The historic Belle of Louisville still takes visitors from downtown Louisville up the Ohio River. (photos by Pamela O’Meara/Review)
Mint juleps are served at the Brown Hotel.
This 30-foot-tall gold statue of Michelangelo’s David stands in front of the 21C Museum Hotel in downtown Louisville.
Elizabeth Kizito sells her popular cookies as well as a variety of African gifts.
Samples of handmade chocolate truffle bourbon balls were served at Art Edibles.
Glasses of bourbon mixed with champagne are lined up on the bar at the Seelbach Hotel.
This model of the famous Secretariat, 1973 Triple Crown champion, sits in the Kentucky Derby Museum.
Every May when I listen to the familiar strains of “My Old Kentucky Home” as the horses line up for the world-famous Kentucky Derby and see the women in the stands wearing wide-brimmed hats, I’m intrigued.
So soon after the Derby, I went to Louisville, home of the famous Churchill Downs, a National Historic Landmark where 1,200 horses are stabled, for a tour and a few races, which were fun even without the huge crowds. Visitors can eat, drink a traditional mint julep, make bets, cheer from the stands, walk around the well-groomed grounds for a close-up view of the sleek thoroughbreds and diminutive jockeys, and visit the Kentucky Derby Museum. Additional races are held in the late spring/early summer and in the fall.
Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately. Q. What’s the most popular candy for Halloween?
As a judge I really enjoy public outreach: speaking to citizens’ groups and school children; hosting a cable television show; and recording commentary on a local AM radio station. Recently I submitted article No. 100 (since November 2006) to newspapers in the eight counties of the 10th Judicial District. But why would a judge write a column for a newspaper? Isn’t that simply asking for criticism? A senior judge once suggested “you should keep your head down” like being in a foxhole on the front line.
A street person may be successful if he gets a meal and bed at the Union Gospel Mission. A student is successful if he/she receives satisfactory or good grade. An athlete is happy if she/he makes the team. Winning is a team goal. A high school or college graduate is happy to find employment. The kind of job that they desired makes them feel even more successful. These are very important goals to achieve.
Nearly everyone has heard of the Affordable Care Act by now, but you need not feel alone if you still want more of the facts. You may have a parent, child, relative or friend able to enroll in an affordable insurance plan for the first time. Or, you may just want to know you’re getting the best plan your money can buy. After all, who wants to spend more than they have to keep their good health?
The goals of the ACA, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, are the “3 C’s,” Coverage, Cost and Care. A fourth C, “Choice,” is a critical tenet of the ACA as well.
The classic two-story fire station at 1720 East Seventh St. will be sold by the city, if a viable proposal comes in from a developer. (submitted photo)
The handsome red brick building known as “Old Engine House No. 24” hasn’t been used as a fire station for a long time.
The St. Paul fire station, built in 1916, is one of about six old neighborhood-based stations. It’s located at the corner of East Seventh Street and Flandrau Avenue, one block west of White Bear Avenue, nestled in the largely residential Greater East Side neighborhood.
It may not draw the same fanfare as last year’s presidential election, but Dakota County voters will soon be asked to bundle and head out to the polls to participate in everyone’s favorite exercise in democracy.
In Independent School District 197, which covers West St. Paul, Mendota Heights and Eagan, four candidates will compete for three open seats on the school board in the Nov. 5 election.
Maryland “Lucky” Rosenbloom posed with a cutout of his late father, “Tiger” Jack Rosenbloom, atop the original shoeshine box that anchored the historical Rondo neighborhood shop in St. Paul for more than 50 years. (photo by Luke Reiter/Review)
Maryland “Lucky” Rosenbloom moved to South St. Paul this summer looking for a quiet community with a touch of the urban feel he grew up with.
So far, Rosenbloom says, it’s been “a hell of a welcome” -- he’s been stopped while driving twice in three months by South St. Paul officers, both times for minor equipment infractions.