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40-year Courier-Journal reporter, family-kind of guy, Presbyterian, duplicate bridge player, IU grad, infantry-trained officer, former spy, Chisox fan

Brown-Forman's get preliminary approval for Old Forester Distillery project on Whiskey Row — The design of Brown-Forman's Old Forester Distillery and bourbon experience project in the Whiskey Row district has received the required approval of waterfront officials. The Waterfront Development Corp. board endorsed the project's design at a meeting Wednesday.

Former Tumbleweed site may get $1.2M makeover — The restaurant group waiting to reopen the former Tumbleweed restaurant at Waterfront Park is prepared to spend $1.2 million to convert the property for a new Mexican-themed eatery, top waterfront officials say. The new restaurant, yet unnamed, is to be operated by partners in the Falls City Hospitality Group - Chip Hamm, Brett Davis and brothers Michael and Steven Ton.

Willow Grande condo case in Cherokee Triangle delayed in Louisville — After a five-hour hearing, metro planners have delayed a decision on a slightly scaled-down plan for the proposed Willow Grande condominium tower in the Cherokee Triangle. Jefferson Development Group, headed by Kevin Cogan, wants to build the project at Willow and Baringer avenues.

Louisville Big Four bridge might get bigger light show — Waterfront officials intend to raise another $700,000 to fully drape the Big Four Bridge with special lighting from top to bottom. The crossriver walkway's multicolored lighting system was turned on Feb. 11 after an initial layout of nearly $2 million.

WaterStep seeks shoe donations — WaterStep seeks to fill a tractor trailer with new or used shoes that the non-profit agency will sell to raise money to finance potable-drinking water projects in developing countries.

July 4th waterfront gala appears likely — After a one-year hiatus becaise of the General Assembly's slashing of funding, a return of the traditional Fourth of July community celebration on the waterfront, complete with fireworks, is highly likely to return this summer, officials say.

2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Pin unveiled — The 2015 Pegasus Pin, the signature emblem of the Kentucky Derby Festival, features the outline of the state of Kentucky and the familiar flying Pegasus figure in a combination of teal and magenta.

110 acres near airport to sell for $14.85M — A Louisville Regional Airport Authority affiliate agreed Wednesday for the conditional sale of 110 acres in an industrial park near Louisville International Airport to a Missouri-based developer for $14.85 million. Officials of the airport and the developer didn't specify what the plans for the large tract are, but it is ripe to be developed primarily with extensive distribution and warehouse facilities.

Timeline set for huge convention center project — The massive project to enlarge and renovate the downtown Kentucky International Convention Center, expected to cost about $180 million, is set to begin in August 2016 and is targeted for completion in mid-2018.

Big Four light show to become permanent display — The special lighting on the Big Four Bridge - a $1.8 million amenity that will put on a dazzling light show visible for more than a mile both up and down river - will become a permanent nightly attraction starting Wednesday.
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Feb 18, 2015

I tried writing with a pencil with a broken lead, but it was pointless.

Feb 18, 2015

Weekend Snow, Ice to Threaten an 1,800-Mile Corridor From Central to Eastern US AccuWeather Global Weather Center

Feb 03, 2015

I'm sure glad I wasn't born in France. Why's that? I can't speak French.

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