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LouisvilleKy’s Zoo Welcomes Two New Gray Seals

 Louisville, KY., – Boone and Minnow, two male gray seals, have joined the other pinnipeds on regular rotation at the Louisville Zoo’s Glacier Run exhibit. Both seals come to Louisville from Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo. Minnow is 31 and Boone is 13. The two join California sea lions Triton (28), Bart (25), Gremlin (14), Riva (4), harbor seal Toney (16) and gray seal Rona (4). The Louisville Zoo has a rich history with this species. Eight seal pups have been born at the Zoo and when twin seal pups were born in 1979, they were the first twins to be documented in…


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LouisvilleKY’s 375 Park Avenue Spirits expanding

Chivas Brothers, Jan Becher, Pernod-Brasil, Pernod Finland, Pernod SAS, and Corby Spirit and Wine Limited Announce Multi-Year U.S. Distribution Agreement with 375 Park Avenue Spirits LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — 375 Park Avenue Spirits today announced it has signed a new agreement that will substantially expand its current portfolio. Effective August 1, 2018, 375 Park Avenue Spirits has been appointed the sole U.S. importer for the term of five years for Ballantine’s, Passport, and Something Special whiskies from Scotland by Chivas Brothers Ltd.; Becherovka Herbal Liqueur from the Czech Republic by Jan Becher; Cachaça Janeiro from Brazil by Pernod-Brasil; Soho Lychee Liqueur from France by Pernod SAS; and Minttu Peppermint Liqueur from Finland by Pernod Finland….


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LouisvilleKy’s Convention Center Welcomes the World Back Inside

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —The Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) is officially open, following a two-year, $207 million renovation and expansion project helmed by EOP/HOK Architects and Hunt Construction and over 60 sub-contractors.  State and local government officials, along with KICC facility officials and staff welcomed meeting clients, local stakeholders, interested citizens, and media to an open house Monday that showcased how the new facility will host small to large-scale events. The program included comments from: David S. Beck, President and CEO of Kentucky Venues Don Parkinson, Secretary of Kentucky’s Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet William M. Landrum III, Secretary of Kentucky’s Finance and Administration Cabinet Greg Fischer, Mayor…


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LouisvilleKY receives AARP grant to begin improvements on the Ninth Street corridor

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Government has been awarded a $10,550 AARP Community Challenge grant to begin making tactical improvements on Ninth Street, specifically at Muhammad Ali Boulevard. The grant is part of the AARP Livable Communities Initiative, which supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and rural areas to be livable and safe places for residents of all ages. The grant funds quick action projects that build momentum for change in communities to improve livability. Mayor Greg Fischer welcomed the AARP grant. “My administration is committed to breaking down the 9th Street divide by bringing more city and private…


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LouisvilleKY’s Neighborhood Place partners hosts several health-focused events in August

Louisville, KY.,  – Neighborhood Place partners offer a variety of health-focused events and services in August including three opportunities to attend an educational baby shower, a Healthy Living Club to help reduce stress, a Diabetes Self-Management class, and a series of classes focused on healthy meal planning and eating. To learn more about these offerings and several others please refer to the list below. Aug 6, 8, 13, 16, 27, and 31, Passport Health Care Community Engagement at multiple locations  Passport members are invited to join with representatives from Passport Health Care for one-on-one consultations to discuss plan benefits and options.   This…


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ohn Hackworth takes the reigns of Louisville City Football Club

Story from Louisville City’s website…  Louisville, KY., – Louisville City Football Club is thrilled to announce John Hackworth has been appointed the club’s second-ever head coach. The 48-year-old coach signed a contract through 2022 and will be made available via phone conference with the media on Thursday afternoon. Before then, Hackworth spoke with LouCity.com and was delighted for the chance to take charge of the growing club: “I am honored and humbled but mostly just excited to join Louisville City FC. It is an opportunity to join one of the most prominent clubs in this country and work with a fantastic…


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Realignment of Dixie Highway at Broadway in LouisvilleKY begins

Photos from Mayor Fisher’s Facebook page… Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer helped break ground Thursday to begin construction of the long-planned realignment of the intersection of Eighteenth Street, Dixie Highway and Broadway. The $1.1 million project will ease traffic conditions at an intersection that is the hub of a major revitalization of the area. The Republic Bank Foundation YMCA and the new corporate headquarters of Passport Health Plan—projects totaling nearly $160 million and bringing over 500 jobs to the area—are both under construction at the intersection. Dixie Highway becomes Eighteenth Street as it moves northbound across Broadway. Navigating that…


La Casita Center

LouisvilleKY student and alum secure local nonprofit’s largest donation ever

Story and photos from UofL.edu…   Louisville, KY.,  – This week, a semi-truck delivered $20,000 worth of free hygiene products to La Casita Center, a Louisville nonprofit that serves the local Latino community. The donation — from Essity, an international hygiene and health products company — is the largest La Casita has ever received. These gifts are thanks to the work of two Cardinals: Patrick Reeder, a political science student and Jonas Bastien, a recent political science alum. “I think the story here is that students can make a huge difference,” Reeder said. Last year, Bastien and Reeder volunteered for La Casita,…


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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Needs Your Input Multi-use Trail in LouisvilleKy’s A.B. Sawyer Park

Louisville, KY., – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), are seeking public input regarding the proposed construction of a multi-use path in A.B. Sawyer Park, a public-use recreational resource protected under Section 4(f) of the Transportation Act of 1966. The general project description is to construct a shared use path through A.B. Sawyer Park from Whipps Mill Road to the Forest Green Greenway. The path will traverse under Hurstbourne Parkway and cross over Middle Fork Beargrass Creek to connect with the existing Forest Green Greenway. The project also provides sidewalk connectivity along Hurstbourne…


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Kentucky Kick Down in LouisvilleKY Expands

6th annual event will include live music, food trucks, on-site camping and more Photos from Kentucky Kick Down’s Facebook page…    Louisville, KY – The region’s premier vintage motorcycle festival is expanding and moving from Barret Avenue to Turners Louisville, a 13-acre historic riverfront complex located at 3125 River Road. The 6th annual Kentucky Kick Down will be held September 14-16, 2018 and feature hundreds of vintage bikes, as well as live music, food trucks, swimming, bowling, and vendors. For the first time, on-site camping and parking will be offered. Admission is $5 per day, and parking is $10 per day. Kids 12 and under are free. Discounted…