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Louisville Ky visitors to Churchill Downs this Derby will see a better phone signal

  LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — When Derby-goers head to Louisville for the highly-anticipated Kentucky Derby they can expect an enhanced AT&T* mobile experience as they share once-in-a-lifetime moments with friends and family. AT&T and Mobilitie have expanded coverage at Churchill Downs by upgrading the Distributed Antenna System (DAS) to improve the customer experience at the venue. “We’re committed to robust investments in our networks all across the Commonwealth, and our network enhancements at Churchill Downs is just one way that we’re investing in the Louisville area.” said Hood Harris, president, AT&T Kentucky. “When our customers attend Churchill Downs…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Cuts at WHAS-TV; Move Lou Pushback; Derby Derby and Petrino’s Deal and Free Advice

I spent a great week in Arizona, climbing up to 6,000 feet of altitude to Thumb Butte. And I came back to great weather, Derby Fever and all this — Cuts at WHAS-TV: A ton of local knowledge will be heading out the door at WHAS-TV in the next week, thanks to another round of corporate cuts. According to a source, Tegna (the parent company of WHAS, spun off from Gannett) offered buyout packages to at least a dozen staffers, and all but a couple accepted. Among those leaving are news anchor Melissa Swan, who’s been at the station since…


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Lady Antebellum Will Sing Anthem at LouisvilleKY’s Derby

from Churchill Downs MULTI-PLATINUM AWARD-WINNING LADY ANTEBELLUM TO SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE KENTUCKY DERBY Churchill Downs Racetrack announced that the seven-time Grammy Award-winning trio Lady Antebellum will sing the national anthem at the 142nd Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 7. Kicking off the summer season of their 2016 Summer Tour, the country superstars will come together to perform, “The Star-Spangled Banner” live to the more than 170,000 fans who attend the Kentucky Derby. The performance will take place in the Kentucky Derby Winner’s Circle just after 5 p.m. EDT, which will be broadcast live as part of NBC’s…


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Washington State releases new wines in honor of Louisville Ky’s Run for the Roses

14 Hands Winery Releases Two New Wines for 2016 Kentucky Derby 2013 Limited Release Kentucky Derby® Red Blend and new 2014 Stampede Red Blend Available Now Nationwide PROSSER, Wash., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Bring a taste of the Kentucky Derby® home with 14 Hands Winery! One of the top-selling wine producers in Washington state, 14 Hands is proud to release the bold 14 Hands 2013 Limited Release Kentucky Derby® Red Blend Columbia Valley and a brand new addition to their lineup, the robust 14 Hands 2014 Stampede Red Blend Columbia Valley. The 2013 Kentucky Derby Red Blend is a…


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Louisville Ky’s Kentucky Derby Museum offers ‘superfecta of tours’

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 11, 2016) – Kentucky Derby Museum is now offering the Around the Track Golf Cart tour, the superfecta of tours! Hop aboard the Museum’s deluxe golf cart and experience a whole new way to see Churchill Downs Racetrack. The tour is limited to just six guests, making it feel like your own personal tour of the track.   Led by a knowledgeable Kentucky Derby Museum guide, the tour departs from the outside grounds, travels through the Paddock, and then heads rail side to take in the horses’ morning workout on the track. Next, guests will ride…


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Louisville Ky’s Comfy Cow releases Derby Ice Cream line up

  Louisville, KY, April 7, 2016 – The Comfy Cow announced today the release of their 2016 Derby Collection of ice creams. The new Derby Collection will consist of seven unique flavors that epitomize this world renowned event and its one-of-a-kind Louisville home. The collection will be available at area Comfy Cow scoop shops starting April 7th, while supplies last. The Derby Collection flavors are as follows:  Blackberry Mint Julep – A Comfy Cow twist on a legendary Derby favorite. Ripe, juicy blackberries are pureed into a syrupy delight to make the base of this “must try” ice cream. Add Fresh mint…


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Line up for Louisville Ky’s Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade is set

From www.kdf.org By Gary Stinson Louisville, KY.  – The line-up is set for the 2016 Republic Bank Pegasus Parade.  Floats and inflatable units participating in this year’s parade drew for positions at a special event April 5, 2016, at the Kentucky Center. “Fun for the Arts” will be the theme for the Derby Festival’s oldest event, which will feature approximately 100 units marching down Broadway on Thursday, May 5th. Said Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO Mike Berry: “The arts and the Derby Festival go hand-in-hand in helping to form the cultural fabric of our community. Whether we are sharing an educational moment with…


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Basketball isn’t over yet in Louisville Ky

ROSTER RELEASED FOR DERBY FESTIVAL CLASSIC UK’s Brad Calipari to participate in All-Star Game April 5, 2016. Louisville, KY. The Kentucky Derby Festival will host some of the top basketball recruits in the country for the 44th annual Derby Festival Basketball Classic presented by Papa John’s on Friday, April 15. This year’s roster includes 18 players ranked in the Top 100 nationally by recruiting services Rivals.com,Scout.com and 247sports.com; McDonald’s All-American: Terrance Ferguson; UK recruit Brad Calipari; Indiana signees Curtis Jones and De’Ron Davis and University of Louisville walk-on Tyler Sharpe. The players will also participate in the Horseshoe Foundation Night of the Future Stars…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: 49 Trifecta, Jeffersontown’s Online Village, Uber’s Up

It’s April 1, you fool, and remember it’s just  about 36 days until the Kentucky Derby, and things are picking up around here, in a good way. Guess Who’s Turning 50 This Year: There must be something I should bet on here. This week’s Rusty Satellite Show features Donna Brothers, the NBC pony back reporter who is COO of Starlight Racing and one of the all-time winningest women jockeys. She’s speaking at Maryhurst’s Journey of Hope Luncheon May 18. And there’s the artist Jeaneen Barnhart, who loves to paint horses and naked people, who’s opening a new show downtown this…


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Louisville Ky’s Churchill Downs reacts to Calvin Borel’s retirement announcement

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, March 30, 2016) – Upon learning the news of Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel’s retirement on Wednesday morning, Churchill Downs Racetrack President Kevin Flanery issued the following statement: “Along with his three Kentucky Derby victories and his status as one of the most accomplished jockeys in Churchill Downs history, Calvin’s 20 years at our track were as notable for his relationship with our fans as his excellence on the track. Calvin rose to racing’s Hall of Fame from humble beginnings, and that was reflected in his ongoing relationship with our fans – and especially children. He…