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Louisville Earns National Ranking for Job Creation Momentum

Site Selection magazine also names Kentucky top state for business creation FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 3, 2015) – The Louisville metro area has earned a Top 10 ranking for economic development and job creation from a leading national publication thanks to a slate of business investments and company expansions and locations in 2014. Louisville placed ninth in Site Selection Magazine’s ranking of top tier metro areas with population over one million – that was up seven spots from the year before, the largest jump by any metro area in the top ten.  “This ranking is further evidence that we have a solid…


Cheers to the Taste of 502 in Louisville

Originally scheduled for a few weeks ago, the weather had other ideas for the annual Taste of 502 event at the Hyatt Regency downtown. But with temperatures above freezing, restaurateurs showed up for the rescheduled event March 2. Several restaurants offered up small bites at the event. Even more prevalent were companies offering up drink samples. No one went thirsty. I think I tried some Fuzzy Vodka first, moved on to a Shock Top brew, American Honey bourbon, Four Roses — but remember they were all little bitty tastes. Topped off with an Ale-8-1. Paula liked a new wine she…


Louisville Bats Single-Game Tickets On Sale

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Single-game tickets for all 72 Louisville Bats home games at Louisville Slugger Field during the 2015 season are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased at the Louisville Slugger Field box office on Preston Street, online at batsbaseball.com/singlegametickets or by calling the ticket office directly at 1-855-228-8497. Tickets to all regular home games range from $8 to $12 (excludes April 18 game for Thunder Over Louisville). Regular hours for the Bats’ ticket office are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fans purchasing online have the ability to choose specific seats for individual games and print their tickets at home for…


WaterWorks Museum Celebrates First Anniversary with a “Big Splash Birthday Bash”

 Day long event includes, tours, kids’ activities, birthday cake and the Quench Water Bar Experience, all for a special one day $1 admission price  (Louisville, KY—March 1, 2015) — Louisville Water Company’s WaterWorks Museum is celebrating its first anniversary today with a “Big Splash Birthday Bash,” which features a special all day (10 am to 5 pm) admission price of just $1 per person. Exactly one year ago, Louisville Water officials and local school children cut the ribbon on the newly renovated and restored interior of Pumping Station No. 1 located on Zorn Avenue at River Road.  Built between 1858 and…


New Video Showcases All That Is Louisville

Located on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville is a place that offers the warmth and hospitality of the South, the convenience and ease of the Midwest, and the sophistication and cultural creativity of a major metropolitan location. It’s the birthplace of Muhammad Ali, Diane Sawyer and Jennifer Lawrence. It’s the home of the Louisville Slugger bat, the Kentucky Derby and the Urban Bourbon Trail®. Known as the “Culinary Capital of Bourbon Country®”, it’s a place where chefs are tweaking their New Southern Cuisine by adding bourbon. Louisville has it all, all in one great place – home to…


Gear-Up Event Brings Premier Kentuckiana Area Speakers for Third Year

For the third year the Gear-Up event will bring to the local business community a full day of speakers designed to share best practices, success stories, and strategies that will enhance current business efforts for owners and local entrepreneurs. “Gear-Up was born out of a passion to develop business through knowledge and relevant training.  Business owners and other feet-on-the-ground professionals are life-long learners and there aren’t a lot of opportunities to be able to learn from other successful businesses without a hefty price tag.  We’ve designed Gear-Up to be inspiring, with great success stories and relevant information through technical training. …


Blackshear and Harrell Lead No. 17 Louisville Past Florida State, 81-59

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – While the focus is often on what a team does in March, Louisville has a habit of closing strong in February. The Cardinals have won 16 of their last 19 February games, and No. 17 Louisville turned in one of its best offensive and defensive performances this season in an 81-59 win over Florida State on Saturday. ”It was a terrific win for us,” Louisville coach Rick Pitino said. ”This is probably the best team performance of the season.” Wayne Blackshear scored 18 points, Montrezl Harrell added 16 points and Anton Gill made all five of his shots from the floor to finish with…


Champion Take Charge Brandi Heads Roster of 154 Early Nominations for Kentucky Oaks

Nomination Total of 154 Up 27.3% From 121 Early Oaks Nominees in 2014 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, Feb. 27, 2015) – Willis C. Horton’s reigning juvenile champion Take Charge Brandi is the brightest star among 154 horses on the roster of early nominations to the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies scheduled for its 141st running on Friday, May 1 at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”). The nominated fillies are bidding to succeed Winchell Thoroughbreds’ homebred Untapable, who won the 2014 Kentucky Oaks under history-making, two-time Kentucky Oaks-winning jockey Rosie Napravnik before 113,071 onlookers at…


New Rusty Features Joe Steier and Laurie Dhue

Listen to this week’s Rusty Satellite Show here.  He’s come a long way from running Hikes Point’s Golden Nugget, and these days Joe Steier leads one of Louisville’s largest employer and most important companies. He’s busy. Joe serves on a number of boards that promote the city, is an advocate for Louisville as a geographic center for the aging, and heads a growing family. No wonder he talks so fast. I got the chance to meet Laurie Dhue when she was in town to speak about her recovery from addiction at The Healing Place’s Celebrate Freedom Dinner. She’s an energetic…


Pegasus Pins Out Everywhere Starting Monday, March 2

Friday, February 27, 2015. Louisville, KY.   – Pegasus Pin Madness starts Monday!  The Kentucky Derby Festival’s 43rd edition of the Pegasus Pin officially goes on sale Monday, March 2, at more than 1,000 retail outlets and participating financial institutions.  Since February 24, the pins have only been available at Hard Rock Café Louisville. The 2015 Pegasus Pins sell for $5 apiece and come in a singular design of teal plastic, magenta Pegasus and white lettering captured in an outline of the State of Kentucky. Family Fun Packs of five pins will also be available at select retail locations for $20. “You can’t lose…