Articles by JackieBentley

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Bourbon City Cruisers Coming To Downtown LouisvilleKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 13, 2018) – A fleet of electric-powered Bourbon City Cruisers will hit the streets of Louisville in the spring of 2019. New city tours connecting travelers with distillery, culinary and entertainment destinations downtown in these unique eco-friendly vehicles are in development from the owners of Mint Julep Experiences. Each three-wheeled cruiser will accommodate up to six passengers driven by an expert guide. Inspired by a city sightseeing tour in Denver, Co., Mint Julep Experiences owner Sean Higgins experienced the most fun he could imagine on three wheels. His desire to bring a safe, eco-friendly, affordable and fun…


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LouisvilleKY’s famous road race gets a new title sponsor

Louisville, KY.   – Louisville-based Humana is now partnering with a local event that gets over 12,000 people in shape every year – the Derby Festival’s miniMarathon and Marathon. Humana announced this week they will be the title sponsor of Kentucky’s largest annual road race in 2019. Humana has partnered on the races since 2012, but this will be their first time as title sponsor. “We’ve been inspired by the stories from participants, and it’s because of them that we’re stepping up as title sponsor of the event,” said Dr. Val Slayton, Humana Regional Vice President, Health Services. “This is an opportunity to…


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LouisvilleKY’s official holiday season kickoff Nov. 23 to Jefferson Square

Louisville, KY., – The city’s largest and most beloved holiday event, Light Up Louisville, returns for the 38th year on Nov. 23, outside of Metro Hall in Jefferson Square. Light Up Louisville is the official starting point for the holiday season in Louisville. This event has become a holiday tradition for scores of residents and their visiting friends and family. It is a day full of excitement, entertainment and community. “Light Up Louisville is the perfect way for our city to usher in the holidays,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “After a big Thanksgiving meal the day before, grab your kids and…


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NBC Sports & LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs to Debut Road to the Kentucky Derby Magazine Series

Story and photos from Churchill Downs.com Louisville, KY – As the home of horse racing in the United States, NBC Sports will expand its programming in 2019, collaborating with Churchill Downs on a new magazine-style series, and adding a pair of crucial prep races. In partnership with Churchill Downs, NBC Sports will debut a new Road to the Kentucky Derby series this spring, leading up to NBC’s coverage of the 145th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve on Saturday, May 4. In March, NBCSN will debut the first of the four 30-minute Road to the Kentucky Derby episodes, which will showcase the stars of the sport, telling the stories behind the…


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LouisvilleKY gets ready for snow season

Louisville, KY – Joined by the 265 regular members of the Louisville Metro Snow Team, Mayor Greg Fischer declared today that the city is battle ready for winter 2018-19. Mayor Fischer also named dozens of Jefferson County Public School students as honorary members of the Snow Team. The students — from Medora, Fairdale, Johnsontown, Greenwood, Schaffner Traditional and Stonestreet elementary schools — decorated six  snow plows that will be part of the Lots of Lights Parade during the Light Up Louisville celebration on Nov. 23. Three of the plows were displayed during today’s event in the Cardinal Stadium parking lot. After…


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Community-Wide Planting Day works for a greener LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – Brightside will hold its fall planting event Saturday, November 10 along West Broadway. Volunteers will join Brightside, who has partnered with the Division of Community Forestry and corporate sponsors to plant approximately 115 trees on West Broadway between 22nd and 37th streets. “Brightside’s Community-Wide Planting Day is a terrific example of how we can be compassionate neighbors and caregivers of the environment,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “This year’s 115 trees will add to the 150 planted in 2015. West Broadway neighbors, businesses and travelers should see positive effects from these trees for years to come.” In addition to…


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LouisvilleKY Mobile Clinic to offer Microchipping and Pet Licensing purchase/renewal

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Animal Services is encouraging pet owners to take advantage of an upcoming Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, November 10th from 9am-12pm at Wyandotte Park, 1010 Beecher Street. In addition to one ($10) and three-year ($15) Rabies vaccinations, LMAS will offer microchipping services for cats and dogs for just $25.  So far in 2018, more than one-thousand pets in Jefferson County have been reunited with their owners. But sadly, the majority of cats and dog that entered the LMAS Shelter was not microchipped and could not return home. “Microchipping is a crucial component to remaining a…


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Election Day is over and here’s how your favorite LouisvilleKY candidate fared

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley The votes have been tallied and it’s now the Day After.  Here is a list of the election results, courtesy of the Jefferson County Elections Center…   SUMMARY REPORT RUN DATE:11/06/18 RUN TIME:10:16 PM VOTES PERCENT PRECINCTS COUNTED (OF 623). . . . . 623 100.00 REGISTERED VOTERS – TOTAL . . . . . 0 BALLOTS CAST – TOTAL. . . . . . . 291,591 BALLOTS CAST – BLANK. . . . . . . 10 Straight Party (VOTE FOR) 1 Republican (REP) . . . . . . . . 52,916 36.10 Democratic…


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LouisvilleKY’s Opportunity Zones touted as great investment

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today joined community leaders, investors and Louisville Metro Government representatives to champion Opportunity Zones as a new tool to help revitalize Louisville neighborhoods. Additionally, the Mayor released the city’s Opportunity Zones Prospectus, a holistic document that showcases Louisville’s assets and will be shared with investors locally and across the country. “Opportunity Zones are a new avenue for us to attract investment to areas of our city that already have momentum and could see tremendous growth and opportunity with additional capital investment,” said the Mayor. “We want responsible development and projects that benefit our…


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LouisvilleKY’s famous parade looking for heroes

    Louisville, KY. – You may want to hang on to your Halloween costumes for next year’s Republic Bank Pegasus Parade. Themed “Pegasus Power,” the parade on May 2, 2019, will celebrate super heroes from all walks of life. “Everyone has a hero. From real-life to the big screen, we plan to celebrate them all on Broadway next spring,” said Mike Berry, KDF President and CEO. “We invite everyone to save their hero costumes and join us for the Derby Festival event that’s been bringing the community together for more than 60 years.” Registration is now open for groups interested…