KNBA provides services in architecture, master planning, interiors and urban planning. A major portion of the firm’s work includes primary and secondary school facilities, offices and commercial structures, all of which require extensive experience in project evaluation and cost evaluation. KNBA is an acknowledged expert in the preservation of historical structures, with over 70 preservation and restoration projects completed.
AS ANYONE WHO COMES HERE SOON DISCOVERS, LOUISVILLE IS ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUELY AUTHENTIC DESTINATIONS ON THE PLANET. WELCOME TO BOURBON CITY
Yes, Bourbon is a spirit that comes in a glass, but it’s also a spirit that defines our culture and compassion, our arts and parks, our creative energy. It’s this same spirit that continued and created Louisville itself – a city that combines heritage with innovation, authenticity with originality, quirkiness with friendliness in a way that’s completely unique to our region.
What to Expect
- Dining Suggestions
Colonel Sanders Exhibit
Learn the story of Kentucky’s most famous icon – Colonel Harland Sanders (founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken) – at this mini-attraction.
Transit Authority of River City (TARC) “Day Tripper” Pass
Transit Authority of River City (TARC) “Day Tripper” Passes available. The “Day Tripper” pass allows unlimited trips during any one-day period on the city’s bus system, TARC. You can also catch a ride on the free ZeroBus, which has a North-to-South route along Fourth Street and a East-to-West route from Market to Main streets.
Located near Barren River Lake in south central Kentucky, the facility is run by a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Barren Heights Christian Retreat Center, Inc. The campus was built for the primary purpose of hosting mini-vacation style retreats for families who have one or more children with a physical or developmental disability.
- Kosair Charities East Campus (Ages 3-11)
9810 Bluegrass Parkway
Louisville, KY 40299
- MidCity Campus
1250 Bardstown Road, Suite 15
Louisville, Kentucky 40204
Bluegrass Center for Autism (BCA) is a non-profit (501c3) organization which provides individualized 1:1 ratio programming for children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Louisville, Kentucky area. BCA’s unparalleled approach to therapy focuses on developing the learning tools and skills that children and young adults need by the time they reach adulthood.
Together, we can bring your life into focus so you can start living the life of your dreams with clarity and strength. It is time to shine your light and become the best YOU you can be! The world needs your specific contribution. Change your focus, change your life!
Nonprofit dedicated to providing education and support to parents of Chronically and Critically ill children. They will meet with parents one-on-one to answer questions, support them spiritually and emotionally, point them to financial resources and help them organize to manage their child’s healthcare.
In addition to their online resource, Critically Loved partners with pediatricians offices, specialized charities and children’s hospitals to distribute a “Getting Started” binder at the onset of a child’s diagnosis. The binder becomes the child’s Medical Binder to organize their healthcare. It also contains information parents need to get started and templates of forms.
As part of Dream Vacations, we are affiliated with World Travel Holdings, the largest vacation retailer in the United States. Because of this powerhouse association, we can guarantee you exceptional insider savings and special fares. What’s more, you can expect a personalized level of service that is not only award-winning, it is renown industry-wide.
ecotech, LLC is a leading provider of roll-off, commercial, residential, and recycling collection, processing and disposal for the solid waste industry. We service the greater Louisville and surrounding counties plus southeastern Indiana.
With decades of experience, we have the skills, resources, and flexibility to provide comprehensive solid waste management services to meet the needs of virtually any commercial, roll-off, or residential customer. Our team will work with you to determine the most efficient, cost effective, and innovative solution for your solid waste and recycling needs.
As the largest area privately held, locally owned and operated company, our associates and family members live and work in the kentuckiana area. We are actively involved in our community, neighborhoods, schools, and churches. Our 10,000 trees program has allowed us to plant thousands of trees in virtually all communities and counties in our market area. A partnership with ecotech will create a relationship that will secure your companies present and future waste and recycling needs.
Did you ever wonder where Santa Claus spends his summers?
… in Santa Claus, Indiana, of course!
- We’re centrally located in the heartland (three hours from Indianapolis, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Nashville);
- We’re family-oriented, with historic sites, a theme and water park, museums, caving and canoeing nearby;
- “Family values” that extend to the pocketbook;
- Relaxed, Mayberry-esque locale, which appeals to nearly everyone.
- Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are a theme park and water park here in town. We started out as Santa Claus Land back in 1946, and are still owned and operated by the Koch family, who got it all started seven decades ago. In addition to top-ranked roller coasters and one of the world’s largest water parks, we do crazy things like not charge for parking. Oh, and soft drinks and sunscreen are always free. Always.
Sun – Fri | 10am – 8pm
Sat | 10am – 10pm
In the late 1700s, Revolutionary War veterans and other colonizers began to settle in the area that would eventually become known as Jeffersontown. At that point in time, life was still harrowing with the constant threat of Indian attacks, but the pioneer spirit persevered and more settlers arrived to populate the lovely, arable lands just south of the Ohio River and east of the port that would become the City of Louisville.
In 1794, Abraham Bruner purchased 122 acres on a forested ridge near Chenoweth Run Creek with the intent of establishing a town at the intersection of two roads commonly traveled by the new settlers. Business owners quickly obtained plots from Bruner and set up shop along Main and Market streets, which would later become known as Watterson Trail and Taylorsville Road.
The square became a hub of activity, complete with hotels, blacksmiths, potters, and every other pioneer activity imaginable. In fact, the area became something of a “county seat” – a place where people from miles around could come to conduct business and purchase goods, rather than make the long and arduous journey to Louisville by horse and cart.
Residents dubbed their new settlement “Brunerstown,” to show pride in Abraham Bruner and their primarily Germanic heritage. On May 3, 1797, however, the city was officially incorporated and named after the current vice-president, Thomas Jefferson. Even though the Jefferson County Court recognized the new city as the “Town of Jefferson,” or “Jeffersontown,” its inhabitants continued to refer to it as Brunerstown throughout the next century.
The partners at KNBA strongly believe that the key to the success of any project is close cooperation between the client and the architect during the infancy of a project. Fully defining and understanding the clients’ needs and desires provides us with the information necessary to focus, and ultimately shape the direction the project must take. The organizational structure of the firm is designed to ensure the firm meets the standards of quality to which it is devoted.
- LOUISVILLE OFFICE
815 West Market Street, Suite 502
Louisville, KY 40202
- LEXINGTON OFFICE
310 Old Vine Street #101
Lexington, KY 40507
The Kentucky Railway Museum owes its beginning to a small number of rail enthusiasts who formed a local chapter of the National Railway Historical Society in 1948. In the early 1950’s, the Chapter asked the Louisville and Nashville Railroad for the donation of a steam locomotive to form the nucleus of a railway museum.
Science Matters! Science Literacy empowers society. Scientifically literate individuals are those best suited to excel in the 21st Century. Everyone is curious, and that innate curiosity can flourish when liberated. At Kentucky Science Center, science matters because we make it personal, fun, participatory and relevant. We are ambassadors of scientific values.
What to Expect
- Quiet down space if needed
- General inclusion in all of programs and exhibit spaces
- Social Stories (Available upon request)
No Limits Family Camps
No Limits Family Camps offer interactive and hands-on exploration for families who have children with special needs. No matter what the special need, there are no limitations when you are doing science! Each No Limits Family Camp includes a take home element and a supplemental activity card for continued learning. Each program includes general admission and a t-shirt for each child. No Limits Family Camp is offered once per month.
Although Kentucky Science Center camps are not specifically designed to accommodate children with special needs, we make every reasonable effort to serve campers who require special attention or consideration. If you are interested in enrolling a child with special needs, please contact the Camp Manager to set up a meeting to evaluate our program’s suitability for your child. We also welcome camper aides, but require all aides who attend camp to complete a background check before camp begins.
Art is the Big Idea,
Craft is the Process
The museum connects people to art and creative practice. Visit the Museum and make a donation but…
YOUR Admission to KMAC has been underwritten by Delta Dental OF KENTUCKY.
Mon | Closed
Tue – Sat | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun | 10am – 5pm
KMAC departments offer experiential education in a challenging, hands-on environment in exchange for a substantive contribution from talented and interested individuals.
KMAC depends on dedicated volunteers to help with various projects that range from greeting visitors, giving tours, preparing for events, administration help, to working in the Museum Shop.
Docents are knowledgeable, enthusiastic people who act as liaisons between the Museum and the general public.
The Leadership Louisville Center is a nationally-recognized resource for individuals and organizations who strive to go beyond being individually successful to being truly significant. We are the region’s hub for talent development, relationship building, and community engagement.
The mission of the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) is to preserve the unique community character of the Metro Louisville area by promoting locally-owned, independent businesses and to educate citizens on the value of purchasing locally.
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is all about celebrating the extraordinary role of Louisville Slugger in baseball’s past, present and future. We’re here to delight our guests and create joyful, lifetime memories.
Baseball connects generations, we see it here every day. Since the sport is such a big part of American history and culture, even visitors who don’t consider themselves big fans find something here that resonates with them. Maybe it’s the fun stories and fascinating machinery in the factory, or the hands on exhibits, or one of our special exhibitions that broaden the interpretation of baseball.
Mudd White Partners (MWP) is the vision of Bernie Mudd-White, President. She combines her passion for marketing and graphic design with a commitment to empower and support individuals with business ideas or existing businesses but no clear path to OPPORTUNITY.
Bernie has always valued a team approach throughout her career working in the communications and marketing departments of national and international organizations. Likewise, MWP takes a hands-on approach to work directly with YOU to partner with YOU and your existing support team (i.e., business and life partners, advisors, families, guardians, DSPs, mentors, teachers, interpreters, etc.) to develop YOUR business. We welcome entrepreneurs with disabilities who have encountered challenges when starting or growing a business.
Reason for My Autism Tribe becoming an Autism Friendly Business:
ADVOCACY – We want everyone to know that we support everyone from all walks of life, disability or not. It’s important that we let the community as a whole that we are making our voices stronger through advocating for those on the spectrum. Our “tribe” consists of advocates both on and off the spectrum. This is truly the best way to educate society on the many strengths of individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
I’m a parent of a 17-year-old daughter whom received a late diagnosis of Autism at the age of 10. It was hard for me to get the care I needed for my daughter.
I wondered how many other parents in the Autism community were growing frustrated and overwhelmed at not obtaining the help they were seeking. So I decided to embark on this journey by creating a Home Care business to help parents who have children affected by Autism and those who may need some relief time and an extra hand around the home. My goal is to reassure all families that have been impacted by Autism know that you are not alone and we can embark on this journey together one home at a time. My hope is that Onetouch will be beneficial and helpful to all.
What to Expect
Myths About Autism
Myth: Therapy is included in all insurance plans.
Truth: Not all insurance companies cover Autism in their plan.
Myth: Autism is caused by bad parenting.
Truth: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a brain disorder that affects brain development from a biological condition.
Myth: Children with Autism are intellectually disabled.
Truth: Most children have normal to high IQs.
Myth: Children with Autism do not understand the emotions of others.
Truth: Autism affects individuals ability to understand unspoken interpersonal communications.
Myth: It’s hard for children with autism to make friends.
Truth: Children struggle with social skills and it is hard to communicate their need for friendship.
Myths About Home Care
Myth: Home Care is only for elderly.
Truth: Home Care is utilized by anyone who needs help whether it be someone recovering from surgery or seeking respite care for a family member.
Myth: Caregivers think their family does not need home care because they take care of them.
Truth: Caring for a loved one can be physically and emotionally exhausting and overwhelming. Self care is important for everyone.
Myth: Home Care is expensive
Truth: Home Care is more affordable than a hospital stay. Plan of care is based on each family’s individual need.
Options Unlimited started providing Supported Employment services to Bullitt County residents in February, 1985 as a program of Seven Counties Services. In March of 1987, Options was incorporated as an independent non-profit agency and an affiliate of Seven Counties Services. Contractual arrangements were also established with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation to broaden the array of services offered to persons with disabilities. In November, 1987 the Adult Day Habilitation Program was added to broaden the services capabilities. This program focuses on developing the independent living skills of the clients by participating in community based events. Community events are accessed daily in small groups. In 1992, this program moved to the Hillview Community Center where it operated for 9 years before moving to Options’ building on Castlerock Drive. In July 1995, Options obtained a grant to convert the day program to a more individually based program that increases the involvement of each individual in his/her community through employment and or volunteer experiences.
The Republic Bank First Friday Hop event is every First Friday and includes Downtown art galleries, retailers, and restaurants that will be open all day and extended hours in some locations with specials/discounts and refreshments. This family-friendly and open-to-the-public event takes place all day long all over Downtown Louisville from West main to NuLu and as far South at Broadway.
What to Expect
Julio Cesar’s “Divine Shadows” at Revelry Boutique Gallery
Revelry Gallery welcomes Julio Cesar back for his fourth solo show “Divine Shadows” on April 7th, 7-10pm. “Divine Shadows” marks Julio’s 25th exhibit and fourth exhibit in Louisville. In this new collection, Julio aims to reveal different stories through each piece as a narrative, visual letter. He brings his focus onto a spiritual plane, bringing into play interpretations from ancestral spirits and the forces of nature. He describes the collection as “a fresh and private book, which will finally be the history of my painted life.”
April 6th Republic Bank First Friday Hop
Join us for the Republic Bank First Friday Hop this Friday for a city wide art event! Over 50 art gallery openings, and events in Downtown Louisville. Print a map and take a self guided tour, or join one of our meet up groups and check out all the art and entertainment.