Meet the LOUtoday editors

Allow us to reintroduce ourselves.


Lennie and Katie are the city editors behind LOUtoday.

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Hey Louisvillians, Katie and Lennie here. Between the two of us, we get the privilege of sharing local news, events, and conversations with 57,000+ readers in Derby City, daily — here, and on our socials.

After nearly two years, we thought we should reintroduce ourselves. After all, there are a lot of new faces around here between y’all and us.

Meet Katie 🤠

Q: Describe your perfect day in Louisville, in the length of a Tweet.

A: ☕ Oat milk latte at Please & Thank You, 🥾 hike at Bernheim Forest, 🍺 post-hike beer at Against the Grain, 🍝 dinner at bar Vetti, and 🥃 a nightcap at High Horse Bar.

Q: Fill in the blank: The coolest person I’ve met in Louisville is ___________.

A: I met professional wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley aka Cactus Jack, Dude Love, and Mankind — at a WWE event downtown in 2018. I also climbed into the wrestling ring that night, but that’s a story for a different time.

Q: What were the last 3 things you did downtown?

A: I went to a bourbon tasting at the Frazier History Museum, tried out the new coffee shop Barista Parlor, and saw a play at the Kentucky Center.

Q: If you were taking someone on a tour around Derby City, where are the three places you’re going?

A Waterfront Botanical Gardens, Big Al’s Beeritaville, and Angel’s Envy.

Q: In your opinion, what is LOU’s unofficial mascot?

A: Spike the tortoise or Ethan Almighty

Q: Other than yourself, who would you consider to be the local expert about Louisville?

A: David Dominè — his behind the Old Louisville ghost and historical tours and has written several books about the area.

Meet Lennie 🍍

Q: You’re taking someone on a date in Louisville. Where are you going?

A: Hint, hint, wink, wink, to my boyfriend William, who had better be reading this: I’d start the date in the late afternoon, with — fingers crossed for good weather — something outdoors, like an event at Waterfront Park. Then dinner and drinks — plus, coffee and dessert. Mayan Cafe, bar Vetti, or Chik’n & Mi are a few of my fave spots. 💞

Q: You can only choose one local restaurant menu to bring with you to a deserted island — which one is it and why?

A: Hands down, bar Vetti. From brunch and dinner meals to coffee, cocktails, and desserts, what more could I ask for?

Q: What’s something every new Louisvillian oughta know about?

A: How to pronounce Louisville, or at least how not to pronounce it in a way that will upset people. During my first week here, I met a native Louisvillian while sipping on a latte at Vint. He told me that I should never, ever, under any circumstances, say “Louis-ville.” 🗣️

Q: You’re ordering a drink from a LOU coffee shop or bar: What’s in it?

It’s the Mexican hot chocolate from Please & Thank You. It is a tasty combo of dark chocolate, made with a mexi blend, milk, and mallows. I add a shot of espresso and sub almond milk. I’ve been told I should just get the Ganache Latte, which is similar, but I’m extra like that.

Q: Hit us with your favorite piece of local trivia:

A: Old Louisville has the largest collection of Victorian mansions in the US — and I love the craftsmanship and architecture. The Conrad-Caldwell House is just gorgeous, and a great spot for fun events, too.

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