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LouisvilleKY Frazier History Museum and Commonwealth’s Bourbon country nabs travel kudos

LOUISVILLE, KY.,  – BOURBON COUNTRY has been named one of the “TOP 10 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES” for 2018 by LONELY PLANET. The travel media authority named the Kentucky region No. 8 on its list of must-see places to visit. “The state of Kentucky is known for its rolling hills topped with stately horse farms, its fierce devotion to college basketball and, most importantly, its bourbon,” Lonely Planet said. “The state’s distilling heritage runs deep, and those looking for a taste should head straight to Kentucky Bourbon Country, the golden triangle between LOUISVILLE, Lexington and Elizabethtown where this seasoned spirit comes to life.” Lonely Planet also…


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Best-Selling Author Liz Curtis Higgs to Speak at LouisvilleKY’s Christian Academy Gala on February 23

  Louisville, KY – The Christian Academy School System, which provides a traditional education in a Christ-centered environment to more than 3,000 students on four campuses, will host its annual fundraiser on Friday, February 23 at 6:30pm. The 2018 Christian Academy Gala will be held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, located at 280 West Jefferson Street, and will be emceed by WDRB-TV Anchor Elizabeth Woolsey. Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs will be the featured speaker at the event, which will include a VIP reception and book signing at 5:30pm, a silent auction emceed by Kelly K of the WDJX Ben Davis and Kelly K Morning Show beginning at 6:30pm, a…


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Annual LouisvilleKY fashion show presents latest trends for this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival

Louisville, KY.   – With Derby Festival events rapidly approaching, it’s time to find the perfect spring outfits! You’ll find the latest looks and hottest trends at the Macy’s Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show on March 29th.  Tickets are on sale now for the season’s most exclusive fashion event. The event kicks off with cocktails and boutique shopping at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and runway show at 8 p.m. in the Showroom of Horseshoe Southern Indiana. Macy’s has been title sponsor since 2013. This year’s fashion show will feature outfits and accessories from Macy’s, more than a dozen local boutiques, and other retailers. Some of the Festival’s Official…


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LouisvilleKY Zoo Seeks Trashformation Contest Entries and Eco-Partners for Earth Month

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo invites students in pre-K – grade 12 to get involved with the sixth annual Trashformation: A Trash-to-Treasure Art Contest for Students. The annual contest is part of the Zoo’s Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company in April. Students are encouraged to communicate the importance of recycling and sustainability through art.  Using only recyclable items, students’ art submissions should express or interpret “Reuse, Reduce and Recycle.” Back by popular demand, the Zoo is partnering with the Louisville Orchestra’s MakingMUSIC Landfill…


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LouisvilleKY playwright presents two plays kicking off Black History Month

Louisville, KY., – The Bard’s Town Theatre hosts a double bill of African-American themed plays to kick off Black History Month this year – “DOUBLE V”, about a crusading black newsman during World War II who helps persuade President Harry Truman to integrate the US military, and DERBY MINE 4, about an African-American miner, rare in today’s coal industry, who rescues colleagues trapped underground by a methane explosion. Written by local playwright Larry Muhammad, the two hour-long dramas will be performed at The Bard February 1, 2 and 3, each night at 7:30 pm. They are brought to the stage by a team of…


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Despite Evidence, Misinformed Jeffersontown Committee Unmoved on Airbnb Issue

Planning and Zoning Committee takes no action to allow Short-Term Rentals On Tuesday, I attended the Planning and Zoning Meeting of the Jeffersontown City Council. The only agenda item was short-term rentals. It was lightly attended, but there were a handful of residents who came prepared to express their opposition to legalizing short-term rentals. This committee has the authority to make changes to the law, but it appears to me no member of the committee is interested in learning FACTS about the issue. Instead, they listened as Norm Meyer of Plainview rambled on about how wrong it was for WAVE-TV…


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LouisvilleKY’s film society presents 5th annual Oscar Party

Louisville, KY— The Louisville Film Society gets ready to roll out the red carpet on Sunday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. for it’s 5 th Annual Oscar Watch Party as the 90 th Annual Academy Awards takes place in Hollywood. This year’s party will be held at Copper & Kings American Brandy Company, 1121 E. Washington Street where multiple large-screen TVs will be placed for viewing the live broadcast from Dolby Theatre. The 2018 Oscar Ceremony, put on by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is actually taking place later than its usual late-February date to avoid conflicting with the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Oscar Watch Party is LFS’s primary membership…


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LouisvilleKY’s 2018 Forecastle Festival Lineup is official

Tickets go on sale Friday Louisville, KY., – Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse lead the line up for Louisville’s Forecastle Festival 2018. This is the 16th year for the popular event, slated July 13-15, 2018, at Waterfront Park. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Jan. 19. Ticket information and more can be found at www.forecastlefest.com.  


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LouisvilleKY’s zoo reschedules Qannick’s Birthday party

Louisville, KY., – The Zoo has rescheduled Qannik’s birthday party  to Sat., Jan. 20 at 11:15 a.m. at Glacier Run. Zoo guests will be invited to sing “Happy Birthday.” Each animal will also receive special birthday enrichment items. ABOUT QANNIK | Qannik made national headlines when she was found on Alaska’s North Slope in 2011 separated from her mother and sibling. After several days of monitoring her in hopes that she would reunite with the other bears, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) began a rescue operation. Qannik was under weight and likely hadn’t learned vital skills to survive on her own. She…


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LouisvilleKY’s Speed Art Museum officially names Stephen Reily as director

  LOUISVILLE, KY (January 8, 2018) – The Speed Art Museum Board of Trustees has announced that Stephen Reily, formerly Interim Director, will remain at the Museum as Director.  Reily, a longtime civic and business leader and supporter of the Museum, stepped into the role of Interim Director in March, 2017 after the departure of former CEO Ghislain d’Humières. “Stephen stepped in graciously to serve the Speed at a time of need,” said Martha Slaughter, Chair of the Speed Art Museum Board of Trustees. “When he quickly brought it to life with a new strategic plan, careful financial planning, some key hires,…