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Louisville photographer makes photos by hand

Rudy Salgado stands in his darkroom, a repurposed closet dimly lit with an orange safelight. In this small space, Salgado prepares and develops his tintype photos.
Rudy Salgado uses 1850s tintype technique to connect with the history of photography
January 12, 2020

For Rudy Salgado, Instagram filters are just not enough. A Louisville, Ky.-based artist passionate about creating art with his hands, Salgado decided to make his photographs look ‘old-fashioned’ by...

Horizon guide to Thunder over Louisville, Pegasus Pins, KDF

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5 Tips for making the most of Thunder Over Louisville on April 13, and kicking off the Kentucky Derby Festival
April 1, 2019

  1. Claim Your Spot Early The air show begins at 3 p.m., so you should plan to get there way before that. The committed people get there early in the morning to claim the best spot. If...

Lipstick Wars is not your average poetry show

Lipstick Wars is not your average poetry show
An all-female poetry slam, Lipstick Wars is in its fourth year, and is showing no signs of slowing down
November 14, 2018

Fed up with poetry events dominated by men, in 2015 Rheonna Nicole created Lipstick Wars, an all-female poetry slam. A poetry slam is a competition in which contestants compete against each other in several...

Kentuckiana community gathers for annual Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular

The sign introducing the event at the beginning of the trail.
For the 6th year, roughly 5,000 pumpkins are being carved and lit in Iroquois Park in spirit of Halloween
October 15, 2018

Gather your families and celebrate the season with glowing festive pumpkins. The Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular in Louisville is an event that has grown largely over the years, bringing in thousands...

St. James Court Art Show kicks off in Louisville

St. James Court Art Show kicks off in Louisville
What is to be expected and what there is to see
October 6, 2018

  Start gathering your money to purchase a variety of unique artworks at this year’s St. James Art Show. This year marks the 62nd year of the St. James Court Art Show on Belgravia Court in...

Purr, Play, Sip, De-stress

Purrfect Day Cafe Owner Chuck Patton wants to create events for college students to relax with adoptable cats during exam times
August 21, 2018

What happens when you put college students in a room full of kittens for 50 minutes? The pawsibilities are endless. Purrfect Day Cafe opened its doors in Louisville Aug. 8 as the first cat cafe to come...

Speakeasy series goes off the beaten path

Photo provided by Mr. Lee's
Part Two: Taking an insider's glance at Hell or High Water and Mr. Lee's
April 24, 2018

Last time, I spoke of speakeasies that you can find in hotels around town — Pin + Proof, a fresh, new speakeasy located in the Omni, and the Rathskeller, located in the Seelbach which holds a ton of...

Border Battles

Border Battles
Diving deeper into the biases behind residents of Louisville and Southern Indiana
April 19, 2018

Todd Manson, IU Southeast associate professor of psychology, frequently uses the biases which both New Albany and Louisville residents place on one another as an example in his class. Assumptions about...

Speakeasy series explores Louisville’s hidden gems

An old-fashioned served at Pin + Proof.
Part One: An inside look at Pin + Proof, the Rathskeller and the Old Seelbach Bar
April 6, 2018

The year is 1922. I walk in a barber shop, knock a couple times on the wall — it opens. There’s a room with loud music, people dancing and drinking… Drinking? During the prohibition? What is this...

The Aftermath of the 2018 Flood

A lamp post submerged underwater during the flood.
The community rebuilds after the largest flood since 1997 hits Kentuckiana residents
March 18, 2018

Hayley Blount, a senior at Clarksville High School, was left without a place to stay while her home, which sits just feet from the Ohio River in old Clarksville, was completely submerged from the inside....

The Millennial Business Model

The Millennial Business Model
March 7, 2018

Starting Small Businesses If you are a millennial – an American born between 1980 and 2000- then business matters to you and you matter to business, according to research. A study published in...

Yes Louisville: Growing an Empire

CEO of Yes Louisville, Jason Mudd, poses next to his office building wearing a Yes Brand shirt in Nulu, Louisville.
In a world full of no’s, Louisville provides a yes
March 1, 2018

Positivity is becoming harder to find as our society spins deeper into the depths of controversy and negativity; however, Yes Louisville provides a positive outlook as a safe haven to the Louisville community....

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