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While Louisville City FC seeks MLS bid, players reside in J-Town Writer  /  Leigh Harrington Soccer is a game of transitions, constantly switching between offense and defense, and the ability to navigate these transitions smoothly is often the difference maker. For Kentucky’s only professional soccer team, Louisville City Football Club (LouCity), there is hope not only for great transitions on the field, but in the field itself. Plans were recently unveiled for a dedicated 10,000 seat soccer stadium as part of a bid for a transition from their current United Soccer League to a Major League Soccer status team. LouCity ...

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The Interurban

A look back at Jeffersontown’s railway system Writer  /  Beth Wilder, Director Jeffersontown Historical Museum Throughout the first century of Jeffersontown’s existence, if one wished to go anywhere, it was typically by horse and wagon. Because of this, most people opted to live as near as possible to their place of business, which was fine, if one were a farmer or worked on the town square. For those who needed to find jobs further away from home – even a mile or two – the journey to get there and back was not without its hardship. For that matter, simply ...

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Remembering Molly

Molly Johnson Foundation provides relief for families with special needs children Robin and JoJo Johnson turned the unimaginable heartache of losing a child into a charitable effort that has helped dozens of families in the Jeffersontown area and beyond. Founded in 2012, the Molly Johnson Foundation was created to make a difference in the lives of special needs children and their families. Robin and JoJo, who live in Fisherville but attend St. Michael Catholic Church in Jeffersontown, wanted to find a way to connect with special needs children while also carrying on the legacy of their daughter. “We started the ...

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Business Spotlight: 911 Restoration

Accidents don’t take a day off, so the professionals at 911 Restoration Louisville are available 24/7 to address home emergency situations. The company specializes in home restoration for water damage, fire and smoke damage and natural disasters, as well as sewage backup cleaning and mold removal. “We’re always ready for any kind of disaster,” says Saul Cruz, owner of 911 Restoration Louisville. “As soon as we get a call we try to be there as quickly as possible.” Because many situations will only get worse until they are resolved, the company offers same-day service for all emergencies. They recognize the ...

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Kathy’s Kitchen

Café at Main Street Owner Talks Early Days for Popular J-Town Restaurant More than five years ago, owner and general manager Kathy Thomas opened Cafe at Main Street in the heart of Jeffersontown, serving up favorites such as tomato cheddar and butter bean soups, chicken salad, bread pudding, and, of course, her famed Hot Brown to the lunch crowds a few days a week. Though the restaurant may be Thomas’ first in the city, this is not her first rodeo. “I’ve been in the kitchen since I was eight years old,” Thomas says. “My mom had blood clots in both ...

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Sunshine Lodge

Jeffersontown’s first home for neglected children Writer  /  Beth Wilder, Director Jeffersontown Historical Museum It may be hard to imagine now, but until 1946, children from broken homes, displaced through no fault of their own, had no real place to go. If they were lucky, they were temporarily boarded in private homes. Otherwise, they had to be placed in an institution where they were locked up with juvenile delinquents and often subsequently branded with the stigma of being “incorrigibles.” Surprising as it may seem, Jeffersontown became the first place in the nation to try out a new project called “Sunshine ...

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Take The Shot

JHS’s new basketball coach aims to bring back winning culture Writer  /  Shannon Siders Louisville native Richard Duncan is eager for the start of basketball season, as he fills his new role of varsity boys basketball coach at Jeffersontown High School. Duncan was awarded the head coach job for the Chargers in July, following the departure of Miquel Coleman, who left his post after two years to take the head coach job at Seneca High School. “I’m very excited for this opportunity,” Duncan says. “I’m anxious to get started. I really am. I think it’s going to be a fun ...

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Double the Fun

Local Business Partners Bring New Restaurant and Entertainment to Jeffersontown Writer / Travis Wagoner Grab your extra quarters. Vintage video games and classic pinball machines await you — as does tasty pub grub and a beer and bourbon menu to suit any taste. Recbar has you covered on all fronts. You’ll find the concept bar, restaurant and arcade at 10301 Taylorsville Road in the heart of Jeffersontown. Tony Thomas and Corey Sims, Recbar’s owners and operators, debuted their establishment in April 2016. “We came in with a certain goal in mind and a number on paper and where we expected ...

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Silo Center Bike Park Opens to Public

New Louisville Attraction for Beginner and Experienced Mountain Bike Riders Right outside of Jeffersontown, the newest outdoor attraction at The Parklands of Floyds Fork, the Silo Center Bike Park in Turkey Run Park opened on September 15. The bike park contains downhill flow trails, a skills loop and pump tracks, all specially built by the talented professionals at the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). “Twenty First Century Parks worked with IMBA to design an exciting, progressive set of mountain biking trails and features that will introduce new riders to the sport as well as allow experienced riders to practice and develop skills,” says 21st Century Parks ...

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Dance the Night Away

Studio 54 Dance Event Coming Oct. 27, Benefitting Blessings in a Backpack Writer  /  Shannon Siders Boogie down for a good cause on Friday, October 27, as the Jeffersontown Community Center transforms into Studio 54 for the night. The fundraiser benefits Blessings in a Backpack, a charity organization that aims to solve the issue of childhood hunger. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and guests are invited to mix and mingle while checking out the silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Some exciting items up for bid include a Trifecta Package from Churchill Downs and a one-of-a-kind Derby hat. There will also ...

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