Louisville’s Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium to Expand even more Friday, Aug 28 2015 

From gocards.com.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville will expand Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for the second time in the last decade, a development which will enclose the north end zone, create multiple new fan amenities, and enlarge and enhance the training facilities for the football team.

“We are extremely excited to launch this project and I know our fans are thrilled as well,” said Tom Jurich, UofL Vice President and Director of Athletics. “We worked extremely hard on this one to assure the timing was right before we moved forward. We feel that we have a plan in place that will excite our fans and continue to advance our program, which has truly gained a national stage with our university’s move to the ACC.”

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About 10,000 additional seats will be added with the expansion, creating a unique look in the end zone structure for the stadium and increasing the total seating capacity to approximately 65,000. The expansion will include 1,000 modern club seats, 65 new premium loge level boxes, and 10 exclusive field level suites, while adding 25,000 distinct square feet of space. The club seats will have access to a premier gathering area that will provide viewing access to the field. The middle of the field level will feature a special entrance for the team surrounded by supporters.

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The design will provide a connection between the east and west sides of the stadium. The stadium seating will continue to feature all chairback seating for fans, providing the only university-owned and operated stadium in the nation with that element.

The Howard Schnellenberger Football Complex, which currently sits in the north end zone, will undergo a major expansion and facelift. The team’s weight room and conditioning center will double in size, creating a total of 20,000 square feet of work space for training, conditioning, and therapeutic support. A spacious player’s lounge, improvements for coaches’ offices and the team locker room, and expansive theatre-style meeting areas will also be among the enhancements for student-athlete development.

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The project will cost approximately $55 million, which will be raised through sponsorships, private donations, ticket sales, and other possible sources.

Originally completed in 1998, Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium opened with a capacity of 42,000 and was expanded in 2010 to the present capacity of 55,000. In the last expansion, approximately 12,000 additional chairback seats were added to a second deck on the east side of the stadium in the UPS Flight Deck. The expansion also included 33 new luxury suites on the Stites & Harbison Suite Level and 2,000 premium loge seats were added to the east side.

A 60-foot wide Norton’s Terrace was added at the top of the south end zone, connecting the east and west sides of the stadium. Also included in the previous expansion was PNC Club, a 20,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed area that stretches from end zone to end zone at the loge level on the east side of the stadium. Among the original construction, the stadium west side holds the impressive Brown and Williamson Club that extends the length of the football field and 28 original suites

The Schnellenberger Football Complex currently houses offices and meeting spaces the team’s coaches and staff as well as a training room, strength and conditioning area and academic services.

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The Thorntons Academic Center of Excellence, an $18 million, state-of-the-art facility, is currently under construction beneath the Norton Terrace at the south end of the stadium. The center, scheduled for completion in the fall of 2016, will house the academic operations for the entire athletic department and will feature tutorial areas, laboratories, office areas and classroom space.

 

Louisville Youth Coach Nominated for national honors Friday, Aug 28 2015 

Louisville, Ky., – Louisville’s Aaron Flaker has been named one of nine national finalists by Ripken Baseball for Youth Baseball Coach of the Year.

Flaker, a former U of L Cardinal Bird and All Region centerfielder at Male High School, is the founder of the Louisville Sting Travel Ball Program that has been making waves in tournaments throughout the Midwest and South.  See www.LouisvilleSting.com.

Voting via Ripken Baseball’s Facebook page ends Monday, August 31st.

A team parent nominated Aaron for the honor:

Aaron Flaker of the Louisville Sting 8U Yellow has compiled quite a win/loss record with his squad but it’s the way he does it that has every 8, now 9 year old in Louisville trying out for his team.

His passion for the game is contagious and his love for the boys on his team is obvious. Every parent wants a coach who will not only teach their child about the game of baseball but relate those lessons to the game of life and Aaron does this. The respect these 8 Year olds have for Aaron is truly remarkable.

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Let me explain the picture above, the boy in the picture had been struggling at the plate and prior to the next game I caught this picture of Aaron talking to the boy. What Aaron said, I don’t know, what I do know is his struggles at the plate ended that next game.

One other example, we were at a public batting cage when I caught Aaron helping a random boy on his swing. In the few minutes Aaron helped this boy you could see the difference in his swing and the smile on the boys face was priceless.

Aaron has a passion for baseball and loves to help others, there’s no other coach I’d rather my son play for and would love for Aaron to be considered for this award.

 

THE WEEK: Political Rebels, Arts Heroes and Finishing a Bowl Friday, Aug 28 2015 

Yippee! I’m celebrating a birthday, so it’s already a good week. Plus, it’s the last weekend before the start of FOOTBALL SEASON, and all your teams are undefeated, and your fantasy football geeks are all tied for first. Here in Louisville, the news is picking up, like. . .

Chris Hartman

Chris Hartman

Hartman Arrested: Ex-Rusty Satellite guest Chris Hartman, director of the local Fairness campaign, got himself arrested for disrupting a breakfast sponsored by the Kentucky Farm Bureau at the State Fair. Hartman and two others held banners and made a lot of guests at the Ham Breakfast uncomfortable by going inside (they had tickets). Hartman said that the Farm Bureau promotes discrimination against gays. (Courier story)

Big Blue Politician? I really hope Matt Jones is serious about running for Congress. Sure, he’ll have to move to Lexington, but Jones has the opportunity to be a really popular politician who will bring a new approach to the job, and run outside the party system, though he’ll run as a Democrat. (Insider)

I Discovered that Jennifer Bielstein Really Likes Her Job, and Living Here:  Listen in on the Rusty Satellite Show this week, and watch this video from Bill Brymer:

Making Needle Exchange Work: Dr. Sarah Moyer, interim director of the Metro Public Health & Wellness Department, has been doing multiple jobs since she arrived in January. Most importantly, she’s directed the most successful needle exchange program in the state. (Insider)

Joey Mechavich

Joey Mechavich

Now I Want to See the Opera: Joey Mechavich spends two months a year here, and travels to exotic places doing a job he loves. Listen to his enthusiasm for Opera on Rusty.

Breakfast with a Real Champion: Save the date as on Sept. 22 the Breakfast of Champions will welcome U of L AD Tom Jurich as our speaker. And you’ll hear from him soon on the Rusty show. Sign up on Facebook.

He’ll Talk About This: According to WDRB’s Eric Crawford, Jurich has a plan to close the bowl and add capacity to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. He’s holding a press conference today.

Want a Job? Snelling’s Job of the Week is a Certified Medical Assistant.

Public Art: The Mayor’s had a good week. Today he gets to “put the finishing ingredients into a newly created beer” and unveil a new public art project near 10th Street on the River.

Check out more great stories here at LouisvilleKY.com.

 

 

Public Meetings set for planned Sixth Street Bike Lanes in Louisville Thursday, Aug 27 2015 

Louisville, Ky.  (August 27, 2015) – Two public meetings are scheduled to share and receive feedback on plans to add bike lanes to Sixth Street from River Road south to Zane Street. The project is intended to improve the bicycle network by re-configuring lane widths and on-street parking between River Rd and Broadway, and reducing travel lanes between Broadway and Kentucky to provide a buffered bike lane. The project is tentatively set to get underway during the week ofSeptember 28.

Shared lane markings are to be added from Kentucky Street to Zane St.  This project will provide a direct link for cyclists between the River Walk multi-use trail and buffered bike lane on Kentucky St. More details are available here on the Bike Louisville website. The public meetings are as follows:

One of the changes between River Rd and W Main St.: reduce the width of the existing north-bound, south-bound and two-way left turn lane in order to add a 5’ south-bound bike lane and 2’ buffer.

One of the changes between River Rd and W Main St.: reduce the width of the existing north-bound, south-bound and two-way left turn lane in order to add a 5’ south-bound bike lane and 2’ buffer.

Monday, September 14 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

444 S 5TH Street. First Floor Conference Room

 

Friday, September 18 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Old Louisville Information Center in Central Park

It’s getting closer! Tickets for University of Louisville Men’s Basketball Scrimmages on Sale Sept. 2 Thursday, Aug 27 2015 

From gocards.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will compete in a pair of public Red-White intrasquad scrimmages in the KFC Yum! Center in October on Oct. 3 and 17.  Game times will be set when the Cardinals’ football games on those days are determined so as not to conflict with each other.

Tickets, priced at $10 each, will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the UofL Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium at 2800 South Floyd Street. The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Tickets will also be on sale at each of the Cardinals’ three home football games in September.

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Cardinal fans may purchase tickets by visiting Ticketmaster online at www.Ticketmaster.com, calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting any Ticketmaster Ticket Center, including statewide Kroger locations. Convenience fees are applied with Ticketmaster orders.

A limited number of tickets are available for UofL students to each scrimmage at no charge. Student tickets — no more than two for each scrimmage — must be obtained with a valid student ID in advance beginning Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the UofL ticket office.

Despite losing four starters including a pair of NBA Draft picks, optimism is high for Louisville, which posted a 27-9 record last season and reached its fifth NCAA Elite Eight in the past eight years. In addition to an incoming top ten freshman class, UofL bolstered its roster with a pair of senior graduate transfers in 6-6 guard Mangok Mathiang , who was the nation’s fourth-leading scorer at Drexel last season (21.4 ppg) and 6-2 guard Trey Lewis, who led Cleveland State with a 16.3 scoring average and made a school-record 96 three-pointers.

A pair of 6-10 front court returnees gained experience in international competition over the summer as sophomore Chinanu Onuaku won a gold medal as a member of the 2015 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Championship Team, while junior Mangok Mathiang competed with Australia and led the 2015 World University Games in rebounding.

Louisville City FC takes on Orlando City on home turf Tuesday, Aug 25 2015 

Louisville, KY.,  — For the first time ever a Major League Soccer club will come to the Bluegrass State to take on Louisville City FC. First year MLS side Orlando City SC visits Slugger Field bringing their core group of players for the 7:30 PM showdown tonight at Louisville Slugger Field.

Rookie sensation and first overall pick in the MLS Draft Cyle Larin, former MLS Cup Champion Aureillen Collin, as well as a number of other national and international stars have made the trip to the Derby City.

Louisville City is coming off of a 3-1 victory over the Charleston Battery on Saturday. A match where the two most proficient scorers for City filled the score sheet. Matthew Fondy opened the scoring in the 45th minute, giving the hosts a huge boost heading into the locker room. Magnus Rasmussen doubled the advantage midway through the second half, and Fondy slotted the third goal past the keeper moments later for his 18th goal of the USL season.

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Orlando City played Saturday evening in Canada. A 5-0 loss to Toronto FC was made possible when Rafael Ramos was sent off for a rough tackle in the 36th minute with the teams even at 0-0.

Both teams go into Tuesday night’s match with a lot to play for still in their respective leagues. Louisville City FC is trying to solidify a first round bye in the USL playoffs and try to catch Rochester for the league title. Orlando City is in the middle of a tight playoff race, where only five points separates five teams for the last spot in the Eastern Conference post season bid.

The festivities for Louisville’s biggest summer sporting event begin on Monday with Orlando City hosting a practice open to the public at Louisville Slugger Field from 3 PM to 4 PM. Following the open training session, U.S. Men’s National Team star, Brek Shea will have a meet and greet with fans from 4 PM to 5 PM.

Tickest for Tuesday’s match are still available and can be purchased by visiting LouisvilleCityFC.com/tickets

For fans in Orlando, the match will stream live on Louisville City FC’s YouTube page. www.YouTube.com/louisvillecityfc

The Kentucky Derby Announces New Ticket Technology Partner and Newly Redesigned Website Tuesday, Aug 25 2015 

Louisville, Ky., – Churchill Downs Racetrack (CDRT) today announced a partnership with Ticketmaster to make purchasing Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks tickets online easy and reliable for fans across the country. The introduction of a new ticketing solutions provider coincides with the launch of the newly redesigned Kentucky Derby website www.KentuckyDerby.com, the online destination and resource for all things Kentucky Derby including tickets. The new ticketing solution and website are live. Fans can also purchase tickets for Churchill Downs’ September and Fall Meets through Ticketmaster at www.ChurchillDowns.com.

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The Kentucky Derby selected Ticketmaster because it is the leading and most reliable ticketing company and is able to meet the complexity and high demand for Kentucky Derby tickets. Fans will be able to securely purchase and manage their tickets online and on mobile devices, purchase General Admission tickets at any Ticketmaster location nationwide and be assured that the legitimacy of their tickets is guaranteed. The partnership also provides online and telephone customer service seven days a week, so fans will be able to get help with their ticket purchases whenever they need it.
 
The new design of www.KentuckyDerby.com is an important part of making the purchase of Kentucky Derby and Oaks tickets easy and transparent for fans. The site offers descriptions, photos and maps of the Kentucky Derby’s many ticket options and explains the different ways to purchase tickets in order to assist fans in researching their options before making a purchase.
 
“We are excited to bring the benefits of partnering with Ticketmaster to our fans,” said Sarah Contardo, Vice President of Ticketing, CDRT. “The partnership and our new website will make it easier for our fans to learn about the different Kentucky Derby experiences available, find the one that is right for them and purchase their tickets easily and with confidence.”
 
The newly redesigned Kentucky Derby website also provides comprehensive information and stunning imagery to tell the story of the Kentucky Derby and Oaks. Visitors to the site can learn about past and present contenders, trainers, owners and jockeys; the rich history and tradition of the Derby, the Oaks and Churchill Downs; how to wager; tips and recipes for throwing your own Kentucky Derby viewing party at home; and purchase Kentucky Derby merchandise online.
 
About Churchill Downs Racetrack
Churchill Downs, the world’s most legendary racetrack, has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. Located in Louisville, the flagship racetrack of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) offers year-round simulcast wagering at the historic track. Churchill Downs will conduct the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on May 7, 2016. The track will resume its 2015 racing schedule with its September 11-27 September Meet and a Fall Meet scheduled for Nov 1-29. The track has hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships eight times. Additional information is available atwww.ChurchillDowns.com.
 
About Ticketmaster
Ticketmaster is the global market leader in ticketing and one of the world’s top 10 e-commerce sites. Ticketmaster is a division of Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV), the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visitwww.livenationentertainment.com. Follow us on Twitter:@Ticketmaster, @LiveNation.
 

University of Louisville and Indiana University Agree To Face Off in Football and Basketball Friday, Aug 21 2015 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Indiana University and the University of Louisville have signed an agreement to play a three-game series in both football and men’s basketball. The football and basketball series were announced jointly on Friday by the schools from neighboring states with campuses separated by only 100 miles.

A neutral site game at Bankers Life Arena in Indianapolis on Dec. 31, 2016, will open the men’s basketball series in an equally divided arena. The Cardinals and Hoosiers will later play at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville as a home game for UofL on Dec. 9, 2017, and the teams will match up again in Assembly Hall in Bloomington on Dec. 8, 2018.

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Indiana and Louisville will kick off the football series at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sept. 16, 2023 with seating split equally between the two schools. The second football game will be played in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville on Sept. 7, 2024 and the three-game series will be completed at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington on Sept. 6, 2025.

“I’ve felt for a long time that these series were a natural for fans from both universities and I’m thrilled to see it come to fruition,” said Tom Jurich, UofL Vice President and Director of Athletics. “We appreciate the efforts of Fred Glass and his staff in helping to pull this together. We have played each other in most sports and it has been a very friendly rivalry. There are a lot of fans in Southern Indiana that support both schools who I know will particularly enjoy the competition.”

“These series are tremendous for the football and basketball programs at both schools,” said Fred Glass, IU Vice President and Director of Athletics. “Our alumni, fans, and students will be thrilled to compete against such strong programs. I really want to thank Tom Jurich and the head coaches from both schools for working with us to make these great series a reality.”

“The Louisville series will be a great challenge for us.” said Indiana men’s basketball coach Tom Crean. “The preparation and execution needed to compete against Rick Pitino and his team is extraordinary. We are excited about the opportunity to face them on a consistent basis and the chance for both schools’ fan bases to watch this series take off again is exciting. That first game on New Year’s Eve next year should be special.”

“We have tremendous respect for Indiana and all of their sports programs,” said Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino. “We’re very excited to have Indiana on our schedule. It’s a natural rivalry and it’s great for both universities. Tom (Crean) and I spoke about possible future games while we were together at a function last fall and I’m glad to see that it has become a reality.”

“We are thrilled to renew this regional football rivalry against Indiana,” said Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino. “This will be a great series for both schools, and certainly exciting for both fan bases. I know this series is something our fans have wanted for a long time, and I’m excited that both schools were able to work out a deal.”

“This is a great regional matchup against a tremendous program in Louisville,” said Indiana football coach Kevin Wilson. “It is awesome for both fan bases and we expect huge crowds. We also look forward to playing in Lucas Oil Stadium again. It is a win across the board.”

The two border foes have met twice on the gridiron, with Indiana claiming both contests that were both played in Bloomington. The Hoosiers won the first encounter 41-28 on Sept. 14, 1985, and came back the following year to shut out the Cardinals 21-0 on Sept. 13, 1986. It will be the first meeting for the Cardinals’ football program against a team from the Big Ten Conference since falling to Illinois in 2001.

Both Indiana and Louisville are recognized among the top 10 men’s basketball programs of all time, with the schools combining for 18 Final Fours and eight NCAA Championships. Indiana holds a 10-7 series advantage, with Louisville winning the last matchup 94-74 on Dec. 9, 2014, in the Jimmy V Men’s Basketball Classic at New York’s Madison Square Garden. That was the first time the teams had met since 2003.

 

Louisville Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns Labor Day Friday, Aug 21 2015 

LOUISVILLE, Ky., – Thousands of cyclists, walkers, canoeists and kayakers will hit the streets and the Ohio River on Labor Day for the 22nd Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Sept. 7 at Waterfront Park.

“We’re always looking to improve and grow this incredibly popular event which has become a destination for cyclists, paddlers, walkers and others who just want a fun, high-energy start to their day,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “It’s a great way for families and friends to celebrate the holiday weekend.”

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Subway Restaurants is the title sponsor of Hike, Bike & Paddle, with presenting sponsors, Coca-Cola, Norton Healthcare and Neil Huffman Automotive Group. “SUBWAY Restaurants are proud to once again sponsor the SUBWAY Fresh Fit Hike,

Bike & Paddle events. The events give people an opportunity to lead healthy,

active lifestyles,” said Kevin Patel, Louisville Subway board chair.

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“Coca-Cola is proud to be a Presenting Sponsor of the Mayor’s Hike, Bike and Paddle activity on Labor Day,” said Roy Potts, director, Public Affairs & Communications for the Coca-Cola North America. “We recognize the uniqueness of consumers’ lifestyles and dietary choices. All of our products can be part of an active, healthy lifestyle that includes a sensible, balanced diet, proper hydration and regular, physical exercise.”

“Norton Healthcare welcomes the continued opportunity to support the Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle event,” said Allison Ledford, director of Employee Wellness at Norton Healthcare. “Being part of the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement dovetails perfectly with our mission to meet the healthcare needs of our community. It’s also a great reminder to our 12,000 employees and others throughout our area that healthy habits, lifestyles and choices are not only an investment in a stronger community. They can also be a whole lot of fun.”

“Neil Huffman Automotive Group is proud to be a Four Year sponsor of the Mayor’s Hike, Bike and Paddle Event for Labor Day Weekend. It is an event in which our employees can participate and enjoy with their families and it gives them a sense of pride.” says Dow Huffman, Managing Partner.

Paddlers will begin their adventurous five-mile course at 10 a.m., taking canoeists and kayakers through the McAlpine Locks and Dam to the Jaycees Boat Ramp in New Albany. TARC will offer a shuttle service for paddlers to retrieve their vehicles at the launch site.

Organizers are attempting a Guinness World Record for most paddlers in a lock system.

Paddling participants will launch their canoes or kayaks at the river ramp located at the Harbor Lawn of Waterfront Park. Paddlers can drop their boats off at the “Green” parking lot near River Road and Witherspoon St. from 7:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.

Police and safety boats will be nearby during the paddling activity and all participants will have assistance if needed in launching their canoe or kayak. Safe paddling instruction and demonstrations will take place in the harbor area of the Great Lawn starting at 8 a.m.

For cyclists, a 15-mile route will leave Waterfront Park and go west through the Portland Stroll District to Shawnee Park, one of Louisville’s signature Olmsted-designed Metro Parks. Turnoffs will provide cycling routes as short as two miles.

The hiking route, which is wheelchair-accessible, will take walkers west along the waterfront, along portions of the Riverwalk and wharf to 10th St. and back. Walkers can bring their dogs on the hike, but must keep them on a leash and pick up waste, as required by law.

Both the walking and cycling routes will be marked with signage and will have plenty of water stops. The Louisville YMCA will lead the hike.  The Louisville Bicycle Club will provide “bike captains” to help cyclists obey the rules of the road. There will be an “inflation station” at Waterfront Park before the ride and bike marshals will join the route to assist cyclists with any equipment problems.  LMPD will provide traffic assistance at key intersections and the Louisville Metro EMS bicycle team will patrol the route.

Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba, Nia, pickleball and “Play Ball” demonstrations and group participation along with information stations will be offered starting at8:30 a.m. at Waterfront Park.

Free T-shirts will be available for the first 3,000 participants who complete a short survey and the Brain Injury Association will distribute 500 helmets to riders who don’t have one.

Participants are encouraged to be “green” and bring their own water bottles. Filling stations will be located in Waterfront and Shawnee Parks as part of Louisville Water’s Pure Tap To Go program.

This is the eleventh year for the events, which are held each Memorial Day and Labor Day. The events are part of the city’s Healthy Hometown Movement, created to encourage Louisville residents to be more active and make healthier lifestyle choices. For more information, go to www.hikebikeandpaddle.org.

Additional support is provided by Lite 106.9, Outfront Media and Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling.

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If You Go:

Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle

Labor Day, Sept. 7, 8 a.m. at Waterfront Park

Starting point for cyclists and walkers is on Witherspoon Street near Preston St.  Paddlers will put in at the Ohio River ramp on the Harbor Lawn of Waterfront Park. Booths open at 8:30 a.m.offering paddling instruction and safety lessons, cycling information and assistance, yoga, tai chi, Zumba, pickleball, Nia and “Play Ball” demonstrations with group participation and more. On-street parking is available near Waterfront Park. All TARC buses are equipped with bicycle racks for cyclists who want to leave the car at home.

 

THE WEEK: No Jaywalking Allowed, Jennifer’s Riches, Art, the Fair and the Chief Friday, Aug 21 2015 

Stories we weren’t interested in on our Facebook feed: Who’s on the Ashley Madison list, your strategy for your fantasy football team, and your opinion on Donald Trump. But all those back-to-school pics sure were cute. Here are items of local interest:

Jen Makes The Best List to Be On: If you are among the many locals who claim to have known Jennifer Lawrence when she was in middle school here, well, maybe you should ask to be in her entourage. Forbes announced its “Highest-Paid Actresses” list for 2015, and Lawrence’s $52 million blew away 2nd-place Scarlett Johansson by a mere $16.5 mil.

Beer and Politics: If it’s possible to go from beer aficionado, blogger and bar owner to small-city mayor, Roger Baylor is the guy to do it. The New Albany mayoral candidate announced this week he’s getting out of the bar biz after 25 years. Here’s his Rusty interview from June 18.

081815-rusty-revelry-1NuLu + Local Art = Booming Biz: Check out how Mo McKnight Howe is celebrating five years operating the Revelry Boutique, and how she making the bold move to NuLu paid off.

You Know It’s a Slow News Day when. . . The most-read story in the C-J was about the big police crackdown on jaywalkers. Police are handing out $100 citations to people for walking out in dangerous intersections.

And for those itching for a Fried Hot Brown? The Kentucky State Fair is on through Aug. 30. Kool & The Gang is playing Aug. 30. Tonight is Barrels and Boots, with several country music stars.

A Popular Chief: When a crime in Jeffersontown makes headlines, Chief Rick Sanders exudes calm and professionalism in his dealings with media and citizens. Bill Brymer shot this video excerpt from our Rusty Satellite interview.

Beating Expectations, and Opponents: While city officials predicted the Louisville City FC soccer team would attract 3,500 fans a game, the actual number has come in at nearly double that. So the city is ready to meet with Wayne Estopinal to discuss building a stadium. The team plays at Slugger Saturday night.

Hoosier Rivalry?: At least Indiana and U of L, separated by 100 miles, will start playing each other in hoops and football.

Gardening is a Lot of Work: See our City Girl Gone Gardening’s latest.

 

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