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Our No. 1 September story was about the Speed family’s Cold Spring Estate in the Highlands.

Photo by Kentucky Select Properties

If you’ve been asleep like Green Day, consider this us waking you up when September ends.

The last month has been packed — from the Netflix docuseries release about Ohio Valley Wrestling to the first UofL football game of the season. Here are the three stories you all read the most, which garnered over 17K views combined.

Modern home with floor-to-ceiling windows surrounded by pine trees.

The Cold Spring estate is located on Sulgrave Road off of Speed Avenue behind a gated entrance.

Photo by Kentucky Select Properties

Speed family estate in the Highlands is up for sale
This historic 6.71-acre property near Cherokee Park hit the market earlier this year for $5.25 million. The price dropped in September, but not by much, to $4.995 million. The Cold Spring Estate was built in 1867 by members of the Speed family. It includes a four-bedroom home with a solarium, a carriage house, and mature gardens.

A person dressed as the Pope Lick Monster, wearing a furry costume and goat horns, pretends to choke City Editor Katie. The photo has a playful and staged air about it.

City Editor Katie came face to face with the Pope Lick Monster this month.

Photo by LOUtoday

Strange fall festivals you’ve probably never been to
We love the fall classics that happen in Louisville every year like the St. James Art Fair and Jack O’Lantern Spectacular, but we rounded-up some lesser known fests to keep things interesting. Goatman, and bats, and wooly worms, oh my!

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The first floor common area boasts a restored sailing ship motif, vaulted ceilings, and over 10 kinds of tile.

Photo by Jeremy Blum

Historic Gaffney turned into a luxury rental property
In July we found out that the long-vacant Gaffney House on River Road was being restored. After the renovation was complete, we got a tour of the property to see its new life as a short-term rental.

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