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Macy’s presents LouisvilleKY’s Derby Festival Fashion Show Thursday

March 28, 2017. Louisville, KY.  – The latest spring fashion trends walk the runway this week as Macy’s Presents the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show. Set for Thursday, March 30, in the Showroom of Horseshoe Southern Indiana, this year’s show is themed “Metamorphosis.” The event starts with cocktails and boutique shopping at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and runway show at 8 p.m.   Christine Fellingham, Creative Consultant, returns this year to style and produce the show. Guests can expect a night of fun and high fashion. This year’s fashion show will feature outfits and accessories…


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle Festival Announces daily lineups

Single day tickets on sale Friday, March 31 at 10:00am EDT LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival, led by LCD Soundsystem, Weezer, Odesza, Sturgill Simpson and Cage the Elephant, will offer General Admission, General Admission Plus and VIP single day tickets beginning Friday, March 31 at 10:00am EDT. The three-day music celebration, celebrating its 15th year at sea, will take place July 14–16, 2017, at the award-winning Waterfront Park, a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville. A limited number of single day General Admission tickets will be available starting at only $59.50 plus fees. Single day VIP tickets will also…


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LouisvilleKY to host Kentucky’s largest beer festival this summer

Story and information from www.kycraftbash.com Louisville, KY – On Saturday, June 24th, at Louisville Waterfront Park’s Festival Plaza, the Kentucky Guild of Brewers will host its first annual Kentucky Craft Bash.  The Kentucky Craft Bash will be the state’s largest beer festival that will only feature beers produced within the Commonwealth by Kentucky Craft Brewers.  This event will host over 30 Kentucky breweries featuring more than 70 varieties of beer. Not only will there be favorite Kentucky brews, there will also be available experimental beers that will never go into widespread distribution, and beers rarely found outside of a brewery’s taproom or…


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Seth Davis to come to LouisvilleKY to kick off the Kentucky Derby Festival

March 23, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – Seth Davis will go from March Madness to April Madness, as he helps kick-off this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival. Davis, an award-winning writer, broadcaster and best-selling author, will be the featured speaker at the 61st Annual They’re Off! Luncheon on Friday, April 21. The luncheon, first held in 1957, serves as the time-honored kick-off to each year’s Festival. It’s the second-oldest event on the Festival schedule.   “Like Derby Festival, March Madness tops the list of favorite times of year in Louisville and we know our basketball town will welcome Seth Davis as he…


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LouisvilleKY’s zoo throws another party for the planet

Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth LG&E and KU sponsor events throughout April; $8.25 admission to the Zoo’s Earth Day celebration on April 30   The Louisville Zoo is throwing its annual bash for the Earth — Party for the Planet: a Month-Long Celebration of the Earth, powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company. The month of April includes special activities: zoo keeper presentations, a regional art contest for students, $8.25 admission on April 30 and conservation-minded events every weekend.   “This is truly an incredible event for those in our community…


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LouisvilleKY’s Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse Presents Interactive Tableside Cocktails

World’s No. 1 Bourbon Makes History with First-of-Its-Kind Mixology Experience in Downtown Louisville LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cocktails in Kentucky just got more delicious. The Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse proudly debuts a premier tableside cocktail experience, “raising the bar” for bourbon tastings and at-home mixology. Featuring classic and contemporary drinks created by a “cocktail concierge,” the program marks an evolution of Jim Beam’s downtown Urban Stillhouse and celebrates one of the first Kentucky bourbon distilleries to offer cocktails for visitors. “The Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse has grown from a best-in-class micro-distillery and retail space,” said Kim Bennett, Senior…


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LouisvilleKY’s Norton Commons Adding Kentucky Wildflower Meadow and Community Gardens

New amenities slated for April completion PROSPECT, Ky. (March 21, 2017)— Norton Commons, the growing new urbanist community in Prospect, today announced the addition of new amenities including a wildflower meadow as well as a community garden. Both the community garden and the wildflower meadow will be located at Bergamot Drive and Chamberlain Lane, just west of the community’s amphitheater and lake. The three-acre wildflower meadow will incorporate species native to the state, and will include many of the varieties for which the community streets are named. The meadow will be in concert with nature and will enhance and attract…


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LouisvilleKY’s Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann Approves 2017 Release of 10 Year Bourbon

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Shortly after the induction of Michter’s Master Distiller Emeritus Willie Pratt into Whisky Magazine’s Hall of Fame, Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann is celebrating with the release of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon. In a ceremony held in New York on February 28th, Whisky Magazine inducted Willie Pratt as the 40th member of its Hall of Fame. The one other Hall of Fame inductee that day was Julian Van Winkle. “Willie is like a walking bourbon encyclopedia, and it’s fitting to release our 10 Year Bourbon after his Hall of Fame induction,” said Heilmann.  This marks the…


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A new LouisvilleKY bourbon festival to be held in September

Bourbon & Beyond: A New Bourbon, Food & Music Festival In-One Is Coming To Louisville September 23 & 24, 2017 LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In celebration and honor of the great state of Kentucky and its spirit and soul: bourbon, Danny Wimmer Presents is proud to announce the first-ever Bourbon & Beyond, a festival taking place on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. Blending the best elements of a bourbon festival, a food festival, and a music festival into an all-encompassing, unforgettable weekend, Bourbon & Beyond will be an enriching weekend featuring master…


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LouisvilleKY Mayor urges state lawmakers to strengthen child abuse reporting requirement

Asks General Assembly to take action before session ends Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer today urged the General Assembly to strengthen the reporting requirement of suspected child abuse when it involves law enforcement officers or leaders. Current Kentucky law requires anyone who suspects that a child is being abused to report it to police, the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services or the county or commonwealth’s attorney. The law does not, however, require a local police department to report to other agencies when one of its officers is suspected of child abuse. “This state law is intended to…