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Hound Dog Press

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Have you been keeping up with getting to know your neighbors?  As we all know, Louisville loves it's local businesses and they are a key part of what makes this city so great.  Today we are going to get to know Hound Dog Press, a local, full service press shop in the NuLu neighborhood.


Name of Owners :  Nick Baute and Robert Ronk

Address :  309 East Market Street Suite 103,  Louisville , KY 40202

Phone Number :  502-562-1231

Website Address :  www.hounddogpress.com

These guys are so old school, they don't do social media!

How many years has your company been open?  Nick has been working in letterpress for 10 years and they opened HDP full time in 2008.

Why did you start in this business?  We were both art majors at the University of Kentucky with a focus in printmaking.  Once we discovered letterpress, we were hooked.

Why did you choose to start your business in NuLu?  Love. It brings most people to this city, doesn't it?  My (Nick) wife grew up here...

Home of the Week! 7411 Autumn Trace Drive

7411 Autumn Trace Drive


3 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

1,900 Square Feet

Custom built patio home!  From the marble flooring to the open kitchen to the welcoming fireplace, you'll want to move in immediately!  Trust me!!


7411 Autumn Trace Drive



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The Golden Globe Winners and Losers

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First and foremost.... we have to give big props to Louisville's own Jennifer Lawrence for snagging an award for best actress in a comedy/musical last night!  WOOT WOOT!

If you didn't get a chance to watch the Golden Globes, it's nothing that can't be caught up on.  Let me give you a quick rundown.

The Hosts

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If you watch TV at all, you know that these two ladies can pretty much kill it in the laughing department.  Luckily for us, last night was no different.  From calling out Taylor Swift's dating habits to comparing the HFP (Hollywood Foreign Press) to a sexual transmitted disease, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made it seem like hosting the Golden Globes was just another day on the set of SNL.  Even though the two friends were up against each other in the Best Actress in a TV comedy/musical (both lost), they never let the tension come between them or take place of making people laugh.

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Simtechs Computer Wholesale

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Louisville loves it's local businesses and they are a key part of what makes this city so great.  Today we are going to get to know Simtechs Computer Wholesale, a local computer hardware supply, manufacturer and PC repair company located in downtown Louisville.  


Name of Owners :  Pamela and Mohammad Mahdavi

Address :  1030 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Phone Number :  502-569-2900

Website Address :  www.simtechs.com

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How many years has your company been open?  We have been open for 16 years.

Why did you start in this business?  We started this business because we saw a need to have a computer parts store located in the Louisville area.

Why did you choose to start your business in downtown Louisville?  We have changed locations throughout...

Louisville Botanical Garden

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On the path to making Louisville a beautiful city, the nonprofit Botanica Inc. has negotiated a draft lease with the city to develop a 22-acre botanical garden on an old city landfill off River Road.  While this is just the first step, there is still a very long way to go and it could still be years before anything is actually cultivated.  

To read more about this development, click here.  But, before you go.... let us know what you think about this new addition.  Do you think it's a good investment for the city?  Are you excited to have something like this in Louisville?  What kind of plants would you like to see in this area?



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Going Green, An Ongoing Series

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So, you made your New Years Resolution and you're still going strong!  Good for you!  If you didn't make one (or even if you did), how about trying to go a little greener at work?  It's pretty simple and can make a world of difference!

  • Save the trees!  Whenever possible go paperless; only print when absolutely necessary.  Even better, use email instead.  You may be surprised how much paper you use daily.
  • Save on paper by not printing your documents out and cloud based products to help store all your data accessible from any computer.  With so many options out there, you are bound to find something that will work for you.
  • Consider green and eco-friendly cleaning solutions for your business.
  • If you have to print on paper, use recycled paper.
  • What about trying to make eco-friendly business cards? 
  • Be sure to power-down your computer when finished for the day.
  • Use Energy Star office equipment.
  • Walk or bike to work if possible; you'll save money (less gas use and less wear and tear on your vehicle); needless to say the reduction in air pollution.
  • If you can't walk or bike to work, carpooling is the next best thing.
  • Add plants to your workplace; they spruce things up and you get a little more oxygen and a little less carbon dioxide.
  • Use CFLs (compact fluorescent bulbs) and LED desk lamps.


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New Years Eve Taxi Numbers

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Have lots of fun tonight and make sure you ring in the New Year right with that one special kiss!!  Once the festivities are over, please be smart and don't drive.  Here is a list of ways to get home safely.  

Yellow Cab  502-636-5511
or text 502-416-1119

City Scoot   502-566-6384

Green Cab   502-635-6400

Ready Cab   502-657-0306

Cross Town Taxi   502-375-0204

Taxi Taxi   502-339-0708 

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Apex Physical Therapy

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As I stated last week, Louisville loves it's local businesses and they are a key part of what makes this city so great.  Today we are going to get to know Apex Physical Therapy.  They have 4 locations so they are able to assist you wherever you are!


Name of Owner :  Patrick Myers 

Address :  Four Locations

175 South English Station Road Suite 220 Louisville, KY 40245   502-245-1136
1553 Highway 44 East Shepherdsville, KY 40165 502-531-0480
1407 East Crystal Drive LaGrange, KY 40031 502-222-0280
170 Dr. Arla Way Louisville, KY 40229 502-955-1081

Website Address :  www.apexptky.com

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Top Ten New Years Resolutions

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Keeping your resolutions is supposed to be an exercise in character building, as well a means of improving your life.  Listed below are the top 10 New Years resolutions people make.

  1. Stop Smoking - This resolution is one of the most often cited. Some of us seem to need that extra boost of telling everyone that we are done with this increasingly expensive habit to be able to stick to our decision to quit. Viewed by some as more of an addiction than a "bad-habit" though, smoking can be a tough one to overcome. Successful cessation of smoking can sometimes require a lot more than a strong resolve. You are either a smoker, or a non-smoker. Decide which one you are, and be that.

  2. Quit Drinking - How many times have you heard this one? Usually from someone who has had far too much to drink. I have heard this one slurred into my ear, mumbled into my lap by a sadly hungover sufferer, and hollered from across the proverbial "crowded room." Regardless of the circumstances, this resolution, though one of the most often invoked, is also the least often kept - at least for any length of time.

  3. Lose Weight / Go On A Diet - This seems to be another very difficult one to maintain. Much like the stair stepper that languishes in the spare bedroom, or the gym membership (see below ) that is never used, sticking to a weight loss plan is easy to start but hard to maintain. Starting it at the end of the holiday season, on New Year's Eve does give you a psychological edge to start with, but the return to the regular grind after the holiday season can also make following a restricted eating plan seem as equally dull and boring, when...

Six New Businesses to Open on South Fourth Street

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Back in October, I talked a little about the Louisville Downtown Development Corporation and their plan for revitalizing South Fourth Street.  I'm glad that wasn't just a one and done article for me because it is something that area desperately needs.  

Last week it was announced that six new retailers would be occupying spaces in the 500 and 600 block of South Fourth along with $500,000 for some street-scaping.  I dug around and found a little about the retailers that will be moving in.

  • Block Party Handmade Boutique - Block Party is an innovative new retail and community space for local artists and entrepreneurs.  All items are handmade from local artists, and each artist will have a boutique space to merchandise and sell their work. As a cooperative business model, members work together at the store, providing an intimate and innovative experience for shoppers. Block Party also has a shared studio space for artists and an art and craft workshop where we will teach jewelry making, painting, and much more.
  • Celebrations - Celebrations has over 50 years of combined experience helping design the...

Home of the Week! 8605 Shelbyville Road

8605 Shelbyville Road

8605 condo

2 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

1,377 Square Feet

Live like a royal in the lavish Shelby House!  Beautiful fountains and wonderful landscaping are just the beginning to this charming condo.  New carpet, fresh paint, fireplace and private balcony.  With so many community amenites, you'll wonder why you didn't spoil yourself sooner!

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Merry Christmas, Louisville!!

It's Christmas time!  It's Christmas time!!  I hope you all are enjoying your day and enjoying each other.  Since I am unable to make it home for the holidays, I wanted to share with you one of the best things about Frankfort, Indiana.  (because, frankly.... there isn't too much)

The park does a huge Christmas light display and for a small town, it's a lot of lights!

First up... through the TPA Park!






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Commons Community Pharmacy

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Louisville loves it's local businesses and they are a key part of what makes this city so great.  Today we are going to get to know Commons Community Pharmacy, a local pharmacy in the Prospect neighborhood.


Name of Owners :  Jill Rhodes PharmD, BCOP and Chris Harlow PharmD, CGP

Address :  9407 Norton Commons Blvd.  Prospect, KY 40059

Phone Number :  502-614-7325

Website Address :  www.CommonsCommunityPharmacy.com

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How many years has your company been open?  We have been open for 1.5 years.

Why did you start in this business?  We started this business to usher in a "new" concept in community pharmacy practice with more than simply filling a prescription and it handing over.  We work collaboratively with the patient and physician to maximize the treatment plans.  We also compound, vaccinate, have in-home services, medication...

Going Green, An Ongoing Series

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Hopefully you have your Christmas tree up and glowing by now.  (If not, I won't judge.... I don't have one up)  I have to ask though... do you have a real or fake tree?  You always hear the debate on which is better for you and the environment but do you really know any of the answers?  I've been doing some research and this is what I've come up with.

*aren't you so happy you have someone like me in your life to do all the work for you?* 

Little known fact: fake Christmas trees were first created in Germany in the 19th century.  They were made of goose feathers that were painted green and the trees were intended to prevent deforestation.  At that time, they were invented to help the environment unlike the ones today that are made of metal and plastic and shipped from China.

Pros and Cons of Having an Artificial Christmas Tree

Of course, the convenience factor of not having to go out each year and lug it home is probably the biggest reason most people opt for a fake tree.  Also, not spending the money comes into play too.  Not having to water the tree or worry about the pine needles being lodged into your feet are bonuses as well.  

But, many experts agree that an artificial tree might actually be worse on the environment than getting a real tree.  The footprint that a plastic tree causes are much greater than the one a a real tree does.  When you hear plastic you think, recyclable....

Home of the Week! 325 East Market Street

325 East Market Street

louisville condo

2 Bedrooms

2 Full Bathrooms
1 Half Bathroom

1,497 Square Feet

Beautiful downtown condo with lots of natural light.  Take advantage of this short sale property today!  Come on, you know you want to at least take a peek inside!!

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Easy Ways To Sell Your Home

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So, you're looking to sell your home but not sure where to start.  You are wanting to take the route with the least amount of hassle.  That sounds reasonable and you have come to the right place!  Lucky you!!

Don't trying selling your own home.  No, I am not saying that because this is a blog on a real estate team site.  I am saying this because according to the National Association of Realtors 2011 Profile of home buyers and sellers, “the typical FSBO homes sold for $150,000 in 2011 compared to $215,000 among agent-assisted homes sales."  Also, only an agent can ensure your home has the maximum exposure to the widest range of potential buyers as quickly as possible.  The longer your house sits on the market unsold, the more undesirable it becomes and a target for low-ball, bargain hunter buyers.

Make sure you are pricing your home reasonably.  Real estate experts agree that homes have to be priced to sell.  Sellers are frequently tempted to list their house at a price that is based on what they hope to gain from their investment.  But if homeowners want to sell their home, they should base the...

Do You Ever Wonder What Can Be Recycled In Louisville?

Since Louisville is on the single stream recycling program, recycling is much easier!! 

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Going Green, An Ongoing Series (Christmas Edition)

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It's almost here!  Christmas is two weeks away and it's time to start buckling down and finalizing everything.  Last week, I talked about some ways to be a little greener in your gift giving.  Today, I am going to talk about how to be a little more eco-friendly for the Christmas season in general.

Tearing through the presents Christmas morning is something you look forward to every year, be it you or someone else doing the damage.  As much as half of the 85 million tons of paper products Americans consume every year goes toward packaging, wrapping and decorating goods.  Wrapping paper and shopping bags alone account for about 4 million tons of trash annually in the U.S.  Holy crap!  That's a lot of unnecessary waste!  Why not try to buy recycled wrapping paper or making your own?  Use brown paper bags to wrap up those gifts!   You can even decorate the bags giving a more personal and unique gift!

Regifting isn't a bad thing and you shouldn't be ashamed of doing it.  Let's face it... you know that you're never going to use that make your own sushi set you bought 3 years ago.  Why not give it to someone you know would appreciate it?  Not only does save you time and money, it completely cuts out the carbon footprint for that gift!  

Cut back on your Christmas lighting.  I know it's difficult not to go Clark Griswold style, but consider the ways in which the energy might be better spent.  If you can't...