Articles by JackieBentley

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LouisvilleKY Area Home Sales up 3.6% and Average Price up 5.9% with Improving Inventory

  Louisville, KY  – The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® (GLAR) reported sales up 3.63% year-to-date (YTD) for 2017. Sales in August were 1,811 versus 1,686 last August representing a 7.41% increase. The average price YTD was up 5.89% and the median price was up 5.23%. In Jefferson County, the average price in August 2017 was $204,575 and the median was $170,000. For all MLS areas, the inventory of available properties was 14.15% lower than at the same time last year. In Jefferson County, the inventory of homes and condos for sale was 11.01% lower than August 2016. Inventory in Oldham…


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LouisvilleKY’s KDF receives International Honors

Louisville, KY., –  Kentucky Derby Festival has a lot of reasons to celebrate! Louisville’s annual civic celebration received 37 top honors at the International Festivals & Events Association’s (IFEA) Convention and Expo in Tucson, Arizona. The Derby Festival won the Bronze Grand Pinnacle in the “Best Overall Festival Program” category, tying with Destination NSW (The Rocks, NSW Australia). The “Patronato de la Feria Estatal de León y Parque Ecólogico” (León, Gto. Mexico) was runner-up with silver and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (Philadelphia, PA) won gold. The Grand Pinnacle is the IFEA’s highest award. The Festival competes each year against other major…


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LouisvilleKY’s Unitas Statue Placed on Stadium Terrace

Photos from GoCards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The statue of former University of Louisville quarterback Johnny Unitas will continue to overlook the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium field, albeit from a different location.   The statue, which has been a focal point in the north end zone at field level since the stadium opened in 1998, had to be relocated with the “Coming Full Circle” stadium expansion that will add 10,000 chairback seats, dramatically enhance the football complex, and create a unique look in the end zone.   The statue’s new perch on the Norton Terrace at the elevated south end of the…


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‘Get in the Game’ campaign asks LouisvilleKY community to be part of collecting delinquent child support local kids

  County Attorney’s list has netted $15.2 million in last 11 years Louisville, Ky., – Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell previewed the annual publication of delinquent child support obligors Thursday that will be printed in The Courier-Journal on Sunday, September 17 and available online the same day. The office’s Child Support Division has collected a total of $15.2 million, sent wage withholding orders to 11,450 employers and found 18,911 new addresses that are directly attributable to the lists printed each year since 2005. This year’s theme is “Get in the Game. When Adults Pay, Kids Win.” “Everyone in Jefferson County…


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Multiple Events Planned in LouisvilleKy for UofL’s Football Game vs. Clemson on Saturday

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – An hour earlier entrance to parking lots, improved security measures, and multiple special events are among the items that University of Louisville football fans will notice when the Cardinals kick off their first home game of the season on Sept. 16 against Clemson at 8:12 p.m.   Stadium Parking Lots Open at 2 p.m. Fans with reserved parking passes in the UofL lots surrounding the stadium can enter the lots beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, a special early entrance one hour ahead of the regular five-hour opening time for the parking lots.   ESPN Radio College GameDay at the Stadium…


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LouisvilleKY-based Brown-Forman earns top scores in disability equality

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BFA)(NYSE: BFB) was named a top-scoring company on the 2017 Disability Equality Index (DEI®) survey, conducted by the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). Brown-Forman received a perfect score of 100. In the third year of the Index, 110 companies participated in the 2017 DEI with results indicating where companies are excelling in their commitment to inclusive environmental, social, and governance policies. “Brown-Forman recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusion to creating a better overall community and company,” said Kathi Stearman, EEO Compliance Officer, Brown-Forman. “The DEI is…


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There’s a new bourbon the market to celebrate friendship

BARDSTOWN BOURBON COMPANY AND COPPER & KINGS AMERICAN BRANDY COMPANY RELEASE “COLLABOR&TION” RARE RELEASE BOURBON Created with 10-year-old straight bourbon whiskey, finished for 18 months in American Brandy and Muscat Mistelle barrels, celebrates the spirit of partnership Bardstown, KY – The Bardstown Bourbon Company (“BBCo”) and Copper & Kings American Brandy Company (“C&K”) announced today the release of “Collabor&tion,” two distinct products made with 10-year-old straight bourbon whiskey – one finished in Copper & Kings’ American Brandy barrels and the other in Muscat Mistelle barrels, for more than 18 months in the Copper & Kings basement maturation cellar. The project…


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LouisvilleKY prepares for day of giving

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF LOUISVILLE TO HOST RALLY FOR PARTICIPATING NONPROFITS LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sept. 12, 2017 – The Community Foundation of Louisville will host Give For Good Louisville, the 24-hour day of local giving, on Sept. 14. Donations will be accepted online from midnight to 11:59 p.m. for more than 500 local participating nonprofits through www.giveforfgoodlouisville.org [1]. The Give For Good Louisville Midday Nonprofit Rally will be at 4th Street Live from 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. to celebrate the biggest day of local giving. All are welcome to attend the rally which will feature live entertainment, remarks from Mayor Greg Fischer, food trucks and more than 200 participating nonprofits. “We…


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LouisvilleKY’s WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Series – September 27th  Concert

   Louisville, KY., – Louisville’s favorite concert series continues Wednesday, September 27, 2017. 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 Anderson East, The Secret Sisters and Brooks Ritter. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, Kroger, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support comes from Quest Outdoors, Software Guild and Live Nation. “These are Sam Cooke-caliber love songs…” Anderson East “is a spectacular talent, and releases like this one are as thrilling as they come.” — Daytrotter   “I remember the first…


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Old Lou Brew Craft Beer Festival joins LouisvilleKy’s famed art show

  LOUISVILLE, KY (September 11, 2017) – The Old Louisville Neighborhood Council is proud to announce their inaugural Old Lou Brew Craft Beer Festival. Louisville’s finest independent brewers are coming together to bring you some great beer: Against the Grain; Akasha; BBC; Falls City; Great Flood, Goodwood; Holsopple; Mile Wide; Monnik; and Old Louisville Brewery. The ten brewers will be pouring Friday October 6 starting at 6pm until 10 pm at the Edison Center (701 W.Ormsby Avenue) a short walk from the edge of the Art Show in Old Louisville. And for fall beer lovers there will be Oktoberfest beers as well. Admission is only…