Local Artists Receive Cash Awards 

In September, Louisville Water Company and Louisville Visual Art Association (LVAA) opened a new exhibition to the public. “Reflections on a Louisville Landmark” is a historical and visual art exhibition celebrating Louisville Water Company’s 150th birthday and the construction of the iconic historic Water Tower on River Road
Dr. Juilee Decker of Georgetown College served as juror and curator for the exhibition, which consisted of a juried show of water tower themed artwork by local and regional artists, rare historical photographs and drawings, and artwork by students in the Children’s Fine Art Classes program. 
Five local artists received $2500 in cash awards from local businesses. Geoff Carr won the Best of Show Award ($750), sponsored by Louisville Water Company; Joyce Ogden won the 3D Award ($500), sponsored by New West; Tamara Scantland Adams won the 2D Award ($500), sponsored by the Fund for the Arts; Paul Chervenak won the Photography Award ($500), sponsored by HGC Construction; and Sara Olshansky won the Young Artist Award ($250), sponsored by Howell & Howell Contractors.
The exhibition will be on display at 3005 River Road through October 22. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and students; LVAA members and children under 12 are free. 
Cash in on Zoo Savings
The Louisville Zoo and have teamed up to offer an exclusive discounted zoo membership.
Now through October 4, 2010, log on to to purchase a new Louisville Zoo Frequent Fun Pass and save $5 on any membership level. Plus, the first 500 new members to take advantage of this special offer will receive a bonus $20 gift certificate to Chili’s Grill and Bar. (Note: This exclusive on-line promotional offer is only available for new members, not for renewal of current memberships.)
There’s always something new to see and do at the Louisville Zoo. A regular membership provides a full year of unlimited free admission to the zoo during regular hours, plus the opportunity to enjoy numerous discounts and special events. A family-level membership pays for itself in less than two visits for a family of four.
Membership support is critical to the zoo’s mission to preserve and care for threatened and endangered species as well as support important conservation education programs. Memberships are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
For more information on zoo membership, visit or call (502) 459-CATS (2287).
Helping Highlands Households at Christmas
Again this year, Highlands Community Ministries (HCM) is working with churches and groups to help Highlands households with food and gifts for Christmas. The goal is to provide food baskets for each household and two new gifts (valued at $25 each) for each person in the household. HCM can assign families for whom the food and gifts will be purchased, and the church or group will deliver the goods directly to each family.
HCM will also provide congregations with labeled gift requests for low-income persons, which may be attached to ornaments hung on an Advent tree. The wrapped gifts must be returned by the third Sunday of Advent with the HCM label clearly attached to the gift. The following Monday, HCM will sort these gifts by household and ask the churches delivering the food baskets to take the gifts to the families.
To participate, contact Stan Esterle at (502) 451-3695 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .