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LouisvilleKY to get Crunch Franchise

LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Crunch Franchise today announced the March 2019 opening of a $2.5 million, 31,000 square-foot fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Louisville, Kentucky. Crunch Dixie – located in the Dixie Manor shopping center at 6801 Dixie Highway – will be one of the largest Crunch locations nationwide. Beginning this week, prospective members will be able to join Crunch Dixie for monthly rates starting at $9.95. The first 500 members will also receive free enrollment, a free t-shirt, discounts on small and personal group training and a chance to win other prizes. Crunch Dixie will offer top-quality cardio and strength training equipment, half-hour…


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Louisvilleky-based Thortons to be sold

Strategic Joint Venture Between ArcLight and BP to Acquire Thorntons Inc. Partnership will accelerate Thorntons growth and expand company footprint LOUISVILLE, KY – Thorntons Inc. is pleased to announce that the Louisville, KY based company is being acquired by a joint venture created between affiliates of ArcLight Capital Partners and BP to grow in the downstream refined products segment. Subject to regulatory approval, the joint venture will continue to operate all existing stores under the Thorntons name and will retain Thorntons team members working out of the Store Support Center in Louisville. “My family and the Thorntons team are incredibly…


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LouisvilleKY’s Barrell Craft Spirits releases new line

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barrell Craft Spirits of Louisville, KY is pleased to announce the introduction of its Barrell Craft Spirits line, a perfect complement to the Company’s award-winning batch releases. This fall, the company will introduce this premium new line in three limited releases: Barrell Craft Spirits Bourbon – a complex blend of 15-year-old straight bourbon whiskeys bottled at peak maturity Barrell Craft Spirits Whiskey – a 25-year-old American whiskey finished in Sercial Madeira barrels Barrell Craft Spirits Rum – a complex blend of 13- to 21-year-old vintage rum from Barbados, Jamaica and Guyana Whiskey reviewer Fred Minnick recently named Barrell Craft Spirits Bourbon his Best American…


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WellCare Launches Digital Life Coach Program for At-Risk Foster Youth in LouisvilleKY and beyond

Program Aims to Help Those Aging out of Kentucky’s Foster Care System LOUISVILLE, Ky. and TAMPA, Fla.,/PRNewswire/ — Each year, as many as 20,000 young people “age out” of the foster care system many without strong family relationships or community connections to help them navigate their lives ahead. In Kentucky, these young adults age out of the foster care system at 18 years old and are faced with a number of important life decisions to make around their health, safety and education.According to statistics, 25 percent of aged-out foster youth experience homelessness in their first four years on their own; are at seven times the rate compared to…


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Messer/Harmon JV to build LouisvilleKY’s soccer stadium

Same firm did Cardinal Stadium expansion; strong minority commitment LOUISVILLE – Messer/Harmon JV has been selected to build Louisville City Football Club’s new stadium in the historic and burgeoning Butchertown area. Construction begins in earnest this week. Messer Construction is one of the region’s largest building contracters and is employee-owned with nearly 120 works n the Louisville area. Harmon Construction, based in North Vernon, Ind., has strong ties to Louisville. William A. “Billy” Harmon, the firm’s president, played basketball for the University of Louisville from 1973–77. Messer and Harmon previously teamed up to manage the expansion of the University of Louisville’s…


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USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships to be held in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY – The USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships will be held Dec. 11-16, 2018, at Joe Creason Park, the first time the event has been held in Louisville. The national championships will feature nearly 2,000 top professional and amateur riders competing over the course of the week from 45 states.   Forty-two national titles are on the line; male and female national champions will be crowned in the Junior, Senior, Collegiate, U23, Masters and Elite categories. Athletes range in age from 10 to 85 years old.   The event will be held on a cyclocross course at Joe Creason…


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LouisvilleKY’s small businesses Host Annual hoLOUdays Contest

Louisville, KY  – The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) has officially launched its annual Buy Local, Win $1000 hoLOUdays Contest. Now through January 2nd, shoppers can enter to win a $1,000 LIBA gift card at any of the 450+ LIBA member retailers. More info and official contest rules are available at keeplouisvilleweird.com/hoLOUdays. New this year, LIBA will host “12 Nights of hoLOUdays,” a series of special events held at different local retailers. The first event will be held Tuesday, November 27, 4pm-7pm at Red Tree, 701 E. Market Street, and will feature complimentary cookies, 50% off all holiday ornaments, and a drawing for a $50…


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Boys & Girls Clubs In LouisvilleKY and Kentucky Awarded New Grants By The Anthem Foundation

LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Through Triple Play, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Anthem Foundation are delivering education and programming that promotes the importance of physical activity and proper nutrition, and enables youth to build the skills needed to overcome environmental factors that can negatively impact health and wellness. Thanks to $35,000 in Triple Play grants from the Anthem Foundation, more youth will have access to health and wellness programming in Kentucky. Through the partnership, Boys & Girls Clubs in Kentucky have made significant strides in enabling youth to reach their full potential as healthy, productive adults. When comparing Kentucky Club kids to national…


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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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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…