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LouisvilleKY to celebrate 50th anniversary of iconic Dirt Bowl with tournament, series of community events

  Photo from Louisville Dirty Bowl’s Facebook page… LouisvilleKY., – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the iconic Dirt Bowl tournament is returning for a historic 50th year with plans to commemorate the tournament’s anniversary with a series of events in addition to the tournament, which will begin the weekend of June 22 with games on the hard courts at Shawnee Park. “The Dirt Bowl is an enormous part of Louisville sports history,” said the Mayor. “From NBA stars to young people, this tournament brings together our community to share good times and watch great basketball. I’m thrilled to join others…


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LouisvilleKY runners get a new opportunity for KDF Mini & Marathon

Louisville, KY.   – Kentucky Derby Festival is celebrating National Running Day in a big way, by opening registration for the 2020 Humana miniMarathon and Marathon earlier than ever on June 5. Registration opens at 9 AM EDT on June 5, with special discounted rates and offers in the first 24 hours. “On National Running Day, we’re hitting the ground running for 2020,” said Shanna Ward, Race Director. “It’s the perfect opportunity for runners to get a great deal on registration prices and guarantee their spot in the 2020 race.” On June 5, from 9 AM EDT until the following morning at 9…


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Buy Local Fair: Part 2 will be Held Saturday, June 8

Louisville, KY -The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) held the 11th Annual Buy Local Fair on Sunday, May 19, only to have high winds and sporadic rain shut it down halfway through. So, organizers are hosting the “Buy Local Fair: Part 2” at Louisville Slugger Field Hall of Fame, 401 E. Main Street, on Saturday, June 8 from 4pm-7pm. Admission to the Fair is free and is presented by Louisville Water and the Louisville Water Tower Park. The Louisville City FC soccer game will follow at 7pm and $15 tickets are available, with part of the proceeds benefiting LIBA. Tickets may be purchased…


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LouisvilleKY’s official cocktail to be toasted during Old Fashioned Fortnight

Louisville Celebrates the Old Fashioned LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 31, 2019) – Kicking off on Kentucky’s birthday last Friday, Louisville’s official cocktail – the Old Fashioned – will be celebrated for two straight weeks (a fortnight) with festivities culminating on National Bourbon Day on June 14.   This June marks the fifth anniversary of Mayor Greg Fischer proclaiming the spirited Bourbon drink as the city’s official cocktail. Here are some ways to participate in the Old Fashioned Fortnight celebration:   The Kentucky Bourbon Affair, billed as the “Ultimate Bourbon Fantasy Camp,” takes place June 4-8 at various locations in Louisville and throughout the state. The…


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Nintendo Switch Road Trip to stop in LouisvilleKY

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nintendo plans to bring Nintendo Switch games, memorable photo opportunities and activities for the whole family to cities across the country, including Louisville. The Nintendo Switch Road Trip tour runs June 26 through October and offers visitors a colorful and highly interactive space featuring playable demos of some of the hottest Nintendo Switch games of the summer like Super Mario Maker 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, among others. The stops throughout the road trip are designed with kids and families in mind, offering them a one-of-a-kind Nintendo-themed experience that they can enjoy together! “The Nintendo Switch Road Trip highlights the portability of Nintendo Switch…


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LouisvilleKY teams up with Papa John’s and community partners to provide summer swimming options

Louisville, KY., – With the help of local partners, a major donation from Papa John’s and a contribution from former University of Louisville and current Atlanta Falcons player Jamon Brown’s foundation, Mayor Greg Fischer announced a plan for summer swimming alternatives for youth and families in the Louisville area. The plan includes 10 community swim events at two YMCA of Greater Louisville locations, structured swims at Central High School’s pool, and daily community swim sessions at The Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center – along with transportation options for those who otherwise would have trouble getting to the pools. The four outdoor…


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LouisvilleKY’s Locust Grove celebrates Hamilton and the American Revolution

Afternoon Lecture Series Dr. Richard Bell: The African American Revolution Wednesday, June 5, 1:15 pm Louisville, KY., – We all know that the American Revolution was about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But what did those slogans mean to black people caught up in that war? Historian Richard Bell explains that African Americans actually threw themselves into the war effort with more enthusiasm (and with more at stake) than did many white colonists. Stories like theirs beg us to think about the stakes of the American Revolution from their perspective and to wonder just how revolutionary the American…


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Burger Week returns to LouisvilleKY in July

Story and images from louisvilleburgerweek.com     Louisville, KY., – In partnership with the Kentucky Beef Council we are bringing you $5 burgers from Louisville’s most delicious restaurants July 22-28. From gourmet blends to off-menu specialties and even beer pairings – we will pay tribute to America’s sweetheart – the Hamburger! Each restaurateur and Chef will prepare their unique take on the burger. The idea is to get people to embrace the food, culture and Louisville-love while getting them out to eat, drink, and try new places! We will even be printing Burger Passports for participants to get stamped at…


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LIHEAP program improvements lead to increase of low-income households assisted in LouisvilleKY

Resilience and Community Services and Office of Performance Improvement & Innovation create improvements to increase program efficiency and accessibility + Louisville, KY., – Citing process improvements that created efficiencies and increased accessibility, the Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services announced last week that the number of low-income households helped by the city’s LIHEAP Program (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) grew by 1,249 in the most recent program year, which ended April 30. In all, 15,088 households, received more than $4.5 million in benefits to help cover essential utilities. Louisville residents living at or below 130% of the federal…


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Humana Foundation Awards $2+ Million to LouisvilleKY Nonprofits Through Community Relations Program

2019 grants in Humana’s corporate hometown address social determinants of health, improving well-being for all Louisville residents LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Humana Foundation, philanthropic arm of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) for the past 38 years, is awarding more than $2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations in Louisville as part of its ongoing Community Relations Program. The initiative began in 2018, when the foundation awarded $2.4 million to nonprofits that contribute to health and well-being in Humana’s corporate hometown. Organizations receiving Community Relations funding in 2019 will address social determinants of health by providing critical safety net services and/or by making Louisville a…