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Louisville’s Waterfront Wednesdays Return

Louisville, Ky., – 91.9 WFPK announces the launch of Louisville’s favorite concert series on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. The WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Concert Series is a monthly free concert on the Big Four Lawn in Louisville Waterfront Park, located next to the Big Four Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge. This concert will feature Pokey LaFarge co-headlining with Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn and T. Hardy Morris. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, MINI of Louisville, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support comes from Old 502 Winery. “Incorporating elements of early jazz, ragtime, country blues, Western…


Louisville Evens Super Regional with 9-3 Win

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Behind seven strong innings on the mound from freshman Brendan McKay and 16 hits from the offense, No. 3 national seed Louisville avoided elimination and setup a winner-take-all NCAA Super Regional finale with Sunday’s 9-3 victory in game two at Jim Patterson Stadium. The Cardinals (47-17) and Titans (38-23) will conclude their best-of-three series on Monday at 7 p.m., ET on ESPN2 with the winning side advancing to the 2015 College World Series in Omaha, Neb. Louisville will start sophomore lefty Josh Rogers (8-1, 3.53 ERA) on the mound in Monday’s finale, while freshman righty Connor Seabold…


Louisville Gives Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah A Hero’s Welcome, Police Escort on His Return To Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Fewer than 24 hours after his tour de force triumph in the Belmont Stakes that made him racing’s first Triple Crown winner since 1978, Zayat Stables LLC’s American Pharoah is back at Churchill Downs and resting in his familiar stall at Barn 33. The winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), the Preakness (GI) and Belmont Stakes (GI) will get a few days rest – along with plenty of treats and good wishes from visitors – following his 5 ½-length victory in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. That victory placed American Pharoah in the company…


University of Louisville trustees approve budget, tuition hike, capital projects

Louisville, Ky., –The University of Louisville Board of Trustees on June 4 approved a $511.2 million general fund budget for 2015-16 and a $2.2 billion six-year capital plan that will help shape campus development into the next decade. The budget also features a tuition increase for all students.   Despite no increase in state funding, the budget allocates more than $10.3 million for strategic initiatives. That figure includes more than $1 million for student initiatives and a faculty/staff salary increase pool of 3 percent. In addition, the budget sets aside $750,000 to fund recommendations in UofL’s 21st Century University Initiative, which…


Americana Festival Brings the World To Louisville This Weekend

Louisville, Ky., – The 25th annual Americana World Festival – “Where Louisville Meets the World!” – will be held on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at the Iroquois Amphitheater! This free, family-oriented event brings the local community together to share and celebrate the cultural heritages of the people in the Louisville Metro area. This year, the event will begin with our first-ever Run the World 5K Run/Walk at 9am. This 5K fun run will loop through the scenic Iroquois Park with performances from musicians and dancers from around the world stationed along the course. Registration is only $25 until race day and…


Designs for Louisville’s Newest Hotel Complex Revealed

Information compiled from courier-journal.com and bizjournals.com Louisville, Ky., – New architectural designs of the massive Omni Hotel project in Downtown Louisville have been revealed today. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Omni officials released the designs this afternoon at a Metro Hall press conference. The 30-story glass and brick tower will feature 600 luxury hotel rooms on the lower levels. The upper levels will consist of 225 high-end apartments. The complex, bounded by Muhammad Ali Boulevard and Second, Third and Liberty Streets, will also feature a 20,000 square foot grocery store. “From local art being featured inside to a unique bourbon…


New Liquor Freezing Technology To Be Produced In Louisville

Louisville, Ky., – Beyond Zero and Winston Industries Announces an Exclusive Partnership to showcase a new, disruptive technology – an icemaker that freezes liquor.  This is the world’s first self-contained machine that enables users to make liquor ice cubes to cool drinks, eliminating the need for drink-diluting ice.  The technology makes any cocktail colder, smoother and stronger, while enhancing the flavor notes of both wine and spirits.  This landmark partnership will solve key industry challenges such as “watered down drinks” and “portion control” while sparking true industry innovation with an entirely new category of drinking — In The Rocks! Every 20…


Louisville welcomes its newest distillery

Louisville, Ky., – With a few pounds of a hammer to seal a barrel, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer officially opened today the city’s newest distillery, Kentucky Peerless Distilling. Located at 120 North 10th Street, Kentucky Peerless will now begin offering tours of its facility. Corky Taylor, the great grandson of Kentucky Peerless’ former owner, Henry Kraver, said he wanted to bring back the legendary family business after being dormant for nearly 100 years. “My great-grandfather Henry Kraver brought a distiller in 1889,” Taylor told WDRB.com. “He was making 20 barrels a day. When he shut it down in 1917, he…


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Louisville named among Site Selection magazine’s top Metro Areas for economic success  

Louisville, Ky., –  Mayor Fischer joined Gov. Beshear and community officials to celebrate Site Selection magazine naming Kentucky the top state for economic development projects per capita last year. The nationally acclaimed publication also recognizes Kentucky’s top metropolitan areas for their economic development successes, ranking Louisville ninth in the top tier category for population over 1 million. “We are always proud to have Gov. Beshear visit Louisville, especially today as we celebrate the economic development achievements made by the state of Kentucky and in Louisville,” said Mayor Fischer. “Louisville is thriving and with the recent investments made by quality companies,…


University of Louisville Becoming More and More Energy Efficient, Study Says

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–A joint project between University of Louisville and Siemens has saved UofL $12.9 million in energy costs in just over four years and has paid even larger economic dividends for the region. That’s the bottom line of a study conducted by Economic Development Research Group, a Boston-based research company Siemens hired to assess the overall economic impact of the project. Since 2009, UofL has spent $46 million to reduce energy use on its three campuses through contracts with Siemens’ Building Technologies Division. This spending on labor and materials supported $33.5 million in wages, $25.8 million in business sales and…