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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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