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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

Two apartment complexes planned for Hurstbourne — Plans have been filed for two large apartment developments along the busy Hurstbourne Parkway corridor - one with 159 units at Williamsburg Plaza and the other on Blowing Tree Road off Bunsen Parkway.

City finds housing for 360 needy veterans — Battling drug and alcohol addiction for more than two decades, Ed Dowlen came to Louisville looking for a job and a better place to live but without many prospects. "I was hopeless, homeless and penniless," Dowlen, a U.S. Army veteran, said at Mayor Greg Fischer's office Monday afternoon.

First U.S.-made Lexus comes off line in Ky. — The first Lexus ES 350 to be produced at the Toyota plant in Georgetown came off the line in a ceremony Monday afternoon. It will be the unveiling of the first Lexus to be manufactured outside of Japan.

Work underway on large library in Okolona — Ground was broken on the South Central Regional Library in Okolona in a ceremony Friday morning at which Mayor Greg Fischer said the 40,000-square-foot facility will be a key element in his effort to encourage lifelong learning.

Online tux-ordering business comes to J-Town — Generation Tux, an e-commerce, tuxedo-rental business that allows customers to purchase rentals anywhere in the country online or on their phones, is planning a distribution and customer-service center in Jeffersontown - a project expected to create 80 jobs and require an investment of $7.5 million.

Connection owners look to re-energize Smoketown — Businessman George Stinson plans a huge banquet and dining facility for catered functions adjacent to his brightly painted boutique Vu Guest House at Floyd and Breckinridge streets near the Smoketown neighborhood. Stinson is the lead developer in what is envisioned as an entertainment campus, along with partner Ed Lewis, doing business at VOEB LLC.

Craig Buthod named Filson Society president — The Filson Historical Society has tapped a familiar name to lead the organization, selecting recently retired Louisville Free Public Library Director Craig Buthod as its new president and CEO. The announcement was made by Filson board chairman Carl Thomas and followed an extensive national search that drew well-qualified candidates from across the country, the society said.

Main Street group refocuses for 40th anniversary — The Main Street Association of Louisville is refocusing its effort to promote the Main Street cultural and business corridor that continues to flourish. The association this week is rolling out 40 days of what it calls robust programming to help celebrate its 40-year history as the voice and advocate "for all things Main Street," the association said in announcing the effort.

Fern Valley Hotel can stay open, pending appeal — The beleaguered Fern Valley Hotel and Conference Center can stay open, pending an appeal to the state of an order issued by local health officials to close, after their inspection found numerous health- and safety-related violations.

City okays loans for 2 riverfront restaurants — Low interest loans designed to help small businesses have been approved by a city agency for two waterfront restaurant ventures, the planned Doc's Cantina and chef John Varanese's River House. The loans were approved Thursday by the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corp. board, which administers the city's small business loan program.
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Nov 26, 2015

#cjshops St. Matthews Mall mobbed at 10:30 p.m. Best Buy swamped. Cops, food truck on site there. Oxmoor hard to find parking.

Nov 24, 2015

The Louisville Zoo has announced the hiring of a veterinarian named Dr. Beest.

Nov 24, 2015

What do an apple and an orange have in common? They are both red. Except the orange.

Nov 16, 2015

Bass Pro Shops may be considering buying out one of its biggest competitors: Cabela's. according to Reuters.

Nov 11, 2015

Dunkin’ Donuts Trumps Starbucks with ‘Joy’ Christmas Cup

Nov 11, 2015

Louisville Water Co. CEO James Brammell retiring end of year; been under fire.

Nov 03, 2015

Time Warner Cable opening 'new experience' customer-service store on Hubbards Lane.

Nov 03, 2015

Does anyone think there is a huge credibility problem with the accuracy of the Bluegrass Poll?

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