Articles by JackieBentley

Louisville’s Kentucky Derby Museum Has Made Some Changes for New Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah

Louisville, KY (June 6, 2015) – Several changes recognizing the historical achievement of American Pharoah as Thoroughbred racing’s 12th Triple Crown Champion will be unveiled at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Multiple banners and displays congratulating the most recent Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes victor are now for public consumption, including one located on the exterior of the Museum’s main entrance. “American Pharoah is a special, special horse, and has cemented himself as a legend in Thoroughbred racing,” Museum President Lynn Ashton said. “We’re thrilled to recognize his achievements to all of our guests and share in the celebration of…


Louisville Bats Begin Seven-Game Homestand

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Devin Mesoraco bobbleheads will be given to the first 3,000 paid admissions to the Louisville Bats game versus the Durham Bulls at Louisville Slugger Field on Saturday, June 13. Gates open at 5 p.m. and first pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. The Bats will also host their second and final Dog Day at the Park on Tuesday, June 16 to benefit the Kentucky Humane Society. The Bats’ seven-game homestand opens against the Bulls on Thursday, June 11 as the club hosts another locally famous $1 Budweiser beer happy hour from 5:30-7 p.m., featuring live music by Kimmet…


Walking Wednesdays Are Back at Louisville’s Crescent Hill Reservoir

Louisville, Ky., – Curious what’s inside the Gothic-style structure at the Crescent Hill Reservoir?  Walking Wednesday tours return today, providing information about the history of Louisville Water’s architecture and operations. Louisville Water staff offers guided tours on the second Wednesday of each month from 11am – 7pm, from June through September.  The Crescent Hill Reservoir is located near 201 Reservoir Avenue, between Frankfort Avenue and Brownsboro Road. The Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse opened in 1879 to supply a 10-day supply of water to the city. (See May 11 story), ” The gatehouse is still an integral part of operations,…


Louisville’s Waterfront Wednesdays Return

Louisville, Ky., – 91.9 WFPK announces the launch of Louisville’s favorite concert series on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. The WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Concert Series is a monthly free concert on the Big Four Lawn in Louisville Waterfront Park, located next to the Big Four Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge. This concert will feature Pokey LaFarge co-headlining with Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn and T. Hardy Morris. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, MINI of Louisville, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support comes from Old 502 Winery. “Incorporating elements of early jazz, ragtime, country blues, Western…


Louisville Evens Super Regional with 9-3 Win

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Behind seven strong innings on the mound from freshman Brendan McKay and 16 hits from the offense, No. 3 national seed Louisville avoided elimination and setup a winner-take-all NCAA Super Regional finale with Sunday’s 9-3 victory in game two at Jim Patterson Stadium. The Cardinals (47-17) and Titans (38-23) will conclude their best-of-three series on Monday at 7 p.m., ET on ESPN2 with the winning side advancing to the 2015 College World Series in Omaha, Neb. Louisville will start sophomore lefty Josh Rogers (8-1, 3.53 ERA) on the mound in Monday’s finale, while freshman righty Connor Seabold…


Louisville Gives Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah A Hero’s Welcome, Police Escort on His Return To Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Fewer than 24 hours after his tour de force triumph in the Belmont Stakes that made him racing’s first Triple Crown winner since 1978, Zayat Stables LLC’s American Pharoah is back at Churchill Downs and resting in his familiar stall at Barn 33. The winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), the Preakness (GI) and Belmont Stakes (GI) will get a few days rest – along with plenty of treats and good wishes from visitors – following his 5 ½-length victory in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. That victory placed American Pharoah in the company…


University of Louisville trustees approve budget, tuition hike, capital projects

Louisville, Ky., –The University of Louisville Board of Trustees on June 4 approved a $511.2 million general fund budget for 2015-16 and a $2.2 billion six-year capital plan that will help shape campus development into the next decade. The budget also features a tuition increase for all students.   Despite no increase in state funding, the budget allocates more than $10.3 million for strategic initiatives. That figure includes more than $1 million for student initiatives and a faculty/staff salary increase pool of 3 percent. In addition, the budget sets aside $750,000 to fund recommendations in UofL’s 21st Century University Initiative, which…


Americana Festival Brings the World To Louisville This Weekend

Louisville, Ky., – The 25th annual Americana World Festival – “Where Louisville Meets the World!” – will be held on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at the Iroquois Amphitheater! This free, family-oriented event brings the local community together to share and celebrate the cultural heritages of the people in the Louisville Metro area. This year, the event will begin with our first-ever Run the World 5K Run/Walk at 9am. This 5K fun run will loop through the scenic Iroquois Park with performances from musicians and dancers from around the world stationed along the course. Registration is only $25 until race day and…


Louisville’s Churchill Downs Horsemen Assess American Pharoah’s Triple Crown Bid

Louisville, Ky., – As Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah attempts to make history as the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, some of Churchill Downs’ horsemen gave their expertise on whether or not the 3-year-old has what it takes. Here’s what they had to say: Hall of Fame Trainer D. Wayne Lukas: “I think he’ll win and win easy. The thing that makes American Pharoah probably in a better position than most of them in the past 30 years is the fact that he’s had two easy races [Rebel…


Designs for Louisville’s Newest Hotel Complex Revealed

Information compiled from courier-journal.com and bizjournals.com Louisville, Ky., – New architectural designs of the massive Omni Hotel project in Downtown Louisville have been revealed today. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Omni officials released the designs this afternoon at a Metro Hall press conference. The 30-story glass and brick tower will feature 600 luxury hotel rooms on the lower levels. The upper levels will consist of 225 high-end apartments. The complex, bounded by Muhammad Ali Boulevard and Second, Third and Liberty Streets, will also feature a 20,000 square foot grocery store. “From local art being featured inside to a unique bourbon…