Sheldon Shafer on Muck Rack

Sheldon Shafer Verified

Reporter — Courier-Journal

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

Fair board looks for hotelier for Phillips Lane — The need for the hotel, which could cost more than $100 million and be connected by an enclosed elevated walkway to the expo center's South Wing, hasn't changed - and the project will stay a high fair board priority, Rippetoe has said. Without the hotel, a loss of business is inevitable, he said.

Developer reducing Willow Grande condo height — Developers have resubmitted a plan for the controversial condominium tower Willow Grande in Cherokee Triangle, reducing the building's height from 17 to 15 stories. The modification, mandated by the Louisville Metro Council, isn't sufficient to meet objections of the Cherokee Triangle Association, which has filed two lawsuits challenging how city agencies handled zoning and historic-preservation issues.

Bond endorsed for Brown-Forman distillery — Brown-Forman Corp. has cleared a hurdle in its bid for city incentives to aid construction of its planned $35 million Old Forester Distillery and visitors center, an anticipated centerpiece of the Whiskey Row development on Main Street. The Old Forester project is widely viewed as a major new magnet for local tourism.

Old Cardinal Stadium demo to begin Monday — State officials are taking initial steps to get rid of the dilapidated old Cardinal Stadium at the Kentucky Exposition Center, with demolition expected to start Monday. The state Finance and Administration Cabinet, on behalf of the Kentucky State Fair Board that oversees the expo center and fairgrounds in Louisville, has awarded a contract to demolition company South End Services Inc.

Mayor Greg Fischer likes new western Louisville Walmart plan — Walmart has filed a development plan with the city for its much-anticipated western Louisville store just southwest of Broadway and 18th Street. The plan shows a one-level "big box" style superstore, with 153,000 square feet of space, including an outdoor garden sales area and just over 600 parking spaces.

Light Up Louisville offers 40 nights of lights — The 34th annual Light Up Louisville will get underway Nov. 28, the day after Thanksgiving, with the usual dazzling array of lights, lights and more lights. The event will again kick off "40 Nights of Lights" in downtown Louisville.

TARC celebrates milestone of 40 years in anniversary ceremony — It was 40 years ago this month that Jefferson County voters went to polling sites and approved a referendum to establish an occupational tax dedicated to support local mass transit service.

Mayor Fischer sailing to easy re-election — Democrat Greg Fischer ran out to what seemed to be an insurmountable lead in early returns Tuesday evening in his bid for a second, four-year term as Louisville's metro mayor. Fischer had about two-thirds of the early vote against Republican Bob DeVore, a UPS worker who ran a limited campaign.

Michael Howerton, chairman of the Convention and Visitors Bureau Commission, dies — Businessman Michael D. Howerton, chairman of the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau Commission and head of the staff of one of Louisville's largest hotels, died unexpectedly Sunday. Howerton, 63, who lived in Prospect, was vice president and general manager of the Louisville Marriott Downtown.

FFA encourages students to 'go all out' — The parley officially runs Wednesday through Saturday. But about 1,000 FFA national and chapter leaders were treated by local organizers and sponsors to a pre-convention lunch that featured "farm-to-table" food - including sweet tea fried chicken and Habegger Mennonite Farm red potatoes - from farms in Kentucky and Tennessee.
More Articles →
Nov 19, 2014

Man Up mentoring group seeks 40 ambassadors to help police monitor youth activity during Light Up Louisville. Precautionary, police say.

Nov 19, 2014

Hilton Garden Inn at Clay Commons opening Friday. 8 Up rooftop bar and restaurant opened last Monday. 162 room, $18 m. Weyland project.

Nov 19, 2014

Goodwill stays busy in real estate market, selling vacant tract in Hikes Point for commercial development. Sold for $1.1 million.

Nov 19, 2014

Two major apartment projects filed for Hurstbourne Parkway corridor, one at Williamsburg Plaza, one at Bunsen/Blowing Tree.

Nov 14, 2014

Gov. Beshear leaving Saturday for five-day economic development mission to Japan.

Nov 14, 2014

New UofL general counsel hired from U-North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Apparently not part of any of the scandals there, UofL says.

Nov 14, 2014

Hilton Garden Inn, new downtown hostelry at Fourth and Chestnut, to open next week.

Nov 14, 2014

Louisville Convention Bureau announces Rose Awards for hospitality industry workers.

Nov 14, 2014

Metro Corrections lifts partial lockdown at jail.

Learn how to connect with Sheldon on social media by joining Muck Rack Pro

Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.

Share This Profile