September 19, 2011 - 9:00am
Churchill Downs starts back up in October and welcomes the Breeder's cup in early November. With that in mind, I'm continuing to look at the landmark sports venues in the city of Louisville.
In an earlier article I discussed the man that made Churchill Downs a reality. However, what my main question now is about the track itself, once it was built what did that mean for the city of Louisville.
August 29, 2011 - 9:00am
Continuing my look at the legendary sports venues of the Ville, I turn my attention to Cardinal Stadium.
Despite a seemingly annual push to demolish Cardinal Stadium currently, between 1957 and 1999 it was one of the most prolific sports venues in the city.Called either Cardinal or Fairgrounds Stadium, prior to 1982, the venue hosted University of Louisville football from its opening in 1957 to 1998....
August 23, 2011 - 9:00am
For the past couple of months I've been occasionally throwing out iconic athletes from Louisville. Sports legends of the Ville I called the series. But, I'd like to add to that series, sports legends of a different variety; the iconic buildings and arenas that made the city's historic sports past what it is today.
What better place to start the landmark edition of Sports Legends of the Ville than Freedom Hall? Opened in 1956, Freedom Hall was a building that was beyond it’s time. Ironically though, the building itself didn’t open to house basketball games; as so many remember it today....
August 22, 2011 - 2:38pm
Strange and exotic foods abound at the 2011 Kentucky State Fair.
I like to think that I have a decently adventurous palate. I once, with zero hesitation, ate a taco filled with the pressed meat from a cow’s head – cheek, tongue, ear, and other bits – and thought it was delicious. There are, however, a few things that make my stomach turn: bugs...
September 25, 2008 - 3:34pm
On August 14-24, the 104th Kentucky State Fair returns to Louisville at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
Known as the largest indoor air-conditioned fair in America and boasting over 500,000 visitors each year, the Kentucky State Fair will once again offer great entertainment for 2008. Guests will find over 1.2 million square feet of exhibit and informational space within the Expo Center, as well as...