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Cheers to 50 Years as Street Rod Nationals Returns for Milestone Year

Over 10,000 Vintage Cars Heading for City Streets LOUISVILLE, Ky.  (July 24, 2019) – Louisville will once again roll out the red carpet to hundreds of brightly colored street rods and vintage automobiles as the city welcomes back the National Street Rod Association’s (NSRA) Annual Street Rod Nationals, August 1 – 4, at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC).  This year’s gathering will mark the 50h anniversary of this popular summer ritual.  Louisville has hosted the group for 25 of the 50 years, with this year being the twenty-second consecutive year the city has put out the welcome mat.  The annual…


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Rusty Satellite on the Opening of Paristown Hall with Heather Weston Bell and Lenae Price’s Big Sing-Along

Another interesting Rusty Satellite Show features two smart young women — both involved in the arts. When Heather Weston Bell was making her way through Eastern High School and the University of Kentucky, she was determined that she could create her own career in the arts — and she did. She’s been at the Kentucky Center for 18 years, and this week was part of the team that launched the spectacular Old Forester Paristown Hall with a sold-out Trombone Shorty show. We talk that show, the venue and her arts-centered career. Lenay Price grew up in Memphis and spend a…


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On the Rusty Satellite: Celebrating the 4th at the Waterfront with Deborah Bilitski; The Next Tee with Lenny Mello

If you work at the Waterfront Development Corp.,, in that oddly-shaped building next to Joe’s Crab Shack, you get to bring your dog to work with you. That’s how I met Deborah Bilitski’s puppy, while stepping over gates to get around the place. Deborah, who takes offer the reins there next month, is ready for the new challenge, which includes executing the plan to extend Waterfront Park westward. For now, though, we’re celebrating the Fourth of July with a big event there. Those of us who are into golf are teeing it up this weekend, and I got a chance…


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A Taste for Life with Chris Williams; Turner Wathen Releases a New Rum

On Saturday, an all-star lineup of local chefs will come together to remember the brilliance of Anthony Bourdain. It’s happening at Four Pegs, and it’s happening because of a Facebook thread started by Chris Williams. Money raised, you can get in for $35, will go to charities involved in mental health. Williams, who took the operation of Four Pegs in Germantown in March, is bringing his reputation as a barbecue master to the place, with an upgraded menu that this week features a wild boar hot dog. Listen in for Chris’s fascinating story. After the interview, he told me a…


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LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs Spring Meet Set to Close With a Bang

Story by Kevin Kerstein, Churchill Down Communications, at ChurchillDowns.com Louisville, KY., – The 38-day Spring Meet at Churchill Downs is set to close this week with a stellar eight-race program for Twilight Thursday presented by Blue Moon, a special 11-race program on Friday and a 12-race extravaganza on closing day Saturday, including a trio of stakes events. “We’ve been so appreciative for all of our owners, trainers and handicappers for supporting this year’s Spring Meet,” said Ben Huffman, Churchill Downs’ Vice President of Racing. “With the boosted purse structure from Derby City Gaming, the support for our racing has been stronger than ever. We…


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LouisvilleKY Parks and Recreation to host two-day “Pick Up The Parks” event

Louisville, KY., – Every year, Independence Day brings hundreds of visitors to the parks – and with that heavy traffic comes a lot of extra litter. On July 5-6, Louisville Parks and Recreation will host the first-ever “Pick-up the Parks” Days. The event will function as a do-it yourself volunteer project for individuals, families, neighborhood groups and organizations. Louisville Parks and Recreation encourages anyone and everyone to stop by their neighborhood park or one of the suggested parks to check for litter. Any litter collected can be left in a tied off bag next to any trashcan in the park….


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LouisvilleKY’s Walz to don chef’s cap at KDF fundraiser

UofL Coach Jeff Walz will be a Celebrity Chef at June 23rd Event Louisville, KY.   – Vincenzo and Agostino Gabriele will host their eighth annual “Night at Vincenzo’s” fund-raiser for the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation on Sunday, June 23. The elegant event will be held at Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant in Louisville. UofL Women’s Basketball Coach, Jeff Walz, will be one of the featured Celebrity Chefs. The benefit, which is open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails on the patio, followed by hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert at 7 p.m. “This event is one of the Festival’s best kept secrets and it’s…


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SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference returns to LouisvilleKY June 24-28

  (LOUISVILLE, KY) — For the fifth year in a row, the world’s largest hands-on skills competition is returning to Louisville. The 55th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) will be held Monday, June 24, through Friday, June 28, showcasing the very best in career and technical education for the skilled trades. SkillsUSA is the third largest convention for the city, with an estimated economic impact of $26.7 million. Louisville Tourism estimates total hotel room nights for the week at more than 36,987. More than 19,000 students, teachers and education leaders are expected to attend. The cornerstone of NLSC is the SkillsUSA Championships, when…


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Bourbon Mixer to Return to LouisvilleKY August 17th with Havana Nights Theme

Fundraiser will Benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless Louisville, Kentucky  – Two of Louisville‘s most spirited social groups, the Whisky Chicks and the Bourbon Brotherhood, will once again come together to host the 6th Annual Bourbon Mixer, presented by Splash Analytics, on August 17th from 6:30pm-10:30pm at The Henry Clay. Early bird tickets are available atwww.BourbonMixer.com for $75 in June and $100 in July, then go up to $125 in August. All proceeds will benefit the Coalition for the Homeless and its efforts to prevent and end homelessness in our city. This year’s event is themed “Havana Nights” and will feature festive Cuban style cocktails, but replacing the…


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Kentucky Derby Festival Returns Friday

  FamFest is June 14 in New Albany   Louisville, KY.- The Kentucky Derby Festival returns to Southern Indiana this Friday, for one day only! The second annual Horseshoe Foundation FamFest is set for Friday, June 14, in Downtown New Albany. The event was originally scheduled for April 19 but was postponed due to inclement weather. The Festival is teaming up with the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County for the free family-friendly event. It will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. next to the YMCA located at 47 Pearl Street. “Horseshoe Foundation FamFest has a little bit of everything fans love…