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LouisvilleKY’s 1st Annual Craft Beer Throwdown to be held on September 7th

Louisville, KY (July 26, 2017) – The 1st Annual Craft Beer Throwdown, a benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless, will be held in the Louisville Executive Aviation hangar at Bowman Field, 2700 Gast Blvd., on Thursday, Sept. 7th from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. At this new event, guests will taste brews made exclusively for this event and vote for a winner. Attendees can also enjoy the breweries’ regular offerings, food trucks, and entertainment. The first 200 guests will receive a swag bag. Tickets are available for a $20 donation in advance at louhomeless.org or a $25 donation at the door. Participating local breweries include Great Flood…


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Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” Coming to LouisvilleKY’s Mussel & Burger Bar

Restaurant invites fans to participate in taping on Wednesday, August 2   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 25, 2017) — Mussel & Burger Bar, the award-winning restaurant from Chef Fernando Martinez’s Olé Restaurant Group announced today that the Travel Channel will be filming an episode of the show “Food Paradise” on Wed., Aug. 2 in Louisville. “We really can’t wait to have the Travel Channel here with us.  The whole Mussel & Burger Bar team is beyond thrilled to be featured, and we are eager to bring even more spotlight to one of the hottest food cities in America, Louisville, KY.” said Chef Martinez, co-founder of…


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LouisvilleKY’s pools to stay open one week longer

Metro Parks and Recreation extending outdoor pool schedule by one week Photos from Metro Parks’ Facebook page… Louisville, KY., – All four Metro Parks and Recreation outdoor pools will remain open one week later this summer to help local families beat the heat. The pools – Camp Taylor (Norton), Algonquin, Sun Valley and Nelson Hornbeck (Fairdale) – were scheduled to close for the season at the end of the day on Saturday, July 28. Metro Parks officials decided to extend the season one week due to forecasted high temperatures and favorable staffing levels. The last day for the outdoor pools…


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New LouisvilleKY library opens in Okolona

Mayor Fischer, Louisville Free Public Library open new South Central Regional Library 40,000-square-foot facility features cutting-edge technology Photo from Mayor Fischer’s Twitter page LOUISVILLE (July 21, 2017) – Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Free Public Library officials welcomed the public today to the new $14.5 million South Central Regional Library located at 7300 Jefferson Boulevard near Jefferson Mall in Okolona. The 40,000-square-foot facility, which replaces the much-smaller Okolona branch, enhances service for more than 160,000 people in south central Jefferson County, with new books and cutting-edge technology that encourages learning at all stages of life. The library the second of three…


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LouisvilleKY now has a play to throw some axes

(LOUISVILLE, KY) – Flying Axes is officially opening its doors (and axes) to the public with a grand opening festival on Saturday, July 29, from 1-7PM. Flying Axes (Louisville’s first indoor axe-throwing venue) is hosting an all-day axe throwing festival to celebrate its grand opening. There will be music, food trucks and plenty of beer, including a beer truck from Covington-based Braxton Brewery with a few Louisville brews on tap. Festival goers can also choose from a wide array of canned beer, from American Classics to local favorites. Admission is FREE. “We’re pumped to open our doors and bring axe throwing to Louisville. We also can’t…


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LouisvilleKY’s Red Herring Cocktail Lounge & Kitchen expands with new coffee house opening July 27

Red Herring Coffee Lounge & Roastery provides caffeine boost and house-made pastries for morning crowd LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 20, 2017) – – Louisville’s favorite new bar Red Herring Cocktail Lounge & Kitchen, 1757 Frankfort Ave., will soon share it’s space with Red Herring Coffee Lounge & Roastery. This alter ego opens July 27 offering a custom coffee roast, tea, and fresh squeezed juices. Guests can also enjoy both “PG” and “XXX” coffee-tails including a cold fashioned with coffee instead of bourbon and bitters, cherry and orange and a cold brew Negroni with Campari, gin and cold-brewed coffee. Made-from-scratch pastries and breakfast sandwiches…


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LouisvilleKY’s newest riverboat to Be Christened tonight

Christening ceremony open to the public; tickets still available for inaugural cruise Louisville, Kentucky – The Belle of Louisville’s new riverboat will be christened the Mary M. Miller on Thursday, July 20th at 6:00 p.m. The new vessel is being named in honor of the first woman in the United States to receive a steamboat master’s license. The christening ceremony is open to the public and will take place at the Belle of Louisville Landing, 401 West River Road. A limited number of tickets are still available for the Mary M. Miller’s inaugural cruise that will board at 6:30 p.m. and cruise from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The…


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LouisvilleKY’s 3rd Annual Taste of Independents set for July 30th

  Benefiting Apron Inc. Sunday, July 30, 1PM – 4PM at The Olmsted – 3701 Frankfort Avenue   Louisville, KY – – Sunday, July 30 from 1PM – 4PM join APRON Inc. celebrate and salute our local Independent Restaurants who serve you daily!  The Taste of Independents, produced by Apron Inc., benefits employees in the independent service industry who find themselves in financial need through no fault of their own. Apron Inc. President, Gary Fox states, “I love this event- it is our big yearly showcase where we raise funds for our program of helping Independent Restaurants Workers in times of need, and to shine a spotlight on the immense…


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LouisvilleKY’s Birracibo Artisan Pizza & Craft Beer Presents “Lasagna for Little Ones” for StageOne Family Theatre

  Louisville, KY – – July 29th is National Lasagna Day and Birracibo (literally translates into “Beer” and “Food”) is celebrating with a Fund-Raising Spectacle to benefit Stage One, filling your tummy with four of the most delicious Lasagnas known to man. Chef Jenn Jewel present a classic, an original, a KY homegrown, and an International Lasagna to tantalize even the pickiest taste buds.   We will be featuring a classic Italian Lasagna that Chef Jenn will add a twist or two. Our second one will be a Smoked Turkey Hot Brown. Thirdly, we must not forget our vegan friends exploding with veggie goodness. And lastly, we will celebrate another…


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Crossings Climb on bridges between LouisvilleKY and Indiana

  Major improvements in response times   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 18, 2017) – The second quarter of tolling on three bridges connecting Louisville and Southern Indiana saw an increase in the number of crossings on the bridges and significant improvements in RiverLink customer service. Tolling on the SR 265 Lewis and Clark Bridge, I-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge and I-65 Kennedy Bridge started Dec. 30, 2016.   The average time to answer a call to RiverLink customer service dropped dramatically in the second quarter of the year, from an average of 40.5 minutes in the first quarter to an average of 7.9 minutes…