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LouisvilleKY’s Old Forester to mark birthday with new release

LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  /PRNewswire/ — Old Forester will again celebrate the annual tradition of marking founder George Garvin Brown’s birthday with the release of Birthday Bourbon. The highly sought-after vintage-dated release will be the brand’s 19th consecutive iteration. The 2019 Birthday Bourbon is presented at 105 proof, the highest proof to-date for this special expression. After showing exceptionally unique character during a tasting panel, the 11-year-old barrels were chosen specifically for Birthday Bourbon. The full allotment of product represents one day’s production of Old Forester. “Birthday Bourbon selections have ranged from nine- to 14-years-old since the expression was first launched in 2002,” said Jackie Zykan, Old…


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Toll rates to rise for all crossing in to and out of LouisvilleKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – New toll rates for three bridges connecting Louisville and Southern Indiana begin next month. The 2.5 percent increase is effective July 1, 2019.   The new rate for a passenger vehicle with a prepaid account and transponder is $2.10 per crossing. The current toll rate is $2.05 per crossing.   Drivers with prepaid accounts in good standing and transponders always pay the lowest toll rates. Drivers save more than $2 per crossing. The easiest way to maintain a positive account balance is by choosing auto-replenishment and linking the account to a valid payment method.   RiverLink is the…


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Bourbon Mixer to Return to LouisvilleKY August 17th with Havana Nights Theme

Fundraiser will Benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless Louisville, Kentucky  – Two of Louisville‘s most spirited social groups, the Whisky Chicks and the Bourbon Brotherhood, will once again come together to host the 6th Annual Bourbon Mixer, presented by Splash Analytics, on August 17th from 6:30pm-10:30pm at The Henry Clay. Early bird tickets are available atwww.BourbonMixer.com for $75 in June and $100 in July, then go up to $125 in August. All proceeds will benefit the Coalition for the Homeless and its efforts to prevent and end homelessness in our city. This year’s event is themed “Havana Nights” and will feature festive Cuban style cocktails, but replacing the…


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Kentucky Derby Festival Returns Friday

  FamFest is June 14 in New Albany   Louisville, KY.- The Kentucky Derby Festival returns to Southern Indiana this Friday, for one day only! The second annual Horseshoe Foundation FamFest is set for Friday, June 14, in Downtown New Albany. The event was originally scheduled for April 19 but was postponed due to inclement weather. The Festival is teaming up with the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County for the free family-friendly event. It will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. next to the YMCA located at 47 Pearl Street. “Horseshoe Foundation FamFest has a little bit of everything fans love…


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Mayor Fischer declares this week Pride Week in LouisvilleKY

Fischer encourages residents to show their colors in support of LGBTQ community LOUISVILLE, KY — Mayor Fischer, Metro Council representatives, Karen Williams, President & CEO of Louisville Tourism, Civitas, the newly-formed Louisville chapter of the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, the Human Relations Commission and Chris Hartman, Director of the Fairness Campaign, joined together to declare June 10 – 17, 2019 as Pride Week in Louisville. “Louisville is a compassionate city where everyone is welcome,” said the Mayor. “Let’s join together to show support and unity for our LGBTQ family, because no matter where you’re from or who you love, Louisville welcomes…


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LouisvilleKY bids farewell to Rivue

  Louisville’s only revolving restaurant on the 25th floor of the Galt House Hotel will see its final sunset on July 13 and final brunch July 14 to make way for new restaurant concept.   LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – The Galt House Hotel announced Rivue, its signature revolving restaurant on the twenty fifth floor, will close its doors on of Sunday, July 14 after a final weekend of service. A new restaurant concept will open in the same location in the spring of 2020.   Rivue, which opened in 2006, replacing Flagship, has long been a favorite for brunch, dinner and special occasions…


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Mayor Fischer, 100 Resilient Cities release comprehensive LouisvilleKY Resilience Strategy

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — Mayor Greg Fischer and The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) released Louisville’s first citywide Resilience Strategy, a new approach to address the city’s most pressing and interconnected challenges. Entitled Resilient Louisville, the strategy serves as a roadmap to better adapt city systems and institutions to the challenges of the 21st century, and prepare the city and its citizens for both expected and unexpected challenges. It includes an actionable set of visions, goals and targets that address the region’s most pressing stresses and seeks to build capacity among residents and city systems alike to better withstand future…


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LouisvilleKY will face Michigan in 2019 Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Dec. 3

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will face Michigan in the 21st Annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge in the KFC Yum! Center on Dec. 3. The game time and television network will be announced at a later date. Ranked eighth nationally in the final Associated Press poll, Michigan achieved a 30-7 record during the 2018-19 season, its second straight 30-win season and just the fifth in program history with as many victories.  The Wolverines were the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament West Region and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third straight year, becoming one of four schools…


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Kentucky Craft Bash Releases Full Beer Lineup

Over 80 Barrel Aged and Taproom Exclusive Beers Louisville, KY – The Kentucky Guild of Brewers (KGB) On Saturday, June 22nd, at Louisville Waterfront Park’s Festival Plaza, the Kentucky Guild of Brewers will host its third annual beer festival, the Kentucky Craft Bash. We’re excited to invite you to this fest for brewers and beer lovers alike to benefit Kentucky craft beer. The KGB brewfest will be the state’s largest beer festival featuring beers produced within the Commonwealth by Kentucky Craft Brewers. We will host over 40 Kentucky breweries highlighting more than 100 varieties of beer. Not only will you enjoy the Kentucky brews…


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LouisvilleKY’s Hondros College Expands Education Offerings With Kentucky Real Estate Licensing Courses

LOUISVILLE, Ky.,/PRNewswire/ — Hondros College now offers online real estate courses for students looking to become a licensed real estate professional in Kentucky. A proven, national leader in real estate education for over 50 years, Hondros College has been at the forefront of providing comprehensive real estate education, including dynamic online courses and in-classroom learning experiences. In addition to the pre-licensing courses, Hondros College offers Kentucky-specific textbooks, exam prep, post-licensing, and continuing education products for real estate professionals. “It’s all about the students, and we’re excited to expand our offerings to meet their needs,” said Tina Lapp, president of Hondros Education Group. “It’s the same quality education we’ve always…