-412-1505

Occupying a carefully curated environment, Springhurst Boulevard’s Gentleman’s Cut offers a range of services including massage, hand and foot repair, skin care, and hair removal, in addition to some truly superb haircut services. Depending on what you need, you can receive a very fairly priced express cut or an executive gentleman’s cut, consisting of a style consultation, shampoo and conditioning, an aroma steamed towel, and a neck and scalp massage. Altogether, it’s an absolute all in one experience.

HANDSOME FELLOWS

11770 SHELBYVILLE RD #103, 502-409-3132

Handsome Fellows offers precision haircuts, straight razor shaves, and beard trims in what they call “a traditional, modern-rustic space.” The location has been a barbershop since the 1970’s when it was called the Village Squire, today the original tin sign from back then, sits inside a glass case inside the shop and the chairs still retain their original ashtrays. It doesn’t get too much more authentic than that.

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Village Discounts Giveaways Food & Drinks

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June 6, 6-8pm Radiotronic

Dance and sing along to your favorite songs of the 70s and 80s.

Thurs, , 6-8pm Swing N’ Wing Ding: Billy Goat Strut Revue

Celebrate our new mural by Kelsey Montague. Live jazz/swing music, dancing, art activities and excellent photo opportunities!

July 27

Sat, , 3-5pm Village-Wide Tent Sale: Funkasaurus

Find great deals from shops throughout Westport Village in one location, all while boogieing to funky live music.

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July 18, 6-8pm The Newbees

Enjoy Beatles and classic rock hits from this 12-piece ensemble featuring horns, strings and powerhouse vocals.

Aug 8

Thurs, , 6-8pm School Supply Drive: School of Rock

Stuff the on-site bus with school supplies. Listen to rock jams performed by School of Rock. All donations delivered to UniKids – sending school supplies to orphanages and children in developing countries.

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To know Louisville is to love Louisville. Whether you see it as a small city or a big town, it’s packed with wonderful faces, places, and treasures. We checked in with a few local luminaries who are a part of what makes Louisville great. BY NANCY MILLER PHOTOS BY DICK ARNSPIGER UNLESS NOTED

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Treyton Oak Towers Celebrating 35 years of providing exceptional senior living in historic Old Louisville, Treyton Oak Towers is a not-for-profit continuum of care community offering independent living, independent with assistance, personal care, and rehabilitation and skilled nursing, all in a vibrant, caring and compassionate community. With a staff that is dedicated to itss residents and the vision that was set in place by its founders more than 35 years ago, Treyton

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Oak Towers strives to meet the individual needs of each person as we all age differently. There is not a standard plan of care. Each resident is unique, and we appreciate and foster their individuality. Treyton Oak Towers is a proud sponsor of the Louisville Orchestra, Louisville Ballet, Kentucky Opera, the Filson Historical Society and the Chamber Music Society. It is a truly unique senior living community that has been cultivated over the years with a focus on making the next chapter in your life the happiest and most fulfilled. Residents may design and customize their homes to their personal tastes.

TREY TONOAKTOWERS.COM • (502) 589-3211 211 WEST OAK STREET, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY 40203


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LEADER IN FINANCIAL ADVISORS

Prosperity Asset Management, LLC Prosperity Asset Management is the area’s pre-eminent firm specializing in providing families and businesses with innovative financial strategies, solutions and retirement income planning. Following a meeting with clients to determine an initial complimentary risk assessment, Prosperity Asset Management offers straightforward advice that reflects long-term goals based on current investments, personalized income projections and ideas for immediate implementation. “As a fiduciary, we have an obligation to ensure the appropriate strategies are chosen based on the clients’ best interest. Our goal is to maximize their investment returns through diversification of assets and a disciplined investment philosophy combined with rigorous risk management,” says Anthony Roberts, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) and Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) Services include financial planning, investment management, retirement income planning, insurance solutions and Social Security maximization. Roberts and his team navigate today’s complex investment marketplace to help clients accomplish their evolving investment aspirations and goals. Advice and recommendations are custom-tailored to each person, family or business, factoring in risk tolerance, goals, desired returns, time frame and income specifications.

“Retirement plans, encompassing a client’s financial position, wills, estate plans/trusts, taxes and insurance integrated in a coordinated effort to provide for financial clarity and multigenerational wealth,” says Roberts. Some retirees are concerned with the impact a market loss may have on the future of their income and assets. Others are looking for a reliable income stream. Still others actually underestimate the impact of a market loss. “We have found that many financial services professionals focus on products. Our experience shows that our clients’ needs are best met by focusing on processes and, most importantly, people,” he adds. Prosperity Asset Management, through its affiliated company A. Roberts & Associates, Inc., offers a variety of insurance solutions that are beneficial to protecting more than just physical needs; insurance can protect a client’s future when integrated into a retirement strategy. Included among those products are fixed indexed annuities, life insurance, long-term care, health insurance and Medicare supplements. “One of the most essential services we offer clients is to help them develop a clear understanding of their Social Security benefits and to educate them on the optimal time to start accepting their benefits,” says Roberts. Prosperity Asset Management supports the Gradient Gives Back Community Outreach Program. The program invites Americans who have fallen on hard times and are struggling to recover from one of the most challenging economic environments in in history to apply for an opportunity to be awarded. One deserving family will be selected annually to receive six months of mortgage or lease payments. Email us at info@ProsperityAssetManagement.com or contact us at 888-955-3665 for a Free Compass Report and Receive a Copy of Tony’s Newly Released Book, Retire Abundantly…

PROSPERIT YASSETMANAGEMENT.COM • (888) 955-3665 4965 U.S. HIGHWAY 42, SUITE 1000, LOUISVILLE, KY 40222

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LEADER IN HARDWARE

Brownsboro Hardware & Paint Brownsboro Hardware & Paint, locally owned and operated since 1960, began a new phase of its history when Jim and Marilyn Lehrer purchased the business in 1998. Since that time, they have expanded to include a store in Prospect. The staff brings more than 300 years of experience to the store that is a one-stop shop for hardware and many other items for the home and outdoor living area. Brownsboro Hardware & Paint is the largest local dealer of Weber, Big Green Egg and Traeger Grills, and offers repair and service on all three brands.

Brownsboro Hardware & Paint provides a variety of services such as propane tank refills; on-site window and screen repair; mailbox installation; key cutting and re-keying locksets; and knife, tool, lawn mower, and blade and hedge trimmer sharpening. Benjamin Moore paints are available at both stores. Also at the Brownsboro Road store are a U.S. Post Office and a UPS Shipping Department. The Prospect store is an authorized service dealer of STIHL outdoor power equipment. “Being a local company means that what our customers spend with us stays here in Louisville,” says Destinee Bradley-Brown, assistant manager. Brownsboro Hardware & Paint, an active participant in the life of the community, donates to many non-profit organization auction events. The Brownsboro Road location is the site of one of the city’s most fun and tasty weekends, the Big Green EGGFest, a charity event. Last year, the Big Green EGGFest raised more than $26,000 for two local charities. Scheduled for August 2 and 3, the event will feature competitions for backyard cooks as well as “Chopped,” a lively matchup among top local chefs.

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LEADER IN LUXURY APARTMENT LIVING

Waterside at RiverPark Place Waterside at RiverPark Place is one of 14 residential properties developed by Poe Companies. Beginning with the opening of Waterside West in 2013, Waterside at RiverPark Place has become Louisville’s premiere Waterfront destination, and has expanded to over 400 luxury apartment units, including the addition of Waterside East in 2015, and 1700 Waterside which opened in April. Home to 434 luxury apartments, Waterside at RiverPark Place has multiple outdoor amenities for Waterside residents to enjoy, including beautiful pools, a year-round fire pit, sand volleyball court, charcoal grilling stations, and the new 18,243-square foot plaza outside of 1700 Waterside. This plaza is home to a dog park, lounge areas, and a state-of-the-art propane grilling station. Waterside Wellness Studio, the latest addition to the RiverPark Place community, focuses on wellness of mind and body, and perfectly complements the active area and mindset surrounding Waterfront Park. Endless Summer Coffee & Paddle Company joins Waterside Wellness Studio in the pursuit of mind and body wellness by providing delicious and healthy food and beverages, as well as Stand Up Paddle boarding lessons that allow the

community to explore and enjoy our region’s diverse waterways. Waterside at RiverPark Place is continuing to develop and improve Louisville’s waterfront. Future development plans include condominiums, additional upscale apartments, shopping, restaurants and commercial office spaces. “Waterside at RiverPark Place is Louisville’s first and only addition to the riverfront renaissance that offers luxury apartments for rent in the heart of the city’s waterfront park system. Located at RiverPark Place near downtown Louisville, WaterSide offers easy access to Louisville’s most vibrant neighborhoods and attractions,” says Lindsey Chandler, Director of Sales and Marketing. “Enjoy strolling along the waterfront, great dining options in Nulu and on Frankfort Avenue, and quick access to major interstates. It’s perfect for professionals who commute downtown and anyone who wants to live on the water while still enjoying the convenience of a central location. Waterside provides downtown living without the hassle, and waterfront living with all the amenities of a world class park just outside your front door.” Poe Companies and Waterside at RiverPark Place have made several monetary donations to benefit the continued conservation and development of Waterfront Park and Waterfront Botanical gardens in hopes that not all of Jefferson County can enjoy everything that the waterfront has to offer. They also sponsor events with Leadership Louisville and One West to further efforts of continuing to develop all of Louisville, and also support the local Salvation Army Angel Tree and Blessings in a Backpack with fundraisers and volunteer time.

WATERSIDEATRIVERPARK.COM • (502) 716-6710 1700 MARINAS EDGE WAY, SUITE 100, LOUISVILLE, KY 40206

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LEADER IN TECHNOLOGY

V-Soft Consulting Purna Veer is the founder and president of V-Soft Consulting. Purna started V-Soft with his wife Radhika in Houston, Texas in 1997, as a response to a lack of service and technology in the software sector. Coming to Louisville for Radhika to attend the UofL Medical School, they fell in love with the city and it was clear this was the perfect place to raise a family and grow a company. V-Soft moved to Louisville in 1998 and the company has since grown to more than 1,200 employees across North America. V-Soft’s new global headquarters in Louisville is under construction and will complete in Fall 2019. Purna’s vision to focus on advanced technology led him to start V-Soft Labs — the innovation arm of V-Soft Consulting — in 2014, bringing a next generation of technology to American companies. V-Soft’s technical architects guide clients in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, chatbots, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, ServiceNow, Blockchain, Cloud, mobile and more. V-Soft invests heavily in the best resources and talent to build tech practices. Purna said, “This has already shown many rewards in the last few years, with exponential revenue increases in the V-Soft Labs area. In 2019, V-Soft Labs launched VERA, an Artificial Intelligence-powered conversation agent that can be utilized in nearly any department of a business, including boardroom, HR, distribution, customer service/sales, and even employees in the field or remote. Known as a renaissance man, Purna didn’t stop at just one endeavor. He started a successful Indian Fusion Restaurant, Tandoori Fusion, in the East End, which offers traditional farm-to-table Indian cuisine and American-Indian fusion dishes cooked in a traditional tandoor oven, as well as live music, a lunch buffet, event catering and carry out.

When Purna isn’t heading a technology company or restaurant, he can be found at his Oldham County farm, Veering Creek Farm, which boasts the largest hops field in Kentucky, supplying local breweries. The farm also provides fresh produce to local restaurants. Purna also started a vineyard at the farm in preparation for his next venture — a winery. Purna was named E & Y’s Technology Services Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016. He received his MBA from the prestigious Kellogg EMBA program in 2017. V-Soft Consulting has been awarded the TechServe Alliance Excellence Award (two times), Best Places to Work in Kentucky (two times), Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies (seven times), Business First’s Company of the Year Award (two times), Business First’s Fast 50 Growing Companies (eleven times), Large Business Diversity Champion Award (three times), and many more. In his spare time, Purna supports various community initiatives, including sitting on the boards of Greater Louisville Inc., Urban League of Louisville and the YMCA. “One of the main pillars of V-Soft’s values is making a difference in the communities we live in. That’s why our offices across the country host fundraisers that benefit local charities,” he says. The Louisville headquarters has an annual fundraiser for the YMCA, as well as an annual Holiday Drive. The largest endeavor is V-Soft’s Annual Charity Golf Scramble, hosted at Valhalla Golf Club, which benefits cancer-related charities in honor of his mother. The event is in its sixth year and has raised more than $75,000.

VSOF TCONSULTING.COM • (502) 425-8425 101 BULLITT LANE, SUITE #205 LOUISVILLE, KY 40222

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LEADER IN AGELESS BEAUT Y

Julene B. Samuels MD, FACS Dr. Julene Samuels has been in practice since 1994. Having trained at the prestigious University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Parkland and Baylor), she returned to Kentucky to be near family. She focused her practice exclusively on cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body early in her practice, and through the years, has partnered with industry to perform research and to conduct multiple clinical trials investigating innovative skin care, and breast implant and cosmetic device treatment options that complement the results of her surgical expertise. In this way, Dr. Samuels has remained on the cutting edge of new techniques for her surgical and nonsurgical patients. She is a leader in facial cosmetic surgery, primary and revision cosmetic surgery of the breast, surgical and nonsurgical body

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contouring, comprehensive skin care and laser procedures, and intimate female wellness. “I strive to offer a unique, female-oriented approach to all aspects of patient care, and I remain intimately involved in the customized treatment programs that are outlined for patients, with their best interests in mind,” says Dr. Samuels. Her new office in the Norton Commons neighborhood is the culmination of years of planning, and within this new state-ofthe-art office, with complete med-spa and in-suite operating facilities, Dr. Samuels and her staff provide a level of intuitive cosmetic patient care that is unique to our community. For numerous years she has been recognized as a most admired woman and a top doctor by local periodicals and has also been listed among Who’s Who Among America’s Plastic Surgeons. In addition, Dr. Samuels is a key opinion leader for several cosmetic companies. Her practice regularly contributes to various charity organizations, including the Center for Women and Children, Women 4 Women and Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

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LEADER IN BEAUT Y & SALON SPAS

J Michael’s Spa and Salon “My vision for opening J Michael’s was to elevate the salon experience in Louisville and to offer beauty for all. I believe the key to a thriving company is the ability to surround yourself with good people. These people are the backbone of J Michael’s, and it wouldn’t be a success without them,” says Jill Higginbotham, owner. “Since we opened in 2011, we have always believed that personal style starts with hair. We’re committed to making our guests look and feel like the best version of themselves, all while still holding true to their own unique style.” J Michael’s talented stylists and service providers represent an outstanding commitment to continuing beauty education for themselves as well as their guests. She credits the salon’s reputation and status to building a team that’s the most

educated in the beauty industry, a team that’s constantly learning, growing, and changing. “If our guests want chatty, fun and energizing, that’s what they’ll get. If they want calm and relaxed, that’s what will be provided. It’s our mission to tailor their experience specifically for them. The integrity of our products makes us different, as well. It’s about what’s actually good for the individual and will give optimum results, not what’s most popular or brings in the most revenue,” she says. Salon Today magazine named J Michael’s a Top 200 Salon in 2017 and 2018. The salon was also awarded Business First of Louisville’s Innovative Partnership Award in 2015 and named Higginbotham a 40 Under 40 honoree the same year. J Michael’s Spa and Salon gives back to the community by partnering with ChildHelp, Women by the Well, Esther’s House, Cabbage Patch, Kentucky Derby Festival, CenterStage, Acting Out Against Cancer, Family Scholar House and many other local arts and non-profit groups.

JMICHAELSSPAANDSALON.COM • (502) 742-8790 4121 SHELBYVILLE RD, LOUISVILLE, KY 40 207

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LEADER IN BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY

Corbett Cosmetic Aesthetic Surgery and Medi Spa Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1999 and re-certified in 2008 and 2018, Dr. Lee Corbett has 22 years of experience and a thorough knowledge of the latest techniques in plastic surgery. “I have dedicated my surgical career to helping all my patients achieve beautiful results by meticulous attention to detail and applying the latest technologies and techniques,” he says. Realizing that each individual’s aesthetic needs are different, he specializes in an array of cosmetic surgery procedures. His areas of special focus are breast augmentation and lift, cosmetic facial surgery, body contouring surgery, mommy makeover surgery, abdominoplasty surgery, cosmetic surgery following weight loss surgery, and cosmetic laser procedures, as well as non-surgical techniques including Botox and injectable wrinkle fillers. The most recent advances in plastic surgery can be found at his elegantly appointed cosmetic surgery Louisville office. With 22 years’ experience in breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Corbett is one of the leading breast surgeons in Louisville having performed over one thousand breast surgeries. His passion is to help women look and feel their absolute best. A Louisville native, Dr. Corbett completed his undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Louisville. After completing his General Surgery and Plastic Surgery residencies, he joined Dr. Larry Florman in private practice in 1998. Dr. Corbett established his cosmetic surgery practice, Corbett Cosmetic Surgery, in 2003. Dr. Corbett received the Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award and Vitals Patient Choice Award in 2018 and was voted Real Self Top Doc. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a Past President of the Kentucky Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is on the Clinical Faculty of the University of Louisville Division of Plastic Surgery.

CORBET TCOSMETICSURGERY.COM • (502) 721-0330 13125 EASTPOINT PARK BOULEVARD, SUITE #102 LOUISVILLE, KY 40223 Courtesy photo

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LEADER IN CLINICAL RESEARCH

Dermatology Specialists Research With a team of board-certified dermatologists, nurse practitioners and registered nurses, Dermatology Specialists Research (DS Research) conducts numerous dermatology clinical trials for therapies that have yet to be approved by the FDA. DS Research, founded more than 25 years ago, is one of the largest dermatology research companies in the area. It specializes in conditions such as eczema, rosacea, acne, atopic contact/dermatitis and psoriasis, and offers the most advanced treatments and procedures to treat skin and to positively change patients’ quality of life. DS Research is always a top performer in its field based on the quality of data their team collects through clinical trials that are provided to pharmaceutical companies prior to being submitted to the FDA. DS Research’s nurses, some of whom are certified in clinical research, monitor patients throughout the clinical trial, an important reason the company is so highly-regarded in the industry.

“Our dermatologists are nationally-recognized for their expertise, which really sets us apart from other research clinics,” says Nina M. Scott, President. Each of the doctors comes to DS Research with years of specialized training. Having an interest and vast experience in complex dermatology, skin signs of internal disease and cutaneous drug reactions, Cindy E. Owens, M.D., presents at many national meetings and has published numerous book chapters and articles. She is the Director of the Dermatology Residency Program and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Louisville. Joseph F. Fowler, Jr., M.D., founder and director of the Caribbean Dermatology Symposium and the Coastal Dermatology Symposium, is a frequent lecturer at national and international meetings. Megan N. Landis, M.D., a noted author and Clinical Professor at the University of Louisville, is the director for Skinternal Medical Conference, which she founded in 2018. Jyoti B. Burruss, M.D., has published numerous book chapters as well as scientific meeting presentations. She has received many prestigious honors and awards along with being an active member in the Kentucky Medical Association and the Kentucky Dermatological Association. DS Research supports multiple charities including Family Scholar House, Twisted Pink, GRRAND, the Daniel Pitino Shelter and the Porcini/Farmer Children’s Foundation.

DSRTRIALS.COM • (502) 585-9059 3810 SPRINGHURST BOULEVARD, SUITE 13 0, LOUISVILLE 2241 GREEN VALLEY ROAD, NEW ALBANY

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LEADER IN RESTORING CONFIDENCE

Digenis Plastic Surgery Institute Founded in 1999 by Dr. Alexander Digenis, the Digenis Plastic Surgery Institute provides the highest quality surgical and non-surgical services, as well as state of the art technology to help patients achieve realistic and natural results. Patients can confidently expect to receive important education about each procedure and excellent care for every service. Keeping in the forefront of surgical and technological developments, Dr. Digenis serves as a member of national committees on emerging technologies, communications and government relations for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. His involvement exposes him to the newest advances in plastic surgery internationally, as well.

Dr. Digenis and his team perform over a thousand cosmetic procedures annually, such as breast augmentation, facelift, liposuction, tummy tuck, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), rhinoplasty, neck lift, breast reduction, breast lift, body contouring and cosmetic injectables like Botox® and Juvederm®. “In my practice, I meld my passions for art and science into my approach and empathetic care for patients,” he says. His informative consultations evidence his expertise and artistic touch so patients make the most informed decisions about procedures tailored for their specific needs and goals. Dr. Digenis received his surgical training at Vanderbilt University, considered by many as one of the most rigorous surgery programs in the country. He then completed a fellowship in plastic surgery at New York University and at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. His affiliations include the American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, former President of the Kentucky Society of Plastic Surgeons, Plastic Surgeon in the TOP DOCS Survey 2009-2018, and 90th Percentile Physician Club in recognition of patient satisfaction scores among the top 10% of all physicians nationally.

DIGENIS.COM • (502) 589-5544 315 E. BROADWAY, NORTON HEALTHCARE PAVILION, SUITE 111 LOUISVILLE, KY 40202 Courtesy photo

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LEADER IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Greater Louisville Inc. Deana Epperly Karem leads economic development for the Louisville region through Greater Louisville Inc., the Metro Chamber of Commerce. Formed in the late ´90s following the merger of the Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Louisville Partnership, GLI offered a streamlined approach to economic development, business advocacy and workforce recruitment. GLI works to recruit businesses, expand local companies, develop talent, connect people with programs and services, and grow the economy. “GLI recognizes that our entire region benefits if we work together. When a surrounding county recruits new jobs, the greater Louisville region is better for it. When Metro Louisville experiences a win, the whole region benefits through job growth,

local spending and lifestyle amenities,” says Deana Epperly Karem, Senior Vice President of Regional Economic Growth. Today, GLI and the Regional Economic Development Partnership attract jobs, grow local business, advocate for business-friendly legislation and grow our community as one place. “We look at the big picture and work to execute strategies that make a difference in how we market greater Louisville, and how we work with one voice to create a regional brand. Together, we have a bigger, bolder story to tell,” says Karem. “GLI is at the center of activities that grow our community and help us be the best version of ourselves. If our community isn’t growing and creating a vision for the future, Greater Louisville will be left behind. It’s our job to be sure we keep talking about change, inspiring others to be creative and bold, and leading the way to a new innovative economy,” she adds. In 2001 Karem was named in Business First 40 Under 40. Louisville Magazine featured her among its Women to Watch in 2004. She received the Mercy Alumna of the Year award in 2005 and has been recognized as a star contributor to the Kentucky Association for Economic Development (KAED).

GREATERLOUISVILLE.COM • (502) 625-0000 614 W. MAIN ST., LOUISVILLE, KY 40202

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LEADER IN EYELASH EXTENSIONS

Lashtastic When Amber Skye Fair opened her business over five years ago, lash extensions were beginning to become popular in the beauty industry, but they were not yet available in Louisville. “I decided to try out lashing!” she says about opening Lashtastic in a 150-square foot room where she provided the service herself. Soon, her business expanded and she moved into a larger space and brought on another Lash Boss to handle the growing clientele. Business continued booming, leading her to expand to a 2,800-square foot salon. “Lashtastic is a leader in lash extensions because we pride ourselves on our integrity, quality and confidence. We refuse to compromise the integrity of your natural lashes. We provide the highest standards of quality work by letting only the best practitioners provide your service. We ensure your experience

will be relaxing, and that you will leave with the confidence to take on life to the fullest,” says Fair. She and her staff don’t cut corners in service. Nor do they count lashes or use aggressive sales tactics to sell products. What they do is offer a fun and special experience to everyone who walks into the salon. “House-spun cotton candy, glittery rosé (yes, it has glitter!),’90s music and comfy twin beds suspended from the ceiling will make you never want to leave,” she adds.” The salon is known for its friendly staff who establish personal relationships with their clients, building a family-like atmosphere. “When you come here, you’re one of the girls,” says Fair, who is certified by Maven Artistry and four other accreditation organizations, and is a member of the National Lash Artist Association (NALA.) Lashtastic is a total girl world. Stop by, grab some cotton candy and make some new best friends. Leave feeling great and looking super fabulous.

LASHTASTICLOUISVILLE.COM • (502) 554.791 554.79111 2704 FRANKFORT AVENUE, LOUISVILLE, KY 4020 402066 Photo by Jordan Delewis

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LEADER IN FAMILY LAW, TRUSTS & ESTATES

Morgan Pottinger McGarvey Established in 1974, Morgan Pottinger McGarvey is a full-service law firm representing large and small financial institutions, businesses and individual clients throughout Kentucky and Indiana. The firm has long been known for banking and finance law, creditors’ rights and real estate law. In recent years, Morgan Pottinger McGarvey has expanded its focus to include practice areas such as tax and administrative law, personal injury, family law, employment law and trust and estates. Michael Troutman’s practice at Morgan Pottinger McGarvey focuses on family law, trusts and estate planning, and probate.

Clients depend on him for diligent, compassionate representation. They appreciate his responsiveness and understanding of their personal goals and challenges. He is a knowledgeable, skilled family law attorney whose goal is to secure a prompt, fair resolution, while avoiding needless delays. “I strive to be a trusted resource for clients through what can be some of their most difficult times,” he says. For trusts and estate planning, he takes the time to listen and explore different options to best meet the needs of his clients. Troutman and other Morgan Pottinger McGarvey attorneys volunteer their time to nonprofit organizations in Louisville throughout the year. Many attorneys also serve on the boards of community and industry organizations. Morgan Pottinger McGarvey supports Family Scholar House, ElderServe, The Healing Place, The Brain Injury Alliance, Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana and other organizations. Troutman is recognized by the Legal Aid Society of Louisville for service to the community.

Pictured here is Michael Troutman. Services may be performed by other attorneys.

MPMFIRM.COM • (502) 589-2780 401 SOUTH FOURTH STREET, SUITE 1200 LOUISVILLE, KY 40202

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LEADER IN LIFE SAFET Y SERVICES

Fire Protection Services, Inc. Fire Protection Services, Inc. (FPS), founded in 2003 by Alan D. Lewis, is the only locally-owned and licensed fire sprinkler and fire alarm contractor in Louisville, Kentucky. Lewis, a public-servant at heart, began his career in the fire service at Wayne Township Fire Department in Indianapolis. Currently, he serves as the Chairman of Camp Taylor Fire Protection District and the Jefferson County Suburban Fire Service. “When a fire breaks out, every second counts. Being prepared means having a plan that’s ready to be implemented in an instant,” says Lewis. “Our process of inspecting the fire sprinkler system simultaneously with the fire alarm system is paramount to a successful safety plan.” FPS’ services include fire alarm systems, smoke detectors, fire hydrants, carbon monoxide detectors, fire sprinkler systems, emergency lighting, alarm monitoring, back flow testing, range hood systems and mass notification systems. With a fleet of over 15 fully equipped vehicles and on call technicians, Fire Protection Services, Inc. provides their customers with peace of mind. Lewis and his team have been serving Louisville Metro and surrounding areas in Kentucky and Indiana for over 15 years. Lewis has personally been in the fire protection business for 42 years. They are committed to providing the highest quality of service and giving back to the communities they service. Fire Protection Services, Inc., a recipient of Republic Bank’s “We CARE” Award in 2007, is a corporate sponsor of Shirley’s Way and a supporter of Crusade for Children, the Camp Taylor Fire Protection District and the Jefferson County Suburban Fire Service.

FIREPROTECTIONSERVICES.US (502) 368-4400 • 1210 VIM DRIVE, LOUISVILLE, KY 40213

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LEADER IN FLOOR COVERING & CERAMIC TILE

Premier Flooring Premier Flooring, founded in 2015, is a locally-owned flooring company that serves the Greater Louisville area. “We have grown our business one client at a time to become one of the largest flooring companies in the area,” says owner Richie Lampton. The company specializes in high-end new construction at its Norton Commons builder selection centers, one for hardwood and carpet and another next door with a beautiful selection of tile. Since merging with Floor Solutions and Bluegrass Flooring, Premier Flooring plans to enter the retail sector with its

5,500-square-foot Watterson Trail showroom. There is also now a convenient selection center in New Albany. Premier Flooring produces superior results through competitive pricing and refined processes. “As we have grown into an industry leader, our personal touch has not changed. Our customer service is second to none and we service all types of projects and budgets,” says Lampton. “Our success comes from giving our customers the right product at the best price. Every installation is specific to the needs of each client and completed with the utmost professionalism. Premier Flooring is also focused on the community. They provide floor covering for the annual St. Jude and Kosair charity homes and sponsor the Susan G. Komen fundraiser, the Kids Cancer Center Alliance gala and the March of Dimes annual gala and fundraiser.

PREMIERFLOORINGKY.COM • 10500 MEETING STREET (502) 749-7595 • 2703 WATTERSON TRAI L (812) 941-9101 • 402 E MARKET STREET, NEW ALBANY

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LEADER IN GAMING

Derby City Gaming Derby City Gaming officially opened its doors in September 2018. The $65 million-dollar project is Louisville, Kentucky’s only licensed gaming facility. Derby City Gaming is located on the old Louisville Downs and Sport Spectrum site that was acquired by Churchill Downs Incorporated and subsequently opened Derby City Gaming in 2018. “At Derby City Gaming, visitors will find nearly 1,000 Historical Racing Machines in the 85,000-square foot facility. With over 70 game themes, guests are able to play machines they are accustomed to as well as new, fun, and exciting games,” says Tim Bryant, President and General Manager at Derby City Gaming. “The success of this facility helps contribute $1 million dollars each month towards horse racing purses, benefiting the

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Kentucky horse racing community.” Derby City Gaming’s location includes two restaurants, an entertainment stage and a huge center bar with fourteen 85inch televisions and more than 80 different bourbons. Derby City Gaming also features a convenient simulcast area. Derby City Gaming is a non-smoking building. The facility’s smoking patio has a state-of-the-art exhaust system that exchanges air flow every four minutes. Over 100 Historical Racing Machines are available to play in this area. “In addition to our contributions to the horseman’s purses, Derby City Gaming has had the opportunity to work with local charitable causes including South Louisville Communities, Gilmore Elementary, Speed Art Museum, Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation, Kentucky Derby Museum Foundation, Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, Darrell Griffith Foundation, Relay for Life, Let’s Dance Louisville and Kentuckiana Pride Festival,” says Bryant.

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LEADER IN HAND -DISTILLED BOURBON

Kentucky Artisan Distillery In 2012, three men came together with an idea to create a place for people to ‘bottle their dreams’ in the old Crestwood, Kentucky Ice Cream Distributors building. Steve Thompson’s many years of experience in the spirits industry played a major role in the inspiration behind the Kentucky Artisan Distillery concept. It would be the first contract distillery in Kentucky, and the only production-sized farm-to-bottle distillery capable of distilling as little as one barrel for a special occasion on up to over 1,800

barrels a year for partners like Jefferson’s Reserve. This would be accomplished running the distillery completely by hand. KAD is one of the only distilleries in Kentucky that uses only pot stills, and is completely non-automated and non-computerized. KAD’s small team of dedicated and talented distillers complete every step of the bourbon production process completely byhand. Led by Head Distiller, Jade Peterson, the team of distillers runs a distillery devoid of iPads, rather using their senses to know when a batch is finished. The distillery is as close as a production facility in the 21st century can get to how bourbon was made 200 years ago. This makes KAD the perfect home for Jefferson’s Reserve Bourbon and Steve’s own brand, Whiskey Row Bourbon. Tour guests actually interact with the distillers and are able to ask questions, which is very unique on a distillery tour. Tours are offered on the hour seven days a week: Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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LEADER IN MOMMY MAKEOVERS

Jarrod A. Little M.D. Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Dr. Jarrod Little is a double Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Louisville. Dr. Little is highly ranked as a top surgeon for abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, breast reduction, facelift, liposuction and rhinoplasty surgery. A native of Texas, he received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Baylor University. After completing medical school training at the University of Texas-Houston, Dr Little joined the University of Louisville residency program in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Following completion of his residency, he joined the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship program at the University of Louisville, one of the most prestigious programs of its kind in the United States.

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Dr. Little’s extensive knowledge and specialized training in advanced techniques and innovative procedures for the head and neck greatly enhance his work in facial plastic surgery. He is noted for his expertise in minimally invasive rhinoplasty surgery, among other procedures. As part of his community outreach, he provides trauma and cancer treatment reconstruction to the Louisville region.

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LEADER IN NON-INVASIVE SKIN CARE Louisville and Southern Indiana

Massage Envy Routine massage not only relieves stress, but also can keep your body running efficiently and in optimal working condition. Also important to a healthy body is regular skin care. Advanced skin care can diminish fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin conditions. Massage Envy, a leader in massage and non-invasive skin care, has been serving Kentuckiana for 12 years, providing affordable therapeutic massage and advanced skin care services, including no down time chemical peels and microderminfusion. Massage Envy specializes in hot stone, prenatal and deep tissue massage. Massage Envy’s Total Body Stretch and Rapid Tension Relief are two luxurious massage enhancements. Total Body Stretch, a head-to-toe assisted stretch, combines years of expertise with the latest stretch research. Rapid Tension Relief is a completely customizable add-on that’s designed to ease discomfort from muscle tension or minor aches and pains.

Newly added to the Massage Envy repertoire are relaxing and results-driven Obagi and Jan Marini facials and retail products. All service providers are state licensed and receive continuous education and training from Massage Envy corporate and cosmeceutical retail vendors. Massage Envy offers nationwide membership benefits in 49 states. There are 5 locations covering Kentuckiana. One of Louisville’s massage therapists was named Regional Therapist of the Year, and one esthetician from Louisville received the Regional Esthetician of the Year award for 2018. Download the Massage Envy app to take advantage of convenient online booking for any of the Kentuckiana locations. Massage Envy is proud to be a participant in the World Wellness Weekend, September 21-22, 2019.

MASSAGEENVY.COM (502) 992-0701 • 2048 S HURSTBOURNE PARKWAY (502) 895-2007 • 4600 SHELBYVILLE ROAD #208 (502) 253-2980 • 12911 SHELBYVILLE ROAD, SUITE 109 (502) 425-0000 • 3563 SPRINGHURST BLVD, SUITE 29 (812) 725-1387 • 1025 VETERANS PARKWAY, CLARKSVILLE

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LEADER IN WOMEN’S HEALTH

female OB/GYN practice in eastern Louisville and has always been focused on putting women first, making it easy for them to get comprehensive care at every stage of life.

Women First of Louisville Women First is an all-female medical practice specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. From the all-important annual health exam to contraception and maternity health services, in-office screenings, diagnostic testing, surgical procedures and leadingedge treatments, Women First helps women take charge of their health care and themselves. “Our practice prides itself on staying at the forefront of technology, pioneering the very latest in medical technology and offering the best in convenience and compassionate care. Many of our physicians have been the first to bring innovations in women’s health to the Louisville area, and all are committed to providing the most advanced medical care available,” says Denise Kirkham, Executive Director. Since co-founded by Dr. Rebecca Terry in 1988, Women First of Louisville has led the way in “firsts” for women. It was the first all-

“Women First was a leader in promoting minimally invasive hysterectomy and women’s gynecologic procedures. Our physicians were among the first female doctors in Louisville to perform daVinci® robotic gynecologic surgeries, and one of the first OB/GYN practices to invest in leading-edge 3D tomosynthesis mammography for the most advanced early and more accurate detection of more types of breast cancer,” notes Kirkham. Women First currently offers many surgical treatments and procedures in-office and is expanding its surgical suite to include additional ones. Bladder Botox® for urinary incontinence, endometrial ablations for heavy periods and treatment of abnormal pap smears are just a few of the procedures provided in the Women First office, where patients are well-supported by compassionate staff members. The practice also offers online scheduling, registration and check-in, making it more convenient for patients to access quality healthcare.

WOMENFIRSTLOUISVILLE.COM (502) 891.8700 • BAPTIST HEALTH MEDICAL PAVILION 3900 KRESGE WAY, SUITE 30, LOUISVILLE, KY 40207

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LEADER IN PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

Rating by Martindale Hubble, the Business First Salute to Veterans Award, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Consumer Advocate of the Year for pro bono work with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and has been recognized for work supporting veterans.

The Karl Truman Law Office

As a veteran, Karl Truman is passionate about giving back to the local veteran’s community, sponsoring events such as the Kentucky and Indiana Veteran of the Year, supporting his AMVETS post, his American Legion post, presenting a JROTC award for his chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, being a sponsor for USA Cares and participating in the 22 Ruck Challenge to bring awareness to veteran suicide and supporting the Veteran’s Club of Kentucky.

Karl Truman focuses his work in the areas of personal injury which includes automobile accidents, premises claims, workers compensation, Social Security Disability and Veterans Disability throughout Kentucky and Indiana. The Karl Truman Law Office has become a leader among personal injury law firms by its commitment to client service and determination to push cases for the best result. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist and Board Certified in Civil Pre-Trial Procedure by the National Board of Trial Advocates, a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers and National Trial Lawyers Top 100. He has received a Distinguished Peer Review

He is grateful to have had the opportunity to pursue two career passions by growing his law firm to a prominent local personal injury firm and also retire as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Army after serving over 28 years. Some of his accomplishments include the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Course, Air Assault School, Airborne School, Anti-terrorism Instructor Course at the J.F.K. Center for Special Warfare, Combined Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College and Reserve Component National Securities Issues Seminar with the Army War College.

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LEADER IN PHILANTHROPY

Wells Fargo Advisors Wells Fargo Advisors was created as part of the Wachovia and Wells Fargo merger in 2010. It is at the industry forefront of wealth management, investment management, wealth transfer planning, insurance, liability management and retirement planning. Access to a broad array of company resources, including research analysts and economic and market experts, allows its Financial Advisors to help make informed investment recommendations based on clients’ needs. Wells Fargo Advisors has been named among the Largest Financial Advisory Firms in the Business First Book of Lists from 2016 until the present. The company was a Susan G. Komen Top Corporate Sponsor. Working with the Wells Fargo Foundation and Wells Fargo Co., Wells Fargo Advisors supports many local charities including Fund for the Arts, Greater Louisville Foundation, Frasier History

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Museum, Speed Art Museum, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville, Love City, Make A Wish, Shively Area Ministries, and the Louisville Botanical Gardens. The company contributed 1,859 team hours in 2018 and donated more than $150,000 to local community organizations. “I feel we are also leaders in financial services because of our Financial Advisors’ dedication to providing their clients with the highest quality of advice and service. We strive to do this by ensuring that we fully understand the needs of our clients and provide them with comprehensive solutions that best align them for the opportunity of financial success. We take great care and respect in the relationships we have with our clients and their families. It is truly an honor to be able to assist in so many wonderful aspects in peoples’ lives. Our clients are everything to us and we continue to stand by one motto: Clients. First. Always,” says Justin Schappe, Sr. Vice President-Branch Manager. Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC. Member SIPC. Ad. CAR 0519-04778

WELLSFARGOADVISORS.COM • (502) 561-5000 297 N. HUBBARDS LANE, SUITE 300, LOUISVILLE , KY 40207


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LEADER IN REAL ESTATE CLIENT SERVICES

Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty “Luxury is a level of service, not a price point. My vision is to provide my clients with professional representation in every stage of their transaction,” says Lenihan Sotheby’s International agent Josh Laughlin. “When assisting my clients in making what may be one of their most significant financial decisions, my local expertise, integrity, industry relationships, attention to detail and ability to understand my clients’ needs assure both buyers and sellers they are working with a trusted professional. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than building a relationship with my clients and guiding them through the home selling and buying process.” He is among the top 75 agents in Louisville and has sold more than $40 million. Laughlin’s clients provide their own revealing perspective on his service and results. “Josh has sold two executive level homes for me and in both cases had ‘close worthy’ offers in less than 30 days and faster than three other agents who had listings on my street. I have a basic business philosophy, ‘Do what you say you will do.’ Josh not only did exactly what he said he would do. He went above and beyond to get the deals closed. Having the reputation of Lenihan Sotheby’s as the realty company was just icing on an already awesome cake,” says Dr. Todd Arwood. Dr. Brent and Elizabeth Roach say, “Through all of our ups and downs you always maintained the utmost professionalism and positivity and never stopped to find us our dream home. In you we found not only a great realtor but a wonderful person and friend and it’s that for which we are most thankful.”

*All statistics are based on information from the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® (alternatively, from Metro Search, Inc.).

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LEADER IN PROPERT Y MANAGEMENT

PMR Companies LLC “Managing Properties is our Business. Building Relationships is our Goal.” These 10 words have been the guiding philosophy of success for Property Management Executive, Deborah Charlton. When beginning her company in 2002, Deborah believed in the importance of “taking care of the people” and committed herself to doing so through her work. Today, 17 years later, PMR Companies has thrived and now employs over 175 industry professionals and is the only AMO Accredited Management Company in Kentucky. Services offered span from Multi-Family Management, including Receiverships, to Asset Management and Construction Management. Through hard work and dedication to its clients and assets, PMR widened its outreach of Management to include overseeing properties in Kentucky, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio and Illinois. PMR views each client as a long-term partner and understands the true importance of basing a partnership on trust and determined performance. Charlton adds, “PMR works to maximize returns for clients, creates a rewarding and enjoyable environment for its associates and provides the best

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possible customer service to our residents, commercial tenants and vendors”. Encompassing the spirit of giving back to the communities that they serve, PMR also prides themselves on a solid company culture and leading their team by example. Most recently, PMR has been named a GLI Finalist for Small Business of the Year in 2018 and 2019, was awarded 2018 Property Management Company of the Year by the Louisville Apartment Association and has been recognized year after year as a ‘Top Place to Work’. Volunteer initiatives for 2019 have been strong as well, having been involved in the Brightside Adopt-A-Mile program and the Don Fightmaster Golf Outing for Exceptional Children. Their giving back will also continue throughout the year with other amazing organizations in the city.

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LEADER IN BUILDING COMMUNIT Y

Independence Bank Rooted in Western Kentucky for more than 125 years, Independence Bank entered the Louisville market in 2016 and completed construction on its signature location in the heart of St. Matthews in November of 2018. With assets of $2.5 billion, Independence Bank is the fifth largest community bank based in Kentucky and, according to the American Bankers Association 2018 rankings, the fourth most financially sound bank in the USA (for banks with $2B to $10B of assets). “Our team has been overwhelmed by the generosity of our hometown and we have been humbled by the opportunity to contribute leadership and time to

so many of our community partners. We have relished taking care of our numerous new clients with a high level of personal and tailored service,” says Louis R. Straub, II, President. Robert Kennedy’s words, “Some people see things as they are and say, why? I dream things that never were and say, why not?” have resonated for decades with him and the Bank. The drive to contribute, connect and celebrate the community is at the forefront of the Bank’s mission. Independence Bank builds relationships to strengthen the fabric of social service agencies, fosters education, dedicates countless hours and intellectual capital

to economic development initiatives and cultivates alliances to influence constructive legislative change to improve the standard of living, education and economy of Louisville and Kentucky. “Louisville is a great community because of the many generous people that give of their time, money and talents. We believe it is our responsibility and privilege to improve our environment, educate our children and care for our neighbors. We believe we should learn from our past and leave something behind for generations to come,” says Straub. “We will only realize our dream when we are confident that our children will have better opportunities for a family, job and education than we enjoyed.”

1776BANK.COM • (502) 581-1776 3901 SHELBYVILLE ROAD, LOUISVILLE, KY 40207

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LEADER IN VINTAGE AND ESTATE JEWELRY

Merkley Kendrick Jewelers Merkley Kendrick Jewelers has been a family-owned business since opening in 1832. It is now led by the third generation of the Merkley family. President Brian S. Merkley says, “As the second oldest independently owned jewelry store in the United States, we take great pride in helping our clients step back from the frantic pace of life and appreciate life’s moments with their loved ones. We accomplish this by symbolizing those sentiments in our curated jewelry collection and fine timepieces like Rolex.” In addition to modern treasures, the jeweler’s selection covers a range of eras including Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian, Art Deco, and mid modern periods (1950-1970s or later). The team is well versed in each period’s individual style, structure, precious stones, materials, and the authenticity of each piece. Mountings are hand selected and often constructed using a die-striking method, a century old stamping technique offering fortified construction and intricate detail. The diamonds are authentic Old European and Old Mine cut diamonds and of the appropriate era for their rings. The construction, unique diamond cuts and exquisite detail make these treasures truly one-of-a-kind.

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Merkley Kendrick’s in-house gemologists possess decades of experience and hold globally recognized accreditation. Industry titles such as Gemological Institute of America’s Graduate Gemologist, American Gem Society’s Certified Gemologist Appraiser, and Jewelry Insurance Appraisal Institute’s Certified Insurance Appraiser are but a few. “Helping our clients find the perfect gift to celebrate an anniversary, honor a loved one, commemorate a milestone, or propose to their one and only puts a smile on our face. We earn our client’s trust through transparency and educate them on the nuances of fine jewelry and timepieces. Our role of trusted jeweler is not taken lightly. Our dedication to integrity and constant innovation within our craft enables our respected role in our community.” says Merkley.

MK JEWELERS.COM (502) 895-6124 • 138 CHENOWETH LANE


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Louisville knows him as coach. His family knows him as a devoted, doting dad. Jeff Walz shares an inside peak on balancing family, sports, and coaching life. PHOTO BY DANNY ALEXANDER

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atching Jeff Walz work the sideline or run a press conference is a study of excellence in performance. The University of Louisville women’s basketball coach exudes passion in all he does and that passion brings admiration and adulation from his athletes as their leader and supporter. He’s emotionally involved with the game, as any great coach is, and celebrates his players regardless of the outcome. In his 12 seasons as head of the Louisville women’s program, he’s amassed a sparkling 332-99 record and has led the team to three final four appearances in 2009, 2013 and 2018.

They have 15 big sisters that they can look up to. Our kids are accepted with open arms from my team and staff. They enjoy spending time watching athletes play basketball, traveling to road games, and being a part of our extended Walz Family. The success he brings to the team, its players and fans is undeniable and palpable. One of his stand-out qualities is his accessibility to all: his players, the fan base, the media. It’s a singular trait with him as he consistently looks for opportunities to raise the profile of his student-athletes and their outstanding accomplishments in the classroom and on the court. But Jeff has fostered the same mentality off of the court that he lives in his real life with his wife Lauren and their four children. If you recall the first Louisville Live basketball preview event, you may have noticed two future Cardinals in the crowd with his wife, his youngest children; 5-year-old Lola, and 3-year-old Lucy. As Jeff told TOPS, “It’s important to try and

evaluate where I am putting my priorities daily. I understand that I have an important job in athletics that has many demands. I also understand that being a husband and father is my most important job. I have to check myself at times; it is easy to get entrenched in my work and lose focus on what is happening at home.” Family leads his life. His favorite people to spend his time with is his wife and rock, Lauren, and four children: Kaeley who is 13; Jacob, who is 12 along with 5-year-old Lola, and 3-year-old Lucy. “They give me energy and keep me going in a profession that can sometimes be draining. My kids are all very different in their ways, but I love spending time together with them. My older kids are the best playmates and role models for the little ones; it’s neat to see their relationships. The kids love staying active with their sports and activities. Kaeley plays volleyball and tennis; Jacob is skilled and passionate about basketball; Lola loves to attend her gymnastic classes and tennis lessons; and Lucy, she is becoming a great swimmer!” With so much movement in his life, you may wonder how he does it all. As superb as his Superman qualities, Jeff said that his wife shares the same philosophy about life, family comes first, and he would not be where he is in life without her support. Which makes her as super as him by opening their home to share it with his players as they are entirely intertwined. “They have 15 big sisters that they can look up to,” Jeff says proudly. “Our kids are accepted with open arms from my team and staff.” He also added, “They enjoy spending time watching athletes play basketball, traveling to road games, and being a part of our extended Walz Family.” Jeff commits himself to the same efforts in his children’s lives by attending as many games, activities, and practices that his children are involved in. He wants them to know he is the dad that will always be their cheerleader and supporter, unconditionally. Regardless of his success in his career, Jeff said, “I love my job, but I don’t want it to become my life. I want to be successful, but I would rather be a better father and husband than a coach.” 

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Kentucky Welcomes 2018 PGA Barbasol Championship at Keene Trace Golf Club

A New Tradition

Once again, the Barbasol Championship brings world-class golf to the Bluegrass. BY DONNA ISON • PHOTOS BY WOODY PHILLIPS

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or Kentuckians, spring and summer have long been highlighted by Keeneland. Now, summer also has its own signature event with the Barbasol Championship. Recently, the PGA TOUR announced that Barbasol would continue their title sponsorship of the tournament, which will be played at Keene Trace Golf Club’s Champions course, through 2023. This year, the tournament will be held during the week of July 15-21, and will host 132 of the best golfers in the world, 1,000 volunteers, and approximately 10,000 fans a day. “There are only forty-two PGA tournaments worldwide, and Kentucky has one of them. That is a big deal for our entire state. We want people from Bowling Green and Louisville and Northern Kentucky to come experience and support this tournament,” says Bryan Pettigrew, the Tournament

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Director and National Sales Director for Global Golf Management (GGM). Formerly, Pettigrew served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sponsorship of the Breeders’ Cup. He says, “The two sports I grew up around were horseracing, with a grandfather who owned racehorses in Oklahoma, and golf. I would say I’m one of the luckiest guys in the world to have gotten to promote these two sports I love and am really passionate about.” Another thing Pettigrew and his team are passionate about is promoting the state. He says, “This is a great opportunity to show off Kentucky and our hospitality. These guys play some of the nicest golf courses in the world, but I think what makes our tournament different is the local hospitableness. When they show up at this tournament, our volunteers are going to be trained to answer

questions and help them and treat them differently than they are at other tournaments. The same is true of our local businesses.” To ensure this, GGM has been working hand in hand with both the Visit Lex and Visit Jessamine tourism bureaus, as well as the local hospitality industry. In order to ready establishments, Pettigrew says, “We’ll be taking a page out of the Super Bowl and other major events’ playbooks and hosting a restaurant and hotel training day at Keeneland in June where we’ll bring in managers and give them a Barbasol 101 course and encourage them to decorate their restaurants and hotel lobbies with flags, golf balls, and golf tees to get people in the spirit.” But, as much as the community will be giving to the tournament, the tournament will be giving back. One of the most important aspects of the Barbasol Championship, as well


2018 PGA Barbasol Championship competitors from left to right: Sebastian Munoz, John Peterson and Andres Romero

as all PGA TOUR events, is their commitment to enriching the places they play through charitable contributions. “PGA tournaments raise one hundred ninety million dollars annually for charity. That is more than all the other four big sports combined. That is the business model in golf,” states Pettigrew. To this purpose, the Barbasol Championship advisory board created Caddie127, a new umbrella charity. Caddie127 takes its name from the golf term and the Bible verse, James 1:27, which advises “to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” Pettigrew further explains, “Golfers need guidance, help, instruction, and someone to show them the way. They never walk alone, and that’s the gist of ‘caddie.’ We believe women and children should never walk alone, and we intend to do something about it.”

Barbasol Championship is committed to growing the sport of golf in Kentucky. Pettigrew states, “We’re trying to reach out to the different segments of golfers to be inclusive and grow the sport.” To involve and inspire younger golfers, GGM is working in conjunction with the Kentucky High School Golf Association and adding a Junior ProAm where high school players can come and play with the pros. This will occur on Monday, July 15. They are also partnering with Merrill Lynch to provide a Women’s Executive Forum, where women can hear peer panelists speak about their challenges and their struggles in business. It will be followed by the opportunity to either play in a ProAm or participate in a golf clinic. On Saturday the tournament will also host a Family Day, with an array of activities for children and a Fan Expo just outside the clubhouse.

There are only forty-two PGA tournaments worldwide and Kentucky has one of them. That is a big deal for our entire state.

This year, five philanthropic organizations working for the betterment of women and children have been chosen as charitable partners who will receive substantial financial contributions. They include All God’s Children, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Refuge for Women, and the Woodhill Community Center. In addition to growing Caddie127, the

Even for those who do not consider themselves golf enthusiasts, the tournament promises to be a memorable experience. Drake’s and Grey Goose are sponsoring a large gathering tent where folks can enjoy food, beverages, and daily musical acts. In addition, the golf tournament organizers are adding an expansive outdoor patio overlooking the lake, to give spectators a place to

gather with the perfect vantage point. “Even if you’re not a golf fan, you should come as a spectator and check it all out. There is going to be great food and entertainment. And, if you’re looking for exercise, you can walk the golf course,” says Pettigrew. Members of the military, both active duty and retired, and three members of their families get in free, as do those 16 and under. Those who want to be even closer to the action can volunteer. There are a range of opportunities and specialized training is provided. Pettigrew states, “We’re going to train all of the volunteers using the Disney customer service method that the PGA tour has adopted. They also get a Barbasol shirt and cap and will be fed twice a day. We’re working on making it fun and exciting for them.” Volunteers must be 18 years or older, or 16, if accompanied by a parent. To sign up, simply go to the Barbasol Championship website. Pettigrew’s hope for this and future years is that the tournament becomes a new statewide tradition. “We hope Kentuckians embrace the Barbasol tournament as a signature event, much like Keeneland. We hope it will be something they mark on their calendars, consider when they have family and friends come to visit, and that companies take advantage of when hosting clients.” He adds, “We want to welcome people from around the world to our state to explore our cuisine, the bourbon trail, and our horse country, as well as golf. We want them to get to experience all the things that make Kentucky special.” 

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Bourbon:

It’s More

Than a Drink Whether you prefer it neat, on the rocks, or mixed with sugar, there is no denying bourbon is the drink of choice in Kentucky. Everyone here has a lot of opinions about bourbon. Which one’s tastes the best? Which one has the prettiest distillery? Which one has the coolest label? But it is so much more than that.

bourbon In the City There is more to bourbon site seeing than distillery tours. Below is our mini city guide to the best in bourbon, beyond the distilleries and bars! Bourbon Inspired Menus We just reminded you to cook with your bourbon, so why not learn from the best. Many Louisville chefs have embraced the bottle by infusing their menus with our city’s most beloved spirit. Our favorites are Bourbon’s Bistro (2255 Frankfort Avenue), where the menu’s Bone-in Pork Chop is covered in a bourbon demi-glaze, Grind Burger Kitchen (829 East Market Street) for their Old-Fashioned Burger, named after the cocktail, and Whiskey Dry (4th Street Live) where every meal can end with a bourbon milkshake.

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hether you drink it or not, most Louisvillians probably have something made out of a barrel staves in their home, a go-to distillery for out-of-town guests, or even a famous family dessert whose secret ingredient involves a splash of something off the bar cart. Long story short, bourbon is more than just a drink around these parts. It’s a culture. As event planners, we are often asked to come up with creative ways of reimagining traditions. Below we have compiled a list of ways to celebrate our bourbon culture, and none of them require you to drink it! BY MARCELLA KRAGEL AND INA MILLER PHOTO BY ANNA MAY PHOTOGRAPHY

Ina Marcella Events is a full service event planning and creative consulting business co-owned by Ina Miller and Marcella Kragel. With shared backgrounds in the arts and non-profit management, and a mutual passion for community engagement, Ina and Marcella have developed a unique approach to event planning aimed at creating inspired one-of-akind events for their clients. Ina and Marcella have been friends for twenty years and each is married with three kids.

Bourbon History 101

In Gratitude

Learn how bourbon put Kentucky, and Louisville, on the map with a deep dive into bourbon history at the Frazier Museum (829 West Main Street), home of the Bourbon Trail Official Starting Point, and the current Spirit of Kentucky exhibition.

When thanking a loved one, visiting a friend outside of Kentucky, or welcoming a guest, no gift is as versatile as bourbon. While bringing a bottle is an excellent and everyone loves a stellar bourbon ball, there are so many other ways to say thank you with bourbon. Three of our favorite local shops will help you find the perfect bourbon inspired gifts for every situation. Pappy and Company, in their brand-new home in the NULU neighborhood (843 East Market Street) carries everything from culinary specialties, to books and apparel. Similarly, the Stitzel Weller Distillery shop has it all from clothing to bar tools, and all are equally stylish! However, if you can’t get enough of the golden liquid itself, stop by Moss Hill Bath and Body located in Butchertown Market (2101 Story Avenue) and enjoy the sweet smell of the good stuff with no ID required. They sell an assortment of products infused with bourbon and inspired by its most famous cocktails. We especially like the Mint Julep Chapstick!

Beyond the Distillery Bourbon industry is more than just the spirit. There are sites hidden all over the city that fill in the blanks left by distilleries. Just a little east of Bourbon Row is the home of Vendome Copper and Brass Works (729 East Franklin Street), the birthplace of many of Kentucky’s most famous distilleries’ gorgeous stills. Looking for a field trip away from downtown, visit the grave of one of bourbon’s most respected forefathers, I.W. Harper’s own Isaac Wolfe Bernheim, located in the Olmsted designed Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest (Clermont, KY).


In your Home A nightcap is always a great way to top off a summer Kentucky evening, but here are three other ways you will find us partaking in the bourbon community. Entertain with Bourbon One of our favorite aspects of bourbon is the bottles. There are endless uses for bourbon bottles once the liquid is gone. Most commonly, we use them for entertaining in place of vases and water carafes. More experienced crafters have turned them into lamps, candles, and clever kitchen storage. The possibilities are endless!

Cook with Bourbon The sweet and smoky flavor of bourbon compliments many southern culinary traditions. Give more drama to a delicious pecan pie with the addition of bourbon to your family’s favorite recipe. Add a splash to homemade barbecue sauce for an experience beyond any store-bought brand. And don’t forget to use bourbon infused spices. Bourbon Barrel Foods (multiple locations, including its newest in Fall City Market of the Omni Hotel) will keep you stocked in bourbon smoked salt, pepper, and paprika.

Decorate with Bourbon While the picturesque photographs of distilleries are gorgeous in any home, there is more you can do with bourbon to decorate your space. Drunkwood (drunkwoodinkentucky.com) is a no brainer when it comes to your walls, with endless possibilities of customizable bourbon barrel creations. You can take it one step further and serve your bourbon inspired dinner atop a barrel stave table, or while sitting on a one-ofa-kind bench. Check out Bourbon Barrel Rehab (bourbonbarrelrehab.com) for inspiration. They even make jewelry!

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Dolan WLKY morning anchor Julie Dolan, talks about her journey to Louisville and how at a young age she recognized broadcasting was something she wanted to do. BY ROCKO JEROME PHOTO BY DICK ARNSPIGER

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magine Julie Dolan around age eight, using her family's camcorder to make pretend news shows with her younger brother. "We would put on different clothes and I would interview him, make up little situations," she recalls. "I always knew that broadcasting was something that I wanted to do, but I wasn't sure if it was something that I could do." She would, of course, make it happen— leaving her home of Cincinnati to study at the College of Charleston as a young adult, where she would study and graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in communications media studies in 2007. This took her to a reporting job in Evansville, where she quickly found herself on the air. "You really learn by being in the field," she

Going live on the air and feeling natural about it is something that you really have to just jump right into and develop as you go.

says. "Going live on the air and feeling natural about it is something that you really have to just jump right into and develop as you go." 2012 would take her to Lexington, where she would serve as an anchor on WLEX, an NBC affiliate. While there, her life would change forever when she would meet Louisville native Andy Barger, the man whom she would marry in 2016...but not before she would transition to Cincinnati's WCPO in 2014. She found that it was fantastic to be back home and doing what she loved, but living long distance wasn't easy. "We were married and then lived apart for six months! It wasn't easy," she recalls. Since Andy, a structural engineer, was tied down here designing projects like the revamped Kentucky International Convention Center and the cutting-edge redesign and remodel of the Speed Museum, Julie began to look for work in broadcasting in the Derby City. "I heard that WLKY was the best," says Julie. "After I came in for an interview, I really believed it." She met with News Director Andrea Stahlman and Jen Osburne, Assistant News Director, and found them both to be extremely impressive. She happily accepted the morning anchor chair when it was offered. "I love working in a newsroom run by women. They’re family oriented and understand that while news is our top priority, life exists outside of the newsroom, as well." Julie says the morning team has started to gel in the last year, making work even more enjoyable. Over her career, accolades and awards would begin to stack up, including an Edward R Murrow Award given to WLKY for a story that she played a role in, she was named a Kentucky Colonel by Governor Steve Beshear for outstanding community service, and just this past year she was named best anchor in the state by the Kentucky Associated Press. She's appreciative of all this, but there are two very important concepts that drive Julie Dolan. "There's nothing like breaking news. Getting in depth on a story and taking it through to its conclusion is such a satisfying thing. However, one of the most important things, especially in local news, is to focus on people who live in this community. There's nothing like the feeling that comes with shining the spotlight on people who are making a difference." 

Gwendolyn

BABY MAKES THREE Now 10 months old, Julie and Andy's little baby Gwendolyn has become the center of their world. "When I was pregnant, a lot of people didn’t realize it because I was behind the news desk," Julie says with a laugh. "It's as if she just appeared!" The magic doesn't end there, as the beautiful baby is showing some pretty incredible developmental signs, like trying to walk at nine months. While the somewhat grueling schedule that comes with the morning shift is challenging to many, it works very well for Julie. She gets out of bed at 2:30 AM, goes to work, goes on air, and is home in time to get little Gwen after a half day in daycare and spend the afternoon with her. "I have the best of both worlds. It's been so much better than I expected. Now that I have her, I just don't know what I ever did without her."

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Raising Awareness for post 9/11 families From a wide range of services to bringing awareness about the needs of our veterans, USA Cares has programs designed to target our service members. BY NANCY MILLER PHOTO BY DICK ARNSPIGER

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ollowing the 9/11 tragedy in 2003 WAVE, the Mid-South Division of Kroger and the Association of the U.S. Army at Ft. Knox partnered to form Kentuckiana Cares to assist post 9/11 families. The organization experienced immediate and phenomenal success. The name was changed to USA Cares, which better represents the group’s reach that includes Kentucky, Texas, Indiana, Michigan and Missouri/Southern Illinois, California and Nevada. The headquarters remains in Louisville.

members’ financial needs. “If service-related disabilities have caused them to miss work and their home is under foreclosure or they’re facing eviction, our work with the landlord or mortgage holder is important in order to keep them in the house. Staying there as a family promises a much higher chance of success,” says Chesser. USA Cares also assists with food and auto payments.

“From 2003 to 2009 so many service members were returning with significant injuries and illnesses. We focused on conditions such as PTSD, traumatic brain injury and military sexual trauma because those areas demonstrated the most need,” says Trace Chesser, Interim President/CEO.

Creating online training programs, offered free of charge to the service members, is a key component of USA’s Career Transition Program. Chesser and the staff are involved in translating military skills to what employers understand and want. He finds that employers are frequently impressed by military personnel’s talents and soft skills, but he believes there still exists a communication barrier about translating skills to the workplace.

Services that respond to those needs continue although a wide range of military service-connected disabilities are central to the organization’s mission. USA Cares does not provide clinical services, but instead works with third parties, such as utilities and mortgage companies, to help with service

USA Cares and Ft. Knox are joining in a program that is targeted to service members who are about ready to retire. The Senior Leaders Corporate Fellowship program pairs these individuals with corporations that can use specific expertise. “The military recognized us and asked for our help. It’s a


huge talent attraction model that allows the retiring service members to go into the corporations for eight weeks to learn the businesses and gain experience. We’re able to bring people from other branches, not just the Army, and from outside this geographic area into the Ft. Knox program. It’s a plus for the economy and addresses the workforce shortage,” says Chesser.

families and will celebrate USA Care’s 16 years of service. The event will feature a gourmet dinner and guest speaker, Major Jas Boothe, U. S. Army. There will also be a silent and live auction and live entertainment. Many active duty military from Ft. Knox, as well as others from around the country will participate. Corporations that purchase tables may bring employees or may invite veterans to sit at their tables.

Aubrey Gonzalez, communications manager, reports that USA Cares receives 250 to 300 calls each week from service members around the country. “We have responded to over 112,000 requests for assistance and have provided in excess of $15 million in support grants. And we’re very proud that we saved 4,776 homes from foreclosure or eviction proceedings. Each family that receives help from USA Cares is given a dedicated case manager, often a veteran or a spouse or child of a vet. “It’s very rewarding. Probably 95 percent of the 15 staff we have are related in some way to the military. That makes us unique. We’re very sympathetic to those we serve and can understand what they’re going through. Knowing the most difficult day you have in the office, you can go home feeling you have assisted veterans and their families in their darkest times. But it’s discouraging to know we could do so much more with additional funding. As many families as we help, there are so many

USA Cares will sponsor a golf tournament at Valhalla on September 23. Twenty foursomes are invited to attend.

we are unable to assist. That’s our biggest challenge,” says Gonzalez. Since it receives no government funding, USA Cares depends on foundations, corporations and individual donors for its funding. Special events are another important source of the organization’s funding. Plans are underway for the United We Stand: USA Cares Annual Gala, a military-themed blacktie affair to be held July 27 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. It will pay tribute to veterans, active service members and their

“We host a variety of events throughout the year, whether a 5k run, the gala, motorcycle patriotic rides or fishing tournaments. We’re always looking for volunteers to make the events work. We also think of volunteers as the heart of what makes up our chapters and we encourage them to spread the word about our mission and how we’re trying to raise awareness of the USA Cares brand,” says Gonzalez. 

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8:00pm – 11:00pm, Fourth Street Live 97.5 WAMZ presents Hot Country Nights featuring Cody Johnson. Tickets start at $15. Visit Eventbrite.com for ticket info. VIP options may be available. Must be 21+ to attend.

June 8 Zoofari

6:00pm – 11:00pm, Louisville Zoo As the largest annual fund-raising event benefiting the Zoo, guests can again expect the opportunity to be up close and personal with the Zoo’s animals while also enjoying hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet sit-down dinner, themed cocktails, a silent auction, the opportunity to adopt an animal during the live auction, music entertainment and the company of friends and colleagues from around the community. Visit Louisvillezoo.org for ticket information.

8:00pm - 10:00pm, Central Park As You Like It is Shakespeare’s beloved, gender-swapping romantic comedy set in the Forest of Arden, where lives can be transformed when you least expect it. The production is set in 19th century Kentucky. It will feature live music with the cast performing original songs composed by Louisville singer/songwriter Aaron Bibelhauser of the bluegrass band Relic. Food Trucks open at 6:30pm; Will’s Tavern at 7:00pm; Pre-Show at 7:15pm and the main stage production begins at 8:00pm. New this year is Kids Globe - where kids can participate in free interactive, hand-on arts activities all summer long. Kids Globe opens at 7:00pm. This is a FREE family event.

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7:30am, Waterfront Park One of the region’s premier multi-sport events, Tri Louisville returns as participants from across the country travel in to swim, bike and run through downtown Louisville and the scenic Waterfront Park. Tri Louisville includes Sprint, Olympic, & Duathlon race options. Relay teams are welcome (and encouraged!) as well. Visit trilouisville.com for more information.

June 10 Reds Baseball Camp presented by UnitedHealthcare 9:00am – 3:00pm, June 10-14, Kentucky Country Day The Reds Baseball Camp is the official youth camp of the Cincinnati Reds. Their mission is to bring your ballplayer a week of pro-grade instruction wrapped in memories that will last a lifetime. For more information visit mlb.com/reds/community/camps.

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June 12 Network of Entrepreneurial Women Business Showcase

6:00pm – 8:30pm, Muhammad Ali Center Their mission is to support the entrepreneurial success of women through education and mentoring, support and encouragement, networking, relationship building, and communication. Admission is $10 and there will be wine and appetizers provided.

June 13 Evening of Entrepreneurship

5:30pm – 7:30pm, Actors Theatre of Louisville Hear from two world-class entrepreneurs about their experiences with big company & startup partnerships. Visit greaterlouisvillekycoc.wliinc35.com/events/ to register.

Kentucky Shakespeare: Henry IV Part II

8:00pm – 10:00pm, June 13-23, Central Park The play is the third installment in the “Game of Kings” series, which wraps up with Henry V in 2020, the Festival’s 60th season. The production will again feature original music from Wax Fang’s

Scott Carney. Food Trucks open at 6:30pm; Will’s Tavern at 7:00pm; PreShow at 7:15pm and the main stage production begins at 8:00pm. New this year is Kids Globe - where kids can participate in free interactive, hand-on arts activities all summer long. Kids Globe opens at 7:00pm. This is a FREE family event.

June 14 LYNDON SUMMER FESTIVAL

4:00pm-10:00pm Friday, June 14; 12:00pm-9:30pm Saturday, June 15, Robsion Park The event features a Carnival Area, Vendor Booths (commercial, non-profit, educational, arts and crafts), Food Trucks and Booths, walk around entertainment, live music (the Louisville Crashers, From Paris and more), all culminating with ginormous fireworks on Saturday night.

June 15 Spiropalouza 2019

1:00pm – 10:00pm, Norton Commons Ampitheater Spiropalouza, presented by the 502 Bar & Bistro, Certilytics, Carewise Health and Prüvit is bringing some of the best local and regional bands together for a

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day-long music festival for a cure. With a unique combination of four awesome bands, great food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and a family-friendly kid zone… all in the East End of Louisville. For more information visit curecfinc.com for more information.

Blessing in a Backpack 0.5K Race

11:00am, The Pointe Butchertown Join your fellow-underachievers for a day, more like 10 minutes, of glory, celebration, and participation ribbons to raise money for a great cause— to help Blessings in a Backpack feed hungry kids in Louisville on the weekends. Visit blessinginabackpack.org for more information and visit runsignup.com/louisvillepoint5k to register.

For The Love Of Art

10:00am – 8:00pm, Riverview Park “For the Love of Art” is a Kentucky Arts Fest event. They host handmade arts and crafts shows all over Kentucky. They currently have events in Louisville, Frankfort, Richmond, Danville, and more. They are so excited to be coming to Louisville!

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Hearty Party

10:00am-3:00pm, Riverside, the Farnsley-Moreman Landing Activities will include: horse-drawn wagon rides, farm animal petting zoo, 4-H fair, “Bessie” the Cow Milking Demos, musical entertainment, children’s planting activities, Kentucky Proud recipe tastings, Kentucky State University mobile kitchen demos, and tours of the Farnsley-Moremen House. Call 502-935-6809 for information.

June 16 2019 Ford’s Father’s Day

6:00pm – 11:00pm, Louisville Zoo Celebrate Dad by treating him to Father’s Day at the Zoo! Free Zoo admission for dads courtesy of Ford Motor Company. Enjoy a fun day outdoors as you spend family time with the animal families at the Zoo. Treats and scavenger hunts will be available while supplies last.

6:00pm – 9:00pm, Muhammad Ali Center Supplies Over Seas will host the 3rd Annual Bourbon & Band Aids at the Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. 6th Street. The fundraiser will feature bourbon tastings and food pairings from the region’s most popular bourbon brands and restaurants, live entertainment, and a cash bar. Tickets information at www.suppliesoverseas.org.

brasserie provence ANNUAL 5-COURSE ROSÉ WINE DINNER

6:30pm, Brasserie Provence Celebrate Rosé Wine & the Summer Solstice! Advanced Level Sommelier Julie DeFriend Presents a Delicious Selection of French, Italian & Austrian Rosés Paired w/Chef Patrick's Menu. Relax, Taste & Imbibe - You're sure to get your Summertime on! Reservations are required, call 502-883-3153.

7:00pm – 12:00am, Mellwood Art Center The Hearty Party will feature a DJ, a silent auction, a photo booth, and an open bar. All event proceeds will support the American Heart Association’s stroke education and awareness, aimed at reducing strokes due to unknown heart conditions. Visit www.heart.org/heartyparty.

June 22 Superhero Day

10:00am - 2:00pm, Louisville Zoo Earth’s Defenders Assemble! If you could have a super power, what would it be? Would it be speed like a zebra, strength like a bear, flight like a bird or even agility like a spider? Now you can see your favorite superheroes near the animals that inspired some of their special powers. Superheros will be located throughout the Zoo. Treats and scavenger hunts will be available while supplies last.

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DREAMS IN DENIM

6:00pm - 10:00pm, The Pointe Dreams in Denim benefits Meghan's Mountain, a non-profit charitable foundation for cancer patient care. The event will feature a talent contest with celebrity judges, silent and live auctions, live music, and food with an open bar. Individual tickets are $125, while a table of 10 is $1,250. Visit meghansmountain.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

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June 24 The 9th Annual Cedar Lake Golf Tournament

11:00am - 6:00pm, Hurstbourne Country Club In addition to the 4-person shamble, the event will include a helicopter golf ball drop, prizes, giveaways, and a cookout buffet. The cost is $500 per person, or $2,000 per foursome, and all proceeds benefit Cedar Lake – the region’s largest private non-profit care provider for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Call 502.410.6440 or visit www.cedarlake.org for more information and to register.

A Salute to the Songs of the Statler Brothers

6:00pm, Derby Dinner Playhouse Travel back in time as this country vocal group performs a tribute to the legendary Staler Brothers, performed by The River City Boys.

June 27 Kentucky Shakespeare: King Lear 8:00pm – 10:00pm, June 27-July 6, Central Park King Lear is on of Shakespeare’s most powerful tragedies, it was last performed by Kentucky Shakespeare 32 years ago. Wallace directs the production, set in ancient Britain and follows a once-great ruler’s descent into madness. Food Trucks open at 6:30pm; Will’s Tavern at 7:00pm; Pre-Show at 7:15pm and the main stage production begins at 8:00pm. New this year is Kids Globe - where kids can participate in free interactive, hand-on arts activities all summer long. Kids Globe opens at 7:00pm. This is a FREE family event.

June 28 Hot Country Nights: Randy Houser at Fourth Street Live!

8:00pm – 11:00pm, Fourth Street Live 97.5 WAMZ presents Hot Country Nights featuring Randy Houser. Tickets

start at $15. Visit Eventbrite.com for ticket information. VIP options may be available. Must be 21+ to attend.

July 12 forecastle festival

July 12-14, Waterfront Park Forecastle Festival returns for its 17th year with a three-day lineup packed with high energy rock, Grammy-winning hiphop, one of the country’s hottest stars and a whole lot of funk and soul. The top acts are The Killers, The Avett Brothers and 2019 Grammy winning Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals. Additional music acts include Portugal. The Man, Maggie Rogers, Tyler Childers, Judah & The Lion, Nelly, Chvrches, Moon Taxi, First Aid Kit, Dawes and more. For more information go to forecastlefest.com.

July 16 2019 Barbasol championship golf tournament

July 16-22, Champions at Keene Trace The PGA TOUR returns to Kentucky when the Barbasol Championship tees off at Champions at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville. For more tickets, information and a full schedule of events visit barbasolchampionship.com.

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