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The Joey Logano Foundation and Kentucky Speedway to Renovate LouisvilleKY’s Portland Park

Story and photos from Louisvilleky.gov Louisville, KY., – Joey Logano joined executives from the Kentucky Speedway, along with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, and other partner guests to break ground on a new activity center in the city’s Portland Park. Logano’s visit comes three weeks ahead of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Quaker State 400 at the Sparta, K.Y. speedway. Logano, a 19-time winner at NASCAR’s top-level, tasked the Kentucky Speedway to identify a community in-need where a positive impact could be made during his stop to promote the Quaker State 400. Through the process, Portland Park was selected, and…


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LouisvilleKYCopper & Kings American Brandy Co. Launches American Brandy Cookbook

Take Me To The River: Modern American Cuisine Prepared With Brandy LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – – – Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. announces its latest innovation – a full cookbook detailing 20 coursed recipes prepared with American Brandy and an additional three superlative brandy pairings with country ham, cheese and artisanal chocolate. For more information, visit https://shop.copperandkings.com/products/take-me-to-the-river-cookbook The book illustrates the use of Copper & Kings’ aged American brandies – American Craft Brandy, Floodwall Apple Brandy and Butchertown Reserve Casks Brandy –  in recipes ranging from amuses, soups and salads through appetizers and entrées. All dishes were developed and prepared…


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LouisvilleKY-based Addiction Policy Forum Launches New Chapter to Address Kentucky Opioid Crisis

Confidential phone line operated by addiction counselors and online portal with lifesaving resources are first step in statewide efforts to help families impacted by substance use disorders   LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — The Addiction Policy Forum (APF), a leading nonprofit tackling the opioid crisis, has announced the launch of its Kentucky chapter, led by state chair Jennifer Stepp. To help people across the state who are struggling with substance use disorders, and to support their loved ones, APF also launched its Addiction Resource Center (ARC) in Kentucky. The ARC offers two ways to find lifesaving help: a confidential phone line that can be reached by dialing 1-833-301-HELP (4357),…


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LouisvilleKY’s Michter’s Distillery announces new release

LOUISVILLE, Ky.,/PRNewswire/ — Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann has approved the 2018 release of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye. These barrels were selected from Michter’s stocks of aging whiskeys by Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson, who assessed them with Ms. Heilmann. Shipments of the 2018 release of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye will begin shortly before the Fourth of July holiday as a shortage in supply of Michter’s whiskeys continues. “We have been expanding our operations, but great whiskey takes time,” commented Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco. “At Michter’s we’ve made a conscious decision to continue…


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LouisvilleKY native named as 2019 Kentucky Derby Festival Chair

NEXT YEAR’S FESTIVAL SET TO KICK-OFF ONE WEEK EARLIER Louisville, KY.   – Louisville native, Marita Willis, will chair the 2019 Kentucky Derby Festival. She was elected by the Festival’s Board of Directors at its annual meeting tonight. Willis is Major Gift Officer at the American Red Cross. She follows the leadership of Scott Watkins, who will continue serving as Immediate Past Chair of the Derby Festival. Willis was first elected to the Derby Festival Board in 2010 and has been a member of the KDF Executive Board since 2012. She has served on committees for several Derby Festival events and programs, including the…


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Chef Mark Ford joins LouisvilleKY’s Anoosh Bistro to helm kitchen

Anoosh Bistro to donate a portion of proceeds from new menu launch June 25 to 30 to Gilda’s Club of Louisville Photos from Annosh’s Instagram page LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – – – A new face has popped up in the kitchen at Anoosh Bistro. Chef Mark Ford, formerly of Artesano Tapas Vinos Y Mas, St. Charles Exchange and the Louisville Country Club, is once again cooking alongside his mentor, chef/owner Anoosh Shariat. In tune with his positive outlook on life, Shariat took his recent cancer diagnosis as an opportunity to grow his team. Ford will be leading the kitchen and working with Shariat…


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LouisvilleKY Mayor’s Music & Art Series announces summer music lineup

The Mayor’s Music & Art Series will move outside to Jefferson Square Park for the summer months. LouisvilleKY – Local bands have returned to the Mayor’s Music & Art Series stage in Jefferson Square Park. The Sole Conspirators, a hip-hop and R&B duo, kicked off the outdoor series Thursday. The next performance will feature the rock band Anemic Royalty on July 5. The August 2 performance will include Chanson Calhoun, who was crowned the first Kentuckiana Idol Winner in 2017, as a hip-hop and R&B soloist. Music performances will take place at Sixth and Jefferson streets in Jefferson Square Park,…


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LouisvilleKY’s Family Farm and Forage Day to be held June 16 at Riverside, the Farnsley Moremen Landing

Louisville, KY., – A fun – and free – family event will take place on the banks of the Ohio River in southwest Louisville on Saturday, June 16 as Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing hosts “Family Farm and Forage Day” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will explore historic and present-day farming with a variety of children’s activities, workshops, talks and booths. Families can enjoy a milking demonstration featuring “Bluegrass Bessie” the cow; a farm animal petting zoo; horse-drawn wagon tours, barrel train rides as well as demonstrations on beekeeping, raising chickens, growing fruit trees, forage crops and more….


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle Festival to host late night Belle of Louisville entertainment

Louisville, KY. – Stay onboard long after the Forecastle Festival lights go down with Late-Night on the Belle of Louisville, presented by Four Roses and Goodwood Brewing Co. Louis the Child will take over the Belle of Louisville on Friday, July 13. The dynamic duo is prepared to put on a one-of-kind dance party, spreading glitzy, electronic bliss throughout America’s oldest steamboat on the mighty Ohio River. On Saturday, July 14, Forecastle gets funky as Lettuce blends their smooth and soulful grooves with hip-hop-inspired spirit on the historic Belle of Louisville. Bringing new vitality to classic funk, these rhythmic geniuses will provide a can’t-miss experience. Doors to…


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LouisvilleKY”s Vincenzo’s to hold fundraiser for Derby Festival Foundation

June 10th Event to Feature 5 Courses, Cooking Demonstrations, Wine Pairings Louisville, KY.   – Vincenzo and Agostino Gabriele will host their seventh annual “Night at Vincenzo’s” fund-raiser for the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation on Sunday, June 10.  The elegant event will be held at Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant in Louisville. The benefit, which is open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails on the patio, followed by hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert at 7 p.m. “We’re looking forward to another delicious five-course meal,” said Chad McTighe, Chair of the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation. “The Gabriele brothers really go all out to make this a memorable evening for…