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LouisvilleKY’s Bellarmine and JCPS to host second annual STEAM Maker Faire for local students

  Louisville, KY., – The second Bellarmine-JCPS STEAM Maker Faire will take place Friday, April 21, 2017, from 6:00 to 9:00 at Bellarmine University’s SuRF Center. The free event will feature students (with project teachers and coaches) presenting their designs and creations based on the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) investigations they have learned as part of a partnership between Bellarmine University and Jefferson County Public Schools. Last year’s event drew over 200 community visitors observing and participating in experiments involving topics such as robotics, coding and solar energy; while this year’s specific exhibits promise to be a surprise, organizers…


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Tickets for LouisvilleKY’s biggest festival go on sale this week

  March 1, 2017. Louisville, KY. – Tickets for Kentucky Derby Festival events go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 3. To purchase tickets order online at KDF.org 24 hours/7 days a week. For questions, call the Derby Festival Hotline at (502) 584-FEST.   “We have another packed line-up of events to look forward to this spring,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President & CEO.  “Many of our ticketed events sell out quickly, so we encourage Festival Fans to purchase their tickets early so they don’t miss out.” Tickets to these events on sale on Friday, March…


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Louisville Zoo announces new and returning attractions for 2017

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo staff is excited to announce new and returning attractions for the spring/summer season presented by Ford Motor Company. The season kicks off on Saturday, March 18 with extended Zoo hours through Labor Day. Guests can arrive 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. and stay to enjoy the Zoo until 6 p.m.   New this Spring: Butterflies and Pony Ride Attraction Starting May 20, Zoo guests can experience over 600 native butterflies and moths sipping nectar from flowers in a 1000 sq. ft. outdoor flight house located across from the bongo exhibit. Butterfly species will…


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Get your beds ready LouisvilleKy!

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2017 THORNTONS GREAT BED RACES Safelite AutoGlass is New Contributing Sponsor   March 1, 2017. Louisville, KY.  The Derby Festival is looking for teams to participate in this year’s Thorntons Great Bed Races – one of the most unique racing events on the Festival’s schedule. This year’s event is scheduled for Monday, May 1, at Broadbent Arena.  Dozens of teams participate in the event each year and race their decorated beds on wheels around the figure-eight course. Team registration is now open online at KDF.org.   Thorntons returns as title sponsor of the Great Bed Races for…


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LouisvilleKY’s Famous festival of plays kicks off today

FEATURING WORLD PREMIERES BY Jeff Augustin, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, Sarah DeLappe, Tasha Gordon-Solmon, Claire Kiechel, Basil Kreimendahl, Chelsea Marcantel, Molly Smith Metzler, Ramiz Monsef Louisville, KY – Actors Theatre of Louisville Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are very proud to announce the lineup for the 41st Humana Festival of New American Plays. A cultural highlight for theatregoers, artists and industry professionals across the country, the Humana Festival runs March 1 through April 9, 2017. This year’s Festival program will feature six world premieres, including (in order of opening): o I Now Pronounce by Tasha Gordon-Solmon o We’re…


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LouisvilleKY’s first Kentucky Derby Festival Event is this week

FIRST DERBY FESTIVAL EVENT OF 2017 THIS WEEK ‘FESTIVAL UNVEILED’ FEATURES ROSE JULEP CONTEST AND KENTUCKY CUISINE   February 28, 2017, Louisville, KY. The Kentucky Derby Festival is counting down to spring. Their first official event of 2017 – Festival Unveiled – is this Thursday, March 2, at a new location, the Tim Faulkner Gallery.  The event kicks off at 5 p.m. Citizens Union Bank and Four Roses Bourbon are the Presenting Sponsors of this pre-Festival party.   “Festival Unveiled” will showcase several elements of the upcoming Festival.  In addition to the 2017 Official Poster and Merchandise line, guests will…


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LouisvilleKY to change special events permitting system

Changes aim to reduce police involvement, road closures Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced changes meant to reduce the role of Louisville Metro Police in providing traffic details and security for special events. Under new guidelines, organizers of special events in the city will be asked to increase volunteer participation during their events for positions that may not require a sworn police officer. Additionally, organizers will be asked to use private security companies when possible. Organizers will also be encouraged to use pre-designated routes that will need a limited or reduced number of sworn law enforcement. “The sheer…


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LouisvilleKY’s Neighborhood Place Partners have a busy March schedule

Upcoming Fairs for Home Buyers, Youth Summer Programming and Sodexo Job Opportunities Louisville, Ky., – Neighborhood Place sites bring together multiple partners in March to provide a home buyers fair, three job fair opportunities for Sodexo,  two prom dress giveaway events, an event featuring summer camps and programs for youth, part two in the series “Heroin Addiction in Our Own Backyard”, and much more. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event. March 1, Heroin Addiction in “Our Own Backyard”, Part 2 at First Baptist Church,…


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LouisvilleKY’s LIBA to host famous scholar

LOUISVILLE, KY (February 27, 2017) – Building on a committed focus to support and encourage entrepreneurism and local business sustainability in Louisville, the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) is will host a public reception for renowned scholar Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard on Monday, March 6 from 10:30am-11:30 at the Brandeis School of Law’s Cox Lounge. The reception is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to  www.keeplouisvilleweird.com/upcoming-events. This reception is in conjunction with the highly anticipated panel discussion on Nembhard’s book, Collective Courage, being presented by the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, the UofL Diversity Committee,…


In Jtown, protestors showed up to greet Mitch McConnell.

LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: From Tailspin to a Turtle’s Appearance, and on to the Gravy Cup,

Much was focused this week on Mitch McConnell’s appearance at a luncheon sponsored by the Jeffersontown Chamber. Plenty of protesters showed up at the Marriott, but none were able to get anywhere close to the Senator, who took only a few questions from the audience, mostly about healthcare. Of course, Mitch and his colleagues don’t like talking about a topic for which they don’t have an answer. But let’s move on to more pleasant topics, like how I’m never going to lose any weight with this kind of schedule. It all started Saturday at the Tailspin Ale Fest at Bowman…