April 23, 2012 - 10:00am
Today I continue my look at those early Louisville pioneers of football in this multi-parter (I'm pretty sure that's a word) sports legend of the ville segment
In a previous article I took a look at some of the historical football players that came out of the Derby City including Abraham “Honest Abe” Addams and Chase Boldt. Today, I continue that look, dusting off the local sports history books.
April 17, 2012 - 10:00am
When football was in its infancy the city of Louisville had a large impact on the game. Here I look at some of those early local icons who were a part of the infant National Football League.
In the early days of American football the men who played it didn’t make millions of dollars. More often than not they all had day jobs- and these were professionals. The athletes of the National Football League, back when football was just a past time born out of Canton, Ohio,...
July 29, 2012 - 8:05pm
On Saturday February 4, 2012, after four years of collaborating with historians and research, the Carnegie Center for Art and History is unveiled “Remembered: the Life of Lucy Higgs Nichols.”
Lucy Higgs Nichols, a nurse with the 23rd Indiana Regiment during the Civil War and The Spanish American War, was also a brave female who escaped from slavery in 1862. After the Civil War, Nichols moved New Albany, Indiana and worked with the men of the 23rd Division Volunteers. She was...
July 29, 2012 - 8:04pm
Join historian James A. Ramage at The Filson Historical Society today at noon as he discusses his new book, ‘Kentucky Rising: Democracy, Slavery and Culture from the Early Republic to the Civil War’.
There is more to Kentucky than just fast horses and good bourbon – although, quite frankly, a healthy epicurean doesn’t really need much more than that. It is an unfortunate fact that much of our fair and famously Blue-grassed state is overshadowed by sad images of poverty and poor...
July 29, 2012 - 8:04pm
Reflective lecture kicks off photographic exhibit
Chances are, most of our readers are too young to remember the 1937 Ohio River flood, but the catastrophic rains that began on a late-January Sunday 75 years ago remain an indelible part of the area’s cultural memory. On a relatively dry Thursday, January 26, however, historian Robert Reid...