Old Louisville Journal
A Monthly Summary of
News and Events in Old Louisville
Published by OLIC, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Corporation
Volume 29, Issue 6
Time for the annual Old Louisville
“Hidden Treasures” Garden Tour is fast approaching. On Saturday,
July 7, and Sunday, July 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., gardening
enthusiasts will have the rare opportunity to tour a Victorian
carriage house along with 8 private gardens as well as enjoy several
special features. In order to make this truly a walking tour, the
tour again concentrates on a relatively small area of our historic
neighborhood, this year highlighting garden treasures along five
blocks of South Third Street, Old Louisville’s grand boulevard.
Three additional locations will provide special attractions. The
Garden Tour’s hospitality room in Haskins Hall at the
Conrad-Caldwell House, where visitors may enjoy complimentary
refreshments, will be the site of a silent auction, and in front of
Haskins Hall, vendors will offer garden plants and other items for
sale. The tour is again fortunate to have the support of Gayle
Warren, owner of the DuPont Mansion B & B, 1317 S. 4th St., who will
sponsor the fifth annual Art in the Garden, where several local
artists will be painting from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days of
the tour. For the first time, the tour welcomes members of the
Greater Louisville Bonsai Society, who will exhibit miniature trees
at the Kling Center, 219 W. Ormsby St.
As another first this year, on Saturday, July 7, the Old Louisville
Garden Tour is teaming with the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. After
the Garden Tour and before Measure for Measure, come and enjoy some
really good BBQ, drinks and entertainment in the garden of historic
Landward House at the corner of Magnolia and Fourth Streets from 5
to 8 PM. Bard BBQ tickets are $20 advance/ $25 day of event – no
refunds. Advance tickets are available by calling the Festival
Office at (502) 637-4933. Proceeds go to support free Shakespeare in
Old Louisville’s Central Park (season June 21 – July 15).
With the support and backing of the non-profit Second Street
Neighborhood Association membership, as well as sponsors and
volunteers from many parts of Old Louisville and the Metro community
at large, the Annual “Hidden Treasures” Garden Tour has been an Old
Louisville event since 1994. Its primary goal is to benefit the
entire Old Louisville community. If you would like to volunteer as a
garden monitor, at the ticket table or to help out in the
hospitality room, please contact Caroline Martinson at 636-2797.
Garden Tour tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on days of the tour.
As of June 1, advance discount tickets can be obtained through July
6th, by contacting the Old Louisville Information Center in Central
Park (1340 S 4th St., Louisville, KY 40208; Phone: 502-635-5244; or
Cash, check, or Visa/MC accepted. A fax order form may be downloaded
website. Tickets purchased by mail, phone, fax or on line should be
picked up, along with maps, at the sales table in front of the
Conrad-Caldwell House Museum, 1402 Saint James Court (at Magnolia
Ave.). On-site tickets and maps also will be available at the sales
table. Tickets are good for both days of the tour. No rain dates or
refunds. Tour hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and
Because this is a walking tour, comfortable shoes and lightweight
clothing are recommended. Expect a few steps at each location. Iced
drinking water is available at each garden. Restroom facility
locations are provided with the map.
First Sunday Country Music
Ice Cream Social! FREE!
The Old Louisville Neighborhood
Council’s 2007 “Sunday Concerts in Central Park” series will
commence on Sunday, June 3rd. The Concert is scheduled from
4:00PM to 5:30PM.
Here is the line-up for this year’s
June 3, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Johnny Berry & The Outliers
Free Ice Cream Social
July 1, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
August 5, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 2, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Space Funk Jam Stuff
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
announces the 47th season of Shakespeare in Central Park
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival will open the 2007 summer season
on June 21, 2007 beginning with the professional production of
Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. Disturbed by the decline of
morals in Vienna, Duke Vincentio bestows his absolute power of
both retribution and mercy on his deputy, Angelo, a man of
structure and abstinence. Duke Vincentio assumes the disguise
of Friar Lodowick to spy upon his Viennese subjects. We invite
you to witness the comic and tragic discoveries the Duke
experiences in one of Shakespeare’s dark comedies. This play has
enjoyed three other productions since its 1969 debut in Central
The second production of the summer season will be the
lighthearted comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, performed by the
Festival’s high school theatre troupe, the Globe Players. Very
much a play of opposing forces, Taming of the Shrew is a
delightful comedy about the rigors of courtship and the search
for a compatible mate. It is about vulnerability and monstrous
arrogance. It is about honesty and deception. Inspired by the
commedia style that Shakespeare drew his characters from, this
Shrew will explore whether love is worth fighting for. Since its
1964 premiere in Central Park, the play has been produced seven
times by the Festival’s professional acting company. This season
marks the first time that the Globe Players will be performing
The Taming of the Shrew.
In addition, the Festival provides accessibility to everyone
with the return of Shadow Sign performances for both Measure for
Measure and The Taming of the Shrew. Courtesy of the National
Endowment for the Arts, the hearing impaired will be able to
view signing actors as they shadow the other actors on select
Since 1960, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival has been dedicated to
providing free, professional, classical theatre to the
community. Performances are held at the C. Douglas Ramey
Amphitheatre in Central Park. The park is located in historic
Old Louisville at the corner of 4th and Magnolia. As tradition,
all summer performances are free of charge and begin at 8:00
All new this season is The Greenshow, pre-play entertainment and
activities. Summer audiences can arrive early for madrigal
singers, jugglers, sword fighters, music, Shakespeare Youth
Academy performances, Shakespeare spoofs, and much more. The
Greenshow festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. on select evenings.
June 20- Sneak Preview Measure for Measure
June 21-24, June 26-July 1, July 3-8- Measure for Measure
July 13-15- Measure for Measure Shadow Sign Performances
July 10-11- The Taming of the Shrew
July 12- The Taming of the Shrew Shadow Sign Performance
July 10-15- Pre-show entertainment in the Kids’ Globe at
rear of amphitheatre
July 12 & 14- Professional child care provided during
performance in the Kids’ Globe
June 22-23, June 28-30, July 6-7, July 10-15- The
The Regional Airport
will update the neighborhood on noise
pollution control at the airport at the June 26th Old Louisville
Neighborhood Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
All are invited to listen to the presentation and ask questions.
Central Park Information Center
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Christmas is coming to the
Christmas may seem a ways off, but plans already
are underway at the Conrad-Caldwell House, which is expecting
its biggest ever season. This year as many as seventy bus tours
are anticipated, making for an extraordinarily busy time at the
House. About 40 visitors are expected with each tour.
Conrad-Caldwell House Director Deb Riall is giving special
attention to preparing the gift shop and recruiting volunteers
in anticipation of the Victorian Christmas Tours.
A room on the mansion’s first floor room (the 1893 laundry room)
is being reworked as an expanded gift shop. The room has been
repainted, and removal of linoleum dating back to the retirement
home era has revealed beautiful inlaid oak floors. Ideas for an
enhanced inventory will be presented to the House Board in June.
An S.O.S. for volunteers to help with the holiday rush has been
raised by Deb. She needs volunteers to guide the tours through
the house. Deb says, “Each bus tour will take place on a weekday
and will require three volunteers for about two hours. I would
be most appreciative of help from our neighbors in Old
Louisville.” Anyone interested can contact Deb Riall at
636-5023, or via email at
The Christmas tours are a result of a cooperative marketing
effort involving the House, Derby Dinner Playhouse, and the Galt
House. Deb says, “And the Old Louisville Visitor Center has
significantly increased House attendance throughout the year,
not to mention the Ghost Tours and Old Louisville Walking Tours.
The Visitor Center is seeing that Old Louisville gets much
deserved and past due tourist recognition.”
UofL’s Strategic Planning 2020
The University of Louisville’s 2020
strategic ‘plan foundation’ document was reviewed with the
Old Louisville Neighborhood Council at their April 24th
meeting to initiate an ongoing dialogue between the
University and the Old Louisville neighborhood. It was
deemed important by the University senior leadership that
the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council have an active voice
in the strategic planning and implementation process. To
that end, the University’s mission, vision, values and goals
were outlined during the 15-20 minute presentation which was
followed by an active Q&A session.
In 1998, UofL launched the Challenge for Excellence, a
10-year, 11-point plan to move the University toward
national preeminence by 2008. By 2006, the Challenge for
Excellence’s 11-points had essentially been met and the
University began embarking upon the development of a new
strategic planning process to set the goals and action plan
for UofL for the next decade. UofL’s 2020 strategic vision
focuses around five proposed thematic statements and was
developed to support UofL’s mission to be a premier,
national recognized metropolitan research university with a
commitment to the liberal arts and sciences, and to the
intellectual, cultural and economic development of our
diverse communities and citizens. UofL’s proposed statements
of vision are as follows:
Educational Experience: Through the guidance of dedicated
faculty members who are engaged in the pursuit of excellence
in teaching and scholarship along with campuses which
provide curricular activities that are responsive to the
needs of all individuals, students will be prepared for
their role as creative, involved, and productive members of
Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity: UofL will be
recognized as a research university with a faculty of
distinction in areas of research and other scholarly
activity with outstanding national and international
reputations who will direct undergraduate, graduate,
professional students and postdoctoral scholars in
interdisciplinary and collaborative research.
A Citizen University: Through strategic alliances
and partnerships with public and private groups, UofL will
be a magnet for outstanding students and scholars whose
discoveries will be translated into academic and educational
excellence, economic opportunity, as well as improved
quality of life and cultural enrichment.
Cultural Diversity, Social Justice, and Opportunity: UofL
will be known for its diverse population, including
international students and scholars, people with mobility
and communication challenges, and people of all ages,
genders, races, sexual orientation, and religions.
Creative and Responsible Steward of Resources: UofL will
accomplish its mission by the wise use of its precious
resources, namely its people; the students, alumni, staff,
faculty, administrators, and friends who make up the
university community. In all of its actions, UofL and its
people will adhere to the highest ethical and professional
standards of conduct.
Vital to the success of UofL’s strategic planning process is
feedback from key constituencies and community partners. The
following issues and/or insights were provided by the
Council and those in attendance at the April 24th meeting:
• Expressed support of the institutional commitment to
lifelong learning and felt that adult learners could be
supported through the educational opportunities offered at
both the undergraduate and graduate level;
• Expressed concerns about crime/safety on campus and the
• Acknowledged recent campus beautification initiatives
(i.e. campus entrances) and supported the efforts to
revitalize the park to the original historical design and
increase the ‘green space’ throughout the campus;
• Requested an update with regard to the expansion of
on-campus housing and efforts to relieve the ongoing parking
• Requested community involvement in any proposed commercial
development along S. 4th Street.
So, how can you help? Issues that affect the quality of life
for Old Louisville residents also affect the university
community. Stay informed and have a voice in UofL’s 2020
strategic planning process by submitting your comments and
suggestions to the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council at
Richard Elfman to appear at last call film
Last Call Film Festival will be This June 15 and 16 at The
Rudyard Kipling for only five dollars a night. That’s two nights
of movies, music and Richard Elfman for only five dollars a
night. The final selections for Last Call Film Festival are
listed on the Films and Performers page and the submissions
page. Take a look around and get familiar with all the great
movies we’re playing. There is still a lot of work going on
behind the scenes so stay posted.
For more information visit
Amici’s...a good time was had by all!
Paul and I, along with a few friends from Ouerbacker Court,
chose Amici’s for dinner. We were most happy with the visit. The
food was wonderful…the service was delightful and the price was
most affordable. We tried pizza, lasagna, pork tenderloin,
chicken scalipenne, wine, beer and desserts. It was a most
pleasant evening. We highly recommend Amici’s for an evening of
food and fun.
Flag Retirement Ceremony
In celebration of Flag Day, Thursday, June 14, the National
Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will be
conducting a flag retirement ceremony from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
NSSAR welcomes all visitors to experience the proper procedure
to retire American flags that have become torn and discolored
while representing our great nation. The flag retirement
ceremony will be held at the corner of Fifth and Zane Street
across from the organization’s headquarters. SAR members in
colonial dress will conduct the program.
This ceremony reflects the patriotic, historical, and
educational mission of the NSSAR. Founded by an Act of Congress,
whose charter was signed in 1906 by President Theodore
Roosevelt, the NSSAR and its 27,000 members are the male
descendants of Patriots who rendered service during the
Revolutionary War. Donations of American flags for retirement
will be accepted at the ceremony,
For more information about the flag retirement ceremony and to
RSVP your intention of attending this Flag Day celebration,
please contact Director of Education, Colleen Wilson,
502-589-1776 by June 8.
Lawnmower Rebate Helps Make
the Air Cleaner, Yards Greener
Get $100 to switch from gas-powered lawn equipment
March 5, 2007 (LOUISVILLE) – Louisville residents can make
the air cleaner and their yards “greener” with the Lawn Care
Rebate Program offered by the Kentuckiana Air Education
The program offers Louisville residents up to $100 for
trading in a gasoline-powered mower toward the cost of an
electric, battery or reel (manual) mower.
Rebates are available for other lawn maintenance equipment
including electric string trimmers, leaf blowers, and
replacement batteries. Instant rebates are available at
local participating retail outlets, which are listed on the
Equipment may be purchased and Standard Rebates (without
gasoline-powered trade-in) requested any time of year, but
the Louisville Metro Recycling Facilities only accept lawn
care equipment for recycling (for Bonus Rebates with
trade-in) from March 1 through September 30.
Nearly 4,000 Louisville residents have taken advantage of
the rebate program since it began.
KAIRE is a community outreach effort of the Louisville Metro
Air Pollution Control District. For more information call
574-5322 or visit the District’s website:
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