The Local’s Guide to Kentucky Derby Festival

The largest fireworks display in North America kicks off the beginning of the two week party for the two minute horse race every year in Louisville. Thunder Over Louisville, with amazing weather, went off without a hitch over the weekend (April 18th, 2015), and to us local folks it also marks the beginning of the madness we call The Kentucky Derby Festival. With differing local opinions on actually participating in the Kentucky Derby, there is one thing most of us Louisvillians can agree on: the two weeks leading up to the greatest two minutes in sports at the world’s most legendary racetrack is fun no matter who you are. My goal is to give you a list of the best Kentucky Derby Festival events to attend whether you live here, or you’re just in town for the ride. This is The Local’s Guide to Kentucky Derby Festival. Continue reading “The Local’s Guide to Kentucky Derby Festival”

Highlands Salon Spotlight: Atomic House of Hair

Finding a strong local business to support in the Highlands is not that difficult. Running one is a completely different story. The ladies behind the Highlands salon, Atomic House of Hair at 2201 Grinstead Drive, understand that the Highlands neighborhood is all about being local, but success doesn’t just happen because of your location. Owning and operating a local business is difficult and rewarding at the same time, but as long as you share the same “local first” sentiment as most residents and business owners in the area, your experience will be enhanced. Continue reading “Highlands Salon Spotlight: Atomic House of Hair”

Highlands Homes Few and Far Between in 1st Quarter Housing Update

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the Louisville housing market is starving for new listings. You may hear a lot of people referring to this as an “inventory shortage”. It’s true. Buyers are all over the place and they can’t find what they’re looking for because there’s just not a lot for sale. As true as this is for Jefferson County homes for sale, it’s also true for Highlands homes for sale. Continue reading “Highlands Homes Few and Far Between in 1st Quarter Housing Update”

“Rump Fest” – Highland Ave Block Party Coming Soon

This time of year in Louisville always brings out the party in everyone. The Highlands alone typically has 30 or 40 different events that take place between the first day of Spring and the first day of Summer, and it’s common for Louisville residents to want to break loose when the weather changes from suck to awesome. I found out about a new event that will be taking place this year, and I wanted to share with you the few details that I know. Continue reading ““Rump Fest” – Highland Ave Block Party Coming Soon”