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New LouisvilleKY library opens in Okolona

Mayor Fischer, Louisville Free Public Library open new South Central Regional Library 40,000-square-foot facility features cutting-edge technology Photo from Mayor Fischer’s Twitter page LOUISVILLE (July 21, 2017) – Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Free Public Library officials welcomed the public today to the new $14.5 million South Central Regional Library located at 7300 Jefferson Boulevard near Jefferson Mall in Okolona. The 40,000-square-foot facility, which replaces the much-smaller Okolona branch, enhances service for more than 160,000 people in south central Jefferson County, with new books and cutting-edge technology that encourages learning at all stages of life. The library the second of three…


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LouisvilleKY now has a play to throw some axes

(LOUISVILLE, KY) – Flying Axes is officially opening its doors (and axes) to the public with a grand opening festival on Saturday, July 29, from 1-7PM. Flying Axes (Louisville’s first indoor axe-throwing venue) is hosting an all-day axe throwing festival to celebrate its grand opening. There will be music, food trucks and plenty of beer, including a beer truck from Covington-based Braxton Brewery with a few Louisville brews on tap. Festival goers can also choose from a wide array of canned beer, from American Classics to local favorites. Admission is FREE. “We’re pumped to open our doors and bring axe throwing to Louisville. We also can’t…


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LouisvilleKY’s Red Herring Cocktail Lounge & Kitchen expands with new coffee house opening July 27

Red Herring Coffee Lounge & Roastery provides caffeine boost and house-made pastries for morning crowd LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 20, 2017) – – Louisville’s favorite new bar Red Herring Cocktail Lounge & Kitchen, 1757 Frankfort Ave., will soon share it’s space with Red Herring Coffee Lounge & Roastery. This alter ego opens July 27 offering a custom coffee roast, tea, and fresh squeezed juices. Guests can also enjoy both “PG” and “XXX” coffee-tails including a cold fashioned with coffee instead of bourbon and bitters, cherry and orange and a cold brew Negroni with Campari, gin and cold-brewed coffee. Made-from-scratch pastries and breakfast sandwiches…


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LouisvilleKY’s newest riverboat to Be Christened tonight

Christening ceremony open to the public; tickets still available for inaugural cruise Louisville, Kentucky – The Belle of Louisville’s new riverboat will be christened the Mary M. Miller on Thursday, July 20th at 6:00 p.m. The new vessel is being named in honor of the first woman in the United States to receive a steamboat master’s license. The christening ceremony is open to the public and will take place at the Belle of Louisville Landing, 401 West River Road. A limited number of tickets are still available for the Mary M. Miller’s inaugural cruise that will board at 6:30 p.m. and cruise from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The…


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LouisvilleKY’s 3rd Annual Taste of Independents set for July 30th

  Benefiting Apron Inc. Sunday, July 30, 1PM – 4PM at The Olmsted – 3701 Frankfort Avenue   Louisville, KY – – Sunday, July 30 from 1PM – 4PM join APRON Inc. celebrate and salute our local Independent Restaurants who serve you daily!  The Taste of Independents, produced by Apron Inc., benefits employees in the independent service industry who find themselves in financial need through no fault of their own. Apron Inc. President, Gary Fox states, “I love this event- it is our big yearly showcase where we raise funds for our program of helping Independent Restaurants Workers in times of need, and to shine a spotlight on the immense…


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Crossings Climb on bridges between LouisvilleKY and Indiana

  Major improvements in response times   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 18, 2017) – The second quarter of tolling on three bridges connecting Louisville and Southern Indiana saw an increase in the number of crossings on the bridges and significant improvements in RiverLink customer service. Tolling on the SR 265 Lewis and Clark Bridge, I-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge and I-65 Kennedy Bridge started Dec. 30, 2016.   The average time to answer a call to RiverLink customer service dropped dramatically in the second quarter of the year, from an average of 40.5 minutes in the first quarter to an average of 7.9 minutes…


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New comic book to come from DC and LouisvilleKY-based KFC

New Finger-Lickin’-Good Comic Available Exclusively in DC’s Booth at San Diego Comic-Con: International LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — KFC and DC Entertainment announced today the third installment of the popular Colonel Sanders and Justice League team-up comic book series will be available in print exclusively in DC’s booth (#1915) at San Diego Comic-Con: International, July 19-23, 2017. Created by DC’s Custom Creative Studio, the finger-lickin’-good comic will also be available for digital download for a limited time starting on July 19. In KFC #3 ACROSS THE UNIVERSE the Colonel goes cosmic in a star-spanning quest to bring crunchy, spicy satisfaction to a hungry universe, only to face a…


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LouisvilleKY’s Papa John’s launches Facebook Instant Ordering

Pizza maker offers new, simple way to order your favorite pies with fully integrated ordering experience LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Starting today, people with a love for better pizza won’t have to pause between liking their friends’ vacation photos on social media and ordering a Papa John’s pizza. Papa John’s national Facebook page now features a prominent “Start Order” button—giving Papa John’s fans one more way to seamlessly order their favorite pizzas, desserts and sides. When ordering through Facebook, customers will receive 25 percent off regular menu prices by entering promo code: FBIX. Customers can access Papa John’s Facebook Instant Experience through several entry points…


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LouisvilleKY-based Papa John’s now using Facebook for instant ordering

 Pizza maker offers new, simple way to order your favorite pies with fully integrated ordering experience LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Starting today, people with a love for better pizza won’t have to pause between liking their friends’ vacation photos on social media and ordering a Papa John’s pizza. Papa John’s national Facebook page now features a prominent “Start Order” button—giving Papa John’s fans one more way to seamlessly order their favorite pizzas, desserts and sides. When ordering through Facebook, customers will receive 25 percent off regular menu prices by entering promo code: FBIX. Customers can access Papa John’s Facebook Instant Experience through several entry points…


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LouisvilleKY’s Mayor Fischer celebrates opening of new Restaurant in the Parkland Neighborhood

Six more “microbusiness” loans announced to local small Photo from Louisville Metro Resilience and Community Services’ Facebook page   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 12, 2017) – Mayor Fischer today celebrated the grand opening of Angie’s Home Cooking Family Restaurant with community members and other civic leaders. Located at 2622 W. Broadway in Lyles Mall, Angie’s Restaurant provides a 90–seat eatery in west Louisville serving home-cooked, southern-style meals. Owner Angela Bishop was the recipient of a $20,000 microbusiness loan which is part of the city’s Russell Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA), allocated for businesses either owned by Russell residents or located in or near…