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LouisvilleKY Hosts Show for Horse Racing Enthusiasts

Equestricon Fans Get Unprecedented Industry Access LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Breeders’ Cup Festival, consisting of a week-long celebration October 28-November 10 celebrating the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, is racing into Louisville with a prominent anchor event.   In its second year is Equestricon, which kicks off the Festival on Oct. 29 at the newly-renovated Kentucky International Convention Center. This two-day conclave is a premiere horse racing lifestyle event designed to celebrate the sport of racing with its fans. It’s an international horse racing convention, fan festival and trade show all rolled into one.   Fans will have unprecedented access to racing’s stars with expected appearances…


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New initiative aims to give LouisvilleKY low-income children better chance at academic success

PNC Foundation, NCFL, Metro United Way, Louisville Metro invest to serve thousands of families Louisville, KY., – Half of Jefferson County children lack the basic skills and knowledge to begin kindergarten. The PNC Foundation, National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), Metro United Way’s Ready for K Alliance and Louisville Metro announced a more than $250,000 collaboration to support Say & Play with Words, a new pre-Kindergarten vocabulary-building initiative. Say & Play with Words will target at-risk children in Louisville neighborhoods, with a goal of shrinking the word gap and increasing kindergarten readiness. “Words unlock success for children,” said Chuck Denny,…


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LouisvilleKY’s Michter’s to Release its 20 Year Bourbon for the First Time in Two Years

LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann and Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson have decided to release Michter’s 20 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon this year. The last release of this Michter’s offering occurred two years ago in November 2016. “We’re really proud of our 20 year and older offerings,” commented Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco. “They come from stocks that we purchased years ago, and we feel that the barrels have developed really well.” Recognizing the critical importance of rickhouse management in the aging of older whiskeys, Michter’s Distillery has the position of Master of Maturation. This is held by Andrea…


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LouisvilleKY’s Pizza Week is coming soon

Louisville, KY., – If you thought Louisville Burger Week was a culinary delight, just wait until November when the city enjoys its own Pizza Week. From Nov. 12-18, Louisville’s most popular pizzerias will offer $8 pizzas. “Louisville Pizza Week is seven days of paying homage to all things ‘za, no matter how you slice it. Each participating restaurant will bake up their own spin on the wheel – from signature pies to secret menu specialties and more,” according to the promotional event’s website. “Let your Pizza Week Passport take you on a Louisville exploration; map out your week, try new…


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LouisvilleKY-based Papa John’s Announces New Organizational Structure and Executive Promotions and Appointments

New Structure Designed to Improve Customer Experience and Drive Growth Mike Nettles Appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Operating & Growth Officer LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) has announced a new organizational structure consistent with the strategy laid out earlier this year to improve the experience that customers have with Papa John’s and accelerate growth. As part of the changes, the Company has established dedicated roles and responsibilities around each consumer touch point and has consolidated the line of reporting for these roles under a new Executive Vice President, Chief Operating and Growth Officer position, which will be…


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LouisvilleKY-based Humana Foundation Donates $250,000 to Support Multi-State Disaster Recovery Efforts in Wake of Hurricane Michael

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, announced the actions it is taking to assist its members, employees and communities in Florida and the Gulf Coast Region who have been impacted by Hurricane Michael, including a disaster recovery donation from its philanthropic arm, the Humana Foundation. Among those actions, Humana has opened its toll-free crisis intervention hotline and counseling services beyond employees and members to include any individual who needs assistance in those communities impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Humana Foundation also announced it will provide an initial $250,000 donation to United Way Worldwide to…


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LouisvilleKY Airport Authority Receives $24.4 Million from Federal Aviation Administration

LOUISVILLE, KY  – The Louisville Regional Airport Authority has received $24.4 million in airport infrastructure grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The FAA awarded $586 million in airport infrastructure grants, as part of the total $3.18 billion in AIP funding for airports across the United States. Louisville International Airport (SDF) received $23,305,246 in grants and Bowman Field (LOU) received $1,172,498 in grants. The grants will be used for various improvements at both airports. “Louisville is the third busiest cargo airport in the United States and operating a safe and efficient airport is vital…


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LouisvilleKY’s Angel’s Envy launches new customer initiative

The membership-driven platform will bring ANGEL’S ENVY closer to fans through personalized on and offline experiences Membership perks include: invitations to local private ANGEL’S ENVY events, behind-the-scenes videos, Q&A with whiskey experts and VIP status at the Distillery LOUISVILLE, Ky., PRNewswire/ — ANGEL’S ENVY®, the Louisville-based craft distiller that produces small batch, finished whiskeys including the highly celebrated ANGEL’S ENVY Kentucky straight bourbon finished in port barrels, today announced the launch of its consumer engagement platform, “500 Main.” The membership-driven platform enables fans to engage more directly with ANGEL’S ENVY through a combination of on and offline experiences personalized to their location and…


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Over 20,000 GIE+EXPO participants to contribute to LouisvilleKY economy

Louisville, KY – The annual Green Industry and Equipment Expo (GIE+EXPO), along with the co-located Hardscape North America (HNA), will make its return to the Kentucky Exposition Center on October 17 – 19. Attendee registration numbers are trending over last year. Over 20,000 participants have registered from over 25 countries and are expected to attend this year’s event.  Nearly $19 million in estimated economic impact is expected from this show. Continuing the shows’ record-breaking trajectory, the 2018 shows are shaping up to be bigger than ever, with more than 210 new exhibitors; increased exhibit space – both indoors and outdoors; new education…


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Amazon Expands Grocery options in LouisvilleKY

Prime members in Annapolis, Cleveland, Louisville, North and Central New Jersey and Pittsburgh can enjoy delivery in as little as an hour from Whole Foods Market Plus, grocery pickup from Whole Foods Market expands to three new cities including Dayton, Louisville and Omaha AUSTIN, Texas & SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon and Whole Foods Market today launched delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now in Annapolis, Cleveland, Louisville, North and Central New Jersey and Pittsburgh as well as additional locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Starting today, Prime members in those cities can shop through…