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Louisville is located in Jefferson County and it is the county seat. It lies northwest of Lexington along Interstate 64, on the banks of the Ohio River. Fort Knox is 30 miles south. The population estimate for 1998 was 255,045, a decrease of 14,510 since 1990.

George Rogers Clark, explorer of the Northwest Territory, led settlers to the Louisville region in 1778. A settlement was established at the mouth of Beargrass Creek. The town was incorporated in 1828 and named for Louis XVI of France in recognition of French help during the Revolutionary War. During the Civil War, Louisville was a Union Army supply depot.

Greater Louisville is a diverse community with strong ties to its history as a major river port. The Kentucky Derby, one of the world's most famous horse races, is held there each May at Churchill Downs. The city is the home of the University of Louisville, the oldest coeducational municipal university in the United States, and the Kentucky School for the Blind, among others.

Louisville Greek Festival | Computer Education Services Inc | Kentucky Tech | Metro Alumni Boxing Club |
Art Bluebird Art Gallery | Higgins Maxwell Gallery | The Speed Art Museum | Resthaven Funeral Home | Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns DuPont Mansion Inn |
Education Jane's Metro Ballroom |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Bullfrog Garden | Judge Roy Bean's | Rollo Pollo | Saffron's Restaurant |
Golf Galloway Golf Appraisers | Caritas Medical Center | Norton Healthcare Pavilion |
History Col. Harland Sanders Museum | Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing | Whitehall |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Don Erler Auctions | Paul Semonin REALTORS | Rick Walters Realtor | Sherri Zimlich Realtor |
Shopping Blondie's Antiques | Gerard Jewelers | Shelly Zegart Quilts | Trace Mayer Antiques |
Sports and Sporting Events Churchill Downs |

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12/03 Coming to The area
Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair Cincinnati OH May4 The Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair is a combination of nearly 50 local clay artisans who exhibits and sells their unique ceramic creations.
Smokin' on the Water - BBQ Festival By The Lake Liberty IN May4-5 Arts, Crafts, and Antiques of all kinds are permitted and desired. Lawn Equipment, Golf Carts, Personal Mobility Devices, Home Healthcare Products, ATVs, RVs, Vehicles, Boats, Outdoor Cooking Equipment, and Sporting Goods are also permitted and desired.
Lotus World Music and Arts Festival Bloomington IN May10 The annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival celebrates the diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world.
International Bar-B-Q Festival Owensboro KY May10-11 The Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue.
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival Newburgh IN May17-18 There will be non stop jazz, wonderful wines, great food, and the opportunity to browse and purchase local art. All of this overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park.
Stucky Music Festival Park City KY May17-18 It is a hard economic time and Stucky Musical Festival would like to remain a low cost event that gives both musicians and local companies a place to promote themselves, as well as sell their merchandise. Proceeds will go to growing this festival so that it can continue on and to a local charity that helps children have opportunity to participate in music and art.