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The Midlands – Farm May Sprout Buildings

October 19, 2005

A developer who wants to transform a 36-acre farm at the Watterson Expressway and U.S. 42 into a mixed-use development intends to file for a rezoning in the next month. Stephen Fenley of Fenley Real Estate said construction of The Midlands – which would include a six-story hotel, offices, single-family […]

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Jonathan S. Blue Ranked 18th in Louisville Magazine’s “Power People: The City’s Top 50 Ranked”

January 1, 2005

For the fourth time in a dozen years, Louisville Magazine has conducted its “Power 50” survey with the intention of answering this simple question: Who Runs This Town? The results are in. Answer 1: A mostly new cast of characters, if you go back 12 years and look at the […]

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Young Professionals See Room for Growth

September 20, 2004

Louisville has come a long way, but the city has no time to rest on past successes, according to a recent survey of local young professionals. Although the city of Louisville and Jefferson County government merger is one example of what the community can accomplish when it works together, it’s […]

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Cobalt Unveils El Enlace Latino Directory

August 23, 2004

Officials from Louisville-based Cobalt Ventures LLC launched an expanded version of the Hispanic business directory they acquired earlier this year. The directory is called El Enlace Latino, which in Spanish means the Latin link, according to a news release. It replaces an earlier version called La Conexion. About 60,000 copies […]

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Tyson Could Fight in Louisville Again

August 1, 2004

Mike Tyson’s manager, Shelly Finkel, said yesterday that if the fighter returns to the ring, it could well be in Louisville. “I haven’t spoken to Mike about it, and I haven’t talked to Jonathan Blue,” Finkel said. “But I would like for Mike to come back here.” Blue is director of […]

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Farm at Ky. 22, Watterson Is Sold

June 9, 2004

The 38-acre Hildebrand farm off Brownsboro Road at the Watterson Expressway survived virtually unchanged through decades of development around it. But no longer. Blue-Fenley-Blue Properties LLC bought the land May 27 for $4.96million from Margaret Hildebrand of St. Matthews, who’s in her late 80s, and her brother, Henry, who’s in […]

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Cobalt Publishing Moves Offices to Downtown Louisville

May 14, 2004

Cobalt Publishing LLC has moved its corporate offices from Shelbyville to downtown Louisville, according to co-director Jonathan Blue. The company, which publishes Spanish-language telephone directories in multiple cities, is owned by Blue and his brother, Todd Blue. Cobalt Publishing employs about 35 people, Blue said. Its headquarters now are located […]

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User-Friendly Phone Book Acquires Blue Book Telephone Directory

May 11, 2004

User-Friendly Phone Book, LLC, a leading independent yellow page directory publisher based in Louisiana, announced that it has acquired the English-language version of the Blue Book Telephone Directory from Cobalt Publishing, LLC, an affiliate of Cobalt Ventures, LLC. The Blue Book Telephone Directory is based outside of Louisville in Shelby […]

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Cobalt Buys Spanish-Language Directory in Indy

April 19, 2004

Continuing its strategy of expanding into Spanish-language telephone books, Cobalt Publishing LLC has purchased Indianapolis-based El Directorio yellow pages. Cobalt Publishing completed the Indianapolis telephone directory purchase last week, said Jonathan Blue, a director of Louisville-based Cobalt Publishing LLC and its sister company Cobalt Ventures LLC, a development firm. Cobalt […]

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Cobalt Acquires Hispanic Directories

January 17, 2004

Cobalt Ventures in Louisville has acquired publishers of Spanish-language yellow-pages directories serving Nashville and the Golden Triangle region of Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati. The deals, for an undisclosed sum, continue the investment and real estate development company’s venture into Hispanic media. Cobalt is also an investor in Heritage Radio Partners, […]

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