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3rd Turn Brewing: Jeffersontown’s Neighborhood Bar

Writer / Heather Chastain Four Kentucky home brewers took their love for beer and turned it into a craft microbrewery. Greg Hayden and Ben Shinkle met at Bellarmine University where they studied chemistry. Greg says back then the idea of starting a brewery just seemed like too big of a dream and more like a fleeting interest. So, the two went off to work in other industries. Then, a few years ago, decided they were ready to take their love for brewing to the next level. The men brought on Ben’s brother, Dale, and Brian Minrath and began planning. “We ...

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Plump Peacock Bakery & Cafe: A Middletown Hidden Treasure

Writer / Heather Chastain Tucked away in the cellar of a historic home is a delightfully charming bakery with European flair. The Plump Peacock Bakery and Café made its home in Middletown eight years ago. “I decided to do what my passion is in life, and that’s to feed people,” said owner Elizabeth Wingfield. She started as a vendor in the local farmer’s markets. “People kept asking me where my store was and then this place fell in my lap.” Her loyal customer following has made The Plump Peacock a popular location for breakfast, lunch and a once-a-month reservation only ...

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Blackacre Conservancy: A Historical Hidden Gem

Writer / Heather Chastain Just 25 minutes outside of downtown Louisville, you’ll find a 300-acre, hidden gem nestled in the middle of the hustle and bustle of city life. Blackacre Conservancy is filled with rolling fields, forests and streams that surround the historic homestead, which lies at the heart of the Blackacre Nature Preserve.  The preserve’s history integrates education, agriculture, nature and historic preservation with visitor programs, a few private residences, a neighborhood garden and community activities. “We want to be part of raising responsible people to conserve, preserve and protect the environment,” says Executive Director Dale Josey. “We want ...

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The Founding of Jeffersontown: 220 Years Later

Writer / Beth Wilder, Director of the Jeffersontown Historical Museum This year (May 3), marks the 220th anniversary of Jeffersontown’s official incorporation as a city.  In the late 1700s, land grants were issued to veterans of the Revolutionary War.  Peter Shepherd, who served with General George Rogers Clark in 1778-79, received a warrant for several thousand acres, including land which would later become known as Shepherdsville and Bullitt County. He deeded 500 acres of his land in the eastern part of Jefferson County to Frederick Geiger on February 5, 1794, and on May 6, 1794, Geiger deeded 122 acres of ...

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Luke Hancock: Hometown MVP

Former Louisville champion returns to Kentucky for new career. Writer / Dave Schroerlucke Luke Hancock’s downtown Louisville office will soon be sporting a new custom-made desk, fashioned from a choice slab of hard maple. This is no ordinary piece of wood — it is a piece of history, a segment of the basketball court that donned the floor of the Georgia Dome during the 2013 NCAA Final Four, where the University of Louisville men’s basketball team completed their triumphant run to the school’s third National Championship. For Luke, the keepsake will serve as a daily reminder of his role in ...

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Jeffersontown Magazine Coming in May 2017

We are excited to announce that we will be launching a new monthly print magazine in mid-April serving Jeffersontown, Plainview and Hurstbourne residents in the greater Louisville area called the Jeffersontown Magazine. Advertising deadline for our inaugural issue: March 31, 2017 We are part of the Towne Post Network of community magazines which was started in the affluent communities around Indianapolis. Our Jeffersontown Magazine will be the first of what we hope to be many in the greater Louisville area. Highlights of the media kit include: Direct mailed each month to 17,905 homes and businesses Stories highlight local businesses, people, ...

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