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LouisvilleKY’s Brown-Forman Makes Commitment to Barrel Making with Investment

 Modernization of Facility Requires Reduced Workforce in 2019 LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BFA) (NYSE:BFB) announced that it will invest $45 million in the Brown-Forman Cooperage in Louisville, Kentucky. The investment will modernize the Cooperage, reduce operating cost by improving efficiency, and allow the continued production of high quality barrels in Louisville. The new equipment will be focused in the Heading and Staving departments and necessitate the elimination of 70 hourly positions once fully implemented in early 2019. The Cooperage will continue to employ approximately 205 individuals. All impacted employees, determined by the current UAW contract, will be offered a variety of…


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LouisvilleKY’s 2nd Annual South Points Buy Local Fair to be held  Sunday, October 8th

Louisville, KY – The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 2nd Annual South Points Buy Local Fair on Sunday, October 8th from 12pm-4pm at the Iroquois Park Amphitheater. The fair is aimed at encouraging locals to find diversity and adventure in South Louisville, and will feature South Louisville independent businesses, music, live artist demonstrations, a kid’s area, food, craft beer, local wine, pumpkins and more. Admission and parking are free.   “South Louisville has so many independent businesses to be proud of,” says Jennifer Rubenstein, Director of LIBA. “The Fair gives us a chance to bring many of them together for both neighborhood residents and the rest of…


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LouisvilleKY Area Home Sales up 3.6% and Average Price up 5.9% with Improving Inventory

  Louisville, KY  – The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® (GLAR) reported sales up 3.63% year-to-date (YTD) for 2017. Sales in August were 1,811 versus 1,686 last August representing a 7.41% increase. The average price YTD was up 5.89% and the median price was up 5.23%. In Jefferson County, the average price in August 2017 was $204,575 and the median was $170,000. For all MLS areas, the inventory of available properties was 14.15% lower than at the same time last year. In Jefferson County, the inventory of homes and condos for sale was 11.01% lower than August 2016. Inventory in Oldham…


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LouisvilleKY-based Brown-Forman earns top scores in disability equality

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BFA)(NYSE: BFB) was named a top-scoring company on the 2017 Disability Equality Index (DEI®) survey, conducted by the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). Brown-Forman received a perfect score of 100. In the third year of the Index, 110 companies participated in the 2017 DEI with results indicating where companies are excelling in their commitment to inclusive environmental, social, and governance policies. “Brown-Forman recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusion to creating a better overall community and company,” said Kathi Stearman, EEO Compliance Officer, Brown-Forman. “The DEI is…


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There’s a new bourbon the market to celebrate friendship

BARDSTOWN BOURBON COMPANY AND COPPER & KINGS AMERICAN BRANDY COMPANY RELEASE “COLLABOR&TION” RARE RELEASE BOURBON Created with 10-year-old straight bourbon whiskey, finished for 18 months in American Brandy and Muscat Mistelle barrels, celebrates the spirit of partnership Bardstown, KY – The Bardstown Bourbon Company (“BBCo”) and Copper & Kings American Brandy Company (“C&K”) announced today the release of “Collabor&tion,” two distinct products made with 10-year-old straight bourbon whiskey – one finished in Copper & Kings’ American Brandy barrels and the other in Muscat Mistelle barrels, for more than 18 months in the Copper & Kings basement maturation cellar. The project…


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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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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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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…


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The Hartford Names LouisvilleKY Among 100 Cities With Highest Home Fire Risk, Pledges Support

*A home fire is reported in the U.S. every 86 seconds and 33 percent of home fires are started by children 6-9 years old *The Hartford brings Junior Fire Marshal® program to the city and will donate a total of $20,000 to the school district and fire department for fire safety education HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to The Hartford’s Home Fire Index, Louisville, Ky. ranks No. 89 among the 100 U.S. cities with the highest home fire risk.2 As part of the 70th anniversary of The Hartford’s Junior Fire Marshal program, which is one of the country’s oldest corporate-sponsored public education programs, The…


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LouisvilleKY’s Kindred donates $50,000 to help hurricane victims

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred” or the “Company”) (NYSE: KND) today announced that the Company will make a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross in support of recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and across the Gulf Coast. The Company is also supporting its employees through its HOPE Fund, a tax-exempt charitable organization that was established to provide monetary assistance to Kindred employees experiencing financial hardship due to a catastrophic life event. “We are focused on doing everything necessary to support our team in Houston to make sure that our sites of service are operational, our patients…