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Kentucky Derby Festival to hold annual LouisvilleKY yard sale this weekend

Louisville, KY.   – Looking for a bargain? The Kentucky Derby Festival will hold its 17th annual Yard Sale this Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, at the KDF office at 1001 South Third Street in Old Louisville. The sale will run from8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday. The Yard Sale will feature many items including event t-shirts, Derby Festival Pins, posters from years past, glassware, Christopher Radko collector’s ornaments, and other pieces that span the Festival’s history. There will be an exclusive offer for Derby Festival Marathon & miniMarathon participants again this year.  All shoppers that attend the Yard Sale…


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Justify Breezes Five Furlongs in 1:01.40 at LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes

Story and photo from ChurchillDowns.comLouisville, KY., – Under sunny skies and a comfortable 63 degrees, undefeated Kentucky Derby (Grade I) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner Justify completed his serious preparations for Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI) with a five-furlong breeze over a “fast” Churchill Downs track in 1:01.40 with Martin Garciain the saddle. With a few hundred spectators on hand, WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing’s colt came onto the track at 7:30 a.m.  Monday (all times Eastern) during a special 10-minute training period for locally-based Belmont Stakes contenders. Justify broke away from the stable pony Sunny and trainer Bob Baffert’s chief assistant Jimmy Barnes at the…


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‘The World’s Largest Rock ‘N’ Roll Whiskey Festival’ Returns to LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – A massive music lineup led by Nine Inch Nails, Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack and Deftones has been announced for the 5th annual Louder Than Life, as the World’s Largest Rock ‘N’ Roll Whiskey Festival expands to three days — Friday, September 28, Saturday, September 29, and Sunday, September 30 — at Champions Park in Louisville, KY.   Louder Than Life features a selection of award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer, and the best food Louisville has to offer, along with a powerful music lineup of rock legends and breaking talentperforming on three stages. The festival celebrates the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city. The general onsale for Louder Than Life General Admission tickets, VIP and Top Shelf VIP Packages, hotel and ticket…


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LouisvilleKY area Norton Commons Announces North Village Market

Growing new urbanist community to open innovative retail, food and beverage retail cottages to incubate and cultivate rising local designers and chefs PROSPECT, KY – Norton Commons, the growing new urbanist development in Prospect, KY today announced the community has broken ground on a new market in its North Village aimed at incubating local food and retailers.  The open-air North Village Market is located at 6301 Moonseed Street, just a stone’s throw from the lakefront amphitheater, and will include six retail cottages. Norton Commons expects to complete the project in mid-July. In a unique arrangement, Norton Commons is offering shorter-term agreements than…


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LouisvilleKY will face Michigan State in 2018 ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 27

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will face Michigan State in the 20th Annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge in the KFC Yum! Center on Nov. 27. The tipoff time and television network will be announced at a later date. Ranked fifth nationally in the final Associated Press poll last season, Michigan State produced the fourth-most victories in school history during the 2017-18 season with a 30-5 overall record.  The Spartans advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after winning the Big Ten Conference Regular Season Championship with a 16-2 league mark.  Three of its five starters return including 6-0 junior guard…


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LouisvilleKY pizzas delivers to Thunder Funder

  Louisville, KY.  – The inaugural Papa John’s Thunder Funder Program was a hit with Thunder Over Louisville and pizza fans. The 2018 program helped raise funds for the 2018 Thunder Over Louisville show by donating proceeds from the sale of every Thunder Fireworks pizza ordered online at PapaJohns.com. The promotion ran through May 6 and over 4,000 Fireworks pizzas were ordered. Papa John’s presented a check for $10,000 to Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President & CEO. “Producing a show like Thunder Over Louisville truly takes a village,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO. “We appreciate Papa John’s…


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LouisvilleKy’s Heaven Hill Brands Announce Partnership for California Community Center Outdoor Recreation Space

Louisville, KY., – Heaven Hill Brands has announced a partnership with Louisville Parks and Recreation to create a new outdoor recreation area at the California Community Center in West Louisville. Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Council President David James, and Metro Parks Assistant Director Ben Johnson joined Heaven Hill Brands Chief Operating Officer Allan Latts to unveil plans including updated landscaping, permanent cornhole boards and chess sets. Heaven Hill Brands first established itself as a community partner in the California neighborhood in 1999 with the purchase of the historic Bernheim Distillery, a site which has produced Bourbon since 1871. Rooted in…


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LouisvilleKY’s Brown-Forman Announces Leadership Succession Plan

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BFA) (NYSE: BFB) has announced that after a distinguished 31 years of service at the company, Chief Executive Officer Paul C. Varga has decided to retire, effective December 31, 2018. Varga will be succeeded by Lawson E. Whiting, unanimously approved by the Board of Directors. Whiting, a 21-year veteran of the company who currently serves as EVP and Chief Operating Officer, will become the tenth executive leader of Brown-Forman, since its founding in 1870 by George Garvin Brown. Varga began his CEO tenure in 2003 overseeing the company’s beverage business and succeeded Owsley Brown II…


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LouisvilleKY Baseball to Open NCAA Championship at Lubbock Regional

Story and photo from gocards.com   LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For the first time since 2012, the University of Louisville baseball team will open the NCAA Championship away from home as the 21st-ranked Cardinals were assigned to the Lubbock Regional and a first round game against Kent State, the NCAA Selection Committee announced on Monday. No. 2 seeded Louisville (43-17) and No. 3 Kent State (39-16) will play Friday at 7 p.m., ET at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park on the campus of Texas Tech University. The No. 9 national seed and host Red Raiders (39-17) will open the Lubbock…


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Nine businesses receive loans from LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – Since March 2018, nine businesses have been approved for loans totaling nearly $1 million by the Louisville Metro Departments of Economic Development and Resilience and Community Services. The loans will leverage a total investment of more than $9 million and will assist the businesses to open, expand services or rehabilitate properties. METCO business loans, administered through Department of Economic Development, have been awarded to the following businesses: $600,000 Go Green loan has been approved for Steve Smith on behalf of Two Stone Inc., the holding company for Stoneware & Co., for properties located at 711 and 731 Brent Street…