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LouisvilleKY’s Papa John’s expands delivery with DoorDash

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) announced a national partnership with DoorDash, the fastest-growing on-demand destination for door-to-door delivery, offering delivery from more than 1,400 restaurants. To celebrate the launch, lucky pizza lovers can get $0 delivery during St. Patrick’s Day weekend from March 15-17 on all orders over $10 delivered through the platform at participating locations. By working with partners like DoorDash, Papa John’s continues to find ways to reach new customer segments and expand its off-premise offerings through delivery and takeout.   “This partnership extends our continued commitment to meet customers wherever they are and provide simple,…


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LouisvilleKY beats out Nashville, Indianapolis for Top Metro ranking

LOUISVILLE, KY— Site Selection magazine has ranked Louisville a “Top Metro” for economic development in two regions for number of projects in 2018. Louisville ranked fourth out of 10 metropolitan areas in the South Central region and sixth in the East North Central region, beating out other cities including Nashville, Indianapolis and Austin. In its ranking, Site Selection cited 60 expansions or relocations in the Greater Louisville region. Louisville-Jefferson County alone announced 52 projects in 2018, amounting to roughly 3,000 new jobs and more than $380 million in investment. Projects include the major $200 million expansion of GE Appliances’ dishwasher…


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Mayor says LouisvilleKY’s SummerWorks ‘crucial’ to nurturing youth, developing city’s talent pipeline

Louisville, KY., – Summer jobs are critical to developing the community’s youth and building a stronger local economy, Mayor Greg Fischer said in launching the SummerWorks jobs program for 2019. The program partners with companies and non-profits to provide good summer employment for young people age 16-21. “Summer jobs are essential building blocks for young people, and SummerWorks is crucial to our city’s economy, by creating a consistent pipeline of future talent,” Mayor Fischer said. “The combination of SummerWorks and the developing Academies of Louisville schools at JCPS will be critical pieces as we work to build the best talent development…


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LouisvilleKY nabs coveted number one spot in meetings industry

LOUISVILLE, Ky. –Louisville Tourism received major industry recognition during ConferenceDirect’s Annual Partner Meeting as the top “Convention & Visitors Bureau”* of the Year in a secondary market. This is a coveted title as ConferenceDirect, a global meetings industry management company, compiles this annual report showing meeting planning customer’s top hotel and destination choices which helps forecast 2019 trends. Louisville also took one of the top 15 spots in the Top 50 U.S. Destinations for booked room nights in 2018, placing #15. ConferenceDirect also awards individual hotels, ranking them for 2018 overall hotel bookings. Especially noteworthy with these hotel awards is…


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LouisvilleKY Metro Council told its vote jeopardizes capital projects

County attorney’s office advises mayor’s office and Council president: Financial and legal consequences ‘may be significant’ Louisville, KY., – Following a vote Thursday by Metro Council, Louisville Metro Government (LMG) has suspended all work on the current budget’s debt-funded capital projects, effective immediately. The Council voted 18-8 to suspend the bond ordinance that would fund the projects, which the Council has twice approved – first when approving the FY19 budget in June, and then again the next month, when approving the bond reimbursement ordinance. These are bonds that were authorized to pay for projects ranging from paving and sidewalks throughout the city, to funding…


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LouisvilleKY restaurant to test new idea with Derby Week pop-up

OLÉ HOSPITALITY GROUP TEASING NEW STEAK & BOURBON CONCEPT WITH DERBY WEEK POP-UP Photos from Steak & Bourbon’s Facebook page… LOUISVILLE, KY—Olé Hospitality Group, the creative force behind Mussel & Burger Bar, Artesano Vino Tapas y Mas, Taco Luchador, Guaca Mole Cocina Mexicana announced today a special Derby week Pop-up to whet Louisville’s appetite for their long-anticipated new concept, Steak & Bourbon: An American Grill.  April 30 – May 4, Olé will be serving up Steak & Bourbon’s menu at Artesano Vino Tapas y Mas in Wesport Village at 1321 Herr Ln #130. “We are offering very limited reservations as something fun to celebrate the best…


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LouisvilleKY’s Hand Transplant Recipient Celebrates 20th Anniversary

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Matthew Scott, the recipient of the world’s most successful hand transplant and the first person in the United States to receive a hand transplant, will celebrate the 20thanniversary of the history-making procedure today at a reception. Scott became a part of medical history on January 24-25, 1999, when he received his new left hand, an event that has greatly impacted the future of both transplantation and reconstructive surgery around the world. The 14 ½ hour innovative procedure requiring 18 medical professionals was performed at Jewish Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, by surgeons from Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center and Christine M. Kleinert Institute…


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LouisvilleKY’s Brown-Forman Named Distiller of the Year

Old Forester Recognized With Distillery Manager of the Year LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Whisky Magazine has named Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BFA)(NYSE:BFB) the Distiller of the Year and recognized Juan Merizalde Carrillo of Old Forester Distilling Co. as Distillery Manager of the Year at the 2019 Icons of Whisky America Awards held in New York. The Icons of Whisky are the annual industry awards organized by Whisky Magazine that recognize the very best people and places in the whiskey business around the world. The Icons of Whisky Awards America are presented annually as part of the Whisky Magazine Awards. “We are honored to receive…


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LouisvilleKY hotel Inducted into Historic Hotels of America in 2018

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Historic Hotels of America®, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest and most significant historic hotels, has inducted 27 historic hotels into membership in 2018. The oldest hotel dates back to the 1880s. Many of the historic hotels are adaptive reuse historic hotels that have involved converting some or all of a historically significant building to a hotel. Originally, these buildings were built for another purpose in their history. 16 of the 27 historic hotels inducted in 2018 are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, four of the…


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LouisvilleKY-based Long John Silver’s celebrates 50th anniversary

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Long John Silver’s, the nation’s largest quick service seafood restaurant company, is celebrating its 50th anniversary by giving its fans more of what they love – great tasting fish! This Lenten season, guests can enjoy more fish in every bite with the new Thick Cut Alaska White Fish Basket and the Thick Cut Alaska White Fish Sandwich Combo at Long John Silver’s. “We are always looking for new ways to surprise and delight our guests; many of whom are loyal fans of the golden fried fish that’s made us famous for 50 years,” said Vice President of Marketing and Culinary Innovation,…