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LouisvilleKY-based Papa John’s brings Shaq on board

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) announced last week that NBA Hall of Famer and restaurateur Shaquille O’Neal will be joining Papa John’s as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors and as an investor in nine Papa John’s restaurants in the Atlanta, Georgia area. In addition, Mr. O’Neal will enter into a marketing agreement to be an ambassador for the Papa John’s brand. A four-time NBA champion and television sports analyst on Inside the NBA, Mr. O’Neal has established a strong business track record as an investor, restaurateur and franchise owner. He currently owns a Krispy Kreme…


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LouisvilleKY distillery joins others to launch new tours

  3 Trailblazing Kentucky Distilleries Offer Complimentary Spirits Adventures LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Frankfort-based Buffalo Trace Distillery, Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. and Bardstown-based Barton 1792 Distillery have announced the combining of forces to provide enthusiasts of all Kentucky spirits an exciting new collective tour experience. “Bringing together the union of the world’s most award-winning distillery, Kentucky’s oldest fully operating distillery in the Bourbon Capital of the world, and perhaps the most imaginative new distillery in America, is something akin to the aligning of stars,” says Mark Brown, Buffalo Trace Distillery and Barton 1792 Distillery president and chief executive…


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LouisvilleKY-based Michter’s to Release US*1 Barrel Strength Rye

LOUISVILLE, Ky.,/PRNewswire/ — The Louisville based distiller will be releasing its Michter’s US*1 Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey this April 2019. Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann is clearly excited. She observed, “Since I joined Michter’s, I’ve developed a greater appreciation of how good American Rye can be. I think this US*1 Barrel Strength Rye is really exceptional.” Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson shared Pam’s enthusiasm for the release, noting, “The increased corn and malted barley used in the rye recipe really allows the barrel to transform the product into a super smooth, rich and complex rye whiskey with an elegance on…


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LouisvilleKY’s “March for Meals” raises awareness of hunger

Mayor Fischer, Metro Council Members and other leaders deliver Meals on Wheels Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Senior Nutrition Program announced today its support and participation in the 17th annual March for Meals – the month-long, nationwide celebration of Meals on Wheels and the homebound and vulnerable seniors who rely on this vital safety net. “The services that we provide the seniors of Louisville are critical and the need continues to increase,” said Melanie Rivard, program manager for the city’s Senior Nutrition Program, part of Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services.  “Together, we can keep seniors living independently, healthier…


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Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport to Host Global Entry Enrollment Event

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) will host a Global Entry Enrollment Event beginning Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 19. Appointments with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials for applicants will be available daily from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during this week. Global Entry is offered through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Trusted Traveler Programs. It allows pre-approved travelers to expedite their entry into the United States with automated kiosks that streamline the arrival process. Other benefits include no processing lines, no paperwork, access to expedited entry benefits in other countries, reduced wait…


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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…