Take it back now, y’all: our top 5 stories from January

Right foot let’s stomp.

A baseball stadium sits covered in snow, with a downtown skyline in the background.

Play ball — snow ball, that is.

Photo couresty @U2photography

This January has been a hectic month. Maybe you’ve added a stop at the gym to your morning routine — those pesky resolutions, and all — or maybe you missed a newsletter or two because you were too busy shivering.

We know you don’t want to miss a thing that happens in Derby City, so here’s a look back at our most-read stories from the month.

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You’ll be glad to know that the ear X-tacy sign isn’t in dust-covered storage after all, it’s at the Frazier Museum.

Photo by LOUtoday

3 Louisville landmarks that live on in storage

It might be a few months before we begin spring cleaning, but that didn’t stop us from digging around in Derby City storage to find these lost gems. From LOU’s forgotten fleur-de-lis fountain to the Kentucky Derby-style clock, we dusted off three Louisville landmarks of years’ past.

These eight Louisvillians are getting Hometown Hero banners

According to you, LOU, recognition for these local legends was long overdue. When the Hometown Heroes Class of 2024 was announced, you were quick to celebrate and tell us who was deserving of their own banner.

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This home at 1446 Cherokee Rd. is still on the market.

Photo by Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty

3 unique homes for sale right now in Louisville

We scoured the market, finding the most interesting and unique homes Derby City dollars could buy, including a luxury property near Cherokee Park. When we shared photos from the home on Instagram, @edthomas5 commented: “Used to go to some great parties in this house.”

Carnegie library in Shelby Park could make a comeback

When the Shelby Park Neighborhood Association launched a petition to restore the neighborhood’s former Louisville Free Public Library branch, we buried our nose in a book to bring you the history behind the building. Trust us, it’s rich.

2 Louisville chefs are semifinalists for the 2024 James Beard Awards

Derby City has gotten used to celebrating its own during the Hollywood awards season, but you were hungry to learn that two Louisville chefs who were up for the James Beard Awards.

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