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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: March Badness Ain’t All That Bad

I could certainly pout about plenty of the items that perturb me around here, like enduring these NCAA Tournament games with no real rooting interest, thinking what might have been had the Cardinals been taking on a 14 seed today. And then there’s the disturbing news out of Bowling Green yesterday, where some un-named thing happened that resulted in the resignation of Coach Ray Harper and the suspension of three players. Politics? Sheesh. Mitch McConnell finds it convenient to ignore the Constitution by refusing to consider President Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court. The Kentucky Senate keeps cranking out anti-progressive legislation,…


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142 cancer survivors selected for Louisville Ky’s Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade

  Survivors Selected From Across the Nation for Signature Kentucky Derby Weekend Event   LOUISVILLE, KY (Wednesday, March 16, 2016) – Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) and its charitable partners Bright Pink® and Horses and Hope today announced the 142 breast and ovarian cancer survivors selected from across the nation to walk in the 2016 Longines Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade Presented by Kroger. The 142 selected survivors are listed at www.kentuckyderby.com/survivors. The eighth annual Survivors Parade will take place on Churchill Downs’ historic racetrack immediately prior to the running of the 142nd Longines Kentucky Oaks on May 6, 2016, the day before the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands. The…


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Woodford Reserve Releases Kentucky Derby Bottle

Equine artist Thomas Allen Pauly’s painting featured on commemorative bottle   LOUISVILLE, Ky.,/PRNewswire/ — Woodford Reserve®, the Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby®, is honoring this year’s “Run for the Roses”™ with the release of its 2016 Kentucky Derby commemorative bottle.  This year’s limited-edition Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby bottle features artwork from award-winning equine artist Thomas Allen Pauly. Chicago native Pauly is a world-renowned equine painter and is the Official Artist of American Pharoah – Triple Crown Winner. His painting “Barreling Down” is featured on the front of the Woodford Reserve bottle. The image on the bottle features a closeup,…


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Louisville Ky’s Churchill Downs and Ticketmaster launch Kentucky Derby Ticket Exchange

Convenient Online Platform Enables Fans to Buy and Resell Verified Tickets to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Churchill Downs Racetrack (CDRT) today launched the Kentucky Derby Ticket Exchange by Ticketmaster, the only online resale marketplace to provide fans with a secure, reliable and convenient place to buy and resell tickets to the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks. As the Derby’s only authorized resale platform, the Kentucky Derby Ticket Exchange guarantees that fans will receive legitimate, Ticketmaster Verified tickets. The Kentucky Derby encourages fans seeking to buy or resell tickets to only…


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Host of talent comes to Louisville Ky for KDF’s Waterfront Jam this year

WATERFRONT JAM LINE-UP 9 DAYS OF LIVE MUSIC KICKS OFF APRIL 28 March 11, 2016 Louisville, KY. – The Kentucky Derby Festival’s Waterfront Jam returns on Thursday, April 28 at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville. The concert series includes over 30 local and regional bands and 7 national concerts on two stages. Admission to all shows is FREE with a 2016 Pegasus Pin. The Waterfront Jam concerts on the Great Stage include: Easton Corbin with special guest Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr. on Friday, April 29 at 8 p.m.Media Sponsor: 97.5 WAMZ Easton Corbin has taken the country music industry by storm with…


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Get your Kentucky Derby hat at Louisville Ky museum sale

Get “Derby ready” with Kentucky Derby Museum’s Big Brims and Fancy Trims Annual Hat Sample Sale Sip some wine, get style tips and shop for your perfect Derby hat on Thursday, April 7th LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 9, 2016) – Kentucky Derby 142 is fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking all about hats! Get “Derby Ready” with Big Brims and Fancy Trims, the Kentucky Derby Museum’s annual Hat Sample Sale on Thursday, April 7th. Over 200 sample hats will be available, with no sample hat priced over $75.00 and many as low as $29.99. The Kentucky Derby Museum’s 2016…


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Derby Festival adds third distance to Louisville Ky cycling event

  SPOTS FOR PNC TOUR DE LOU FILLING UP FAST March 8, 2016. Louisville, KY. – Cycling enthusiasts will be able to cover more distance in this year’s PNC Tour de Lou – the Kentucky Derby Festival’s annual cycling event. The Festival is adding a third distance to the event – a Metric Century ride – which is 100 kilometers or 62.1 miles. The open course cycling event is set for Sunday, May 1, and also includes a 20-mile ride for beginners and 35-mile ride for intermediate cyclists. Registration for the Metric Century is $45 and opens on Friday, March 11 on KDF.org.  For…


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Louisville Ky girl wins KDF spelling bee

Louisville, Ky., – Third time was a charm for 10-year-old Tara Singh of Louisville as she won the 23rd annual Ford Motor Company Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee today. Singh, who was competing for the third year in a row, correctly spelled “Eponym” – (of a person) giving their name to something. The competition was held in the Bomhard Theatre at the Kentucky Center for the Arts (501 W. Main Street in Louisville). Amber Voigtschild of Lawrence County, Indiana, was runner-up in the competition among students from Kentucky and Southern Indiana.  Singh represents Jefferson County Private Schools and is a…


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Louisville Ky’s Derby Museum announces Jane Driskell as new Chief Financial Officer

Former State Budget Director and Louisville Metro Government CFO to step into role in late March   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 3, 2016) – Kentucky Derby Museum is pleased to announce Jane Driskell as its next Chief Financial Officer. Driskell brings 30 years of experience in the public sector to the position, most recently as State Budget Director for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She also served as Deputy Mayor and CFO for the former City of Louisville. Following the merger between Louisville’s city and county governments in 2003, Driskell was Chief Financial Officer of Louisville Metro Government.   “After a two…


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KDF Festival Unveiled last night in Louisville Ky; It’s officially Derby Time!

Photos from KDF’s Facebook Page. Louisville, KY.   – Spring was in the air tonight as a sold out crowd joined the Kentucky Derby Festival to unveil elements of its upcoming festivities, including the 2016 Official Poster and Merchandise line.  The first Official KDF event of the New Year – Festival Unveiled presented by Citizens Union Bank and Four Roses Bourbon – was held at Mellwood Arts Center, with 700 guests in attendance. The 2016 Poster Artist, Kathy Sullivan, was on hand at the event to sign copies of her image. The 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival poster art features an elegant silhouette of…