Articles by JackieBentley

Mayor Fischer Honors Louisville’s Outstanding High School Seniors

Louisville, Ky., – Public, private and Catholic students who have excelled in and out of the classroom are being honored today by Mayor Greg Fischer as recipients of the annual Mayor’s Outstanding High School Seniors Award.  Fischer will present the honor to 51 students this evening at 7 p.m., following a reception at Louisville Metro Hall. This year’s recipients include a survivor of the Haitian earthquake, a refugee from Rwanda,  students who have battled medulloblastoma, blindness and other medical conditions and a student who will earn an Associate Degree alongside their high school diploma. The students include at least 27…


Attorney General Jack Conway Files Suit Against Marathon for Gouging in Louisville and other Kentucky Cities

Attorney General Jack Conway filed a lawsuit today in federal court against Marathon Petroleum.  The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Kentucky, alleges that Marathon engages in anti-competitive practices that lead to higher gas prices for consumers across Kentucky. “For almost two decades, Marathon has been allowed to run rampant in Kentucky,” Attorney General Conway said.  “Marathon owns and operates the only refinery in Kentucky, and it maintains its wholesale monopoly by making retailers and other potential suppliers enter into contracts that are outright anti-competitive.  This conducts harms everyone who buys gas in Kentucky.” As…


Louisville City FC Rolls Past Wilmington

Louisville, KY — Only twice all season had Louisville City FC (3-1-3, 12 points) tallied more than one goal in a match and heading into Tuesday night’s clash with Wilmington, the new club had yet to score more than one goal in a half. Lou City exploded for three goals in the first 42 minutes of the match and the hosts cruised by Wilmington three to nil. The Wilmington Hammerheads (1-5-2, 5 points) controlled possession in the attacking third in the early going but it was Louisville who would get on the board first for the fifth time this season….


New Festival for 2015 Kentucky State Fair in Louisville

Louisville, Ky., – The Kentucky State Fair has announced a new music event for this year’s fair. Barrels and Boots Music Festival makes its inaugural showcase beginning August 21. Held in Freedom Hall, the one-day, six-artist event will mix country newcomers and chart toppers. The line-up is being presented by iHeartRadio and features Montgomery Gentry and John Michael Montgomery with Eric Paslay, Craig Campbell, RaeLynn and Kelsie May.   “We’re thrilled to help bring Barrels and Boots Music Festival to life as part of the Kentucky State Fair,” said WAMZ/Louisville Program Director for iHeartMedia Michael Jordan. “It’s going to be…


Kentucky Derby Winner Warms Up in Louisville for Saturday’s Preakness

From www.preakness.com BALTIMORE, MD., – Zayat Stables’ Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah and Kaleem Shah’s third-place Derby finisher Dortmund galloped 1 ½ miles on a mild Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs. “Those two looked good,” trainer Bob Baffert said. “American Pharoah, he is something to see out there. He just floats over the track. Dortmund looked like a happy horse out there today.” Going on the track after the harrow break, the two backtracked to the front side of the track. American Pharoah, with Jorge Alvarez up, began his exercise with Dortmund and Dana Barnes following less than a…


Louisville’s Speed Art Museum Names New Chief Development Officer

Louisville, KY— The Speed Art Museum has hired a key new position in anticipation of its re-opening in the spring of 2016 and announced today that Steve Luckett has been appointed as the Chief Development Officer for the Museum. Luckett will begin his new role at the Speed on May 26, 2015. “I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with The Speed Museum. This is a dynamic and transformational time for the organization,” said Luckett. “This community treasure is about to become a greater asset and resource for our community, and I am honored and humbled to…


Louisville’s Bardstown Bound Kicks Off Saturday

Louisville, Ky., – Craft beer is the focus of this year’s Bardstown Bound. The 12th annual event kicks off Saturday, May 16, alongside the Valu Market beer festival. The finest restaurants and pubs in the city open their doors and participate in this annual Highlands favorite. Here are a few highlights: BEER BUS TOUR A bus tour beginning and ending at Valu Market on Bardstown Road will take you on a beer tasting journey as you travel to locations around the area. These locations include: Dragon King’s Daughter, O’Shea’s Irish Pub, Flat 12 Bierwerks (Southern Indiana), Buckhead’s Mountain Grill, and Gordon Biersch….


New Bourbon Pays Homage to Louisville’s Stitzel-Weller Distillery

LOUISVILLE, Ky., – Generations of distillers along Kentucky’s bourbon trail have poured decades of time into perfecting the art of making whiskey in distilleries that have since become the place of legend.  Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, DIAGEO’s newest brand within its American Whiskey portfolio, pays homage to the artful passion and renowned craftsmanship of the celebrated Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. Named after the two parts of a skeleton key, the blade shaft and the ornate bow handle, Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey derives its inspiration from the Five Keys symbol that can be found…


Louisville Metro Police Officers To Wear New Body Cameras

Louisville, Ky., – TASER International (NASDAQ: TASR), the global, Seattle-based leader in cloud-based digital evidence management and body-worn video, today announced it received an order by the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) for its full suite of wearable cameras and digital evidence management solutions. The deployment will include 988 Axon Flex body-worn cameras on the EVIDENCE.com Unlimited plan and will include CAD integration and the MediaSolv solution for CCTV video and photo management. Last week, TASER acquired MediaSolv to expand its solution enabling law enforcement to unify existing silos of digital media and evidence into a seamless workflow from capture to the courtroom. The…


Louisville’s Comfy Cow expands even more into Indiana

Jeffersonville, IN: The Comfy Cow, the Louisville-based maker of super premium, gourmet ice creams, is opening its second Southern Indiana location next to Boombozz at 1450 Veterans Parkway in Jeffersonville.  To mark the grand opening on May 16, the new Comfy Cow will be celebrating from Noon-10 p.m. with balloons, face-painting and a DJ. The new space will offer inside seating, as well as an outdoor patio.  The shop will keep with The Comfy Cow décor theme of fun, funky and vintage, providing a comfortable place to relax, connect and enjoy.  The 2500 sq.ft. shop will feature a party room which…