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Louisville KY Free Summer Movies

Be sure to check out the Free Summer Movies at the Iroquois Amphitheater. Shows start at 8pm and doors open at 7.

Tonight’s free movie is FINDING NEMO!!!!
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Kentucky General Assembly Cuts Louisville Waterfront Park Funding

louisville ky waterfront parkThe Courier-Journal has reported that Louisville Waterfront Park has lost $420,000 in annual funding. The downtown park board is cutting expenses and scouring for additional sources of funds.

Waterfront Development Corp. Executive Director David Karem cites several major changes in the budget due to the loss. Layoffs and security cuts are being avoided as best as they can. A number of major events, including Abbey Road on the River, the Forecastle Festival, Kentucky Derby Festival, and others will not be affected.

Louisville Waterfront Budget Cuts

  • $79,000 Fourth of July Independence Festival dropped
  • $32,000 Karem 15 percent pay cut to salary and benefits
  • $46,000 16 staff members foregoing 2 percent raise due to most city employees
  • $40,000 Reduction in maintenance, equipment, scenery, and Thunder Over Louisville party

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Louisville Kilgore House & Garden Tour

kilgore house garden tour louisvilleLouisville residents: Don’t miss the 2014 Kilgore House & Garden Tour this weekend, May 17-18, 10-5pm both days.

This year’s tour includes six gardens, with two homes open for touring, two large estates, and two small “gardener’s” gardens. Proceeds benefit the Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center. The Center was created to fill a need in the Louisville community for affordable mental health and counseling services for patients, including those who have limited resources.

Visit the website for tickets or information on how to volunteer for this wonderful event.

Moon Mini Dumpsters proudly supports our local Louisville community and events.

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Jeffersonville IN is on the Rise

Jeffersonville INIf you have not been to Jeffersonville, IN lately, you should make plans to visit today! Local residents will tell you that recent transformations make Jeff the place to be! Nestled along the Ohio River in SE Indiana, Jeffersonville is just across from Louisville. “Today you look around Jeffersonville and can’t help but see the progress we’re making. Our City is on the move!” said Mayor Mike Moore.

Jeffersonville IN Business Development

Jeffersonville was recently named by nerdwallet.com as one of “Top 10 places in IN for job seekers.” Scores were based on a city’s growth, affordability and recent unemployment rates. City leaders are making special designations to promote a strong economy and job growth. “Storefront Improvement” grants have been set aside for exterior improvements to downtown storefronts. The Jeffersonville Urban Enterprise Zone encourages development, or redevelopment, in parts of the city where it might not otherwise occur. The Jeff UEZ helps foster an environment where local businesses can locate, grow, flourish—and create jobs.

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Jeffersonville-A Thriving Community

Again, Jeff city officials are taking action to improve the overall quality and visitor experience. Homes are being renovated thanks to “Front Porch Project” grants. These are funds to help downtown homeowners maintain and fix up their homes. The Big 4 Bridge was reopened last year to promote cross traffic between IN and KY.
The ramp coming off of the Big Four Bridge into Historic Downtown Jeffersonville is scheduled to be opened in May 2014 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Things are only going to get better for this entire area with the completion of the Downtown Crossing in 2016. The Downtown Crossing will connect downtown Louisville and Jeffersonville, running parallel to the existing Kennedy Bridge. The East End Crossing will be located eight miles upstream and connect Prospect, Ky. and Utica, Ind.

These are some insider tips on where to buy local and 2014 events.

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Louisville Home Garden Remodeling Show

louisville home garden remodeling showIt’s time for the 2014 Louisville Home Garden & Remodeling Show presented by Window World! The show runs from February 28 – March 2, 2014 at the Kentucky Expo Center south wing B & C.

Louisville Home Garden Show Information

Tickets for the event are $10 per person, and children under 15 are FREE with an adult. Visit the Home Show Facebook page for a “Buy One/Get One” coupon for any day of the show. Hours for this year’s home show are:

  • Friday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Visit with over 350 vendors, view presentations and seminars from some of the best home remodeling companies in the Louisville area. Learn how to master DIY projects, including lawn care, gardening, interior decorating and remodeling, and exterior home maintenance. Speak directly to various contractors, such as painters, dumpster providers, and fencing, to get helpful tips and potential estimates.

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Louisville Wins Russell Athletic Bowl 36-9

louisville bowl gameCongratulations to the Louisville Cardinals for their HUGE win in the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl! The Cardinals soundly defeated future ACC opponent Miami 36-9 to end their season with a bang. It was a complete team performance that made Coach Charlie Strong “so proud.”

Louisville Keys to Victory

Offense, Defense, Special Teams-As in most lopsided football victories, Louisville dominated every aspect of the game. Coach Strong said, “We knew that we had to play well in all three phases of the game and we accomplished that.”

Cardinals Stars Shine-Every team needs its big time players to excel in big time games. Teddy Bridgewater came to play on Dec. 28. He used his athleticism to elude defenders and create plays. “Teddy football” threw for 447 yards and 3 touchdowns, adding a rushing touchdown to his stats.

Defense Wins Championships-Louisville defense sacked Miami QB Stephen Morris four times and had eight tackles for loss. This was the first time in three years that Miami did not score a touchdown or field goal in the first half. The Cards also held Miami to less than 10 points in a bowl game for the first time since the Hurricanes’ 2005 Peach Bowl.

Moon Mini Dumpsters is proud of our U of L Cards and their outstanding season! The team finished 12-1 and capped off the year with a dominant bowl performance. We are very excited about next year’s move to the ACC and competitive future it will bring.

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Louisville Plays Miami In Russell Athletic Bowl

louisville bowl gameThe time and place are set. The opponent has been chosen. The only thing left is to play the game! Louisville (11-1) will take on Miami (9-3) in the , and that is just fine with the fans.

Louisville fans are anxious for another opportunity for their program to get more national exposure. A win over a high-profile team like Miami will do just that. The players and Coach Charlie Strong didn’t really have a preference. They tend to take the competitive stance and want to face the “best available.” They may have gotten it in this case.

More than just a game.

There is more to this game than just football. Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater, like many college athletes these days, traveled far from home for his collegiate experience. The Miami, FL native will be returning to his home state to take on a program he is very familiar with to say the least. Whenever there are personal connections between opposing teams, the game takes on new meaning. “This is a special game from both sides,” Strong said. ““They all know each other…It’s just special.”

Does either team have an edge?

Even with “home field” advantage, Miami does not appear to be a favorite in this one. The Hurricanes are coming off of a two year, self-imposed postseason ban. When they enter the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando on Saturday, Dec. 28, they will be facing a Cardinals team with four straight bowl appearances. The two teams are pretty balanced, but Bridgewater gives Louisville a slight edge with his skills and experience. The future first-round pro led the Cardinals to an “upset” of Florida in last year’s Sugar Bowl. He is used to playing in the big game spotlight away from home.

Moon Mini Dumpsters proudly supports the University of Louisville athletics and academics. Bring us home a win! Go Cards!

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