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LouisvilleKy’s ANGEL’S ENVY announces first release in six years

ANGEL’S ENVY’S first new release since 2013, this limited edition run of 3,600 bottles, offers distinct richness with notes of hazelnut and raisins LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — ANGEL’S ENVY, the Louisville-based craft distiller that produces small batch, hand-finished whiskeys, today announced its first new release since 2013, a limited-edition bourbon finished in Oloroso Sherry casks, ANGEL’S ENVY Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks. Just 3,600 bottles are available for purchase at the ANGEL’S ENVY Distillery in Downtown Louisville and select retailers in Kentucky. Beginning on February 12 there will be a limited number of reservations available through 500 Main, ANGEL’S ENVY membership platform for loyal fans,…


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LouisvilleKY focuses on service and visitor experience, Winter/Spring tourism certification classes schedule released

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With the re-opening of the downtown convention center, additional hotel room inventory- including 600 rooms from the new Louisville Omni- and well as additional urban distilleries open in the Bourbon District, the tourism industry is welcoming a growing number of annual visitors to Louisville in 2019 and beyond. In a regional collaboration with the Southern Indiana Convention and Tourism Bureau, Louisville Tourism continues its involvement in the nationally-recognized Certified Tourism Ambassador™ (CTA) Network and announces the winter/spring schedule of classes.   The Louisville Tourism Ambassador Program trains applicants using Louisville-specific curriculum, a half-day training session, and an open-book exam…


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LouisvilleKY’s Yum! Brands names new president

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) has announced the promotion of David Gibbs, 55, to President and Chief Operating Officer, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Greg Creed. Gibbs, a 29-year veteran of the Company, has served as President and Chief Financial Officer for the last two years. In his expanded role as President and COO, Gibbs will assume operating leadership of global KFC Division as well as the U.S. and international businesses of Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, with the respective brand leaders reporting to him. Gibbs will retain his current Yum! Brands CFO role, title and responsibilities overseeing corporate…


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LouisvilleKY government to offer free tax preparation help

  Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer joined several community and government today announced the opening of free federal and state income tax preparation for eligible residents. The Louisville Asset Building Coalition’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, and AARP Tax Aide programs provide trained, IRS-certified volunteers to offer free tax services at 17 sites across the city. The service is available to individuals and families who earned less than $64,000 in 2018. VITA and AARP volunteers will also help determine if residents are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, a refundable federal tax credit for low- and middle-income working…


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$34 million mixed-use development planned west of Ninth in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY.,  – Mayor Greg Fischer has announced the historic, long vacant warehouse located at 1405 W. Broadway has been acquired by the Housing Partnership Inc. (HPI) to be redeveloped into a $34 million mixed-use development. “This historic building has been a visible commercial marker of the Ninth Street divide and represented blight,” said the Mayor. “I commend HPI’s investment, which will bring this property back to the commercial vibrancy it once was for west Louisville and will attract additional investments along West Broadway.” Originally built in 1922 as the National Candy Co. Frank A. Menne factory, this property is on the National…


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LouisvilleKY’s famous Boat, RF and Sportshow now underway

Show features new 5,000-gallon fish tank with live demos, Yogi Bear™ appearance, Poker Run and more! LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – The Progressive® Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow  has returned this week, transforming the Kentucky Exposition Center into a one-stop marketplace for outdoors enthusiasts until Jan. 29, 2019. Attendees can browse, board and buy hundreds of the newest-model boats, RVs and accessories, and enjoy fun activities for the whole family. The 2019 Progressive Insurance Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow will feature many returning favorites, plus a brand-new lineup of exhibitors and activities for all ages. Returning this year, attendees can test their boating abilities…


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LouisvilleKY’s Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery Opening Celebration on January 31st, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  /PRNewswire/ — After years of restoration work, Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery will have an opening celebration on Thursday, January 31st, 2019.  Public tours are scheduled to begin on February 2nd and can be booked at www.michters.com. Located at 801 West Main Street on Louisville’s Museum Row, the distillery is directly across the street from The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and down the block from The Frazier History Museum, which has been designated the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Welcome Center. The Fort Nelson building is an impressive example of cast iron and stone construction with Romanesque windows and a striking corner turret rising above its neighbors. First built in…


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LouisvilleKY-based Yum! Brands Named to Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for Second Consecutive Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) today was named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the second consecutive year for the Company’s focused commitment to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality. The 2019 Bloomberg GEI includes 230 companies from 10 sectors across 36 countries and regions. “I’m incredibly proud that we’ve once again been named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. It’s a recognition of our ongoing commitment to ensure diversity and inclusion, including gender equity, are integrated into all aspects of our business,” said Tracy Skeans, Yum! Chief Transformation and People Officer. “Our focus on advancing women…


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LouisvilleKY’s mayor reacts to airport renaming

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer said he is pleased and proud of this week’s decision by the Louisville Regional Airport Authority Board to rename the city’s airport for its native son Muhammad Ali. The new name is Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. The airport’s three-letter International Air Transport Association (IATA) Location Identifier – SDF – will not change. “Muhammad Ali belonged to the world, but he only had one hometown, and fortunately, that is our great city of Louisville. Muhammad became one of the most well-known people to ever walk the Earth and has left a legacy of humanitarianism…


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LouisvilleKY’s Old Forester announces new release

LOUISVILLE, Ky.,/PRNewswire/ — Old Forester, America’s First Bottled Bourbon™, will introduce Old Forester Kentucky Straight Rye Whisky, the distillery’s first new grain recipe in nearly 150 years. Old Forester Rye will be available nationwide beginning February 1. “Our signature bourbon recipe has done this brand proud through Prohibition, World Wars and changing consumer palates,” said Campbell Brown, Old Forester President and great-great grandson of founder George Garvin Brown. “This January we will create a new tradition with a Kentucky Straight Rye that will capture the hearts and excite the palates of experienced Rye drinkers and curious whisky enthusiasts alike.” The newest expression…