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No Excuses to Do Nothing Today, Louisville. Here’s Your KDF Schedule

Louisville, Ky., – This is the schedule for TUESDAY’S Festival activities. Free Health Screenings for Families and Children: KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL HEALTH FAIR PRESENTED BY WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS.  5 PM – 9 PM.  Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing C. Admission is free with a 2015 Pegasus Pin®.  $8 KEC parking fee.  Promoting healthy lifestyles, there will be free health screenings for families. Sponsor: WellCare Health Plans. Contributing Sponsor:  KentuckyOne Health. Media Sponsor: WAKY 103.5. See the Parade before it marches down Broadway: REPUBLIC BANK KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL PEGASUS PARADE PREVIEW PARTY. Private group tours 10 AM – 1 PM. Open…


Final Swings Today for KDF Hole-In-One Finals at Louisville’s Seneca Golf Course

Louisville, KY.  – 56 golfers will take a swing at $1 million in today’s Finals for the Stock Yards Bank Kentucky Derby Festival $1 Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest.  The Finals begin at 6 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, April 28) at Seneca Golf Course, Hole #8. Each Finalist gets one shot at the green, set up 150 yards away (135 yards for women finalists). If no finalist hits a hole in one, the participant hitting the ball closest to the pin will win $5,000. The Finals competition is exciting and free for spectators. In 2014, John Cook of Louisville came closest to the pin, hitting…


Louisville’s Kentucky Kingdom offers sneak peak during its first preview weekend

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It’s official opening day isn’t until May 23, but hundreds couldn’t wait and took advantage of Kentucky Kingdom’s first preview weekend. The amusement park provides more than 1,000 seasonal jobs. With more rides on the way, that means more opportunities for job seekers. WLKY.com “This year though is another exciting year in store for everyone here at the Kingdom because we’re not adding just one new attraction, we’re adding eight new attractions,” said John Mulcahy, spokesman for Kentucky Kingdom told WLKY. Park officials estimate that more than 2,000 people showed up to Kentucky Kingdom on Saturday for…


Louisville gets Special Preview of Republic Bank Pegasus Parade Tuesday

Festival fans can get a special preview of this week’s parade at the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade Preview Party tomorrow at the Kentucky Exposition Center in South Wing C. 2015 marks the 60th annual parade, which will feature approximately 100 units marching down Broadway on Thursday, April 30.  Each parade float and inflatable will be on display, complete with costumed characters, as well as equestrian units. Stage performances from local dance groups will also be featured. The theme of this year’s parade is “Best of Louisville,” so many of the units are decorated to celebrate the city. Said Kentucky Derby…


Former Louisville Bourbon I.W. Harper™ Brand Returns Stateside After Two Decades Abroad

LOUISVILLE, Ky., – The I.W. Harper brand is coming home to the United States after nearly 20 years abroad with the release of two new Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskeys inspired by the brand’s historic past. This spring, a new generation of whiskey adorers will experience the exemplary I.W. Harper approach –Anywhere, Anytime, It’s Always A Pleasure™. In 1867, German immigrant Isaac Wolfe (I.W.) Bernheim arrived in America with little more than four dollars in his pocket. Within 12 short years he co-founded Bernheim Brothers, where he began producing a whiskey known as I.W. Harper. The whiskey won its first gold medal in…


Horse Industry Legend, Philanthropist Marylou Whitney to be honored by Louisville’s Churchill Downs

Louisville, Ky., – Marylou Whitney, whose accomplishments and generosity in the worlds of Thoroughbred racing and philanthropy have garnered national acclaim and admiration for decades, will be honored by Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) with the designation of “First Lady of the Oaks” during the celebration of the 141st running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies scheduled at the Louisville track on Friday, May 1. The designation of a “First Lady of the Oaks” has been part of the tradition of the Kentucky Oaks since 2009. The honoree is a special individual who has celebrated women’s causes through professional and personal…


Louisville City FC Faces a Tough Test From the West On Saturday

Louisville, Ky. – Following a dramatic 1-1 draw with Pittsburgh last Sunday, Louisville City FC enters its fifth game of the regular season against another new USL franchise and member of the Western Conference, the Tulsa Roughnecks. Louisville City will be looking to stay unbeaten and climb the ladder in the Eastern Conference standings when the two clubs meet on Saturday at 7:30 at Louisville Slugger Field. The Roughnecks (1-2-1 4pts) will come into the match with much momentum after a 4-3 victory over Seattle Sounders II. It was a match in which 4 different Tulsa players scored and broke…


AT&T And Mobilitie Enhance Kentucky Derby Mobile Internet Coverage At Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky., – AT&T* and Mobilitie have expanded mobile Internet coverage at Churchill Downs by upgrading the Distributed Antenna System (DAS) to improve the customer experience at the venue. “We’re investing in Kentucky so all Kentuckians have a great network experience no matter what they’re doing – whether that’s making a call, checking email, downloading apps or surfing the Internet,” said Hood Harris, president, AT&T Kentucky. “As the crowds converge on Churchill Downs, our network will be ready to provide that robust connectivity that we are committed to providing in communities across the Commonwealth.” AT&T has upgraded the antenna system at the…


Louisville’s Frazier History Museum Expansion Plans Include Extended Bourbon History Exhibit

Louisville, Ky. – As the Frazier History Museum moves forward with its Future Fund Phase II renovation project, Interim Director Paula Hale has announced the museum’s plans to develop an expanded Bourbon history exhibit and experience at its location on West Main Street. The $1.4 million Future Fund Phase II includes increasing classroom space, creating a more visible entrance and an expanded museum store. This project allows the museum to serve a projected 41,500 students, teachers and families annually, increasing the current number served by 13,000 and attracting approximately 10,000 new visitors to the museum annually. Phase I of the Future…


Computershare Inc. Opens New Facility in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Mayor Greg Fischer and Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen joined company officials and local leaders today to cut the ribbon on Computershare Inc.’s new facility in downtown Louisville. The opening comes six months after Computershare, which specializes in financial services and investor communications, announced the project, which involves creating up to 250 new jobs and a $12-million investment. “Computershare brings a new wealth of financial services expertise to Louisville, demonstrating the strength of our business clusters where we focus our economic development work,” said Mayor Fischer. “Computershare already has established itself as a solid corporate citizen, and we…