There are some great things happening in the West End, and one of the reasons is the presence of Dr. Kevin Cosby at St. Stephen Baptist Church. I went to see Dr. Cosby at the St. Stephen Family Life Center to talk with him about progress in West Louisville and his leadership of both St. Stephen and Simmons College.
Maggie Harlow is much more than a business leader whose Signarama business downtown is thriving and expanding. She’s inspiring and aspiring, perhaps one day to elected office. And she’s the driving force behind efforts to create a park in honor of the Hill Sisters, best known for creating the Happy Birthday song. She will be at the Breakfast of Champions on Nov. 14, where we will learn all about the history of the Hill Sisters in Louisville.
In Rusty Satellite Show alumni news, I’m sad to hear of the closing of Loui Loui’s in Jtown, where owner Mike Spurlock has operated for five years, Meanwhile, Mike Safai announced plans to open a 20,000 square foot Farmers Market in Shelby Park. At the West Louisville Economic Development event last week at the African-American Heritage Center, I heard encouraging news about the future of the West End from previous show guests including Darrell Griffith, Dawne Gee, David Tandy, Gill Holland and of course Mayor Greg Fischer.
Also, I’ve notice that a lot of bad actors in America and Kentucky are feeling consequences for their actions, from House Speaker Jeff Hoover to Metro Councilman Dan Johnson and now, Manual High School principal Jerry Mayes. It’s all revealed in this excellent episode of the Rusty Satellite Show.