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Louisville Zoo Egg Hunt set for this weekend

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Zoo’s Eggstravaganza is now scheduled for March 31st from 10 a.m. – 2p.m. The egg hunts, for children ages 11 and under, are free with Zoo admission or Louisville Zoo Membership. Space for egg hunts is limited and open on a first-come, first-served basis. As part of the Zoo’s conservation mission, families must bring their own egg hunt basket or reusable bag. For the health and wellbeing of zoo animals, candy will not be placed inside the eggs. The first 2000 participants who turn in the collected eggs will receive a treat bag from the prize booth. Every…


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Jecorey “1200” Arthur to Produce Special Concert Honoring 50th Anniversary of “Hey Jude”  

Photo from Abbey Road on the River’s Facebook page… Jeffersonville, IN (March 21, 2018) – Producers of the WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River are working with local educator and acclaimed musician Jecorey “1200” Arthur to present a special show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Hey Jude,” one of The Beatles most iconic songs. Variations on Hey Jude, arranged and produced by Arthur, will feature an ensemble cast of more than 50 dancers, actors, and musicians, spanning from professional touring artists to local elementary school students. The 30-minute concert will explore renditions of the song in various musical styles including country, salsa, bluegrass,…


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LouisvilleKY students put their knowledge to the test this weekend

DERBY FESTIVAL FOUNDATION HOSTS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE ON SATURDAY   Louisville, KY.   – Class Act Federal Credit Union and the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation will host dozens of talented kids at the Academic Challenge this weekend. The quick-recall tournament is set for this Saturday, March 24, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Downtown. The tournament is coordinated by Jefferson County Public Schools is scheduled for 8 AM to 3 PM. “The Academic Challenge event is a great way to showcase the academic achievements of not only our local students, but also our public schools,” said Jeff English, President of the KDF Foundation. “The competition continues to…


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LouisvilleKY’s Women’s Basketball Headed for NCAA Sweet 16

Story and photos from gocards.com Top-seeded Women’s Basketball Runs Past Marquette 90-72 to Advance to Sweet 16 Myisha Hines-Allen led the Cards with 24 points and 13 rebounds in her final home game. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Myisha Hines-Allen had 24 points and 13 rebounds, Asia Durr scored 19 points and top-seeded Louisville quickly pounced on No. 8 seed Marquette on the way to a 90-72 victory Sunday in the second round of the women’s NCAA Tournament. The Cardinals (34-2) advanced to their second consecutive Sweet 16 and will play 80 miles east in next weekend’s regional in Lexington, Kentucky. Hines-Allen and Durr made sure…


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Tuesday’s tickets for LouisvilleKy’s NIT Quarterfinals go on sale this afternoon

Story and photo from gocards.com Ticket Information for NIT Quarterfinals in the KFC Yum! Center Non-premium lower arena seats are $12 and student tickets are $6 each. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s basketball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2018 National Invitation Tournament in a game to be played in the KFC Yum! Center against Mississippi State on Tuesday at 9:05 p.m. ET. Season ticket holders in premium locations will be emailed instructions for the right to claim their seats until noon on Monday. Tickets located in the club sections, courtside, suites, terrace, and premium boxes are…


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LouisvilleKY’s famed steamboat race gets another contender

Louisville, KY.   – The jousting has begun for the 2018 Great Steamboat Race set for Wednesday, May 2, on the Ohio River. Three boats will compete in 2018. The American Duchess, the newest paddle wheeler built by the American Queen Steamboat Company, will challenge the Belle of Louisville and Belle of Cincinnati for bragging rights on the Ohio River. The format of the boat race is also taking a new turn in 2018. “The crews of the three boats have decided to forego the crew challenges and point system we’ve implemented the past several years,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President…


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LouisvilleKY student nabs third Spelling Bee title

Louisville, KY.   – 12-year-old Tara Singh of Louisville is a three-time champion after winning her third consecutive Derby Festival Spelling Bee. Singh also won the competition in 2016 and 2017.  She correctly spelled “Rathskeller” – A restaurant or tavern, usually below street level, that serves beer. The competition was held in the Bomhard Theater at the Kentucky Center for the Arts (501 W. Main Street in Louisville). Briahna Higgins of Logan County, Kentucky, was runner-up in the competition among students from Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Singh represents Jefferson County Private Schools and is an 8th grade student at Louisville Classical Academy. This…


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LouisvilleKY’s favorite baby gorilla is growing up

Gorilla Kindi Turns Two Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo will celebrate infant gorilla Kindi’s 2nd birthday with a public celebration on Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.m. in Gorilla Forest. Kindi’s official birthday is March 14.  To celebrate, Kindi and her surrogate mother Kweli will receive special birthday treats made by their keepers, fun enrichment items and, of course, Zoo guests will be invited to sing “Happy Birthday.”   ABOUT KINDI Kindi was born via emergency cesarean section on March 14, 2016. Sadly, her mother, Mia Moja, passed away a little after 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15 from complications. Gorilla Forest keepers spent…


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Kentucky Derby Festival’s Spelling bee commences Saturday at LouisvilleKy’s Kentucky Center

64 Students from Kentucky and Southern Indiana to Compete   Louisville, KY.   – Students from around Kentucky and Southern Indiana will compete in the 25th annual Ford Motor Company Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 17th.  The competition starts at 11 AM in the Bomhard Theater at the Kentucky Center (501 W. Main Street in Louisville). 64 students in grades 4th through 8th will compete on Saturday. They qualified by winning their respective school and county bees. Said Kimberly Hofmann, Ford Zone Manager for the Cincinnati region: “As one of the top employers in the state, Ford is committed to driving a brighter future in…


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Passport’s New HQ is a “Big Win” for Louisville

In the 18 years since Phillip Morris shut down its plant at 18th and Broadway, West Louisvillians were waiting for something good to happen there. As Rev. Kevin Cosby wrote in a now famous editorial in the Courier-Journal, the one that sparked what would become a $100 million investment, the area needed a few wins. That sequence of events is now the stuff of history. How Cosby wrote the editorial, then Passport CEO Mark Carter read it, then called Mayor Greg Fischer on a Sunday with the idea. At the groundbreaking ceremony, Carter noted the remarkable speed in which the…