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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…


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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 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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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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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…