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LouisvilleKY’s $1 million Hole-In-One starts swinging Thursday

Louisville, KY.  – It’s time to take your shot at $1 million! The Stock Yards Bank Kentucky Derby Festival $1 Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest opens Thursday, April 18, and runs through Sunday, April 28. The contest will take place at the Seneca Golf Course Driving Range off Pee Wee Reese Road. There will be 10 days of preliminary qualifying rounds and a Semi-final Round on Sunday, April 28. The preliminary competition is open 10 AM to 8:30 PM everyday from April 18 – April 28, except for April 21, when it will be closed for Easter. The last day for preliminary…


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Position Draw for LouisvilleKy’s famous Parade set for Tuesday

 Louisville, KY. – The Kentucky Derby Festival will hold its annual Republic Bank Pegasus Parade Position Draw on Tuesday, April 16, at SuperChefs at 1702 Bardstown Road in Louisville. The 2019 float and inflatable sponsors will be introduced as they draw for positions in the parade.   The 64th Republic Bank Pegasus Parade on Thursday, May 2, is themed “Pegasus Power,” and will be a spectacle of colorful floats, marching bands, giant inflatables, equestrians and celebrities parading down Broadway in downtown Louisville. Nearly 250,000 spectators are expected to line the 1.7-mile route to enjoy the more than 100 units in the two-hour…


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LouisvilleKY’s Finest gets a new partner

LouisvilleKY., – The Louisville Metro Police Department will soon be getting a new officer. Kentucky Derby Festival, Logan Lavelle Hunt and the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation are partnering with the Louisville Metro Police Foundation, to bring LMPD their newest four-legged recruit. K-9 Thunder will visit the Command Center of his namesake on Friday, April 12.  Already in training, K-9 Thunder will soon be hitting the streets and sniffing out crime. The LMPD Canine Unit responds to situations calling for trained police dogs which include building and area searches, evidence/property recovery, tracking and apprehending of suspects and searches for narcotics and hazardous devices…


Thunder Over Louisville

Here’s your latest Thunder Over Louisville news

U.S. COAST GUARD ESTABLISHES WATERWAY RESTRICTIONS ON OHIO RIVER FOR THUNDER OVER LOUISVILLE Louisville, KY — U.S. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley, headquartered in Louisville, KY, has established a Thunder Over Louisville waterway restriction on the Ohio River, from April 12th thru 13th, between mile markers 597.0-607.0. The following restrictions will be enforced by local law enforcement and U.S. Coast Guard waterside assets: The Coast Guard has established a special local regulation from mile markers 597 to 607 on the Ohio River from April 12th (11:00 AM – 6:00 PM) and on April 13th (12:00 PM until midnight). During these…


Thunder Over Louisville

LouisvilleKY bridge closes this Thursday for Thunder

Louisville, KY.  The Clark Memorial/2nd Street Bridge will close Thursday, April 11, in preparation for Thunder Over Louisville. We ask your help in communicating this information to the public in the coming days. The Louisville Metro Police Department will release their Thunder traffic plan on Tuesday, April 9. CLARK MEMORIAL/2ND STREET BRIDGE CLOSURES THUNDER WEEK: Thursday, April 11th:  9:30 a.m. – CLOSED thru Sunday at 2 p.m. Friday, April 12th: CLOSED ALL DAY Saturday, April 13th: CLOSED ALL DAY Sunday, April 14th: CLOSED Midnight to 2:00 p.m.   BIG FOUR PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE: The Big Four Pedestrian Bridge will be closed from 11 a.m. –…


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LouisvilleKY student crowned Kentucky Derby Queen

Louisville, KY.  – With the traditional spin of a wheel Brittany Patillo of Louisville, KY, was named the 2019 Kentucky Derby Festival Queen this past weekend at the 61st annual Fillies Derby Ball at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Brittany, 22-years-old is a Senior at the University of Louisville majoring in Theatre Arts. She is a Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship recipient, a member of the African American Theatre Program, and has been named to the Dean’s List for five consecutive semesters. Brittany is a Youth Coordinator and Advisor for several area churches, as well as a dance instructor for the LaNita Rocknettes School of Dance. This year’s…


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Add another LouisvilleKY party to your Kentucky Derby plans

Louisville, KY – RABBIT HOLE, a rapidly growing Kentucky-based spirits brand, today announced it will host the annual Esquire Derby Party and three-day, pop-up VIP Lounge in partnership with the media brand and experiential marketing and entertainment agency King Sixteen.  The weekend of events will give guests a truly unique and immersive bourbon odyssey at Rabbit Hole Distillery, located in the heart of “NULU,” Louisville’s hippest urban neighborhood. Rabbit Hole, Esquire and King Sixteen will curate the VIP Esquire Lounge at the Distillery’s Overlook Lounge, featuring sweeping views of Downtown Louisville and beyond. The VIP Lounge will offer a luxurious post-racetrack experience from Thursday through Saturday of Derby Weekend,…


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Many high flying acts coming to LouisvilleKY for Thunder

Louisville, KY.  We’re just a little over two weeks from the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Opening Ceremonies: Thunder Over Louisville! This year’s event, set for Saturday, April 13, will include a packed air show, with non-stop military and civilian air acts. The Derby Festival tonight released the full list of performers scheduled for this year’s show – which includes F-15s, F-16s, A-10s, F-18s, a B-52, and C-130 along with warbirds, civilian acts and parachute teams. “Thunder has one of the top air shows in the country, and this year’s line-up is one you don’t want to miss,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky…


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LouisvilleKY Fashion Show to celebrate KDF

Louisville, KY.  – The latest spring fashion trends walk the runway this week as Macy’s Presents the Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show. Set for Thursday, March 28th, in the Showroom of Horseshoe Southern Indiana, this year’s show is themed We Are Wonder Women. The event starts with cocktails and boutique shopping at 5:30 p.m., V.I.P. lounge doors open at 5:30p.m., lounge doors open at 6:30p.m., Showroom doors open at 6:45p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and runway show at 8 p.m. Christine Fellingham, Creative Consultant, returns this year to style and produce the show. Guests can expect a night of fun and high…


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Kentucky Derby Festival crowns new derby burger champion

Louisville, KY.   – Lori Poe of Mt. Sterling is taking home the title of Derby Burger Champion, in the 8th Annual “Derby Burger Challenge” sponsored by Kentucky Beef Council and coordinated by the Kentucky Derby Festival. Poe’s recipe for her “Chimichurri Churchill Burger” was selected as the overall winner after a cook-off this morning at the Kroger in Prospect. It features ground beef, fresh sliced avocados, Mexican cheese, spicy pimento mayo spread, and a homemade parsley-garlic chimichurri sauce, all wrapped in a flour tortilla and re-toasted. Lori placed third in the Derby Burger Challenge in 2018, which influenced her entry this year. “Some of…