Articles by JackieBentley

shawnee bicycle pump track

New bicycle pump track unveiled at LouisvilleKY’s Shawnee Park

Photos from Metro Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton’s Facebook page… Louisville, KY., – Third District Congressman John Yarmuth, Metro Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and others were on hand Saturday as Louisville Parks and Recreation unveiled a new bicycle pump track in Shawnee Park as part of the West Louisville Appreciation Day festival. “This pump track is another exciting way for young people in West Louisville and throughout our city to experience the outdoors and have fun in one of the many award-winning parks right here in our community. It was an honor to join Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and so many West…


kenwood drive in

Councilwoman Welch to host special ceremony to honor LouisvilleKY’s Kenwood Drive In

Ceremony set for Tuesday, July 31st at noon Louisville – In the days before YouTube, Netflix and Pay per View, there was one special place in Louisville’s South End to take the family out for a movie and you didn’t have to get out of the car. One Tuesday, July 31st Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13), the Kentucky Historical Society and representatives of the Iroquois Neighborhood Association will dedicate the Commonwealth’s newest Historical Marker at the Kenwood Drive In. “Sixty nine years ago, the Kenwood Drive In held its Grand Opening and for those of us who grew up in South Louisville and the surrounding…


street rod nationals

Street Rod Nationals Returns to LouisvilleKY this weekend

  Over 10,000 Vintage Cars Heading for City Streets LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Louisville will once again roll out the red carpet to hundreds of brightly colored street rods and vintage automobiles as the city welcomes back the National Street Rod Association’s (NSRA) Annual Street Rod Nationals, August 2 – 5, at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC).  This year’s gathering will mark the 49th anniversary of this popular summer ritual.  Louisville has hosted the group for 24 years, with this year being the twenty-first consecutive year the city has put out the welcome mat. The annual show generates more than $16.5 million in…


kentucky derby Justify

Latest Triple Crown Winner Justify retires

Story from KentuckyDerby.com Louisville, KY., – Triple Crown winner Justify‘s racing career is officially over. His retirement was announced via press release Wednesday afternoon. “Justify had some filling in his ankle, and he is just not responding quick enough for a fall campaign,” said trainer Bob Baffert, who also won the Triple Crown with American Pharoah in 2015. “We all wanted to see Justify run again, but ultimately it is my responsibility to make sure he is perfect. Without 60-90 days, I can’t be definite.” Campaigned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, and Starlight Racing, Justify became…


Louisville  fire FC soccer

New leadership for LouisvilleKY’s soccer club

Story and photos from louisvillecityfc.com Louisville, KY., – Louisville City Football Club has named Brad Estes as its new president. “Brad is someone who we have believed in and have backed since his joining us last year,” said Mike Mountjoy, co-chairman of Louisville City FC. “His commitment to this club and desire to see us continue our growth means this is a move that makes sense for us.” The Kentucky native will take up his new role effective immediately and will continue to lead the LouCity front office alongside Patrick Stewart, who will also take up a new role as chief revenue…


uofl womens basketball

LouisvilleKY’s Women’s Basketball Releases 2018-19 Non-Conference Schedule

Story and photo from GoCards.com… LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women’s basketball has released its 2018-19 non-conference schedule, which is highlighted by home games against Nebraska, Kentucky and Connecticut. Overall, the Cardinals will face nine opponents that reached postseason play a season ago, seven that won 20-plus games and six that played in the NCAA Tournament. “Our non-conference schedule is extremely challenging and we are excited about that,” said head coach Jeff Walz. “Our goal is to play the best to help prepare us for conference play and our schedule does that.” Louisville opens the season at Western Kentucky on Nov….


jaylen Smith UofL football

LouisvilleKY’s Jaylen Smith Named to All-ACC Preseason Team

Story and photos from GoCards.com… LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville senior wide receiver Jaylen Smith has been named on the 2018 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Football Team by a panel of 148 voters at last week’s ACC Football Kickoff, the league announced on Tuesday. Three-time defending conference champion Clemson led all schools with eight selections, while Boston College sophomore running back AJ Dillon received the nod as the ACC Preseason Player of the Year. Smith, a senior, is one of three wide receivers on the team, joining NC State’s Kelvin Harmon and Clemson’s Hunter Renfrow. A first team all-ACC selection in 2017,…


UofL

Former LouisvilleKY executive gifts UofL $2.5 million to support first-generation Kentucky students

Story from UofL.edu…   Louisville, KY., – Carl F. Pollard, the former Humana executive and Churchill Downs Inc. chairman, is donating $2.5 million to the University of Louisville to create a scholarship fund aimed at attracting first-generation Kentucky college students to the university. The endowment gift will support two scholarships each year beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. The fund will provide approximately 65 percent of the tuition, room, board and other direct student fees associated with each student’s degree program. “The University of Louisville is grateful and thrilled to announce the establishment of the Carl F. Pollard Scholarship Fund,”…


neighborhood place

LouisvilleKY’s Neighborhood Place Partners Hosts Eight Back to School Events

Louisville, KY., – Neighborhood Place and numerous community partners will offer eight back to school events in late July and early August 2018.  These events will provide free school supplies while supplies last as well as a wide range of services and resources to help local youth and families be better prepared for the start of school year. The bulk of the supplies and funding for these events comes from area businesses, churches, schools and individual donors.  To learn more about specific activities, eligibility and other requirements, please refer to list below: July 26, Back to School Festival at Valley High School,…


State Fair Ferris Wheel

App for Kentucky State Fair in LouisvilleKY ready to download

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Guests can create a customized Kentucky State Fair experience next month by downloading a new software program for mobile devices. The app is designed to connect users to all the unique events and attractions that make the Kentucky State Fair unforgettable. The 2018 Kentucky State Fair mobile app is now available free on both Google Play and the App Store. Highlighted features include:  Attractions: check out which entertainers are on stage and what animals are in the stalls  Trending: see what’s popular at the Fair  Schedule: create daily schedules of must-see music and entertainment…