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A Bunch of Fun Stuff to Do With Your Kids in...
There are a ton of Louisville kids attractions that families can enjoy in every season, even if you're on a tight budget.
School Dates You Need to Know
What is the JCPS school calendar for 2014-2015 academic year? First day, winter break, summer break, and more. School dates every parent (and student) needs to know.
Free Things You Should Totally Do in Louisville
You don't have to spend a fortune in order to have a fun night on the town in Louisville. There are a ton of free things to do in Louisville if you know where to go.
Top Louisville Attractions
Bardstown Road is a stretch of road in Louisville that is home to the largest number of original restaurants, oddity shops, and hole-in-the-wall bars in the city. Page 12.
Top 10 Day Trips from Louisville
These ten day trips from Louisville are all within 100 miles and an hour and a half of driving time from Louisville – perfect for a day away from home.
Get Up to Speed on Kentucky Liquor Laws
Regulations regarding the sale and consumption of alcohol vary from state to state. The following is a brief overview of Kentucky liquor laws.
10 Romantic Things to Do in Louisville
Whether you're taking someone out on a first date or celebrating your 50th anniversary, there are plenty of romantic things to do in Louisville.
Top 10 Louisville Weekend Getaways
These ten Louisville weekend getaways are all within 300 miles and five hours of driving time from Louisville - perfect for a short weekend away from home.
Easter Activities
Are there Easter activities in Louisville?
The Summit Louisville Profile - Shopping Center...
The Summit Louisville is an outlet mall with nearly 400,000 square feet of retail space, featuring stores such as Pier 1, Gap, Express, Barnes & Noble, and Bath and Body Works.
Best Places to Watch Thunder Over Louisville
If you want to enjoy the annual fireworks show to its fullest, then you're going to need to know the best places to watch Thunder Over Louisville.
5 Things You Must Know Before Moving to...
A list of the five things that every Louisville resident knows, and the five things you must know before moving to Louisville.
Top 10 Louisville Parks
One of the biggest local attractions is the Louisville parks system. There are more than 120 public parks in the metro area alone, many created by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead.
Get to Know Louisville's Shopping Malls
There are several Louisville malls to choose from when you're up for shopping. Here is a list of malls to help find the best for your shopping needs.
How to Pick the Perfect Kentucky Derby Hat
These Louisville derby hat shops can help you in your pursuit for the perfect Kentucky Derby hat.
Review of the Louisville Science Center
The Louisville Science Center is an interactive learning center with more than 150 exhibits and a four-story IMAX Theater.
Top 5 Louisville Breakfast Restaurants
When I'm in the mood for a real breakfast--a breakfast my grandma would be proud of--I head out to one of these locally-owned Louisville breakfast restaurants.
Louisville's Best Live Music Bars
If you're looking for a great place to listen to live music in Louisville, you'll definitely want to make these local bars and clubs among your first stops.
Free Louisville Kids Activities
Instead of wasting all of your money doing things that don't even last long enough to cure the boredom, check out one of these free Louisville kids activities.
Kentucky Derby Facts and History
The Kentucky Derby is Louisville’s biggest annual event that draws an average of 150,000 visitors each year.
Top 10 Frankfort Ave. Restaurants
Many Frankfort Ave. restaurants have been awarded Louisville Magazine Best of Louisville and LEO Weekly Reader's Choice awards. These 10 Frankfort Ave. restaurants showcase the best food that Clifton and Crescent Hill have to offer.
Top 10 Highlands Restaurants
While there are many chains and fast food joints along the Bardstown Road stretch, these Highlands restaurants are among the most popular and original.
Things to Do with Toddlers in Louisville
It can be hard to find fun things to do with a toddler in Louisville. The following Louisville attractions are toddler-friendly: safe and fun for your children aged three and under.
Top 10 Things to Do in Louisville with Kids
Things to do in Louisville with kids. What is there to do in Louisville with kids?
How to File Your Kentucky State Income Tax Return
All residents of the state as well as certain non-residents who earned income in Kentucky must file a Kentucky state income tax return. Kentucky residents are also responsible for local taxes based on their county of residence.
Top 10 March Events
What is there to do in March 2015?
What to Know When Visiting the Kentucky Derby...
Tens of thousands of horseracing fans, a joyful atmosphere, and an abundance of alcohol combine to make the Kentucky Derby infield the site of the biggest Kentucky Derby party in town.
Top 10 New Attractions in Louisville from...
While every new addition to the city over the 2000-2010 decade added to the city's character, the following ten additions are definitely the best new attractions in Louisville.
Belle of Louisville Profile
The Belle of Louisville is the oldest river steamboat in continuous use. She is one of Louisville's biggest attractions among visitors to the city as well as a favorite piece of local culture among Louisville residents.
5 Steps to a DIY Derby Hat
Easy to follow steps on how to make a Kentucky Derby hat.
Top 5 Kentucky Derby Festival Events
If you're trying to decide what Kentucky Derby Festival events to attend, you're going to want to know the five most anticipated and exciting Kentucky Derby Festival events.
The Louisville Zoo
While the main attraction at the Louisville Zoo is the wildlife, there are a lot of other fun things to do at the zoo that have nothing to do with animals.
7 Most Romantic Restaurants in Louisville
As I was making my decision on what places to include in this list of the most romantic restaurants in Louisville, I found myself with a song from the Disney movie Lady and The Tramp stuck in my head. If you want to have your own Lady and The Tramp romantic dinner, these places are the restaurants in Louisville where romance is most likely to occur.
Thunder Over Louisville Fireworks Show
Each year, close to half a million people gather around Louisville's riverfront to watch Thunder Over Louisville, the largest fireworks show in the world and the opening event for the Kentucky Derby Festival.
Profile of Proof Gallery Louisville at 21c...
The Proof Gallery in Louisville housed within the 21c Museum Hotel is a 9000 sq. ft. art museum that is funded and operated by the International Contemporary Art Foundation.
Easter Egg Hunt (Host Your Own...)
Looking for an Easter Egg Hunt for your little ones this year? Below are tips on creating your own Easter Egg Hunt followed by a few events already established.
Profile of Iroquois Park in Louisville
First planned as a "scenic reservation" by Frederick Law Olmstead, Iroquois Park in Louisville is known
What is the Plant Zone for Louisville, KY?
What plants thrive in Louisville?
How to Get Kentucky Derby Tickets
The process of obtaining Kentucky Derby tickets depends first on where you want to watch the Derby. There are several different ways to get into Churchill Downs on Derby day.
Louisville’s Best Fish Sandwiches
There are terrific fish sandwiches available throughout the year, but fish fries are even more popular in the weeks before Easter.
Louisville Slugger Museum Profile
The Louisville Slugger Museum is a museum and factory where Louisville Slugger baseball bats are created and baseball's history is preserved.
Louisville: Jefferson County Schools Academic...
What is the JCPS school calendar for 2013-2014
Kentucky Unemployment Benefits: What You Should...
Find out how to file for Kentucky unemployment benefits and discover the answers to the most common unemployment benefit questions.
Review of Phoenix Hill Tavern in Louisville
Phoenix Hill Tavern in Louisville is a two-story nightclub that houses five different bars, each offering a different type of music or entertainment.
Parish Fish Fries
Where are there fish fries during Lent in Louisville, KY?
Best Louisville Fish Restaurants
Whether you're a seafood lover or a Catholic looking for some non-meat options on a Friday during Lent, you'll want to know where to find all of the best Louisville fish restaurants.
Profile of Oxmoor Mall Louisville
The Oxmoor Mall Louisville is home to more than 50 shops and restaurants, including American Eagle Outfitters, Dick's Sporting Goods, Gymboree, Old Navy, and Pottery Barn Kids.
Girl Scout Cookies
Cookies for sale! Each local council has their own cookie season and this year, 2015, is the first year cookie purchases can be made online.
Top Louisville Museums
Visiting Louisville museums is a fun and educational activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages throughout the year.
Profile of Cherokee Park in Louisville
With amenities like a 2.4 mile scenic loop, a fenced dog park, and a bird sanctuary, Cherokee Park Louisville entertains close to 500,000 visitors a year, making it one of the 50 most-visited parks in the United States.
St. Patrick's Day Events 2015
How to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Louisville.
The Highlands Bars, Pubs, and Clubs
While most tourists to Louisville head down to Fourth Street Live for a night on the town, most locals head to the stretch of Bardstown Road that is home to the Highlands' bars, pubs, and clubs.
Freebies for May
Free things to do in Louisville and Indiana during the month of May.
Top 5 Indoor Destinations for Kids
Kentucky's premier science center for kids.
Find Louisville Free Stuff
If you think you have to have money to hit the town and have fun in Louisville, you're completely wrong. There is a ton of Louisville free stuff to appease even those who have to dig change out of their couch for gas money to get out of the house.
Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Race...
The Great Balloon Fest is a series of five Kentucky Derby Festival events that lead up to the main event--the Great Balloon Race.
Profile of St. Matthews Mall in Louisville
The 1.1 million square foot St. Matthews Mall in Louisville has more than 130 stores, including Aeropostale, Ann Taylor Loft, bebe, Brooks Brothers, Brookstone, Pottery Barn, and Williams-Sonoma.
Where to Shop for Kentucky Derby Fashion
Where to shop for Kentucky Derby fashion, from Derby dresses to cufflinks for men.
Highlands Louisville Neighborhood Profile
Often referred to as “The Strip” or “Restaurant Row,” Highlands Louisville is best known for its eclectic local shops, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.
Toast on Market Is Going Stale
Toast is the most boring breakfast food I can think of, and the same can easily be said about Toast on Market.
Thunder Over Louisville 2015
When is Thunder Over Louisville? Does this mark the beginning of Derby season? When is Kentucky Derby 2015?
Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade
The Pegasus Parade is the oldest Kentucky Derby Festival event. It is a parade down Broadway from Campbell to 9th Street held annually on the Thursday before the Kentucky Derby.
Famous Foods of Louisville
What food is Louisville's claim to fame? Plenty! Derby Pie, Burgoo, Modjeskas, and more. (The Mint Julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby.)
Profile of the First Friday Trolley Hop
Held on the first Friday of each month, the First Friday Trolley Hop is a tour of dozens of art galleries located on the Main, Market, and Fourth Street strips in Downtown Louisville.
Profile of Waterfront Park in Louisville
Since its inception in 1986, Waterfront Park in Louisville has been the city's means of reclaiming a viable green space that urban residents would find attractive for recreation and leisure from what was once one of the most dilapidated areas in town.
Food, drinks, jewelry, clothing, crafts, and...
Where is the Flea Off Market? Louisville.
Kentucky Derby Fun Facts!
Some data and history of the Kentucky Derby
Helicopter Easter Egg Drop
Looking for a new take on your family's annual egg hunt? Head to Prospect and join the fun as the Easter Bunny drops thousands of eggs from the sky. Along with
Louisville Zip Codes by Neighborhood
When you're trying to shop for a house or apartment by neighborhood, it helps to know the Louisville zip codes for those neighborhoods.
Profile of Germantown Louisville
Germantown Louisville is often a less expensive option as far as cost of living in the city is concerned, and many individuals have used that as an excuse to adopt Germantown as their home.
Resources for Finding an Apartment in...
If you know where to look, it will make the process of finding a place to call home much easier. These resources will help you find the best apartments for rent in Louisville KY.
St. Matthews Louisville Neighborhood Profile
St. Matthews Louisville is the city's largest shopping district--two malls as well as one of nearly every chain store in Louisville can be found on Shelbyville Road.
Review of Thunder Over Louisville Slugger Field
In my quest to find the best place in Louisville to watch the Thunder fireworks show, I decided to venture out to watch the 2010 show from the Thunder Over Louisville Slugger Field event.
What is the Bourbon Trail?
Learn more about Kentucky's Bourbon Trail. Where is it? How does it work?
Your Best Guide to Visiting the Kentucky Derby
If you're headed to Louisville for the KY Derby, you've made a fantastic decision. This article covers everything you'll need to know about Louisville and the KY Derby in order to make your KY Derby experience one you'll never forget.
Clifton Louisville Neighborhood Profile
The eclectic Clifton Louisville neighborhood has grown around the Frankfort Avenue niche shops and locally-owned restaurants that are reminiscent of Bardstown Road but without the overwhelming nightlife scene.
Best Louisville Pizza Restaurants
There are a lot of pizza joints around town, but these Louisville pizza restaurants serve up the best pizza in Kentuckiana.
Dress Up for the Kentucky Derby
The Kentucky Derby was designed to be pleasant yet opulent, an event to rival European horse races. So even early on a trip to Churchill Downs on Derby Day included luxury, complete with stunning dresses and hats.
Top 5 Shopping Malls in Louisville
There are plenty of shopping destinations in and around Louisville. If you are looking to get all your needs met at one destination, check out one of these top shopping malls.
Celebrating Thunder at the Cressman Center
Going downtown to watch Thunder Over Louisville.
Setting Up Your Utilities in Louisville and...
A list of the available cable, gas, electric, water, Internet, telephone, trash, and sewer companies in Bullitt County, Kentucky. Page 2.
Highland Louisville Picture Tour
Explore Highland Louisville, one of the city's most unique neighborhoods, through pictures of some of its biggest attractions, restaurants, and stores.
Profile of River Falls Mall Clarksville
In 2005, the River Falls Mall in Clarksville was replaced entirely with a nearly 300,000 square foot Bass Pro Shops store. Today, the River Falls Mall property is home to less than ten stores and includes a Great Escape Theater.
April 2014 Events Calendar
Things to do in Louisville, KY, throughout April, 2014.
Fab Derby Party Guide!
How to throw a Kentucky Derby Party.
WHAS 11 Louisville Profile
WHAS 11 is a Louisville local TV and news station that is affiliated with ABC.
Main Street Walking Tour
Louisville Slugger Museum offers up an entertaining tour.
Top 10 Places to Get a Beer in Louisville
With five breweries and an uncountable number of restaurants and pubs, there are a lot of places to get a beer in Louisville. However, the following ten restaurants and bars offer an unparalleled selection of beers to satisfy any palate.
What Time Zone Is Louisville KY In?
Louisville clocks run on Eastern Daylight Time. Louisville does participate in Daylight Saving Time, so we change our clocks in March and October.
Where to Get a Vegan Meal
Top Restaurants for a Vegan Meal in Louisville
Top 10 July 4th Events
Where to celebrate July 4th, and see Independence Day fireworks, in Louisville, KY.
Kids Eat Free at Local Restaurants
Are there restaurants with kids-eat-free days in Louisville?
Profile of the Mega Cavern Historic Tram Tour
What is the Louisville Mega Cavern?
Saint Matthews Louisville Picture Tour
Saint Matthews is Louisville’s largest shopping district--two malls as well as one of nearly every chain store in Louisville can be found on Shelbyville Road. Page 3.
Louisville Airport Information
Louisville airport parking is much easier and more convenient than parking at many other major city airports. Page 5.
Top 3 Germantown Restaurants
These restaurants are not only some of the best Germantown restaurants, but also some of the best restaurants in Louisville.
Annual Louisville Free Concerts
In addition to the number of national acts that play ticketed concerts every year in Louisville, there are also a number of major bands playing Louisville free concerts throughout the year.
Top 10 Spots for Visitors
Places to go and things to do in Louisville with out-of-town guests.
Get Hip to Art, Business, and Design at...
What is the IdeaFestival in Louisville, KY?
Fourth Street Live
Located in downtown Louisville, Fourth Street Live! is a block filled with entertainment options.
Best Burgers in Louisville, KY
Where is the best burger in Louisville?
Spring Break Camp Ideas
Are there day camps during Spring Break?
Resources for Your Louisville Move
Everything you need to know before your Louisville move. Set up your utilities, register to vote, get licensed, and learn about Louisville's unique culture.
The Best Coffee is Brewed in Louisville. Try...
Where are the coffee shops in Louisville?
Profile of Huber's Farm in Starlight, Indiana
Huber's Farm Starlight's Children's Farm Park is a great place to spend a day with children of all ages, with amenities such as a petting zoo, tractor rides, slides, mazes, and jumping pillows.
Find Free Events Louisville
In almost every month of the year there is something incredibly fun and absolutely free going on in Louisville. The following free events Louisville will keep you inexpensively entertained throughout the year.
Louisville Summer Attractions
I love summer, especially a Louisville summer. It may be humid and muggy out, but there are so many great things to do that you’ll soon get over being out of your cool home.
15 Things to Do While Visiting Louisville,...
Whether you are a resident or tourist, there are always things to do in Louisville. From Derby to Kentucky Kingdom (as well as historical tours, like Locust Grove and the Frazier Museum) there is always more to see in Kentucky.
Profile of the Old Louisville Neighborhood
Though the Old Louisville neighborhood once saw a fierce decline in care and interest, its recent gentrification has made it one of the most desirable places to live in Louisville.
How to Find Louisville Jobs
There are several ways you can use the Internet to find your dream job in Louisville. These online resources are great places to find Louisville jobs through every local employer.
Art, Outings, and History...for FREE!
Wait, I can see contemporary art, make a craft with my kids, and learn about the history of Louisville...for FREE?! Yes. Yes, you can.
Louisville Zoo Halloween Party
The Louisville Zoo Halloween party, known as the World's Largest Halloween Party, is an annual event that occurs throughout October at the Louisville Zoo.
Review of Kentucky Show!
Kentucky Show! is a 32-minute long film that is shown in a 100-seat theater at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. The film is both entertaining and informational, a must-see for visitors to Louisville and residents of Kentucky alike.
Shakespeare in the Park—2013
Shakespeare plays performed outside, in Central Park, free of charge.
Live Theatre in Louisville
Where can I see a play in Louisville?
March 2014 Events Calendar
What is there to do in March 2014?
Profile of Jefferson Mall Louisville
Jefferson Mall in Louisville is the mall of choice for most South End Louisville residents. Located on Outer Loop just down from Preston Highway in Okolona, Jefferson Mall is easily accessible from I-65, I-265, and I-264.
Kentucky: 5 Places of Interest
There are so many places of interest in Kentucky, from the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to Mammoth Cave National Park. Here's a list of top 5 attractions.
Did you know the Mint Julep was originally a...
Bourbon and mint come together in the official drink of the Kentucky Derby.
Louisville Fireworks Laws: What You Need to Know
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Bourbon Tours in KY
Kentucky is home to many bourbon distilleries, and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, while arguably the most famous way to tour distilleries, is only part of Kentucky's spirit legacy.
Review of Lilly's Bistro in Louisville
I decided to try Lilly's Bistro in Louisville based on a reader's recommendation. It was the most expensive and longest meal of my life, but it was by far the best meal I've ever eaten.
Louisville's Germantown Bars
Many Germantown bars cater primarily to the long-time residents of the neighborhood, but many also cater to the college and young professional crowds.
Understanding Louisville Interstates
A list of all of Louisville's major interstates, including the directions they run in and where they'll take you.
Cause this is THRILLER! Thriller night...
Annual gathering of zombies in The Highlands.
WDRB FOX 41 Louisville Profile
WDRB FOX 41 is a Louisville local TV and news station that is affiliated with FOX.
Kentucky Derby Festival Great Steamboat Race
The Great Steamboat Race is an annual Kentucky Derby Festival event that occurs on the Wednesday before the Kentucky Derby. It is a race down the Ohio River between the Belle of Louisville and the Belle of Cincinnati.
Downtown Louisville Apartments
After decades of abandonment and decay, Downtown Louisville has recently reemerged as one of Louisville's hippest neighborhoods, leaving many individuals looking for Downtown Louisville apartments.
Stroll Above the Ohio River
Free and open all hours of the day, the Big Four Bridge is open to pedestrians and bicyclists.
See how beautiful KY is...underground.
Explore the historic caves of Kentucky.
Finding Louisville Restaurant Coupons and...
There are a lot of different ways to save money when dining out by using Louisville restaurant coupons or purchasing discounted gift certificates.
Actors Theatre Shares a Recipe from Dracula
A recipe for making fake blood from Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Review of Louisville Ghost Tours
Louisville Ghost Tours is a local group that offers walking tours of the haunted buildings of Downtown Louisville. A guide dressed in Victorian costume takes tour participants to several Louisville landmarks, telling stories of the city's haunted past along the way.
Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyard
A tasting room and restaurant. Louisville. Page 2.
New Albany Indiana Profile
New Albany is thought by many to be the perfect place to live--it's just a few miles outside of Louisville, and the home prices and rental costs tend to be much lower in New Albany than they are across the bridge.
Shop for Local Delights in a Historic Building
Butchertown Market in Louisville, KY, contains Bourbon Barrel Foods, Cellar Door Chocolates, Jackknife Cafe, and more retail destinations.
Where to Volunteer
Where can I volunteer in Louisville, KY?
Top 3 St. Matthews Restaurants
St. Matthews is full of chain restaurants with the same basic menu, but there are a few St. Matthews restaurants that offer interesting and delicious dining choices.
More Kentucky Derby Trivia
Searching for information and fun facts about the Kentucky Derby? (Not surprising, the Kentucky Derby is a fascinating race with a long history.)
Top 3 Breakfast Restaurants in Louisville
Where is the best breakfast in Louisville, KY? Well, it depends on what you like, but these top three breakfast restaurants are sure to please.
2013 Turkey Trots
Thanksgiving Day is about more than food, participate in a local fun run, also known as a turkey trot.
Germantown Louisville Picture Tour
Explore Germantown Louisville, one of the city's most popular neighborhoods, through pictures of some of its biggest attractions, restaurants, and stores. Page 13.
Urban Bourbon Trail? What Is That?
Experience the Urban Bourbon Trail in Louisville, KY.
Maple Syrup Festival
A family friendly festival with delicious pure maple syrup.
WLKY 32 Louisville Profile
WLKY 32 is a Louisville local TV and news station that is affiliated with CBS.
Top 10 Mexican Restaurants
Where is the best Mexican food in Louisville, KY?
Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Glow and...
What is the BalloonFest in Louisville?
Outdoor movies, Forecastle, (and Lebowski Fest,...
What is there to do in July in and around Louisville, KY? Plenty! Outdoor movies, Forecastle, Bastille parties (and Lebowski Fest, and July 4th...)
FREE movies! Yeah, summertime...
Where can I see free summer movies?
Halloween Costume Stores
Where can I get a costume for Halloween?

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