Monthly Archives: June 2014

Louisville Is My City

Louisville is my city. I was born and raised here and it’s the only place I can see myself being.

I’m blessed in the fact that almost everything that I love or hate is within 50 miles of where I live and because my glass is most always half full, there’s very little to hate.

We’re a generous fun loving people here in this river city with a lot of history and character built by the generations that came before me. Louisville is an interesting city and right across the Ohio river from us the community of southern Indiana it’s just as good.

I know that people from around the US think of this as podunk but in real world terms it’s a great place to live, work, and raise a family. We have the Kentucky Derby that draws people from all over the world; the Run for the Roses is no small thing here. And one of my favorite things about the Derby is that the party lasts a whole month. Business’s actually shut down, and let employees have derby day off.

Part of the festivities is the Thunder over Louisville fireworks show which is something everybody should see at least once in their life. It’s only one of the largest fireworks shows in the world and shakes the ground for up to a mile away. Funny thing is they’re launched from barges out on the river and at the end.. They light up an entire bridge with pyrotechnic glory. Literally the whole thing appears to be nothing but a wall of flames. Like I said, everyone should make it to Louisville just once in their life if for nothing else to see Thunder Over Louisville.

We’re a river city, and the Ohio river is a big part of the local community. Downtown Louisville is right on the riverfront and we have what’s called “The Great Lawn” where we party down in the Summer. Concert’s, shows, picnics, we do it all on the Great Lawn.

So yeah ours is a beautiful city and great for family and business’s. Unlike some of the areas of the country Louisville’s economy isn’t as badly impacted by the ongoing depression here in America. I think mainly it’s because of the fact that we have a very diverse economy here. The area is not dependent on any one industry. This in turn seems to inject a level of industrial diversity into our economy. If one area hurts it doesn’t so badly effect the whole.

There’s a lot more to what us locals call “The Ville” and I’ll blog about some of those things in the future. After all this site is just a little passion of mine born of boredom and a degree self expression. And yeah I’ll throw some pictures in here soon.

Thanks for stopping in and hope you return in the future!

Terry ~~