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LouisvilleKY’s official stargazers to host special event at Norton Commons

Free, all-ages stargazing event to be held on Oct. 7 _ _ PROSPECT, Ky.- Norton Commons announced today an upcoming evening under the stars at the community’s lakefront amphitheater Oct. 7, as the University of Louisville Rauch Planetarium staff and the Louisville Astronomical Society hold their third annual tour of the universe. The event will offer outdoor stargazing opportunities and tips, and is completely open to residents and non-residents alike free of charge.   High-powered telescopes will be set up throughout the tiered steps of the amphitheater, providing an interactive all-ages educational event. Dr. Tom Tretter, Director of the UofL Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium will be…


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LouisvilleKY’s 2nd Annual South Points Buy Local Fair to be held  Sunday, October 8th

Louisville, KY – The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 2nd Annual South Points Buy Local Fair on Sunday, October 8th from 12pm-4pm at the Iroquois Park Amphitheater. The fair is aimed at encouraging locals to find diversity and adventure in South Louisville, and will feature South Louisville independent businesses, music, live artist demonstrations, a kid’s area, food, craft beer, local wine, pumpkins and more. Admission and parking are free.   “South Louisville has so many independent businesses to be proud of,” says Jennifer Rubenstein, Director of LIBA. “The Fair gives us a chance to bring many of them together for both neighborhood residents and the rest of…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Celebrates First Ever World Gorilla Day

    Global Celebration of Gorillas Kicks off September 24   Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo joins the global conservation community in celebrating the first ever World Gorilla Day on September 24. World Gorilla Day creates the opportunity for people all over the world to come together in celebrating the gorilla, and more importantly, taking action to protect gorillas in the wild. The inaugural year for World Gorilla Day also marks the 50th anniversary of Karisoke Research Center, operated by The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (DFGFI). Established by Dian Fossey, Karisoke is the longest running gorilla field study site dedicated to…


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LouisvilleKY Area Home Sales up 3.6% and Average Price up 5.9% with Improving Inventory

  Louisville, KY  – The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® (GLAR) reported sales up 3.63% year-to-date (YTD) for 2017. Sales in August were 1,811 versus 1,686 last August representing a 7.41% increase. The average price YTD was up 5.89% and the median price was up 5.23%. In Jefferson County, the average price in August 2017 was $204,575 and the median was $170,000. For all MLS areas, the inventory of available properties was 14.15% lower than at the same time last year. In Jefferson County, the inventory of homes and condos for sale was 11.01% lower than August 2016. Inventory in Oldham…


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LouisvilleKY’s KDF receives International Honors

Louisville, KY., –  Kentucky Derby Festival has a lot of reasons to celebrate! Louisville’s annual civic celebration received 37 top honors at the International Festivals & Events Association’s (IFEA) Convention and Expo in Tucson, Arizona. The Derby Festival won the Bronze Grand Pinnacle in the “Best Overall Festival Program” category, tying with Destination NSW (The Rocks, NSW Australia). The “Patronato de la Feria Estatal de León y Parque Ecólogico” (León, Gto. Mexico) was runner-up with silver and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (Philadelphia, PA) won gold. The Grand Pinnacle is the IFEA’s highest award. The Festival competes each year against other major…


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LouisvilleKY’s Unitas Statue Placed on Stadium Terrace

Photos from GoCards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The statue of former University of Louisville quarterback Johnny Unitas will continue to overlook the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium field, albeit from a different location.   The statue, which has been a focal point in the north end zone at field level since the stadium opened in 1998, had to be relocated with the “Coming Full Circle” stadium expansion that will add 10,000 chairback seats, dramatically enhance the football complex, and create a unique look in the end zone.   The statue’s new perch on the Norton Terrace at the elevated south end of the…


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‘Get in the Game’ campaign asks LouisvilleKY community to be part of collecting delinquent child support local kids

  County Attorney’s list has netted $15.2 million in last 11 years Louisville, Ky., – Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell previewed the annual publication of delinquent child support obligors Thursday that will be printed in The Courier-Journal on Sunday, September 17 and available online the same day. The office’s Child Support Division has collected a total of $15.2 million, sent wage withholding orders to 11,450 employers and found 18,911 new addresses that are directly attributable to the lists printed each year since 2005. This year’s theme is “Get in the Game. When Adults Pay, Kids Win.” “Everyone in Jefferson County…


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Multiple Events Planned in LouisvilleKy for UofL’s Football Game vs. Clemson on Saturday

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – An hour earlier entrance to parking lots, improved security measures, and multiple special events are among the items that University of Louisville football fans will notice when the Cardinals kick off their first home game of the season on Sept. 16 against Clemson at 8:12 p.m.   Stadium Parking Lots Open at 2 p.m. Fans with reserved parking passes in the UofL lots surrounding the stadium can enter the lots beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, a special early entrance one hour ahead of the regular five-hour opening time for the parking lots.   ESPN Radio College GameDay at the Stadium…


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LouisvilleKY-based Brown-Forman earns top scores in disability equality

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BFA)(NYSE: BFB) was named a top-scoring company on the 2017 Disability Equality Index (DEI®) survey, conducted by the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). Brown-Forman received a perfect score of 100. In the third year of the Index, 110 companies participated in the 2017 DEI with results indicating where companies are excelling in their commitment to inclusive environmental, social, and governance policies. “Brown-Forman recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusion to creating a better overall community and company,” said Kathi Stearman, EEO Compliance Officer, Brown-Forman. “The DEI is…


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There’s a new bourbon the market to celebrate friendship

BARDSTOWN BOURBON COMPANY AND COPPER & KINGS AMERICAN BRANDY COMPANY RELEASE “COLLABOR&TION” RARE RELEASE BOURBON Created with 10-year-old straight bourbon whiskey, finished for 18 months in American Brandy and Muscat Mistelle barrels, celebrates the spirit of partnership Bardstown, KY – The Bardstown Bourbon Company (“BBCo”) and Copper & Kings American Brandy Company (“C&K”) announced today the release of “Collabor&tion,” two distinct products made with 10-year-old straight bourbon whiskey – one finished in Copper & Kings’ American Brandy barrels and the other in Muscat Mistelle barrels, for more than 18 months in the Copper & Kings basement maturation cellar. The project…