Tom Bulleit Named Louisville Hometown Hero

History was made today as the bourbon pioneer, Tom Bulleit, was recognized by Ky. Governor, Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor, Greg Fischer for excellence in his respective field of entrepreneurship. For the past 12 years, The Greater Louisville Pride Foundation has strived for the campaign to enhance community pride and serve as inspiration for Louisville residents. Today, a giant mural was unveiled in honor of the 22nd Louisville Hometown Hero, Tom Bulleit.

A proud and hardworking Kentuckian, Tom’s southern charm can be noticed by all through the mural currently displayed in downtown Louisville at 138 South 3rd Street, between West Market and West Main Street.

In 1987, Tom quit his job as a successful Louisville lawyer to start the Bulleit Distilling Company– forever forging his family name into the annals of bourbon history. Today, Bulleit Bourbon, Bulleit Rye and Bulleit 10-Year are some of the fastest growing small batch whiskies in America and have been launched in countries around the world.  Fiercely passionate Kentuckians, Tom and his wife Betsy are proud to call the Bluegrass State home. Sharing his passion for bourbon, he travels the country introducing his family’s Kentucky recipe to thousands of people each year.

In addition to an unwavering dedication to reviving a 150-year-old family bourbon recipe, Tom has been a mainstay in the Louisville community throughout his life.  After graduating from Trinity High School and earning his B.A. from the University of Kentucky in 1966, Tom served his country during the Vietnam War as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1967-1969. Upon returning home, he earned a law degree from the University of Louisville School of Law, all while working in Kentucky distilleries between terms.

Stemming from his commitment to share his family’s legacy, Tom was appointed by Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher as a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels in 2006, the highest accolade a Kentucky citizen can receive. In 2009, Tom was inducted into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame – the most prestigious honor available for those in the industry.

“Having been raised in a Louisville family that values its history and native roots, I am overwhelmed and deeply honored to be placed among such an elite group of individuals who have brought such pride to our city,” Tom Bulleit said. “Bourbon’s history is deeply rooted in Louisville, and to have the chance to play a role in American Whiskey’s international renaissance and rising popularity is something I cherish. To be honored in this way, in a place that has done so much for me and for my family, is truly one of the most humbling moments of my life.”

Capture The Energy From Your Phone With Lunecase

It’s a known fact that electronic devices emit very small amounts of electromagnetic energy.  Concepter has created Lune technology, which harnesses this energy to power exciting and innovative products.  The first product to feature Lune technology is an intelligent iPhone case, Lunecase. The Lunecase does not use batteries or any connection with the phone, but users simply snap the case on their iPhone 5/5s/5c and it will go to work straight away.

The Lunecase knows and identifies when users receive an SMS message or a phone call before it is even displayed on the iPhone’s screen. The Lunecase will identify the type of notification, whether it’s an incoming call or a text message, and displays a visual notification on the back of the phone with the help of LEDs powered by the free energy that is emitted by the device.

“Accessories made for the iPhone can sometimes take the beauty and easy functionality away from the phone,” said Concepter founder Vlad Tislenko. “Lunecase brings the back of your phone to life and enhances the natural iPhone functionality with no batteries, no cords and no bulk.”

Lunecase was created to not only be smart, but also to be protective and sleek.  The case is made out of durable materials that will protect the phone.  The case is thin and contours the curves of the iPhone to perfection.

Currently, pledges start at $30 for super early bird supporters to receive a black Lunecase for iPhone 5/5S or 5c at the time of launch.  For $39 you can choose a black or white Lunecase for iPhone 5/5S and an engraved Lunecase with personalized engraving is also available for $99.

Estimated delivery on the project is August 2014.

The Reebok Classic Blacktop Collection Drops Friday, May 9th‏

This spring, Reebok Classic will bring back one of the most popular basketball collections ever introduced – the Reebok Classic Blacktop collection. Shoes so bad they gotta be fenced in.

Originally built for the outdoor game, the Reebok Blacktop collection has become synonymous with the glory days of 90s street ball. The two most popular models – the Blacktop Boulevard and Battleground – were not only tough enough for the court, but had sky-high style to match.

On Friday, May 9th, limited pairs of the Reebok Classic Battleground ($125 ADULT/ $90 GS/ $50 TD) and Reebok Classic Boulevard ($100 ADULT/$75 GS) will return to the streets at key retailers Jimmy Jazz, Expressions, Shiekh, City Gear, Villa, DTLR,

A must-have shoe both then and now, the Blacktop collection will go fast so be sure to get ‘em before they’re gone!