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Louisville Terrorizes!

October 25th, 2012 by admin | See what 3 other Friends of Lou had to say about this.

BOOOO-YAH!! Nobody Does Halloween Better
Louisville is home to more Halloween events and attractions than almost any other place in the United States: in fact, this year Possibility City has over 20 haunted attractions, including numerous Halloween events, parties, and haunted places.

A Glossary of Ghoulish Gatherings, Grottos, and Grotesques
Sort through the city’s spooky spectrum of sinister and shadowy spectral scenery by studying and selecting from the following Friend of Lou Guide to Scary Sites and Spectacles:

Haunted Houses

Eerie Events

Paranormal Places

Tell Us How Scary Louisville Is
To be fair, Louisville’s about the least scary place on earth to live . . . but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few things that send collective shivers up and down our spines (Rick Pitino’s white suits, memories of the Fleur de Lis Fountain, the floor at Tewligan’s, and more).

If you can think of equally frightening things, click HERE to tell us about them.

Better yet, vote on the top-five things we came up with by clicking the VOTE button below.

What’s the Scariest Thing In Louisville?

  • Waverly Hills Sanatorium (30%, 11 Votes)
  • Hillcrest Avenue on Halloween (24%, 9 Votes)
  • Fried Pumpkin Kool-Aid at the Kentucky State Fair (16%, 6 Votes)
  • Post-Halloween shopping at the malls (16%, 6 Votes)
  • Weather forecasts for November (14%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 37

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Did You Know . . .
Louisville is home to several creepy phenomena?

  • The Goatman — According to suburban legend, Louisville’s favorite chimera, the bloodthirsty Goatman, lurks under a railroad trestle on Pope Lick Road near Jeffersontown.
  • Eastern Cemetery — Starting in the 1850s the owners of Eastern Cemetery began reselling graves, digging through previously interred bodies to add to existing graves in what is considered to be the largest American cemetery desecration on record.
  • The Resurrectionist — Dubbed the Resurrectionist of Louisville, Simon Kracht would dig up fresh bodies from the city’s cemeteries and deliver them to the medical school for use as medical cadavers. Worse, he would toss unwanted body parts into a well at Eighth and Chestnut.
  • The Demon Leaper — In the early 1900s Walnut Street Baptist Church’s neighbors began spotting something lurking on the rooftop of the building at 1143 South Third Street. The “creature” was described as a human with bat-like wings.
  • Louisville is home to one of the world’s scariest buildings, Waverly Hills Sanatorium, which has been featured on several TV shows.

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Friend of Lou Gets a Grown-Up Sister

May 2nd, 2012 by admin | Click here and tell us how you really feel.

Don’t Let the Youthful Looks Fool You
Possibility City and Greater Louisville Inc. are delighted to welcome the arrival of Louisville’s newest treasure.

Weighing 46K and measuring 780 pixels wide, we proudly introduce CITY, a one-page online newsletter.

Despite her youth, CITY is a mature delivery who brings you business news at the beginning of every month. No frills, no fancy headlines . . . just concise, useful information on topics that affect our local economy and quality of life.

Join the Family: Sign Up Now
Better yet, just like her sister publication, Friend of Lou, CITY is completely free. Just click here to meet and subscribe to Louisville’s important new youngster.

Messages of Congratulation and Support
If you’d like to wish CITY a more personal welcome, please write to city@greaterlouisville.com.

2012 Kentucky Derby Winner Announced!

April 30th, 2012 by admin | See what 73 other Friends of Lou had to say about this.

Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts:

Just moments ago, the field for the 138th Kentucky Derby was set. Cleverly hidden somewhere in the list of contending horses is the 2012 winner. Feeling prognosticate-y? Take a look at the field below and pit your choice against other Friends of Lou. Feeling confident? After making your selection, put your pick in the comments section below. We’ll pick one winner to receive special Derby swag, the public’s adoration, and the inevitable comparisons to Nostradamus.

  • Done Talking
  • Alpha
  • Creative Cause
  • Bodemeister
  • Optimizer
  • Prospective
  • Daddy Nose Best
  • Went the Day Well
  • I'll Have Another
  • El Padrino
  • Trinniberg
  • Dullahan
  • Daddy Long Legs
  • Gemologist
  • Rousing Sermon
  • Sabercat
  • Take Charge Indy
  • Union Rags
  • Hansen
  • Liaison

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