8 Louisville-themed table topics for the holiday season

Sick of rotating through conversations about politics, religion, and your relationship status? Introduce these niche topics at your next meal.

A 2,300 pound, 11 foot wide disco ball sits in the middle of Louisville's Fourth Street Live! corridor.

Kentucky’s Largest Disco Ball, Y’all at its debut on Fourth Street Live!

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Dreading the debates and cringe questions that tend to take over holiday meals? Consider employing one of these eight table topicsthey may just lead to your favorite conversation yet.

Disco balls y’all

In the 1970s, Derby City spun out around 90% of disco balls made in the world and is home to Kentucky’s largest one ever made. Now that’s something to “Hustle” about.

Did you know there’s a cemetery in a parking lot?

A 19th century graveyard is protected in this St. Matthews shopping center parking lot — as if Louisville wasn’t weird enough.


The Cliffhangers plane has been crashed for nearly 35 years.

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A plane crashed a Headliners Music Hall

Okay, so it wasn’t a real plane crash, but it sure does look like one. Impress your friends and family with this tall tale of a nosedived plane in Irish Hill.

LOU businesses people miss the most

Take the fam on a trip down memory lane with this list that remembers the best Derby City bygones.

What happened to the Riverfrogs hockey team?

Leap back in time to when Louisville had its own minor league hockey team that played at Broadbent Arena — which according to some, had a hot tub.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s carbon copy in Old Louisville

A blueprint carbon copy of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Winslow House was built in Old Louisville in 1905. Today, it’s an art gallery.


The buffalo at Preston + Brandeis are made from wood and wire.

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Preston Street — where the buffalo roam

Have you met the buffalo family of Preston Street? Talk about a head turner.

Hadley Pottery lives on

It almost closed this year, but philanthropist and investor Brook Smith swooped in to save this beloved 83-year-old ceramic company.

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