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  • Louisville-based distillery buys 145 acres for expansion
    Springwater Kentucky Realty, an affiliate of Louisville-based Michter's Distillery LLC, recently purchased 145 acres in Springfield, Ky. Michter's currently distills at a facility on New Millennium Drive in Shively. It also plans to open a visitors center at the historic Fort Nelson building on Main Street in Louisville. The company said the new property will complement those operations. Michter's initially will use the Springfield property land for a barrel-aging warehouse, according to a news… ... read more
    Source: Business First DrinkPublished on 2018-01-10By David A. Mann
  • LEO’s Sobriety Issue: We love to drink, smoke but… put down that glass, 
blunt for a moment of 
self-reflection
    It seems ironically subversive, maybe even canonically wrong, for LEO to write about sobriety, given our love of all things alcohol and all advertisers who sell alcohol on our pages. But who among us hasn’t thought at least once about how much they drink, or taken a break from the sauce (Dry January), or thought about slowing down? Especially with the new year. And that is just the legal stuff. Opioids. Meth. Weed… We are ... read more
    Source: Leo DrinkPublished on 2018-01-10By leoweekly
  • LEO’s Sobriety Issue: Five stories of sobriety for the new year
    What follows are interviews with four Louisvillians who struggled with how they were living and whom they wanted to be. They are presented with minimal comment from me, but each story is pulled from much longer interviews, so they have been editing for length and clarity. Places of employment have been edited out, and full names are not always used. Some struggled with alcohol, and some with other substances. The harder stuff may not be ... read more
    Source: Leo DrinkPublished on 2018-01-10By leoweekly
  • LEO’s Sobriety Issue: god and flossing
    Many don’t realize it’s hard work being an alcoholic. Trying to remember all the stories you tell and the creative perspectives can be tough. Why did I withdraw that cash? Why was I late? Where did I leave my phone this time? Why did I neglect that responsibility? There are so many unwanted opinions to share and judgments to pass. For me, I was lucky. I wasn’t burdened with a relationship with God. Although I ... read more
    Source: Leo DrinkPublished on 2018-01-10By leoweekly
  • LEO’s Sobriety Issue: Holier Than Thou
    To start my Jesus Year — 33 y’all! — off in a place of serenity, I decided to temporarily step back from the bottle this past holiday season. I don’t weather my feelings well any time of year, but I’m particularly bad at it in the winter when everything is dark and gray and cold. Booze then becomes a conduit for my emotions in the form of public crying and drunk dialing. This is an ... read more
    Source: Leo DrinkPublished on 2018-01-10By leoweekly
  • Lawmakers fiddling around while Kentucky burns
    …And they are off! The 2018 legislative session has opened, and in the next two months or so lawmakers will focus mostly on how to find the millions of dollars needed to fix our state pension mess. Expect deep budget cuts, because the Republican-controlled legislature will resist raising taxes. Or legalizing gambling. Or legalizing pot… But that won’t stop Democrats from trying. Unlike the last session, there are no immediate culture war bills, like the ... read more
    Source: Leo DrinkPublished on 2018-01-10By leoweekly
  • Louisville’s aging-care industry is in the national spotlight
    You probably have heard many times that Louisville is a mecca for aging-care companies. But have you ever thought that area residents and people in the industry might be the only people who know this? No more. Forbes published a lengthy story, "Why Louisville is becoming America's aging capital," that tells the tale. The story says Louisville is home to America's largest cluster of aging-care businesses, citing as examples Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), Kindred Healthcare ... read more
    Source: Business First DrinkPublished on 2018-01-10By Carolyn Tribble Greer
  • Come for the socialism, Stay for inclusivity
    Facts, common decency and intelligent discourse were all casualties of the 2016 election. We also said goodbye to the idea that credentialed experts should shape policy. Anything perceived by the right as a threat to freedom had to go — societal safety nets, protections for the environment and the much-maligned concept of identity politics. I was surprised by the scope of the bandwagon set on demolishing identity politics. The more Columbia Professor Mark Lilla jerked ... read more
    Source: Leo DrinkPublished on 2018-01-10By leoweekly
  • Cozy lunches at Old Louisville Tavern
 and bar Vetti warm our icy bones
    Well, 2018 sure came in with a Brrrr! When hunger and cabin fever set in, though, and the urge to get out in the world becomes irresistible, I can hardly think of a better cold-weather destination than the friendly confines of a cozy bar and grill that takes its commitment to good food as seriously as it does to good beverages. This week we ventured out twice for warming lunches. One trip took us to ... read more
    Source: Leo DrinkPublished on 2018-01-10By leoweekly
  • Cozy lunches at Old Louisville Tavern and bar Vetti warm our icy bones
    Well, 2018 sure came in with a “Brrrr!” The temperature didn’t rise above freezing for a week, and relief took its sweet time coming. When the air makes my face hurt, my instinct is to keep the doors shut and hole up at home with the thermostat cranked up to high. When hunger and cabin … Continue reading Cozy lunches at Old Louisville Tavern and bar Vetti warm our icy bones The post Cozy ... read more
    Source: Hotbytes DrinkPublished on 2018-01-10By Robin Garr
  • The vanity of sobriety, Bevin is drunk and a small detail for WFPL
    I gather you were in Paris over the festive season. How was it? Refreshing to be in a place where intelligence, quality of life and erudition are highly valued. A bit like Kentucky, only the exact opposite. You must have stood out like a sore thumb then. Un imbécile importune, as the locals no doubt muttered. I like the French, though. No mucking about with bland pleasantries and a highly-sophisticated appreciation for the richer things ... read more
    Source: Leo DrinkPublished on 2018-01-10By leoweekly
  • Sources: Alabama chosen for Toyota-Mazda plant
    Multiple sources close to the situation tell the Birmingham Business Journal and its sister publication Triad Business Journal that Alabama has been chosen as the home of a new manufacturing plant for Toyota-Mazda. A megasite in Limestone County is expected to be announced as the destination of the estimated $1.6 billion plant, which is expected to create 4,000 jobs. The project represents another huge economic development win for Alabama in the automotive sector. In addition ... read more
    Source: Business First DrinkPublished on 2018-01-10
  • JCPS narrows superintendent search to two candidates
    Jefferson County Public Schools has narrowed its search for a new superintendent to two candidates. The finalists — acting superintendent Marty Pollio and JCPS chief operations officer Mike Raisor — were announced during Tuesday's meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Education. Nine completed applications were received for the position, according to a news release. The board and its screening committee independently narrowed the list to the same two people. The board of education will… ... read more
    Source: Business First DrinkPublished on 2018-01-10By Carolyn Tribble Greer
  • 10 things to do under $5 this week in Louisville (1/8)
    MONDAY How America Lost Its MindThomas Jefferson Unitarian ChurchFree  |  7-9 p.m.Do you read the news and think: “How the hell did things get this bad?” Well, this gathering aims to give you some clues. Led by John Busch, an associate professor of sociology at UofL, this discussion will examine The Atlantic article “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History” by Kurt Andersen. The event is being hosted by the Humanists of Metro Louisville, ... read more
    Source: Leo DrinkPublished on 2018-01-08By Ethan Smith
  • Top of The List: These are Louisville’s largest hotels (SLIDESHOW)
    It's 2018. I know, you know that, but the new year signifies the beginning of my weekly contribution to the annual Book of Lists that publishes at the end of the year. The Book of Lists contains the lists we run each week in the weekly edition of Louisville Business First. If you haven't received your copy of the 2017-18 book, click here to find out how you can pick it up. The first list ... read more
    Source: Business First DrinkPublished on 2018-01-05By Allison Stines

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