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LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs Spring Meet Set to Close With a Bang

Story by Kevin Kerstein, Churchill Down Communications, at ChurchillDowns.com Louisville, KY., – The 38-day Spring Meet at Churchill Downs is set to close this week with a stellar eight-race program for Twilight Thursday presented by Blue Moon, a special 11-race program on Friday and a 12-race extravaganza on closing day Saturday, including a trio of stakes events. “We’ve been so appreciative for all of our owners, trainers and handicappers for supporting this year’s Spring Meet,” said Ben Huffman, Churchill Downs’ Vice President of Racing. “With the boosted purse structure from Derby City Gaming, the support for our racing has been stronger than ever. We…


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LouisvilleKY’s Clear/Cut Phocus launches nationally

The Category Leader in Premium Caffeinated Sparkling Water is Now Available at CVS Locations Nationwide as Part of the Pharmacy Retailer’s Better-For-You Food and Beverage Initiative LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Clear/Cut Phocus™ (Phocus), a first-of-its-kind premium sparkling water containing natural caffeine and L-theanine, is now available at over 800 CVS locations nationwide. CVS has brought on Phocus as part of the pharmacy chain’s better-for-you-beverage program, a commitment to promoting the personal wellness of its customers by providing healthier beverage options on its shelves. “CVS is dedicated to expanding its selection of premium, healthy food and beverage offerings, and we’re excited to be…


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SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference returns to LouisvilleKY June 24-28

  (LOUISVILLE, KY) — For the fifth year in a row, the world’s largest hands-on skills competition is returning to Louisville. The 55th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) will be held Monday, June 24, through Friday, June 28, showcasing the very best in career and technical education for the skilled trades. SkillsUSA is the third largest convention for the city, with an estimated economic impact of $26.7 million. Louisville Tourism estimates total hotel room nights for the week at more than 36,987. More than 19,000 students, teachers and education leaders are expected to attend. The cornerstone of NLSC is the SkillsUSA Championships, when…


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LouisvilleKy’s Rabbit Hole forms international partnership

  Partnership with fast-growing, high-potential brands is the latest in a series of successful deals illustrating the Group’s active portfolio management, part of its three-year strategic plan “Transform & Accelerate” LouisvilleKY., & Paris – -(BUSINESS WIRE) Pernod Ricard (Paris:RI), through Pernod Ricard USA’s New Brand Ventures division, is delighted to announce the signing of the agreement for the acquisition of a majority share of Rabbit Hole Whiskey, produced and based in Louisville, Kentucky. Rabbit Hole, an award-winning range of Kentucky spirits, is particularly recognized for its iconic, state-of-the-art distillery in the heart of Louisville. The brand’s Straight Bourbon and Rye whiskeys are…


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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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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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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…