Garry Jones

Garry Jones


Garry Jones, a sports photographer, reporter and editor who also covered local news, died Jan. 3, 2019, at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital in New Albany, Indiana. He was 64. From 2012 to 2015, Jones was a contributing photographer for The Voice-Tribune, and he was a longtime freelancer for Associated Press and associate at Murphy’s Camera’s flagship store.

Garry Lee Jones was born April 17, 1954, to the late William Ray Jones and Juanita Hanger Jones and spent most of his life in his Clarksville, Indiana, hometown. He was a member of Howard Park Christian Church and a 1972 graduate of Clarksville High School. He attended Indiana University.

In the 1970s, Jones was a correspondent for the Louisville Times and Courier-Journal, specializing in Southern Indiana high school sports. He later was sports editor of the New Albany Tribune and an assistant editor at the Jeffersonville Evening News. In 1985, he was named assistant editor and advertising director of Scorecard, a Falsoft publication about University of Louisville athletics. In 1989, Jones traveled with the University of Louisville football team to Tokyo to chronicle its appearance in the postseason Coca-Cola Bowl.

For the past four years, Jones worked for Bellarmine University’s sports information office, covering nearly every Knights home game. According to Bellarmine Sports Information Director John Spugnardi, Jones “never failed to deliver quality photographs, and his images have accompanied well over 1,000 news stories and social media posts for Bellarmine.” Jones’ last assignment was shooting the Bellarmine-Martin Methodist men’s basketball game on Dec. 29.

A scan of the more than 6,000 photos on Associated Press’ AP Images website shows that Jones captured great moments in history, from American Pharoah’s Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup races to a “bout” with Muhammad Ali. He photographed a First Lady (Laura Bush), celebrities, tornado damage, NASCAR and NCAA championship games, both men’s and women’s.

In a sentiment echoed throughout the sports venues where Jones worked, Spugnardi said he “was always a friendly, positive presence on game days. Seemingly in a perpetual good mood, Garry greeted nearly everyone with a smile and treated all with dignity and respect. He possessed a warm chuckle that immediately befriended anyone he came into contact with.”

In the Thoroughbred racing community, Jones was known for his generosity and willingness to extend a helping hand, even to photographers who might have been considered competitors. He also seemed to know every trainer, rider, assistant, security guard, veterinarian and groom on the backstretch – and he was diligent in making sure they were properly identified in photos along with the equine stars that they cared for.

Services were held on Jan. 15 at Howard Park Christian Church. A memorial service to celebrate Jones’ professional life and accomplishments will be held in early spring.

Rosalie “Rosie” Eskind

Rosalie “Rosie” Eskind


Rosalie “Rosie” Eskind died on Nov. 11, 2018, at her residence in Treyton Oak Towers, Louisville, Kentucky. She was born Rosalie Helen Harris on Sept. 28, 1924, at the old Jewish Hospital, the second daughter to Sara Taporski Harris and Benjamin Oscar Harris. Rosalie grew up in what is now Old Louisville, where her father owned a pharmacy. She always told the story of how she and her cousin Marjorie Cohen used to share one pair of skates, skating one-footed together down the sidewalks of First Street. They were ranked number two and number one at Louisville Girls High School, where she graduated in 1942.

She pursued a degree in journalism at the University of Louisville. As editor of the Cardinal student newspaper, she took up many of the issues that would engage her for the rest of her life, including civil rights, expanding educational opportunities and social justice. “I cannot remain silent in the face of the deepening contradictions of our economic system. … I cannot remain silent at the denial of full democratic rights to 13,000,000 American citizens, simply because their skins are black instead of white,” she wrote in the midst of World War II.

In April 1945, Rosalie married the late Dr. Harold G. Eskind and they established a family, an iconic home and a medical practice in the Highlands for 57 years. Rosalie enjoyed theater, music – especially opera – travel and art. A founder of Temple Shalom, Rosalie was active through the years with the League of Women Voters and the Louisville Area Association for Mental Health, Inc., and she was board chair of Planned Parenthood of Louisville and Planned Parenthood of Kentucky. As an educator, Rosie taught English as a second language to displaced persons in the wake of World War II, and she visited public schools to lead frank discussions on sex education. She said it was one class where the kids paid attention.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her lifetime friend and cousin, Marjorie Cohen Caplan.

Rosie is survived by their three loving children, Andrew of Rochester, New York (Mary Panzer), Robert of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Debora Kodish) and Jean Kral of Louisville (Dr. Kenneth Kral); grandchildren Benjamin Eskind of Rochester, Sarah Kodish-Eskind of Philadelphia, Ruth Kodish-Eskind of Olympia, Washington, Meredith Kral, Adrienne Kral Gibson and Michelle Kral Magrum – all of Louisville – and one great grandson, Sawyer Harold Gibson.

Memorial donations may be made to Temple Shalom of Louisville and to Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Wedding Announcement

Whitney Blanford Craig Magruder Jr.

Whitney Blanford, daughter of Perry and Lisa Blanford of Bardstown, will marry Craig Magruder Jr., son of Craig Sr. and Judy Magruder of Louisville, on Sept. 28, 2019, at Passalino’s in Downtown Louisville. Whitney, an account manager and graduate of the University of Kentucky, and Craig, a medical device salesman and graduate of the University of Louisville, will reside in Louisville following their wedding.

LIBA Local Business Expo

The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) hosted its fourth annual showcase at Mellwood Art Center on Jan. 22. More than 60 local and independent business owners exhibited and met with members of the community to network and educate others on the importance of utilize local vendors. LIBA is a nonprofit organization that is made up of more than 900 members from the Louisville Metro area.

Photos by Kathryn Harrington

Hope Scholarship Breakfast

The Alpha Lambda Education Foundation hosted this sixth annual breakfast in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Muhammad Ali Center on Jan. 21. The morning’s emcee was Dawne Gee and notable speakers included Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, Dr. Neeli Bendapudi and Theresa Reno-Weber.

Photos by Andrea Hutchinson

What’s Cooking

Superchefs Named One of the Best Breakfasts in the Country

The Cooking Channel’s Man’s Greatest Food has tackled who has the greatest breakfasts in the country. Of course, a Louisville restaurant is on that list, especially when you reference anything that mentions the “Greatest.” Can you guess who’s on that list? Host Roger Mooking chose “Superchefs” owned by Darnell “Superchef” Ferguson located at 1702 Bardstown Road right in the heart of the Highlands.

Team Superchefs with Roger Mooking.

Mooking visited chefs all across the U.S. and went into their kitchens to learn about their top dishes and some of the secrets behind it. The show visited Superchefs and they ranked the restaurant on their 12 greatest breakfasts list. Mooking was looking for the best combinations of eggs, gravy, breakfast meat and fried dough.

Ferguson said, “What a way to start the year by being placed in this prestigious ranking for breakfast. I won the Thanksgiving challenge in November of last year. It just gives me the confidence that the restaurant caters to any taste bud you may have. Stop by and try out some of the fantastic items we have on the menu. This is really shaping up to be a great year for myself and Team Superchefs.”

Man’s Greatest Food aired on the Cooking Channel at 7 p.m. on Jan. 15.

Anoosh Bistro Offers Romantic Three-Course Menu for Valentine’s Day

Chefs Anoosh Shariat and Mark Ford will offer a special three-course menu for Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 with dishes created specifically for a memorable celebration with a loved one, friends or family. Diners will have their choice of vegetarian, fish and beef options for the appetizer and entrée courses, while pastry chef Amanda Hammad will prepare a variety of decadent desserts to end the meal on a sweet note. Cost for the three-course dinner is $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Fine wines, local brews and house-made cocktails will be available from the bar for an additional cost to pair with the meal, and servers can offer their top recommendations for each dish. Reservations will be available from 5 to 9 p.m. To reserve a table, call 502.690.6585.

Anoosh Bistro’s Valentine’s Day menu includes:

First Course (choice of)

  • Grilled Shrimp with warm horseradish-tomato sauce and grilled baguette
  • Roasted Oysters with chorizo, spinach, saffron and puffed rice
  • Serrano Ham Toast with whipped ricotta, fig marmalade, pistachio and pickled Fresno chili
  • Fried Brussels sprouts with pomegranate seeds, Pecorino Romano, Za’atar crumble and pomegranate-Dijon vinaigrette
  • Kentucky Bibb lettuce salad with Bibb lettuce, golden delicious apples, walnuts and Kentucky bourbon vinaigrette

Second Course (choice of)

  • Beef tenderloin with whipped potatoes, asparagus, heirloom carrot and bordelaise sauce
  • Rack of lamb with cauliflower, couscous, eggplant and sherry-date lamb jus
  • Halibut with heirloom carrot, green lentil, chervil, pickled shallot and curry
  • Lobster tail with South African cold-water lobster, black fettuccini, broccoli rabe, sun-dried tomato and lobster cream
  • Vegetable strudel with roasted seasonal vegetables, puff pastry and mushroom demi-glace

Third Course (choice of)

  • Red velvet bomb
  • Chocolate flourless torte with chocolate mousse
  • Caramel nut tart

Mercato Italiano Bar. Photo courtesy of Norton Commons.

Norton Commons Gears Up to Wow Foodies

Norton Commons recently announced that the walkable, urbanist community in northeast Louisville will host its third annual restaurant week Jan. 27 through Feb. 2. Six restaurants will offer patrons three-course dinner menus including appetizer, entrée and dessert from $15, $20 and $25.

“The culinary and spirits talent here really is exceptional,” said Norton Commons Marketing Director Marilyn Osborn Patterson. “Ming Pu of The 502 Bar & Bistro is a young chef to watch who has already cooked at the famed James Beard House in New York. Kenny Andreozzi is a level two certified sommelier and is co-owner and curator of more than 350 wines and 250 bourbons at Commonwealth Tap. These establishments – along with all the other wonderful businesses helping to host Restaurant Week 2019 – are independently owned too.”

Norton Commons Restaurant Week participants include Mercato Italiano, Citizen 7, The 502 Bar & Bistro, Sushi Master, Karem’s Grill & Pub and Johnny Brusco’s New York Style Pizza.

In addition, Commonwealth Tap will offer $25 specialty bourbon flights and $15 sommelier-selected wine flights. Luxury bed-and-breakfast Château Bourbon is discounting rooms to $199 a night. FIX Coffeehouse and Bakery will offer 50 percent off pastries with purchase of a latte.

For further details visit

Search is on for the Next ‘Derby Burger’ Champion

Do you have a stand out burger recipe? The Kentucky Derby Festival and the Kentucky Beef Council are looking for the next Derby Burger Champion. Hamburger recipes are now being accepted for submission in the eighth annual “Derby Burger Challenge,” sponsored by the Kentucky Beef Council. Recipes can be submitted online at from now through March 14.

“This competition has been a great way to showcase Kentucky beef and this state’s love for a delicious burger,” said Katelyn Hawkins of Kentucky Beef Council. “There are so many ways to make a winning burger. We can’t wait to see the unique recipes submitted this year.”

All burgers must be 100 percent beef. The burger recipes are judged based on taste, appearance, creativity and ease of preparation. The winning burger will be featured at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville during Derby Festival, sampled at BeerFest presented by Liberty Financial. Official rules of the competition can be found online at

The winning chef also receives VIP tickets to Thunder Over Louisville, VIP Experience at Waterfront Jam, tickets to BeerFest as well as a $100 gift certificate to Kroger and a grilling package from Kentucky Beef Council.

Boutique Buzz

Princesses Elizabeth Seewer, Allison Spears, Mary Baker, Brittany Patillo and Kelsey Sutton with Peppermint Palm Manager Jane Bennett. Photo by Mariah Kline.

The Peppermint Palm Welcomes the 2019 Derby Princesses

The Peppermint Palm, a Lilly Pulitzer Signature store located 3741 Lexington Road in the Vogue Center, hosted this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival Princesses on the afternoon of Jan. 19. For the last five years, the boutique has donated Lilly Pulitzer dresses for each woman to wear to the Kentucky Oaks.

“We’ve been honored to be able to work with the princesses the last five years,” said Jane Bennett, manager of the Peppermint Palm. “They are awesome, and I realize that it’s not just based on academia but it’s also their personalities and their inner beauty as well as their outer beauty.”

This year’s royal court is made up of Mary Baker, Brittany Patillo and Elizabeth Seewer of Louisville, Allison Spears of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, and Kelsey Sutton of Brandenburg, Kentucky. The five women were selected out of more than 100 contestants.

“They’re all truly amazing and super accomplished,” said Whitney McNicol, vice president of the Fillies, the volunteer group that works closely with KDF. “They were chosen because of their interview skills and their ability to connect with the community. Getting to know them is my favorite part of the experience.”

McNicol serves as the “princess mom” who accompanies and assists the women as they attend more than 70 events throughout Derby season. Previous Derby Festival princesses include former Gov. Martha Layne Collins and the late Gail Gorski, who was the first woman pilot ever hired by United Airlines. 

Community Corner

Louisville Civic Orchestra brings “Requiem,” the final, tumultuous work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to life in back-to-back concerts Feb. 23 & 24

Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Louisville Civic Orchestra (LCO) will offer audiences across the city a chance to hear “Requiem,” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s final, unfinished masterpiece, during concerts on Feb. 23 and 24. The concerts are free and will be offered in two locations to provide additional opportunities and more convenience for audiences in different parts of the city – from the Shawnee neighborhood to the Butchertown area of Louisville.

LCO performs Mozart’s “Requiem”

7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 23

St. Joseph Catholic Church
1406 E. Washington St.

Register to reserve seats (free):

2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 24

Good Shepherd Catholic Church
3511 Rudd Ave.

Register to reserve seats (free):

Each performance will feature various professional and regional vocalists, including soprano Juliana Moura, alto Rebekah Bortz Hardin, tenor Mark Aaron Kano, baritone Eric Brown and Bellarmine University’s Oratorio Society chorus.

Mozart’s music is often described as evocative, making the audience feel emotional in ways enjoyable to both those with a trained ear, as well as the first-time listener. Mozart’s “Requiem” was controversial not only because it was his last and unfinished composition but also because of rumors at the time of his death at age 35. Claims were made that Mozart received the commission for this work from a mysterious messenger who did not reveal the commissioner’s identity and that Mozart came to believe that he was writing the requiem for his own funeral.

Jon Wysong, LCO’s Vice President and trumpet player, noted, “From the violent and wrathful ‘Dies irae’ to the desolate and mournful ‘Lacrimosa’ (the last notes Mozart ever wrote), these two performances of the ‘Requiem’ should not be missed.”

Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce Hosting 6th Annual ‘Dancing With Prospect Stars and Taste of Prospect’

Eleven local residents will be competing for the title of “Prospect Star 2019” on Feb. 17 at Bill Collins Ford Lincoln. “Dancing With Prospect Stars and Taste of Prospect” is an exciting fundraiser hosted by the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce. The event, in its sixth year, will benefit the chamber and the 10 individual charities the contestants have chosen. In its first five years, Dancing With Prospect Stars has given back over $300,000 to the local community. Each “star” is working with a professional dance instructor from Derby City Ballroom. During the four months leading up to the big night, the stars will be accepting donations on behalf of their chosen charities. Each dollar donated in their name will count as a vote.

2019 “Stars” include Calinda Young dancing for Sleep in Heavenly Peace; Ruth Kilchenman dancing for FEAT; Timothy Roberts dancing for Surgery on Sunday; Dr. Barry Denton dancing for The American Heart Association; Sandra Graves and Kathryn Cohan dancing for Veteran’s Memorial Park; Wendy Hall dancing for NAWBO Foundation; Kristie Hanke dancing for Carriage House; Charles Wilkerson dancing for the Alzheimer’s Association; Isaac Fox dancing for The Healing Place; and Alea Petersen dancing for Refuge for Women.

A trio of celebrity judges comprised of Kevin Renfro (our resident judge from Becker Law Office), Josh Suiter (St. Matthews Chamber & DWPS Alumnus) and Heather French Henry (Deputy Commissioner of Kentucky Veterans Affairs), will offer critiques and kudos to the participants while entertaining the audience with their humor. Their scores, combined with each star’s donations, will determine who will take home the title.

Prior to the contestants taking the dance floor, the Taste of Prospect will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and will offer samples from many of the best restaurants and caterers in the Prospect Area Chamber. Tickets include a delicious meal catered by Ladyfingers Catering. There will be a cash bar available throughout the evening. A live auction will take place during the event with just a few, very select items. The theme for the event is Roaring 20.s Gatsby Style. Tickets are on sale by going to or calling the PACC office 502.228.7493.

LFPL’s MyLibraryU kicks off 2019 with three new classes taught by university professors

MyLibraryU brings university faculty to the Louisville Free Public Library, providing an opportunity for the community to learn from award-winning and published professors, all for free. LFPL will kick off 2019 with classes covering social justice movements, the neurology and philosophy behind emotions like frustration and a sociolinguistic look at indigenous languages of the Americas.

Social Justice Movements: Past & Present is a six-week short course taught by six scholars presenting aspects of social movement-building on topics such as racial justice, youth-led immigrant justice, LGBTQ rights, the American Indian movement, solidarity and more. This short course includes professors from the University of Louisville’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace & Justice, School of Public Health & Information Sciences, Brandeis School of Law, School of Arts & Sciences and the University of Kentucky.

The Social Justice Movements: Past & Present Short Course will meet at the Main Library (301 York St.) every Thursday, Jan. 17 through Feb. 21 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

  • 1/17 – “100 Years of Housing-Justice Movements in Louisville” by Dr. Catherine Fosl, Director of The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research
  • 1/24 – “Youth-led Immigrant Justice Movements” by Dr. Enid Trucios-Haynes, UofL’s Brandeis School of Law
  • 1/31 “Using History to Build a Movement” by Dr. Lara Kelland, UofL’s Departments of History and Comparative Humanities
  • 2/7 “School-to-Prison Pipeline & Mass Incarceration” by Cherie Dawson Edwards, UofL’s Department of Criminal Justice
  • 2/14 “Global Solidarity” by Dr. Karen Tice, UK’s Department of Gender & Women’s Studies
  • 2/21 “Transgender Health & Social Justice” by Dr. Ryan Combs, UofL’s School of Public Health & Information Sciences

More information about MyLibraryU, including links to online learning, can be found at All MyLibraryU short courses and fast classes are free, but registration is requested. Call 502.574.1623 to reserve your spot.


Keepers of the Dream

This collaboration of the Kentucky Center ArtsReach, River City Drum Corp and the Office of Mayor Greg Fischer took place at the Brown Theatre on Jan. 20. The celebration included dance, music and spoken word performances and the presentation of the Mayor’s Freedom Award.

Photos by Kathryn Harrington

John Stites’ 70th Birthday

On Jan. 19, Katie Stites threw a festive 70th birthday party for her husband John at the River Valley Club. Guests braved the winter storm to celebrate the man of the hour and enjoyed cocktails and dinner.

Photos by Kathryn Harrington

‘Chopped’ Viewing Party

On Jan. 15, Volare’s Executive Chef Josh Moore hosted a watch party for the Food Network show “Chopped.” Friends, family and fans of the restaurateur gathered at Volare to cheer him on as they watched the episode titled “Deadliest Catch.” Chef Moore won the competition over three nationally-renowned chefs and took home a prize of $10,000.

Photos by Kathryn Harrington

State of the Art

Memories, Materials and Mysteries


B. Deemer Gallery will display recent paintings from Carolyn Plochmann now through Feb. 5. Plochmann has worked as a fine artist since the 1950s and her works are owned by a number of impressive art collectors. Fans of hers have included R. Buckminster Fuller and Thomas Hoving, the former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. “Sheer Poetry” includes compositions that “evoke a feeling of mysterious memories of human relationships and everyday life.”



Sarah Crowner’s “Clay Bodies” is on display in the second-floor gallery of KMAC Museum now through April 7. With a mix of clay and ceramic samples, the exhibition gives the viewer a look into the mind of the painter and her relationship with the material.  


Now through Feb. 9, PYRO Gallery will present “Where We Are Now: Compositions by Jody Johnson with guest artists Virginia Speed and Rita Cameron.” Johnson’s featured works will include “a blend of abstract and representational drawings, creations based in mystery, nature and human expression.” Speed will showcase personal pieces drawing from experiences with death while Cameron showcases works inspired by music. Receptions will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 11 and from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 13.