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LouisvilleKY’s Four Roses releases Thunder Bourbon Bottle

Louisville, KY. – In celebration of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Opening Ceremonies, Thunder Over Louisville, Four Roses has released a Limited Edition Single Barrel Bourbon Bottle featuring the iconic Thunder Over Louisville logo. Four Roses is also the Official Bourbon of Thunder Over Louisville. The limited edition bottle, priced at $44.99, is exclusively available now at Cox Smoker’s Outlet and Spirit Shoppe, as well as Cox’s Evergreen Liquors. Thunder fans and bourbon connoisseurs will also have the opportunity to have their bottles signed by Four Roses Master Distiller Brent Elliott and Senior Brand Ambassador and Bourbon legend Al Young.   The signings…


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Woodford Reserve® Celebrates the Best of Kentucky with 2018 Kentucky Derby® $1,000 Mint Julep Cup

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Woodford Reserve®, the Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby®, today reveals its $1,000 Mint Julep Cup available at the Kentucky Derby® benefiting the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund. Now in its 13th year, the 2018 Cup pays tribute to Kentucky by offering a quintessential julep crafted by Woodford Reserve’s newly appointed Assistant Master Distiller, Elizabeth McCall, and Master Distiller, Chris Morris. This year’s cup, recipe and experience is presented under the theme: Best of Kentucky. Woodford Reserve® 2018 Kentucky Derby® Mint Julep  Ingredients: 2 oz. Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon 1 tsp Woodford County, Kentucky, Sorghum Simple Syrup 2 Leaves of Kentucky Colonel Mint Garnish: 3 spray red…


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Grand Marshals named for Louisville’s beloved parade

    Louisville, KY.  – This year’s Republic Bank Pegasus Parade will be a blast from the past for Festival fans. In honor of this year’s parade theme “ThrowbackThursday,” former coaching rivals and basketball fan favorites Joe B. Hall and Denny Crum will serve as the parade’s Co-Grand Marshals. It’s a familiar role for the coaches who also participated in the 1975 parade. “The parade is the event that started the Festival 63 years ago and this year’s march will be a trip down memory lane,” said Mike Berry, KDF President and CEO. “Who better to evoke great memories than two coaches…


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LouisvilleKY based UPS pilots union launches survey of company’s performance in E-commerce

LOUISVILLE, Ky.,/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — UPS pilots, represented by the Independent Pilots Association (IPA), are concerned that UPS’s management has been caught flat-footed by surging e-commerce volume and is now failing to take steps necessary to meet customer demand. “Our pilots see evidence of UPS failing to meet its customer service commitments on a daily basis,” said Capt. Robert Travis, President of the IPA.  The IPA announced today that it has commissioned a professional survey of major shippers to examine UPS service reliability, both domestic and international. “UPS has turned to costly and less reliable aircraft subcontracting with outside carriers in a desperation move…


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LouisvilleKy’s Forecastle Festival announces Party Cove lineup

Story and photos from forecastlefest.com Louisville, KY., – The official Party Cove lineup is here. Louisville-based DJs Private Garden, Glittertitz, Sam Sneed, and more will bring the heat to Forecastle with their locally flavored beats. The Party Cove is your destination for high-energy dance parties on the Waterfront. Tickets can be purchase here.     About Forecastle Festival: Founded in 2002 by Capt. JK McKnight and an ambitious deck crew of young volunteers, The Forecastle Festival has grown from a small community gathering into a major national festival, attracting 75,000 travelers annually. The event has received numerous accolades, like being named one of the…


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Kentucky Derby Festival debuts this week across the river from LouisvilleKY

  FamFest Promises Fun for the Whole Family   Louisville, KY.- The Kentucky Derby Festival is heading to Southern Indiana for one of its newest events – Horseshoe Foundation FamFest. The Festival is partnering with the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County to bring the family friendly event to New Albany on Wednesday, April 11. Showcasing a special preview of the 2018 Festival and offering fun for the whole family, the event will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Downtown New Albany next to the YMCA located at 47 Pearl Street.  “We’re fortunate to have Festival fans on both sides of the river,”…


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Louisville chef joins forces with Ballotin to offer a night of good eats

Louisville, KY., – Mesa Collaborative Kitchen, Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey and Chef Miranda Stooksbury, Owner of Louisville’s Clover and The Greens, are teaming up to offer a night of whiskey, food and stories. “Excited for three of my favorite things to come together:Spring, Derby and Ballotin Whiskey! The light flavors of spring, the passion of the Kentucky Derby and the rich elegance of Ballotin Whiskey will pair perfectly for a meal that is not to be missed,” Stooksbury said. “Please join us in a celebration of the most anticipated season of the year.” The event is set for Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Mesa Collaborative Kitchen, 216 Pearl…


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Airbnb Delivers $700,000 to Kentucky in First 6 Months of Tax Agreement

FRANKFORT, KY – Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven hospitality company, announced that it collected and remitted over $700,000 in revenue to the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the first six months of its historic tax agreement. In September 2017, Airbnb and the Kentucky Department of Revenue announced a tax agreement authorizing the company to collect and remit the state sales tax (6%) and the state transient room tax (1%) on behalf of its Kentucky hosts. That agreement took effect on October 1, 2017. The September announcement noted that based on the state sales tax alone, if Airbnb bookings to Kentucky were to replicate that of the previous 12 months,…


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LouisvilleKY’s gets new New Female Giraffe  

 Louisville, KY., – Meet Kianga — a new 1-year-old female Masai giraffe joins us from the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens in California. Kianga was born November 9, 2016 in Los Angeles and her name means “sunshine” in Swahili.  Kianga is currently on exhibit in rotation with 2-year-old male giraffe Baridi and 21-year-old female giraffe Malaika. ABOUT MASAI GIRAFFE Female giraffes grow to be 16 feet tall and weigh up to 2,600 pounds. The signature long neck has only seven vertebrae, the same as most mammals. To counteract the demands of such a long neck, there are valves in the…


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Get ready for some new Kentucky Derby Festival events in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY.  We’re less than a month away from the kick off of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Festival – and there will be even more Festival events for fans to enjoy. New additions to the ever-growing schedule include a new steamboat cruise, flag football, a gala, kickball, zombies, a community-wide clean up, and a move to Southern Indiana. They will be part of the Festival’s schedule of more than 70 events produced each year in the weeks leading up to the first Saturday in May. “It’s the Festival’s mission to make sure our schedule has a little something for everyone,” said…