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Running legend to participate in LouisvilleKY’s Derby Marathon

Louisville, KY.   – One of running’s most iconic figures, Kathrine Switzer will participate in her first ever Derby Festival race. Switzer was the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967, and recently ran it again 50 years later in 2017. (The run was only 24 minutes slower than she did in her first marathon at age 20.) On Saturday, April 27, Switzer will run the Derby Festival’s Marathon Relay as member of the Humana Relay Team. “I’m thrilled to team up with Humana to continue spreading awareness about the importance of active aging and the pursuit of healthy social,…


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LouisvilleKY’s orchestra announces new season

Louisville, KY., – Called “genre-defying” by Time magazine, the Louisville Orchestra (LO) announced its 2019-2020 season, the sixth under the galvanizing leadership of Music Director Teddy Abrams. The season concerts will feature innovative local and world premieres, collaboration with a renowned Gospel choir, a number of guest appearances by emerging stars in the orchestra world, and the culmination of a moving and powerful exhibit of violins rescued from the Holocaust. “We have a season-wide mission to combine cutting-edge projects with storytelling that connects with our shared human—and local—experiences,” Abrams said. “Some of our upcoming major projects include premieres of collaborations…


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Like a good burger LouisvilleKY? Voting now open for KDF Derby Burger

Louisville, KY.   – Calling all Derby Festival foodies! Festival Fans can help pick the 2019 ‘Derby Burger’ Champion. Dozens of original recipes were submitted for the competition sponsored by the Kentucky Beef Council. Those recipes featuring 100% beef have been narrowed to the top 8 recipes. Voting is open online to help choose the final 4 burgers that will move on to the 2019 Derby Burger Challenge Cook-off.  Now through March 21, fans can visit KDF.org/Beef to vote for the burger they want to see make it to the cook-off. The top 8 Derby Burger Challenge finalists are: Chimichurri Churchill – Lori Poe of Mt. Sterling…


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LouisvilleKY’s orchestra announces Five Year Contract for Music Director Teddy Abrams

Louisville, KY -The Louisville Orchestra Board of Directors, together with CEO, Robert Massey, are pleased to announce an unprecedented 5-year contract to extend the term of Teddy Abrams as Music Director. This extension from the usual 3-year contract renewal shows the organization’s confidence in the artistic direction and creative vision of the young conductor. “We’re thrilled to make this extraordinary commitment to engaging Teddy until the 2024-2025 Season. His vision for the renaissance of the arts for our orchestra and our community is unique in the world,”  says John P. Malloy, President of the LO Board of Directors. Abrams was…


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LouisvilleKY distillery joins others to launch new tours

  3 Trailblazing Kentucky Distilleries Offer Complimentary Spirits Adventures LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Frankfort-based Buffalo Trace Distillery, Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. and Bardstown-based Barton 1792 Distillery have announced the combining of forces to provide enthusiasts of all Kentucky spirits an exciting new collective tour experience. “Bringing together the union of the world’s most award-winning distillery, Kentucky’s oldest fully operating distillery in the Bourbon Capital of the world, and perhaps the most imaginative new distillery in America, is something akin to the aligning of stars,” says Mark Brown, Buffalo Trace Distillery and Barton 1792 Distillery president and chief executive…


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KDF announces art contest winners

Louisville, KY.  Kentuckiana students from grades K-12 were honored tonight at J Graham Brown School for their artistic achievement in the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation Student Art Contest Presented by The Fillies, Inc. A panel of local artists selected the winners. Of the hundreds of entries, some of the most popular themes among the winning artwork this year were the Great Steamboat Race, BB&T Great BalloonFest, the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade, and Thunder Over Louisville. Five students from Farmer Elementary, under the direction of Brandy Durm, and five students from Norton Commons Elementary, under the direction of Sarah Maxwell Miller,…


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LouisvilleKY’s Women earn No. 1 seed in Tournament play this weekend

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women’s basketball has been selected as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season and will host first and second round games at the KFC Yum! Center on Friday and Sunday. The Cardinals will play in the Albany regional and will open the postseason on Friday at noon with No. 16 seed Robert Morris (22-10). Louisville (29-3) is making its 22nd appearance in the NCAA Tournament – ninth straight – and 11th under head coach Jeff Walz. The Cardinals are coming off their second straight Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championship…


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This is not the ranking LouisvilleKY should be in

WASHINGTON, D.C., – The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the premiere patient advocacy organization representing more than 60 million Americans with asthma and allergies, released its annual Spring Allergy Capitals™ report. The report identifies the 100 most challenging places to live with spring allergies in the U.S. McAllen, Texas, is the most challenging U.S. city to live based on higher than average pollen scores, higher-than-average medication usage and availability of board-certified allergists in the area. The top 10 Spring Capitals for 2019 are: 1. McAllen, Texas 2. Jackson, Mississippi 3. Providence, Rhode Island 4. Memphis, Tennessee 5. Springfield,…


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LouisvilleKY-based Michter’s to Release US*1 Barrel Strength Rye

LOUISVILLE, Ky.,/PRNewswire/ — The Louisville based distiller will be releasing its Michter’s US*1 Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey this April 2019. Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann is clearly excited. She observed, “Since I joined Michter’s, I’ve developed a greater appreciation of how good American Rye can be. I think this US*1 Barrel Strength Rye is really exceptional.” Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson shared Pam’s enthusiasm for the release, noting, “The increased corn and malted barley used in the rye recipe really allows the barrel to transform the product into a super smooth, rich and complex rye whiskey with an elegance on…


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LouisvilleKY’s “March for Meals” raises awareness of hunger

Mayor Fischer, Metro Council Members and other leaders deliver Meals on Wheels Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Senior Nutrition Program announced today its support and participation in the 17th annual March for Meals – the month-long, nationwide celebration of Meals on Wheels and the homebound and vulnerable seniors who rely on this vital safety net. “The services that we provide the seniors of Louisville are critical and the need continues to increase,” said Melanie Rivard, program manager for the city’s Senior Nutrition Program, part of Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services.  “Together, we can keep seniors living independently, healthier…