Taste of South Louisville – August

Taste-South-Louisville.pngThe Fifth Annual Taste of South Louisville  at CHURCHILL DOWNS, MILLIONAIRES ROW 4 – Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 6:00pm

Local dignitaries called our Taste “THE SIGNATURE EVENT OF SOUTH LOUISVILLE” last year. This exciting event will showcase restaurants and vendors of South Louisville and surrounding areas. There will be Door Prizes and a large Silent Auction!

The Churchill Downs venue lends itself as the perfect setting for South Louisville. It is a time to gather, sample specialities of the participating vendors, join in fellowship with friends and make new acquaintances, plus enjoy the beautiful view of the racetrack and the growing city skyline from the balconies. There will be many items for your bidding pleasure.

Tickets will be available for sale in advance beginning Wednesday, July 23, by mail, or at the ministries office, 415 ½ W. Ashland Avenue, Louisville, KY 40214, during the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Tickets will also be sold at the door of the event on August 23, until all tickets are sold.

Prices for tickets are: Advance Sales (mail or in person at SLCM offices) $20 adult (ages 12 and up), $5 children ages 5-11. Children ages 4 and under are free. At the door of the event on August 23, adult tickets are $25 for ages 12 and up. Children tickets are $5 ages 5-11, and free for ages 4 and under.

This event benefits the needy residents of South Louisville. Last year we served 4,400 people and still had to turn away 5,000 due to lack of funding. Your support of this event will enable us to be of assistance to more of our neighbors in crisis.

We expect a sell-out this year. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. If questions, call Joyce Whalin, Chair of Special Events/Fundraising, at 361-7763.

Crime Maps for the week of 07-13-2014 to 07-19-2014.

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Kentucky Music Weekend / Arts & Crafts at Iroquois July 25-27th

This is a great event, lots of craft vendors and music..


For the 39th consecutive year, the KENTUCKY MUSIC WEEKEND folk festival brings together some of the finest folk musicians and Kentucky traditions to Louisville’s  Iroquois Amphitheater and the tree-lined area nearby.  Voted into law as Kentucky’s “Premier Folk Festival”, KMW continues to be one of the top folk festivals in the country. 

There will be a $10 “suggested donation” for adults. Children under 12 are free.   Daytime events are free.  Donations go to pay artists, festival costs and expenses.   Those having a tough economic time can still come to the festival and bring their families, paying whatever they can.  Those that are able to pay are supporting these artists and also contributing to continuing Kentucky’s musical heritage through this event.

For the ninth year, KMW will host the Kentucky State Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer Championship contests during the Saturday daytime events.  The contests will be held from 12:00 noon until about 2:00 PM, with the first place winners receiving either a McSpadden Mountain Dulcimer or Jake’s Cabin Hammered Dulcimer, a trophy, plus entry fees to the Walnut Valley national contests in Winfield, Kansas.  For registration information please visit the KMW web site and search under contest information. 

The Kentucky Theater Project will be recording the evening concerts for future “Kentucky Homefront” radio programs on regional National Public Radio stations. The Kentucky Theater Project is a partner/sponsor of KMW. 

Kentucky Music Weekend would not be possible without the help of many organizations as well as individuals.  Metro Councilman, Dan Johnson, is a major sponsor again this year, helping with facility costs.   The Louisville Dulcimer Society continues to be a sponsor along with Kentucky Music Week, Inc., Iroquois Amphitheater and Metro Parks, and a large group of tireless volunteers continuing this 38 year musical tradition.  McSpadden Mountain Dulcimers and Jake’s Cabin Hammered Dulcimers are contest sponsors, providing instruments to grand prize winners.  Artist fees come from donations received during the event.



Meeting Rescheduled for TONIGHT ! Tuesday July 15th

s time to meet and discuss the Northern Overlook Restoration Project… and it’s going to be a walk in the park… literally!

On Monday, July 14 at 7 p.m., you’re invited to a public gathering at the top of the park, where we’ll learn more about the overlook area, design considerations, and take a walking tour to envision various site plan scenarios. Gate to Uppill Road will open at 6:30 p.m.

  We’ll meet at Sullivan Grove.  From there, we’ll break off into groups, to explore the terrain. Parking is available along Toppill Road (map above). Accommodations will be made for individuals with limited mobility. Portable restrooms and water will be provided.

 As for the project… the below photos show the erosion control measures, grading and seeding that have been undertaken on the overlook as well as the hillside where the long-closed “switchback” trail had been. The site prep work is keeping the area in great shape for its future development.

  Remember, Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s fundraising efforts are ongoing for this project, and your financial support is greatly appreciated, by visiting www.olmstedparks.org, or calling 502-456-8125.

  Thanks, again, for your interest and support!

This Week at The Market – Saturday

beechmont booster day

Bluegrass with Bill Stovall and Friends – Drawings for Baskets of Vendor Items…

Be There or Be Square ! Music from  9-11 am .

Beechmont Open Air Market Southern Parkway at Wellington

15 Thousand Farmer’s Watermelon Social


Join us the us Saturday July 12 from 5-6 PM before the Come early for the Pure Plant Rally at Iroquois Amphitheatre for our watermelon social and 15th day event. We’ll be at the top of the amphitheatre where the concession and tabling are located.


Rally for a PlantPure Nation – Free but you need to call for tickets