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Registration now open for LouisvilleKY’s famous KDF miniMarathon and Marathon

Louisville, KY.   – Registration for the 2018 Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon presented by Walmart and Humana is now open. New this year, the Festival is kicking off registration at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com with 24 hours of deals which include: the lowest prices of the season, new VIP upgrades and exclusive apparel. Plus, the Festival has created a new Race Referral Program which could earn runners free registration for next year’s event. Said Shanna Ward, Race Director, “Being one of the first to register will not only guarantee your spot in the race, but will also get you the lowest rates and best deals.”…


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Traffic changes for LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs guests this month

CONSTRUCTION TO ALTER TRAFFIC, PARKING FOR SELECT GUESTS DURING CHURCHILL DOWNS’ 11-DAY SEPTEMBER MEET   LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Initial work on a construction project designed to enhance transportation ingress and egress at Churchill Downs Racetrack will temporarily alter traffic and parking for a segment of guests who plan to attend the Louisville racetrack’s upcoming September Meet.   Guests are advised to visit www.ChurchillDowns.com/Parking in advance of attending the historic racetrack to view recommended alternative routes and a complete list of guest-appropriate temporary lots.   The September Meet at Churchill Downs begins Friday, Sept. 15, and Thoroughbred racing will continue for 11 days on a Thursday-Sunday…


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Officials break ground on $28 million Paristown development in LouisvilleKY

Co-anchors include Louisville Stoneware, The Kentucky Center and Goodwood Brewing Co. LOUISVILLE, KY  – Mayor Greg Fischer joined state and local officials to break ground on a $28 million arts and cultural district located in the Paristown neighborhood last week. The neighborhood is a wedge-shaped area bounded by Broadway to the north, Barret Avenue to the east, Kentucky Street to the south and an elevated rail line that runs parallel to Swan Street on the west. The project is co-anchored by Louisville Stoneware, The Kentucky Center and Goodwood Brewing Co., and will bring jobs and a variety of restaurant and…


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Jim James of My Morning Jacket to Perform With Louisville Orchestra

Louisville, KY – The Louisville Orchestra is delighted to announce that Jim James of My Morning Jacket will perform with the Louisville Orchestra on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8PM at the Kentucky Center. Scheduled as part of the Orchestra’s “Classics Series” sponsored by Brown-Forman, the concert, titled “Kentucky Classics,” was already announced and is currently on sale. James will perform with the orchestra in a set of his original songs orchestrated by LO Music Director, Teddy Abrams. The two have hoped to collaborate for years in an orchestral performance. The concert on April 7, 2018, also features the orchestra performing a Louisville premiere…


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LouisvilleKY’s Frazier History Museum to be Official Kentucky Bourbon Trail starting point

(Louisville, KY, September, 6, 2017) – The Frazier History Museum and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association have finalized its partnership to mutually develop a Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center & Exhibit that will be located at the Frazier along Louisville’s famed Whiskey Row. The center will exclusively become the “Official Starting Point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Experiences” when it opens in August 2018, showcasing the iconic members of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventure and its Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® featuring the state’s micro distilleries. The interactive, state-of-the-art experience will include Kentucky Bourbon-related historical exhibits and educate visitors on why the…


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Formidable 2017-18 LouisvilleKY’s Men’s Basketball Schedule Features 19 National Telecasts

  Fourteen of the Cardinals’ games will be played against teams that reached the 2017 NCAA Tournament   LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Appearances in three special early season events, at least 19 games on national television and 21 home games in the KFC Yum! Center highlight the demanding 2017-18 University of Louisville men’s basketball schedule during its fourth season in the Atlantic Coast Conference.   A total of 21 of the Cardinals’ 31 games will be played against teams that participated in post-season competition last season, including at least 14 from the 2017 NCAA Tournament (NCAA Tournament:  Duke, Florida State twice,…


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Kentucky Derby Festival Pin Party this weekend in LouisvilleKY

PARTY LIKE IT’S DERBY FESTIVAL TIME! RARE PEGASUS PINS FOR SALE AT ANNUAL PEGASUS PIN PARTY   Sept. 7, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – You’re invited to the Kentucky Derby Festival’s fifth annual Pegasus Pin Party. The event is this Saturday, September 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Festival’s headquarters at 1001 S. Third Street in Louisville.   The party will feature discount pricing on all past year pins, as well as a special raffle of a complete set of “Instant Win” and “Exchange Pins.” The “Instant Win” pins are an integral part of the Pegasus Pin Program each year…


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James Graham Brown Foundation Issues Major Challenge Grant to Fund Repair of LouisvilleKY’s Overlook Wall

Degraded limestone will be replaced with more durable concrete panels   Louisville, Kentucky – The James Graham Brown Foundation has issued a major challenge grant of $275,000 to the Waterfront Development Corporation (WDC) to fund the replacement of degraded limestone panels on the north face of the Overlook in Waterfront Park. The limestone, which was installed when the Overlook was first constructed in 1998, is in constant contact with the river. Over time, the limestone has deteriorated, with panels cracking, splitting, and in some areas, falling into the river. The limestone panels will be replaced with cast concrete panels, which are more durable and easier…


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Heads up travelers on LouisvilleKy’s I-65 south: it’ll be closed this weekend

Interstate 65 South closed in Jefferson County September 8-11 Interstate to be closed to accommodate safety improvements Story from Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s website Louisville, KY (Sept. 6, 2017) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) reminds motorists that a portion of Interstate 65 South will be closed this weekend in Jefferson County. This interstate shut-down is the first of two weekend closures, one in each direction, to accommodate safety improvements and other roadway maintenance. I-65 South is scheduled for closure this weekend between I-64 and I-264 (mile markers 130.6 to 136.4). All driving lanes, exit ramps and entrance ramps will be closed…


Bardstown Bourbon

Bardstown Bourbon Company expands to become one of the world’s largest bourbon distilleries

Expansion to six million proof gallons makes it one of the largest bourbon distilleries in the world     Bardstown, KY (September 6, 2017) – The Bardstown Bourbon Company (“BBCo”) announced today the expansion of its capacity to allow production of up to six million proof gallons – a move that will make it one of the largest bourbon distilleries in the world. With an annual production capability of nearly 100,000 barrels, BBCo will provide needed capacity for its customers in its Collaborative Distilling Program, take on a select few additional customers, and meet the needs for its own brands. BBCo anticipates the…